Archives for category: Inspiration

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Sometimes it’s easy to overlook a simple solution to a problem, more often than not it’s also easy to not see a problem in some situations because “everything works already”. It’s the designers’ job to see these possible ventures and explore them. This is the case with Walnut Studiolo’s Bicycle Frame Handle; a simple minimalist solution to carrying a bicycle. Read the rest of this entry »

In my opinion alcohol can have some of the best packaging design. This piece is designed by Stig Bratvold as a student piece. I can’t find out if it’s for a real product so most likely it’s a conceptual piece. Read the rest of this entry »

This fantastically minimalistic bottle design is by Kaleidoscope for Mexican tequila brand Canteen. Read the rest of this entry »

The Spring Candlestick is designed by industrial designer Dor Carmon. Read the rest of this entry »

 

This innovative kitchen solution is designed by German kitchen manufacturer ALNO. Read the rest of this entry »

The Crown pendant lamp is designed by Berlin based studio Formfjord.

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Well I guess the season is upon us! Just a quick post today, as I wanted to share this beautiful wrapping paper I came across. Designed by Alicia Waters and printed by Drew Binkley of Monkey Ink Design, I is a good example of simple 1 colour printing for maximum effect. I love how the printing looks hand done with little discrepancies in places and areas where ink hasn’t taken. I think I adds to the charm of the piece! The whole thing looks very rustic and doesn’t rely upon the reflective or brightly coloured designs that most wrapping paper favours nowadays. 

I’ve been wrapping my presents in brown parcel paper for a while now and using decorative bows and ribbon to bring life to them, since not only is the paper thicker and less prone to tearing before the present is opened, it also acts as a understated background for a few highlighting aspects. A feature which is undertaken in this design. Read the rest of this entry »

This bare ware by Aurelein Barby is a great example of keeping in theme with the target usage. The designer has kept the cork theme throughout which fits in well with their barware. The design overall is very minimalistic keeping to circular forms throughout.

The cork also has an additional benefit since when wet, as most things tend to get at some point in bar usage, the cork retains it’s grip and therefore easy to use. The only downside to this however is that cork can be lacking in the durability and would decrease product life cycle compared to a rubber grip (although that wouldn’t be as sustainable).

Sometimes a piece if design can become a sculptural element in it’s own. Such an example of this is the Kosha Chair by Claudio D’amoreRead the rest of this entry »

The Spacester is a custom built motorcycle by French company VTM. Read the rest of this entry »