Monthly Archives: May 2013

Razy2’s Tab Table

Design group Razy2 (Paulina and Jacek Ryń)’s Tab table, features sliding panels on top that hide storage containers under the top.

I’ve become curious about desk and table tops that appear seamless, yet conceal storage and ports. it’s an interesting idea. If I was to do this, I’d hold the panels in place with rare earth magnets, but main problem is that if you put the panel in the middle of the top, then you have to have a way to pull the lid  off, which means either a handle, or a scoop to lift it out. Placing the lids around the edge allows the lids to be lifted off (assuming the lid overlaps the edge) eleminates this problem.

Of course, placing the storage along the side in little concealable drawers is also a solution.

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Tumblr Revisited

I find it hard to use tumblr with a blog. Sure tumblr is a great way to find random pics (as I said back in September), but the lack of context is driving me insane. Also every time something is rebloged on tumblr, all the existing tags are lost, thus either encouraging less context or encouraging posts to be recontextualized. (Ha!) I feel compelled to track down the sources to the pictures, to tag them correctly with who drew what, who built that, sometimes even comment on them. However, you it seem very difficult to combine separate posts posts together into a single worthwhile post.

Then again, maybe that’s not the point. Tumblr is for random stuff. It’s for short comments if any. Blogs are for “big” things (where “big” is defined as anything over 120 characters.) Maybe I should just start collecting tumblr stuff together and reblog it here in the vein of Dark Roasted Blend.

Partridge Family 2200 AD

Just when I thought 70s Hanna-Barbera couldn’t get more derivative, they came out with an animated spinoff of a crappy tv show with the entire style recycled from their crappy retread of a crappy animated knock off of a successful tv show.

Of course something as synergistic as the Partridge Family 2200 AD doesn’t come from just one boardroom. The story is that Hanna-Barbera was developing a spin-off of The Jetsons where Elroy would be a teenager, and I guess Judy would be a sorority girl at Universe University or some such nonsense. Anyway, when HB was shopping this idea to CBS, the CBS execu-bots, said they’d take it, but only if they added more Danny Bonaduce. So a few superficial changes later, and whoala!

I stand by my long held belief that the 1970s was the worst cultural decade in American history.

via superpunch2

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Brush Factory Kitchen Island

I have to say, I do not like this custom kitchen island/work table from Brush Factory. Made from Birch, Maple and Black Walnut, the contrasting colors between the legs and the upper part are interesting, but at the same time feels a bit haphazard. Coupled with the square boxes of exposed plywood, the whole thing feels a bit amateurish. Like Etsy amateurish. The single contrasting drawer is really the final nail in Etsy vibe.

Put a bird on it, and it’s done.

Gradient Shelf

Designed by The Brush Factory in Cincinnati, the Gradient Shelf for Brighton Exchange, is a 24 inches x 12 inches x 3 inches shelf made of American Black Walnut and Baltic Birch plywood. The sides are stained dark, but what really sets this shelf apart (and not so coincidently gives it its name) is the hand split-fountain screen printed color.

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