I’m doing research for the new green committe at my son’s school. We want to promote zero-waste lunches. In Sydney my cousin’s kids call them nude lunches. Love it. Not sure I can sell that here in Los Angeles. But I have found some rather stylish lunch bags. Built NY was, of course, my first stop. There neoprene lunch sacks are great (Fugu pictured above). I also like Ecobags recycled cotton bags – very simple and easy to clean. Love this Planet also has a good lunch ‘box’. Now I have to figure out drink bottles. Advertisements
Check out this new website – Freelance Republic. Very cool stuff (and site). I like these business cards…I ended up getting my cards from Fine Stationery but these guy’s are even cooler.
24 year old designer Daniel Rybakken is obsessed with light. Maybe it’s a Norwegian thing, long winters and all. But the results are stunning. Check out ‘dayight comes sideways’ (above) and his polished aluminium ‘mirror‘ below. His work is stunning.
I’m looking for a computer case for my lovely new MacBook Pro (thank you Brian for such a thoughtful birthday gift!) These woodgrain ones by HunterGatherer are cool but a little to masculine for me. I think the woodgrain works better on their iPhone protector. Via Grain Edit.
My favourite Abbot Kinney design store, Tortoise, has new ceramics by Ryota Aoki. The perfect little vessels are half porcelain and half bone china (above). Tortoise is also offering carving classes with Yo Takimoto – you can read about one person’s experience in a similar class here. Sounds interesting. Yo’s work is below.
I am embarrassed to admit I haven’t yet visited the LA Heath Ceramics store. I am a huge fan of their designs but just haven’t made it over there. There’s a nice interview with the founders on Media Bistro.
Judith van den Boom’s great Repose light caught my eye. I like the chaotic red cord and the crisp white ceramic pieces. Check out her website for more cool work (a sample of it pictured below). Via design*sponge.
The designers behind Studiomake, David and Im Schafer , have produced a beautiful ceramic range dubbed Flawed. I spoke to them at ICFF and the idea is the slips’ drip marks are left so that each piece has its own character. They really were lovely pieces. They are available through Future Perfect.
I am oddly drawn to pears at the moment – not the edible kind. Don’t know why but I think the shape is really sensuous and beautiful. These ceramic pears are by Heather Knight. A set of 3 is $200.
I got an email this morning from Sara Ferarri (how great is that name!?) I met her at ICFF. She and Marcella Fiori collaborated on Dining Agenda – an ingenious book of placemats with its own spoon and fork stamped into the wooden cover.