A head-to-pedal redesign for Richard Sachs

Curator: Jesse Ragan
date: April 16, 2015
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Product Design, Typography
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House Industries found the opportunity to take on a dream project of epic proportions: redesigning the entire visual identity of master bicycle builder Richard Sachs. From a signature logo to the pinstriping on the bike tires, they have meticulously considered every detail.

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Umbra's new platform shifts the notion of everday

Curator: Math Times Joy
date: April 2, 2015
Categories: Product Design
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Umbra has launched their new product line Umbra Shift, redesigning everyday items for the home with a contemporary twist. Excellent design direction from Tom Chung, with art direction help from Post Projects.
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Beautiful "Failed" Mars Rover Parachutes

Curator: Bec Brittain
date: February 19, 2015
Categories: Product Design
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I think these parachutes are such beautiful forms and patterns, especially with their slight translucency. The best part, though, is watching them open up–the squid-like movement before they pop into final form is so graceful. The failures, which take longer to open up, are my favorite.
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Formafantasma's Vase Made of Blown Lava from Mount Etna

Curator: Bec Brittain
date: February 18, 2015
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This vessel is a from a collection of work reacting to Mount Etna and the surrounding community. As they describe it, "Mount Etna is a mine without miners–it is excavating itself to expose its raw materials."  

This piece was made by reheating the cooled lava from the volcano and blowing it like traditional glass.  I think it's such a clever and poetic use of material that instantly communicates its natural properties and characteristics. I'm in love.
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Alberto Giacometti's "Floral Chandelier" in the Picasso Museum

Curator: Bec Brittain
date: February 17, 2015
Categories: Art, Product Design
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This chandelier is really my jam right now; it's a combination of so many things done well. It has lovely structure, a simple repeating geometry that ends up feeling organic and not too rigid. The plaster treatment, which gives that "wiggly line" feeling of a Giacometti sculpture, and simple flowers that are somehow not too precious make this a real winner.
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