This week's MoCo picks.
+ Droog Design's Smart Deco in detail @ designws.com. "Smart Deco represents an authentic expression reflecting the zeitgeist of cutting-edge design, as well as timeless necessity.".
+ Designer Ben Durrell's A Yankee Amendment collection @ Apartment Therapy. That's Everything In Its Place above, "This is a wardrobe for children that encourages the child to plan a school weeks' worth of outfits. There's a built-in hamper and weekend craft project with various recycled materials for weaving around the hamper frame.".
+ Cool Hunting's Art Basel Miami video, "we go from the literal fringes (artist-designed blimps on the beach) to Basel itself. This first of two parts is a glimpse at the many sculptures, paintings and installations that fill buildings and tents (and beaches) throughout Miami during these few days...".
+ Archinect's DesignMiami report. "Under Zaha Hadid’s amazing Elastika installation in the Moore building deep in Miami-’s design district, eighteen galleries curated mini-exhibitions of architectural elements, furniture, and various objects d’art.".
+ designboom's St-Etienne Biennale design mart report. "From metal to ceramics, glass to fabrics, to recycled materials, with over 100 beautiful objects on sale the mart achieved a good compromise between creativity and production.". Above, 'hang on' by Eli Chissick, a wall mounted acrylic coat hanger and giffin'termeer's Daisy Vase made with an inflated Bic pen!
+ Designer Yves Behar's Jawbone Bluetooth headset for mobile phones. "Jawbone's perforated shield curves to match the outline of your face while the inside surface is made from medical grade plastic to provide a soft and smooth feel on the skin.". Via Yanko Design.
+ The reactable, "a state-of-the-art multi-user electro-acoustic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface... performers share complete control over the instrument by moving physical artefacts on the table surface". Via blog.elektra.