Sjoerd Jonkers Modern Primitive Pots

May 14, 2013

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Influenced by principles of experimental archeology, Dutch artist Sjoerd Jonkers hand crafts pots, vases and bowls using a primitive production technique in which he casts plastics in sand molds.

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The resulting black, grey, sand, and stone colored Neolastic (Polyurethane) wares are wonderfully rough-edged and textured … Read More…

Turning it On Upside Down: Flask Vase and Light

March 16, 2013

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Dutch designer David Derksen’s investigation into the beauty, form, and manufacturing techniques found in scientific glassware has resulted in a collection of vases and lights that reflect light and serve as beautiful yet utilitarian containers for flowers and plants.

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The … Read More…

Birdhouse Roof Tiles

January 6, 2013

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The shrinking bird population in urban settings led Netherlands-based product designer Klaas Kuiken to design an archetype Birdhouse Rooftile that replaces a standard ceramic roof tile.

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The rooftop nesting place, composed of a specially designed removable basket with access below, is placed directly under the roof … Read More…

This Garden is Laced With Something Great!

July 11, 2009

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What would happen, asked the designers of this lace fence, if a patch of embroidered wire met with and continued as an industrial fence? Hostility versus kindness, as they put it, industrial versus craft…

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Lace Fence, the creation of the Dutch … Read More…

Let’s Call a Spade a Bench

July 9, 2009

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I love the whimsical Batsenmeubel, or Spade Bench, created by Dutch designer Nic Roex.  It’s an entertaining sculptural composite of bright green metal garden spades and bicycle wheels. The bench sports eight seats on eight partial bike wheels: your entire garden … Read More…

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