Archive for January 31st, 2012

January 31, 2012

Sumo pouf – Norman Copenhagen

Designer of Sumo pouf, Simon Legald says: “I enjoy working with techniques which are necessary for the design and I like including – instead of hiding – them as part of the design"

A new product coming from design company Norman Copenhagen – “Sumo” pouf is a multifunctional piece of furniture and can be used as an extension to the sofa, a feature in the bedroom or a stool in the entrance hall. It comes in five classic colors: black, grey, beige, purple and turquoise.

The designer Simon Legald has combined several types of upholstery, wood, buttons and stitching for a most simple, yet charming effect.

See more at Norman Copenhagen design blog “Spotted by”.


January 31, 2012

The Noun project

The home screen of The Noun Project site

If you are a design aficionado, like myself, you will surely appreciate the pioneer work of thehusband-and-wife team of Edward Boatman and Sofya Polyakov, who  started “The noun project”  along with designer Scott Thomas.

A nice, whole-harted text about he idea behind it all can be read at their post ” a fascination wit the ordinary“.

They have (cleverly) come up with the idea that common symbols  should be readily available to everyone via their site. The collection is daily enhanced by submissions from all over the world, one of the recent being a simple symbol for the Russian toy-icon “Cheburashka”.

Alexey Bondarenko from Russia submitted this great symbol for Cheburashka