Scanned design I have been scanning old brochures, books and booklets during the year and they can all be seen on my web page. There's so much valuable info in them you wouldn't believe. Hours and hours of fun. Digg or Stumble if you like it.
Awesome image of the day # 5
Awesome image of the day # 5 Life magazine has launched a service on Google Images where you can search and look at thousands and thousands of classic images. The search function is here. Here's one I find interesting. Charles Eames and his solar toy. Original is here.
The top 5 most overrated design objects
The top 5 most overrated design objects This is my list of objects so overexposed that they no longer have any of their initial innovation or charm left. Don't take it the wrong way - it's all down to personal taste. 1. The Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe Designed 1930 and copied to … Continue reading The top 5 most overrated design objects
Awesome image of the day # 4
Awesome image of the day # 4 Aeroplane veneer tables/sculptures by Tapio Wirkkala.There is actually a newly launched reissue of the 1958 table. Price: 9500 € - ouch.
Arabia 135 We visited the exhibition Arabia 135 at the design museum in Helsinki last weekend and we recommend you do the same. There were many pieces that normally don't see the light of day and all periods of the factory were represented. It's only open until January 25th next year so you better hurry … Continue reading Arabia 135
Awesome image of the day # 3
Awesome image of the day # 3 The Finnish design exhibition tour across Europe in 1961 .
Awesome image of the day # 2
Awesome image of the day # 2 From left to right Georg Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom. From Playboy magazine 1961. Original is here.
Awesome image of the day # 1
Awesome image of the day # 1 Ilmari Tapiovaara presents some of his chairs all in the same image. I know there is another similar earlier one. As soon as I find it I'll post it.
Three must see videos on design
Three must see videos on design Dieter Rams explains his design philosophy. Poul Henningsen presents his views on lighting and design Ray and Charles Eames present the lounge chair on NBC BONUS VIDEO! 'Living Finmar' is the story of Finmar Ltd., c.1948 - 1965, the first major importer of mid-century design into the … Continue reading Three must see videos on design
My list of Top 5 Wish-I’d-been-there-design-moments
My list of Top 5 Wish-I'd-been-there-design-moments Some moments you just had to be there. If you could go back in time to see some of the great moments in history of design, when and where would you go? These are my 5 choices. 1. The furniture fair Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 1981. On … Continue reading My list of Top 5 Wish-I’d-been-there-design-moments