Studio Visit: Per–Tim

A peek inside the Melbourne label's Collingwood space and an exclusive look at their newest collection

by Ariel Katz Creating lifestyle products and loungewear through fashion designer eyes stands as the mission statement behind new Melbourne label PERTIM. Created by Bernadette Francis and Laura Albee Barton, their up-and-coming label is about to release its second collectionone that’s been designed with the bedrooms and wardrobes of “anyone who enjoys relaxing, quality, and little LOLs” in mind. Their bright studio is tucked away …

London Design Festival 2012: The Copper Impression

The metal reigns at LDF

The use of ultra-versatile copper is on the rise, whether inspired by the 204 copper petals forming this year’s Olympic torch by Thomas Heatherwick, the promise of the metal’s unique patina upon years of use or its ever-increasing street value. The reason for copper’s distinct resurgence is undoubtedly as varied as its numerous applications, and to highlight that we’ve culled nine examples from London Design …

DWR and MyDeco

Two design-savvy sites team up for the ultimate DIY decorating tool

When British website Mydeco arrived stateside last year with their 3D room planning tool, we were impressed with the user-friendly interior design program that allowed you to choose from a host of home furnishings. Their interactive tool proved so clever, it’s now serving as the foundation for Design Within Reach‘s latest online offering. DWR’s collection of designers like Herman MIller, Knoll and Cassina fill your …

Hills

Candles take new shape in a fantastical glass series from a budding Swedish designer

Creator of the incredible teapot Wood You Like A Cup Of Tea?, Jakob Solgren’s newest design keeps to his playful wit while taking on new form in a commission for Swedish glass manufacturer Kosta Boda. The “Hills” candlestick holders symbolize to Solgren an escapism inspired by cartoons and real life, saying “To me, Hills is the place where the rainbow never disappears.” To the viewer …

Circle Hook Light

A beautifully basic reinvention of a fluorescent bulb

by Barnaby Slater Striking the fine balance between sculpture and practical lighting, ITP alum and studio CW&T designer Taylor Levy continues to play with form and function with her new Circle Hook Light. Like her successful 8 Light ASCII Display Terminal, Circle Light Hook reinvents a simple concept through methodical construction. The fixture re-imagines the ubiquitous but often inconspicuous circular fluorescent bulb, primarily installed in …