Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Helvetica

August 21, 2008

Ever think that a documentary about a font could be interesting?  Well, this one is.  Helvetica, by Gary Hustwit, is a film about the font created by a little-known Swiss designer in 1957, which has become one of the most popular and ubiquitous methods of communication today.  This documentary isn’t for the typical moviegoer who demands explosions, action and drama drenched in superficial emotion.  I would say that it’s for the more sophisticated viewer, but that’s just pretentious.  Personally, I found it very entertaining and informative and I would argue that seeing this film has made me now, more than ever, interested in all aspects of design and aesthetics.  More information and where to watch it after the fold.

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Cubix Lamp by Catherine Mui

August 16, 2008
Cubix Lamp $75

Cubix Lamp $75

More interior lighting goodness.  This lamp is designed by Catherine Mui and consists of oakwood frames connected through a spine but able to rotate freely from each other along that axis.  Depending on how much light you want, you can spread out the frames or line them up.  Perfect for lighting up a small area, ambient lighting or just a conversation piece.  Another view and where to buy after the fold.

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Giant iPod Headphones = Speakers

August 12, 2008
500XL iPod Speakers

500XL iPod Speakers

Holy giant iPod heaphones, Batman!  These are freaking awesome, and is a perfect example of simplicity, satire, comic, kitsch (but self-aware), and some form of (post)-postmodernism… although I’m not sure which.  Don’t think I would buy or use these, but well done.  No idea how good they sound though, so beware.  More pictures after the fold.

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Watch Movement Cufflinks

August 11, 2008
Steampunk Meets Class

Steampunk Meets Class

Unique cufflinks are one of my weakspots, and I’m continually on the hunt for them.  I saw these in a small store in San Francisco called Karikter (carried lots of Tin Tin merchandise) and they caught my eye.  Each cufflink is the exposed movement assembly of a vintage Bulova watch.  Never thought I’d be able to work steampunk into my wardrobe, but this looks like the first foray.  More pictures and info where to buy after the fold.

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Martin Margiela Dollar Wallet

August 11, 2008
More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

Yes, yes.  I’m late blogging about this, I know.  But ever since I saw this wallet a few months ago, I’ve been enamored by it’s design.  It’s from Maison Martin Margiela’s Line 11 (accesories) and is a bi-fold leather wallet disguised as a wad of cash.  Too bad they’re all sold out (and at a hefty $395 price point I might add).  More pics after the fold.

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M&Co. Watches

August 11, 2008
Designed by Tibor Kalman

Designed by Tibor Kalman

I’ve been needing a new watch for awhile, and I really dig the M&Co. watches.  I don’t need crazy accurate swiss movement or tourbillion whatever.  All I want is something simple, with a twist.  Tibor Kalman really does it for me, and his 10-One-4 watch (shown above) is a real work of art in my opinion.  Consider this on my wishlist.  More pics of other M&Co. watches after the fold.

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Seletti “Crumpled” Porcelain Cups

August 11, 2008
Want.

Want.

The Seletti design house, responsible for the glass “plastic” bottles, has won my heart over with these porcelain cups which are cast into the shape of crumpled plastic (Solo) cups.  It’s like they took the trashiest thing from a college dorm room and transfigured it into sheer awesomeness. I need to start a wishlist for things to outfit my apartment with once I graduate.  More Seletti design after the fold.

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