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Beautiful, Natural Dishware

In Craftsman Art on May 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Obviously goaded by my deep love for the color green, I had to share this incredibly cool, naturally-inspired dishware that I found on 2modern Design Talk. They are made from silica sand, are very flexible, and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Designer Nao Tamura’s beautiful and functional designs can be viewed at her site here. Enjoy!

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Attention to Design: The Font

In Computer Art, Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Fonts and design have been on my mind lately, as I have been helping boost aesthetics on a blog redesign. So this great piece over at ColorLovers is quite timely. What sets these pages apart? It’s all in the use of creative fonts, rather than the standard, boring old typefaces. Hit the link above to see more beautiful typographically-correct examples, and check out the links over a ColorLovers for even more great design.

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Green By Design: The Shoebox

In Building & Design Art on April 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Kudos to Puma and Yves Behar for spending some serious time and intellectual capital on redesigning a humble shoebox: the new bag/box is far more utile and far less consumptive to produce than its standard predecessor. Hit the jump here to see more images of how this bag/box works. And let’s hope that manufacturers leverage Puma’s efforts and make similar positive changes in their manufacturing processes.

Hat tip to Gizmodo.

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A Cut Above

In Visual Art on April 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I have always loved wood cuts and scratchboard images. Kent Barton brings this particular style to new heights. His work is beautiful, with every line and cut artfully placed. Kent works on a grand scale, and his art is often found in architectural placements, as depicted in the image above. I could stare for hours!

Hat tip to lines and colors.

Feel Your Way Through This Puzzle

In Craftsman Art on March 18, 2010 at 12:53 am

Brilliant, and I don’t mean its color. A Rubik’s Cube for the blind. But could be fun for those with sight as well. Hat tip to Yanko Design.

Storage Cool

In Building & Design Art on February 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Do you have this problem? Not enough space for your clothes and your axes? How about this one-stop shopping solution? The only problem I foresee is trying to figure out whether to wear your cashmere or your Les Paul Gold Top. Hat tip to Storage | Glee.

Play With Your Food!

In Craftsman Art on February 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Almost good enough to eat, and certainly good enough to play with! From Japanese Lego Artist Sachiko. Cute! Hat tip to DesignBoom – Weblog.

Creative Design 101

In Building & Design Art on February 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm

While I am not a fan of advertisements generally, I can get behind good design and clever concepts. Check out some of the very witty pieces crafted by students on display at Gencay’s design blog. I would love to see some of the Super Bowl ads these bright minds might dream up!


In Craftsman Art on September 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm
From Gizmodo

From Gizmodo

Really? A high-heeled number made of carbon fiber? Designed by London architect Julian Hakes? I’d wear it. Bet I would have to mortgage my house for it though.

Hat tip to Gizmodo

Laze Around In Pure Design Style

In Building & Design Art on July 24, 2009 at 1:13 pm


You can sign me up for one of these. Designner Ieva Laurina imagines her own version of a harem tent strung between two trees. Called the Nest hammock, it will be displayed at the upcoming (October) Łódź Design Festival. Laurina describes her work:

The hammock is like a flying cloud. And it can make you fly as well. It gives shelter from the busy everyday life, taking you into another world. It is like going back in time to your childhood, when everything seemed so easy and accessible and you could almost walk above the ground. The hammock can be used inside the house as well as outside. Besides the functional side it is a sculptural object that reacts to wind and any movement. Watching the ropes move is almost like looking at a waterfall.

Beautiful and comfortable.

Hat tip to MocoLoco

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