All Posts Filed in ‘industrial design

Post

HOOKED

Leave a reply

s_hook_2_1024x1024-1
If there’s a more refined, beautifully crafted S Hook in existence–and one that makes a more convincing case for copper as metal of choice–I’m not aware of it.  Now, to invent a reason to spend $36 on this 6.25″ number…

s_hook_1_1024x1024

Post

GRASS ACT

Leave a reply

Sod-gray-diagonal-large_45fece97-c690-4a01-82f3-73c281b8fbe8_1024x1024-1
A dish rack that takes its form from a patch of grass isn’t exactly novel, and if it goes for a cool $160, it better have something else going for it. That something is, in the case of Sod, a drying rack from Austin’s design shop Finell, a long, skinny profile that’s either ingenious or utterly useless, and a stainless steel tray that matches its pale grey flexible blades. Arty drinkware not include.Sod-gray-detail-web-large_9fa805e2-b69a-4106-a7e1-fc839df6487e_1024x1024-1Sod_gray-context_d6c07f24-cb5f-4df8-ba2e-34bc8461e9dc_1024x1024-2

Post

OIL SLEEK

Leave a reply

10154073_10152072605181025_1949832818429663583_n
Alessi is tantalizing its admirers with a sneak peak at a leafy green new olive oil taster/dispenser designed by architect Marta Sansoni. Details are scarce, but with a bottle design as preposterously luscious as this, who needs details?

Post

A CLEAN SINK

Leave a reply

kub-basin-victor-vasilev

Bulgarian architect Victor Vasilev must have been channeling Donald Judd when he conceived of Kub, his gasp-inducing bathroom sink design. How he manages to get weighty extra-clear glass vessels to slice into–and cantilever from–solid carrera marble (without crashing to the floor in smithereens) is anyone’s guess. And, to be sure, no one would welcome the task of keeping the precious things clean. But if minimalism is what’s called for, Vasilev knows how to deliver–clearly.

the-glass-sink-small-bathroom-sink-kub-basin-creator-victor-Vasilev-transparency-sink-1024x646Kub-Basin-8Kub-Basin-4design-Kub-Basin

Post

ADDED COLOR

Leave a reply

Screen shot 2013-02-22 at 11.34.32 AM

A ceramic trivet from the Australian retailer, Country Road. Pretty yellow.

Post

PIG FEAT

Leave a reply

narrow white spacenarrow white spacere8idyjg

 

The plus sign-shaped slot on this piggy bank caught my attention. The matte white and abstracted form are quite fine, too.

Post

FLASHY

Leave a reply

Dezeen_Grip-Torch-by-Alexander-Taylor_3

 

 

Bicycle handlebar grips were the inspiration for these LED torches (flashlights) designed by the British designer Alexander Taylor. And Yves Klein blue (and a variety of other vibrant hues) will stand out nicely in a sea of generic tools.

Dezeen_Grip-Torch-by-Alexander-Taylor_7