CHAIRS

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Uto Chair by Axel Einar Hjorth + African Style Chairs.


January 18, 2013

RECLAIMED WOOD TABLES BY BROOKLYN TO WEST

salvaged wood table, brooklyn to west, design squish blog

salvaged wood table, brooklyn to west, design squish blog

salvaged wood table, brooklyn to west, design squish blog

ariele alasko, design squish blog

“I’m a builder, a fixer, and a do-it-myselfer. My favorite things in life are big tools, old wood, good pasta, and finding great materials in a dumpster. I grew up in California, and blindly moved to New York seven years ago when I was accepted into art school for sculpture. I instantly fell in love with the grungy part of Brooklyn, and within a month, we had moved into Bedstuy. I have lived in the same apartment for five years now, which has given me plenty of time to slowly “fix” a few things around the house: de-carpet stairways, tile in kitchen… you name it!” - Ariele Alasko

- http://brooklyntowest.blogspot.com


December 19, 2012

120 BIRCH TREES

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Rue de Meaux Housing is a low income social housing project. “Architect Renzo Piano teamed up with Desvigne and Dalnoky to design an amazing courtyard space for their project in Paris.  A modular architectural design establishes a background for the small forest of birch trees.  The thin birch canopy creates a diaphanous lighting condition while still obstructing views across the courtyard, thereby providing the inhabitants access to both privacy and light.” - http://ayounghare.wordpress.com

- http://www.rpbw.com/


December 13, 2012

WINTER…

snowflake crystal, design squish blog

shipping pallet table, design squish blog

felt shoes, design squish blog

mt.hood oregon skiing, design squish blog

Mt. Hood Oregon 1942


December 11, 2012

CLOUD PILLOW

cloud pillow,  ditsy floral reclaimed cotton fabric, design squish blog

Handmade in Brooklyn reclaimed fabric cloud pillow. On ETSY


November 27, 2012

CRATE CHAIRS BY AUTUMN WORKSHOP

crate chairs by autumn workshop, daniel goers, design squish blog

crate chairs by autumn workshop, daniel goers, design squish blog

Crate Chairs by Brooklyn based design studio Autumn Workshop started by Daniel Goers.  These chairs are made entirely from re-purposed hologram storage crates.  / “No extra wood was used in the fabrication of these chairs. The original crates were cut down, and the cut-offs were recycled back into the structure. The design uses the printed graphics to inform the user how to interact with the storage components of the furniture” /

- http://www.autumn-workshop.com/2012/08/crate-chairs/


September 13, 2012

COFFEE CUP BOOKS

reclaimed coffee cup notebooks, new york city, design squish blog

reclaimed coffee cup notebooks, new york city, design squish blog

Reclaimed paper coffee cup notebooks by Christin Ripley


August 19, 2012

BRUSH FACTORY

brush factory, cincinnatti, pipr candleholder, design squish blog

brush factory, cincinnatti, pipr candleholder,design squish blog

Brush Factory started in Brighton, an historic industrial district of Cincinnati.  It has been home to artists, artisans, designers, and others for many years. Brighton is filled with handsome old brick multi-story buildings steeped in history. This history and unique setting inspires and infuses everything we do.  Brush Factory brand places value on things like little material waste, a balance between innovation and tradition and above all, creating a product that has a unique personality built to last. We are committed to excellence in craft, quality, workmanship and design. Rosie Kovacs, fashion designer, stylist and purist at heart, believes that living a simple life doesn’t have to be dull.  A Cincinnati native, she chose to start her clothing label after attending the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP School of Design. Residing in Cincinnati allows her to spread out, giving her the room and means to make her own products in house as well as collaborate with partner and fellow designer, Hayes Shanesy.

- http://brushmanufactory.com/


August 13, 2012

ORGANIC AND MINIMAL

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glass drop lamp, design squish blog

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scott burton, rock chair, design squish blog

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serpentine chair, eleonore nalet, design squish blog

 


serpentine chair, design squish blog

Chair by Afteroom, Glass Drop lamp by Artilleriet, Rock Chairs by Scott Burton, Serpentine chair by Eleonore Nalet.


July 23, 2012

KRIA

kria jewelry, design squish blog

kria jewelry, design squish blog

kria jewelry, design squish blog

The Cod Collection from Kria is a study of the fish which has sustained Icelandic culture for centuries and focuses on extracting details to imagine objects of ritualization.

- http://kriajewelry.com


May 28, 2012

POSTER

poster by federal art project in ohio, design squish blog

Poster by Federal Art Project, W.P.A, Ohio , US 1938. (Ohio is a buckeye state) Image found in The Library of Congress Photostream


May 27, 2012

LOG-FI

symbiosis, log fi, stanley ruiz, design squish blog

LOG-FI is a project by Stanley Ruiz and Wataru Sakuma of Masaeco.
Speakers were cast from tree logs with 100% paper pulp!

- http://www.stanleyruiz.com/symbiosis


May 13, 2012

T-SHIRT CHAIR

reclaimed materials, weaved old t-shirts made into soft chair padding

T-shirt chair by Maria Westerberg. Unique upholstery is created by weaving old t-shirts and textiles through chair structure. 


May 12, 2012

RE-LOVE

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Re-Love  is a project by MAEZM.“Most clothes and chairs used in the past were collected by the artists and other relevant parties. It was designed based on a new method using objects in which memories remain and original function gone.  The discarded chair once again becomes a comfortable sofa with clothes on top. Clothes are what enable the chair to play its part. This is also understood as one’s own past. As clothes are tangled, memories can be tied up to create a new love. To love the things again means to add another function to them. To love the things again means to add another function to them”

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“To love the things again here needs be distinguished from recycling. Though the old and ragged chair in my room will gradually lose a great deal of its original function, it will hold prevalent value over other new ones through the time and space shared with me. This chair may carry an image of myself on it, stretching leg to the floor, or elaborately cherish a reminiscence of a time when I conversed with someone.
Sharing of such time and memory is also a matter of intimacy between me and the thing. However, regrettably enough, we repeatedly replace the thing for a new ‘goods’ unconsciously in pursuit of the ‘function’ it provides. The relationship between a thing and people should be understood as an expression of
‘self love’ on oneself as a result rather than personifying a thing. The intention is that the act of loving a thing again is engraved as love of one self about the time and space, and such love be proposed as methodology through ‘RE_LOVE’ “


May 11, 2012

VINTAGE FABRIC POT HOLDERS

vintage fabric pot holders, design squish blog

vintage fabric pot holders, design squish blog

Pair of cotton pot holders, sewn with 1940s Vintage florals by Lilleputt Studio on Etsy


April 17, 2012

MADE BY

handmade by christin ripley, design squish

Broom corn grown on Old Field Farm in the Hudson River Valley, made into hand brooms.

pencil cases, handmade by christin ripley, design squish

Pencil bags.

brooms, handmade by christin ripley, design squish

handmade by christin ripley, design squish

handmade by christin ripley, design squish

handmade by christin ripley, design squish

Handmade by Christin Ripley for Christin Ripley.


April 09, 2012

IN THE CLOUDS

clouds photograph, design squish blog

clouds photograph, design squish blog

ceramic cloud shaped plates, craft, design squish blog

Ceramic cloud shaped dishes by JD Wolfe on Etsy.

clouds, contempoary photography, design squish blog


April 02, 2012

STRUCTURE / BARE MINIMUM

antelope chair, design squish blog

cord lamp by brendan ravenhill, design squish blog

minimal chandelier by arik levy, design squish blog

leaf chair, design squish blog

pipe lamp, minimal, design squish blog

Antelope chair designed by Ernest Race (1913-1964), Cord Lamp by Brendan Ravenhill, Wire Flow Chandelier by Arik Levy,  Leaf Chair by Arper and 3 Arm Industrial Chandelier by Workstead.


February 26, 2012

HUMAN NESTS TREEHOUSES

treehouse nest, design squish blog

“Weaver’s Nest” by Porky Hefer

treehouse nest, design squish blog

“The Nest” treehouse by Bertil Harström

Inside the human nest treehouse in Big Sur - The Human Nest Treehouse

bird fashion, design squish blog

Bird inspired fashion - http://www.trendtablet.com/419-birds-2/


February 18, 2012

UNIVERSAL LEG SYSTEM

universal leg system for tables and benches, design squish blog

universal leg system for tables and benches, design squish blog

universal leg system for tables and benches, design squish blog

Universal leg system, by Jakob Schenk.  “TICK is a universal table leg system which can be applied to a variety of board materials allowing you the space for individuality and creativity. A bent metal wire structure, similar to a over-dimensional paper clip clamps to any board and transforms it within a few seconds into a unique table without the use of skrews and tools” 

universal leg system for tables and benches, design squish blog


February 10, 2012

NATURAL LIGHT

windows, contemporary architecture, design squish blog

roomroom, architecture, design squish blog

Roomroom by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

melnikov house, studio, design squish blog

melnikov house, studio, design squish blog

melnikov house, studio, design squish blog

Melnikov House

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February 09, 2012

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