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Conservatory

Conservatory

Via things I like, things I love.

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Didier Faustino: Instrument for Blank Architecture

Didier Faustino: Instrument for Blank Architecture

Instrument for Blank Architecture by Didier Faustino “is a mobile listening device, adaptable to the space which it occupies. A tripod that is equipped with a balancing device and is generally used by a land surveyor to document landscapes and topographies, here, becomes an instrument dedicated to the exploration of mental landscapes”.

Via Brave Cadet.

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Kris Van Assche

Kris Van Assche

I must confess a liking for these items from Kris Van Assche.

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Italian Lights

Italian Lights

Now showing at Galerie BSL in Paris, until 23rd July 2011, a collection of vintage Italian lights.

Shown above (from top) are Moon by Gino Sarfatti and Rimorchiadore by Gae Aulenti.

Via Abitare.

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Red Flag Design

Vancouver based Red Flag Design make some pretty cool bags and accessories from recycled sailcloth.

Via @elleteacup.

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Symbol

Symbol

Symbol, by Angus Hyland and Steve Bateman, features over 1300 symbols, organized into groups and sub-groups according to their visual characteristics. Each category includes a short introduction, with expanded captions providing information on who the symbol was designed for, who designed it, when, and where appropriate, what the symbol stands for. These sections are interspersed with short case studies on both classic examples of symbols still in use, and exceptional examples of recently designed symbols.

Symbol is available here on Amazon.

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U336 pendant light

U336 pendant light

The classic U336 pendant light, designed more than half a century ago by the Pritzker Prize-winning Danish architect Jørn Utzon, has been re-released by Finnish manufacturer, Artek.

The lamp will be available from September 2011 in three versions; white-painted and chrome or brass-plated.

Via Dailytonic.

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White Temple

White Temple

In Japanese tradition, the male line of ancestry is remembered and prayed for, while the maternal line remains unacknowledged and “forgotten.” Takashi Yamaguchi, arguing that our maternal ancestors deserve praise and recognition too, set out to build a temple dedicated to their remembrance.

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Tripleships business card

Liking very much the business card, and the work, of TRIPLESHIPS Inc.

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Ceramic Buddha Machine

Apparently, a new ceramic version of the Buddha Machine is on the cards for Xmas 2011… Yay…!

For those who haven’t experienced the pleasure of previous editions, the Buddha Machine is essentially a small plastic box that plays ambient loops, inspired by the Buddhist prayer boxes found at temples around Asia.

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