Posts tagged “style

DORODESIGN likes: Irrational Matter


Shopaholics have so much in common with surrealist artists. Both of them are obsessed with a very random selection of beautiful things. Irrational choice brings beauty to life. Here are some items we have found for your shopping pleasure, enjoy!

|Charlotte Olympia Clutch |


| Marni Handbag |


| Urban Outfitters Hat |


| Nixon Watch |

via Trendland


DORODESIGN likes: Retro-futuristic Lowrider

Steam-O is a modern cruiser that takes inspiration from the iconic steam locomotives of the past, applying the signature aerodynamic shape to its stark frame. In classic 1930s style, the bike sports a leather seat with spring suspension, an oversized headlight with chrome and bronze polish, and choo-choo style rims. The main feature, however, is a pushrod drivetrain like that of locomotives from the time. This unique power system and distinct attention to detail set it apart from other cruisers new and old.

Pedaling torque is transmitted by bearing on shaft and coupling rods. Coupling rods move in a vertical motion as well as horizontally as the crank-arm rotates. The same shaft at the rear wheel receives the torque ration 1:1. To gain a useful travel speed it needs a small gearbox (about 1:6 ratio depending on the crank arm length and rear wheel size).

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Design: János Insperger

via YankoDesign

DORODESIGN likes: Koo Koo Letterbox by Playso Australia


The era of romantic letter mail is all but over, yet all of us still need a letterbox, a mail box, a mail slot… a something where our daily hard- copy mail, and even an occasional long-distance post card from our globe-trotting friends, can be delivered.


But what if we don’t want just “something”? What if we want a stylish, cool, fun, “look-at-me!” mail box that matches our stylistic tastes? Try to find a mail box that is anything other than supremely ugly and you will come up with nothing.


The concept of Koo Koo was developed by Bill Playso who saw the glaring need for a stylish and cool letterbox. he invited industrial designer Justin Hutchinson to help bring the concept to life. the result of Koo Koo letterbox by Playso. Designed and manufactured in Melbourne, Australia


Koo Koo is a stylized bird-shaped letterbox that does not take itself too seriously, yet it has serious curb appeal. It is a conversation piece outdoors and in. Expect to see Koo Koo indoors as often as outdoors. Maybe for internal mail in the office? A suggestion box for your customers? And even the box in which Koo Koo is shipped and displayed is a designer creation in itself. Expect the shipping box to live a long life as well, as a storage box that does not have to hide.


Great design moves people, conveys feelings, evokes a reaction, triggers memories, delights, goes against convention, breaks new ground and surprises in a positive sense.


Packaging designed by Fernando Volken Togni.

Zinc powder-coated metal body, compact laminate magnetic side panels.


via The Cool Hunter

DORODESIGN LIKES: Ciclotte, ride on design


Ciclotte is the innovative exercise bike, designed and made in Italy, which combines ideas, form and technology, reinterpreting the traditional aesthetic and functionality of the bike. Ciclotte is made of excellent materials such as carbon, steel and fiberglass and is a first for the fitness world with unique technology to the solution of the epicyclic transmission system.


Designed by the young designer Luca Schieppati from Milan and produced by Lamiflex Group from Bergamo, Ciclotte breaks the mold of exercise equipment for design has always been linked exclusively to functional aspects, to address a target for advanced users, dynamic, fitness and aesthetic lovers.


The big wheel Ciclotte is at the heart of the project. A large circle reminiscent of vintage motorcycles at the end of 800, turned into an object of refined engineering, which will become a must in interior design and luxury in the world of fitness. Further distinctive features are characteristic of carbon handlebars, the soft keys to display inspired by the home automation and supporting the fins, with the peculiar curvature. From a technical standpoint, Ciclotte is designed to faithfully reproduce the dynamics and performance of cycling on the road, and is ideal for high-intensity aerobic workouts as spinning.


Ciclotte is the evolution of the project cycle, innovative prototype of a city one-wheel bike, after having participated in several international exhibitions is now part of the permanent collection at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.


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DORODESIGN LIKES: Bicycle culture and style – Velo 2nd Gear by Gestalten


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‘The Human bike’ by Jan Gunnewag (pp. 230-231)
image ©JGstudio


Across the globe, an omnipresent bike culture has emerged over the past years, with cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen having already pedalled this particular style of living into motion as early back as the 1970s. In recognizing this, Gestalten’s ‘Velo—2nd Gear’ (the follow-up to the first ‘Velo’ volume which looked more at the role of the bicycle in art), not only explores the function and practical purposes of using this mode of transportation, it also presents the social influences it has had on our contemporary lifestyles.

The book celebrates the diverse bicycle scenes present today and offers a showcase of some unique two-wheelers — from the old-fashioned city bicycle, to high-tech machines, fixies, beach cruisers, and those designed for more specific purposes such as mountain, cargo or touring bikes—discussing the associations made with those who ride them.

In addition, ‘Velo—2nd Gear’ documents the range of accessories which have been created in response to the prevalence of bike usage and introduces the various manufacturers, specialized boutiques and events which have transpired as a result, detailing how each particular ‘bike scene’ has cultivated its own distinct codes through the choice of particular apparel (jerseys, caps, bags etc.). Also noting specific events and key establishments related to biking on both a leisurely as well as professional level, ‘Velo—2nd Gear’ looks to why more and more individuals have turned to bicycles to get around, and how they have come to be an expression of one’s identity.



‘The Human bike’ by Jan Gunnewag (pp. 230-231)
image ©JGstudio


‘The wooden 2-track’  by True Unique (pp. 96-97)
from Velo—2nd Gear, copyright Gestalten 2013

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from Velo—2nd Gear, copyright Gestalten 2013


‘Cargo bike’ by Eliancycles (pp.128-129)
from Velo—2nd Gear, copyright Gestalten 2013



‘DL121’ by Peugeot Design Lab (pp. 120)
from Velo—2nd Gear, copyright Gestalten 2013


‘Onyx’ by Peugeot Design Lab (pp. 120)
from Velo—2nd Gear, copyright Gestalten 2013


‘The Circular bike’ by Robert Weschler (pp. 158)
image © Robert Weshler
from Velo—2nd Gear, copyright Gestalten 2013


Customized brooks saddles(pp. 28-29)
from Velo—2nd Gear, copyright Gestalten 2013


‘La Malle bicyclette’ by Moynat (pp. 50)
from Velo—2nd Gear, copyright Gestalten 2013


Velo—2nd Gear: bicycle culture and style
editors: Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten
format: 24 x 28 cm
features: 256 pages, full color, hardcover
language: English


via designboom

DORODESIGN LIKES: World Map in a Tetris Style Art Print


Creative “World Map in a Tetris Style Art Print” by english-based artist Stephen Gowland.


“This is my design of the world inspired by the all-time classic game of Tetris. Creating this image was like playing the game – having to rotate and move the pieces in order to get them to fit in to the shape of the world. ”


“This design is printed on 170gsm semi-matte paper using Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. (According to data from Epson – “Epson UltraChrome K3 ink has improved print permanence characteristics that provide lightfastness ratings of up to 108 years for color and over 200 years for black and white”).”

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A World Map in a Tetris Style Art Print
Size: A3 – 420mm x 297mm (16in x 12in). All sizes are approx.
All designs, images and prints are copyrighted by S Gowland/Kiaco Ltd 2013

DORODESIGN video intervista con LA STAMPA

FUORISALONE 2013:  DOROLIFESTYLE A R I A by DORODESIGN esposta al Superstudiopiù in via Tortona.

Buona visione!




DORODESIGN is @ SUPERSTUDIO // DISCOVERING , other talents, other worlds, other ideas”, Via Tortona 27 Milano 9 to 14 April!

SAVE THE DATE: DORODESIGN vi invita dal 9 al 14 Aprile al Temporary Museum for New Design – DISCOVERING 2013


Save the date: dal 9 al 14 Aprile 2013 



 dal 9 al 13 Aprile 2013, ore 10.00 – 23.00

 14 Aprile 2013, ore 10.00 – 18.30

 sede: SuperstudioPiù, via Tortona 27, 20144 Milano


In occasione del Salone del Mobile 2013 lo studio DORODESIGN, fondato nel 2009 dai designers torinesi Dario Olivero, classe 1984, e Stefano Ollino, classe 1986, presenta il proprio brand di arredamento DOROLIFESTYLE.

Parlano di ricerca all’avanguardia stile, senza rinunciare a comodità e semplicità i prodotti della collezione A R I A.

Seconda collezione del brand, viene esposta negli spazi di SuperstudioPiù in modo rigoroso, esaltando l’ordine e l’uso del ferro come materiale da cui creare prodotti legati alla contemporaneità.

Per informazioni:


Eleonora Sangalli

T. 3343500901


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DORODESIGN has designed a collection of 5 bathroom cabinets with a very stong personality. Thanks to the longlasting partnership with Solex, DORODESIGN is part of the launch of SOLUX, bath&kitchen furniture brand for which continue to design both products and interiors. Because of the thight partneship the team is often in China, designing and developing new projetcs.

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