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