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606 Universal Shelving System

Designed back in 1960 by a 28-year-old Dieter Rams, the 606 Universal Shelving System has enjoyed 50 years of continuous production by Vitsœ (the image above is Rams’ original sketch of a shelving system from 1955).

606 Universal Shelving System

In celebration, an exhibition showing examples of the earliest production of the shelving system runs at Vitsœ, 3-5 Duke Street, London from 18 September to 16 October.

Photograph via Swiss Cheese and Bullets.

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Maddison Graphic - Zoe Williams

Maddison Graphic - Zoe Williams

Maddison Graphic - Zoe Williams

Nice print work from Maddison Graphic, including this stationery designed for writer and journalist Zoe Williams, foil blocked in gloss black on to a mixture of Colorplan and Fenner papers. The ‘Z W’ logo, is constructed from punctuation marks.

Via Quipsologies.

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Spazio Viva

Spazio Viva

Loving Virgilio Forchiassin’s, Spazio Viva mobile fold-out kitchen system, from 1968, part of the Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen show running at MoMA until March, 2011.

The show explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen and highlights MoMA’s recent acquisition of an unusually complete example of the iconic “Frankfurt Kitchen,” designed in 1926–27 by the architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky.

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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Two cool photos of Audrey Hepburn (source unknown).

Via dazzle me gen.

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Future Fashion

Future Fashion

Future Fashion

… get a hat..!

Images via WHEN THE FUTURE WAS ULTRAMODERN : VISIONS FROM THE SPACE AGE, on designKULTUR.

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Muse: Zhang Ziyi

Via NAS CAPAS.

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Peter Knapp

A selection from the archives of graphic designer, photographer, artist and film maker, Peter Knapp.

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Julie Adams

Via Monsters in my Mind.

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Ferrowatch

Ferrowatch is a wrist watch concept, by French designer Karim Zaouai, that uses a material called Ferrofluid to tell the time.

Ferrofluid is a fluid metal that becomes highly magnetized when exposed to a magnetic field. Under the liquid watch face is a regular watch with magnetically charged hands that force the Ferrofluid to react, allowing the user to see the time.

Via Designboom.

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Nelson Associates

Nelson Associates

Nelson Associates

Nelson Associates

Seriously good print work from Farnham based design consultancy, Nelson Associates.

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