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Sunday
Oct262014

Relaax 

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—01. I choose to awaken by Antoine Donzeaud.

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When you cycle through as many bookmarks as I do on a daily basis, it is rare to come across something that stops you dead in your tracks. Relaax, however, is one such website. It immediately greets you with experimental ambient compositions, and the swaying, sweltering work of one of the site's excellent contributors. Created and developed by Joey and Thibaut Villemont, its goal is to be an oasis of sorts, a respite from the fatigue of navigating the often violent landscape of cyberspace. What is absolutely unbelievable is that it totally works. Within seconds of visiting you will find yourself in a completely different, undoubtedly much more relaxed, headspace. Maybe it had a unique effect on me, but I certainly suggest trying it out for yourself.

Relaax

Saturday
Oct252014

Håndværk

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01. Sweatshirt.
02. Crew Neck T-Shirt.

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With the aim to creating a range of luxury basics, husband and wife team, Esteban Saba and Petra Brichnacova, launched their brand Håndværk last year. The garments have a simple, contemporary feeling, but the label also respects tradition, digging into Saba's family history in the Peruvian textile industry. Made in his home country using high-quality Pima cotton, the T-shirts and sweatshirts are extremely soft and very comfortable.

Håndværk

Saturday
Oct252014

Iridescent Entities by Katherine Gray

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01. Black Bowl.
02. White Bowl.

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The Grey Area webshop has a nice selection of limited edition artist-designed homewares, clothes and accessories, but none grabbed my attention the way Katherine Gray's iridescent bowls did. A bit like a Ken Price sculpture you can slurp things out of, these are sure to make eating even the stalest cereal a treat for the senses.

Available from The Grey Area

Friday
Oct242014

Dean Edmonds at J. Glinert & Momosan Shop

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Dean Edmonds will be presenting a series of new pieces in an exhibition set to celebrate the opening of the new Momosan Shop on Wilton Way. With a private viewing on October 30th, the works in the show are split between two locations – J. Glinert and their new neighbours – and offer an experiment in steel and a homage to the string chair. Dean himself says that "using an all steel construction the string has become a structural element in turn reducing the structure itself." While the work may appear somewhat brutal on first viewing, Dean's aim is for the structure to "show the beauty and fragility that steel can possess much like the string of the chair that was at first the inspiration." The exhibition will be a great opportunity to view the London-based designer's work in the flesh, while the new Momosan Shop will offer a range of homewares, design objects, printed matter and accessories.

Dean Edmonds
J. Glinert
Momosan Shop

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Friday
Oct242014

Mr. Gray Slub Sports Socks

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01. Three stripe.
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Mr. Gray's collection of socks continues to grow and this season they've produced their widest range yet. Included in the Fall-Winter '14 offering are these slub sports versions, which are made in Japan and come in a handful of colour options.

Available from Roden Gray

Thursday
Oct232014

The Floyd Leg (and Shelf)

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—01. 16" Legs.

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With the idea of helping people to create their own furniture, The Floyd Leg was born. Available in two leg heights, the Floyd Shelf is the latest addition to the Detroit-based studio's offering. Easy to use and easy to set up, the products come in different colours and can accommodate a variety of surfaces to suit your needs.

The Floyd Leg

Thursday
Oct232014

This Is Ocean Online Shop

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—01. Access to Tools.
—02. Pentel B-100 pen.
—03. Midori brass ruler.
—04. Postalco Travel Wallet.

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There are a large number of online shops that specialize in small accessories, stationery, and books these days and This Is Ocean has an impressively restrained and well-edited selection. Shops such as these definitely offer some great gift ideas, and often have just the right object you might not have been able to find somewhere else. 

This Is Ocean

Wednesday
Oct222014

Pete Raho: Gowanus Furniture Co.

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In a new video series presented by Mount Gay, The Original Spirits project takes an in-depth look at artisans who share similar values to the Barbadian rum producer: handmade, high-quality, history and progression. With an emphasis on unique products, Pete Raho's Gowanus Furniture Co. aims to create items for the modern consumer with a strong reference to the past. Located in Brooklyn, New York, he's best known for the Kentile Cutting Board, but it was his Treehouse Window Planters that grabbed my attention. While Raho is one of several subjects highlighted by these short films, his designs especially resonated because they have a classic warmth which would feel immediately natural in your home.

The Original Spirits: Pete Raho

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