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Leica T

Leica T

Leica T

The Leica T is a new mirror-less cam­era sys­tem which fea­tures a super min­i­mal design, and a body made com­pletely out of a sin­gle block of alu­minum. Aes­thet­i­cally, it’s beau­ti­ful. There are only a few but­tons on the top, and the every­thing else is han­dled through the touch­screen on the back.

The level of engi­neer­ing and crafts­man­ship that goes into mak­ing a Leica T is impres­sive as expected. The way the strap con­nects to the cam­era seems bril­liant, and the body is pol­ished by hand for 45 min­utes. The video above shows the entire 45 minute pol­ish­ing process.

A lot of prod­ucts today don’t offer this kind of crafts­man­ship. Good to see some com­pa­nies that still care.

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Naoto Fukasawa: Hiroshima Chair

Here’s a great video of Naoto Fuka­sawa speak­ing about the ele­gant Hiroshima chair that he designed for Maruni. The video also gives a glimpse into the crafts­man­ship that goes into mak­ing the chair.

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Network Osaka

Network Osaka

Derek Kim AKA Net­work Osaka recently launched a new site with a some great new work. I’m a big fan.

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AG Fronzoni

AG Fronzoni

AG Fronzoni

The unof­fi­cial site of Ital­ian designer and archi­tect, AG Fron­zoni, recently launched. A lot of great con­tent on here includ­ing his work, arti­cles, phi­los­o­phy and quotes.

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Why do we assume that sim­ple is good? Because with phys­i­cal prod­ucts, we have to feel we can dom­i­nate them. As you bring order to com­plex­ity, you find a way to make the prod­uct defer to you. Sim­plic­ity isn’t just a visual style. It’s not just min­i­mal­ism or the absence of clut­ter. It involves dig­ging through the depth of the com­plex­ity. To be truly sim­ple, you have to go really deep. For exam­ple, to have no screws on some­thing, you can end up hav­ing a prod­uct that is so con­vo­luted and so com­plex. The bet­ter way is to go deeper with the sim­plic­ity, to under­stand every­thing about it and how it’s man­u­fac­tured. You have to deeply under­stand the essence of a prod­uct in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential.

– Jonathan Ive
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Oscar Niemeyer

Marcel Gautherot

Marcel Gautherot

Marcel Gautherot

Oscar Niemeyer was a Brazil­ian mod­ernist archi­tect known for his design of Brasília, and his work on the United Nations build­ing in NYC. His design for Brasília is always an inspi­ra­tion for me. The way he worked with the lines and space really make it a beau­ti­ful and func­tional construction.

These won­der­ful pho­tos taken by Mar­cel Gau­therot bring out the beauty in the archi­tec­ture. You can see more of them, and read more about Brasília, in this arti­cle.

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Flatmade

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chicago has a great lake

chicago the town that van der rohe built

Flatmade’s story begins with a poster was cre­ated by John Massey for Con­tainer Cor­po­ra­tion of Amer­ica titled “chicago has a great lake”. They fell in love with the poster, and con­tacted Mr. Massey to print a new edi­tion of it, and he agreed. They now are pro­duc­ing other clas­sic mas­ter­pieces, which you can pur­chase directly from them. I’ll take one of each, please.

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Olivetti Poster

Olivetti Poster

Beau­ti­fully per­fect poster designed by Ernst Hie­s­tand 1961.

Via Iain Claridge

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BMW Concept 90

BMW Concept 90

BMW Concept 90

BMW Concept 90

To cel­e­bra­tion 90 years of BMW Motor­rad along with 40 years of the iconic R90S design, BMW teamed up with Roland Sands Design to cre­ate the Con­cept 90. It’s a mod­ern take on a clas­sic motor­cy­cle, and it’s extremely well done. It mixes a time­less cafe racer style, with mod­ern tech­nol­ogy to cre­ate the per­fect motor­cy­cle. I’m hop­ing that BMW pro­duces it because I would get one right now.

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Braun ET66 Calculator

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Braun has announced that it will reis­sue the iconic ET66 Cal­cu­la­tor. It will be based on the clas­sic 1987 design by Diet­rich Lubs and Dieter Rams, that inspired the iPhone cal­cu­la­tor app. It will be avail­able dur­ing the sum­mer, and you can bet that we will be stock­ing it at Vet­ted. Stay tuned.

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Min­i­mal­ism is about cre­at­ing com­plete har­mony and not about mak­ing simple.

– Naoto Fukasawa

Mirsad Ademaj

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Some tight work by Mir­sad Ade­maj.