not a watch

t1mepeace by denise reytan was designed to encourage the owner to forget about time and enjoy life. i saw it today on designboom:

the design is representative of the watch’s more aesthetic role in today’s digital age, taking that idea one step further into abstraction.

im not sure i'd wear what is essentally a bracelet, but either way, its cool!

link to original article

link to denise reytan

lego rings on etsy

http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.54010792.jpg etsy is an online marketplace where designers can sell hand made items such as jewellery. you set up your own shop, and away you go! one designer, thelovelyteaspoon, sells a few different lego inspired silver rings, which look really cool! above is the 'primary combo lego ring', and below is the 'lego ring' with different combinations.

seeing these has made me want to a) start up a shop on etsy and b) make my own lego ring!

http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.51053000.jpg

http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.51053001.jpg

thanks tom!

link to thelovelyteaspoon on etsy

offcut design

http://www.offcutdesign.co.uk/Images/RULERS2.jpg this weekend i took part in the 'super christmas market' at somerset house in london (which i will write another post on soon). i met lots of other great designers, aswell as some i already knew. an example of which is offcut design, which is a collaboration between michael harris and gemma gourlay, both product design graduates from ravensbourne.

OFFCUT design Formica rulers

using offcuts of different hardwoods and laminates they create limited runs of laser cut rulers (above), jewellery (below), and door wedges.

http://www.offcutdesign.co.uk/Images/alltogether.jpg

http://www.offcutdesign.co.uk/Images/foxback.jpg

the designs are all really colourful and original, my personal favourites being the door wedges (below). the only hard decision with these is which section of the protractor to get!

http://www.offcutdesign.co.uk/Images/Doorwedge.jpg

http://www.offcutdesign.co.uk/Images/Doorwedgeuse.jpg

check out their website, which has more pictures of their products, and look out for them at the next design mart!

link to offcut design

watches and rings

quite a few of my first posts were about rings and watches. not for any specific reason, i think i was just tuned into them so they appeared quite frequently. anyway, at 100% design i saw some really nice watches by a french company called lip.

above is the 'mach square' from the mach2000 range (€189). below is the 'diode' watch from the revival seventies range (also €189). there are many more great watches on their site, which is well worth a look, all for similar prices.

as i was saying, the other subject i did a few posts on was rings (1,2,3). i saw a post today on designboom about nature jewellery, which featured a ring that although not very practical, still looked quite cool to me! the flower pot ring (below) is by alison wells, 2004.

http://www.designboom.com/tools/WPro/images/11i/fr1.jpg

more watches and rings to come (hopefully)!

link to lip watches

link to designboom article

link to alison wells

other watch posts (1,2,3,4,5)