mocoloco.com Archives - 01 August 2014, Friday

  • MOCO'12: a modern appliance made of wood and porcelain

    MOCO'12: a modern appliance made of wood and porcelain

    mocoloco.com 27 Dec '12, 1pm

    February 2012. Among the notable objects and architecture of 2012, a porcelain espresso machine... Combining ancient craft materials, wood and porcelain (porcelain dates back to the Shang Dynasty 1600-1046 BC) to create a modern appliance struck our fancy. That it makes coffee, one of...

  • MOCO'12, notable in January: Ottawa Chair by Karim Rashid

    Ottawa Chair by Karim Rashid

    mocoloco.com 26 Dec '12, 4pm

    , a leaf-shaped chair that "invites you to sit down" designed by Karim Rashid. "Once seated, you discover the chair is not only characteristic in its look but also in comfort." (Click the image below for full sized image) Part of a new collection by Rashid for BoConcept that includes ...

  • MOCO'12: a collection of ethereal lamps made of barnyard materials: 2012. Here's what we found notable in objec...

    MOCO'12: a collection of ethereal lamps made of barnyard materials

    mocoloco.com 26 Dec '12, 3pm

    MOCO'12: a collection of ethereal lamps made of barnyard materials by Harry / December 26, 2012 2012. Here's what we found notable in objects & architecture, starting with January... Proof that a simple concept and even simpler materials can be at the origin of a moving design, Nendo'...

  • Popular right now on MOCO: flip-up Badac multi-purpose furniture by Sang A Choi

    Badac Multi Purpose Furniture by Sang A Choi

    mocoloco.com 23 Dec '12, 6pm

    Sang A Choi's Badac is multi purpose furniture inspired by Korean flat form furniture called Pyung Sang. (Click the images below for full sized images) Says Choi, "This furniture is for someone who lives alone or lives in a small space [where] the user does not need all the different ...

  • Sweetbox by Alexandre Xanthakis and Bud Aniontinder

    Sweetbox by Alexandre Xanthakis and Bud Aniontinder

    mocoloco.com 23 Dec '12, 5pm

    , have created a case for the single-board Raspberry Pi mini-computer. (Click the images below for full sized images) The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer that plugs into a screen or TV and a keyboard. Developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, with t...

  • Floating Lights by Travesias de luz

    Video: Floating Lights by Travesias de luz

    mocoloco.com 20 Dec '12, 12pm

    Simulating oversized TV screen pixels, a grid of interactive, backlit inflatable floaters was Travesias de luz's installation at Lyon's just held 2012 light festival. (Click the images below for full sized images) Floating Lights is a conceptual lighting installation that invites pass...

  • 30 unique handmade redwood anglepoise lamps accentuate a choreography in London @noctestudio

    Video: A Study of Who Installation by NOCTE

    mocoloco.com 19 Dec '12, 2pm

    A scenography designed and implemented by UK-based Nocte Studio uses a series of wood anglepoise lamps to accentuate choreography for A Study of Who. A Study of Who is a collaboration between State of Flux DanceFilm Company and poet Anna Mae Selby that depicts the five stages of grief...

  • Popular right now on MOCO: Bricks as ballast. @FXDahousecat

    Spatz Brick Furniture by Fx Balléry

    mocoloco.com 19 Dec '12, 4am

    French designer Fx Balléry has created a series of tables and a coat hanger that use bricks as ballast. (Click the images below for full sized images) Called Spatz, the brick, steel and wood furniture was designed for Brique it!, a Particule 14 collective show held in September 2012 a...

  • FRXSH Blender by Véronique Baer

    FRXSH Blender by Véronique Baer

    mocoloco.com 17 Dec '12, 2pm

    Véronique Baer's FRXSH blender appliance design replaces the ubiquitous jar with a faceted bottle. (Click the images below for full sized images) Typical blender jars have an opening on top and a mechanism below, the FRXSH design combines both so that when the blending is finished, th...

  • Wood grain creates distinctive one-of-a-kind patterns in Gavin Coyle's JAC Tables.

    JAC Tables by Gavin Coyle

    mocoloco.com 16 Dec '12, 10pm

    Assiduous attention to natural wood grain creates distinctive one-of-a-kind patterns in Gavin Coyle's JAC Tables. (Click the images below for full sized images) JAC is a series of turned side tables made of fast growing Douglas fir. Each piece is made up of a single plank of timber wh...

  • NICE Desk Objects by Jacques-Elie Ribeyron

    Desk Objects by Jacques-Elie Ribeyron

    mocoloco.com 16 Dec '12, 8pm

    This series of statuesque solid bronze monoliths by Jacques-Elie Ribeyron are in fact minimalist desk accessories for the desktop. (Click the images below for full sized images) Assembled The series includes a pencil case, letter opener, and paper holder. Disassembled Says Ribeyron, "...

  • Après Collection by François Chambard: Reclaimed and salvaged parts, many from Token, a Red Hook, Brooklyn furn...

    Après Collection by François Chambard

    mocoloco.com 15 Dec '12, 11pm

    Reclaimed and salvaged parts, many from Token, a Red Hook, Brooklyn furniture design company that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, were used to create three lamps and three vessels for Reclaim NYC. (Click the images below for full sized images) Après Vessels, made of salvaged steel...

  • Light, not water, flows through this plumbing. @emandes

    Atomic Lighting Tubes by Malgorzata Ratajczak and Sebastian Szlabs

    mocoloco.com 15 Dec '12, 10pm

    Lighting designers Malgorzata Ratajczak and Sebastian Szlabs have created a lighting system that combines the shapes and fittings of plumbing with light. (Click the images below for full sized images) The designers, principals at Polish design studio Emandes, developed the system whic...

  • Top, legs, pegs, belt, no more, no less, the belTable by Marcin is exactly that easy.

    belTable by Marcin

    mocoloco.com 15 Dec '12, 1pm

    Top, legs, pegs, belt, no more, no less, the belTable by Marcin is exactly that easy. (Click the images below for full sized images) Unpack and assemble without screws, glue, tools or anything else. The strap that cleverly holds the all-purpose end table together also doubles as a han...

  • FIKA by ON design partners #architecture

    FIKA by ON design partners

    mocoloco.com 15 Dec '12, 12pm

    A house on a corner that is also a shop selling Scandinavian small collectibles, FIKA by ON design partners , located in Tokyo, combines home functions and commercial display. To establish a sense of personal connection with the items on sale, everyday objects like cups and saucers th...

  • Poster Cabaret Last Minute Gift Ideas - we choose three [sponsored]

    Poster Cabaret Last Minute Gift Ideas

    mocoloco.com 14 Dec '12, 6pm

    Poster Cabaret Last Minute Gift Ideas by Harry / December 14, 2012 This sponsored post is brought to you by Poster Cabaret . One of our favourite expressions at MOCO LOCO is "Art is long and life is short" to which we would add - get some art . If not for you, why not for a loved one ...

  • Turning the all-but-forgotten refrigerator egg tray into a thing of sculptural beauty.

    Eggwave by Jan Wertel & Gernot Oberfell

    mocoloco.com 14 Dec '12, 5pm

    Turning the all-but-forgotten refrigerator egg tray into a thing of sculptural beauty (and increased functionality), Eggwave by Jan Wertel & Gernot Oberfell is a digitally designed upgrade with two sections that clip together in various positions that allow the storage of six, eight, ...

  • Pétrifications Bookmarks by Krzysztof J. Lukasik

    Pétrifications Bookmarks by Krzysztof J. Lukasik

    mocoloco.com 14 Dec '12, 2pm

    An avid reader, ÉCAL/ MAS-Luxe 2012 student Krzysztof J. Lukasik created a series of solid stone bookmarks to save the pages for later. Says Lukasik, "It was inspired by my own experience as a reader who, when interrupted in his reading, too often left his book opened at the page he w...

  • Brighten Storage System by Saehee Her:

    Brighten Storage System by Saehee Her

    mocoloco.com 14 Dec '12, 3am

    Saehee Her combines playful elements with a serious organizing capability in Brighten, a customizable storage system. (Click the images below for full sized images) Composed of wood, plywood and aluminium sheet, the customized storage system allows users to create their own wall units...

  • A single module from @andreucarulla's NeighBirds modular house system.

    NeighBirds Houses by Andreu Carulla

    mocoloco.com 13 Dec '12, 10pm

    Andreu Carulla's NeighBirds are modular prefab units for birds. (Click the images below for full sized images) Carulla says NeighBirds is a "Modular birds' nest that helps baby birds' emancipation, as it creates a close knit neighbourhood." Easy installation in either wild or urban en...

  • Eclipse might have been a good name for this light object #unconventionallighting

    Light Objects 006 & 008 Naama Hofman

    mocoloco.com 13 Dec '12, 9pm

    Naama Hofman's Light Objects 006 and 008 use two very different materials, acrylic and marble, in two very unconventional ways. (Click the images below for full sized images) 008 is a light object made of a marble block with a hole in the middle. The light source is a series of LEDs o...

  • Water, Water by Joe Doucet

    mocoloco.com 12 Dec '12, 3am

    New York designer Joe Doucet took empty water bottles he stocked up on during Hurricane Sandy and used them to cast solid acrylic forms ranging from clear to opaque black. (Click the image below for full sized image) Symbolizing the deepening crisis water caused over time during and a...

  • Gallery: Single Famiy House in Thiva, Greece by Takis Exarchopoulos & Associated Architects:

    Gallery: Single Famiy House in Thiva, Greece by Takis Exarchopoulos & Associated Architects

    mocoloco.com 12 Dec '12, 12am

    Gallery: Single Famiy House in Thiva, Greece by Takis Exarchopoulos & Associated Architects by Harry / December 11, 2012 From Takis Exarchopoulos & Associated Architects , a house in Thiva, Greece composed of three parallelepiped volumes, forming a U-shape. More in our photo gallery .

  • Milord Mirror by François Clerc

    Milord Mirror by François Clerc

    mocoloco.com 11 Dec '12, 3pm

    Nothing up this mirror's sleeve, so to speak: Milord by François Clerc is a stainless steel standalone that clearly displays what is behind it, which is nothing but an empty shell. (Click the images below for full sized images)

  • Gallery: Splinter Furniture Collection by Nendo:

    Gallery: Splinter Furniture Collection by Nendo

    mocoloco.com 11 Dec '12, 12pm

    Gallery: Splinter Furniture Collection by Nendo by Harry / December 11, 2012 Nendo will be presenting a wood furniture collection with splintered parts, "as though they were peeling away", at imm Cologne 2012 in January. (Click the image below for full sized image) More in our photo g...

  • AVEAMEN - Design For The Spirit by Labìt Architetti: 25 designers reinterpret the sacred object, the rosary in ...

    AVEAMEN - Design For The Spirit by Labìt Architetti

    mocoloco.com 11 Dec '12, 5am

    25 designers reinterpret the sacred object, the rosary in XXI century "between symbolism and experimentation" in an exhibition curated by Labìt Architects. (Click the images below for full sized images) iRosario by Marco Ferreri A small set of headphones that turns iPhone earphones in...

  • Desktructure Organizers by Héctor Serrano

    Desktructure Organizers by Héctor Serrano

    mocoloco.com 10 Dec '12, 1pm

    's Desktructure is a modular desk organizer made of porcelain. (Click the images below for full sized images) Desktructure's fine white porcelain components include pen and pencil cups, open containers and small boxes, for drawing pins, paperclips, erasers and USB sticks. The Warehous...

  • クロスアイスがシブすぎる 

    Christian Popsicles by Sebastian Errazuriz

    mocoloco.com 09 Dec '12, 10pm

    "In the past years America has appeared to suffer a historical regression becoming more politically and religiously extremist than previous decades. The current religious fanatic groups although deemed potentially violent, are dismissed due to the current focus on religious fundamenta...

  • Thonet Bike by Andy Martin

    Thonet Bike by Andy Martin

    mocoloco.com 08 Dec '12, 10pm

    To highlight chair-maker Thonet's steam bending process, London-based architect Andy Martin was asked to design a concept bike made of bent wood. (Click the images below for full sized images) Thonet 's steam bending process was originally developed in the 1930s to make chairs. Andy M...

  • Gallery: prodUSER Bicycle System by Tristan Kopp

    Gallery: prodUSER Bicycle System by Tristan Kopp

    mocoloco.com 08 Dec '12, 7pm

    Gallery: prodUSER Bicycle System by Tristan Kopp by Harry / December 8, 2012 Tristan Kopp 's prodUSER offers cycling and maker enthusiasts a set of specially designed connection parts for building unique bicycles. (Click the image below for full sized image) More in our photo gallery .