Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile. In addition to mobile and stable sculpture, Calder also created paintings, lithographs, toys, tapestry, jewelry and household objects. These examples are taken from a couple of nice collections to be found here and here.
With the look of a bag, but the function of a backpack, not to mention a stitched-in neoprene laptop pocket and numerous seamlessly integrated easy-access compartments, this classic backpack from QWSTION sure is both a good-looking and versatile piece of luggage.
Formed from an 8mm cut length of heart-shaped gold extrusion, threaded on a simple cord, 8mm of Love by Otto Kunzli, is a witty comment on that universal symbol of love, the heart.
When you gotta go, you gotta go, so you may as well do it in style. (However, I had to think again about adding this to the “wishlist” category..!)
Via on minimalism.
Swing Blade adds a touch of poetry and ritual to the act of sharpening pencils.
Inspired by an old pencil sharpener passed down from a designer’s great-great-grandfather, the blade moves 10 degrees off parallel to the lead, never breaking the tip; ideal for all pencils, but especially for more delicate softer leads and color pencils.
Via Design Milk.