In collaboration with luxury car fragrance brand Charabanc, I designed a pomander for their first series of five fragrance-soaked ceramic pastilles.
The pomander has to fit seamlessly into the interior of luxurious cars. To follow the brand’s identity, not only the materials steel, leather and ceramic has been chosen, but also their traditional way of fabrication: Metal spun shells, wet moulded and embossed leather caps and hand cut straps build a solid, sustainable and unobtrusive product. Fabricated entirely in the United Kingdom.
Available at Harrods.com and Charabanc.com
Packaging and graphic by line_form_colour_design
Photos by Amy Shore
A 32 feet long Airstream caravan, built in 1956 was shipped from Louisiana (USA) to the UK. The client wanted to convert it into a special accommodation for artists who play at a music venue in central London.
Everything but the old aluminium skin was scrapped and redesigned, specified and hand made from scratch. The layout of the windows and door had to be respected and water tanks kept near the axis for a balanced load on the tow vehicle.
It features a seamless stainless steel kitchen counter and bathroom flooring as well as furniture in ash and walnut.
The walls are in anodised aluminium, insulated and riveted to the rib cage of the shell. Indirect light bounces off this walls and the decking floor.
Bicycle Lock LOC+
Protecting a bicycle against theft is a constant theme, and so are the lights for it. A dynamo causes too much friction and you always have to carry lights that are fitted on around in your bag even if you don't need them. If you did need them, you certainly wouldn't have them with you. If you forget and leave them on the bike they could be gone when you get back. Adrian Weidmann has found a solution to both problems. He combines lights and lock in his 'LOC+' system, where the U-lock consists a rear light in the U-part and a front light in it’s closing cross bar.
When riding, the large wide headlamp can be fitted into the handlebar. The rear light with U-part is fitted into two cones mounted to the back wheel’s hub. The U-part is large enough to fit on to various frames and wheels. It can also be moved to fit behind a luggage rack. The lights are fitted with LEDs and battery driven. The front light switches automatically on, when plugged on the holder at the handlebar, the back light has a switch. To lock up, the front light is detached from the holder on the handlebars and the rear light detached from the fitting points on the rear wheel and the two fitted together. The diameter of the U-part is sufficient to make it possible to attach the bike to a fixed object and thus make it impossible just to take it away.
Adrian Weidmann's 'LOC+' represents a security system that has been thoroughly thought through both technically and formally. The shackle lock protects, and can additionally be fastened to fixed objects. There are proper places for the light when riding or parking – so you always have it with you. It is ideas like this, and solutions to small problems like this anti-theft device, that make our everyday lives more comfortable and pleasant.
LOC+ was designed in 2006, won a Dyson Award, a scholarship in London and was nominated for the Design Preis Schweiz.