1. I didn’t know about NENDO until last week at Milan Fair. They’re Japanese and I love their designs. Their design concepts are simple and straightforward. I’ll look more into them!

  2. Very inspiring moody photography by Chris Soukup

  3. Too colorful to eat.

    Too colorful to eat.

  4. freundevonfreunden:

Simplicity in Beauty & Form with Sputnik Studio, Valencia
We are suckers for simplicity in design and adore the texture of cork. When two of these parameters exist in one product, we can’t help but share it with the world.
With a lacquered steel base and a curved seat made out of environmentally friendly cork, the Sputnik - named after the first satellite to be launched into space in 1957 - can be used both as a side-table and as a stool.
Valencia-based Estudio Sputnik has launched next to the Sputnik also the Santorini lamps and stackable china made from enamelled ceramic and wood, named K collection. Definitely worth checking out! 
(as seen in Dezeen)

    freundevonfreunden:

    Simplicity in Beauty & Form with Sputnik Studio, Valencia

    We are suckers for simplicity in design and adore the texture of cork. When two of these parameters exist in one product, we can’t help but share it with the world.

    With a lacquered steel base and a curved seat made out of environmentally friendly cork, the Sputnik - named after the first satellite to be launched into space in 1957 - can be used both as a side-table and as a stool.

    Valencia-based Estudio Sputnik has launched next to the Sputnik also the Santorini lamps and stackable china made from enamelled ceramic and wood, named K collection. Definitely worth checking out! 

    (as seen in Dezeen)

  5. vilderolfsen:

'Food Politics' Vilde Rolfsen - 2013

Love the vibrant colour!

    vilderolfsen:

    'Food Politics' Vilde Rolfsen - 2013

    Love the vibrant colour!

  6. tedx:

Fake it ’til you become it: How your body language shapes who you areIn a talk at TEDGlobal 2012, social psychologist Amy Cuddy offered a free, low-tech lifehack: assume a posture for just two minutes — and change your life.
Above, designers from the Brazilian magazine Superinteressante illustrated some of the points Cuddy makes about body language (You can see the image in all its wonderful detail here.) and its impact on how we feel. Take a look … and stand up straight.
Watch the whole talk here»
(From our friends at the TED Blog)

    tedx:

    Fake it ’til you become it: How your body language shapes who you are

    In a talk at TEDGlobal 2012, social psychologist Amy Cuddy offered a free, low-tech lifehack: assume a posture for just two minutes — and change your life.

    Above, designers from the Brazilian magazine Superinteressante illustrated some of the points Cuddy makes about body language (You can see the image in all its wonderful detail here.) and its impact on how we feel. Take a look … and stand up straight.

    Watch the whole talk here»

    (From our friends at the TED Blog)

  7. The digital world offers us many advantages, but if we yield to that world too completely we may lose the privacy we need to develop a self. Activities that require time and careful attention, like serious reading, are at risk; we read less and skim more as the Internet occupies more of our lives. And there’s a link between selfhood and reading slowly, rather than scanning for quick information, as the Web encourages us to do. Recent work in sociology and psychology suggests that reading books, a private experience, is an important aspect of coming to know who we are.

    — 

    The New York Times' David Mikics in praise of (offline) slow reading.

    Also see 9 books to help you read more intelligently and write better and Francine Prose on how to read like a writer, then take delight in Maurice Sendak’s little-known and lovely posters celebrating the joy of reading

    (via explore-blog)

  8. That’s right. Looking forward to 2014 :)

    That’s right. Looking forward to 2014 :)

  9. New Years Eve

    New Years Eve

  10. weftwarp:

triaxial weaving

    weftwarp:

    triaxial weaving

  11. Apple rules.

    Apple rules.

  12. Textiles Environment Design

    About TED

    Over the last ten years TED has been developing a set of practice-based sustainable design strategies that assist designers in creating textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment.

    All of [their] research is based on the estimation that decisions made in design are responsible for eighty to ninety percent of a product’s environmental and economic costs (Graedel et al. 1995). This places a clear responsibility in the lap of the designer and is the driver for the development of the sustainable textile design strategies.

    These strategies include both the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ aspects of eco textile design - the established principles of materials and processes such as low toxicity/organics, new technologies and biomimicry along with the more conceptual ideas including short life/long life textiles, design for low launder and services design. These individual strategies have over time evolved into TED’s TEN, which promote layered design thinking for textile design.

    http://www.tedresearch.net