LA-based designer Alex Brokamp is inspired by the Maya Angelou quote “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” When designing new pieces, his goal is to instill a meaningful connection between object and consumer that searches for a balance between physical and emotional attraction to an object.
Installation View at ICFF 2019
Brokamp’s commitment to combining technology, spatial awareness, and innovation has been a common theme throughout his work. The Collate Table Collection is no exception. The coffee and side tables in this collection are made using cutting-edge fabrication techniques and are inspired by process art; so the pieces celebrate the manner in which something is made being equally important as the outcome.
The Collate Tables are crafted from aluminum plates that have patterns cut into them using CNC (computer numerical control) toolpaths. The cellular shape of the tabletop allows thetoolpaths to create a playful pattern on the surface. This millwork not only gives insights into the high-tech fabrication process, but also creates an interesting dialogue and engaging experience for anyone looking at and walking around them.
The table treats the aluminum plate as the canvas and the toolpaths act as the brushstrokes. The finish on these aluminum tables can be anodized in several different color options as well.
Photographed in May 2019 at the ICFF at Javits Center, NYC.
Holy Cow! I can’t even standhow much I love this collection of vintage Pink Pyrex kitchenware. To own something this grand and this pink would be my kitchen fantasy. But first, I would need a bigger kitchen in which to store, display, and fully worship it.
Thanks to Paula Erickson and Gail Rodgers for The Tip!
Fragrance to-go is a hot item for the holidays and Avon has the right idea with this collection of three different rock star perfumes designed by Black Eyed Peas singer and fashion icon, Fergie. Carry one or all three of these appealing scents in your pocketbook and be ready for any festive occasion! This fun stocking stuffer gift of three mini roll on fragrances and a cool silver key chain cap sells for just $16.50 at This Link.
Given a choice, I’ll always choose Coke over Pepsi, and I especially have a fondness for Coke collectibles and memorabilia, of which I have a tiny collection. So I was especially attracted to the website Cola Plaza, run by Xander – an avid collector of Coca-Cola cans, bottles and other Coke related memorabilia whose collection of over 8,000 different Coke cans is really quite impressive. Xander lives in the Netherlands and will gladly answer any question you have about soda can trivia if you email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being a rabid collector of vintage Halloween memorabilia, someone going by the pseudonym ofRip The Skull has accumulated what might be the largest group of Vintage Halloween Post Cards ever seen. There are literally over 1400 thumbnail images of these amazing cards cataloged on just one of his/her many Flickr.com pages. I can’t help but get a vicarious thrill from someone who has such a wild passion for collecting.
This one is just insane!
Sadly, there were no postcards with pictures of Satan on them, but this one (above) looked pretty close.