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Craft Design

A Venice Exhibit Brainstorms New Life for Old Gondola Posts

September 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Entries by David Chipperfield and Paola Navone for the “Tra le Briccole di Venezia” (“Among the posts in Venice”) exhibition that explores ways to recycle the massive oak posts used to dock gondolas.

The so called “briccole”, the posts in chestnut oak on which Venice is built, are used for docking gondolas and as beacons. They are at least ten meters (32.8 feet) high and once driven into the lagoon, they have an average life not longer than 5-10 years. Their section affected by tide rise and fall becomes the natural home for microorganisms as well as sea flora and fauna, but once corroded, they are completely replaced.

 

 



Craft Design

Wooden Bicycle & Book Shelf

September 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A beautiful multi-functional shelf by the folks over at the aptly named Knife & Saw. (via selectism)

 

 



Design

Library Reference Desk Made from Books

September 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Here’s a beautiful desk made from repurposed reference books at the Delft University of Technology. (via recyclart.org)

 

 



Design

Florian Jenett’s One Perfect Cube Hits the Mark 1 Second Per Day

September 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Three clocks that form a cube for one second every 24 hours. By German artist Florian Jenett.

 

 



Design Food

Quail Egg Packaging Designed by Creasence

September 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I don’t know about you, but this is the best quail egg packaging I’ve ever seen. By Czech firm Creasence. (via Lovely Package)

 

 



Design

A Foam Printer That Produces Floating Designs

September 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

How is this even possible? I have no idea. It’s printer witchcraft as far as I’m concerned. But I’m still renting one for my birthday.