12.08.14 by Jeff

Umbra Shift

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Toronto-based design company Umbra recently launched their new product line Umbra Shift, cleverly re-designing everyday items for the home. Some of the products were designed in-house, and others by emerging designers.

I love the sense of play in the product line; Tom Chung and the rest of the team at Umbra Shift have done a terrific job designing and curating this collection. See more below.

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12.06.14 by Jeff

“Dossier Sac” by Knauf and Brown

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Vancouver-based designers, Knauf and Brown, have just released a new product called the “Dossier Sac”. In the same way they updated the classic folding chair with their “Profile Chair” Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have breathed new life into a simple drawstring bag.

The Dossier features a main body of 3mm black Horween leather, with ballistic nylon drawstring closure. The handle/strap is made from a single piece of black static climbing rope that passes through a small 5mm vegetable tan leather loop.

More images below (photos by photographer Jennilee Marigomen).

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02.04.14 by Jeff

“Poise” Counterweighted Candlestick by Two Create

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Love the simplicity of this counterweighted candlestick “Poise”, designed by Lucy and Tobie Snowdowne, a husband and wife team based in London called Two Create. A couple more images below.

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13.01.14 by Jeff

Bingo

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Maxime Prou and Adèle Favreau are an illustrator/designer duo from France, known as Bingo.

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23.12.13 by Jeff

Matthew and Roxanne Ortiz (Vers Hawaii)

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Matt and Roxy Ortiz are a husband and wife artist duo, based in Honolulu, making work under the name Vers Hawaii. The couple are becoming known for their paintings of fantastical tree top villages that feature half-pipes and bowls.

I’m sure their work will remind most people of the Lost Boys hideout in Peter Pan but it actually reminds me of something a lot more obscure. Has anyone read Babar Visits Another Planet? I’m probably alone on this one but the floating houses on different levels, and the slides, totally make me think of it.

Take a look at more of their work below!

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26.11.13 by Jeff

Floor Lamps by Aust & Amelung

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Beautiful floor lamps created by design duo Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung (Aust & Amelung). More images below!

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13.06.13 by Jeff

“Through The Lens”

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Iconic surfer Rob Machado is traveling around documenting creative people who happen to surf. This episode features Jay Nelson, a San Francisco-based artist who customizes vehicles in a pretty unique way. Watch below!

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11.03.13 by Jeff

Sagmeister & Walsh Interview

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Mario De Armas interviews designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh as part of The Creative Influence video series. Watch below!

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