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My wallet has a life on its own. It grows and grows, devouring receipts and loyalty stamp cards along the way, until it no longer fits in my pockets anymore. The very reason why I need The Fold. A simple T shaped piece of leather, measured to fold up together with its contents (only notes allowed here), this is simplicity at its… most simple.

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Ahhh… the feeling of love at first sight, in the form of the BMW R60/2, courtesy of Blitz Motorcycles.

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Klaas Kuiken’s graduation work, titled BirdHouse is just a great idea.

Nowadays birds are not welcome under rooftiles anymore, so they lost a beautifull nest place.

Placing a house on top of a rooftile, now created a nice place for a birdsnest.
And also better to spot!

 

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What a handsome, sturdy looking casserole with a handy handle! Buy it here

An ultimate design classic once celebrated on a Finnish postage stamp. Combining design usability with a traditional cast iron pot, Timo Sarpaneva’s inspiration came from his blacksmith grandfather. Timeless and ingenious design, as functional in the kitchen as appealing on the dining table.

Sarpaneva was one of the great personalities responsible for the world reputation of Scandinavian design since the 1950s. He was a master of materials as glass, porcelain, cast iron and textile as well as graphic art. Timo Sarpaneva designed the current Iittala trademark for his glass collection called I-line (I-linja) in 1956, for which he received one of his Grand Prix in Milan the following year. He has been honoured with innumerable awards and acknowledgements.

Sarpaneva was Doctor HC of the Royal College of Art in London and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and Academician HC of the University of Mexico. His work can be seen in art and design museums throughout the world.

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KDDI of Japan has been making hip, trendy and desirable phones for a long time now, with collaborations with the top names in product design, including Naoto Fukasawa and Marc Newson. The latest outing is one of the most cerebral, Tokujin Yoshioka is a beautiful simplification of the overly complicated, overly featured mobile phones on the market today. Part product, part commentary art really.

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Yamaha’s power bikes plus Hermès’ power styling gives us the fashion bike that is suitable for any fashionista who wants some ’ vroom between’ their legs. via Hypebeast

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Wood is a warm, living material, a perfect fit for a timepiece to wear the whole day long. WeWood makes beautiful wooden timepieces out of natural solid woods that is perfect for just about any wrists!

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Stunning marble and oak mortar & pestle by Shira Keret.

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The new pendant lamp by Normann Copenhagen is Bauhaus inspired deliciousness. Formed out of wooden discs in primary colours, 59 of them for the small and 80 for the large, this lamp is designed to stand out.

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A simple fold of metal makes a beautiful lamp. Buy it at Design Heure.

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Looking like a nondescript board with elastic bands attached, the Grid-It organiser from Cocoon is one the few things that is so simple and so flexible anyone and everyone will have a use for it. I am looking forward to using it to organise my mail and to have it hanging off my wall. Or to organise my wires when I travel… endless permutations!

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Interesting material for a lampshade, in bright fun happy colours. Why you would need to fold-up a lamp though, is beyond me. Designed by Form Us With Love for Danish design brand Muuto.

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Finally! A light bulb that does not need to hide behind lampshades any longer. The Plumen is designed by the people behind Hulger, the electronics company set up by Michael-George Hemus and Nicolas Roope. Buy yours here!

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The uber cool guys at FREITAG who has been upcycling before the word was ever invented has outdone themselves once more, with their new range of messenger bags inspired by horse messengers, updated with their signature raw aesthetics that we have all come to love. If you are in Singapore, Actually… has been bringing in FREITAGS for the longest time, so no reason why they would stop now.

Since 1993 FREITAG has been manufacturing bags inspired by messengers riding on wheels. Now we turn to those messengers writing on paper. After all, messenger comes from message; and today, the media are the horse that carries him. A new chapter in the FREITAG book. The new cover story for the FREITAG press. A collection of 14 horse-messenger inspired bags and accessories bags for medialites and urbanites.

R504 Business Bag Large

R506 Laptop Bag

R103 Shopper

R104 Pouch

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Daniel Reese paints shoes with modern pop culture references, making them instant wearable art that looks so good! How can anyone not love the Mario shoe?

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Mikiya Kobayashi and her undulating pick-holder for Dreamy Person.

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Something about old technology that always seem to suggest romantic feelings. Old calculators and old buttons galore at Vintage Technology.

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It’s a thread measure. It’s a tread gauge. It’s a ruler, a caliper. Oh! And it writes! Buy one here.

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Who’s up for no more sharpening and no more broken leads? ME ME ME! via Sharpie Blog

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Designer Aurélien Barbry of Denmark has created a collection of cork wine-stoppers for design brand Normann Copenhagen. Is it only me wishing they were bar stools instead for me to sit on, while I sip wine? via Dezeen

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