The HS Stackable Glasses from Toyo Sasaki have been a best-selling product for over 40 years. Featuring the Hard Strong (HS) glass-strengthening technology developed by Toyo Sasaki Glass in 1967, this glass is more durable than standard glassware. The HS is applied to the top portion of the glass, which toughens the glass so that it is resistant to chipping, especially when stacked with other Toyo Sasaki stackable glasses. Renowned for their durability, these glasses are the industry standard for the foodservice and hospitality sectors in Japan.
The HS series from Toyo Sasaki has been awarded the Good Design Award and the Good Design-Long Life Design Award.
The Bottle Humidifier is a culmination of pleasing aesthetics and modern utility. The humidifier can generate enough humidity to sufficiently supply any personal space, whether it be the bedroom, office, or living room. An intuitive dimming LED light softly indicates its operating status to the user. Even when the product is not in use, the design of the humidifier allows it to integrate into almost any environment, transforming itself from a functional product to a coveted sculpture. The energy-efficient ultrasonic nebulizer within the humidifier automatically shuts off when the water level depletes, and is designed for easy cleaning.The humidifier is powered by USB, and can be plugged into a computer or through a USB wall adapter (not included).
Design by Yeongkyu Yoo
Please note that the humidifier must be filled with water during its first use in order to hydrate the filter. Otherwise, the filter may damage the humidifier.
In the early 1960s Italian design legend Bruno Munari published his visual case studies on shapes: Circle, Square, and, a decade later, Triangle. Using examples from ancient Greece and Egypt, as well as works by Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, and Alvar Aalto, Munari invests the three shapes with specific qualities: the circle relates to the divine, the square signifies safety and enclosure, and the triangle provides a key connective form for designers.
One of the great designers of the twentieth century, Munari contributed to the fields of painting, sculpture, design, and photography while teaching throughout his seventy-year career. After World War II he began to focus on book design, creating children's books known for their simplicity and playfulness.
Renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames are amongst the greatest designers of the 20th century. They are, of course, most well known for their groundbreaking and iconic furniture designs, but they also created important, creative, experimental, and beautiful work in the areas of architecture, exhibit design, textile design, product design, graphic design, toy design, film, and photography. Their distinctly postwar American enthusiasm and openness to the world around them gave them free license to explore work in many disciplines. This book celebrates the seamlessness and fluidity in which they operated as both a husband-and-wife team and as designers unrestricted by traditional professional boundaries. They brought a sense of innocence and playfulness to the design process, as well as a tremendous love and discipline in all they created in many different fields and mediums. Augmenting the abundant visual images are quotes and essays by the Eames family, including: Charles and Ray Eames, Lucia Eames, Carla Hartman, Byron Atwood, Lucia Dewey Atwood, Eames Demetrios, and Llisa Demetrios.
Unlike any other book published on the Eameses before, this unique and sumptuous monograph is a visual celebration of their work and their life and is destined to become a collector's item. The packaging design of the slipcase is a pattern inspired by the triangles and colors of one of their most inventive, if lesser known designs for children called simply "the toy." It also pays homage to the patterns they used on their well-loved House of Cards. The Eameses brought a sense of humor and joy to everything they created, and the design and layout of this book aims to convey that spirit in a visual feast for the eyes. Select details of their life and work from their refined designs to their innovative experiments, and even including images depicting the everyday poetic moments of their life, are shared here in this exhibit within a book. Inspired by Charles's immersive and original slideshows, in which he expertly selected and grouped images together that communicated information in an aesthetic, direct, and accessible way, this book strives to visually celebrate the Eameses life and work by taking the viewer through a delightful journey focusing on their "beautiful details."
essays and quotes by the Eames family: Charles+Ray Eames, Lucia Eames, Carla Hartman, Byron Atwood, Lucia Dewey Atwood, Eames Demetrios, Lisa Demetrios edited by Gloria Fowler and Steve Crist
Hardcover with Slipcase | 11.8 x 8.4 inches | 408 pages
Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects… the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” Charles Eames’ quote opens this purely visual book in which the designer is a key link between the images.
Vitra’s Everything is Connectedthoughtfully compiles photographs conveying the essence of connectivity. The Swiss interior design company’s book echoes the game when, as a child, we learned to be visual detectives by looking for hidden objects in puzzling images. Here, the hidden object can be a color, a shape, or a motif. Patterns travel effortlessly through the twentieth century like a time machine, yet instead of limiting itself to a linear approach, Everything is Connected shows the evolution of a piece of furniture such as the iconic Eames Lounge Chair through situational sequences. Ads, snapshots, portraits, and sketches demonstrate the prevalence of such objects with elegance, subtle wit, and sometimes blatant humor.