Whoever said print was dead hasn’t visited ad agency Oktavilla’s recent office makeover in Stockholm. Designed by Elding Oscarson, the surprising office is lined with hundreds of recycled periodicals from the agency, littering the walls with color, texture and typography…
January 15, 2013
The handcrafted furniture of Another Country is elegant in its intentional simplicity. Each piece, made by hand from environmentally responsible materials. Watch this beautiful video about the craft and process of Another Country.
Beautiful to look at as well as experience. For the re-vamp of the trend setting East London restaurant Bistrotheque, Another Country was asked to provide dramatic, contiguous lengths of their Bespoke Benches with backs, finished in a hand applied black lacquer. Just look at the glorious result.
“Our designs are archetypal, calling on the familiar and unpretentious forms of British Country kitchen style, Shaker, traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodwork for inspiration. We endeavor to re-interpret the spirit and functionality of these honest forms of furniture for a modern customer. We endeavour to produce our product and run our business at the most sustainable level possible. We source timber that is FSC certified from either UK, European and US suppliers, manufacture in workshops in the UK and Europe, pack and deliver directly to you.We intend for our product to last and we do everything possible to give them longevity.”
From upholstered pieces, such as their Day Bed 1, which is an instant classic, to stools, tables and even accessories, their line is growing carefully and briskly. Be sure to check out their work on their website: Another Country.
Images and excerpts sourced at Another Country
January 15, 2013
If you are looking for very cool and easy (i.e. not too much time and not too hard) design project to tackle during the holiday, consider making this pretty faceted vase. It’s totally clean, modern and cool and anything that has a little sparkle (or glitter) works for me. Click here to head over to Oh Happy Day for the full project and to download the free template – oh la la.
(Image via Oh Happy Day)
January 14, 2013
Last month marked the official launch of the long awaited furniture collection designed by Brad Pitt and built by Pollaro. A wide range of work was introduced, signed and issued in limited edition quantities. Frank Pollaro looked at a sketch book of Mr. Pitts containing design sketches he had worked on over a 10 year period. Impressed, he invited Mr. Pitt to collaborate on an exclusive product line. Pitt’s design paired with Pollaro’s craftsmanship. Beautiful.
“Over a four-year development period, driven by their common vision of unequalled quality, Brad and Frank created the Pitt-Pollaro collection. Designed by Pitt, built by Pollaro. Every piece in the Pitt-Pollaro collection is hand crafted. All are limited editions and are numbered and signed by both Pitt & Pollaro.”
Images sourced at Pitt & Pollaro via Wallpaper.
January 14, 2013
Furniture designer, Leonard Theosabrata, a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, tackled his late father’s greatest challenge by designing a seat capable of conforming to individual bodies based on weight and movement. And….it’s pretty to boot!
The ergonomically designed chairs and benches sold through the French furniture house, Accupunto, are constructed with bungie cords and individual polypropylene ”needles” that press on various points of the body to release pressure not unlike an acupuncture treatment.
With a range of colors available, and countless customization opportunities for the corporate crowd, the chairs could not only heal our bodies but transform our workspaces as well.
All photos via Accupunto