Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Molo launched the Hobo Lantern this year – a bag/light or “portable luminary inspired by urban nightlife”. The bag can be plugged in, or can be powered with batteries. It is lit with an energy-efficient LED light source that glows through a delicate pattern of translucent fibers.
Photos courtesy of molodesign.com.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
The Noho Design District had some great exhibitions this year, including this one at The Future Perfect. The show featured work by Lindsey Adelman, Gabriela Artigas, Matt Gagnon, Lara Knutson, Rich Brilliant Willing, Donna Wilson, and more.
My absolute favorite from the show was Lara Knutson’s Reflective series – especially the pendant, which features an LED light that through an optical illusion look like a traditional incandescent lightbulb. The lampshade is made out of a reflective glass fabric that is made up of microscopic glass beads which magnify light 100 times. The effect is pretty amazing.
Lara used the same reflective material in a series of vases and jewelry, but it was hard to get photos that did the pieces justice.
Mark Moskovitz’s Log Facecord Cabinet.
Loved the three-dimensional appearance of Sylvain Willenz’s Slide Mirror.
Hang On, by Jade Barnes-Richardson for Normann Copenhagen. A coat rack made up of a jumble of coat hangers.
Rich Brilliant Willing’s Timberly Hall Rack – made of solid ash or walnut, with two steel, three aluminum and three brass movable pegs.
Friday, May 13th, 2011
These Sectional Globes by Geografia are pretty cool – there are three versions: 3-D, Night Glow and Blank (a globe you can leave alone or color in yourself!). I would like the Night Glow, please!
Via Design Crush.
Friday, April 29th, 2011
Clever, and a little morbid – the Heads Off Revolutionary Card Game by Atypyk.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Love this wooden Otto Fan by Carlo Borer. Beautiful (and pricey!).
Friday, April 15th, 2011
Sony Ericsson recently came out with the Sony Ericsson MS430 Speaker Stand. Based purely on it as an object, it’s beautiful – sleek and portable, with a brushed aluminum exterior. It’s battery operated, which in my book is a plus and a minus – there are no cords to muddy up the aesthetic or get in the way of its portability, but the batteries only last about 12 hours, so you will be replacing them fairly often.
Functionally, it’s super simple to use and works with any device that has a 3.5mm connector, and at $30 (found it available for pre-order here, or through Sony Ericsson’s website for £28.99), it’s affordable. I usually find that inexpensive portable speakers sound tinny, but the MS430 actually sounds very good. We attempted to demonstrate the difference between the iPhone playing by itself (which does have that tinny sound), and the iPhone playing through the MS430 speaker. Finally – as an added bonus – the speaker doubles as a stand, which is handy for watching movies.
[Review] Sony Ericsson MS430 Speaker Stand from Sub-Studio on Vimeo.
DISCLOSURE: We were given the Sony Ericsson MS430 Speaker Stand for review purposes. We were not paid to review this product, and all thoughts and opinions are ours alone.
Monday, April 11th, 2011
Fun little Hedgehog cup by Burojet, which is made of 3D-printed polyamide.
The inner cup is the container to hold the liquid, the “outer cup”…creates a skin of air between your hot drink and your hands. The pins get smaller at the top of the cup towards the rim so you can feel with your lips if the drink is not too hot.
Monday, March 28th, 2011
I think pretty much everything that Donna Wilson does is adorable.
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Cute Dino phone/gadget holders from Noodoll. There is even a clip-on ring so you can let the little dudes ride on your belt loops or bag straps.