August 2007 archive

Snap and Dine!

‘Snap and Dine’ is a portable lunch setting by Demelza Hill that reinforces table manners and etiquette. This is achieved through the products’ traditional aesthetic and the layout of of a formal dinner setting. This single-use three-course table setting, integrates disposable cutlery with traditional intricate tableware. The design expands the possibilities of eating outdoors in […] Read more…

X-Ray art

Looking at these ethereal photographs taken by dutch artist Albert Koetsier, it is hard to associate them with the context they are usually used for as ‘office art’ and generic images seen in stores like Ikea. The method behind their creation is actually the use of an x-ray machine rendering simple objects lumunious and sometimes […] Read more…

Please use a coaster…

Ella Doran’s quirky take on coasters bring a touch of modern vintage to the home. Her ‘Vintage Plates Coasters’ can be found on the Hidden Art website shop. The collection also includes placemats! Read more…

Office Pets

Vitra Edition is an extension of Vitra, the international furniture company focusing mainly on design in the workplace. Vitra Edition is a kind of playground for designers to create products without the constraints of the market and gives the designers a sense of creative liberation effecting in surprising results. I like these office pets by […] Read more…

Spell It Out…

Via Letter is a discovery that i have been hoarding for a while, saving it for the right occasion – having not found one as yet, i thought it was time to share! This online facility allows you to send special messages using real letters through the quaint method of post! If you want to […] Read more…

Silhouette

Andrew Tanner’s ‘Silhouette’ collection is reminiscent of the trend in Victorian interiors which displayed plates on walls for purely decorative and non-functional purposes. Computer cutting techniques are used on the surface of bone china plates to pierce romantic imagery through the body of the clay. Read more…

Caravan Style

The website alone for this boutique in the heart of Spitalfield’s market in London’s East End, is inspiration enough. A series of beautiful collages displaying ‘Caravan’s’ style of products are reminiscent of faded seaside vignettes. The boutique itself reflects this uniqueness, carrying an eclectic array of furniture, fashion and vintage inspired accessories for the home. Read more…

Greenwich Letterpress

Located in the heart of the West Village in New York, Greenwich Letterpress is a retro style stationary shop, specialising in gorgeous and whimsical cards and wrapping paper made using the artisanal old-fashioned method of the Letterpress. Run by sister’s Amy and Beth who originate from a family of printers, the store specialises in custom […] Read more…

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