Archive for August 2nd, 2010

Jens Martin Skibsted, a Danish industrial designer, urban mobility is a fertile ground for experimentation.


In 1998, Skibsted founded Biomega, a luxury bicycle brand whose unique two-wheelers are in the collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art and the SFMOMA. In recent years, Skibsted  designed an entire line of city bikes that fold up or feature bike locks integrated into the frame. Recently, Skibsted and his partners in the KIBISI design studio have taken a less grounded look at the future of urban mobility.

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Antwerp-based designer Stefan Schöning’s origami-inspired polypropylene ‘Folder’ chair. Produced by Bulo, our new seat comes swathed in fine calf by leather experts Delvaux.

Most doll’s houses are mini versions of existing homes, but when we asked London-based TDO to design a contemporary doll’s house, it opted for the opposite approach. Using Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye as a starting point, TDO decided to create a house that could one day become a full-scale reality. To allow for interaction with all areas, the house is designed vertically. Once opened, it reveals a miniature modernist world traversed by a series of ramps that form a striking lattice structure. When closed, a flick of a switch deftly transforms the house into a softly glowing lamp, its translucent façade hinting at the fun within.

Photograph by Jason Pietra

Wallpaper* Handmade: The Products | Interiors | Wallpaper* Magazine.

by Ionna Vautrin

I don’t see Hand held mirrors redesigned to often. I love this design, I only wish the mirror was recessed into to wood, it looks abit cheap just glued on top.

Made from acacia (a wood that doesn’t deteriorate on contact with water), which features two mirrors, a light, a towel hook, a comb, a toothbrush holder, and shelves, all with a contemporary yet organic feel.

Wallpaper* Handmade: The Products | Interiors | Wallpaper* Magazine.


The Ivy Chair, a graceful armchair covered in white leaves is one graceful armchair that makes you feel like sitting on the soft leaves.


While living in the city where nature was excluded to the utmost limit, we tend to forget the fact that we depend on the power of nature.

Ivy Chair by h220430 Studio by CubeMe.

Ann martin at all things paper added paper filigree to this beautiful marriage certificate (with calligraphy and pen flourishes by carole foster). It brings such a nice 3d element to the certificate,

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uboat italo fontana classico 1001 0 U BOAT Italo Fontana Classico 1001

Another new model emanates from the the U-BOAT Italo Fontana camp with the Classico 1001. The collection comes in three separate colorways but each features the same titanium with black IP finish with a 55mm x 18mm case. The 1001 designation is symbolic both for the 1,001 limited run per color as well as each watch being water resistant to 1,001 meters. The watch also includes a winding stem at the 9 o’clock position.

Source: TimeZone