NuVision Televisions

Small batch HDTVs from a company subverting the mass-production model

If there’s such a thing as an artisanal television brand, NuVision is it. The makers of high-caliber flatscreens steer clear of mass production, preferring instead to individually source their materials and limit their quantity in favor of maintaining the finest quality. I’ve been testing the Superslim55 for the last few months and have been really impressed with the contrast, color quality and overall visual performance. …

Bold & Noble Type Map

A clever map substituting typography for topography

Ingeniously charting Anglophone countries with city names written in their correct geographical location, Bold & Noble‘s striking maps are a typographic puzzle that stimulate the eye as well as the mind. The U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and a detailed London are each transcribed, with various font weights drawing attention to the major destinations. Hand-pulled and screen-printed on a medium weight 100% recycled card, each …

Archiquarium

Modernist two-story homes for fish friends

Unless you go custom, aquariums rarely do much to elevate the humble fish’s status anywhere close to that of furry four-legged friends. Swedish designer Karl-Oskar Ankarberg has taken on the plight of the fish, designing an attractive split-level home called the Archiquarium. Ankarberg makes the upper level of his “modern living for trendy goldfish” out of white Corian with black Corian for the ground floor, …