a compilation of products, furniture, jewelry, architecture and artists that float our boat. FURTHER EXAMINATION:

// archive for September 2009

Judith Seng

Judith Seng’s wood stools are a beautiful juxtaposition of natural and fabricated. Made from a rough piece of wood that is sanded and shop-sprayed on top, the fabricated begins to devolve into its natural state as you move towards the base.

Via MoCo Loco – images by Jaime Kopke.

Kiddimoto Balance Bikes

Every once in a while I see one of those wooden balance bikes that toddlers use to learn how to balance on a bike before they move up to one with pedals. It seems like a really smart idea and when we have kids, they will definitely have one. But why have a plain old boring unfinished wood bike? Part of being a kid is pretending you are using something way out of your league – like a knight rider big wheel.

Kiddimoto makes wooden balance bikes in all sorts of styles – superbikes, choppers, scooters, and scramblers. They are real moto fans it shows in the products. Check out the different shapes, they will make you smile if you imagine yourself as a kid riding them around in the driveway.

Roost – Puzzle Serving Board

Very cool Puzzle Serving Board by Roost. The pieces interlock to create a large serving platter, and can also be separated into individual serving pieces. The board is made from Acacia wood and finished with mineral oil.

Via Swissmiss.

Studio Note – f,l,o,w,e,r,s

Spotted over at Spoon Tamago – the most gorgeous ruler I have ever seen! f,l,o,w,e,r,s – designed by Studio Note. The ruler is made of acrylic embedded with dried flowers placed one centimeter apart. Want. If only it weren’t $189.

Design Academy Eindhoven and Leolux

Not much information to be found online about this project but the students at Design Academy Eindhoven have come up with some gorgeous pieces of furniture for Leolux. The projects are on exhibition from September 26 – October 4 at Woonbeurs in Amsterdam.

Via designboom.

John Green – Embrace Table

John Green’s Embrace table is gorgeous! Sleek lines and a multi-functional design. It incorporates storage, seating and a possible side table. It’s available in a variety of materials, including cherry veneered plywood and glacier white corian. The packaging is pretty awesome, too.

Via Notcot.

Cristina Guitian – Art in Industry

Cristina Guitian sent over a working image of her “Knot of Arms” installation for the Art in Industry exhibition at the Shunt Lounge in the basement of London Bridge. She’s promised to send more images soon, but until then I will have to satisfy myself with her installation from last year – “Eating Stories”. Both pieces are part mural/part sculpture. You can check the exhibition out until the 26th (tomorrow! so get on it!).

Meg Mateo Ilasco – Craft Inc Business Planner

Meg Mateo Ilasco just came out with the Craft Inc. Business Planner – I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy yet, but it looks like it’s a great planner for anyone who is just starting out in business, or even for those of us who already have businesses but lack much business knowledge (the learn as you go method). It’s available at Fred Flare for $16.95.

Via Oh Joy!

Joao Ruas

Joao Ruas has a small portfolio of great work on his site that is well worth checking out. I love the great textures and softness in the tones that he achieves through pencil and paint. He has a blog so you can check out his newer work and other news.

Poketo & Kitsune Noir – SPACETIME Collection

Congrats to Poketo and Kitsune Noir for the launch of the very awesome SPACETIME collection – a series of wall decals, wallets and t-shirts featuring artwork from Cody Hudson, Mike Perry, Damien Correll and Andy Miller. My favorite is the Cody Hudson series (above and the leftmost wallet).

In honor of the launch of the project, Bobby asked each artist to produce a wallpaper for his Desktop Wallpaper Project. Check them out here.