airplanter

Computationally designed and 3D printed homes for your airplants. 

by XU Cheng



2016

huan


Hand tufted tapestry by a monther daughter duo.

by 緩 | huǎn

︎



01–10–2023

Pili Bundle Bags

The concept behind the "Pili包袱皮" series draws from the nostalgia of childhood. Do you recall the anticipation and excitement when your grandmother arrived from afar with a cloth bundle? These bundles often contained candies and handmade trinkets, bringing joy to the hearts of children. "Pili包袱皮" also has roots in ancient China's daily life: it served as a means for merchants to carry goods through the bustling
streets, for wanderers to pack their belongings as they roamed, and for travelers to transport their essentials.

The fusion of cherished memories and environmental concerns gave rise to the "Pili包袱皮." Throughout history, the word "包 pack”in the Chinese context has been both a noun and a verb. It represents a bag and symbolizes a process. The "Pili包袱皮" series seeks to uphold and continue Eastern culture, refining its
patterns and packaging for modern life and everyday use, rejuvenating this unique concept of Easter aesthetics in contemporary surroundings.

by I-︎K-WHERE, a San Francisco Bay area based studio that is dedicated to exploring the delicate relationship between mind, body, and the external environment. They take delight in transforming everyday items into playful and practical design objects that re-enter the realm of the “daily life.”

I-OK-WHERE 设计工作室成立于旧金山湾区,致力于研究身心与外在环境的微妙关系,且对于日常物品改造
后再次进入“日常”的游戏乐此不疲,出品诙谐实用的设计物品。
“Pili包袱皮”系列的概念:“儿时,当外婆从远方来访,带着这样一个布包袱,我们是不是充满了紧张和期待呢?包袱打开后往往是糖果、手工制作的缤纷小玩意,一帮孩童欢呼雀跃。”包袱皮也是中国古代的日常用品:商贩走街串巷承装货物,侠客行走江湖包裹家当,旅人游山玩水携带衣物。美好的忆忆和环保议题,促成了包袱皮的诞生。
自古以来,"包",在中国的语境中,既是名词亦是动词。它代表了一个袋子,也象征着一个过程。"Pili包袱皮" 列的概念旨在传承和延续东方文化,其图案和包装方式经过改进,更适合现代生活和日常使用。使这种独特东方美学概念在现代环境中焕发新生。




   

Kau Kong Chopper 

九江刀 | Kau Kong Chopper can be found in every butcher shop in Hong Kong. Its weight distrubition is designed specifically for chopping chicken bones. 

These chopper mirrors are made of acrylic. Sharp in the look not in the blade. 

by 成记刀庄 | singkei 


2023

Senser

Woodwork inspired by nature, crafted by hand.

Born to a woodworking family in China, 乾 |Qian studied art in San Francisco before going home to apprentice the craft of budha statue carving from his dad.  

by qian from 山舍 | senser ︎︎︎


Lotus Trivet | 荷花壶承



The lotus flower has always been a favorite subject in Chinese traditional wood carving, carrying a multitude of auspicious blessings and meanings. The designer has captured the captivating features of the lotus shape, applying traditional carving techniques to it and presenting a hint of modern visual aesthetics, vibrant and free.

The entire work is primarily completed using carving knives. Beginning with the roughing knife, moving from large to small, the round-mouth, flat-mouth, and sharpening knives are used in turn. Then, a variety of sizes and styles of finishing knives are combined to complete a piece. The carving skills required during the production process are high, and only skilled craftsmen can complete it.




Falling Leaves | 秋葉