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Interview with Yang Liu

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Jean posted about Yang Liu's Ost trifft West (East Meets West) exhibit back in September. Being that I worked with Yang at Chermayeff and Geismar when I first moved to New York, I offered to do an interview with her about the project. Yang is a great graphic designer whose work has always been bold and iconographic, and Ost trifft West doesn't stray from that rigor. Even though I can't read either German or Chinese, the images clearly and wittily communicate the differences between the two cultures. Check out more images and an interview with Yang Liu below!

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Dumbo Spring

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Spring is a great store/gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Being that I work down the street from the store, I stop in every once in a while to see what's new. I was especially excited when I went in recently and saw their Threaded exhibit because they have nine panels of embroidered canvas by Richard Saja, whose work I have long appreciated. The Lost Girls series incorporates a custom toile design inspired by Peter Pan's lost boys - little boys who are scared to grow up. Each panel is 24" x 36" and is printed on cotton canvas and then embroidered with rayon thread.

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Solar Decathlon

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The third-ever Solar Decathlon took place two weeks ago from October 12 - 20 at Washington D.C.'s National Mall. The Solar Decathlon was established in 2002, with the purpose of educating a new generation of students about the possibilities of energy-efficient design and also as a vehicle for educating the public about renewable energy and energy efficient homes. Twenty US and international university teams took part in the competition, with each team competing to design and build an energy-efficient solar-powered house. The various universities spend two years developing their designs and ideas, and also undertake the fundraising and technical research needed to build an energy-efficient home. The houses are essentially pre-fab units, built off-site first and then transported to Washington D.C. and reassembled on-site at the Mall.

The winning team was the Technische Universität Darmstadt from Germany. Can you imagine transporting the house from Germany to D.C. (it came by boat)? The home focused on the concept of passive energy and was designed essentially as a box with three layers - an outer layer of oak, louvered screens that generate electricity with photovoltaic energy, a middle layer consisting of energy efficient walls and windows, and an interior core that houses the kitchen, bathroom and the majority of the building systems. Besides the outer skin of screens that allow you as much or as little privacy and light as you wish, I really like the multi-functional spaces, and TUD's innovative use of the floor which can be opened up to reveal a sleeping area. [Note: All photos are credited to Kaye Evans-Lutterodt/Solar Decathlon]

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Gaggenau Modular Cooktops

image001anna.jpgNOTCOT Note: Here's another article from Anna Corpron of Sub-Studio!

How amazing would it be to have the ability to customize your cook top to fit all of your cooking needs? Gaggenau has introduced a new product series that lets you do just that: the Vario Series allows you to incorporate an electric bbq grill, a deep fryer, an in-counter steamer, a gas cooktop, and a teppan yaki, to name just a few of the options. Not only does it allow you a range of options, but the Vario Series is easy on the eye, with sleek, minimal lines and clean, functional design. Some day in the future, when Sean and I design our first home, we will definitely customize our cook top to include the bbq grill and deep fryer. And maybe Sean could convince me to install the steamer for some vegetables and dumplings.

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Polka Tattoos

annaimage001.jpgNOTCOT Note: Here's another article from Anna Corpron of Sub-Studio!

UPDATE: The ladies at Polka got back to me about purchasing your own TattooFurniture. Each piece is a one-off and is produced on demand. Prices vary based on which piece of Polka's furniture you want tattooed, but to give you an idea, the bench shown above costs 3000 Euro. If you have a special tattoo in mind, you can email them your design, so that they can discuss it with Gert. Contact Polka for more details.

I must confess that recently I've gotten into watching L.A. Ink. I most likely will never get a tattoo myself, but I certainly appreciate the artistry that goes in to designing and making a great tattoo. Design duo Marie Rahm and Monica Singer of Polka teamed up with tattoo artist Gert Kowarzik to make a series of tattooed leather furniture. For someone commitment-phobic like me (I'm speaking about tattoos here, not my newly-wedded husband), the tattooed furniture series hits the spot. I love the texture of the tattoo on the leather, and the dark smudges that are traces of the intense areas of work by Gert.

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Fishing Knuckles & Peace Buttons

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Living in New York, I don't get to fish much, but Sean and I both grew up fishing with our dads and have a healthy appreciation for an idyllic day on a river or lake. I would love to have Christina Angliker's Fishing Knuckles - basically a bum's fishing kit that you can keep with you at all times. Not only a fishing rod, Fishing Knuckles is a protective device and a fashion statement. Though, it might be a bit more fashion than function - I'm not sure how you could reel in a fish without cutting your hand on the line. Christina recently graduated from Pratt and her website is definitely worth checking out - I appreciate that she includes so much of her process on the site. Also, her Peace Buttons shown below are a beautiful physical interpretation of a "wound"...

p.s. if these feel familiar, these were also seen as NOTCOT.org #1599 back in the day.

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Bleijh

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There's not a lot of info on Bleijh's website, but from what I can gather, Basten Leijh is a Dutch product designer whose primary goal is to create user-driven products (some of which appear to be in concept phases at the moment). I love the simplicity of the work - clean lines and forms, with function given primary consideration (though the products don't look so bad, either). I covet the Fruitbowl - my beef with so many similar products is that they take up so much space on my counter top when not in use. It would be great to compress the bowl when I'm done with it.

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Niwaka Rings

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[NOTCOT Note: I'm so honored that Anna chose to share the beautiful packaging of her wedding rings with us. Again, congratulations to Anna and Sean on their wedding last month! I can't wait to see what else is going to be coming out of Sub-Studio this fall.]

As you might know, Sean and I got married in September. Sean bought my engagement ring from this amazing Japanese jeweler, Niwaka, and we loved the ring so much that we decided to get our wedding bands from them, too. Niwaka’s designs are (mostly) very simple and elegant, with clean lines and a twist on the traditional ring setting. Niwaka pays close attention to detail, and that extends to their packaging, as well. The rings sit in a two-piece, white ceramic box (it looks like a tooth in profile!), which comes packaged itself in a simple wooden box. A red ribbon ties the box together. So that the wooden box sits flat, two holes are cut into the bottom of two side faces to allow the ribbon to run concealed along the inside of the box. Niwaka has stores in Kyoto and New York. You can see more ring designs on their website.

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Black Sheep & CAST

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Derrick Cruz of Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons and THECAST collaborated on a series of handmade accessories for their Spring/Summer 2008 collection. Picking up on Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons' love for "Dark and Uncommon Goods" and THECAST's edgy basics, the collaboration brings to mind a refined Wild West - accessories for the urban cowboy, perhaps. Shown above, the Cottonmouth is a solid metal snake bolo on a hand-screened gauze scarf.

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Annie Vought

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I came across Annie Vought's Papercuts series on Stumble Upon and can hardly believe that her work is real. She painstakingly cuts the script text out of letters and notes. The result is an incredible tapestry of letters, lines, and shadows created by pinning the work up for display. Obsessive, tedious, and gorgeous.

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Hector Serrano

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Here's the latest post from our fav contributor, Anna Corpron of Sub Studio. A HUGE congrats to her and Sean who just got married (hence the quietness from them the last few weeks) and ran off to honeymoon in Vancouver, Whistler, and Victoria. Lucky!

Hector Serrano is an innovative, Spanish product designer who puts a new spin on familiar objects, materials and forms. His work is playful - take the Fan Txt (image after the jump), a reinterpretation of the traditional Spanish fan - often used as a flirtation device - now updated with text messaging capabilities. Like the guy in the corner? Fan yourself and a pre-programmed message will flash for his benefit. The Superpatata (above) looks like a balloon (or water bottle) but functions as a light and also as a pillow/bed warmer.

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Headhoods

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Looking to turn heads? The iconic faces that adorn the hoods of these sweatshirts are undoubtedly more famous than your own, so why not steal some of their limelight? Snuggle with a gorrilla or a creepy clown. HeadHoods hand-prints each hoodie in their small Brooklyn factory. There are lots of different heads to choose from (Audrey, David, Deck-of-cards Royals!) and each is sure to garner lots of attention.

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Joom

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While Joom's current collection is limited to just a few pieces, what they lack in quantity they more than make up for in quality. Joom offers a playful, South African-inspired take on children's furniture and accessories. I would love to see them expand on the Mooj Cowcase so that I could have a whole zoo of animal bookshelves.

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Freedom Of Creation

0802foc1.jpgNOTCOT Note: Here's another article from Anna Corpron of Sub-Studio!

Gorgeous light fixtures from Janne Kyttänen of FOC (Freedom of Creation). The 1597 is made from a series of tubes and was inspired by the growing pattern of the coneflower's seeds. All of Janne's work seems to be inspired by mathematical patterns from nature. I love that the fixtures sit on the wall without any visible cords or fasteners.

[NOTCOT Note: This was previously featured as .org #4116, but Anna (of the lovely Sub-Studio) convinced me that it was definitely worthy of a post of its own! And also, one of the most interesting and innovative things about FOC is that it is "a pioneering design and research company, specialized in designing for Rapid Prototyping!"]

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TODA + OXO Corn Stripper

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While checking out Sub-Studio's latest post for us below on TODA... i couldn't help but notice this incredible Corn Stripper they have designed for Oxo! It actually strips the kernels off the cob and into a container that even helps you measure how much you have... and easy grips to hold on to as well.

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TODA

0723toda1.jpgNOTCOT Note: Here's another article from Anna Corpron of Sub-Studio!

TODA (The Office of Design and Architecture) is a multi-disciplinary design office in New York City whose work spans industrial design, architecture, print and web design. I've been a big fan of TODA for years, especially of their furniture/products, because of their conceptual approach to design. For Frighetto's debut at the 2007 Salone de Mobile in Milan, TODA designed the Bean line of furniture, which explores form through structure and skin.

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Sasa Saddle Pail

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It's summertime, and that means fishing, berry picking, weeding in your garden, and other fun outdoor activities. The Sasa Saddle Pail by Kitta Perttula is the perfect companion. Both a seat and a container in one, you can relax as you pick blackberries and store them as you go. Designed by Kitta as a school project, you can now find the Sasa at the Design Forum shop. Close up below!

NOTCOT Note: I've been a HUGE fan of Sub-Studio for sometime now, and Anna has been nice enough to write this post for us. If we're lucky, Anna and Sean will join our team with more regular submissions! Feel free to let us know if you have any comments about this potential collaboration.

Sub-Studio is a two-person team of Anna Corpron and Sean Auyeung. The pair met in architecture school at Cornell University and started the studio in 2004, shortly after moving to New York City. The practice is multi-disciplinary and draws from interests in architecture, photography, illustration and graphic design. The Sub-Studio Store carries an ever-expanding line of silkscreen prints, stationery and clothing. The Sub-Studio Design Blog catalogs projects and objects that float our boat and which we think might float yours, too.

p.s. Don't they sound like our kind of people?

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Forever Young

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Forever Young by Robert Stadler - 3 and 5 kg dumb-bells in Carrara marble. I just saw these over at Sub Studio, and desperately want some. Don't they bring out your inner Flintstone? Couldn't you see Betty and Wilma working out with these, while a dino-bird instructs them how to use them in their TV? Also i was actually at the Carrara marble quary! Way back in '02, and these made me think of that fun trip seeing the enormous slabs of marble, and the incredible sculptors in the area.

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Karen Walker Jewelry

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Karen Walker Jewelry ~ heads up the flashy popuppy site pained me, but the photography for the jewelry is breathtaking... in that slightly creepy stylish taxidermist sort of way. Noticed this over at Sub Studio.

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