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Dutch Design #8 – Fire Drawings by *Glithero*

These fire drawings by designers Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren of Studio Glithero remind me of hours of pyrographic fun we had at my primary school’s creative class: it was the thrill of the actual process that excited most, the idea of burning your mark on a bit of plywood. According to the duo: […]

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Dutch Design #7 – Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

Jólan van der Wiel manipulates the natural forces of gravity & magnetic fields to shape his design – a very organic, fascinating process that makes me feel humble and in awe with the wonders of physics. And the result shows just that: an extremely powerful yet sinister/disturbing looking stool. Jolan about his designs: There are […]

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Pani Jurek – Maria SC.

I am obsessed! Vases coming from all ends and I like them. Just over 2 weeks ago I posted about Chris Kabel’s Hidden Vase project followed last week bij Giorgia Zanellato’s Narciso and now a Polish designer joins my club of vase fetish. Designer Pani Jurek of Gang Design was inspired by the Polish scientist […]

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Narciso – Giorgia Zanellato

Just 2 weeks ago I discovered Chris Kabel’s invisible vases and now I stumbled upon vases that multiply! Italian designer Giorgia Zanellato focuses on the functionality of a vase – not just to hold flowers & provide them of water but to display the flowers to their greatest potential. So she uses mirrors to draw […]

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Dutch Design #6 – Chris Kabel

January is a great month for flowers. Not so much because there’s a wide range of choice – because there isn’t – it brings new life in any dull post-festive home. So I love my flowers, but have a troubled relationship with vases. My ‘wardrobe’ for blooms consists of all-round compatible black and transparent options […]

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Cotton Farmers – Kathleen Robbins & Mary Carol Miller

Cotton is no longer King of the Mississippi Delta. Farmers are switching to other crops like soya beans and corn, or to a whole new life all together. Photographer Katleen Robbins and writer Mary Carol Miller – both born and raised in the Mississippi Delta – have documented the vanishing trade of cotton farming: desolate […]

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Dutch Design #4 – Shelter

Shelter is a collection of space dividers composed of Bute fabrics, meticulously unthreaded in to new geometrical patterns. I recently upholstered my ’66 modernist chair with the an adorable tweed by Bute fabrics and love how Henny van Nistelrooy dissects their woven patterns into these works of art. In response to the brief “Shelter” by […]

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Meet Your New BFF: Little Printer

Who says print is dying / dead? I won’t be the first (or last) to post on this sweet Little Printer and it makes sense: bloggers have started the DIY mini-publishing era & that’s what Little Printer is all about. Can’t wait to make my own little dailies to have or hand out. And the […]

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Dutch Design #1 - Transcience by David Derksen & Lex Pott

These mirrors will turn me into narcissus…Good design is innovative, useful and aesthetic – David Derksen and Lex Pott have done it for me. Just like its object of refelction, mirrors change over time. Accelerating the natural process of oxidation, Derksen and Pott have turned their geometric repetitive shapes into organic echos of time. The […]

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