Dario always buy apartamento, which is great for me! Apartamento is a dream interior magazine, no flashy stuff all down to earth and really nice! The current issue features a great interview with Enzo Mari, a nice tale of plants, a colouring in bit and lots of other stuff!
Learn more here



Iaspis presents a new publication on graphic design. Conversations with Kajsa Ståhl, Maki Suzuki (Åbäke) and HC Ericson; James Goggin (Practise) and Mia Frostner, Robert Sollis, Paul Tisdell and Rasmus Troelsen (Europa); Will Holder and Samuel Nyholm plus Nille Svensson (Sweden Graphics) and Marieke Stolk, Danny van den Dungen and Erwin Brinkers (Experimental Jetset). In other articles and interviews: Vinca Kruk, Daniel van der Velden and Gon Zifroni (Metahaven); David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey (Dexter Sinister); Emily Pethick, Ramia Mazé, Zak Kyes and Mark Owens.

Editors: Magnus Ericson, Zak Kyes, Martin Frostner, Sara Teleman and Jonas Williamsson.

Book release and public talk tonight at:

the Architectural Association, London
9 December 2009, 6.30pm, AA Lecture Hall
Keith Schofield

The new video for Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck's duet "Heaven can wait", directed by Keith Shofield who made it using inspiration from images he has found on the world wide web for all video treatments he has worked on, is quite an amazing video! Thanks George.
Watch it here.


The only reason for time is so that
everything doesn't happens at once

– A.E


The Form of the Book Book
Occasional Papers

Come to the launch of The Form of the Book Book, an interesting collection of essays on book design by Catherine de Smet, James Goggin, Jenny Eneqvist, Roland Früh & Corina Neuenschwander, Richard Hollis, Chrissie Charlton, Armand Mevis and me.
Edited by Sara de Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge.

The celebration of the launch will take place on:

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Artwords Bookshop
20–22 Broadway Market
London E8 4QJ



Ideal x-mas present...

Muji in Japan will start selling this hole puncher which match up with the four stubs on LEGO bricks, this way you can expand the horizon of you LEGO creations - oh what fun we'll have!
from Muji Japan






If life was like this....

Ed Ruscha



fifty years


Discussion Week

Questioning design competitions I got to write a piece for It's Nice That's weekly discussions on the blog. Have a read and discuss here!

Jerome Rigaud's experiemental online magazine with a vast variety of topics from biology to graphic design to ecology to business, and around again feeding you another load of art, computing and science. Time well spent, at least for sourceful information and knowledge worth knowing. Have a red here


Emma draws

We have just finished illustrator Emma Löfström's website, she has a quite explicit mind and a broken line - I like it alot. Have a look here



But somehow I get warm and fuzzy inside because Robin Kinross knows a thing a two when he says: "One might remark also that a book open on a table – while the reader holds a cup of tea in both hands (for warmth and comfort), or sews a button on a shirt, or carries a young child – is no more than a mark of decent civilization". Read the full article about books that lies open, and save the list of, non-British for some obscure reason we can only speculate about, binders who knows how to do a good job finishing of that book, here.



Fabien Cappello is a designer working mainly with furniture, products, cities, factories, systems, key cutters, locality, christmas trees, collaborators and friends.
Just finished his super super simple site, have a look here




Gerhard Richter

I need to buy Gerhard Richter's book with his painted photographs and find out what German printer printed it - it is an absolutely amazingly beautiful book. Only quality like that can reproduce these incredible images. mmmmmmmm beautiful!


Ben Pearce has a nice collection...

Argh could spent ages on Ben Pearces collection of found images on his flickr, kill time with Ben here


To be a man, a...

Fantastic Man has updated their web site, it is utterly simplistic and very very nice! Sometimes I wish I was a man...

See it here


Enzo Mari!

Friday the 3rd of Oct 2009 6.30pm at AA, Bedford Square, London

Be there! For what? For: Enzo Mari talk and the opening of Auto-progettazione Revisited exhibition with contributors Clemence Seilles, Travis Broussard, Ryan Gander, Martino Gamper, Graham Hudson, Phyllida Barlow, Keung Caputo, Lucas Maassen, Joe Pipal.


50 Hands a Household Orchestra at DesignMade this Tuesday

We're part of the "My Perfect Neighbours" the Korean Design Council exhibition during Design Week. The show opens this Tuesday, where we'll be holding a 50 Hands Orchestra workshop - come and join us!

22 September 2009
Korean Cultural Centre UK
Ground Floor, Grand Building
1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW


Unter dem Motto - Self-publishing Fair

I wish I was in Berlin on the 5th of September, then I would go to Unter dem Motto a one day self-publishing book fair!

Look out for stuff from the very wonderful Rollo Press operated by Urs Lehni.

Find the fair here:
Motto Bookstore &
Chert Gallery
Skalitzer Straße 68
10997 Berlin
Underground U1
Schlesisches Tor

5th Spetember 2009
12 am — 12 pm

Typographica at Kemistry Gallery

Go have a look at the legendary graphic design journal Typographica, which ran from 1949 to 1967, founded by Herbert Spencer at the next exhibition at Kemistry Gallery. Large scale spreads detailing the journal's content and a full set of the journals will be on display.

The show will run from 11th September - 31st October 2009.


Back to work...


I want to bike to Richmond park again!

Go and see more of Dario's photos and thoughts on his blog.


Animal Kingdom Love

Summer of Love by Saiman Chow


Hopefully a joke!?!

following up on "America's next top..." reality series Graphic Design will be up for grabs...
Is this for real???
Applaud Yourself

Sometimes you just need some appreciation, buy your own applaud machine from Laikingland designed by Martin Smith


No no - no no no no - there's no limit

CDEFGABC from lernert Engelberts on Vimeo.


Lego History

Mike Balakov loves Lego, and it looks like Lego's advertisement company Blattner Brunner also likes what he does...

For Lego's 50th birthday campaign they made this print campaign: