Archive for kitsch

A Tensed Piece of Furniture…..

Posted in furniture design, interior design with tags , , , , on September 8, 2008 by anonimiss

Like this stool designed by Max Frommeld, based on the principle of rigidness through tension. The designer was inspired by a traditional bow saw for the structure, which is an exploitation of the material’s natural attributes. The stool is held rigid by tension in the twisted rope. No tools are required for assembly but an object of the owner’s choice is required to maintain the tension, allowing a degree of personalization and fun. Tough I’m not totally convinced about the overall aesthetic (maybe its a bit kitschy and could be used in specific thematic settings), I do like the concept, which offers lots of possibilities…..Nice.

via Dezeen


‘Bare’ Your Inner Self??!!

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , on August 8, 2008 by anonimiss

Okay, this is a really cool design by Okat, who I feel is sort of ‘ogden nash(ish)’ (though not the whole way through), you’ll know what i mean when you check out his site, profile and work….. Anyways, coming back to the design in question, here’s what Okat has to say – ‘having never customized shoes before, i started with a few beers, some left-over acrylic and my own bare feet and ugly toes as inspiration.’

Well, I love the end product and am going to try one myself this weekend! and if the result is even close to good, i’ll post it out here for you guys to judge…..