NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official citywide celebration of design spanning all disciplines and staged across the five boroughs. This year’s design week was May 8-19th and I was lucky enough to visit ICFF, Sight Unseen Offsite, WantedDesign NYC, WantedDesign Brooklyn, and the Collective Design Fair. Below I’ve selected just a fraction of highlights from the trip. Please excuse the photos – I only brought an iphone!
The Vitra booth at ICFF showcased the Mariposa sofa designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, 2014.
Herman Miller celebrated the release of the Girard ottomans and Girard hexagonal table.
Vancouver based Sahn updates the bicycle helmut.
Matter highlighted Slon by Ana Kras.
Slon table by Ana Kras and Type Cast chairs by Philippe Malouin at Matter.
Discus short cluster by Jamie Gray at Matter Made.
B. Zippy and Company is a design line by artist Bari Ziperstein, made by hand in Glassell Park, CA in North East Los Angeles.
A total dream – American Design Club + Roll & Hill candle display.
Chiaozza display at Sight Unseen Offsite.
Back in January I wrote a short blog post on paper craft in graphic design. Since then I’ve found several notable examples of paper craft being used in stop motion animation, and thought I would share.
Kijek / Adamski have made several animations involving thousands of painted laser cut paper elements, which are layered in front of each other to create the movement.
Curtin University Degree from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.
“Curtin University Degree” Making of – Kijek/Adamski from Strange Beast on Vimeo.
Cris Wiegandt in Berlin has created many animations involving paper craft, including this series for Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon Kindernet from cris wiegandt on Vimeo.
Here’s another by Cris Wiegandt
Artbox Campaign 2014 from cris wiegandt on Vimeo.
Chit-Chat-Roulette by David Luepschen involves paper crafted backgrounds with hand puppets.
CHIT CHAT ROULETTE from David Luepschen on Vimeo.
Here are a couple more of interest.
Miami by Hattie Newman
Synesthesia from Stefan Iyapah on Vimeo.
EQ3’s popular Mesa table is expanding into an entirely customizable collection. Until now, the Mesa has been offered as a round dinette with a black base and a white marble top. The Mesa collection now offers two sizes of tops (rectangular dining and round dinette), three top options (white marble, black marble, and oak), and four base colour options (black, dark teal, eggplant, kelly green, and yellow). With all of these options, you can create 30 unique Mesa configurations to suit any space or style.
The solid iron sheet metal legs are powder coated locally in Winnipeg, then shipped out across Canada and the United States to stores and customers. Since there are so many possible combinations, each EQ3 store will receive their own unique collection of Mesa bases, tops and sizes.
The table was designed by the German design team 45 KILO; founded in 2007 by Philip Schopfer and Daniel Klapsing. Check out their website and our previous article from Mesa’s launch in 2014 on the links below.
Mesa rectangular oak top, eggplant base | Mesa white marble top, yellow base | Mesa black marble top, black base
Throwback Thursday is a recurring Internet theme that encourages the online community to share old photographs (traditionally of people) via social networks once a week. The proliferation of #tbt is largely credited to Instagram – the online mobile photo-sharing networking service; Just ten months after instagram introduced hashtags to the platform in 2011, #tbt became an established trend. The theme, however, is cross-platform and can be found on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and blogs such as this.
A little late to the game, we decided it was time to contribute to the tbt community. In order to do so we dusted off some shelves and looked into EQ3’s equivalent of a family photo album – our catalogues. One Thursday every month, we will post an image from our past; Chucklesome or inspiring, we will honour the past by posting in the present.
This Mother’s day (Sunday, May 10th in case you forgot) stop by EQ3 to pick up that perfect gift. We’ve put together a few gift ideas and our theme is brunch!
1. Coast Marble Bowl – Made from natural white matte marble with grey veining, display fruits, decorative objects, and other items in this decorative bowl.
2. Acre Napkins – 100% woven cotton, machine washable and available in light grey, green, blue, and white.
3. Marimekko Mugs – Select from a wide range of patterns, these mugs are made from microwave and dishwasher safe porcelain.
4. Sagaform Accent Coffee Pot – Keep your coffee warm all morning in this carafe with a no-drip pour and ergonomic rubberized handle.
5. Mono Umbrella Stand – An elegant place to store your umbrella and the jewellery of any foyer.
6. Bruno Throw – This soft and chunky throw is hand knit in a neutral grey.
There are plenty more gift options available online and in store. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up flowers and a card!
Happy Mother’s Day!