Fornasetti Makes Good Smelling Good Looking. Beautiful Ways To Scent Your Home.




With the latest of these ‘Collaborazioni,’ Barnaba Fornasetti has turned his attention towards the notion of home fragrance in combination with decorative objects. The core collection of Fornasetti Profumi per La Casa, celebrates the Fornasetti ceramic heritage in combination with both well-known and less familiar decorative images. Together they make up a desirable group of iconic objects and decorative pieces that are at once collectable and covetous.



The collection encompasses various home scenting devices from the ubiquitous scented candle and boxed incense sticks through to room sprays and ceramic globe diffusers (also referred to as 'Scent Spheres') for incense, perfumed oil or scented rocks. Each object has a clearly defined purpose and can be re-used, given an alternative use, or added to a Fornasetti collection.




To help realise this dream, Barnaba called upon the artistry of world-renowned master-perfumer Olivier Polge. Olivier is one of the leading stars of International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) and creator of classic new fragrances such as Flower Bomb by Victor & Rolf, Dior Homme, Balenciaga Paris and many others.



Fornasetti Profumi per La Casa is a constantly evolving range of decorative objects and limited editions and scents. Below are several examples from the collection:

Globe Diffusers/ Scent Spheres:



Room Sprays:


Incense Boxes and Incense:





Large Scented Candles:




Small Scented Candles (with lids):



Scented Rocks:


All ceramic pieces have been hand-crafted in Italy by Ceramiche Dal Prà and all incense products have been created by renowned Japanese manufacturer Nippon Kodo.

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These collections can also be found at fine department stores such as Barneys, Selfridges, Neiman Marcus and Amara.

Famous Movie Cars Get The Minimal Poster Treatment From Designer Jesús Prudencio.



above: Can you guess which movies the above vehicles came from? The answer to each is shown in this post

Thanks to Fubiz, I have been introduced to Jesús Prudencio, a graphic artist, web designer and illustrator from Badajoz, currently living in Seville, Spain. A fan of both films and cars, he took it upon himself to create these minimalist posters representing movies by the iconic vehicles within them.

Perrier By Warhol. New 2013 Andy Warhol Inspired Limited Edition Perrier Bottles.




In 1983, Andy Warhol produced more than 40 works of art inspired by Perrier. To celebrate these works, Perrier has collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to create Perrier by Warhol–a limited-edition series of Perrier packaging based on Warhol’s original works.



1983: Andy Warhol’s Perrier pieces are representative of the Pop Art movement and the artist’s fascination with depicting everyday consumer products in unconventional ways:






2013: Warhol’s original works have inspired the Perrier by Andy Warhol collection of limited-edition Perrier packaging:


above: The 750 ml bottles come with four different labels. But since there are various quotes available on the bottles, there are 28 different combinations, each with a unique quote and design (label) combination.


above: The 220 ml bottles come with four different labels. But since there are various quotes available on the bottles, there are 28 different combinations, each with a unique quote and design (label) combination.


above: Four versions of the .5 liter bottles are available


above: Four versions of the 1 liter bottles are available

Available now wherever Perrier is sold.

Uber Stylish Backgammon Set by Arik Ben Simhon and Ben Frankforter.




This lovely, easy-to-carry, modern backgammon set crafted of oak with wooden playing pieces comes in a self-contained case of either wood or a flocked finish.





Photos © Ori Ackerman

Price $440
Buy it here

The Timbre Speaker by Casey Lin




21 year old Casey Lin is working on her Bachelor of Design Innovation at the Victoria University of Wellington. With a Bachelor of Architectural Studies already under her belt, the New Zealand based Chinese designer is primarily focused on product design, with a special interest in furniture, jewellery, lighting and household electronics. One of her most recent projects is the Timbre Speaker, an unusual design I wanted to share with you.




Timbre Speaker trims the essence of a speaker down to the very bare minimum, allowing the inherent qualities of the materials to become the centerpiece of the design. All superfluous detail is stripped away, leaving only the necessary audio and power ports at the rear, and combined power and volume dial.



Wood and glass were selected for their favourable acoustic qualities which enhances the audio experience of the user. The Black American Walnut wood adds a warmth to the tone, while the addition of the glass vessels bring a more reverberant characteristic to the music.




Surface transducers are mounted on the interior of the wooden box, vibrating the surface and turning the box into a speaker. The glass vessels act as physical equalizers, where the vibrations transfer through the wood into the glass and changes the timbre of the sound. The wooden box can act as a standalone speaker, or alternatively, vessels of other material, size or shape can be placed on the speaker to change the sound according to the users taste.



Timbre Speaker has an elegant, yet playful feel to it, users are encouraged to experiment with different objects and placements to find the timbre they enjoy the most.


above: Designer Casey Lin
all images, video and description courtesy of Casey Lin.

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Gas Powered Ride-On Toys For Serious Car Enthusiasts and REALLY Lucky Children.






Pocket Classics of the UK lovingly creates a variety of miniature gas-powered custom classic cars for both children ages 10+ as well as adults. Each toy car is lovingly handmade, taking in excess of 450 hours to craft. They offer several models (Cobra, The California, DB5, XK120 and DS) or can build your personalized car to any specifications that you wish.





These toys, if you can call them 'toys,' are 100% serviceable, and virtually indestructible. With composite bodies and chassis, they will literally last for generations. All the mechanics are over-engineered to ensure durability.




The Cobra
The Cobra is a tribute to Carroll Shelby’s masterpiece. Suitable for ages 10 all the way up to large adults.





Miniature Cobra Specs:
• 110cc 4 stroke air-cooled petrol engine
• Top speed 46mph+ (can be limited)
• Semi-automatic gearbox: 3 speed forward and reverse
• 4 wheel independent suspension with coilovers
• Twin front and single rear hydraulic Brembo disc brakes
• Electric start, lights, horn, indicators
Price: £7,995 + local taxes

The California
The California is an interpretation of Italian elegance personified – one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Suitable for ages 10 all the way up to large adults.






Miniature California specs:
• 110cc 4 stroke air-cooled petrol engine
• Front engined, with rear wheel drive
• Top speed 46mph+ (can be limited)
• Semi-automatic gearbox: 3 speed forward and reverse
• 4 wheel independent coilover suspension
• Twin front and single rear hydraulic Brembo disc brakes
• Electric start, lights, horn, indicators
Price: £12,495 + local taxes

The XK120:



The XK120 is a timeless British classic from the 1940s, once the world’s fastest production car. Suitable for ages 10 all the way up to large adults.

Miniature XK120 specs:
• 110cc 4 stroke air-cooled petrol engine
• Front engined, with rear wheel drive
• Top speed 46mph+ (can be limited)
• Semi-automatic gearbox: 3 speed forward and reverse
• 4 wheel independent coilover suspension
• Twin front and single rear hydraulic Brembo disc brakes
• Electric start, lights, horn, indicators
Available soon

The DB5 and DS (coming soon):


The DB5 is the first choice of transport for the world’s most famous spy. Suitable for ages 10 all the way up to large adults.
Miniature DB5 specs:
• 110cc 4 stroke air-cooled petrol engine
• Front engined, with rear wheel drive
• Top speed 46mph+ (can be limited)
• Semi-automatic gearbox: 3 speed forward and reverse
• 4 wheel independent coilover suspension
• Twin front and single rear hydraulic Brembo disc brakes
• Electric start, lights, horn, indicators
Price upon inquiry

The DS is their tribute to the French beauty designed by a sculptor and an aircraft engineer – decades ahead of its time. Suitable for ages 10 all the way up to large adults.
Miniature DS specs:
• 110cc 4 stroke air-cooled petrol engine
• Front engined, with rear wheel drive
• Top speed 46mph+ (can be limited)
• Semi-automatic gearbox: 3 speed forward and reverse
• 4 wheel independent coilover suspension
• Twin front and single rear hydraulic Brembo disc brakes
• Electric start, lights, horn, indicators
Available soon

The chassis and brake system:




The cars in action:


And a few more enticing photos:






Check out Pocket Classics for more information, prices and ordering.







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