Buy cardboard boxes for your move and help people living on the street to move into their own homes. This is the simple message behind The Depaul Box Company, a joint effort between Publicis and Depaul UK, a charity that works to get young people and the homeless off the streets. Binding two functions of the cardboard box - as a tool whilst moving home and as a home - and giving all proceeds from sales to the charity means that one can make an important contribution, without having to donate. An intelligent idea, well executed.
Via the Creative Review blog.
It’s suddenly spring. From one day to the next, the weather switched from hail and heavy rain to sunshine and temperatures in the 20s. And the cherry trees are all in bloom and winter seems so far away. Who knows how long the sun will last - but spring is definately here :) and it makes me crave food like this asparagus dish from design*sponge - fresh, light and filled with flavour, to be enjoyed on a balcony with a rosé.
The Noun Project is a collection of icons by designers for anyone who wants to use them - either free, by acknowledging the designer behind the work, or paying $1.99 per icon.Its based on the idea of ‘… building a global visual language that everyone can understand. We want to enable our users to visually communicate anything to anyone.’
The result: beautifully designed icons, in some very interesting and not-so oft seen categories like ‘Burqa’ :)
Today has been a bit of a challenge so far. Lots has gone wrong and hopefully everything will sort itself out soon - but these motivational and beautiful typographic tats got me smiling. The photographs are by Julia Robbs, part of a series for Tattly - Tina Roth Einsenberg’s brainchild of temporary tattoos designed by professional artists that look a-m-a-z-i-n-g and are beauifully designed to boot. Chin up!
10 Things I’d like to own from….Normann Copenhagen
Browing through the Normann website yesterday, I was struck by how beautifully designed and curated the collection is - and that most of it is really quite affordable! The products are all beautifully presented, with emphasis on form and their function - beautiful sets and photography, the website itself is an interesting piece of work.
My top ten choices are:
1. Whisk 20€
2. Sticks 20€ for a set of two pieces
Quite a clever series of imminent gentlemen of our times by artist Replaceface. Available for sale on Society6
I’m loving everything about this photo, from a sneak peak on design*sponge. The couple whose home it is are both from Hawaii and wanted to re-create an island feel in their LA loft. This table is such an amazing combination of tropical cool, it feels so fresh - coconut combined with cheese and lush palm fronds aren’t a combination one sees too often! Inspiration for my next dinenr party, definately! The Cord Chandelier by designer Brendan Ravenhill is also to die for - a bit pricey, but a keeper that will instantly transform a space from blah to chic. It’s going on my wishlist….
In the course of the hunt for an interesting bar cabinet that isn’t too bulky and bläse AND that doesn’t break the bank, the finalists were: 1. Lignet Roset’s Étagére de Coin (too impractical, but fun!) 2. Vitra’s Kast (much too expensive but interesting) and 3. HAY’s Woody Shelving (interesting & affordable, yay!) #3 was the hot fav - until it was kindly pointed out to me that it was much too long for the space we have. So, back to the search it was, and after finding these hybrid pieces by the talented Martino Gamper (4 & 5), I’m quite inspired to create a DIY piece…. More on my efforts later!
O H M Y G O D hilarous :)