gravity, slender curve and constant tension

Jamming, Hanging, Standing


 cabinets – book shelf (animated gif)

Designer – artist: Wolf Brinkman

Gravity as a binding element fascinates designer-artist Wolf Brinkman. And so he uses columns and gravity for these book-shelves. The Jamming, Hanging, Standing cabinets radiates constant tension and it seems that movement is frozen.

The horizontal arch has a span of about 6 meters (18′) and was built for the gallery ECCE in Rotterdam. The hanging structure is almost 4 meters (12′) long and was built for a law office in Utrecht. The standing Arch is a scale model with a diameter of 1.8 meters. (6′)


book shelf – Book Arch (animated gif)

The shelf together with the ‘Book Arch’ decorates the Central Library Rotterdam.

These shelves make optimal use of the building and one only needs to take away one element and the whole structure collapses.

Need I say out loud :– these architectural shelves fascinate me!  

in a nutshell

hut carved of a raw coconut

Designers: @ Vibrant Nature

Vibrant Nature manufactures all types of handcrafted products made of natural fibers like Banana Fiber, Sisal Fiber, Screwpine, Palm, Talipot, Kora Grass, Coco Fibers, coconut shell and raw coconut etc.

Their creative input brings forth some very innovative products:

These pieces are made by carving a single raw coconut – ?


Vibrant Nature works in close association with hundreds of established artisans, cooperative societies, Women Groups with traditional talents and experience in their respective fields and village community.

These products are made of coconut shell – ?



pickle jar

small box (kumkum daan)



See more of their products made of natural materials @ flickr here.

designer glass

stephan gouraud


Designer: Stephan Gouraud

As I was away from blogging for past few days, info about Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition 2008 remained in my mail unread!

And I missed the competition in which I myself have liked to participate! The competition closed yesterday.

The Designer Glass Competition is an annual event held to recognize excellence among emerging design talent. The global competition final will take place in September during the London design festival.

Here are few stunning martini cocktail glass designs from Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass competition 2007’s finalists:

The inspiration for ‘Bangle’ glass (above) was the culture of jewels in India! The delicate bracelet, a bangle of gold lends an element of nobility and quality which serves to unite the separate elements of glass.

Continue reading designer glass

sheep shape the light

If you are designing light would you be thinking of Jail?! Or City hall or Crematory!

Or even sleep! No but you sleep when lights are off.


Designer: Leila Atlassi

A master’s student at HDK, Göteborg; Leila Atlassi have thought of these extraordinary context and concepts to design extraordinary lighting products!

See how the context or story shapes these lights:

counting sheep

If sleep is miles away then count sheep in this ‘sleeping game’ light!

Not the same amounts of diodes are lit every time.

An artificial sunrise is also waiting for you in the morning!

city hall


vibrant colours in steel


chanukah candleholder

chanukah candle holder

Designers:  @ Tin City

When medium is mild steel, the process is laser cutting and the colours are vibrant with a subtle African influence then the result show in these intricately detailed beautiful décor pieces by Tin City which was earlier Tin town.





floral light

Designers: @ Tin Town  (when Tin City was Tin Town)

Floral light : Eight elaborate panels slotting into a circular floral centerpiece.



bird cage mobile

A grown-up version of a mobile! Use it in your kitchen to hang utensils from or in your bedroom for your favourite necklaces.


bird branch hooks

A beautiful branch for inside the house with four strong hooks for coats, hats or whatever takes your fancy.


fire screen

( Yes I am back after a week + of absence from blogging. Hope fully!?! another gruelling busy schedule is now months away!)