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Tidy Up Your Life / Definitely No Robots

Two stunningly beautiful films from Vitsœ. Watch them now, and prepare to start lusting after shelves.

Tidy Up Your Life

Definitely No Robots

Bell & Ross Time Instruments

(Top) BR 01 92 Turn Coordinator

(Centre) BR 01 92 Radar

(Above) BR 01 92 Horizon

I’m not usually much of a ‘watch person’, but these outrageously nice Aviation watches from French brand Bell & Ross are just stunning.

At around £4,000 a go, I’ll just add them to the ever-growing list of really nice stuff I’ll never own. Sigh.

Overdose Desk by Bram Boo

Overdose Desk / Bram Boo, 2012

Very nice work from Belgian designer Bram Boo.

Teenage Engineering OP–1

OP–1 / Teenage Engineering, 2011

I’m currently obsessing over this synthesiser by Swedish company Teenage Engineering. I mean, just look at it. A gorgeous piece of industrial design.

We’ve been lucky enough to have one knocking about in the office recently, and I can report – even as someone who has zero experience of synths – it’s a joy to use; the UI is staggeringly cool.

Buy it here.

Jakob Jensen

Beolit 400 Radio, ’71 + Beogram 4002 Turntable, ’74 / Jakob Jensen

Beautiful audio and hi-fi designs by Danish designer Jacob Jensen, for Bang & Olufsen. All are part of the MoMa collection.

Seen on ISO50.

Midcentury Modern at Lords

Midcentury Modern / Sunday 15 May, Lords Cricket Ground

Coming up this Sunday, gonna be good.

Wonderwall

LIM furniture design / Mackintosh store, London

Great portfolio of interior architecture & furniture design from Wonderwall, the Japanese studio of Masamichi Katayama.

Vitsoe — 60s 606 is 50

Vitsoe 606 shelving system

At the weekend I visited Vitsoe’s flagship store on Duke Street where they’ve been celebrating 50 years of the classic 606 shelving system by Dieter Rams.

On display were some rarely-seen examples of original Vitsoe shelving, such as the 1966 piece, above, and 1968 piece, below. A few vintage Rams-designed Braun products made their way in to the show as well, along with many examples of how the current system works today.

The fact that these 50-year-old pieces of furniture can be integrated into the current system with no modification whatsoever is a true testament to the genius of Rams’ design.

Light Blubs

Light Blubs / Pieke Bergmans, 2008

A real classic ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ project. Beautiful.

Featured on It’s Nice That today.

Desk Phone Dock

Desk Phone Dock / Key Utility, 2010

Yes please! It looks like the days of the landline phone are finally numbered.

In other phone-related news, Apple previewed iPhone OS 4.0 yesterday and it’s making me wish summer would come even sooner. Multitasking at last! And about a million other awesome things. God I can’t wait to get a new iPhone.