'Dalston is influenced by lamps commonly found in workshops and warehouses in London and many other cities. These lamps display an honesty and practicality. They are durable and structurally simple. Dalston refines and updates these qualities with the latest energy efficient LED light source, directing light both downwards as well as softly illuminating its outside shade. The materials and construction are equally simple and duarble. An anodised die-cast aluminium lamp holder acts as an efficient heat-sink that dissipates any heat generated, and also as a holder for different types of shade in both glass and metal. Dalston is available in all RAL colours, allowing for over 1,000 colour combinations where interior and lamp can be co-ordinated by the customer.'
I am very excited to announce a Collate Giveaway courtesy of the kind folk over at StudioSmall. To coincide with the release of their limited edition book that celebrates ’Ten Years with Margaret Howell and Eric Gill’ they have very generously put up 20 copies of these beautiful books as part of a Collate Giveaway.
For your chance to bag a copy for you and a friend all you have to do is head over to Studiosmall's Instagram page here and leave a comment on their competition image tagging your friend. They will then pick 10 winners at random from the comments section.
The Competition closes on Friday 5th February 2016. Good luck!
Some recent work from Experimental Jetset with brand identity for Mash Holdings, a Tokyo-based company, consisting of several fashion labels, health food restaurants, and organic make-up stores. Read more about the project and watch the brand animation here.
'The graphic identity we eventually developed for Mash was partly inspired by Metabolism, the Japanese architectural movement. In short, we came up with a graphic system consisting of arrows – arrows that were organized in several patterns. To us, these patterns represented some of the themes that were also widespread in Metabolist architecture – themes such as (organic) growth, modularity, movement and structuralism. In the specific context of this project, these patterns also refer to the idea that all different parts of Mash are connected to one underlying structure. And no matter how conflicting or contrasting these separate particles appear to be – in the end they are still part of the same fabric.'