Monthly ArchivesApril 2009

NEW FIREKITES VIDEO standard

Firekites are an indie rock group from Newcastle, Australia. Autumn Story is from their debut album ‘The Bowery’, out now on Spunk Records. Yanni Kronenberg and Lucinda Schreiber directed this beautiful chalk animation video for their single Autumn Story. The video has been out less than a week and already it’s highly blogged about putting Firekites as a group to watch for on this music junkie’s radar.

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PUTTING THE FUN BACK IN DYSFUNCTIONAL: CHAIRS FOR THE DYSFUNCTIONAL image

Chairs for the Dysfunctional are a series of seats designed to illustrate different social sitting habits. More than that, they question the way we interact with inanimate objects in our daily lives. The chairs were designed by Alice Wang; a recent graduate of MA Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art.I particularly like this piece that allows you to update your status on the back of your chair. It brings to light the ridiculous behavior of letting the world know what we’re up to or what kind of mood we’re in at all times. This chair will be shown at the Salone Satellite at the Milan Furniture Fair (22-27 April, 2009) next week. There’s also the chair that equalizes ...

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PANTONE PRODUCTS image

I forgot about this one! A post I wrote in January and forgot to publish. Better late than never . . . To understand why this post is cool it helps if you have a basic idea of what Pantone is. If you’re in the know just skip the next paragraph and get to the good stuff quicker. Pantone Inc. is a U.S. corporation that is best known for its PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® (Yes, that’s PMS for short…some marketing director was asleep in that meeting). PMS is a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of colored paint, fabric and plastics. The idea behind PMS is to allow designers to ‘color ...

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OCEAN: WATER-INSPIRED SINKS image

                Since doing design work for a high-end bathroom/kitchen faucet company, I find myself noticing bathroom fixtures around town more than I care to admit. Recently I came (virtually) across the Ocean sink from Bandini. With ceiling mounted faucets, this sculptural, yet entirely functional piece is an eye-catching organic form. The Ocean wash basin is available in black and white, and two sizes which can be combined into different formations due to their modular nature. It’s f’n cool!

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