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Design & Life online minizine | issue 12


Today is Mar. 17 2008. Appreciate every little moment of your life.

Your everyday life.


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We provide the news that you don't want to miss. This is your basic protein.

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Electrolux Design Lab, established in 2003, is an annual global design competition open to undergraduate and graduate industrial design students who are invited to present innovative, daring ideas and solutions for home appliances. This year, Design Lab has invited everyone to design home appliances for the internet generation. The deadline will be May 30. For more information, please check their website. Entry Deadline: 30 May 2008 Finalists Announced: End of June 2008 Finals in Zurich: 08 and 09 October 2008 www.electrolux.com/designlab

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Naoto Fukasawa seems to have covered every single product category, and now he was invited to art directed a jewelry project "Koo-Fu." Koo-fu is a brand disseminated by Yamanashi Prefecture, the "Jewelry city." It is also a local jewelry brand where products are created using high quality designs, technology and raw materials that utilize the distinctive characteristics of the area, and which accords value to the overall attitudes and consciousness connected with the creation of things. / via JeanSnow.net www.koo-fu.com/collection08/index.html

koo-fu collection

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photo Š Ishiguro Photographic Institute

generative order. Toyo Ito is considered as one of the world's most innovative and inuential architects. His work Sendai Mediatheque completed in 2001 is considered the representative of architecture of the new century. Also, the newly completed Tama Art University Library in Tokyo is definitely a master piece. The exhibition "Tokyo Ito: Generative Order" is launched at Taipei, Taiwan right now. If you happen to be around, go check it out at Taipei Fine Arts Museum www.tfam.museum


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geisai art fairs. Geisai is an art event held by Kaikai Kiki. The artistled art enterprise Kaikai Kiki was founded by Takashi Murakami in 2001, and evolved from its predecessor, the Hiropon Factory. Its goals as an enterprise include the production and promotion of artwork, the management and support of select artists, general management of events and projects, and the production and promotion of merchandise. There will be 2 Geisai fairs in 2008 at this point, Geisai Museum 2 in May, and Geisai 11 in September. They will be held at Tokyo Big Sight. Take a look if you are around. www.geisaimuseum.com english.kaikaikiki.co.jp

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photo © Chauhan Studio

colombo is back. Recently, retro and vintage design is getting hot! We've seen lots of retro furniture, 60's style interior, and even black vinyl record becomes popular again. And here are two stylish home phone designed by Chauhan Studio - the Colombo One and Colombo Two. The designs, as the name suggest, are inspired by the work of one of Italy's most influential product designer, Joe Colombo. From the Universale, the first chair to be moulded from one material, to the all-in-one Boby Trolley, everything Colombo created was intended for "the environment of the future". Both will be retailing from April/May on the high street for around £40. www.tejchauhan.com


Orange Hermes et Rose Indien

Orange Hermes et Rose Indien

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Orange HERMES et Rose Indien Let's take a look of Hermes S/S 08. The theme was set as "Orange Hermes et Rose Indien." Photography by the famous French Photographer, Thierry Le Gouse, and the fantastic, exotic images were taken at Rajasthan, India. www.orangehermesetroseindien.com www.thierrylegoues.com

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From A to B, from B to C; it is the world of designers; it’s designers circle.

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Claesso Koivist Rune

‘Brasilia’ coffee table for Swedese


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Claesson Koivisto Rune is the swedish design partnership / architect trio (together with mårten claesson and ola rune), founded in 1995. They design interiors and architecture, as well as products. ”The work of Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune provides a recent example of the direction of Scandinavian design that will propel you out of the myth and into the present. It is certain that the path set out will have important consequences for the development of architecture and design in Sweden and beyond.” Terence Riley, Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the MoMA in New York. www.claesson-koivisto-rune.se images © Claesson Koivisto Rune

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‘Dodo’ floor seat – japanese style for E & Y


‘Pebbles’ seating island for Cappellini

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prefab house project, Photo: Ă…ke E:son Lindman


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Hello Marten, Eero & Ola! Could you please introduce CKR to our readers? How did you 3 get to work together? We met at school 15 years ago, became friends, did some competitions together, won some, started our business. (Eero)


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'Faraday' storage system, for Gallotti & Radice (ITA)


It seems you've designed in a lot of fields: architecture, furniture, interior design, etc. What was your very first job? Can’t really remember. Long time ago. Believe it was something at school. / As a team, how do you assign tasks on each project? We always work together. All the way. / What inspires your works the most? Daily life, friends, kids, travel. / Do three of you have different styles? Not anymore. / What is the most exciting project you've done & why? The last project is always the most exciting. / What would be your dream job? Haven’t done a skyscraper. So that could be the one. /

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'Broadband', 1 of 3 designs in the 'Spectrogram' range, for MMF (SWE)


'Satellite Landing on a Planet' 2 of 3 designs in the 'Spectrogram' range, for MMF (SWE)

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‘Neo’ cooking pots for Iittala

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‘Seesaw’ salt & pepper shakers for De Vecchi


Where do you live? Any place in the city you recommend to visit? I live in the south part – Södermalm – So does Mårten. Ola lives in the centre of the city. There are many, many places worth a visit. And this space is to small for it. But there are quite a few good restaurants in this city, as Swedish cooks regularely have very good results in the world cooking championships. So if you visit our city, enjoy our food. / Do you cook? What is your comfort food? Of course I cook. And I like it a lot. I prefer a very fresh food. I love fish/seafood. And anything that grows. / Recently, Scandinavia style is very popular in the world. What is Scandinavia style to you? Do you consider yourself as Scandinavia style? Not myself, but everyone else seems to thinks so. I believe it is more difficult than ever to pinpoint it. I leave it to others to define. /

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‘Claesson Koivisto Rune w08’ task lighting program for Wästberg


‘Brush rush’ toothbrush for Franc franc

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No.5 House Project, Photo: Ă…ke E:son Lindman


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Werner House Project, Photo: Ă…ke E:son Lindman


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Råman Studio Project, Photo: Åke E:son Lindman


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Loft Apartment project, Photo: Ă…ke E:son Lindman


'Lapel' dining chair, for Dune (USA)

39 Could you choose one interesting object from your everyday life and tell us why you like it? I have a “Knotted Chairâ€? (by Marcel Wanders) that he gave me as a gift some years ago. My place is more or less completely white. Except for this chair. Which is quite funny. (MĂĽrten and Ola are travelling, so sorry, no answers from them) / Is there any brand that you want to collaborate with? Why? A brand who is willing to take risks regarding design, invest both time and money, and is run by nice people. / What is the most indispensable thing while you work? Pen & paper. /


‘Leaf’ lounger for Living Divani

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Sfera Building project, Photo: Ă…ke E:son Lindman


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It seems you have many projects in Japan. Do you like Japan? What do you think about Japanese design? We love Japan. It’s a pity that it’s so far away. Japanese design (both traditional and modern) is a great inspiration to us. / Please recommend 3 places that you like the most in the world. My own bed (I sleep a lot in hotels) My dining table (with friends and family) My balcony terrace (where I live most of the time when I’m home in summer) / What does Design & Life mean to you? The story of my life (ok, it’s a webzine as well) / Any word for your friend, Khodi?

Very few people in this

world has the gift of spreading a feeling of happiness/ p o s i t i v e n e s s a ro u n d t h e m . M o s t p e o p l e a re b u s y w i t h deadlines, business, politics, etc. Khodi is in this first group. / Thanks for the interview! This chapter is designers circle, and we hope you can introduce one of your friends(designers in any field, photographers, architects...) that will be interviewed in the next issue! Who is in your mind? I suggest Jonas Wiehager, who is quite a famous Stockholm character, and also the brain/ designer behind the streetwear brand Boutique Sportif (here in Stockholm) He is also one of my best friends (If you contact him, ask for the picture of him and the breakdancing horse... )


Sony Music Sweden project, Photo: Ă…ke E:son Lindman

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There are a lot of moments in one's life. We treasure each precious moment.

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2007 / 06 / 17 , 13:31 - 13:42 , Summer, raining

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We are surrounding by brands. D&L tells you the stories behind your lifestyle.

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FREITAG,

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more than a


a

plastic

bag.

www.freitag.ch copyright Š FREITAG lab. ag.

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FREITAG is a bags and accessories brand of Zurich, which was founded in 1993 by two brothers, Markus and Denial Freitag. The Freitags are originally graphic designers. They were looking for functional, waterproof, and robust bags for their designs one day, and came out genius ideas of using old truck tarpaulin, used cycle inner tubes and seat belts to sew strong and durable bags. This is how the ďŹ rst FREITAG bag was made. Unconsciously, Freitag brothers created a great brand image on functionality, design, durability, and quality. Now as then, FREITAG bags are produced directly adjacent to the same transit route where they are designed, cut to size and packaged.


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Each FREITAG is an individual item. Because the used materials are utilized, these bags always appear in different print design and colors. Freitag brothers have designed more than 40 models and their factory produce 150000 units per year. Here is the interesting process of making FREITAG: 1. When truck tarpaulins arrive at factory, they are spread out on the ground and cut up into sections. 2. The cut tarpaulins are stored on the shelves according to colors. 3. Wash up! 4. The individual sections of the bag models are cut by hand. 5. Ship them to afďŹ liated companies to do stitching job. (FREITAG has been working in cooperation with a workshop staffed by disabled people since 1996.) 6. After bags are done from stitching companies, they go through strict quality- control-check and then are photographed one by one. 7. Products delivered from Zurich to 350 shops world wide.

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Another interesting way to make your FREITAG bag is provided on their website. It is called F-cut tool. There are 12 kinds of tarpaulins you can choose for your bag. You can choose whichever you want and what angle you want it to be cut. It’s fun and easy to create your own FREITAG bag. However, they’ve noted, you are responsible for the result. WYCIWYG (What you cut is what you get.) That is why you are also able to choose a label with “F. your fault®” instead a normal “FREITAG” one.


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The essence of FREITAG is eco-awareness and recycling. Not only they use truck tarpaulin but also in their ofďŹ ces, FREITAG makes use of things that have been abandoned. Their container-like ofďŹ ces are stacked up on a former cane track, and the furniture is from industrial furniture of former factory that used to produce cogwheel. Nowadays, FREITAG recycles 200 tones of truck tarpaulins, 75000 bicycle inner tubes, and 25000 car seat-belts per year. They are making products to teach people how design can make a better earth.


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Tietgen Dormitoy in Copenhagen

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Tietgen Dormitoy in Copenhagen Tietgen Dormitoy in Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed by the Award Winning Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, this dormitory is in a circular form which is said to be a symbol of equality and community. Each dorm is set in a different depth and alternating rhythm, expressing the individual's unique identity through its form. / via New Black www.lundgaardtranberg.dk


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Tietgen Dormitoy in Copenhagen


Cooking is Art without rules. 1/2 recipe shows you the smartest way to cook.

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I love to cook and collect recipes, but I never exactly follow the steps. For me, cooking should be playful. Remember, always put your imagination to someone’s recipe and bring it to your vision. 1/2 recipe rules are easy and healthy. Modern people are always in a hurry, and I believe, with 1/2 effort, 1/2 steps, 1/2 fat, 1/2 time of cooking, will also bring you to a lovely cooking experience and healthier dish. That’s why I called this chapter “1/2 Recipe”. Cooking is art. Let’s play.


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Japanese style beef potato stew


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Japanese style beef potato stew

serve 2

This is a Japanese home dish. My first time tried this was long time ago, however, I still remembered the smell and taste of tender beef and soft potato. The origin recipe is included onion, potato, carrot, and beef. For me, potato and beef are the key, the rest of ingredients you can wing it. p.s. Mirin is a common sauce, and widely be used in lots of Japanese dishes. Such as Teriyaki, Sukiyaki or stew, Mirin has alcohol to eliminate raw meat and fish smell.

what you need... Boneless sirloin 250g, sliced 1 potato 1 small fresh tomato 1 fresh corn (cut into 4 chunks) 1 onion (cut into 1 1/2 inch square) 1T oil 3T white wine 3T Mirin (Japanese flavor wine) 5T soy sauce

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how you do... 1. SautĂŠ onion with oil for 2 minutes. 2. Add sirloin and cook until medium well. 3. Add white wine, mirin, and soy sauce. 4. Add the rest of ingredients, and cook for 20 minutes.


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