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Xmas_final

Paul Belford Ltd‘s Christmas card – a Yuletide paean to the perennial issue of file naming.

Via Creative Review.

Aston Martin DB2 Zagato

Chrome plated Aston Martin DB2 Zagato.

Via Fine Art America.

Best Made Straight Hold Hatchet

All I want for Xmas

So to anyone who has to ask, “Why would you need an axe?”
Best Made say: this axe is not for sale.

Elena and Ekaterina Popovy doll

Art doll by Elena and Ekaterina Popovy.

Evolvia By Evolve olive oil

Evolvia By Evolve olive oil

Artisanal oil brand By Evolve has packaged its organic extra virgin olive oil in a cylindrical reusable bottle made from laboratory glass.

Aesop: Taxonomy of Design

Aesop’s Taxonomy of Design microsite looks at their unique stores around the world, the designers behind them and the objects in them.

“Taxonomy of Design is a digital compendium of our signature stores which pays tribute to the creative processes, materials and features that distinguish Aesop spaces, and to the designers and architects with whom we collaborate. This archive is intended not only to document the creation of Aesop stores but also to celebrate a unique approach to retail architecture and design that is respectful of community, culture and history.”

Blu-Bo lamp

Italian Blu-Bo floor lamp by Gabetti & Isola. Adjustable curved nickel arch connected to a leather base and an abstract metal shade.

Via City Furniture.

Sean Smylie: Anatomy

Part of an ongoing anatomy project by Sean Smilie.

David Taylor candlestick trio

David Taylor candlestick trio

This group of candlesticks, from David Taylor, can be stacked to form a number of different silhouettes.

Featured in David’s latest project,  ALL OF THE ABOVE currently on show at The Future Perfect in New York.

ALL OF THE ABOVE: is a highly connected group of objects with a common genealogy and a shared sense of place – it’s the play with materiality and context that has become the logotype of David Taylor’s work.

“When an old-school glazing company moved out of their space in my neighborhood and dumped a load aluminium scrap into a container next to my workshop it was like a gift from above…”

“There were piles of junk in the container but for me the aluminium pipes and profiles where the most interesting, some were pretty scratched up while others still had protective film wrapped round them. The guys who made the windows had retired so suddenly they had lots of material but nobody who knows how to use it…”

Agustina Bottoni: Glow

Glow, by designer Agustina Bottoni, celebrates the preparation of tea and the drinking ceremony while showcasing it through a light effect. It becomes a decorative object which brings a pleasant moment of contemplation.

The spherical shape of the glass bottle acts as a lens, magnifying the light of a small candle, and showcasing the beauty of the tea.

Glow is used to maintain tea hot at the table, or even to brew infusions very slowly. The flask rotates in every direction for serving the tea. The strainer fits the cup, which has cork as thermal insulation.

All pieces of the set were carefully handcrafted combining borosilicate glass, turned wood and cork.

Photo by Roberto Niño Betancourt.

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