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

Bodo Sperlein

Some more beautiful but unaffordable work from Bodo Sperlein.

Via inredningsbloggen.


The second incarnation of 24SEVEN, published by Image and compiled by Ivan Brandon, is a compilation of the work of some 60 writers and artists. The story of the book revolves around robots living within the city, but the work within takes vastly different directions and is a testament to the breadth of talent within the comic and graphic novel community. And I am a sucker for anything drawn by Ashley Wood, whose work is featured on the cover. 24SEVEN #2 should reach stores in July of this year.

Ashley G

I’m sure you’ve all seen Ashley G’s work before…I love the simplicity of her drawings and the beautiful colors that she uses. The little girls in her illustrations are especially appealing, maybe because they are so quiet and thoughtful.

Jacqueline Knits

Hello and happy Tuesday. Here’s a little something cute to start off the day…Fruit jackets for your apples and pears by Jacqueline Knits. I like. I hate bruised fruit, so this is right up my alley.

ICFF – Wrap Up

Finally, onon Surfaces displayed a series of interesting conceptual surfaces. Each piece is made of laser cut Mylar and is meant to be used as a divider or wall tapestry. The patterns made by the cut paper are beautiful and I would imagine they make great shadows, too.

That’s it for ICFF! It was our first time attending, and while we thought there was a lot of good work (especially in regards to lighting), and a lot of great material exploration, we didn’t see much exploration by way of new ideas or forms. We did, however, really appreciate the student work that was on display, and hope to see more of that next year.

Sean and I only briefly hit the National Stationary Show. You can find great coverage of it over at Design*Sponge.

Have a really great long weekend, you all!

ICFF – For Your Walls

There were lots of interesting wall coverings at ICFF this year. Words Spoken Quieter Than Actions by Rollout was a favorite – lots of thought bubbles that just ask for your intervention and collaboration…

Nama Rococo had some beautiful wallpaper – bright colors and lots of ornament (the photos don’t do it justice).

I am bummed that I missed Flavor Paper’s Scratch and Sniff wallpaper…sounds awesome!

Conscious Design

I love the Tio chair by Conscious Design. The Tio comes in a range of fantastic patterns and colors, all of which come as interchangeable covers that allow you to with change the lounge chair as you so desire.

ICFF – Amardian and EGG Designs

The beetle shelf system by Amaridianwas one of the coolest pieces at the show. Patterns are very big now and the beetle reinterpretation was a nice leap. Greg and Roché Dry, of EGG Designs, created the screen and do a bunch of other great work as well.

ICFF – Baco Stool by Yothaka

The Yothaka furniture line used a variety of different materials, and one of the most interesting was the line of Pineapple Paper pieces. The seat of the Baco Stool is loose sheets of dyed pinapple fiber paper.

ICFF – Shine by James Lear

Shine, by James Lear, is a great reinterpretation of the armchair. Re-inventing the ornate repeat by simplifying the pattern form and increasing ornament by using Swarovski crystals, the chair is both new and old at the same time. James is a RISD BFA Furniture ’08.

view more of the RISD ICFF 2007 pieces here