Milan based contemporary design manufacturer Lettera G, who work closely with a number of Italian designers, have produced this attractive and minimalist collection of animal wall-mounted clothing racks – Caccia Grossa Bianco (Big White Game). We are assured no animals were harmed in the production of this collection. The scientific nomenclature of each animal is printed in Latin on its white stainless steel face. The collection includes a horse, rabbit, parrot, deer and zebra. One for the young hearted, animal loving minimalist.
The Bauhaus Chessmen, designed by Josef Hartwig all the way back in 1923, are a great example about minimalism and simplicity in design, but above all a perfect example of applied symbolism. Each piece is shaped as a combination of cubes, cylinders and balls, representing the way they move on the board. For example, the queen is shaped with a big cube with a ball on representing it can move on any direction. Another touch of minimalism: the board itself does not have a frame: it’s just the checked field. The Bauhaus Chessmen is part of the MoMA Collection.
Even though I am really not a fan of card games, these all-white or all-black playing cards made me look. They may not be the most practical (especially in lower-light interiors), but they sure are mighty stylish. Want! (Thx, Morgan)
Pentago is a game that is both simple and challenging – exactly the elements of a great game. Since its birth in 2004, it has already won multiple awards. Now, designer Deven Stephens has added his part to the success story. Stephens, who just recently graduated from Brigham Young University, re-styled the entire game: from the choice of wood up to the weight of the marbles – and the packaging. The result is a game which is pleasing to the eye, touch and the mind.