FOG Design+Art x SFMOMA @ Fort Mason, SF

Design // Friday, January 17, 2014
We stopped through FOG Design+Art at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion last night in San Francisco. Presented in collaboration with the SF Museum of Modern Art, the fair featured important 20th-century and contemporary design dealers from across the country and beyond as well as a selection of leading modern and contemporary art galleries. Furniture, fine art, and design objects representing design movements from the last century to today are presented throughout the space. Along with a series of special events, the pavilion will be open to the public this weekend so make sure you check it out!

"Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books" @ Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design

Design // Thursday, January 16, 2014
One of the beautiful things about appreciated art is that they have a book or exhibition catalogue for almost every genre or artist you love. This office in particular, although we receive a lot of books from wonderful publishers, spends a lot of times, on the road and at home, treasuring and searching for great and unique art books. Not to be redundant, but there is an "art" to the art book, and we are so excited to see the next exhibition at Otis College of Art & Design's Ben Maltz Gallery, "Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books."

Interview: Land, October, 2013

Design // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
With an enthusiastic email off to our editor a few months ago I suggested doing a piece on who I thought was "Work By Land" based somewhere in the North West. A few months later I've come to know the dynamic design team Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes who together make LAND, who are actually based in Austin, Texas. Being a not-so-secrete admirer of LAND I could not have been happier to grab their ear for a brief moment in their hectic schedules. 

"Systems": Dieter Rams for Braun @ Walter Knoll Showroom, London

Design // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
German industrial designer, Dieter Rams, has an extensive career of making product designs for Braun. Das Programm, the store and archive of Dieter Rams‘ work for Braun, curated an exhibition entitled "Systems," where they asked 34 graphic designers to respond to “systematicity of Braun Design," in the vein of Rams' classic work for the company. The resulting poster art designs, ranging from classic Braun designs to products that never saw production, are up in the Walter Knoll showroom in Clerkenwell, London, through December 31, 2013.

Brainworkers Need Tough Bags

Design // Friday, November 15, 2013
We've been following Freitag for a while now and we can't help all gather around a computer to watch their latest installments of video. Their newest videos explore the toughness of their bags, don't think Billy Mays infomercial though, think Sofia Coppola or Wes Anderson. The videos feature the F302 ROY bag, which they explain as a mobile high-security open-plan office with a removable laptop inner bag. Right on par with their unique sensibility and innovative style, Freitag does it again with these two. Watch them after the jump.

Andy Rementer x Case Studyo "PEOPLE BLOCKS"

Design // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
When real people won't play with you, turn to people as blocks. People Blocks is a new collaboration between Case Studyo (the makers of fine limited quantity artist "objects")and artist Andy Rementer. The limited series features four unique wooden characters entirely made and painted by hand. The individual pieces are interchangeable, allowing them to be re-assembled and stacked to create custom characters or abstract sculptures.

Designs by Verner Panton

Design // Friday, October 25, 2013
Considered one of Denmark's, not to mention the world's most influential 20th century furniture and interior designers, Verner Panton created innovative, funky and futuristic designs. We particularly love the "Visiona II" room he designed for an exhibition in Cologne in 1970! 

Stoflighed: Norse Projects x Vans Vault x Kvadrat & Poul Kjærholm

Design // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
A great story of fashion, heritage, and design coming together in one project, featuring a few friends in Copenhagen's Norse Projects and California's Vans. In a project paying homage to Danish design, Norse Projects has curated a 3 way collaborative project with Vault by Vans, Kvadrat and Poul Kjærholm entitled “stoflighed” (texture and form).

House Industries x New Yorker Typeface Redesign

Design // Friday, September 20, 2013
As part of their redesign, The New Yorker brought in House Industries to help with custom versions of the classic Neutraface typeface. Working with the original Neutraface designer Christian Schwartz and The New Yorker creative director Wyatt Mitchell, House Industries' Ben Kiel to modernize and stay true to nine decades of design heritage. Watch a video of Mitchell explaining the challenges and thoughts behind the magazines redesign as a whole. 

Ed Templeton x Case Studyo "LAMP"

Design // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Case Studyo continues their fantastic series of special artist designed editions that have been sculptures and housewares, and now they have teamed with Southern California artist, photographer, and skateboarder Ed Templeton on a lamp piece. The piece features one of Ed's now signature head designs, and from the looks of it, lights up completely so you can have a bit of Beautiful Losers vibe shining in your house all the night long... 

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