Kicking off the rapidly-approaching New York season which sees me jetting off to join this year’s BlogTourNYC, is a blog post on Areaware. It seems serendipitous that I came across a very satisfying tape dispenser in the Barbican’s shop (as part of the The Bride and the Bachelors exhibition) which happens to have made its way across the seas from the city I’m going to next Tuesday, to find a new home on our little island. With a polished grey concrete base and a wooden reel to hold the tape, this nice piece of office desk-ware really puts its cousins to shame, in all of their plastic-nastiness. Its charm led me to venture a gandering at Areaware’s other products, and disappointed I wasn’t. A nicely curated website with lots of collaborations with excellent product designers. Here are my top 7 products.
1. Concrete Desk Set, Designer: Magnus Pettersen, $60, 2.) C’Mere Hand Hook, Designer Harry Allen, material: Resin and Marble, $65, 3.) Cargo Container, Designer: Daniel Ballou, material: Ceramic, $30, 4.) Brush Vase, Designer: Harry Allen, material: Resin and Marble, $110, 5.) Little Distortion #2, Designer: Paul Loebach, material: Resin and Marble, $18, 6.) Dinner Plates Set of 4, Designer: Jason Miller, material: Porcelain, $130, 7.) Star Spangled Spatula, Designer: Jacob Riley-Wasserman, material: Nylon Resin, $12