For Breakfast

Mar 22

Ready to go, Antithesis mixes traditional craft skills with contemporary nomadic techniques to create two versions of a hand bag line that are as traditional and nonconformist as they are natural and petrochemical.

Working hand in hand with the craftsmen of Marrakech, Mr.&Mr. deviates from the traditional natural materials commonly used, by creating in contrast, contemporary forms of handbags tailor-made to the highest standards. The design is self-evident with its rugged material made from palm leaves and its smooth leather, derived from calves.

The clash between a French fantasised vision and the realism of the North-African expertise is another characteristic feature. Be it a lunch box, a pouch or a piece of carry-on luggage, Antithesis is all about being on the move.

Through Antithesis, we embrace our contradictions between the desire for a better world and individual comfort. Antithesis brings two territories closer together with the subtle interplay of traditional techniques and a new aesthetic style. In maintaining the sacredness of each gesture, the two designers propose to displace traditions.

The watchwords for the Antithesis line are handmade and design, whether it is the soft version, in camel and natural, or the hard, so-called luxury version decorated with gaffer tape, that is, petrochemical and black.

Mar 20

MUJI Redesigns Naoto Fukasawa’s Classic CD Player

Recycling the iconic, the Wall-mounted Bluetooth Speaker by MUJI recasts MUJI’s very similar wall-mount CD player by Naoto Fukasawa, one of the most popular pieces of industrial design in Japan over the last decade. 

Mar 18

TOUCH*PLAY- Research into Autism

TOUCH * PLAY is an ongoing project which explores how technology could be used to enable children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions to play, explore and express their emotions and feelings through their senses. It looks at autism from a design point of view in order to understand how design could benefit autism and people who lives around them. Via curiosity of exploring whether machines could augment social interactions in a way that improves human to human communication. 

The current devices and system were developed along with Roberts family, which sound can be recorded by pushing a button. The only way to playback the recorded sound is to touch another person, requiring cooperation and interaction with others. 

Lingjin Yin

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Feb 18

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Feb 15

Robbie Porter illustration work.

Robbie Porter illustration work.

Feb 14

Like a Material Girl
inspired by Madonna

Like a Material Girl

inspired by Madonna

Feb 13

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Thomas Danthony

His work often contains a narrative, his images tell a story and make the spectator think. Clever use of light is a common theme as is the role of nature. As he explains “I like to think about the place of human beings on our small planet.”

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Thomas Danthony

His work often contains a narrative, his images tell a story and make the spectator think. Clever use of light is a common theme as is the role of nature. As he explains “I like to think about the place of human beings on our small planet.”

Feb 12

in the mood…

in the mood…

Feb 11

Feb 08

“The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importance and suppress urgency.” — Oliver Emberton

(Source: swiss-miss.com)

The Skateboard Bible.

The Skateboard Bible.

Feb 07

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