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The Optimist toaster

Matthew Laws, alongside Adam Paterson and Rich Gilbert, have together conceived the Optimist — a toaster that communicates a new vision for luxury product design — the luxury of longevity.

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Fishes Dangerous to Man book cover

Fishes Dangerous to Man (book cover) | 1969
by Alan Mark Fletcher | illustrated by Jane Teiko Oka & Willi Baum

Plone Conference Bristol 2010 identity

Tasked to come up with an identity for the upcoming Plone Conference 2010, to be hosted this year in Bristol by Netsight, I recently had the pleasure of working with Bristol-based illustrator Ben Newman.

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Davone Ray speaker

Davone Ray speaker

These walnut veneer wrapped Ray speakers, from Danish manufacturers, Davone have a look reminiscent of the Eames lounge chair. At $6000 a pair they had better sound as good as they look.

Erik Spiekermann's home

Just been checking out Erik Spiekermann‘s pad over on Dwell. Not only does he have a stainless steel Bulthaup kitchen my wife would kill for, but also a two story bookcase accessible via a remote controlled mountaineer’s harness.  Even the boiler (actually a borehole heat exchanger that uses the warmth from 105 feet down below the surface of the earth) is freakin’ sweet.

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Holga D

Designer Saikat Biswas brings back the delayed gratification and sweet anticipation of analog photography in his concept for a digital camera, the Holga D.

Whilst big displays are currently the norm on digital cameras, the Holga D has no display at all, allowing your photographs to remain mysterious until you download the images.

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Sascha Nordmeyer : Paper Flower

Sascha Nordmeyer : Paper Flower

Beautiful flowers made from coloured, printed, cut and punched paper by Sascha Nordmeyer.

Hammarhead Jack Pine

Hammarhead Jack Pine

There is a lot to like about the Jack Pine, a 2008 Triumph T100 Scrambler custom from Hammarhead Industries, a US company on a mission to create “simple yet modern motorcycles”.

Via Bike EXIF.

Design Is History

Part of the graduate thesis of designer Dominic Flask, Design Is History is a reference tool and graphic design history primer, created as a teaching aid for young designers.

Table O0803

Table O0803

A cool table made from reclaimed scaffolding boards, manufactured by Bauholz Design.

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