With their project 'Mobile hospitality' the designers Anna Rosinke and Maciej Chmara built a mobile wheelbarrow kitchen. A table and ten folding stools can be moved from place to place to sit and eat in a public space, with the possibility of spontaneous passers-by joining. At this big table, design meets delight and generates a nice opportunity to get to know each other. The formal language of the objects is kept very clear and deals consciously with certain aesthetics. All the objects are made out of massive wood and replenished with additional functions, like for example a foot pump for running water or pots with growing spices. An important aim for the design process was to bring a smile to people passing by and to communicate with very basic means the sensuality and delight of food-culture. All objects are foldable and mobile.
This little package came in the other day which was a nice surprise, we expected we'd have to go out and buy one! Stoked with the spread, some nice talent in amongst Top Graphic Design Series - Brochure, Brand & Packaging 2012.
Here's a little sneak peek at a few projects we're working on at the moment, big thanks to the loyal names that keep coming back - We couldn't do it without you!
A quick clip here showing a little of what was going on behind the scenes at the Garage shoot last week, if you're after some new gear check out there site Here!
We've recently been working with the guys at Hidden Garage to help show off some of their new gear. Keep an eye out for the website and product launch around the end of the week!
Our door is always open. Apart from when the dog is here. Then it is closed.
We have recently been working with the guys at Goodnature to help promote some wicked gear they have developed over the past few years. Help save our native bush and bird population by spreading the word! Choice.
Lego has been dominating the toy world for a long time, and still manages to put out new and engaging campaigns on the regular. This one by Jung Von Matt is so geniously simple; it features the likes of Southpark, Ninja Turtles, Donald Duck, The Simpsons, Asterix And Oblix, and a whole pile more.
This clip is going to make you want to jump right back into that weekend. Couldn't save it until friday! Check out this group of highly talented filmers and fishermen at Frontside fly.
We love dogs, espicially ones that chase things and are so chilled they will stand on anything. Check this guy and his dog standing around. Maddie on things.
This is wicked! Im liking the google translation - "For the art installation 'Manifest Destiny!' is it about a three meter high wooden cabin of Mark and Jenny Chapman Reigelman was on the side wall of the 'Grant Hotel des Arts' in San Francisco mounted. The cabin materials and design reminiscent of the 19th Century and thus arouses romantic memories of the America of yesteryear. At the same time pointed out that the American dream - from rags to riches; middle of the 19th century, still lived by many - no longer existent. Rents are here among the highest in the country, there are few jobs for well trained and the number of homeless people is rising steadily. In just a few years, the optimism of a vanished nation and the people fighting in movements such as 'Occupy Wall Street' greed and against the takeover of a few rich."
An amazing clip showing NZ has some serious wood working talent. We've got to get ourselves a lathe..
We recently hosted an exhibition for talented photographer Elsa Thorp who is about to take back off to Berlin. There are still one or two prints left, so take a look at her work!
Check out some of the work by Oakland based designer, illustrator, photographer Mark Giglio.
Some awesome stuff from a skilled artist, that Pencil Pirate is the I$H.
Portrait of an Iceberg by Simon Harsent is an amazing collection of ice. He captures exteremly moody and beautiful images that seem to have a mind of their own. Definately worth the visit to explore the amazing world of ice.
Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.
There should be more of these photos in the world. Source, unknown.
An amazing project here by Bartholomäus Traubeck. This genius created a record player that plays slices of wood. A tree's year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music based on the year ring data. Those are analyzed for their thickness and growth rate and are then mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appeareance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.
This guy deserves some sort of medal.
Facture is a project by Phil Cuttance. Phil was brought to our attention from the guys at Goodnature, and for a bloody good reason! If you like product design, ceramics, geometrics, and good people doing good things, read on!
The FACETURE series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create the each object's form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique. First the mould of the object is hand-made by scoring and cutting a sheet of 0.5mm plastic sheet. This sheet is then folded, cut and taped into the overall shape of the product that is to be cast. The mould's final shape, and strength, is dictated by which triangular facets I pop in and out. I do this each time I ready the mould for the next object, meaning that no two castings are the same. I then mix a water-based casting resin that is cast in the mould where it sets solid. The resin is poured into the hollow mould and rolled around to coat and encase the sides, controlled by me on the casting jig on the machine. The material soon sets creating a hollow solid object. Then another, different coloured measure of resin is poured into the same mould, and swirled around inside, over the first. When it has set, the mould is removed to reveal the solid set cast piece. The casting appears with sharp accurate lines and a digital quality to its aesthetic, a visual 'surprise' considering the 'lo-fi', hand-made process from which it came. The mould is then cleaned and ready for re-use.
Check out Phils website for a wicked video of his process, and the beautiful handmade machine in action.
A slice of what Doc got up to on his last venture to Bali.. shaping at Deus, logging Tugu and all the scooter riff-raff you can imagine. Music by Radio Moscow - 'City Lights.' This post goes out to our good friend Tom Baker who is on a Journey up north to kickstart a passion for shaping boards. We will be sure to post his latest work here in the future!
Check this music video from Wu Lyf, directed by Jamie Allen from LYF australia.
Fear Less is a collaborative project between Jordan Metcalf & Daniel Ting Chong. The artworks are all representative of weapons/items used in acts of crime in South Africa, both by criminal and the law. These objects have a beautiful tangible quality to them that definately deserves your eyes!
We first came across Bestmade about a year ago, and have been keeping a close eye ever since. Designer and author Peter Buchanan-Smith, and outdoorsman and environmental entrepreneur Graeme Cameron brought out the first line of axes back in 2009, and now have an impressive display of beautiful and quality products ranging from maple syrup throught to cloth extension cords.
If you are interested in furniture design at all, you have to check out Kaspar Hamacher. We especially like his burning methods, and might even give it a go in the studio.. One of the masters of contemporary furniture design, he can kit out our space any day!
Italian Graphic designer Luca Vagnini, based in Pesaro, is the creator behind Chick Lamp – a simple, attractive and portable rectangular light on legs. The simplistic and modest form of the Chick Lamp allows it to be used as a table lamp due to its size, or as a portable floor lamp, providing a lantern-like effect. Made with oak wood, the lamp has been designed with the option of both black and white lacquered iron rods. The whole structure is fixed by only two small screws located under the wooden box and is best used with low energy bulbs. It has a retro quality to it, which certainly appeals.
Welcome to 1989, this is where we'll post updates on what we are up to, things that intrigue us and anything else we feel like forcing upon your eyes and ears.
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