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Julius bag

Julius bag

I am not normally keen on leather bags but there is a lot to like about these bags from Julius, the Japanese fashion label run and designed by Tatsuro Horikawa. It must be something about the combination of raw styling, soft buttery leather and chunky metal hardware that does it for me.

Julius bag

Julius bag

Shown here are the small shoulder bag, large shoulder bag and black messenger bag, all from Blackbird.

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Assembly Studio: APFEL

A beautiful interior space designed by Assembly Studio for design studio APFEL.

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Fuck the Rain Umbrella

Fuck the Rain Umbrella

Designed by Anton Schnaider, this has to be the ultimate umbrella for those, like me, who are fed up with the excessive rain we have been having lately here in good old Blighty.

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Universe Ring

To22 created something nearly perfect. A continuous ring, delicately proportioned, beautifully polished and seemingly flawless. There is only one tiny imperfection. A speck, no larger than a piece of dust.

Universe Ring

At a glance, it is barely noticeable. Upon close examination, it appears intentional and more clearly defined. Only magnification reveals the actual object set within the miniature interior.

Universe Ring

It is a model of the known universe. Inspired by the writing of Stephen Hawking and loosely based on the anthropic theory, it puts our daily pursuits into perspective and reminds us that we are always a part of something bigger.

Via NOTCOT.

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Tap Water™

The plastic water bottle has become a symbol of our disposable culture at its most thoughtless. Plastic water bottles, even when disposed of correctly, end up in landfills, outlasting their usefulness by centuries. Re-use is the most significant environmental impact we can make.

It’s also a fact that bottled water wastes our natural resources. It can take up to five litres of water to make just one litre of bottled water. Bottling water also accounts for approximately 2.5 percent of the world’s oil consumption; about 1.5 million barrels of oil per year – that’s enough to power 100,000 cars for a year.  And this is not including the fossil fuels used to transporting the water across the world.  All this, when a safer, cheaper option flows from the taps we use every day.

Tap Water™

In response to this and the growing demand for safe refillable water bottles, Racquel Youtzy from Canada has come up with Tap Water™ – a stylish reusable glass bottle with a modern clean design, retro flip cap and the words ‘tap water’ in large crisp white lettering so there is no confusion as to what the user is drinking. Intended to be filled with filtered water from the tap, each bottle carries a cheeky message reminding the user why tap water offers a more sustainable alternative to expensive bottled water and why plastic bottles are bad:

“About that fancy bottled water that came from France… it’s pretty much the same thing that comes out of your tap when you wash your hands after peeing, only with less minerals.  Minerals your body needs.  The major difference?  That French stuff came here on a boat.  A boat that didn’t need to travel thousands of miles to bring you french tap water in a plastic bottle that will end up in a landfill that does need any more plastic bottles. Not so fancy.”

Via The Dieline.

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Family

Family

Nice work from design studio Family.

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Flat Project

Flat Project by Sschemata Architecture is a brilliant project in which aged and damaged school desks are revived with poured on coats of translucent color epoxy, resetting the unevenness to flat.

Flat Project

With this process, the unevenness is reflected on the epoxy’s light and shade of color, where deep points are mirrored by dense colors and shallow points by more transparent shades.

Flat Project

Via of paper and things.

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RE — C typeface

Available in 3 weights (Light, Regular, Bold) and only in upper-case characters, RE—C is a new typeface from Emil Olsson, based on mix of French elegance and computer aesthetics.

Via Aisle One.

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A Single Man

ck/ck has come up with this cool alternative poster concept for the Tom Ford movie, A Single Man.

Via Binky the doormat.

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Defakto single hand watch

With their mechanical single hand watch, Defakto have made it an objective to redefine the feeling of time to a more relaxed approach with an emphasis on understatement.

Defakto single hand watch

Displaying the time as simple as possible, but as exact as needed, here is a watch designed for people who live to their own rhythm and are therefore not meticulous on knowing the exact time.

Via Dezeen.

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