Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca-Cola Bottles

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art Category

Nendo partnered with Coca-Cola in a new collection of tableware made from recycled bottles. Bottleware makes use of the iconic 1916 “contour bottle”, the ones that are continually collected, rinsed, and reused over and over again. Once these particular bottles couldn’t be used again for their original purpose, Nendo got to work and created this set that was recently exhibited at DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2012.

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art Category

Nendo was enamored with the green tint that the bottles are known for, called “Georgia Green,” and the tiny air bubbles that show up in glass that’s been recycled. With a desire to showcase these traits, the designs were kept simple but with an intentional resemblance of the original bottle.

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art Category

The exhibition:

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art Category

All photos: © COCA-COLA


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Caroline in Art, Home Furnishings | Permalink | No comments

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Herbarium Taste: An Educational Food Design Project by Valentina Raffaelli

Herbarium Taste: An Educational Food Design Project by Valentina Raffaelli in news events art Category

Being that we are what we eat, trained architect and interior designer Valentina Raffaelli developed a project that aims to share the nutritional and health benefits of certain foods. The project, Herbarium taste, includes technical drawings with facts of these foods in hopes of informing people in a simplified, easy-to-understand way.

Herbarium Taste: An Educational Food Design Project by Valentina Raffaelli in news events art Category

The project, in combination with pop-up events, happens every week with a new food subject where people get to smell, taste, and eat whatever the topic is.

Herbarium Taste: An Educational Food Design Project by Valentina Raffaelli in news events art Category

Sounds like a smart way to educate people on healthy eating!

Herbarium Taste: An Educational Food Design Project by Valentina Raffaelli in news events art Category

Herbarium Taste: An Educational Food Design Project by Valentina Raffaelli in news events art Category

Herbarium Taste: An Educational Food Design Project by Valentina Raffaelli in news events art Category

Herbarium Taste: An Educational Food Design Project by Valentina Raffaelli in news events art Category


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Clever Wall Planter Idea: MOSSframe by Benetti Stone

Clever Wall Planter Idea: MOSSframe by Benetti Stone in home furnishings art Category

Italian company Benetti Stone has decided to bring a bit of the outdoors in with their MOSSframe idea. They take natural stabilized lichen and contain it in a white lacquered frame that comes in seven different sizes for your walls. The collection requires zero maintenance due to the fact that it’s treated. So you get a little bit of nature, without the cleanup or care that most plants and living things require.

Clever Wall Planter Idea: MOSSframe by Benetti Stone in home furnishings art Category

Available in six colors, all of which will stand out on your wall.

Clever Wall Planter Idea: MOSSframe by Benetti Stone in home furnishings art Category

Clever Wall Planter Idea: MOSSframe by Benetti Stone in home furnishings art Category

Clever Wall Planter Idea: MOSSframe by Benetti Stone in home furnishings art Category

Clever Wall Planter Idea: MOSSframe by Benetti Stone in home furnishings art Category


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Caroline in Art, Home Furnishings | Permalink | 3 comments

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Egypt-Inspired Jewelry by Jamie Spinello

Egypt Inspired Jewelry by Jamie Spinello in style fashion Category

Metal jewelry designer Jamie Spinello’s recent creations are inspired by a time that has always intrigued me – ancient Egypt. This is a new fashion trend – you heard it here first. OK, maybe you didn’t but I’m putting it out there!

Egypt Inspired Jewelry by Jamie Spinello in style fashion Category

Working with copper, aluminum and brass, Jamie crafts pieces inspired by all kinds of different cultures, peoples and times in history but what interests me most is the Egyptian jewelry, partially because I love the geometries but also because I like the oversized nature of the pieces and their forcefulness.

 

Egypt Inspired Jewelry by Jamie Spinello in style fashion Category

Egypt Inspired Jewelry by Jamie Spinello in style fashion Category

Egypt Inspired Jewelry by Jamie Spinello in style fashion Category

The warrior cuff and muzzle ring appear to be inspired by battle gear – so cool. They’re almost Brutalist…

Egypt Inspired Jewelry by Jamie Spinello in style fashion Category

You can buy Jamie’s jewelry on Etsy. Also, check out her plastic dioramas and papercuts – awesome!


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Jaime Derringer in Style + Fashion | Permalink | 4 comments

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Skim Milk: Color Case for iPhone 5 by 11+

Skim Milk: Color Case for iPhone 5 by 11+ in technology style fashion Category

Color Case for iPhone 5 is a minimal design created by Cloud&Co for Korean company 11+. The focus of 11+ is to provide beautifully designed, high-quality products for the masses. Too often are good designs forgotten because of their unreasonably high costs or impossible attainability. In addition, 11+ donates a percentage of its proceeds to UNICEF ’s Gift of Water Campaign, which provides water-related aid to those in need.

Skim Milk: Color Case for iPhone 5 by 11+ in technology style fashion Category

Color Case is a prime example of 11+’s competencies for modern design. Sleek, functional, and minimal, Color Case uses a carefully selected palette of Pantone colors to protect the newest iPhone. The case is produced in polycarbonate, and although simple in appearance, the details that compose this articulately designed case are abundant. The Color Case features protective side buttons and a scratch resistant surface that is waterproof as well. Even the inside cover of the case has been carefully examined – it includes the alphanumeric color code of the Pantone color used on the casing.

There are an inordinate amount of phone cases and accessories to choose from for the iPhone 5. It takes a lot for a design to catch my eye in such a saturated market, but this case is unique in its color selection and quality. The colors include true blue, sea blue, candy pink, pale mint, forest green and pure white.

Skim Milk: Color Case for iPhone 5 by 11+ in technology style fashion Category

Skim Milk: Color Case for iPhone 5 by 11+ in technology style fashion Category

Skim Milk: Color Case for iPhone 5 by 11+ in technology style fashion Category

Skim Milk: Color Case for iPhone 5 by 11+ in technology style fashion Category

Skim Milk: Color Case for iPhone 5 by 11+ in technology style fashion Category


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Leo in Style + Fashion, Technology | Permalink | 1 comment

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type(chess)set by Hat-trick Design

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

Are you a chess player that also loves design? If so, the type(chess)set by Hat-trick Design was made for you. Gone are the generic chess pieces that come standard with every set, instead you’ll find them replaced with typographic letters, like K for King.

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

The laser cut acrylic letters are based on the Hoefler Frere Jones typeface, Champion (Lightweight). To ensure stability, the Q and the P were redesigned.

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

Only 50 sets were made and are available for purchase here.

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

type(chess)set by Hat trick Design in style fashion home furnishings Category

You might also like this Designer Scrabble set by Andrew Clifford Capener.


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Caroline in Home Furnishings, Style + Fashion | Permalink | No comments

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Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category

Brazilian, London-based designer, artist and all-around maker Paulo Goldstein has lended his model-making talents to such films as The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Frankenweenie, but after receiving a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from Central Saint Martins in London, it appears he is opening a whole new chapter. His graduate project, called ”Repair is Beautiful” focuses on repairing broken objects from a craftsperson’s eye.

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category

Repaired Anglepoise

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category

He explains that this idea arose from solving every day frustrations, like encountering a broken object, and figuring out a way to repair it on our own.

A broken object delivers frustration because it doesn’t achieve its functionality, but the same principle applies to a broken system that caused the financial crisis, which has affected our lives since 2008. In a time of uncertainty, taking things into our own hands and having the feeling of control back can be very therapeutic. “Repair is Beautiful” aims to give back this feeling of control – by scaling down a major society problem to a human size and projecting frustration upon broken objects that can be repaired through design and craftsmanship. The final outcome is a collection of intriguingly repaired objects imbued with new meaning and functionality. The once rejected objects reflect the environment that created them and call us to question our society as a whole.

It’s pretty steampunkish.

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category

Repaired Director’s Chair

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category

Repaired Headphone

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category

Repaired Ipod Shuffle (has been repaired with bones from spare ribs)

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category

Repair is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein in technology home furnishings art Category


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Jaime Derringer in Art, Home Furnishings, Technology | Permalink | No comments

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Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

Latvian interior and product designer Anna Butele created a very creative office space for her interior design office in Riga, Latvia.

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

While the space seems sparse at times, the design is in the details, as Charles Eames would say.

The design was built on the basis of color’s effect on a human feelings. The bright colors in combination with pops of fluorescent throughout, give it tons of energy to help keep employees in a positive mood.

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

The painting called “Daudz laimes” depicts the designer herself, and was given to her by her brother, a popular singer in Latvia named Gustavo, as a surprise birthday present. The artwork was executed together by Anna’s friends: Christina Luize Avotina, Evita Kirsone, and Laura Ozola. A fun tidbit – Gustavo also wrote a special song to Anna, which was also called “Daudz laimes,” which you can hear here. So sweet!

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

The sofa is an inflatable design from Blofield. I love the mix of modern furnishings in this traditional space. I feel like the Blofield sofa is a nice representation of the entire space.

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

The storage shelf was designed by Anna. I like how the chair’s wood matches the molding’s neon detail. Just in case the chair gets moved, you’ll always know which room it belongs to!

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

In tiny corners on the office walls, inconspicuous concise phrases are almost hidden. They serve to motivate, inspire and remind.

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

Creative Office Design Ideas from Interior Designer Anna Butele in interior design Category

I especially love the handle arrangement detail on the kitchen cabinets.

Photos by Ingus Bajārs.


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Jaime Derringer in Interior Design | Permalink | No comments

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Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Have you seen the unusual temporary carpets we’ve featured before that the team of We Make Carpets create? They are modern day versions of traditional woven carpets of centuries past made out of everyday items like pasta, cotton balls, plastic forks, candy bars, and now sponges and old plastic bottles. The three-dimensional patterns look labor-intensive, much like the carpets they are meant to reflect.

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Bottle Carpet, featuring various types of empty plastic bottles, was commissioned by Taragalte and displayed at the Taragalte Festival 2012 in M’hamid, Morocco.

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Sponge Carpet, made of colorful dish sponges, exhibited during Eindhoven’s Dutch Design Week 2012 as part of the Eat Drink Design show.

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Latest Carpet Designs from We Make Carpets in art Category

Photos by Ruud Balk and We Make Carpets.


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Caroline in Art | Permalink | No comments

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Pantone Color of the Year 2013: Emerald

Pantone Color of the Year 2013: Emerald in news events interior design Category

Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, a “lively, radiant, lush green,” is the Color of the Year for 2013. More information about this color here.

Are you ready for all things gemstone in 2013? Yay? Nay?


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© 2012 Design Milk | Posted by Jaime Derringer in Interior Design, News + Events | Permalink | 5 comments

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