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Bearbrick Horizon 400%

The latest Bearbrick from Medicom, the Horizon, is made from hand finished Karimoku wood and is due for release on the 30th of July.

Via Hypebeast.

Lightweight Lightings

Lightweight Lightings

Lightweight Lightings is a flexible lighting system designed by Estonian designer Margus Triibmann for his studio, Keha3.

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Kenneth Grange Parking Meter

The great thing about Kenneth Grange’s classic parking meter was that, like all good pieces of functional design, it became part of the landscape, blending into invisibility until you parked your car alongside and were required to use it.

A retrospective of Grange’s work, Kenneth Grange: Making Modern Britain, is currently showing at the Design Museum in London.

Slow Moves

Inspired by scuba diving tanks, Slow Moves, by Eindhoven-based designer Bas Van Raay of Studio Vraay, is a lighting fixture featuring a small two-watt, high-power LED light. Produced in a limited edition series for the Karena Schuessler Gallery in Berlin.

Via designboom.

Painted antlers

Painted antlers

Painted antlers

Naturally shed antlers, beautifully decorated by Cassandra Smith.

Carol Lombard

Photo of actress Carole Lombard wearing a cool pair of aviators for skeet shooting, by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1938.

Via tokyo bleep.

Alison Berger

Alison Berger

Cool glasswork from Alison Berger.

Vitsœ: 606/622  Technolumen: rh1

Vitsœ: 606/622  Technolumen: rh1

Vitsœ 606 Universal Shelving System (1960) / 622 Chair Programm (1962) / Technolumen rh1 desklight (1987)

Dieter Rams / Dieter Rams + Andreas Hackbarth

Via Das Programm.

Braun Lectron System

Braun Lectron System

Braun Lectron System

Stumbled across the Braun Lectron System on the Das Programm website — a fantastic online treasure trove of Braun/Vitsœ ephemera conceived by Peter Kapos and Chris Ireson.

This is what Das Programm has to say about the Lectron System:

“Dieter Rams and Jurgen Greubel designed the BRAUN Lectron System (1967- 69) as a pedagogic instrument for use in schools and universities. It consists in an extensive range of magnetic modules that can be freely organised on a conductive plate to form a variety of functional circuits.”

“According to Rams, the purpose was to dispel the mystery of electronics by encouraging children to engage in the construction of their own operational systems – radios, Morse transmitters, etc. Most modules have transparent perspex walls through which the electronic component housed can be directly observed, whilst the module’s opaque upper surface is printed with the diagrammatic icon corresponding to its contents. A classic piece of Rams ‘New Functionalism’ – function, here, is precisely the communication of function. Rams’ Lectron System design has recently been exhibited as part of the London Design Museum Dieter Rams retrospective and is now part of MoMA’s permanent collection.”

Porsche Sisha

Porsche have applied their sleek minimal styling to many objects, but this is just about the last thing I would have imagined — a Porsche Design Sisha water-cooled pipe.