Category Archives: Design

Ola Shekhtman

OlaShekhtmanFound a great way to commemorate the cities you’ve visited and loved. North Carolina-based
goldsmith, Ola Shekhtman, has created these delicate bands of cityscapes that highlight the city’s popular landmarks. The Siberian born jewelry designer learned her craft in St. Petersburg, Russia and also attended 3d modeling courses in New York City. She has since created twelve iconic skylines which she sells at her Etsy shop, Shekhtwoman.

Images: Courtesy of Ola Shekhtman.

Leonardo Fortino

LeonardoFortinoCoveting these Land Lamps created by Italian designer, Leonardo Fortino. This series of lamps uses three dimensional characters and objects to relate a story. The fiberglass lamps can be purchased individually or in groups. Particularly liking the house on top of a hill-shaped shade.

Images: Courtesy of Leonardo Fortino.

We Make Carpets

WeMakeCarpetsThe amazing carpet installations are the collaborative creations of Dutch designers. Bob Waardenburg, Marcia Nolte and Stijn van der Vleuten. The carpets are constructed with materials atypical of the ones normally seen in homes. The pieces pictured above are made from pasta, plastic utensils, wooden skewers, bricks, paper clips and laundry pegs. You can see additional designs on their website, We Are Carpets. Here’s what they’ve written about their work:

“Bob: ‘Our work is about super elementary design. It is about objects everybody uses, like clothes pegs and LEDs, but that no one would give a second thought. Why do they look the way they do?’ Stijn adds: ‘It is essentially a revaluation of materials that have been produced to be discarded after use.’ Later, Marcia says: ‘We are purely interested in forms. It is very minimalistic.”

“WE MAKE CARPET loves those materials. ‘We want to celebrate these products’ existence.’ And that is what they do. With dazzling installations in the form of carpets.”

Images: Courtesy of We Make Carpets.