These are the latest news from Japanese design house Nendo for their own brand by | n, a range of desk accessories and office supplies, with some very clever details.
"Ro is the Danish word for serenity, calmness and peace of mind.
These values are the essence of every Ro design piece.
With a strong passion for design, art and crafts the stage of Ro is being set.
Everything is created by talented craftsmen in durable designs and natural materials.
There are thoughtful narratives behind all our designs and within this passion lies the
key to real sustainability. After all, who wants to throw away something of significant
importance, value and quality that will last for a hundred years?"
I really fell for their gradient vases seen in the pictures here, but Ro has more beautiful products that will be available in their soon-to-be-opened webshop.
As I wrote a couple of weeks ago when I blogged about their new concept store, Danish design brand Menu has really stepped up in the last few years. Their collaboration with Norm Architects has developed this once pretty boring brand into something totally fresh and interesting. Now they are taking the next step in this development and in time for the autumn season they are presenting a completely new graphic identity together with furniture and accessories by some of the world's best designers like Cecilie Manz, Benjamin Hubert and Note Design Studio. Menu sent me a pdf of their new catalogue, styled by Pernille Vest and Norm (and I was happy to see they even included some of the pictures I styled for Höst last year), and their pictures are quite amazing. I can't share the whole catalogue here, but at least I can give you a little sneak peek!
I just found these in my inbox, and thought they were too nice not to share with you. Cargo kitchens are designed by Kaisa Luukkanen of Carpenter Collective and hand made by skilled carpenters. The first kitchen is located at Luovi`s office in the Old Customs Warehouse in Helsinki. Luovi produces Helsinki Design Week. The second example below is a transformable kitchen situated in a 100 years old wooden house in Hyttikortteli, a housing area built for glass workers in the 1910's in Riihimäki, Finland.
If there is something missing in the lamp industry, it's got to be good looking wall lamps. Why is it so hard to design a stylish lamp to put on the wall, when the market seems to be overflowing with nice ceiling, floor and desk lights?