We love this TIPI lamp created by Valencia-based product designer, Javier Herrero, for Spanish online shop, Buokids. The table lamps are made from natural materials, beech wood and wool felt. The soft ecru felt is embroidered with simplified and updated graphics inspired by Native American motifs giving the lamp a handcrafted quality.
Images: Courtesy of Javier Herrero Studio.
Japanese architect and design engineer, Yusuke Oono, created these impressive 360° narrative books. The 3-dimensional books were fabricated entirely through laser-cutting transforming the paper into these incredible visual sculptures. A couple of these collapsing books are available here at Artecnica.
Images: Courtesy of Yusuke Oono.
Admiring the diverse work of British designer, Alison Milner. She originally trained in furniture design but has since broadened her skills to include illustration, exhibitions and product design. She also has a thorough knowledge of a variety of materials and production processes. On an interview with the blog, Pattern Booth, she gives this advice to creators wanting to follow her footsteps:
“Give yourself enough time to research widely. Keep interests away from your specialisation. Keep sketchbooks of ideas. Read and write. If you don’t do all these things your work will just look like other peoples work.
I think a good computer and Adobe Creative suite are a must… when you start you can generate all your own marketing material, website, etc.
Be patient and true to yourself.”
Images: Courtesy of Alison Milner.