Monthly Archives: May 2012

Meet Joe Paine

Image courtesy of Joe Paine

If you follow SA design Joe’s work will be familiar to you, though the face/name behind his products might not be, so allow me to introduce Joe Paine.

Image courtesy of Joe Paine

You’ll probably have seen his Kreep Planter, a modular planting system that was voted ‘Best outdoor product of 2009 voted by EDIDA’, which I first discovered in VISI.

I’ve been jonzing for one for the better part of a year, so now with the landscaping revamp underway I’ve decided to invite Joe into our home with not one but 2 in a customer configuration he whipped together for us.

Image courtesy of Joe Paine

Not wanting to stop there we ordered a Trihard stool set that is part bench, brolly holder and planter, or as we like to call it a bellyanter.

And since things always work better in three we ordered a fold feeder, which as Joe describes is

Inspired by paper origami birds, the fold feeder subtly resembles a perched Giant Eagle Owl. Bent from one sheet of special Origami steel, its construction is a bending break operator’s worst nightmare.

So there you have it, you now know Joe, Joe knows us and we are all one step closer to knowing Kevin Bacon.

The Eames case study house #8

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Ray & Charles Eames really couldn’t be pigeon holed into a single design stream. They were architects, furniture and even toy makers.

Their case study house #8 is yet another marvel and is my inspiration for designing Nathan’s play house. Why build any old play house when you can look to the Eames for inspiration? Sadly I doubt I’m going to be able to complete it in two short days!

Take a peek as Ice Cube celebrates the Eames as part of the Pacific Standard Time exhibition.