Wednesday 12 September 2012

DRAIN BUCKET :: DOVER PARKERSBURG

 

The beauty in utilitarian objects.

Dover Parkersburg official site.

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Sunday 12 August 2012

mojito shoe

 

Not the drink ~ how yummy is this shoe! Very curious about the functionality… I think it may require gymnastic skills to walk.

Mojito shoe by architects Hakes Associates.

{Image via Urban TasterDeezen}

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Monday 11 June 2012

chandeliers & other lovely things

 

Alice King style :: Alice King is a talented London based interior stylist with a background in textile.

Alice specialises in styling for interiors, lifestyle and still life projects. Her wonderful portfolio and other projects you can find here.

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Tuesday 29 May 2012

Chandon Miniature Chairs

 

Chandon Champagne and Living Edge have formed a great partnership to present Miniature Cork Chair Competitions in Australia. Numerous delicately crafted designs are the result of the competition being held in three cities over the past couple of years. The Brisbane display at In Design Live on the weekend was a highlight for me.

Artists and architects are invited to fashion a miniature chair using two corks, wire cages and foils,with designs judged on their originality, wit, artistry and craftsmanship.

The chairs featured below are from the Melbourne exhibition, with photos by Christian Mushenko.

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Sunday 27 May 2012

Sir Glance alot :: Haoshi Merry-Go-Round Carousel Clock

 

Why did I buy that ~ oooh, ‘cos it’s beautiful! Memory might fade away, however, with time goes by, it will still move on with us, and is just being forgotten….

Haoshi Design connects time and memory with the Merry-Go-Round Clock.                                                                            {I’m not sure I’d be able to tell time!}

Happiness” is the immediate feeling; “the memory of happiness” will extend to the infinity as time goes by… the element of time is inserted in this carousel. The relationships and interactions between the family literally convert into the flow of time.

This handmade carousel clock by Taipei designer Griffin Yang is made from white resin plastic. It depicts a family of three sitting on wooden horses in a carousel marking the passage of time.

“A boy’s vigorous movement is the second hand. The minute hand symbolizes a mother, who follows her child continually. The hour hand is like a father who steadily guards his family.”

The numbers on the outside Rome pillars represent mark the hour {hint: have Rome pillar #6 face your direction}; 3 disks inside act as the clock hands; an inner disk has a boy mounted on a horse turning quickly indicates seconds; the middle disk with a woman on a horse marks the minutes; and the outer disk with a man on a horse moves slowly around the carousel to mark the hours. It seems like the carousel is spinning around in the same spot, but the happy memory we derive from it will never stop moving forward. Glance not!!!!

The Haoshi’s Merry-Go-Round Carousel Clock is 6″ in circumference and 6.5″ tall and sells for $140.00.
{Images via Haishi and checkout Facebook}

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Monday 25 July 2011

Bike love

 

inspired by Cadel Evan’s win of the  Tour de France, I’m bike dreaming today.

‘Bike 2.0’ by Danish designer  Nils  Sveje

Nils  Sveje’s design ‘Bike 2.0’ won the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition. The contemporary remake combines modern technology ~ instead of a chain, the bike has a pedal-powered internal generation that is wired directly to the rear motor. Instead of shifters, it has two wireless rings on the handlebar, which make turning, gearing, and controlling the bike much easier. It features a stepless gearbox and a regenerative coaster  brake. And the Intelligent Cadence Levelling Feature keeps the rider pedalling at a consistent speed and intensity (which can be adjusted via the handlebars). Bike 2.0 has the added bonus of being ecological, as seen with its intelligent energy usage mechanism, which, among other things, controls the rate at which riders charge the bike’s batteries. Its aluminium frame has built-in lighting. The bike’s   technology, aesthetics, and concepts prove that Bike 2.0 is a  glimpse into the future of bicycle design.

Jelly Bean Bikes ~ colour your ride

Custom made Jelly Bean Bikes :: You’re in the saddle when it comes to choosing colours for the bike’s frame, grip bars, seat, seat post and stem, chain, crankset, front and rear wheels. And to make sure your combination clicks you can test ride some bikes at their Melbourne warehouse or see what other bike enthusiasts have styled. Start with a very simple, yet sleek, single speed/fixie design and then you can click around to view different color configurations or choose one of their pre-designs. Then choose your size and free or fixed gear. Cost $500 AUD.  Jelly Bean Bikes

 

Lagomorph designer bicycle is an expensive mix of style and sustainabilityLagomorph Design‘s Black Walnut bike 1Black Walnut bike is a perfect green transportation alternative.

The designer, Lagomorph has used American Black Walnut wood for making this bicycle. This wood has a unique feature of “stability and shock resistance” making it the manufacturer’s preferred choice among other comparable woods.

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Saturday 21 May 2011

now I see you!

 

A see-through bubble tent with 360-degree views ~ incredible! It’s a transparent, prefabricated globe, cool as…

The globe-shaped, transparent tents come decked out with portable sofas and beds,

while some models have wood floors and others are designed specifically for the beach or to use as tree houses.

How do they work? Just pump up a tent with the provided electric air blower. The blower, which has an air filter, circulates fresh air and provides the air pressure needed to maintain the bubble shape. The cabin´s interior has a healthy atmosphere, without moisture, mosquito, dust or allergens. See themanufacturer’s website for more details on how the CristalBubble / BubbleRoom works. One of these pop-up dwellings costs about $9,000 to $17,000, depending on which model and extras.

{Source lost at e minor}

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Tuesday 4 January 2011

black chandelier

 

    How divine!

    These Decades that We Never Sleep, Black Light 2004 by Terence Koh

    Press here to see what materials were used to create this decadent chandelier.

    {Image via.cherry coloured}

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    Friday 29 October 2010

    Opera glam-camper hits a high note

     

    It’s not a tent, not a caravan and not a motor home.

    Meet the Opera camper-trailer, by Belgian architect / designer Axel Enthoven ~ it’s seriously high end.

    I am a traditional camper – hiking, pitch a tent, campfire and singing under the stars.

    However, I sooooo want to experience the  Sydney Opera House on Wheels!

    Styled on the sails of the Sydney Opera House, the trailer is promoted as “your suite in nature”.

    This nomadic, contemporary living ‘tent’ offers all the luxuries of a fancy hotel room in the heart of the bush or the quality of a luxury yacht combined with the outdoor feeling of camping under canvas.

    No tent pegs are needed, as once the Opera is folded out from its 4.7-metre camper trailer it levels itself electronically for stability. The interior of the camper is handcrafted in oak, stainless steel and leather, while the covering is polyester yarn.

    Designer Enthoven says: “… every conceivable luxury: two first class and electrically-adjustable beds that become one with a single simple movement, hot and cold water, ceramic toilet, LED lighting and a mobile hood and barbecue, for example, for cooking outside.”

    Other “camping necessities” include a wine cabinet, warm-air heating, espresso bar and an enclosed teak verandah. The finishing touches are currently being put to the first Operas, which are being made completely by hand in Geldrop in the Netherlands.

    The unit is aerodynamically-sound for towing and unfolds into a “masterpiece” upon arrival at your chosen camping spot. All closed up for towing. You can see a film of it, with too much time spent on the people who will use it and the places it will go, at the Opera site. When opened the camper is fully assembled in less than five minutes – without tent pegs, stabilizer jacks and loose tent poles. What emerges is a residence measuring 7m long, more than 3m wide and 3.5m high with every conceivable luxury.

    Continuing the Aussie theme are the optional exterior colours available for the Opera – Koala Grey, Dingo Beige and Quokka Brown.

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    Sunday 27 June 2010

    Year of the White Tiger inspired Design

     

    According to the Chinese Horoscope, this is the year of the White Metal Tiger, and the best metal for this animal is considered to be silver.  Decorating with these glamorous and contemporary designs from eRoomService should bring good luck!

    Ksenia Sectional by Brianform

    Gotham Dining Table by Cattelan Italia

    Lofty Chaise Lounge in Stainless Steel by MDF Italia

    Luna Office Desk by Uffix

    Dubai Coffee Table by Tonin Casa

    Antithesis Table top Collection by Fos Ceramiche

    Miss Lacy Chair by Driade

    Mercury by Artemide

    Thanks to eRoomService: http://www.eroomservice.com/blog/2010/01/2010-the-year-of-the-white-tiger-and-modern-interior-design/

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