Category Archives: Product Design

Felt Mistress

FeltMistressLouise Evans aka Felt Mistress along with her partner, illustrator and toy designer, Jonathan Edwards, has brought a large menagerie of amazing creatures to life. We are particularly enamored with the color combination and detail work on her felt beetle collection. Visit her website or follow her on Flickr to view more of their incredible collaborative creations.

Images: Courtesy of Felt Mistress.

Kokeshi Matches

KokeshiMatchesIf you’ve been following Cari Mateo for awhile, you know that we have a deep respect and fascination for Japanese art and culture. Stumbled on to this collection of matchsticks designed by Japanese artist, Hiromi Hirasaka, and knew we had to post it. The artist began by drawing match faces by hand then decided to hand stamp the faces for mass production. Would love to get some of these Kokeshi Matches but unfortunately like many Japanese products they are available only in Japan.

Images: Courtesy of Hiromi Hirasaka.

L & G Studio

L&G-StudioWould love a trip to Seattle to attend a chime making workshop at L & G Studio. Love the simple compositions of their handmade chimes. The pieces rotate, reflect sunlight and make delicate chime sounds. Dylan Davis and Jean Lee founded Ladies and Gentlemen Studio in 2010. They write on their website:

“Our simple motto is to always stay curious and never stop playing.  We do this by constantly exploring diverse creative avenues and design disciplines.  Our open-minded approach allows us to continuously further push our experiences and visions beyond the horizon.”

Images: Courtesy of L & G Studio.