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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.

Toyota Prius Concept Bike

A collaboration between Parlee Cycles and DeepLocal, the Toyota Prius concept bicycle not only looks pretty darned sweet, it allegedly also features gear shifting controlled by an EEG powered neuro-helmet.

It all seemed pretty impressive until I realised that I can change gear using “the power of my mind” to control my thumbs to push the thumb-shifters on my bike!

Kenneth Grange

Kenneth Grange: Making Modern Britain, at London’s Design Museum, celebrates the work of Britain’s leading product designer.

Responsible for designing some of the most iconic and familiar products and appliances that shape our daily lives, Grange’s prolific career spans over 50 years. Kodak cameras, the silhouette for the Intercity 125 train, Kenwood food mixers, Parker pens, and the re-design of the London black cab are just some of his well-known designs.

In 1972 Grange, together with Alan Fletcher, Theo Crosby, Colin Forbes and Mervyn Kurlansky established Pentagram, a world renowned multi-disciplinary design consultancy. More recently, in the 1990s, Grange has produced distinctive designs that have become part of our landscape, from the Adshel bus shelter in 1993 to the Rural Post box for Royal Mail in 1998. Today Grange continues to work with British companies including Anglepoise, furniture designer Hitch Mylius and fashion designer Margaret Howell.

This exhibition is Kenneth Grange’s first UK retrospective celebrating his work, design journey and the role he has played in making Britain modern. With unique access to the Grange archive, the exhibition includes over 150 products, prototypes, sketches as well as audio, photography and film. The exhibition runs from 20th July to 30th October.

Via Swiss Legacy.

Just as an aside, the Kodak Instamatic 233, designed by Grange and pictured in the poster above, was a relative to the very first camera I owned as a child, an Instamatic 133.

Paolo Ulian: Coquetier

Paolo Ulian: Coquetier

Coquetier, from Italian designer Paolo Ulian, is a simple steel egg holder designed to be placed over an ordinary household plate, which serves to collect eggshell fragments or to hold your eggy soldiers.

Via designboom.

Ditte Isager

Ditte Isager

Ditte Isager

Ditte Isager

Who says ‘white’ has to mean ‘cold’?

Beautiful interiors beautifully captured by photographer Ditte Isager.

Via April and May.

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