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Financial Crisis And Design

spread 10 y by studioinesistente

Spread 10 y by Antonio Maria Privitera

There are so many ways to get inspired but financial crisis!?! Have you ever come across a product, a piece of furniture inspired by prevailing economic condition?

The inspiration for this magazine rack is financial crisis! Yes!

The financial crisis of Italy – 10 year Spread (bund 10y – related to government bond yield) comes to life in the form of this wooden magazine holder which involves the elements of news and now graph.

This is not just a magazine rack it’s a statement, makes you think.

A truly historical piece!

It is handmade by Zana Lab and designed by Antonio Maria Privitera @ Studio Inesistente.

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Yet Another Origami Table

origami table

Table Origami

Designer: Olga Kryukova

This is one of the most stunning origami inspired table I have ever seen!

Origami is not new to Olga and Olga is not new to DesignFlute. You can find her on DesignFlute here. Young and very talented Olga Kryukova’s designs put my mood in singing mode!

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The Tale Of Beedle The Needle

beedle the luminous needle by Hojoon Lim


Designer: Hojoon Lim

Did you ever think about color of a sewing needle?

It is so small, the hole in it is smaller yet and then it is colored in silver! Great color and brilliant way to make it transparent! There can’t be more innovative way to stress a sewer, a crafter, a user!

How many times you have lost it? How much time you have wasted searching for it?

How many times you have experienced a blur trying to insert the thread through the eye of the needle?

Are you not tired of the color of the needle? Do you know many crafters color code their felt needles?

But now all this would be changed.

Designer Hojoon Lim has come up with the idea of a beedle, a simple ingenious way to make our life comfortable by answering all the above needs. (I hear you are muttering under breath which sounds like this: why I didn’t think of this before!)

A needle + luminous colors + bee as inspiration =  Beedle

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Of Peacocks And Chandeliers

peacock love

Peacock love – chandelier by Eva Menz Design

 Was peacock’s majestic beauty ever so lightly captured?

This is the story of how an illustration got transformed into an elegant chandelier. At Eva Menz design artist Shanu Walpita’s illustration is embroidered in white leather with silver thread. Few peacock feathers, glass tube and silver chain later an exquisite chandelier is born.

peacock love chandelier

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Will You Wait 30 Years For A Coffee Table

30 year old coffee table

’30 years coffee table’

Designer: Ernesto Garcia

How much time you take to make a coffee table?

If your answer is  – a week or a month – it is wrong.

How old is your coffee table?

 And if you say something like – I bought it a year ago. Then again you are wrong.

Wait and think.

Think about time taken in a human process and time taken by a natural process!

Look at the tree rings used in this coffee table, count them and then answer.

You are right this coffee table is 30 years old! The tree was 30 years old!

The designer Ernesto Garcia raises these questions and wants to establish your lost connection to the nature via this ’30 years coffee table’.

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