Sunday, 30 August 2009

Industrail Facility: Sam Hecht

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin formed design studio Industrial Facility in 2002 to explore the junction between product and space.
You can also but some of their stuff at their online shop http://

Tom Dixon

"Established in 2002 by Tom Dixon and David Begg, Tom Dixon is a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture.

With a recognised commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the Tom Dixon brand is inspired by the unique heritage, the individualistic innovation and the robust, no nonsense engineering of these small islands.
Today the Tom Dixon portfolio consists of over 45 products of lighting and furniture. Product is sold through a large network of dealers in over 52 countries world-wide. The brand launches new collections annually at major international venues such as the Milan Furniture Fair, ICFF and 100% Design London.

In 2005, Tom Dixon created a public installation of 80 meters of public seating based around a rubber theme to celebrate the launch of the London Design festival and in 2006 the seating theme was extended with the 'Chair Grab', 500 polystyrene chairs were given to the general public. In 2007, Tom Dixon organised the 'Great Light Giveaway' of 1000 lights with a low energy bulb to the general public, bringing further awareness to the use of CFL's and sustainability within design."

Saturday, 29 August 2009


Two new products from Alessi's fall/winter collection. (via core77)

Awesome Candle Holders

By Liam Hopkins of Lazerian (Via Dezeen)

Friday, 28 August 2009

Geek Chic Mobile Speakers

By Japanese artist Yoshihiko Satoh for Marumiya Furniture. (Via TheDesignBlog)

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Kor One Bottles

Kor One bottles have hidden meaning behind their coloured exterior.

"When a product you're buying comes in different colors, picking one is just a matter of taste; but with the new line of RKS-Designed Kor One bottles, released as part of the Thirst for Giving program, selecting a color will directly benefit a particular water-related charity.

With each KOR ONE color tied to a specific cause, KOR will donate 1% of all sales to this select group. The original Ocean Blue KOR ONE supports Ocean Protection through the Agalita Marine Research Foundation. Sunrise Orange is for the Container Recycling Institute, while Sawgrass Green sales support Watershed Protection through The Wetlands Initiative. Orchid Pink is for the Global Water Crisis, with purchases supporting Blue Planet Run, a non-profit dedicated to bringing the global community together to provide safe drinking water to the more than one billion people who suffer for lack of access to clean water.

All four lustrous colors are made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester and include the original KOR ONE's see-through design (eliminating worries of what might be hidden inside a metal bottle), innovative one-handed opening, a cap you can't lose, inspirational KOR Stone inside lid, and a "just right" spout big enough for ice cubes and easy on the lips." (Via Core77)

80's Japanese Honda Ads

"Honda's Global Small Car Platform, shared by the City, the Fit, the Airwave, and the Mobilo, moved the gas-tank from underneath the rear seats to underneath the front seats, allowing for more leg room in the back and a taller perspective in the front. While researching some of the Global Small Car Platform predecessors to the Fit, Thom Moran came across the ad for the City (see above) and subsequently assembled a small collection of early 80's Honda ads for the Japanese Market and sent them to us.
Aside from their sheer entertainment value (and strangely contemporary feel), we like these ads because they reveal what Western commercial culture from the 80s looked like from the outside, employing things like space jams, Madness (yes, the ska band), hot dogs and vague French-ness to depict their new cars in more "Western" contexts. " (Via Core77)


Innovative design company Junktion breathe new life into junk and turn it into desireable furniture pieces to help change the perception people have on waste.
(via Inhabitat)

Multitouch Barcelona

Istanbul Design Week

"This year, Istanbul Design Weekend took place between 18-21 June 2009 with the theme of "Mediterranean Design between Present and Future". The four day event aimed to offer two core groups of activities linked by the theme of Mediterranean design." (

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Another Product Design Definition

Can't remember where I took this from but I think its a pretty good explanation of product design;

"a sub-field of industrial design, product design is a field that uses various processes to develop physical solutions to specific needs. Products might make use of electronics but are not required to. They may be mass produced, custom-made or customized."

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Emma Caselton's Recipe Timer

"Designer Emma Caselton has come up with a smart recipe holder for the wannabe cook who’s experiencing in the kitchen. This device has a creative way of telling what to do and when to do it. There’s a chronological timing bar that slides down the sheet ensuring you’re getting the timing right for all your ingredients. Although it’ll only work with the special printed recipes for the arm to follow, Emma’s neat concept sure makes for a nice addition in the kitchen if you plan on getting both the chicken and the veggies done at the same time." (from

Josh Finkle

Graphics, jewellery, sketching, products and some photography thrown in there too!