Artecnica Fall 2009 Collection
This week, Los Angeles-design firm Artecnica launched its Fall 2009 Collection at the New York International Gift Fair. Reuniting with whimsical Dutch designer Tord Boontje and introducing new collaborations with Brooklyn-based designer Karl Zahn and global advertising agency TBWA, the collection offers pretty and practical products for affordable prices.
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- Perhaps the most beloved prefix these days for events and design projects -- aside from 'eco-' of course -- is 'pop-up.' Where there used to be only pop-up books and greeting cards in the olden days…
- What is a paper engineer? Something like an architect—but for paper. (Think pop-up books and origami, not bridges and skyscrapers.)
- Earth Day has come and gone, but the celebration continues in New York. Sustainability is here to stay. And so is good design. And shopping. And home supplies.
- Eager for public space, communities re-create their streets as temporary cafes, playgrounds, and bike lanes.
- Dwell on Design 2013 will again host the A+R Pop-Up Shop, now in its fifth year.
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Heavy metal gets the light touch with this delicate votive holder. It’s a micro-fireplace that eschews fancy pyrotechnics for a simple, single flame. All Bright Times takes is a simple pull to transform the flat patterned sheet into a 3-D shrine to shine. After that it’s a modern shadow show: Just light a candle, sit back, and watch its lo-fi effects transform your darkened walls.
- I'm not sure whether “pop-up” is just a buzz word or a new trend, but the "pop-up" label has been slapped on sorts of events and venues across the British capital during London…