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Monthly Archives: January 2008

MoCo Submissions

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+ What’s Arne Quinze up to these days? A new line of shoes for Onitsuka Tiger, that’s what.

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+ The LAX line by MASH Studios is a sleek collection of furniture with great sliding closures and hidden hardware. The wall-mounted headboard on this platform bed has aluminium sliding doors.

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+ A fantastic piece at the new LIMN Los Angeles is the La Culla swing by Luca Sacchetti, all fibre optics and faux fur. Apparently napping in this swing is akin to sleeping under the stars.

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+ The Private Cloud is a rocking bed by Manuel Kloker just launched at IMM.

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+ Reinier de Jong’s Tuin project is a proposal that places a typical two storey dwelling with a garden within a highrise framework, in order to keep those who flee towards suburbia in search of space firmly in the city.

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+ This upstairs/downstairs cat condo, all padded foam slats and scratch-resistant fabric, hails from a new company called Modern Cat Designs.

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+ Originally designed as custom grip tape for skateboards, Subhead Anti-Slip Stickers can also help out around the house or on the boat.

Aurora Lamp

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Melbourne’s Ruby Studio recently launched the Aurora Lamp, made from 60 identical laser cut pieces of acrylic that represent the letter ‘j’. Each layer is slightly twisted, ensuring that there is visual movement throughout the piece. Designed by John Hoogendoorn, the Aurora lamp takes an energy saving globe bulb and recently won Best Lighting Design at Fringe Furniture, part of the Fringe Festival in Melbourne.

+ rubystudio.com.au

This Week from Tokyo

Skewered Food Plates
+ Daisuke Sudo designs two new skewered food plates for Noord.

Light Village
+ The Light Village from Hisashi Hojin for Office Hiyoshizaka should add some visual stimulation to any desktop surface it adorns.

Noguchi Coffee Table
+ The original design dates back to 1939, but Isamu Noguchi’s coffee table remains a classic, and is still available thanks to Vitra Design Museum. JS