Nature Inspired Modern Radiators and Towel Warmers by Marco Pisati for K8 Radiatori





Bring a little outdoors indoors with these nature inspired towel warmers and radiators by Marco Pisati for K8 Radiatori of Italy. K8 has introduced a new line of thermal furnishing designs to offer its customers modern and alluring solutions for the bathroom with refined and updated shapes. These products aim at enhancing any ambience and architecture, with new contemporary styles in elegant gold and silver finishes or colorful powder coated options. Crafted of steel to last a long time, but equipped with an extruded aluminium core easing the thermal exchange and making heating quicker.



Nature is a set of towel warmers radiators inspired by the garden. The twisted branches, buds and flowers that characterize the design are the natural elements on which to hang towel and bathrobes.

Nature Camelia


Nature Ribes


Nature Salice


Bamboo


Directly inspired by the slender growth of a forest of bamboo, this radiator is both minimalistic and elegant. By using a unique production process, no two radiators will ever be created with exactly the same design; as would be found in nature. It harmoniously brings the world of nature, in a modern and classic form, in to the home.

Bamboo Evolution

Like it’s sister product the Bamboo, the Bamboo Evolution is also inspired by a tropical forest of slender bamboo shoots. The new radiator, with its front and rear curves and floor to ceiling mounting system, becomes a elegant and modern room divider.

Mosaico

A new radiator with a design reminiscent of the minimalist decor of the old Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals. Like an ancient door, carved and embossed, "Mosaic" brings classic architecture into the modern home.

Trama

Trama, is a minimal designed radiator, featuring a coloured and dynamic design, changing the white top surface. Its peculiarity depends on the depth effect depending on the two parallel tops. The external top, bright white, is drilled as a simple and dynamic embroidered fabric. The underneath top features frosted and modern patterns. Trama is a radiator to be used in contemporary ambiences, standing out as a unique unit, perfectly mixed with the coloured and modern new designed accessories. Available in different colours and finishes. The essential design, the contrast between two surfaces and two colours, the detail of the vent cover, TRAMA enhances the modern ambiences and becomes the real scene protagonist.

Spekkio

With its elegant curved frame which embellishes and conceals a modern integrated lighting system, "Spekkio" is a heater that performs multiple functions in a single design: radiator, mirror and lighting system. For this reason, its inclusion is ideal in the bathroom, the bedroom, but also the entrance hall where both form and function combine to add to any interior.

About the Designer Marco Pisati:
Marco Pisati is fascinated by new materials and technologies, experiments with new design ideas reaching into the most extreme and diverse fields: from the aerospace, designing the interiors of zero G inhabitable space modules for the Italian Space Agency (ASI), down to the "nomadic" Earth landscape, designing the first example of an interactive nomadic office space (Motorhome ACI 2002) Invited to expose his works at the Leopolda exhibit space in Florence (Deep Inside / Image 2003) he showcased with Grado Zero Espace Company, a leading brand in the field of aerospace textile, the prototype of an astronaut jacket in Diaplex, a shape memory fabric. He collaborates with different companies as: ASI, Alenia Spazio, Iacsa, Grado Zero Espace, Iguzzini Illuminazione, ACI, Emilio Pucci, Bandini Rubinetterie, Il Bagno Bandini, K8 Radiatori, Glass Design, Ceramica & Complementi.


all images and info courtesy of K8 Radiatori

The DWR Champagne Cork Chair Contest Winners, Finalists and Honorable Mentions.




Congratulations to the winners of DWR's 2013 DWR Champagne Chair Contest. Reportedly choosing the top three was one of the toughest decisions the judges ever had to make in this contest. The judges DWR President and CEO John Edelman; COO John McPhee; VP of Merchandising Kari Woldum; and VP of Marketing and Creative Michael Sainato -- send their sincere appreciation to all of the entrants this year.

Instead of simply sending you toview the winners on their their blog (which is bizarrely narrow and small and makes it hard to see the images), I've enlarged them and included the finalists and honorable mentions for you.

First Place Winner:

$1,000 DWR Gift Card goes to Miwa F. for her "Rockin' Chaise." This design is truly masterful with a functional drink holder that moves. Our judges loved the innovation of this design using mid-century aestethics and were impressed with how the materials come together into one seamless piece.

Second Place Winner:

A $500 DWR Gift Card goes to Jeffery Molter who designed a modern folding chair as well as a case to store it in. Our judges were so impressed with this design and we cannot remember ever receiving anything like this before. Form meets funciton with this whimsical yet useful piece.

Third Place Winner:

A $250 DWR Gift Card goes to Aaron Padilla. Named "F8 Chaise," this is beautifully constructed, unique design. The underside of the seat is fully sculpted of cork and the the upholstery overlaying it is a foil basketweave. Thank you Aaron for this clean and well thought out design. We also loved the packaging it came in!

Finalists:
Wing Back, Designed by Kathryn Bachen:

Mantis Lounge, Designed by Billy Wages:

Rowan Rowan, Designed by Purin Phanichpant:

Champagne Chair, Designed by Willie and Tess:

The "O" Chair, Designed by Alfonso:

Champagne Chair, Designed by Alison Brummer:

Chateau Chair, Designed by Sawa Sakane:


The 7 Honorable Mentions
Mackwire, Designed by Devin Mack:

Circle Gets the Square, Designed by Catherine Choi:

Poltrona W., Designed by Mauricio Avilés del Río:

Champagne Twist, Designed by Dan Nawrocki:

Watch Your Step, Designed by Tony Abraham:

Royal Scrapenbaum, Designed by Dario Polaco:

Grape Divine, Designed by Tony Enn:


DWR would like to congratulate the winners and all of the contestants on their beautiful, innovative and functional designs this year. You can browse all 319 submissions here.

Traditional Children's Toys With A Modern Twist From Sweden.




above image by Jakob Fridholm for Family Living Magazine

Acne JR is a Swedish toy company based in Stockholm that designs traditional and iconic children toys with a modern twist. Part of the Acne family that makes fashions and advertising, the children's toys are thoughtfully created, from the materials to the packaging, each toy is influenced by design and fashion and is beautiful in its simplicity.








The lovely and smple black and white packaging:



Shop their online store here

Acne JR is part of the Acne Family company group, founded in 1996, which works within design, media and fashion. More info at acne.se

Acne JR
Box 4220
102 65 Stockholm
Sweden
+46 736 99 99 07
info@acnejr.com
facebook.com/acnejr

5 New Limited Edition Artist Cans by Montana To Kick Off 2013




Montana Colors has begun the new year with an exclusive release: 5 new limited edition cans featuring Belin, Mistery, How & Nosm, Kofie and Roid MSK.  As always presented in its individually designed wooden box stamped with the artists personal seal, and limited to only 500 units in total.

BELIN
Originally from Linares (Jaen, Andalucia), Belin reached a worldwide fame as hyper realism master, gaining the respect of both graffiti and contemporary art audience. In his portfolio a plenty of collaboration with famous fashion brands such as Carhartt, Ed Hardy and Levi’s and a couple of cameos at ‘L.A. Ink‘, where he painted the backstage of Kat Von D’s TV show.


HOW & NOSM
How and Nosm are identical twin brothers known for their large scale graffiti based murals that adorn city walls around the world. The red, black and white-based imagery is instantly recognizable and commands attention through the impressive size and intricate detail. Initially their color palette was limited for practicality but has now become a distinct calling card and formal choice that has allowed them to push spray paint to a new level.


MISTERY
Mistery has been one of Australia’s most long-standing and influential writers. Starting out as a B-boy in the early 1980’s he continues to represent the Hip Hop culture through Breakin, Graff & as an Emcee. Although known for his signature B-boy characters Mistery still maintains that graff is about letterforms, and accordingly continues to perfect his style. Painting in every corner of the globe Mistery has definitely made his mark. A B-boy, Martial Artist, Christian Minister, Emcee & Writer, Mistery is an enigma.


KOFIE
Growing up in Los Angeles and very active in the West LA Graffiti scene since 1993, Kofie, as he became to be known, is a skillful and well respected mixed media and street artist. Drawing on his early craft of Graffiti lettering he has developed an abstraction of his earlier works that goes beyond the traditional 3 dimensions of our known world into a crafted compositions that build upon themselves. He has the innate ability to combine appreciation of the past and his vision of a developed future both in his murals as well as his studio, being an original contributor of the ‘Graffuturism’ movement.


ROID MSK
Born in 82, London based artist Roid began painting the late 90’s spending the last ten years building a solid international reputation for innovation and technical skill. His constant evolution of the conventions of New York Subway graffiti has never stayed still and neither has he. After his sellout debut solo show in summer 2012 he is now working as a fine artist and creative director from his south London studio, continuing to influence and change the way people think about graffiti.

Not available for purchase in Montana's online store, you have to ask your local Montana Paints dealer.  The four below, howver, are still available for purchase from their online store:

PART ONE
In the pedigree of our culture, Part One and TDS have their own branch. Their pieces covered continuously the lines 1, 2 and 5 during the last years of the late 70’s and early 80’s in New York. Part One, a champion of wildstyle, has shown and proved his mastery under several names: Roam, Rio, Fudge 357, 2worm, Wepa, Ultra2, Rique… This time, one of his mythical pieces decorates one of our limited editions.



PEZ
If you ever walked through Barcelona since 1999, for sure you saw some of those happy fishes with enormous smiles full of teeth. El Pez, a icon of our streets, creator of the Happy style, could not be missing in the line of names in our line of limited edition, since we more or less grew up together.



SENTO
Very few legends are still here to tell their story and make it stay alive to prevent it from fading away. In graffiti this might be said about Sento (TFP, DAMAGE INC), a unique writer whose personal style of letters has inspired writers all over the globe. The king of swing couldn't have been left out of our collection of limited editions. It wouldn't have been complete.



MARE 139
A lot can be said about Mare 139. We could talk about his metal sculptures, ‘Street Play‘ by Martha Cooperand of course his part of the New York graffiti kingdom, but we choose to hold on to the memory of ‘Style Wars‘, where he had to repeat his name at the writer’s bench, spelling it. He seemed a little uncomfortable with the situation, not realizing at that time his name would be forever engraved in our lives. We are lucky to have his limited edition based on this mythical image of the writer, captured by Martha Cooper.



$28 each, Buy them here



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