Today I’m loving … this Artichoke lamp which is a true design classic. The PH Artichoke Pendant was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 and it is manufactured by Louis Poulsen. The leaves are laser-cut steel to produce shape lines reflective of modern design.
The entire fixture is mounted by stainless steel aircraft cables to hold the unusually heavy weight of the light. For years, a number of companies have tried to replicate the Artichoke fixture; only a handful have made a replica that is at all geometrically and cosmetically similar.
(image source: 1. Jacob Termansen, 2. Canadian House & Home, 3. Bloomingville, 4. Plastolux)
This is the perfect stool for magazine lovers! With this chair-cum-storage unit built of a birch-wood base, adjustable leather straps and cushion you can not only store your magazines but you create an extra seating as well. And it is also an eye-catcher in your home!
The Hockenheimer Stool is available in a magazine model and in a newspaper model.
Finnish label Iittala has created a beautiful new set of tableware called Sarjaton, which be available from September 2012. Translated, Sarjaton means ‘without series’, a reference to the authenticity of the design language and the mix-and-match quality of this well-considered ensemble. I love the simple and elegant design and the beautiful soft colors that really match very well together.
Iittala has brought together six young Finnish designers from fashion, product, graphic and digital design to create this collection with not only an inherent respect for craftsmanship and dining rituals, but also a respect for the values that enrich contemporary living.
Today I’m loving … these new designs by ixxi. With this special design called Loco by Studio Boot, you can create more than 32.642 geometric designs. This collection of modular tiles (made from synthetic paper) are available in neon yellow, pink, orange, red, green, white and warm gray. More information can be found the ixxi website.
(images from ixxi, via Poppy Talk and Simply Grove)
Talented designer Sanna Annukka has three new limited edition silk-screen prints available in her online shop. The new range: Lapinlintu, Karelianlintu and Saimaanlintu are fantastical birds based on much loved areas of Sanna’s country Finland.
Today I’m loving … these fun & colorful La Sardina cameras. These entirely fresh analogue wide-angle cameras from Lomography are super-easy to use. It’s all about maximum creativity and capturing great shots quickly.
These gorgeous pendants are designed by Gael Wuithier in his artisan workshop in France. The design is a modern interpretation of the antique chandelier.
Visit Gael’s website for more information and to see more of his work.
Today I’m loving … this gorgeous pendant by Russian designer Pavel Eekra. The lamp consists of 56 plates and screws, without an internal skeleton due to rounding forms plaques form gaps through which light passes.
Boards themselves are also slightly transparent, this creates a particular pattern of light from the outside and downward bright light. More information about the lamp can be found on Pavel’s website.
Studio Violet are two Swedish women who create the most beautiful drawings and prints. Their design studio was set up in 2008 when Camilla Engman and Elisabeth Dunker decided that a mutual project or two was simply not enough.
Camilla is a qualified illustrator and graphic designer. Elisabeth crosses the borders of design, illustration, styling and photography.
Their unique collection consists of prints, cards, posters, journals, porcelain, rubber stamps, prints and more.
(images from Studio Violet)
Today I’m loving … this Favorite Things pendant light from Chen Karlsson. With this lamp you can let your treasured objects be exhibited and highlited beneath a light source.