Design Pieces from aprogramthatprovides

Design Pieces from aprogramthatprovides

Yesterday I stumbled across this cool little tumblr site that sells different pieces of design titled ‘aprogramthatprovides’, most of which are right up my alley. A few that I’ll point out straight away include the salt and pepper pots by Enzo Mari that are featured in the 5th image from the top. I haven’t come across these before but it was designed for Zani and Zani in 1986, they’re actually made out of steel and used to come in a set of 6 to hold oil …

Tekio by Anthony Dickens

Tekio by Anthony Dickens

We now move our attention towards an English based designer who has undertaken a project influenced by the design style of Japan, so something that feels quite at home in our archive. Given our admiration for the Japanese style we can be rather predictable with our content sometimes, although we have been quite good lately so I don’t feel all that guilty for sharing this project today. The film compiles a short interview with the designer …

Martin Visser, Exhibition of 1960’s Dutch Modernist Furniture at Rocket Gallery

Martin Visser, Exhibition of 1960’s Dutch Modernist Furniture at Rocket Gallery

Rocket Gallery in London recently opened an exhibition dedicated to the one and only Martin Visser, the dutch designer who from the late 1950’s to early 1970’s was Head of Design at ‘t Spectrum. He actually acquired the company during the 1960’s which I guess shows just how dedicated he was to the work he produced there, he basically shaped the company’s aesthetics and and branding …

Short Film from Just So

Short Film from Just So

In terms of commercial reach Adidas are of course one of the largest in the world, so it’s natural for us as independents to stray away from the work that they do. That’s not being critical, just being honest. Today however at risk of sounding like a hypocrite I wanted to support a project they’re undertaking through London based agency Just So as they go on a quest to uncover raw creative talent. This perhaps sounds a little tacky on the surface but …

HAL Chair by Jasper Morrison

HAL Chair by Jasper Morrison

Although we generally tend to touch up mid-century style designers here I’m also a big admirer of designers like Jasper Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa, Dieter Rams and other industrial designers who are a bit more current and that are still working today. Naoto for example has a tendency to keep things simplistic and stripped down, always concerned with the emotions that we attach to objects over the years and how things function with us in our …

Labour and Wait, New Online Shop

Labour and Wait, New Online Shop

Lately I’ve been an early bird, waking up at the silly hours of the morning seems like the only way for me to get work done efficiently and in a timely manner. It also extends my day and I’d have it no other way, sometimes I like to call it “the calm before the storm”. So in the early hours of this morning I luckily stumbled across the new Labour and Wait website which really grabbed my attention, they’ve just overhauled their whole on …

The Shirt Photographed by Koto Bolofo for Margaret Howell

The Shirt Photographed by Koto Bolofo for Margaret Howell

Routing around this morning I came across a series that I viewed earlier in the month taken by photographer Koto Bolofo for Margaret Howell. At the time I really enjoyed the selection but I didn’t really get a chance to see the full series as such, so when I floated across to the Japanese version of the Margaret Howell website and viewed these in full screen I …

Food Stills by Jason Lowe

Food Stills by Jason Lowe

Award-winning food and travel photographer Jason Lowe is a genius in my eyes, his works are always something special and really captivate my attention. There’s not one photograph that I’ve seen of his that disappoints, today I thought I would present a little series of food stills which are all in black and white. Jason has won many awards for his food photography over the years and has worked with some of the fine …

PureReversal by Build

PureReversal by Build

This short by Build, a London-based graphic design studio, has been beautifully produced and crafted. I really enjoyed …