British designer Miranda Watkins has designed a series of vessels made of pewter with a highly reflective finish. Made in collaboration with the manufacturer A.R Wentworth of Sheffield, the collection comprises bold contemporary designs in a high shine finish with clean lines and gentle, swooping curves. The sheer simplicity of these designs achieves a modern, yet classic feel, while effortlessly conveying the beauty of pewter.
Gleam Pewter Collection (from top to bottom): ’Groove’ bowl, ’Rib’ and ‘Double Groove’ vases, ’Flare’ vase, ’Spin’ and ‘Wide Flare’ vases, ’Groove’ vases by, Miranda Watkins in collaboration with A.R Wentworth
Inspired by the ubiquitous condos of Gregory Kenny’s adopted city of Vancouver and it’s lush surroundings, Tree is the ideal perch for the urban bird. Individually hand crafted in Canada from steel and an assortment of reclaimed hardwoods.
A recent graduate from the Academy of fine Arts, in Maastricht, Robin van Hontem has created Dancing Vases, a series of 5 vases produced in nylon using a rapid prototyping technique. The project is all about balance with “snapshots” of tops, showing movements and how their spinning produces different shapes; from spinning fast, to losing balance and finally dropping down.
Dancing Vases, Limited Edition, by Robin van Hontem
This lacquered box, traditionally used for packed lunches, is the latest offering from Neri & Hu. Their mission is to convert household Chinese objects into beautiful designs, without scrimping on function or traditional techniques.
It’s Nice That has pointed us to Dieter Ram’s Flickr Group. A collection of images of products designed by Dieter Rams.
Leica à la carte enables buyers to put together their own unique camera. There are over four thousand technical and styling nuances you can specify to ensure that the Leica built, will be unlike any other.
The online Configurator allows for a choice between two models, the Leica MP or M7, and from the modular component system select the details that match your needs and wishes in terms of style, functionality, and practicality. Options include: lens cap color; leather trim; viewfinder frame-lines; controls; personalized engraving.
Leica MP, M7, by Leica
The triangular serving plates come in five sizes, with reverse indents in the center. They have several uses depending on whether they are used upright or upside down. Stack them for buffet dining.
Bloom, by Naho Matsuno, Produced by Arita-yaki pottery, at Koransha Co.,Ltd.
Mario Ferrarini has designed a bathtub based on a sine wave. Dune is a place to relax, an oasis of well-being. The circular shape of the base transforms into “a sinusoidal evolution” with surfaces that change depending on your viewpoint. Observe, meditate and relax.
Dune, by Mario Ferrarini, for Antonio Lupi
Rocking Squares represent a reinvention of traditional furniture by using new forms and styles. Available in black or white, made of painted wood.
Rocking Squares, by Frederik Roije
The northern island of Hokkaido is not only famous for its cows, rolling hills, excellent seafood and ice festival. It is also home to a burgeoning community of artists and artisans who get their inspiration from the aforementioned elements.
Take Kouta Fukunaga for example. He creates carved vessels out of birch tree trunks and fashions them into exquisite wine chillers and sake bottles. The birch sake bottle recently won first place in the 2008 Takaoka Craft Competition.