Mama, Papa and Gloria

Mama, Papa and Gloria

Designer Jonas Bergfeltd was awarded the design award Excellent Swedish Design already in 1997 for his now classic hanger Mama. It is part of a series of handcrafted hooks by Essem Design. The other hangers are Gloria by Joel Karlsson and Papa by Stefan Borselius. Essem Design is this fall releasing the series on the American market and have enlisted Bedow to redesign the packaging of the three hangers. Bedow have adopted the handcrafted theme wonderfully with a handcrafted font and simple illustrations. More photos of the packaging after the jump.

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Delta by RBW

Delta by RBW

Delta is a series of lamps by the design trio Rich Brilliant Willing. The inspiration for the series comes from propulsion systems and rooftop vents. The series comes in four sizes and two colors (black and white). All the black lamps are lined with gold foil that gives them a wonderful luster and a warm glow that makes the lamps more look like afterburner than a lamp.

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Kickstand Brooklyn

Kickstand Brooklyn

Cold brewed coffee isn’t that big in Sweden yet, but from what I understand it’s pretty big in the United States of America. Kickstand Brooklyn is one of the companies doing cold brewed coffee and they have packaged it nicely in dark glass bottles. Besides doing bottled coffee Kickstand Brooklyn also runs a cool coffee stand that they pull all over New York with their bikes. They’ve designed everything themselves and are currently working on a updated coffee stand. I wonder if this years Malmöfestivalen will see any bike “powered” coffee stands?

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Oslo Ceramic Coasters

Oslo Ceramic Coasters

Studio Hansen (Anders Hansen) is much like me fascinated with city grids. Sometimes they from strict geometry patterns but mostly they are chaotic and seemingly designed by stoned spiders. Anders Hansen’s hometown Oslo is a bit chaotic in its grids, but you can of course turn chaos into great design. In this case ceramic coasters that get their shapes from six of Oslo’s neighborhoods (Majorstuen, Parkveien, Sentrum, Kvadraturen, Sentrum Øst and Grünerløkka). They have all been printed on a 3D-printer and can be bought here.

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Working Girl by David Irwin

Working Girl by David Irwin

British furniture producer Deadgood has release Working Girl, a wonderful workshop stool designed by talented David Irwin. The stool has a simple lacquered beech seat, red powder coated steel frame and brass fixture and Working Girl is more or less a reinterpretation of the simple workshop stools that can be found in many workshops around the world. But I’m pretty sure that the stools it’s been modeled after didn’t cost £216 (about 2255 SEK). But we all know that good design and quality doesn’t come cheap.

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A. Le Coq Premium

A. Le Coq Premium

During three hectic weeks in 2008, Tallinn based illustrator and tattoo artist Kristjan Luiga designed a cool can for Estonian beer brewer A. Le Coq. The design clearly gets its inspiration from graffiti and the twisted design looks almost like a street art version of Penrose stair. The cans are no longer in production so you will have to make due with a couple of images of Kristjan Luiga wonderful design after the jump.

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Pipe

Pipe

Regular readers of the blog will know that I like recycled materials. Especially if they are rough, untreated and turned into something new and a bit unexpected. Much like the candle holder Pipe by Malmö based Studio Tundra. The candle holders are hand-made in the UK out of vintage iron plumbing pipes and if you’re interested in buying one, you can do so here.

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Calligraphy by Mohamed Gaber

Calligraphy by Mohamed Gaber

During this past spring the news have been flooded with images from the democratic revolts in Northern Africa and the Middle East. Our TV screens have shown more arabic typography than ever and for someone with a soft spot for all things arabesque and islamic (arabic) calligraphy, it’s been a joy to see the outpour of creativity from places such as Tahrir Square and Benghazi. Artist from different backgrounds and media have used their skills to spread democracy. One of them is Egyptian designer and calligrapher Mohamed Gaber. Beside doing politically charged calligraphy, Mohamed Gaber is working with illustrator and designer Ganzeer on a new, arabic typeface tailored for the digital world. The projects goes by the name Shasha and is supported by Google. When the typeface is completed it will be released open-source. Until then ...

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Filippa K and Rörstrand (autumn 2011)

Filippa K and Rörstrand (autumn 2011)

Swedish fashion house Filippa K and pottery (ceramics) manufacturer Rörstrand has presented their designs for the fall series of mugs and plats. The three décor’s are called Net Trim, Ink Stripe and Net. Personally I like Net the most, unfortunately Net will only be available as a plate décor and not on the mugs. More photos after the jump of course.

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