Described by OAO Works:
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<a href="http://omerarbel.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Omer Arbel</a>, designer, artist, and creative director of <a href="https://www.bocci.ca/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bocci</a>, recently launched a new brand for the objects and curiosities he’s been creating on the side for the last 13 years. Along with his work for Bocci, the Vancouver and Berlin based Arbel creates work under his own name and is taking it even further with <a href="https://oaoworks.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">OAO Works</a> (Omer Arbel Office Works). The platform will showcase works that are more niche and don’t fall under any particular category.
Some of the works resist simple classification, while others are by-products of more targeted investigations. Still more are results of very particular relationships, narratives, and collaborations.
31.3 Polygon Glassware
is a series of 31 glass pieces that are made to be configured into any number of compositions. The collection is the result of looking into the five-fold tiling
problem and ancient formulas from traditional Czech glassmaking.
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<a href="https://design-milk.com/marcel-wanders-alessi-design-modern-vessels-bring-five-seasons-home/01-alessi-the-five-seasons_skyline_black/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/01-ALESSI-The-Five-Seasons_skyline_black-810x540.jpg" alt="Marcel Wanders and Alessi Design Modern Vessels to Bring The Five Seasons into Your Home" /></a>
Designed by <a href="https://www.marcelwanders.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Marcel Wanders</a> for <a href="https://www.alessi.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Alessi</a>, <a href="https://www.alessi.com/us_en/product/living/hfr.html" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">“The Five Seasons”</a> is a collection of home fragrances that will reinvigorate your senses through a series of seasonal scents.
Working with perfume makers in Grasse, France (widely known as the perfume capital of the world), Alessi and Wanders created four traditional, seasonal scents named after the evocative mood each scent elicits: Brrr, a wintry mix of bergamot, lily of the valley and musk; Ahhh, a spring freshness of cardamom, hyacinth and vetiver; Hmm, a summery bouquet of figs, red fruits and mixed woods; and Grrr, a smokey combination of incense, cedar wood and moss. A fifth scent, Shhh, was created to explore the abstract with hints of eucalyptus, rose and pachouli.
Each of the scents comes in a variety of home accessories, including scented candles, leaf diffusers, room sprays, lava stone diffusers, bottle candle holders, and candle snuffer.
The leaf diffusers are
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<a href="https://www.richardclarkson.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Richard Clarkson Studio</a> launched a new collection of homewares called <a href="https://www.richardclarkson.com/executive-objects" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Executive Objects</a> that are made for the tabletop. The items in the collection follow a manifesto that stems from the studio’s design style and ideology, stating that each object must be:
1) minimal in style
2) geometric in form
3) honest in material
4) elegant in simplicity
5) sculptural to the core.
Check out this slightly meditative video to witness the attention to the tiniest of details:
Bloc is an unassuming brass square that opens bottles or can sit elegantly on your desk as a paperweight as it weighs about 15 oz (ideal for popping open a cold bottle at the end of the day).
Spoke is a flat pack fruit bowl that resembles a bike wheel as its design was inspired by the spoke-hub mechanism.
Poise is a self-balancing cement + brass candlestick holder that is both strong yet
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Minim Cards by Joe Doucet, available at Areaware
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When you think about all the people you ideally want to get gifts for – parents, in-laws, siblings, relatives, children of relatives, friends, best friends, your boss, co-workers and colleagues, your next door neighbor, that person who did you a favor that one time, your child’s teacher, your mailman who always greets you, etc. – it can add up quick! While a meaningful card or box of chocolates will never go out of style, here’s a list of gift ideas that also go a long way for a small price – they’re all under $50!
Not your grandma’s bridge set of playing cards. This regulation playing cards set has a minimalist design and geometric, reductive versions of the four suits.
Origiami Concrete Coaster by Havelock Studio
This origami-inspired coaster doesn’t even look like a coaster with its graphic
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Seed Series & Baggu
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Just in time for the holidays, design brand <a href="https://supergoodthing.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Good Thing</a> collaborated with five different brands to release a bunch of <a href="https://supergoodthing.com/collections/holiday-gift-bundles?mc_cid=51aaff18bd&mc_eid=2c19ad347f" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">limited edition gift bundles</a> any design-loving person in your life will enjoy. These gift packs pair a popular Good Thing item with a partner product and they’re being sold at holiday prices that are better than if you bought them individually. So, take a look at these delightful combos and get started on your holiday shopping list early this year.
– Get a classic Baggu
reusable bag, in red or yellow Disco Dot, to haul your groceries around so you can reduce your plastic bag consumption and when you get home, hang it up on a set of three Seed Hooks or a Seed Shelf, in pink or gray.
Blue Paper Display & ban.do Self-Expression Card Kit
– LA-based lifestyle brand ban.do’s
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Our latest <a href="http://othr.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">OTHR</a> exclusive preview is a <a href="https://www.othr.com/products/candle-snuffer-collection" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">special collection</a> of three mantle-worthy objects: the <a href="http://othr.com/products/apex-candle-snuffer" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Apex</a>, <a href="https://www.othr.com/products/halcyon-candle-snuffer" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Halcyon</a> and <a href="https://www.othr.com/products/ocaso-candle-snuffer" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ocaso</a> candle snuffers in 3D printed steel.
These three geometric candle snuffers each bring a fresh take to a classic form. The designers—Pablo Alabau, Vera & Kyte, and Studio Yonoh—have reconceived the iconic object, each in their own design language. While the candle snuffers are unique, shapes are repeated throughout so that the three objects become a cohesive collection.
Vera & Kyte
From each vantage point, these objects change in form and character. Handle and cone extinguish any flame with ease, without splashing or sooting.
, designer of the Apex Candle Snuffer
, is a Norwegian design studio created by Vera Kleppe and Åshild Kyte. The two channel their curiosity and shared aesthetic into furniture, products and interior architecture. Pablo Alabau
, designer of the Halcyon Candle Snuffer
, is a Spanish
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Introducing our latest <a href="http://othr.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">OTHR</a> exclusive preview: the dynamic and eye-catching <a href="https://www.othr.com/products/stryk" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stryk</a> by RIT professor <a href="https://www.othr.com/designers/josh-owen" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Josh Owen</a>, crafted in 3D printed steel.
A match striker sturdy enough for the hearth and elegant enough for the dinner table, Stryk is unencumbered by traditional fabrication or mold-making.
With no trace of the casting process to complicate the object’s visual identity, the idea is manifested in a near-pure utility. The multi-faceted vessel features a striking surface as well as a safe deposit for spent matches. Historically, match disposal has been left up to the user; here the full life cycle of the match is accounted for.
Award-winning designer Josh Owen grew up in Ithaca, NY, a small town in New York State dominated by beautiful natural landscapes. He spent the formative years of his professional life in more urban contexts, gravitating towards Philadelphia and New York City. Now, Josh is an author, professor,
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Trivet in Brass by Elijah Leed
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Moving into a new home can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to furnishing it and making sure you have everything you need. Sometimes it’s the necessities and sometimes it’s the things that make life a little more fun. Either way, we searched out some gift ideas for all of your friends and family members that are new homeowners.
Hand-etched brass in a heptagonal shape with saddle leather on the bottom to help protect your counter or tabletop from hot plates or dishes.
Aqueous Wall Planter by Evan Clabots for OTHR
A numbered edition, droplet-shaped wall planter that is actually 3D printed in porcelain and comes with the option of a 3D
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V Pattern Bowl by Matthew Ward Studio
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Selecting the perfect gift for someone is a pretty special way to show someone you love them. Add to that a gift that’s handmade and it shows double love. Just imagine all the love and care someone puts into a design they created and make with their own hands. Here we have chosen a collection of beautiful and unique handmade gifts that anyone would be lucky to receive.
Handmade by Brooklyn-based ceramicist Matthew Ward, this 8.5″ wide bowl has a simple pattern of black Vs on its exterior.
Boxcar Walnut & Robin Egg Blue by Revolution Design House
Made from walnut, this set of 3 planters is the perfect home for a trio of succulents for your desk or window sill.
Nugget Keychain by Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Each of these keychains is completely unique
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<a href="http://bart-eyking.com/" >EYKING</a> launches a smart, new product that offers two practical designs in one compact package. Plato’s Marbles is a collection of marble rings that work as either napkin rings or tea light candle holders.
The rings come in diamond or hexagon shapes with rounded, cut out centers that perfectly fit a standard tea light candle or a dinner napkin. After the napkin is removed and placed in the lap, the rings can be turned flat to hold the candle, which has an opening slightly tapered to prevent the candle from burning the tabletop.
The rings come in two marbles: Bianco Carrara from Italy and Nero Marquina from Spain.
Plato’s Marbles will be introduced during London Design Week and Shoreditch Design Triangle at thethestore.
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We’re continuing our partnership with <a href="http://www.othr.com/" >OTHR</a>, the new 3D-printing brand focused on modern design by today’s most talented designers, which means that we’ve got an exciting new launch to share…
Canadian designer Philippe Malouin
is releasing a new design
for OTHR and Design Milk’s got the exclusive first look AND we’re giving you the opportunity to get your hands on an early edition before anyone else.
is a sophisticated, functional object for any room from the dining centerpiece to the bedside table.
Made of 3D-printed steel with a matte black finish, the candleholders come numbered and this is your chance to order the first printed editions in this series.
This is the third piece from Philippe Malouin’s Connection Series with OTHR; the first being the Connection Vessel
, followed by the Connection Bowl
. The collection is conceived as a series of simple, thin, everyday objects focusing on
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In recent years, it seems like every metal finish has had its trending moment, some lasting longer than others. One that occasionally gets a mention is the iridescent finish. The word might freak some people out because when it goes wrong, it <em>really</em> goes wrong, but luckily there are plenty of people doing it right. Just for fun, we rounded up a little bit of everything that comes in a cool, iridescent finish.
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1. <a href="https://shop-usd.komono.com/products/estelle-iridescent-cobalt" >Estelle Iridescent Cobalt Watch by Komono</a> 2. <a href="https://store.moma.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Prism-Light_10451_10001_208836_-1_26663_45667_208922" >Prism Light by Toby Sanders</a> 3. <a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Super-by-Retrosuperfuture-Tuttolente-Drew-Mama-Iridescent-Oval-Sunglasses-Pink/prod185740366/p.prod?icid=" >Super by Retrosuperfuture Tuttolente Drew Mama Iridescent Oval Sunglasses</a> 4. <a href="http://www.tomdixon.net/us/oil-candle-medium.html" >Oil Candle Medium by Tom Dixon</a> 5. <a href="http://www.lumens.com/cindy-table-lamp-by-kartell-R204833.html" >Cindy Table Lamp by Ferruccio Laviani for Cartel</a> 6. <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/287491743/iridescent-iphone-5-or-5s-leather-case?" >Iridescent iPhone Leather Case/Pouch/Sleeve by gmaloudesigns</a> 7. <a href="http://www.abchome.com/shop/iridescent-serving-utensils" >Iridescent Serving Utensils rom ABC Home</a> 8. <a href="http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/product/air-max-thea-premium-id/?piid=42468&pbid=445317296#?pbid=445317296" >Nike Air Max Thea Premium iD</a> 9. <a href="http://www.sightunseen.com/product/2x-iridescent-bowls/" >2x Iridescent Bowls by Assembly</a> 10. <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/509120" >Layla Leather and Iridescent Metal Headphones by Frends</a>
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Together with our friends at OTHR
, we invite you to join us in celebrating the intersection of great design and transformative technology. By signing up to the special Design Milk and OTHR list, you will receive exclusive, 24-hour early access to the latest product releases from OTHR’s roster of world-class designers. With this access you will have the opportunity to get your hands on the earliest editions before they are revealed to the public. See details on how to get your hands on an early edition:
This week’s release is the EE Candleholder – Triple by Everything Elevated
, an expressive triple candleholder in 3D printed bronze ($405 value). This numbered edition is inspired by the way that growth is expressed in nature; the candleholder’s layers of digitally printed grain act like the rings in trees or layers of rock: they reflect the process required to create them. Get
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Made from a single piece of flexible steel, the <a href="http://thisissoftpaper.com/?page_id=16108" >Folding Tea Light Holder</a> is an easy DIY you can do at home simply by folding the steel into its conical finished shape and securing it with the protruding tab. Designed by <a href="http://itttagroup.com/" >ittta’s</a> <a href="http://thisissoftpaper.com/" >Softpaper</a>, a design and manufacturing company in Korea, each candleholder holds a single tea light within the smaller opening. The lightweight design comes in three sizes.
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Innovative brands <a href="https://www.iittala.com/home" >Iittala</a> and <a href="http://www.isseymiyake.com/" >Issey Miyake</a> came together to collaborate on a visionary collection for the home. Both have their own distinct aesthetics that are quite different, but the icons managed to produce a genius line of products that display a simplified design. Despite originating in different countries – Finland (Iittala) and Japan (Issey Miyake) – they found common ground in a desire for timeless design and innovation, and the result is a harmoniously subtle <a href="http://www.pauseforharmony.com/en/index.html" >Iittala x Issey Miyake Home Collection</a> of textiles, ceramics, and glass.
With a variety of offerings totaling 30 pieces, the collection brings the best of what each brand has to offer, inviting you to touch and feel the expertly crafted pieces. The fairly subdued color palette was inspired by nature, with deep forest green that references the Finnish woodlands, and a soft pink and light grey pay homage to the Sakura cherry blossoms. Nature also
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steps away from the norm and selected two colors to represent the PANTONE Color of the Year for 2016
– PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity and PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz. Their thoughts are that as the world is becoming more tolerant of gender equality and fluidity, that it naturally impacts the color trends happening throughout design everywhere. The two shades blend together but also pair up to evoke a feeling of tranquility and inner peace, which was what PANTONE was looking to achieve.
We rounded up 10 home furnishings to match PANTONE’s latest selections. Have a look.
1. Ambit Pendant Lamp by TAF Architects for Muuto
2. Aalto Vase by Alvar Aalto from Iittala
3. Denim Cushion from BoConcept
4. Askew Vase from CB2
5. Nairutya – Citron Pillow from Eskayel
6. SMEG Toaster
7. Ruché Chair by Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset
8. Tallow Candle by Ontwerpduo
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