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Soil Cutlery by Vladimir Rachev

By creating cutlery inspired by gardening tools, London-based Vladimir Rachev wants to remind us of the origins of our food. Rachev’s fear is that soon we will be unable to associate our food with the earth.

Soil Cutlery, by Vladimir Rachev, via: mocoloco

Uki Hashi Chopsticks by Mikiya Kobayashi for h concept

A proper table setting for the Japanese diner includes a rest for the chopsticks, Mikiya Kobayashi has reduced this requirement by creating a pair of chopsticks that have a tapered tip that allows one to place them on the table without the tips touching the surface.

Uki Hashi, design by Mikiya Kobayashi for h concept

Tableware Collection by Aldo Bakker

Dutch designer Aldo Bakker has designed a range of tableware made from silver and porcelain.

Tableware, by Aldo Bakker

Lantern Marine by BarberOsgerby for Venini

Vessel Gallery introduces a collection of hand-blown vases by London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Called Lantern Marine the vases took inspiration when the pair were travelling through the lagoon in Venice, they observed how metal frames or cages were used in different types of nautical objects: not just for protecting the hanging lamps on boats, but also in the construction of the buoys, and around the timber posts bricole that mark the traffic lanes through the lagoon. In parallel with this observation, they were experimenting with combinations of glass forms, designing pieces which could interlock and stack together, creating new colours through layering.

Lantern Marine by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Venini, Launches November 5th at Vessel Gallery, London, UK

Zabuton Cushions by Junpei Tatsuno

Zabuton Cushions by Junpei Tatsuno

Junpei Tatsuno had designed cushions made out of carved wood native to Japan. The cushions are called Zabuton and resemble pebbles, strewn on the ground.

Zabuton Cushions, by Junpei Tatsuno, Honourable Mention at Takaoka Crafts Competition

FlexVaas from Vij5

FlexVaas is a basic form with three different inserts which are interchangeable. Each variable is appropriate for certain flower types and arrangement that are placed in the vase.

FlexVaas, by Arjan van Raadshooven & Anieke Branderhorst, for Vij5

Shizukana Sora by Misa Tanaka

Shizukana Sora by Misa Tanaka

By fusing of porcelain and glass, Misa Tanaka has created some vessels called, Shizukana Sora (Quiet Sky), taking second place in this years Takaoka Crafts Competition in Japan.

Shizukana Sora by Misa Tanaka, Second Prize at Takaoka Crafts Competition

Gleam Candlesticks by Miranda Watkins

Gleam Candlesticks Miranda Watkins

Gleam Candlesticks Miranda Watkins

Grouped together as interrelated sculptural forms, Spin candlesticks are part of the larger Gleam collection, a series of vessels made of pewter with a highly reflective finish.

Gleam Pewter Collection (from top to bottom): ‘Spin’ candlesticks and ‘Spin’ round candlesticks, by Miranda Watkins, in collaboration with A.R Wentworth

The Clock I Can’t See by Sonodesign

Inspired by the classic test for colorblindness, a closer look at the clock face reveals key numbers to those not afflicted.

The Clock I Can’t See, from Sonodesign

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles by Miranda Watkins

Mobiles designed by British designer Miranda Watkins, are fabricated from a series of precision engineered frames and panels that rotate around an articulated central axis, suspended from a stainless steel ceiling unit. Bridging the boundaries between design and art, a strong breeze or a gentle touch sets the delicately balanced elements in motion, allowing the forms to rotate and circulate. Mobiles are often adapted by the designer to create unique, site-specific commissions for domestic settings to grand-scale public spaces.

Mobiles (from top to bottom): ’Panel’ mobile, ’Inside Out’ mobile, ’Frame’ mobile, ’Orbit’ mobile, ’Two-Tone Orbit’ mobile, by Miranda Watkins

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