EQ3 Select: Jane Ladders

May 29, 2015

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EQ3 Select – A bi-monthly selection of EQ3 staff favourites.

 

Jane Ladders    

EQ3 Staff Selection: May

 

Made from solid beech, this sleek and simple storage solution will keep your coats and bags off the floor and out of sight. Customize the Jane Ladder with shelf, shoe, hook, tray and mirror accessories to best suit your needs.

 

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NYCxDESIGN

May 28, 2015

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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

 

Herman Miller celebrated the release of the Girard ottomans and Girard hexagonal table.

 

 

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Vancouver based Sahn updates the bicycle helmut.

 

 

Ana Kras

 

Matter highlighted Slon by Ana Kras.

 

 

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Slon table by Ana Kras and Type Cast chairs by Philippe Malouin at Matter.

 

 

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Discus short cluster by Jamie Gray at Matter Made.

 

 

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B. Zippy and Company is a design line by artist Bari Ziperstein, made by hand in Glassell Park, CA in North East Los Angeles.

 

 

Candle Holders

 

A total dream – American Design Club + Roll & Hill candle display.

 

 

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Chiaozza display at Sight Unseen Offsite.

 

Paper Craft Animation

May 21, 2015

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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.

 

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Miami by Hattie Newman

 

 

Synesthesia from Stefan Iyapah on Vimeo.

 

New Additions: Mesa Custom

May 19, 2015

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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.

 

http://45kilo.com/en/

 

http://blog.eq3.com/?s=45+kilo

 

(From left to right) Mesa rectangular in oak top and eggplant base, Mesa dinette in white marble top and yellow base, and Mesa dinette in black marble top and black base.

Mesa rectangular oak top, eggplant base | Mesa white marble top,  yellow base | Mesa black marble top, black base

 

Music Library: May Long 2015

May 15, 2015

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PLAYLIST 05.15.2015

 

We have the Brits to thank for the extra day off this weekend, so celebrate the long weekend with this party-ready playlist featuring a mix of new and old songs from some of my favourite English artists.

 

01. Intro – The xx xx

02. Electricity – Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

03. Breakfast In America – Supertramp Breakfast In America

04. Paris – Friendly Fires Friendly Fires

05. Corinne – Metronomy The English Riviera

06. Weird Fishes / Arpeggi – Radiohead In Rainbows

07. Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode Violator

08. Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

09. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp – Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III

10. Close to Me – The Cure The Head on the Door

11. Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (feat. Snoop Dogg & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) – Gorillaz Plastic Beach 

12. Any Colour You Like – Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon

13. Dissolve Me – alt-J An Awesome Wave

14. This Charming Man – The Smiths Single

15. Rudie Can’t Fail – The Clash London Calling

16. Trials of the Past (feat. Sampha) – SBTRKT SBTRKT

17. You – Gold Panda Lucky Shiner

18. Disorder – Joy Division Unknown Pleasures

19. Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order Brotherhood

20. Life Round Here – James Blake Overgrown

21. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen Jazz

22. Pinball Wizard – The Who Tommy

23. Start to Move – Wire Pink Flag

24. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles Revolver

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