Silent Machine by Eunjae Lee

A tea service set, Silent Machine, is composed by functional products reflecting aesthetic interpretations on function-focused forms. Every single object can be identified when it is utilized as a part of the whole. Mathematically formulated silhouettes and details contribute to creating an image of mechanical regularity rather than being emphasized on their ornamentation.
The passing of time remains machines as industrial artifacts. No longer alive, no longer remarkable but the machine-age machines have stories which make them more beautiful than they were.
Machines are growing into more dynamic and intelligent tools around us, and being supplemented and improved by more recent technological advances, although it seems undeniable that their glorious time has vanished and remains a part of history. The aim of this study was to draw out recast values induced from the passing of time and transitions, and to refigure them under the present sentiment. Non-aesthetic things are re-illuminated and become emotionally connected with us It can be understand as a retrospective and commemorative intention by relocating our perspectives in the middle of the machine age.

Silent Machine, by Eunjae Lee, Exhibition at Formex, Sweden

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mm-at architecture: sesto table


developed as a part of riva 1920’s venetian briccole collection competition, the table reflects specific features of venice and its relationship with water, where the form refers to the arches of the lagoon bridges
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Anna di Prospero’s Urban Self-Portraits

We’re very much in love with the combination of art and architecture in Anna di Prospero’s photography series “Urban Self-Portraits.” Born in Rome in 1987, she studied photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and at the School of Visual Arts in New York. With her photos it’s hard to understand who’s the actual subject of the photo, Anna or the architecture. It’s this confusion that’s quite heady, it’s quite intense and wonderful.

The colors to her photos are also quite lovely. With a beautiful pinkish, creamy hue. It almost seems like you are looking at photos of another planet. They are refreshing. And amazing. See more on her Tumblr.

What do you think about this photography?

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IKEA

Designed by Stockholm Design Lab | Country: Sweden

2012 Cannes Gold Lion winner.

“IKEA is a worldwide Swedish home furnishing company with 28 distribution centres and a global network of 267 stores attracting a total of 590 million visitors.

Stockholm Design Lab created a design and packaging concept when the company combined its various food and catering units under the IKEA brand. The aim of the Swedish Food Market is to enhance the Swedish identity of IKEA.”

“The range of products is aimed at attracting food lovers who are interested and curious about different food cultures and eating habits, particularly Swedish ones. The packaging should therefore provoke interest in the products as well as present the food in a clear, honest and appetizing way. The products should always express the key values: reliability, quality and Swedishness.”

Via Lovely Package http://lovelypackage.com/ikea/

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Shop- All That Is Solid

When seeing a beautiful store-front like this particular one, it always gives me the bug to open up my own shop.  Imagine how much inspiration you would receive walking into a place like this every day!

‘All that is solid’ is a new multi-purpose space, recently opened on Osborne Street in Glasgow’s city centre.  It is part shop, part gallery and part meeting space.  This shop and gallery is located in the South Block studio complex by NORD architects.  You will find books, art, architecture, design and fashion.  And did you notice the fantastic espresso bar?  Yeah, you can get espresso their too.  We’re sold!

Found via Sfgirlbybay.

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TURN THE NIGHT ON!!!

There’s currently some rather large billboards all around the US showing our recently completed Bacardi project TURN THE NIGHT ON. We created series of illustrated typographic designs showing the new wolfberry and black razz Bacardi flavours…….have some rum have some fun.

Also, we shall be updating our website this week so stay tuned for a lot of new work!

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Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Chair Green is a minimalist chair created by Spain-based designer Javier Mariscal for Mobles114. The chair had a more holistic engagement with its production and design cycle in that its focus was to use 100% recycled materials. The company’s aim is to manufacture quality products that value minimal environmental impact over everything else.

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

As a result, Chair Green was designed following the process of the Ecodesign Management System ISO 14006. Green reduced its environmental impact by 65.7%. Polypropylene and recycled cardboard are the main constituents for this chair’s easily disassembled parts. The final color of the chair is created using a powder-coated epoxy.

At first, Chair Green somewhat reminded me of BluDot’s Real Good Chair. However, after I learned more about the company’s intentions, and the chair’s design process, I am now much more enamored with Chair Green. I feel like most product designers are still neglecting the importance of environmental sustainability. Part of the reason why I love minimalism so much is due to the limitations of material and waste involved in the design.

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal

Skim Milk: Chair Green by Javier Mariscal


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