Asian design projects – Part 2

Kudamemo Fruit-shaped Notepads

They look really cool. In an attempt to introduce a product that can brighten up the day of the average office worker, Japanese design studio D-Bros came up with these great sticky note pads. They even come with their own fruit netting. I like them because firstly they are really useful. They then took the practicality of the object and coupled it with a clever aesthetic. D-Bros mainly focus on items to do with graphic design but also produce stationary but also design and produce glasses, cup and saucers, vases, clocks and fabric.

 

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Chocolate pencils by Nendo

Nendo are a graphic and product deisgn firm based in Tokyo. They also have an office in Milan, Italy. The pencils where designed  in a collaboration with patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu. The idea was that each of his desserts is a one off, work of art. To create a work of art you need tools. This is where the pencils were designed. They come in varying blends and intensities of cocoa. Again, i really like the practicality of this product. I also like the fact that with the pencil that it is modelled on, the shavings would normally be the useless, discarded artifact. With the chocolate pencils, it’s the opposite!

http://www.nendo.jp/en/works/chocolate-pencils-2/

 

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