// Blog Archive
12 Sep / Omega Wall Ceramic Heater
Anvos studio presents one of their last project, the Omega wall ceramic heater. From its functions, Omega has no difference with its analogs, but it has rather original form, it is vertical. And such layout gives several advantage.
First, the using of non-usual fan makes it less noisy. Innovate integration of ceramic heat settings helps it to make the air warmer. And original form of air duct lets the air to be spread effectively in horizontal area. Of no small importance is that the heater hang on the wall not far from floor. It helps to take colder air, so it is more effective than similar products, which hang near the ceiling.
06 Sep / The Moving Tropism Well Fountain
The Tropism Well by UK-based Poietic Studio is a revolutionary version the commonly known water fountain. Sensing the approach of an individual the well begins to lean automatically as water is pumped into the stem, pouring enough water to fill a glass. An elegant sculptural installation piece, The Tropism Well is both beautiful and intriguing. It is also unashamedly functional, existing simply to quench your thirst. Watch the motion of the Tropism in the video after the pictures.
Through the synthesis of nature and technology, these structures explore the relationships we have with objects and spaces that surround us on a daily basis. The simple gestural connection creates a stimulating and symbolic moment. The Tropism Well uses natural laws of physics to function. Once it has seen you, the gentle bowing motion is created simply by moving water up and down the stem.
Botanicus Interacticus from Disney Research turns plants into multi-touch surfaces, simply by placing an electrode in the soil.
Botanicus Interacticus has a number of unique properties. This instrumentation of living plants is simple, non-invasive, and does not damage the plants: it requires only a single wire placed anywhere in the plant soil. Botanicus Interacticus allows for rich and expressive interaction with plants. It allows to use such gestures as sliding fingers on the stem of the orchid, detecting touch and grasp location, tracking proximity between human and a plant, and estimating the amount of touch contact, among others.
And then botany education changed forever.
The original spun metal designs (circa 1930-1940) of Russel Wright ® are being reissued by HK Designs under exclusive license with Russel Wright Studios. The decorative pieces are manufactured to the exact dimension, material, finish and process as the originals.
Russel Wright (1904-1976) was one of the most influential American designers of the 20th Century, a true pioneer of mid-century Modern design. Russel designed thousands of objects over his lifetime, which included home furnishings, serving accessories, light fixtures, textiles, appliances, interiors, buildings and landscapes, the most famous being his American Modern dinnerware.
His innovative designs were aimed at an easier and informal way of living. Russel, along with his wife Mary, invented lifestyle marketing and was the first designer of the 20th century to promote his own name on the products.
In the early 1930’s, Russel shifted the nation’s aesthetics towards modernism and revolutionized the way people lived. Inspired by a variety of diverse sources, he created a uniquely American style that was both elegant and informal. His early works in spun aluminum, incorporating new materials and technology, launched his career and crystallized his philosophy of “good design is for everyone”.
Today, his original works are highly prized by collectors and are a part of many museums permanent collections. Dragon Rock and Manitoga, Wright’s extraordinary home and surrounding landscape in Garrison NY, is a National Historic Landmark.
OUT – Outdoor Unconventional Texture. Have you ever heard such a thing? Well, we hadn’t either and it completely blows our minds. Not only is this a great concept but they have incredible designs that will spruce up any of your outdoor walls and help turn your space into your own modern paradise.
The prints are graphic (sometimes colorful) and will definitely take things up a notch by turning any dull surface into a focal wall. We do it on the interior so why not outside also? Who needs new siding when you can just wallpaper your exterior?
22 Jul / Phat Knits by Bauke Knottnerus
Dutch designer Bauke Knottnerus presents a unique joining of art and furniture in his new work Phat Knits. At first glance it appears to be designed as furniture for seating, but upon further inspection you can see its resemblance to oversized knitted pieces.
The intent was to shape textiles through the use of PVC needles as part of a material design. It has been lauded by observers as furniture in some cases and others asdecorative art.
When you live in the city, it’s easy to lose touch of some of mother nature’s simple offerings like a breeze or wild plant life. Keeping in mind how these things can inspire appreciation of nature, the designers at Pensa created this unique lighting solution that mimics the shape and sway of water reeds.
Powered by the water’s current, the Light Reeds provide a subtle, romantic glow to public areas while offering a deeper connection to the waterfront.
WM Series furniture are designe by New Zealand designer Tim Webber. The furnitures are made of metal and wood. The “WM series” can be described as a clean, stripped back aesthetic, with the simplicity of the forms and mixture of materials creating bold, striking items.
The works are an exploration of the relationship between some of the two most common materials used in furniture design – wood and metal. The idea was to see how they can contrast yet complement each other in a single piece of furniture or lighting.
Both materials hold quite different emotional responses that have been developed over time through people’s personal experiences with various objects. Wood typically holds a very warm, rich, natural feel, while steel is often described as cold, hard and unforgiving. However, when these two materials are mated together there seems be a harmony that forms in the juxtaposition of these two very different materials.
Metal components of the furniture and lighting have been finished in vibrant powdercoat colours, which I think enhances this contrast between the wood and metal, all while creating approachable objects that have the ability to inject striking colour and warmth into any environment.
The powdercoat finish is also a nice exploration aesthetically due to the almost plastic type look it gives the steel, which somewhat alters the metals’ characteristics. It’s not until the item is personally touched and held that it becomes clear the metal still holds its typical traits.
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