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Naoto Fukasawa

A monograph of the work of product designer Naoto Fukasawa has just been published by Phaidon.

Formerly working at IDEO and currently design director at ±0, this Japanese designer is notable for his signature of clean and simple product design for clients such as Muji and Issey Miyaki.

Adopting a radii of 2.5mm to the edges and corners of many of his products – apparently this has been observed as the natural radii that evolve at the edges of planed pieces of wood as they wear away through use over time – Fukasawa has this to say about his typically zen-like approach to product design.

“Design means observing objectively. It means being aware of our living nature, a simple element in the larger environment. I like it when a project doesn’t sell my name or my characteristic, when it is just an object that happens to be there… no, not anonymous, just natural.”

Naoto Fukasawa

+ Naoto Fukasawa – available here
+ Naoto Fukasawa on Metropolismag
+ Naoto Fukasawa Q&A in Wallpaper

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Laughing all the way to the bank… to the tune of an estimated £55 million.

It turns out that Hirst had little to do with the actual crafting of the skull – the work was carried out by jewelery makers Bentley & Skinner in London. You can read about the making of Damien Hirst’s diamond skull on Supertouch.

It is quite beautiful… but is it art..?

How many times have clients asked me this?

Found at Maka’s Surf Shop.

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A cool collection of work from London based film maker Adam Mufti can be found here in a portfolio that includes work for high profile clients such as Rimmel, Motorola, Alexander McQueen and De Beers.

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Some impressive flash work on this site advertising the AEON Biz-Quality Utility Suit.

I particularly like the treatment on the introductory movie clip.

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Somewhere cool to rest your Mac – the Milk desk.

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Now that’s what I call a motorcycle.

The F131 Hellcat Combat from the Confederate Motor Company.

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20ltd is a shop – a curator, exhibitor & e-tailer of authentic, ingenious and beautiful things.

Only 20 different things are available to buy at any one time. Each a unique and very limited edition created exclusively for 20ltd by the world’s most exciting brands & designers.

+ www.20ltd.com

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Bagel to Go..! An old CD spindle case put to good use.

Just one example found on Superuse.org of resourceful ways to bring new life to old materials.

Superuse is an online community of designers, architects and anybody else who is interested in inventive ways of recycling.

+ www.superuse.org

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Its food … and its open source… it’s Open Source Food…!

+ www.opensourcefood.com

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