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  • Character
    Character is a Finnish company that recycles old neon signs, created by designer Aleksi Hautamäki. Their process consists in choosing the most stylish letters and turning them into individual and unique design objects, and their sustainability is further enhanced by replacing the neon tubes with LEDs. They add a transformer, install a power cord and […]
  • Axcent Pocket Watch
    How to improve upon a classic product design and give it a new lease of life? It is a challenging exercise in design, but one Klara Petersén of People Products has executed beautifully with her design of this minimalist pocket watch, working in collaboration with graphic designer and art director, Tomas Carlsten. Based on the idea that there are very few brands […]
    2016-02-12Jorge San Luis
  • Uzu Vacuum
    Uzu is an astonishingly beautiful electric vacuum cleaner by the Japanese design brand METAPHYS. Designed to make it very easy to overcome one’s inhibitions against cleaning, Uzu’s characteristic and minimalist appearance was inspired by the conception of a vacuum cleaner that can proudly be presented. One movement is enough to get it started: just lift the […]
    2016-02-05Jorge San Luis
  • Kill Baby Kill
    In the midst of the post-war cinema is the chilling and understated evil child sub-genre, an allegory about control and paranoia. Taking subtle cues from the universe of quirky characters, Hong Kong based brand Röyksopp Gakkai explores the silhouettes of kidswear from the 60’s. The collection, Kill Baby Kill, is an interesting ode to school […]
    2016-02-02Mateus Andrade
  • A Wall Grid
    Crisp, clean lines and a satisfying, golden ratio-like play on geometry and precision are the key features of this Wall Grid stocked by London-based studio and shop Present & Correct. The grid comes in two different sizes, large (rounded: 71x30cm) and small (square: 42x30cm). Made from laser-cut smoked oak, they are a beautiful, elegant and characterful […]
  • Alicja Kwade
    Alicja Kwade is increasingly making herself known around the world for mixed-media works, especially installations. For the surprisingly long but aptly named exhibition “Something absent whose presence had been expected”, the Polish artist explores repetition and ruin as main concepts — both elements very much in line with an interesting minimalist sensibility put into action. […]
    2016-01-03Mateus Andrade
  • Lac Blanc Zurich
    Lac Blanc Zurich is a luxury line of detergent and fabric shampoo with a fantastic packaging design developed by mousegraphics, winner of the Studio of the Year in the The Dieline Awards 2015. Plastic white bottles, black typography and black minimalist graphics that explain the use of each product in a simplified but clear and effective […]
    2015-12-04Jorge San Luis
  • Margaret Howell Invites
    British fashion designer Margaret Howell has worked successfully in both men’s and women’s wear for nearly four decades, with a reputation for her take on fashion staples such as the shirt, lace-up shoe, duffle coat and trench coat, creating timeless, androgynous garments that marry traditional styles with modern appeal. In nearly a decade-long collaboration, London-based […]
  • Chapel in Apelação
    Minimalism can be the translation between a classical building type and contemporary design. For Site Specific Arquitectura, a Portuguese architecture design studio comprised of Patrícia Marques and Paulo Costa, that rendition was applied onto a communal chapel in Apelação, Portugal. Often, when we picture a religious structure, we imagine some monumental appearance. However, what the […]
    2015-10-31Nhat Vo
  • Hikeshi Branding
    The choice of a mascot type representation of a brand is quite tricky, especially when a strong character is taken to the forefront of packaging design; everything rests on its shoulders. A Japanese brand taking this approach isn’t surprising though, but how it was done for Hikeshi is quite special and unexpected. Hailing from half […]
    2015-09-29Mateus Andrade
  • Rebranding Minimalissimo
    Since 2009, Minimalissimo’s identity was focused on serif typography, specifically the beautiful Baskerville typeface. You may think this was an unusual choice considering serif type is undoubtedly maximal in form, however it helped shape an identity for Minimalissimo, but I suppose you could say that it never felt the most suitable option. With this in […]
  • Studio AH–HA
    Lisbon–based communication & graphic design Studio AH—HA have been quietly and elegantly making waves since its establishment by Portuguese designers Carolina Cantante and Catarina Carreiras in 2011. Godfathered by French designer Sam Baron, and Benetton’s research centre Fabrica, the duo have been adding their beautifully unique, characterful and simple vision to a very diverse range of projects in a […]