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Entries from the Design Blog in the new zealand category.

  • The Pil pendant lamp was dreamed up by New Zealand-based product-design studio Designtree. It's an object that is both functionally and visually beautiful. They reference the pill shape and form, but the lights feel warm and modern instead of edgy and alternative.

    The lights are crafted with hand-turned logs from the Southland forests of New Zealand, and artisan blown glass forms the LED-lit dome, marrying "old-school craftsmanship with cutting-edge ... lighting technology to produce a beautifully rich sculptural piece."

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    by Jessica Patterson
    March 11, 2012
  • Design, photography, diana

    The Diana World Tour celebrates the tactile art of the plastic snap-and-shoot Diana Camera. During production in the 1960s the cheap ($1) camera flopped and was discontinued in the 70s. But like everything hip-before-its-day, the Diana experienced a resurgence of popularity for it soft, bright and colorful images.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    February 9, 2011
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