Espresso Solo

Israeli designer Shmuel Linski created a conceptual project called Espresso Solo, the conceptual product features metal working parts and a concrete case.
The espresso machine makes only espresso: short and long. The design process begun in choosing the material: I choose concrete. I had a vision: concrete in the kitchen, not only as a wall or decorative part, I wanted it to be a desirable consumer product. The contrast between the roughness, massiveness and hardness of the concrete and the fine metal parts, which are dealing with the coffee preparation process, was very challenging and interesting for me.
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Peter Shire – CUP

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Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by James Lucchesi
Lora Schlesinger Gallery presents Peter Shire’s Cups, 1974 – 2012 featuring a body of work focused on more than 30 years of ceramic cups, that have never before been exhibited. The show is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. It opens Saturday, April 21 from 5 – 7 pm and is on view through June 9, 2012.

Peter Shire is recognized for being an innovative and unclassifiable artist. Since the 1970’s Peter Shire has been at an intersection where craft, fine art, architectural and industrial design collide. He is not a “traditional” ceramist and his ceramics push the boundaries and preconceived notions of clay. For nearly four decades Peter Shire has made a collection of teapots, cups and other functional items typically found in domestic settings with atypical designs. The works have challenged ideas of form versus function, and have become sculptural objects occupying domestic settings.

source:Hungeree

A drink of creativity ” Stranger & Stranger Christmas Absinthe “

Stranger & Stranger changed the design of their bottle of absinthe. Remember, this is the bitter wormwood drink, a fortress which usually amounts to 60-74%. Absinthe is most often has an emerald-green color, but can also be transparent, yellow, brown, red and black. The green color due to chlorophyll. As he fades when exposed to light, absinthe is poured into a bottle of dark-green glass. Because of its color absinthe was nicknamed the “Green Fairy”. When a man says he loves vodka, alcoholic considered to begin when a man says he loves absinthe – to begin to be considered creative.
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source:Thedeiline