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BCN 2013 Swimming World Championships Medals

These medals for the 2013 Swimming World Championships, designed by La Granja Design, are pretty cool.

Wanting to do something unconventional but deeply rooted into the swimming world, we borrowed the idea of a silicon strap from the swim goggles. This opened to lagranja a full range of possibilities.

Silicon’s technological properties enabled us to hold the medal in a completely different way, embracing it instead of hanging it. This, of course, lead us to new forms.

When asked to design a commemorative medal, we followed the same principles we used for the winner one, just substituting the thick golden, silver or bronze coin for a light metal ring.

Milk Design – Animal Ring Holder

These little ceramic ring holders by Milk Design are pretty sweet – they would add a nice touch of whimsy to any dresser.

Brevity – Custom Signature Necklaces

I’m happy to share a brand new custom line through Brevity: the Signature necklace – a custom necklace that is as personal as it gets.

Your signature is unique – it is a symbol of your identity and is the mark that you use to represent yourself to the world. It is one of the most personal things about a person – the distillation of a one-of-a-kind personality into a mark that was developed over the course of a life. Whether you choose to wear your own John Hancock or honor a loved one by wearing theirs, our Signature necklace is as personal as it gets.

The Signature necklace is available in stainless steel (on sterling silver chain) for $195, in silver dipped (on sterling silver chain) for $225, and in gold dipped (on gold-filled chain) for $295. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

To celebrate the launch, we’re giving away a Signature necklace! Find out the details here and enter to win on our Facebook page.

Beatriz Nuño – Pile Candle Holder

The Pile Candle Holders Beatriz Nuño are a simple product made from wooden off cuts. It’s a great way to repurpose waste, and the rings are stackable so you can create your own look. Fun!




Poketo X The Working Proof

We are so very excited to announce the launch of a collaboration with one of our favorite shops - Poketo! We partnered up with Poketo to create a series of City Wallets by four Working Proof artists: Emily DumasDan FunderburghJames Gulliver Hancock, and Linda Kim. Bearing the iconic images of each city as seen through the eyes of each artist, the wallets are defined by bright prints and colors that capture the spirit and fun of exploration.

Each wallet is made of durable vinyl (double layer for extra strength). Contains 3 slots for credit cards, a bill slot, and a change purse. The wallet is 8.5″ x 3.75″ open, but folds perfectly to fit in your pocket (4.25″ x 3.75″). The wallet ships flat but once you fold it, stays folded. All wallets come with a matching pin and bio card of the artist.

The Working Proof will donate 10% of each wallet sold to 826 National. We love what they do as an organization to encourage creativity and to make writing and learning fun for kids. Poketo will be donating 10% of proceeds from the City wallet sales to their local 826 chapter, 826LA from March 11th through June 1st.


THE WALLETS:
Florence, by Linda Kim.

Linda Kim was born and raised in Los Angeles  where she currently lives and designs all day. She’s inspired by everyday curiosities, mystery, the universe, the ocean, and people.


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Los Angeles, by James Gulliver Hancock.

James Gulliver Hancock is obsessed with cities and drawing. That combination has seen him attempt to draw all the buildings in New York, all the rain in London, and all the cars in Los Angeles. He lived in Los Angeles and learned its circulation of concrete veins – 101 to the 110 to the 10 right?



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Cairo, by Dan Funderburgh.

Dan Funderburgh is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and wallpaper designer whose work is rooted in the world of decorative arts. Dan’s art and wallpaper can be seen in print and on textiles, on the walls of boutique hotels, and in the collections of galleries and museums around the world.


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Brooklyn, by Emily Dumas.

Emily Dumas’ products feature her illustrations and patterns. Her studio, Flowers in May, specializes in uniquely handmade art prints, paper goods, invitations and miscellaneous housewares.


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Spike Chair

The Spike Chair by Alexander Lervik is really intriguing – I love how different and how beautifully sculptural it is. I’d definitely be curious to see how comfortable it actually is, but it looks great.

The Spike chair is unique in shape. The seat and seat back are fashioned from a number of rods, like a bed of nails, which collectively mimic the curve of a body. The base of the chair is made of tubular steel, welded together with a three-millimetre steel base plate. The upper section is made of turned ash components.

Alexander Lervik gained inspiration for his new chair during a trip to the Philippines.”One day it poured with rain. Raining stair rods, as they say, and that’s exactly how it was. The shafts of rain resembled slanted lines and in that rain I suddenly saw the outlines of Spike in front of me,” says Alexander.

He had long intended creating a follow-up to Red Chair (2005) when the image of Spike suggested itself in the rain on the Philippines. Spike, like its predecessor, will only be sold in a limited edition. It is not suited to mass production due to its unique shape, but, as with Red Chair, should be seen as an artistic object for those interested in design.

To make the chair ergonomic it was necessary for the rods to be produced in a number of different shapes. The 60 rods vary in length, with 30 different sizes in total.

“I wanted to create a sculptural chair with a strong graphic identity. It was a challenge to make Spike comfortable despite its distinctive appearance,” says Alexander.

Spike is to be sold in a limited edition of ten via Gallerie Pascale.


Troy Backhouse – Ane Stool

The Ane Stool by Troy Backhouse reminds me of a dinosaur skeleton. So pretty.

Ane stool is a solid timber stool with a powder coated steel frame. The seat is formed through the unique use of multiple pieces of one shape of wood positioned and cut in a dynamic way. The simple placement of three geometric circles allows the Ane timber stool to be cut in a way to give the appearance of a complex furniture piece.


BKLYN

I’m in love with this abstract BKLYN cuff by Boris Goynatsky. So gorgeous and subtle!

Alexandra Burr – 2 x 4

I love the simplicity of this 2 x 4 lamp by Alexandra Burr, and how it appears to be floating in the air (it’s actually suspended by mono filament).


Woodendot – Ka Lamp Collection

The Ka Lamp is a beautiful family of lamps by Daniel García and Maria Jose Vargas of Woodendot The collection is composed of XL, M, and S lamps: an ambient, reading and table lamp.