Thursday, November 30, 2006


"While its name is taken from a pine tree found in Spain, you can enjoy this light in your backyard. Kanpazar is made of neutral polystyrene and is 4 feet 8 inches high. Available in a plant pot, portable or standing."
via ID

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Made from laser-etched Corian®, which perfectly captures the sleek form of the aquatic creature, the Medusa's swooping curves and celestial light conjure images of drifting effortlessly along with the sea's currents.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

No Contact Jacket

The No-Contact Jacket is a wearable defensive jacket created to aid women in their struggle for protection from violence. When activated
by the wearer, 80,000 volts of low amperage electric current pulses just below the surface shell of the entire jacket. This exo-electric armor prevents any person from unauthorized contact with the wearer's body. If an assailant were to grab hold of the wearer the high voltage exterior would interrupt their neurological impulses which control voluntary muscle movement. The neuromuscular system would be overwhelmed causing disorientation and loss of balance to occur and of course pain. The pain experienced is non-lethal but is enough to effectively and immediately deter contact with the wearer and provide a critical life saving opportunity for escape.
No Contact Jacket

Monday, November 13, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006


A ceramic cup with a curved 4-layer removable plywood sleeve & ash veneer.

Spore Pendant Light

Chihiro Tanaka (1980), the recipient of numerous awards including the Special Prize in the Japan Italy Fashion Design Contest in 2001, entitles his installation, Spore. Based on the reproductive aspect of spores, Tanaka's lights operate as a form of a spore case with the ability to challenge and bring to life a material that on the surface looks hard, but is actually malleable for holding the form like a floating jellyfish in the air. Just as spores create new life, Tanaka's works act as living organisms allowing for the creation of new atmospheres and visions.
smp lab

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Spun paper yarn

Woodnotes offers an aesthetic total concept which can be applied to various functions and interiors. The company produces a large collection of spun paper yarn carpets and a wide range of other spun paper yarn products such as blinds and partitions, place mats and table runners, bags and home accessories, pieces of furniture, cushions and upholstery fabrics and a collection of hand woven paper yarn reliefs.

Wooden Clock

"We wanted to express the idea of "feeling the time", not "measuring the time".
It can be shown from revolving slowly on its own axis once every hour with an ambiguous change in its inclination.
And we used the preciseness of a Japanese craftsman technique to make this delicate shape to revolve smoothly."

Butterfly Light

"This light came from the idea of folding a piece of paper. The function of its adjustment of light and the space created by that are a result of simple action of one surface (the panel) being divided by two. The two panels with slight shifts to each other at its closed position remind a user to open this object up. This light gives the poetic theme to the space like a butterfly flying around with silence."

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Faux Woodgrain Fingertips



Inspired by a recent holiday in Vietnam Dressage features delicate shapes and silhouettes which reference the kite-flying and bicycle-riding folk of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.