Archive for August 2nd, 2011

Seth Eshelman from STAACH Design created the Cain chair in 2006. The chair and the Cain collection were born ultimately from the need for simple, affordable furniture, while also allowing extra features like being stackable and the ability to be upholstered.

The Cain chair is STAACH’s first piece to truly encompass every form of sustainability in manufacturing and design, from sourcing and fabrication (it’s made with extreme reduction in tool usage) to shipping methods.

This is an old favorite of mine – I love the simple, functional and straightforward lines of the design and appreciate the sustainability embodied in every aspect of it.

Cain chair | Minimalissimo.

Spanish architect Ramón Esteve has designed the Link lighting for the manufacturer Vibia.

It stands for an interesting system that suggests the daylight entering through a skylight.

Like the skyline of a great city… The modules of the Link lighting system allow you to create silhouettes and volumes on the ceiling to suit every room and every location.

Link | Minimalissimo.

Information Architects have released iA Writer for Mac. The application accompanies iA Writer for iPad, which we featured here last September.

A Writer for Mac is a digital writing tool that makes sure that all your thoughts go into the text instead of the program. iA Writer has no preferences. It is how it is. It works like it works. Love it or hate it. It’s unique FocusMode allows me to think, spell and write at one sentence at a time. iA Writer is fast; it works without mouse. It automatically formats semantical entities such as headlines, lists, bold, strong, block quotes written in markdown.

I have enjoyed using the iPad app, and have been particularly excited about the prospect of the Mac OS X counterpart. So far it works exactly as advertised and as you’d expect coming from the terrific people at Information Architects.

To see how it works, have a go at watching this video.

→ Download from the Mac App Store

iA Writer for Mac | Minimalissimo.

8.0 concrete chair by Omer Arbel

concrete chair by Omer Arbel of Vancouver-based design studio Omer Arbel Office (OAO)

8.0 concrete chair by Omer Arbel — Chair Blog.

Bone Chair by Julien de Smedt Architects

The dissection of a chair, cutting away all the ballast material. What is left is BONE, a chair’s skeleton.Bone Chair by Julien de Smedt ArchitectsBone Chair by Julien de Smedt ArchitectsBone Chair by Julien de Smedt Architects

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The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

Shanghai designers Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu of NHDRO presented this dressing table inlaid with crystals for BD Barcelona Design at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan last month.

The Narcissist by Neri&Hu for BD Barcelona Design

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An Furniture by KAMKAM

Seoul designers KAMKAM have created this cabinet based on the ratio of standard paper sizes. An Furniture by KAMKAMAn Furniture by KAMKAM

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Pattern Power!

Seamless Studio from @COLOURlovers makes it easy to create complex patterns.

Seamless Studio :: COLOURlovers.



The WIMM One unit is set to ship as part of a developer kit (which includes the module and a watch strap) in around four to six weeks. It’ll cost $299 for non-developers, while those building apps for the platform can have $100 knocked off the price. We’re also told that there should be a commercial application of the tech shipping by the end of the year. The success or failure of the platform will undoubtedly rest on whether developers embrace it or not. There’s certainly a good bit of potential here, but we’ll have to see how things play out when those units start getting wrapped around wrists.

Android 2.1 is running under the hood, but that should get bumped to 2.3 by launch. The version doesn’t much matter though, since there’s a custom skin. Swiping down from the top of the screen reveals a sort of app carousel that houses things like a world clock, calendar, and alarm — though eventually you’ll be able to add additional ones through an online portal.WIMM-One-Gallery-01

one-inch square transflective TFT display with a 160 x 160 resolution. Though the screen is glossy and backlit, it can be put into a reflective mode by sliding two fingers across the front for easy viewing in direct sunlight

WIMM One developer kit preview video | This is my next….