Target Chalet

Target Chalet

Winter X Games doesn’t get much press here in Sweden but as you American readers know it’s sort of a big deal for those who are into extreme winter sports. All the big names are there and besides the competitions there’s a bunch of parties. One of the yearly events is the Target Chalet. This year Target Chalet got a great identity by talented designer Aaron Melander. After the jump you can see a bunch of photos and make sure to take a look at the smartly integrated Target logo on the posts of the sign that flanks the entrance.

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Owls

Owls

The owls in this post is the result of a design collaboration between Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik and the design company StokkeAustad (also based in Norway). The cute wooden owls are unfortunately just prototypes but I hope that they find a producer for them. They sort of got a Alexander Girard feel to them, and that’s not bad.

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La Vallée des Rois

La Vallée des Rois

The weekend is almost here and I’m sure that we Swedes will buy a bunch of bag-in-box wines to last us through the weekend. So Swedes, when you pick up your wine tomorrow, make sure that it doesn’t only taste good, it got to look good as well. Why not pick up a La Vallée des Rois designed by Neumeister? Wonderful and playful design that works great when you got three or more BiB’s in a row.

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The Return of the Lost Sock

The Return of the Lost Sock

Bruno Zalum and Camille McMorrow are students at The School of Visual Arts in New York. They recently attended legendary designer Stefan Sagmeister’s class “Can Design Touch Someone’s Heart”. They answer to that is of course yes, and the two talented students chose to address the question with a large portion of humor and came up with The Return of the Lost Sock, a sock-addicted washing machine named Gene (who has been eating everyone’s socks all these years) and a single sock package with his story, his apologies, and 11 things a person can do with a single sock. More photos of the lovely packaging and a video of the washing machine can be found after the jump.

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PowerTrekk – Fuel cell charger

PowerTrekk – Fuel cell charger

PowerTrekk is a charger (external power source) for cellphones and other gadgets that are powered via USB. The charger gets it’s boost from fuel cells and you can more or less recharge your gear with just the help of some water. Perfect for that sailing cruise, trek or why not for a family in a third world country?!

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Simple public figures by Ali Jabbar

Simple public figures by Ali Jabbar

Dubai based designer Ali Jabbar have manage to capture the essence of some of histories most famous persons with his simple and well executed illustrations. Less is more as you say.

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Animation for Sound of Noise

Animation for Sound of Noise

Sound of Noise is a rare mix of musical film and thriller. It’s the sequel to the celebrated short film Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers by filmmakers Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne (Kostr-film). The entire movie was filmed on location in Malmö and as every time something wonderful and creative happens in the city of parks, Varelsen has a part in it. This time they’ve made a short animation that is used to illustrate the creation of a musical piece within the movie.

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House and Donut

House and Donut

Regular readers of this blog knows that I like coffee. But I don’t like all coffee, I don’t like coffeemaker coffee! It’s perhaps because its always too hot or I’m just ruined by all the cups of horrible office brewed coffee I’ve been forced to endure during endless meetings. But after having traveled Indochina I’m starting to developed a taste for single cup drip coffees. Sure in Indochina you get it strong and sweeten with condensed milk, but the brewing method is pretty much the same. So, I think it’s time for a post about a nice single cup drip solution. The coffee measurer above and the drip brewer after the jump are both designed by japanese designer Torch, real name Takayuki Nakabayashi. Simple and clean, just as I like it!

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Chalkboard storage cabinet

Chalkboard storage cabinet

Slovakian designer Peter Jakubik have designed a playful storage cabinet with a bit of a misleading name, Blackboard. The cabinet has a DIY feel to it and the idea is that its owner can modify the cabinets look easily with just some white chalk. More pics after the jump!

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