Closely Separated Vase

October 29th, 2008

Bowls, plates and cups are merged into the Closely Separated Vase, designed by Michael Geertsen. Available at muuto.

Closely Separated Vase by Michael Geertsen

found at designboom weblog

Daisy Vase

September 29th, 2008

The Daisy Vase is one of the smallest vases I know. Giffin’TerMeer used classic BICâ„¢ ballpoint pens and hand blow-molded them into these little vases, each one is unique. You can buy one for $29 at the designboom shop, the designboom weblog has some making of pictures.

Daisy Vase by giffin\'termeer

Daisy Vase by giffin\'termeerDaisy Vase by giffin\'termeer

Show RCA 2008

June 30th, 2008

The Royal College of Art in London is currently showing the work of their postgraduate students: Show RCA 2008. Here are some projects:

Home Sweet Home by Marie Retpen (Ceramics & Glass).

Home Sweet Home by Marie Retpen

The Aftermath by Caroline TattersallThe Aftermath by Caroline Tattersall (Ceramics & Glass).

Blog Bot Platform by Andrew Broomfield (Design Interactions).

Blog Bot Platform is an open source system which I have developed for creating Different types of Blogging objects. Turning Simple experiences into online encounters. These bots ‘tweet’ to their experiences to micro blogging services. I am interested in how people react when they encounter these Blogjects invading their web 2.0 space.

Blog Bot Platform by Andrew Broomfield

White Lies by Alice Wang (Design Interactions).

This scale allows one to lie to him/herself.
The further back you stand, the lighter you become.
The user can gradually move closer and closer to reality.

White Lies by Alice Wang

Nanofutures: Sensual Interfaces by Christopher Woebken (Design Interactions).

Rather than focusing on the current development of nanotechnology, such as creating lighter and stronger materials, this project focuses on exploring its potential further, creating more manipulative prototypes such as organic electronics.

What do organic computing look like and how will our relationship with these products change? Can organic electronics with biosensors open up new possibilities for sensual and poetic designs?

Seeds contain material and information needed to grow organisms as well as algorithms for device networking. Using seeds as a simulation for smart dust, it allows one to easily visualize new interactions such as breaking, sharing, throwing away and mining data. These new interactions not only generate new behaviors but also redefine existing stereotypical electronic products.

Nanofutures: Sensual Interfaces by Christopher Woebken

Plugless Sink by Maja Ganszyniec (Design Products).

Plugless sink is exactly that, a sink without a plughole. To get rid of the grey water we have to tip the water out. By doing so we become more conscious of how much water we are using and mainly throwing away. This sink shows the value of water through its volume and promotes water re-usage.

Plugless Sink by Maja Ganszyniec

Potato Chips by Cyrille Najjar (Design Products).

Potato Chips by Cyrille Najjar

The Fastest Clock in the World by Freddie Yauner (Design Products).

Exhausted Cutlery by Kathryn Hinton (Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery).

Exhausted Cutlery by Kathryn Hinton

Baby Moon

June 23rd, 2008

Baby Moon by Anna Torfs

Baby Moon by Anna Torfs.

Shade & Randomly Crystallized

April 20th, 2008

My favorites Swedes of Front Design also presented new work this week. This first project is called ‘Shade’, they are hand drawn objects which are materialized like illustrations. I guess you remember their Sketch Furniture project.

Shade by Front Design

‘Randomly Crystallized’ was commissioned by Swarovski for their Crystal Palace. Front Design merged precision-cut crystals with hot liquid crystal to create these unique objects. I find this lamp more interesting than the vases they did.

Randomly Crystallized by Front Design - processRandomly Crystallized by Front Design - lamp

RGB Vases

March 4th, 2008

rgb_vase.jpgThis is not just one vase but 3, a red , a green and a blue one. It was a reinterpretation of Veuve-Cliquot identity color for a design competion by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Designed by Oscar Diaz.
found at MoCo Loco


April 2nd, 2007


Fabbriche, a very nice collection of vases and a glass by Rosaria Rattin for Kose.

Softener Bottle Vase

December 20th, 2006

vase.jpgYou still need to do some last minute Christmas shopping and you still live at “Hotel Mama”?
I’m sure she will appreciate this vase.

porcelain textiles

October 31st, 2006


Sarah Grove makes porcelain vases and jugs, but their surfaces look like upholstery and textured textiles to suggest comfort and luxury.