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Prepare for Swine Flu, with fashionable masks...

[ad#textonly] The Japanese have always had a thing about masks, from the elaborate theatrical kabuki masks to the traditional  oni masks that keep away bad spirits (and also seem to end up as common tattoo designs in the west). More recently though – it’s all about face masks that keep away nasty germs and viruses. You must have seen theme before, kind of like surgical masks – only probably less effective. They usually look like this Of course, they don’t really compliment your attire.  So bunch of creative types in Japan have made all kinds of exciting decorative and artistic versions of the masks. One of our favourites is this, the one pictured at the top of the...

Prepare for Swine Flu, with fashionable masks
posted on: May 4, 2009 | author: Edna

Objectified Trailer

Objectified is the latest project by Gary Hustwit, the director of the fantastic Helvetica. Objectified is a look at the world of industrial design and how it impacts our day to day lives. “It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It’s about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them.” Visit the site to read up on it more. From the trailer above it looks very similar to Helvetica visually, which, for those who haven’t seen it, is a good...

posted on: Jan 15, 2009 | author: thedirtymexican

Sydney: Finders Keepers Markets

Anyone with a thing for design should get themselve down to CarriageWorks this weekend for the Finders Keepers Markets. Running on Friday evening and Saturday day/night, the markets feature over 60 emerging designers and artist hawking their wares. There’s food, music and bar to keep you occupied as well. Don’t know where CarriageWorks is? Check out the nifty little map I stole borrowed from the Finders Keepers...

Sydney: Finders Keepers Markets
posted on: Dec 3, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

The Making of: The Eames Fibreglass Chair...

Everyone knows the Eames shell chairs, right? Well if you don’t know it by name, you will definitely recognise the shape. This video shows the making of the Charles and Ray Eames Shell Chair. It was originally designed in 1948 as part of a competition to produce low cost furniture, but has since gone on to become one of the most recognisable pieces of furniture design. Apprantly they originally intended to use stamped metal, but it turned out to be too expensive. They ended up using fibreglass. It uses two basic seat designs, both available with multiple base options. These days you see them reproduced in different kinds of plastics, as well as fibreglass. The wood or metal...

posted on: Nov 20, 2008 | author: Edna

Designer Coat/Hat Racks

One of our favourite blogs, Weburbanist, has done a nice little post about many novel ways of hanging your coat or hats. Recently I’ve actually been looking for a nice hat rack, as I am a bit of a serial hat wearing kinda person. Anyway they’ve put together a good collection of designer bits, some we’ve seen before. Other’s we’ve never come accross. We especially like the knife hooks, by tcstudio, pictured above. Some of our faves, after the jump. via...

Designer Coat/Hat Racks
posted on: Nov 4, 2008 | author: Edna

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