// archive for February 2008
Chocolate consistently puts out great artwork series on their decks. They are always worthy of hanging on a wall, and sometimes I think that it would be better to hang than skate them. Check out their City Street series (left) and the Italo Modern series (right) from this season’s decks.
Hola…Sorry for the late posting – I’m home sick with a cold, so I’m going to leave you with the ClothTag by Sangmin Bae. A conceptual project designed to incorporate RFID technology, your clothing is able to “communicate” with other RFID-enabled washing machines, dryers, irons, etc., to adjust the machine’s settings so as to take the best care of your clothes.
Via Rueben Miller.
For all the lovers out there – I was perusing Poppytalk Handmade and Etsy this morning and came across these cute Valentines Day cards (clockwise from top left) by Night Owl Paper Goods, Pistachio Press, Apak, and Nasty Papercut.
I love this Etiquette Set by Ed Vince – a pre-packaged dining kit that “allows the user to enjoy an à la Russe dining experience in any context, regardless of class or wealth.” Subversive in its mass-production implications and model-kit construction, the Etiquette Set is ornately detailed to recall traditional silver cutlery and a refined dining experience.
Neither Sean nor I are smokers, but I came across Tsubota Pearl’s (who seem to specialize in lighters) Color Block Lighter after a recent visit to the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and it was instant attraction – love the range of colors it comes in and the crisp form which has just the tiniest chamfered edge where the cap hinges. Sweetness.
The Chukino Cube itself is only about 1.5″x1.5″x1.5″, and the miniscule hexagonal cavities in the cube reduce the scale of the object when you inspect it closely. The cube purifies the environment around your desk by absorbing odor particles in the air into the charcoal. The cube can be ‘reset’ by placing it in the sun.
Sean and I didn’t think we were going to be able to make it to the Gift Fair this weekend, but ended up being able to make a quick stop at the Metropolitan Pavilion portion of the show. While there, we stumbled upon Rust Belt, a jewelry line made from re-purposed materials by designers Anna Bario and Page Neal. Their Alluvial collection was inspired by a series of hand-drawn maps documenting the 1944 Geological Investigation of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Each pieces is made from salvaged chains sourced from around the country. My favorite part of the work is their packaging.
We were at IGF this weekend and saw these Artist Collection Glasses, available at Molla Space, are something I haven’t seen before. I like that it’s a limited edition of a banal and everyday object. Each glass comes with a coaster by the artist and the case with the artist’s bio. The coaster is displayed in the top lid.