Kamis, 31 Januari 2013

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Design Year Book

Cecilia Paredes' Landscapes Art

Posted: 31 Jan 2013 08:28 AM PST

Artist Cecilia Paredes experiments with her own body in her recent project titled 'Landscapes' where she blend into the background wallpaper. The collection shows parts of her body - mainly her back and her hands - painted in the same design as the wallpaper she is standing infront of. With the help of her assistants, she wrap, cover or paint her body with the same pattern of the material and "re-present" herself as part of the landscape. Working just like camouflage, the effect makes it hard to distinguish Ms Paredes from the wallpaper. Her hair is often the only thing that makes her form visible.

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Selasa, 29 Januari 2013

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RIVELI Art Shelving by Mark Kinsley

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 07:21 AM PST

Storage shelves doesn't have to be boring, bulky and bland. The RIVELI Art Shelving System, designed by Mark Kinsley from Chicago is a smart modular, wall mounted shelving system that dynamically incorporates stunning artwork like a cityscape or even Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' on the underside.

The beauty of RIVELI lies within its ability to transform into any number of functional shelving layout. With each shelf pivots independently of the others, one can quickly change up upon the look and the display any time you like. Fold them up to create a beautiful image, or fold them down to display books and much more.


Senin, 21 Januari 2013

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Design Year Book

Dia Calendar by Goncalo Campos

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 08:27 AM PST

Portuguese product designer, Gonçalo Campos has created the calendar- Dia, that allows you to see the year pass more naturally letting you interpret the time that passes in an intuitive way, adding one piece per day. It's universal puzzle pieces allow an expression of how you see the year, how you personally relate to it, or wish it will be, by arranging their place and drawing with them, as you build your year.

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Selasa, 15 Januari 2013

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Endangered Animals iPhone Case by ANICASE

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 08:15 AM PST

ANICASE is a company based in NYC founded by Bo and Shin Han, designs adorable 3D iPhone cases based on endangered animals. Each cute case is molded to resemble an endangered species with their stories and origin printed inside the case while offering durable protection for your phone. A portion of the profits from every one sold goes to help protect endangered species the world over.

I'm a panda
Meet the Giant Panda from southern China. These creatures love bamboo as it consists 99% of their diet. There are only 1,600 of them because of climate change, cultivation of flatter habitats, and poaching by humans.


Kamis, 10 Januari 2013

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Opera Camper Trailer by YSIN

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 03:43 AM PST

Outdoor living has never been so elegance with The OPERA, a camper trailer or more specifically the 'mobile designer suite' designed by Netherlands-based YSIN after the Sydney Opera House. With the aim to make camping a luxurious of a comfortable hotel against the backdrop of nature, OPERA can transform itself from a trailer into a comfortable camping space within minutes. The OPERA features two electrically adjustable beds that can be transformed into one, a private ceramic toilet and two sinks, a top-loading refrigerator, a 30 liter water tank and water pump, LED lighting and even a teak veranda. The Opera also has a boiler that supplies warm water to the outdoor kitchen and the exterior shower, hot air heating, two cupboards, and a wine storage cabinet as well as baggage and clothing storage.

With OPERA, a whole new world will open up to you. 


Selasa, 08 Januari 2013

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ISOLA Easy Chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 06:23 AM PST

This modern design easy chair is designed for today people, where we constantly connected to the Internet via laptops, tablets and other portable devices. While using these devices, our seating postures change to a more leisure relaxed fashion. As a response to this, Claesson Koivisto Rune designed the ISOLA Easy Chair, a wide and roomy seating with a gently organic shape lacking an obvious direction combined with an integrated oval-shaped tabletop.

Of course, the small tabletop close at hand also makes for a very practical place to rest your book, wine or a bite to eat too.

Tacchini is an Italian furniture company stood out for high quality and its indissoluble relation with contemporary design right away. Tacchini is nowadays a reference point in furniture business, thanks to its constant stylistic and functional research, project and product culture, care for people and environment. 

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Selasa, 01 Januari 2013

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SMR Partnered with Hudson Reed

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 07:38 AM PST

SMR Bathrooms: Recommended by Hudson Reed

SMR Bathrooms is a supplier of bathroom fittings based in Portsmouth. They were established in 2002 and, after initially focusing on the distribution of heated towel rails, widened their product range to include column radiators, designer radiators and cast iron radiators. In addition to this they also began to offer a varied range of bathroom brassware including taps, shower fittings and accessories to provide a complete portfolio of bathroom fittings to their customers.

Although the company is internet-based (their website can be found at http://www.smrbathrooms.co.uk/) they wish to remain as accessible to their customers as possible and maintain a small showroom on the Fishers Grove Business Estate where members of the public can visit them to view some of the product ranges that are displayed. Following the firm's success, the site has expanded significantly over recent years and their skilled staff are on hand to answer any queries you may have and provide the best possible advice on all aspects of bathroom design and fitting.

SMR Bathrooms pride themselves on three key things: the best quality products, unparalleled customer service and affordable prices. This makes them an ideal fit for Hudson Reed, one of the world's finest bathroom fittings manufacturers. SMR is a proud stockist of Hudson Reed goods and one of only eight authorised online dealers of Hudson Reed products across the UK. Their range is wide and varied and enough to cover all tastes, including but not limited to the following products:

  • bathroom taps 
  • bathroom furniture 
  • bathroom mirrors 
  • shower valves
  • shower heads
  • shower trays
  • bathroom radiators
  • designer radiators
  • radiator valves
  • wet-room screens
  • dream shower panels
  • I-Flow wireless showers

All of the Hudson Reed products that are available through SMR can be found at this page of SMR's website: http://www.smrbathrooms.co.uk/acatalog/hudson-reed-lp.html. Hudson Reed is dedicated to bringing its customers the latest designs, utilising the most up-to-date technology to do so. Their in-house product design team benefits from a development system audited to ISO9001 standards, the independently audited international standard that ensures that the relevant products meet all statutory and regulatory requirements, while their on-site testing house puts each product through the rigorous process of evaluation and testing for endurance and performance. As such, this means that each Hudson Reed product is designed, sourced, evaluated and warehoused to the highest possible standard - a factor as important to Hudson Reed as it is to SMR.

SMR utilises its access to Hudson Reed stock to ensure that every product it offers can be delivered to a customer almost anywhere in the UK the day following the order, while deliveries to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland can be shipped to arrive a few days after order.

This level of service is a key factor in SMR's continued success. As a customer, knowing that the bathroom product you are ordering comes from a specialist, approved dealer and will arrive promptly gives you plenty of reassurances about ordering such a quality online. The company's history and continued partnership with Hudson Reed speaks volumes for the quality of the products they sell and the level of service they provide.