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I now have a large garden in which I am creating a vegetable garden, but I used to have a small balcony. For people with small gardens or balconies the designs from French label Bacsac are a great solution to grow vegetables and plants.
Bacsac was born when French designer Godefroy de Virieu met landscapers Louis de Fleurieu and Virgile Desurmont. Together, they searched for an alternative solution to avoid the constraints of creating a roof garden in town (taking into consideration difficulties of transport, excessive weight, etc).
Bacsac comes in various sizes so it can be hung on the wall, hung on you or strapped to your car. Bacsac’s durable material will keep it looking pretty for years to comes, as it is UV and traction/tear resistant. The Bacsac is perfect for gardening in small places as it allows the plants to breathe because of its permeability and its water draining attributes.
Molly-Meg is a new online shop dedicated to bringing 20th Century Modern design icons to the world of children. Molly-Meg: “By offering a carefully selected range of “Miniature classics” for children by leading designers, our aim is to show that good design is not just for adults. Taste and style can appeal to every age and blend seamlessly into any modern home.”
Their vintage furniture gallery displays a collection of classics which will never fade from their iconic status. Molly-Meg scours the globe seeking out hard-to- source special pieces.
Anglo-Dutch designers Studio Glithero have created a series of vases and tiles decorated with shadows of plants captured on photosensitive chemicals. Called Blueware Collection and produced for Vauxhall Collective, the surface decoration was produced using a technique similar to traditional blueprinting.
The floral patterns on the objects were created by attaching plants to their surfaces before exposing them to light, leaving the areas in shadow underexposed.
The forms were inspired by ancient Korean stoneware.
Alessi: “Materials and colours are the two main assets of the service and invite the user to arrange the objects on the table so that they can be seen as a whole. The stoneware ceramic pieces come in tonal colours: light grey, light earth, dark grey, red earth, white earth, white yellow and pale yellow. The series is completed by an enamelled steel tray shaded in a dark green colour and available in a single rectangular size.”
(images from Alessi)
I have written about Pinch before but they have some gorgeous new furniture pieces so I could not resist featuring more of their designs.
Pinch was founded in 2004 as collaboration between husband and wife team Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon. Working from their studio /showroom in London, UK, they aim to create graceful and iconic furniture and lighting that work for both elegant domestic spaces and stylish contract environments.
Their approach to design combines a keen appreciation of artistic lines and form, absolute attention to detail and sensitivity to materials. These combined qualities lend their creations integrity and artistic elegance in equal measure.
Pinch: “Our pieces are made by hand and to order, and we have worked hard to locate and employ the best quality makers here in the UK. We believe in using local, making to need, and offering bespoke flexibility wherever possible to ensure our clients commission pieces that really deliver both on function and aesthetic.”
Cabinet Joyce (above) is one of my favorite new Pinch pieces. It is inspired by Victorian optometrist’s shopfitting. It has sliding glass fronted doors and a cherry-lined interior with shelves and drawers making it suitable for a variety of uses throughout the house. The cabinet is available in solid timber and painted finishes with interior options of shelves and/or drawers.
(images from Pinch)
Spanish designer Oscar Diaz has created a cutlery set made from plastic bottles. The set, called Found, is made by plating the plastic first in copper and then in tin. The spoon, fork, and knife, have all been made from parts of existing bottles found at the local supermarket. The parts were selected so the cutlery is easy to pick up from the table and performs like any other cutlery.
The design process starts on the supermarket were the bottles are selected by their curves. The use of those available shapes, allows a small batch production without the need any mould. Each set is unique due to the hand-cut nature of each piece.