Archives for posts with tag: simplicity

I love the simplicity of this project. Italian photographer Manuel Cosentino chose one unassuming little house to capture the changing weather, light and surroundings by photographing the house from the exact location for nearly two years. Found via Colossal, you can read more HERE! 

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“Behind gregorysung’s understated O Tea design lies more than a year of research and development to produce a supremely functional tea service that combines cool-to-the-touch surfaces with a drip-less pot and cups sized with the hand in mind.

Aside from its deeply thoughtful construction, the set is beautiful. Korean porcelain experts and Italian master wood artisans crafted by hand each hand-cast-porcelain vessel and oil-polished walnut base for an elegantly minimal presentation. The complex subtlety of gregorysung’s design is based on what the press release describes as the “traditional Korean approach to objects and activities: appreciation for the natural state of things while gently creating formality within.” The tiniest flourish comes in the cup’s rounded bottom, which requires the proper placement on its stately little base to stand upright. And, while the outside of the matte-finish cups remains unglazed, up close one will discover a shimmering pearl glaze on the inside.”

Read the whole article over at Cool Hunting HERE!

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urban perspective #01 by Jonathan Smith

October 17, 2011 //
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iPhone Horn Bike – BONE COLLECTION

October 17, 2011 //
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Simple, modern concrete tiles – Prototype Playtime

September 22, 2011 //
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I am IN LOVE with these ‘Playtime’ concrete tiles for indoor and outdoor use by young designer Xiral Segard.

“The concrete pavement Playtime adapts and reinterprets the traditional technique of marquetry to the specifics of this construction material. Playtime plays with geometric and counterforms concrete. The pattern on the first plate, disappears little by little on the second and third slab no longer exist on the fourth. Theses four pavement each can create a design more or less dense in places.”

Want (SO badly!)

Check our more about Xiral Segard HERE!

(and also, make sure to check out the equally stunning Vase Konkurito HERE! See some images below…)

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How Tumblr Created A Design Culture With No Design Team via Co. Design

September 7, 2011 //

Interesting read about tumblr and their Design Team (of 1). Tumblr knows how to keep things clean and simple and in this feautre their design director Peter Vidani explains a bit about their philosophy and process:

“A key tenet of Tumblr’s design aesthetic is obvious from looking at its interface: Simplicity. “We really enjoy seeing a small simple page free of clutter,” says Vidani. “If we can get rid of anything, we will.” While other blogging platforms might hype their range of constantly growing features, Vidani says, his team does everything they can to minimalize them, or, in some cases, remove them. “We think the users are smart, and don’t need things ‘sold’ to them,” he says. “Keeping this in mind gets rid of the clutter, like labels and chatty copy.”

Read the whole story over at Fast Co. Design HERE!

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Dieter Rams: “In CUBE we trust”

September 3, 2011 //

This is a great article posted over at Imprint. Am especially liking Dieter Rams’ take on the Cube…Make sure to watch the video HERE!

“A year ago three students, Manuel Krings, Marc Pfaff, Andreas Unteidig, from the Köln International School of Design, sought to test the design viability of a shiny black cube. They asked product, graphic and architectural designers to critically assess the cube to ascertain how serious or not the “critics” would be when faced with whether to explain or explain-away the object. The sessions with Stefan Sagmeister, Dieter Rams, Marco Piva, Massimo losa Ghini, Michael Erlhoff, Ruedi Baur and me were video taped and presented at a Parsons School of Design exhibition.”

Read more over at Imprint HERE!

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Josef Albers: Interaction of Color (via iainclaridge.net)

August 31, 2011 //
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Go Josef Albers…He is a German-born American artist, mathematician and educator, and I love his take on color theory. Apparently he also taught at Bauhaus where he worked as a crafts master in the glass workshops. Makes sense.

Found via ianclaridge.ner HERE! and get your copy of Interaction of Color by Josef Albers on Amazon HERE!

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The Huski Hotel via Architizer

August 27, 2011 //
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