(via) Metaphys, a design firm in Japan, gives us Ienami (“row of houses”), tiny home-shaped planters for mosses and succulents. They come in four types - Alley, Plaza, Tunnel, Zig Zag – and each one is roughly the size of a toaster.
Dwell takes a look inside and out of designer Jens Risom’s 60′s pre-fab holiday home on Brock Island, RI.
Each intersection has a personality that is characterized by its architecture, its environment, and the velocity of its traffic. They are markers, meeting places and transfer points; places where stories begin, end, or pass right on by. With that in mind, The Platform Gallery - in collaboration with Working Format, Lizzy Karp, Anthony Casey, and Luis Sanchez – came up with the idea to ask seven of Vancouver’s top graphic designers to create large 36″ x 54″ posters to represent a specified local intersection. These were Fraser & Kingsway, Main & Hastings, SE Marine & Knight St., Davie & Denman, Water & Carrall, 4th & Vine, and Broadway & Granville), with the design shops being 10four, Glasfurd & Walker, Post Projects, Seterah Shamdani, State Creative, Zach Bulick, and Working Format. The two posters above are just a taste. All of them will be revealed at Waterfront Station and other highly visible locations along the Canada Line route in February, with the series debuting at The Chinatown Experiment this Thursday night. See you there!
January 31 | | 6pm – 9pm | The Chinatown Experiment (434 Columbia) | Free | DETAILS
The Enlightenment Lamp | Studiomeiboom | $113 (10% to charity) | Details
If you’re a design wonk, it’s likely that you saw these faux-rock woolen pillows when they made the internet rounds a couple of years ago. Well, they’ve popped up again on several awesome-hunting sites this week, and chances are that your ardour for them has not yet cooled. If you’ve ever seen/felt them in the wild, you know they’re every bit as darn desirable as they look.
Virgin wool “Livingstone” floor pillows | prices/sizes vary | 8 week delivery | BUY
Tough call as to what’s better, the latte or the cool mug with new branding | 49th Parallel (2152 W 4th Ave)
We’d be pretty keen to lose a week in one of these showers by Berlin design house Meiré un Meiré.
Just…wow. We’re pretty happy with the library set-up that we have now, but we’d happily trade for Osaka’s “Shelf Pod” designed by Japan’s Kuzuya Morita Architecture Studio. More shots that’ll make the book-lover in you quake after the jump… Read more
I like that we can post to Scout using our phones; write articles for papers and magazines anywhere using Google Docs; and generally live a nomadic work life. But the bulk of the efforts that go into this website is sprung from pieces of furniture that are infused with deeper, more personal meaning than any other objects that we own. Our desks. Why? Because the traditional desk is still where most of us sit and think, create and communicate. A computer may sit upon it now, but it’s just another tool joining the stapler and pen jar. The desk remains our base of operations, and we dress their flat tops – with books, art and the things we hold most privately dear – to satisfy our need to reflect as human beings without losing our ability to concentrate on daily demands (both digital and analog). The “desktop” – as imagined by IBM and Apple – might often appear poised to make moot the seemingly archaic idea of “the old desk in Father’s study”, yet it’s still here; solid and purposefully weighted with personal history; the cockpit from which we navigate daily life. Thank goodness for that.
Absolutely loving these moon lamps from in-es.artdesign.
Via Pigeontail Design: “The Papervore is hungry for all of your printed leftovers. With a turn of the crank you too can put that gas bill off until next month”.
I’d be stoked to come across one of these in the a restaurant.
The Puzzleboard by OOOMS can be used in more ways than one: each board can be used on its own as a cutting board or serving plate, or put some boards together and you have super-sized your workspace. It’s ideal for cutting those long baguettes! But the best thing is that any wineglass can be fitted into the blank spot of a board. Using the boards at parties allows guests to enjoy both wine & delicacies, while still having one hand free to greet other friends.
You mean “one hand free pile it high”. Even at $20 euros per board, yes please.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the end of Duthie’s Books on 4th Ave. and the bookstore business in general. Opening a bookstore is something my wife and I have bounced around since the first week we met. Owning a good one, I think, would be up there with teaching in the pantheon of really awesome things to do with your life. Unfortunately (or rather, fortunately) I really like what I’m doing right now.
Thankfully, there’s bibliophile porn… Read more