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Louis Reith

Paper and collage art has always been one of my favorite mediums. Either sculptural or two dimensional works, I think it is the art form most similar to graphic design. Louis Reith the Amsterdam artist repurposes out book cuttings, maps and other old sheets of paper into amazing little pieces. The map pyramids are by far my favorite, but I also really like the abstract pieces, which have some interesting textures and compositions. Head over his site to check out more of his work.

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WMS Boathouse

Maybe it was the lake freckled landscape where I spent my childhood or the surrounding prep-schools, but rowing has always been in my consciousness. We spent quite a bit of time on the water and in it as kids. I was even lucky enough to have a wood craftsman father so by the age of five I had helped build a row boat from hull to oars. It was a far cry from a rowing shell, but maybe one day one will find its way into my life. The WMS Boathouse on the Chicago River makes me want to hop up from my desk and head to the closest rowing center and take out a skull. Designed by Studio Gang, the building and dock features some really smart and intriguing elements. My favorite part by far has to be the indoor water pool rowing simulator.

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Harvey’s Rebranding

Branding goes a long way in the food industry. It can immediately establish trust and convey the genre and, the cuisine and the culture of a restaurant and the inverse can happen even more quickly. The rebranding of Harry’s in Kansas City’s Union Station exemplifies this idea. Tad Carpenter’s attention to detail and craft are of the sort that all designers should apply when designing for a restaurant. Harvey House Diner original opened in 1914 and has been a fixture at Union Station ever since. Carpenter was able to maintain a classic look while also catapulting Harry’s into the 21st century.

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Oda Haugerud

Print design and printed matter in general seems like a bit of a rarity these days. Especially for those of us who work predominantly in the digital sphere. Despite that the stuff I do find on seems to be very highly refined. The pieces here are by Swedish graphic designer Oda Haugerud and they feature really interesting and unique printing, binding and covering techniques which help to elevate the overall pieces. I definitely have to say my favorite piece is the top image of a series of illustrations entitled Meteorit, which came out of the near impact of a meteorite in Malmö, Sweden this past February.

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Nordic Map by Hannah Warren

The illustrations of Hannah Warren caught my eye quite a while ago, but I only recently came across this map she did. It highlights the Nordic region of Northern Europe and has a beautiful texture and style, which is perfectly demonstrative of the geographical area it portrays. Craggy rocks, birch and pine trees, and a cold palette of grays are a few of the recognizable regional elements that are used to make up the landmasses in this map. This map was commissioned by Phaidon for a book on a restaurant in Denmark by the name of NOMA.

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Autumn Gourds

The fall season is always one of my favorite times of year. Despite the influx of colder weather and the trees shedding their leaves it has a nice feeling to it. I especially love all of the harvest time and autumn vegetables. Christopher Dina has captured some squash and other related fall bounties in the two “Autumn Gourds” prints available in Dina’s shop on Society6.

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Demetra Table Lamp

We at campsite are huge fans of Naoto Fukasawa and his designs. The Demetra Table Lamp for Artemide is no exception. This utilitarian design is easily adjustable and is very flexible and could work anywhere from an office desk to a living room end table. Operated by an LED the light is extremely efficient and has a dimmer and sensor built into the head of the lamp. No awkwardly placed cord switches here, thankfully.

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Pencil Stylus by 53

FiftyThree has had such a great trajectory and continued success since they launched Paper, which was their first product. It went on to be named App of the Year by Apple and even lead to a collaboration with Moleskine to deliver their second product ‘Book’. Now in a way they are trying to complete the circle or at the very least round out their product offering with the beautifully crafted wooden styles. Simply called Pencil Stylus. The implement both improves the user experience of the Paper app and makes the tactility of using the app far more pleasing. Not to mention the Pencil Stylus is made of a beautiful wood with a very visible grain and a rich dark varnish. Also make sure to watch the video after the jump.

(via Bless This Stuff »)

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Makino Botanical Museum

Inspired by plant and animal forms the Makino Botanical Museum is punched overlooking the city on the back side of Mount Godai. Designed by Naito Architect & Associates the structure features a melodic flow with easy transitions from inside and out. The roof has to be one of my favorite parts with the beams connected in the fashion of an extremely long and intricate spinal column. The resulting form is a unique undulating outcropping of roof which creates a visual stunning result both on the interior and exterior spaces.

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Coin

I think it is pretty obvious that we lean towards the minimalist end of things whenever possible. So when I saw Coin for the first time last week you can imagine how excited I was. Being able to easily put the entire mess of different debit, credit and loyalty cards onto one simple and durable card is a dream come true. Of course I went ahead and pre-ordered one! The other thing that really stood out to me was how succinct their entire product and marketing strategy is. Can’t wait to see what they do in the future.


Builders Arms Hotel Social Campaign

The importance and necessity of smartly strategized and crafted social campaigns has become an important marketing channel for even small businesses. The Company You Keep created an exemplary campaign for Builders Arms Hotel to engage their customers and guests throughout the year. One of the strongest elements, which immediately jumped out at me, is the consistency across all the platforms. From the physical cards, to Facebook, and Twitter the campaign maintains a recognizable look and feel.

(via Design Work Life »)

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Schanerloch Bridge

A bridge doesn’t just have to be the structure that connects two disparate shores. marte.marte Architects have executed that sentiment so beautifully with their design for Schanerloch Bridge. Named for the river it spans, the bridge is in Austria and when not being crossed by cars and pedestrians it doubles as a unique and stark sculpture. The concrete form and its placement actually seems to compliment the clear crisp surface of the water and blends nicely with the rocks and stone cliffs that ascend around it.

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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.

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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.

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