paper cut panic

May 1, 2009, 9:00 am
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Graphic Designer Steve Haslip has come up with a sustainable and reusable way to send and keep t-shirts – a box that turns into a hanger. It’s a gem of an idea.


Roll up roll up
April 30, 2009, 8:17 pm
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I’m loving Studio Violet’s new collection of re-used porcelain. Anyone for high tea?

Designs of the Year
April 29, 2009, 10:09 pm
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I spent a couple of days in London this week and took the chance to check out all 91 designs shortlisted for this year’s Brit Insurance Designs of the Year. The award, which pays homage to outstanding international design, went to Shepard Fairey’s Barack Obama Poster. Here’s a round up of some of the nominations that put a glint in my eye:


Merry-go-round cloakroom at Rotterdam’s Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, designed by Wieki Somers


Chase & Galley’s Is Not Magazine, which is published as a bill poster on the streets of Melbourne and Sydney.


Kinetic Sculpture by ART+COM for the new BMW Museum in Munich. The sculpture is made from 714 metal spheres hanging from thin steel wires attached to individually-controlled stepper motors. See it in motion here.


Designer Singihh Susilo Kartono picked up the award for best product design for his Magno Wooden Radio, which is manufactured by locals in Java, Indonesdia.


Clever, practical and environmentally conscious design for jar tops by Jorre van Ast


22 meter long electroluminescent installation, designed by the art and design practiceTroika for British Airways Heathrow Terminal 5.


Not just any shabby trophy will do for the design greats. These beauties were created by Michael Marriott and Anthony Burrill.

October 28, 2008, 8:00 am
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Industrial designer, Ignacio Pilotto, gives the classic Rubik’s cube a colourful twist.

CMYK pen
September 4, 2008, 7:03 am
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A ‘too cool for school’ concept by Roma Lubimov.