12.31.2008

Jethro Macey Adds Whimsy & Texture To Usually Ordinary Items




Innovative 26 year old designer Jethro Macey has been hailed as a 'Name to Watch' in 2008 by the Telegraph Magazine and the recipient of several impressive design awards. He has self-produced many products and collaborated with companies like Decode London and Worldwide Fred for both mass produced and limited edition products.

Side boards, wall hooks, table lamps, wall-mounted bathroom cabinets and floor tiles get infused with texture and whimsy to create unique and charming alternatives to the ordinary.

Bathroom cabinets highlight a particular object by setting it preciously within a small inset frame in the corner:

detail:


Flamenco cabinet and detail:


Cat, Soldier, Giraffe and Radio cabinets:




Each cabinet measures W. 350 x H. 450 x D.150 mm and will be available starting April 2009. (2013 Update: No longer available)

Coin Lamp:


His Coin Lamp is the first product in a range based on the concept of values and reward, it subtly heightens awareness of consumption through design.

Turned on by a coin-operated switch, the lamp is set to predetermined time by an internal mechanism. Developed with the assistance of a NESTA training program the final version of coin lamp will be available soon.
(2013 Update: No longer available)


Flying Duck Hooks

Powder coated 2mm steel hooks complete with wall fixings.



Available in a range of colors. $110 / set of three. Each hook set consists of; Small W. 250 H. 120 mm, Medium W. 175 H.140 mm and Large W.200 H.160 mm
(2013 Update: No longer available)


Lace Tile


The lace tile was the Winner of the Best in Flooring category from the Elle Decoration British Design Awards:



By mixing conventional materials with high technology surface design techniques a repeating pattern has been translated from lace into a three dimensional tile.


Above: the lace tile used as the face for a retail counter


The tiles reveal the decorative rose pattern when laid in multiples. Projects include Urban outfitters, Revolution Vodka Bar and private residences in the UK and Europe.

Dot Shade & Aluminum Base lamp



Handcrafted laser etched birch shade. The random pattern is formed during construction when many of the dots fall out. Complete with brushed aluminum base.


Shade dimensions W.400 x D. 250 x H.320 mm, Base Height 1200 mm, $430.00
(2013 Update: No longer available)

Textile Side Unit


The side board, named the Textile Side Unit, was made in collaboration with Decode, London. A lacquered carcass with CNC milled stone composite doors and solid oak base, it's priced from $8,000 and available in multiple sizes.




2 Door W.1600 D.550 H.700mm
3 Door W.1800 D.550 H.700mm
4 Door W.2400 D.550 H.700mm
(2013 Update: No longer available)

His Birthday Candelabra for Worldwide Fred:


buy it here.

Jethro, in his own words:

"My approach to my work and practice is to design products with both purposeful intent and visual appeal. I incorporate digital technologies into my design process alongside hands on construction techniques.

My work is designed in response to either self a directed brief or commission and is designed with the notion of a batch or mass production run in mind.

I established my business in early 2006 and design and manufacture a range of interior products sold through a selection of independent retailers both in the UK and abroad."
-Jethro Macey



www.jethromacey.com

12.30.2008

Small Spikey Mammals Serve As Design Muse: It's A Hedgehog Heydey.



Hedgehogs have appeared in tons of products lately. Sure, they've always been a favorite amongst the serious gardening crowd, but these little critters have become the new hip design muse for many a product.

I'm not talking about those little crafty hedgehogs made of pine cones or cuddly stuffed animals, but instead hedgehog inspired designs and functional modern iconographic versions of the little animal. From 18k rose gold jewelry by Boucheron, wall art, doormats, desk accessories and chocolates to candles, bath rugs and letter pressed coasters-- even hood ornaments!-- all 24 shown below are available for purchase. Just click on the images below for purchase information.

Hedgehog Heydey! All HIP Hedgehog stuff
Clockwise from upper left:

• diamond and mink hedgehog brooch by Marchak
• chocolate hedgehogs
• hedgehog picture frame
• felt hedgehog
• metal and coir hedgehog doormat
• organic cotton hedgehog pillow
• Flensted hedgehog mobile
• Ceramic hedgehog bank by Big Tomato
• 24" diameter hedgehog rug
• Boucheron's 18k rose gold and ruby hedgehog necklace
• Alessi's Dozi hedgehog paperclip holder
• Stelabirds Hedgehog pouch
• Mini bronze cast hedgehog
• 18k rose gold boucheron hedgehog rin
• Hedgehog sprint print
• letter-pressed hedgehog coasters
• hedgehog candle
• hedgehog hood ornament
• handcrafted wood hedgehog puzzle
• hedgehog patterned messenger bag
• hedgehog art on canvas
• hedgehog t-shirt for The Shins
• hedgehog pencil holder
• hedgehog mini glow nitelite

Just click on the images above for more info and links to purchase.

Hedgehog links from Wikipedia:

12.29.2008

Guitars That Will Stir Your Soul, Prior To Being Played: Moollon




Moollon of Seoul, Korea designs and crafts some of the most beautiful looking guitars, basses, pickups and effects accessories I have ever seen. In addition to several custom creations for various artists, they have an impressive collection of private stock and retail products. Etchings of dragons, carp, wings and lotus flowers adorn some of the guitars and exotic woods are crafted for several of the stunning basses. The pick ups and effectors have the same attention to detail.



I can only attest to the design and aesthetics of these instruments and effectors. To learn more about them and how they are reviewed as technical instruments, please consult guitar blogs, stores, magazines, specialists, etc.

Here are a few examples of Moollon's work:











































GEO WOO Musical Instrument
Address : 210-20(B1)Goosan-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul, Korea
E-mail : support@moollon.com
Tel : 822-351-4201
Fax : 822-387-9456

To locate dealers of Moollon products worldwide, go here.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
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