Growing up my parents used to drink their wine in nice rounded glasses from IKEA
. I’m sure that IKEA still carries them but if you want glasses with a bit more finesse and finish you can now get some, and a nice decanter, from Design House Stockholm
. The glasses are part of the glassware series Globe design by Ulla Christiansson
Designer Karl Zahn
grew up in his fathers woodshop in Vermont
. He later studied furniture design in Copenhagen. The classic Scandinavian touch can be seen in his cute series of playful beech wood
animals. The animals doubles as small boxes, perfect for coins and nicknacks. The series is carried by Areaware
and they cost $49 each.
The Middle East is a special interest of mine and I’m following the democratic revolutions closely. In the midst of the news streaming out of Midan Tahrir
and Egypt I came across Zero Silence
. A documentary in the making by Swedish filmmaker Jonny von Wallström and journalist Alexandra Sandels. The documentary focus on the situation of young people in the Middle East who have grown angry over the authoritarian regimes they live in and how the young use the internet to battle the regimes. Jonny von Wallström and Alexandra Sandels is currently in Cairo documenting the revolution but their project needs financial help. The easiest way to help the project is to donate via Paypal
, more info can be found here
It feels like I’ve written way more about coffee
than tea. I guess it has to do with that I hang around espresso bars
more than tea places. But lets start this week with beautiful teas from tea wholesaler All About Tea
. The packaging and identity was created by Moving Brands
and I think they did a great job. I’m especially impress with the the thought that went into the logo. It has a simple yet wonderful playfulness and draws its inspiration from a tea ball or how a pile of tea looks.
Designer Christopher Gray
is working on a nice personal project. He aims to have 100 posters for sale on his new site
by the middle of the year. In this post you can see six of the posters that Christopher Gray have completed so far, my favorite is his interpitation of Edvard Munch The Scream
(on the right).
I’ve got a feeling that most swedes know more about the U.S. Constitution
than they do about our own constitution
. A bit sad when you think about it but that doesn’t stop me from posting about the nice U.S. Constitution booklets from Scout Books
. They are made in trendy Portland from recycled paper and printed with soy based ink. Maybe I should design
some nice volumes of the Swedish constitution…
It’s not often that you come across a a company that has such a well thought-out identity as Australian Aesop
. The identity is not just limited to the packaging but the clean and beautiful style can also be found in their boutiques. After the jump you’ll find examples of the boutiques (designed by March Studio
) and some more packshots (designed in-house
Norwegian brand agency Neue
have created a nice identity for Visit Nordkyn
, a site and campaign aimed at attracting tourists to the area called Nordkyn (or Cape Nordkinn
). The area is the northernmost point of the European and Norwegian mainland and Neue have been inspired by that roughness of the landscape/climate and the logotype is like a mix between a stylized snowflake and a iceberg. I don’t know if the campaign is a success or not, but it sure looks good!
When I think of parquet I almost instinctively think of floors. But parquet can of course be used for more things than beautiful floors. Just look at the wonderful tables by Something From Us
. The tables are made to order and that means that they are a bit expensive (995 €
), but I’ve said it before, good design costs!