Category Archives: GENERAL DESIGN

Jasper Morrison

Next time we’re in London, we’re definitely going to pay Jasper Morrison’s (secret) gallery/high-class hardware shop a visit. Apparently it has been hiding behind a black gate with no signs and directions at Kingsland Rd. since 2008. Found you!

All images via shopikon.com

Not to forget …

… these beautiful Stella McCartney perfume bottles. So perfect in every way possible!

Images via TheDieline.com

Waffles

Funny waffle idea for a food packaging book! Designed by the talented people at viction:ary.

All images and full story via The Dieline.

Ditch the Pitch?

A quite interesting debate topic from Creative Review. Written by Patrick Burgoyne:

On Saturday I chaired a Q&A session with Stefan Sagmeister at the¬†Cheltenham Design Festival. During our discussion, he revealed that his studio never pitches for work. ‘That’s all very well for a big name like Stefan Sagmeister’, you might think, ‘what about the rest of us?’ But Sagmeister revealed that refusing to pitch for work is becoming more and more common in the US. And there are sound reasons for doing so.

Sagmeister’s argument, and one that is shared by many, is that the pitch process is bad for designers, clients and the work. The work that usually ends up winning, he says, is not necessarily the best solution for the client but the best response to the brief in the pitch. Such briefs typically ask work to respond to a list of criteria: an identity must be ‘dynamic’, say, or reference ‘diversity’. So the respondents engage in a box-ticking exercise to address these criteria and the winner is the one that does it best.

Read the whole article here.

A clean study in materials

What a cool table! Would do well in our waiting area. We do hope the brass cylinder is fixed…

Design by Studio Toogood

Vintage Baleciaga

Wow. What a beautiful perfume bottle …

Image via.

Astier de Villatte

Next time you’re in Paris, make sure to visit beautiful shop Astier de Villatte – if not for the products (which are beautiful) then for the packaging (equally beautiful) ….

Pouf please!

How great are these hand knitted (!), urchin poufs made from vegetable dyed New Zealand wool?? Wow … we want one! They’re by Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma and you can buy them here.

 

Naked shapes

We would love to go see “Naked Shapes” at Doismaine de Boisbuchet. The exhibition shows an extensive collection of “anonymous” cooking utensils, household appliances, tools and toys produced in Japan from 1910-1960 during the modernization -and following second world war. Beautifully conceived and organized by curator Ayako Kamozawa. Read and see more here.

 

LA – AMOUR POUR LE PAPIER

Last year we launched our eco friendly paper line LA – AMOUR POUR LE PAPIER. We are now working on new products for the range, and we are very excited. We’ll keep you posted! In the meantime, see here for retailers (you can also email us directly if you’re interested in purchasing).