E-GO Cruiser is Totally Gnar Gnar

The E-GO Electric Cruiser makes use of the Yuneec brand’s decade long expertise in the aviation field, featuring an aviation-grade aircraft electric drive system. With a riding range of a whopping 30km or over 3 hours, users can commute to work and back with plenty of charge to spare! For optimum performance, the system communicates wirelessly with the user’s smartphone for real-time data relating to remaining charge, distance, speed and more. Usable with the power off, you can also hone your skating skills, or enjoy the ride while it does the work!

Designer: s.point

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Universal Lost and Found

Whether you’ve been the loser or the finder, you’ll appreciate this clever community-driven system for giving/retrieving lost things! Called #LostFound, the system utilizes 3D printing & social media to connect people with misplaced items. Attention-grabbing red hooks attach to fixtures in urban settings. When you come across a lost item, just hang it on the nearest one & post with a picture and location on Twitter or Instagram with the appropriate hashtag. The owner can then check social media by searching #LostFound to retrieve their stuff!

Designer: Evan Gant

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Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri present furniture made from old jeans, paper and cotton

London Design Festival 2014: London designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri have designed a range of furniture and tableware that looks like stone, but is in fact made from composite materials comprising recycled denim, cotton and paper (+ slideshow).

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri’s first collaboration resulted in the -ISH collection, which includes shelving, a bench, side tables, a wall-mounted mirror and a selection of tableware.



ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

All the pieces are made from three materials: slate-ish, denimite and marblus.

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

More commonly used for kitchen counters and skate ramps, US-made slate-ish resembles stone, but is made by laminating recycled and reclaimed black paper, giving the material its dark colouring.

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

Denimite is made from post-consumer and post-industrial denim scrap, resulting in a cotton fibre bio-composite that is mouldable, lightweight and tough.

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

Meanwhile, marblus is made from scraps of white cotton and polyester from sheets, clothing, and other fabric products.

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

The combination of different fabrics gives the predominantly white material a blue-grey element resembling the veins in Carrara marble.

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

“Recycled materials often look like a ‘secondary choice’ and not premium enough,” De Allegri told Dezeen. “We both love stone and the look of it but we find the weight and fragility a bit constraining for what you can do with it.”

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

All three materials can be worked like wood, and so the designers were able to fabricate the entire collection in their own studio, working with marblus and denimite manufacturer Iris Industries to curve slabs of the materials for the first time.

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

“These materials look stunning and are easy to work with,” said De Allegri. “We were able to realise pieces that are more accessible and not totally achievable in real stone. We also like the poetry of something beautiful that mimics a natural material and yet is created from post industrial scrap.”

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

Ovals, circles and curves repeat throughout the collection. “The shapes come from the contrast between organic forms drawn by hand and controlled geometric lines, to emphasise the characteristics of the material being entirely man-made but mimicking nature,” De Allegri said.

ISH by Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri

The collection is on show at the Herrick Gallery, 1 & 3 French Place, E1 6JB, throughout the London Design Festival, which continues until 21 September.

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Coveting ceramics

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

If you have not heard, we recently published the second issue of the Bloesem Gazette, this time it came along with an online version – the Bloesem e-Gazette!

Here’s a sneak peek to one of our favourite articles in the latest  Bloesem e-Gazette (click here to download it). Irene shares her love of ceramics with us in this article, introducing us to some of the big names in ceramics and letting us in on how she goes about collecting all the beautiful pieces we have seen both on the blogs and her instagram.

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

Read on: Coveting Ceramics..

// Text and pictures by Irene Hoofs

I have always been attracted to vintage ceramics. It combines all the things I like about design: prints, colours, illustrations and functionality. Not that I know much about the technique used in producing tableware, porcelain or ceramics in general. My only criteria is whether I think a particular piece is beautiful! 

The variety in vintage ceramics is overwhelming, and the jargon can be confusing. I simply use the generic name ‘ceramics’ for all items made out of clay (or similar materials, if that is even possible). My own collection of vintage ceramics started out rather modest, consisting only of a few pieces I found at flea markets and garage sales on trips back to the Netherlands. But over the past few years, these humble beginnings are indeed a thing of the past and I am proud to say that I have managed to collect (or amass one might say) some great pieces. 

Some of my new vintage finds from the Netherlands (including the ones shown here) are on sale in Bloesem Shop, if I can tempt you to drop by and have a look! Truth be told, collecting genuine vintage ceramics requires quite a bit of luck and persistence, in addition to a skilful eye. A collector-to-be must have a knack for patiently and relentlessly browsing through thrift stores in search of the holy (ceramic) grail. Ignoring raised eyebrows and funny looks while turning and examining every piece of ceramics, hoping to spot that cherished mark or logo! 

Once you start searching for ceramics it is easy to get lost, it is a collectors’ heaven for sure.

Scandinavian and Dutch pieces are my true passion, so naturally my focus has been on designs from these regions. And the images you see in this Gazette are from my Nordic collection. Vintage ceramics are great pieces to add to your home to give the decor a personal and unique touch, creating your own personal museum. One iconic piece mixed in with some more modern pieces can make a world of difference. Use beautifully illustrated ceramics as centerpieces for your table, to give a little life and character to the space. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the world of ceramics. There are so many beautiful designs out there I just know you will have a great time looking out for the perfect ones!

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

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Glass Reflection And Patterns

L’artiste anglaise Christine Wood utilise le verre sous la forme de petits carrés pour créer de très belles oeuvres circulaires où la lumière reflètent différents motifs colorés sur le mur. Elle s’amuse à jouer avec la géométrie, les ombres et la perception du spectateur. Une sélection de son travail est disponible en images.

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Rugged Accessories and Bags by Mercy Supply: Leather and canvas products made in the heart of Michigan and built to last in all conditions

Rugged Accessories and Bags by Mercy Supply


The old adage “They don’t make them like they used to” insinuates that modern products don’t stand up to the test of time like those of yesteryear. While this might be true for many manufactured items of the day, Michigan’s recordOutboundLink(this,…

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