‘FIKA’ by Marie-Louise Gustafsson

FIKA | Marie-Louise Gustafsson

‘Designed to enable a free choice of length of the bench. The leg pieces can be added as required according to the length of the bench, with or without a tray.’

Material: Cast iron with a solid wood seat.

For more visit: www.marielouise.se.

Cardboard Laptop Cradle by Eric Stif

Cardboard Laptop Cradle | Eric Stif

The ‘Cardboard Laptop Cradle’ is a simple, eco-friendly and useful idea created by Eric Stiff. It’sGreenDesign adapted it to use the left over wine boxes from Gottino. Drusian’s Prosecco box is a perfect fit- with an attractive design, in black and white. Come into Gottino for a glass of our Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, ask for a wine box and do it yourself.

Via: www.ilovegottino.com.

children’s book illustrator Isabelle Arsenault

Isabelle Arsenault studied graphic design before plunging herself into the world of illustration. She contributes to magazines and newspapers across the US and Canada, and has been the recipient of major illustration awards such as the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards for illustration, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, and the National Magazine Awards of Canada. ‘Le Coeur de Monsieur Gauguin’, the original french version of ‘Mr. Gaugin’s heart’ is her first book.

Isabelle Arsenault often uses a unique color palette with soft and earth-toned colors for her expressive figures and poses.

‘Walls’ notebook by Quirk Books

Walls Notebook is a notebook / sketchbook with 80 “clean” New York City walls as your blank slate. Write, draw, paste, or doodle on these interesting and inspirational backdrops.
You’ll be one step closer to being the graffiti artist you’ve always wanted to be . . . minus the jail time.’

Publisher: Quirk Books (March 4, 2009)
ISBN-10: 159474324X
ISBN-13: 978-1594743245

Price: $16.95

‘Swell Vases’ by Anika Engelbrecht

German designer Anika Engelbrecht combines simple ceramic vessels with colorful balloons to create the ‘Swell Vases’. The series is comprised of five different vase forms each perforated and designed with lots of negative space. By adding a series of colorful rubber balloons, each vase is able to hold water and flowers. The weight of the water fills the balloons and forces them out of the perforations in the vases. The result is white vases bulging with red, green and blue. The balloons can be rotated between the vases to create hundreds of different combinations.