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New Project: Knowlita

Last week I mentioned that campsite had a busy little beehive buzzing with side projects and tons of other fun stuff. The first of which, Dos Ghosts, had launched on Halloween. Now I am excited to announce the launch of Knowlita. Knowlita was born and bred in Downtown New York City and is comprised of clothing and art prints now and hopefully branching out into other fun things in the future.


New Project: Dos Ghosts

You may have noticed that over the last month or so our postings have been both scarce and intermittent. That is do in part because of a nice full load of client projects, but is mainly the result of launching a new side project. Last Thursday, Halloween our newest endeavor Dos Ghosts went live. The site is a blog, a platform and eventually a full blown independent music label. For now it is entrenched in the early stages of building a voice, attracting an audience, and making the necessary connections to build a strong foundation of talented artists. We are really excited about the potential this project has to offer and also extremely grateful to everyone who helped make it happen. I want to say a special thank you to our technology partner eBrenner and Mada Music the artist behind the Dos Ghosts – Vol. 1 mix.


Pilot & Captain Carry Ons

At this point it seems like every company makes a tote bag either for sale or just as a promo piece. Despite that I am still really loving the foray Pilot & Captain have made into the realm of carry goods. I am yet to see anything by The Heads of State that isn’t beautifully designed. Not dissimilar from their shirts and prints previously released the Carry Ons feature designs reminiscent of vintage luggage tags and the golden age of air travel.


Woodstock

I love the idea of simple mobile furniture solutions that can be assembled and disassembled for easy moving. Living in New York there seems to be a constant flow of packing and unpacking. Personally the longest I have ever lived in one place was 3 years, but otherwise by the time I have gotten settled and set up in a place its time to look for another. Jeroen van Leur has designed a perfect wardrobe solution for this quandary. The Woodstock Wardrobe is both simple and easy to take apart and bring to the next place. It provides a significant amount of additional hanging storage without being space specific.

(via Minimalissimo »)

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Mamacona Dog Salon

We at campsite are really big fans of our furry friends and companions. Especially our little studio manager Ernest Ellerd. So when we came across this beautifully designed Mamacona Dog Salon you can imagine how excited we were. Designed by Horibe Associates this is the kind of dog wash that we would love to frequent. Unfortunately its a little far for us. Mamacona is located in the southern Japan coastal town of Usa, Ōita.

(via Spoon & Tomago »)

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Tri Cross Hex

It always seems difficult to find really perfect minimalist lighting solutions. The Tri Cross Hex series designed by Australian design firm Resident hang at the top of my list for pendant lighting solutions. Apologies for the pun, but I really couldn’t resist. The construction of folded metal and light tubes is simple and definitely creates a finished product that is greater than the sum of its parts. The ultra thing metal cabling creates a nice floating effect which has become an architectural trend recently. We also previously posted Resident’s Segment Shade here on campsite, which featured a really awesome cast ceramic shade.

(via Minimalissimo »)

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10 Mikan

What better way to wake up than a big glass of juice? Over here in the states they are known as satsuma oranges or satsuma mandarins. Over in Japan however, they are known as mikans, and the average age of their farming population is over 65 years old. In order to appeal to a younger demographic and in a certain respect revive the market for mikans a local company commissioned Upsetters Architects and Artless to do a massive re-branding and update to there visual identity. The new look is both fresh(like the fruit itself) as well as clean and sleek. If the new brand doesn’t help them reach a wider and younger audience I don’t know what would. The part of the 10 Mikan project that I find most intriguing is the physical shop in Ehime. It looks far more like the shop or tasting room at a distillery or sake producer. I am always enticed by the elevation of simple products and things through design.

(via Spoon & Tomago »)

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TP-H Dining Room Addition

Usually when you think of an addition you think of an ugly tumorous growth that is neither aesthetically or contextually relevant to the existing structure. In the case of the TP-H Dining Room Addition by Jermyn Manthripragada it neatly fits in like a jigsaw piece to the existing residence and accentuates the existing structure. My favorite aspect of the design has to be the windows and how it the addition interacts with the outside and is in turn filled with light. I must also mention the photos here were shot by Lucas Fladzinski a super talented architectural photographer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area.

(via SUBTILITAS »)

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Beer Friday: Beer Press

My mom has always collected things, which included matchbooks, postcards, coasters and a bunch of other far more mundane things. So I definitely inherited an appreciation for a well designed coaster.

This new Kickstarter project launched by Jordan Mummert plans to produce a small line of coasters(6 to begin with) called Beer Press, which features distinct and beautiful letter-pressed designs. The typography and copy on each and every one is really smart and clean with a nice level of intricacy, which highlights the care and quality with which they are printed.

(via Design Work Life »)


Gerber Tactical Pen

At campsite we take our writing implements extremely seriously. Usually tending towards the Pilot Precise or the ever pervasive Microns. We are also inclined towards utensils that have been built to be abused and still last. Taking your pen and note book with you everywhere starts to wear on a pen pretty quickly. The paper doesn’t need to make the long haul, but the pen does. The Impromptu Tactical Pen from Gerber is an American made field ready writing tool that I would definitely like to tote with me threw my daily battles. Or should I say meetings.

(via Bless This Stuff »)

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Pasona

For their new headquarters in the financial district of Tokyo Pasono wanted something green. Yoshimi Kono renovated a a building for them which now features a beautiful lush organic shell of green walls. The greenery or at least the growing doesn’t stop there. About 20% of the interior space is devoted to growing around 200 different plant species which are harvested and used in Pasona’s own cafeteria. A sort of Farm to Cubicle mecca like no other.

(via Spoon & Tomago »)

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Beer Friday: Church of the Atom

Church of the Atom is a Gothernburg, Sweden based brewery which was conceived at the hands of master-brewer and a creative director. That may sound like an odd couple to some people, but in the beer realm it is exactly the type of team you need. They subscribe to a “nanostyle” approach to brewing and their releases are named curiosity, insanity, progression, craft and humor. Their beers feature interesting and unique flavors not frequently associated with beer which include tropical fruit, fresh herbs, spicy things and even smoked berries. Unfortunately for us this beer doesn’t seem to be imported to the states yet, but keep your eyes peeled. Good things have a tendency to get here sooner or later.

(via The Fox Is Black »)


Frameri

In the context of vision I have found myself in a very blessed position. My entire life I have had unfaltering 20/20. But for those who don’t the world is a different place. For centuries now people who have needed glasses have been beholden to the manufacturers who made frames, each of which needed specific lenses. This meant that if you wanted to change your frames it would require new lenses and if your prescription changed a new set of lenses. This is old news to anyone who has ever had to wear glasses, but still it seemed like good context for this post.

Frameri has taken on this issue as the starting point for their new eyewear company. And I have to say it is truly remarkable to see what a few designers, engineers and some passionate people can come up with when addressing at a distinct problem. Their solution are a wide range of frames that share a unified lens system. Both the frames and lenses are designed for the stress of being swapped in and out over and over during their lifetimes. It is a simple solution that they have executed beautifully.

They are currently about two thirds of the way through their Indiegogo funding campaign. So head over their, watch the video and if you feel like it share the wealth. Their perks are pretty sweet. You can get yourself a pair of glasses! Or several.


Beehive Honey Squares

I am really hungry right now, but I am pretty positive I am digging this cereal packaging for more than the fact that it sounds delicious right now. Beehive was a student project designed by Lacy Kuhn while at Western Washington University. The part I find super interesting about the design is that it highlights the region or regions where the honey was sourced along with some icons communicating the terroir of that region.

(via Design Work Life »)


Phonebloks

Do you know what the largest growing waste stream in the world is? It is computer and electronic waste. So why shouldn’t we make open source platforms for these devices that help minimize this waste? The answer is we definitely should and Phonebloks is hoping to do that. An open platform with customizable and interchangeable components to both make your phone fit your lifestyle and usage, but also more importantly it is a way to keep us from having to upgrade an entire device every year or two. I am excited to see the future of Phonebloks and hopefully they can inform a revolution in tech manufacturing.

(via Quipsologies »)


The Blade

Coming from an art school background I have a love hate relationship with the X-acto blade. It has extracted a surprisingly large amount of blood and removed a weighable amount of skin from my finger tips over the years, but I still could not think of a better tool short of a laser cutter to accomplish the tedious tasks so many late nights during my undergraduate days. Designed by Njoki Gitahi, The Blade Necklace pays a nice homage to the real thing while also becoming a beautiful wearable object.


Stack

Every printer I have ever used always has an annoying way of loading paper and also has so many seemingly useless parts and pieces. Mugi Yamamoto‘s Stack design really pairs it back to the bare essentials. The inkjet printer sits right atop the stack of paper and uses gravity to feed the paper.

(via swissmiss »)

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Model for a House in Sant Cugat

The architectural models of Josep Ferrando are really eye catching. Employing a similar materials palette to his actual buildings, Ferrando creates prototypes that are infinitely more descriptive. It also makes for a beautiful standalone sculpture in addition to conveying the intent of a concept. You can see more details from the House in Sant Cugat over on Ferrando’s site.

(via SUBTILITAS »)


RoandCo-llaborators

RoandCo Studio has recently launched a new project titled RoandCo-llaborators, which is going to be an ongoing series of videos profiling the creative folks they work with to make many of their projects so uniquely amazing. The second video in the series captures both the passion and ethos of floral designer Taylor Patterson the talented stem tamer behind Fox Fodder Farm. I am very excited to follow this series as it evolves.


Poler and Stumptown Collaboration

For those of us who enjoy great coffee and the outdoors Poler and Stumptown Coffee Roasters have collaborated on a little coffee survival kit that you will really enjoy. The collaboration consists of a custom Poler pack with 2 branded enamelware mugs, Porlex JP-30 Burr Grinder, AeroPress Kit, and a 12 ounce bag of Holler Mountain Coffee. Any camping trip or beachside vacation would be drastically improved by purchasing and packing one of these kits. It also wouldn’t be too shabby a gift. I know there are quite a few birthdays in the not so distant future, wink wink.

(via NOTCOT »)

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