Last week we launched the TSA Library, added its first book (Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams) and held a drawing to give away one free copy. Congratulations to Martina Petrelli from Lyon, France!

Thanks to everyone who entered. We will be adding another book in a couple of days (with a bit more challenging giveaway rules). For anyone else interested in getting their hands on Less and More, you can pick one up directly from the publisher here.

Sergey Sbss

28 June 2010

Sergey Sbss is a designer from Moscow, Russia.

Frozzen Magazine 05

28 June 2010

Issue 05 of the Spanish e-magazine Frozzen out now.

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Undoing is a butoh performance series that explores modes of erasing the individual mind’s claim to the body. This radical point of erasure between object and subject is pursued in order to achieve a quality of emptiness. Once the individual has been eclipsed, the ego silenced, the body will be danced. Undoing will undo itself everyday on the Drostdy Lawns at the National Arts Festival Grahamstown.

Concept & Music: Orlando & Givan Lötz

Performance: Frauke

Costumes: Black Coffee

Styling: Nicole Van Heerden

Photography: Brett Rubin

Quinta-Feira

24 June 2010

The work of Quinta-Feira in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil.

Psychometry Podcast

23 June 2010

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I’m happy to announce my new monthly podcast, Psychometry, a continuous DJ mix of electronic, deep house, techno with a splash of pop and indie. You can subscribe to it via iTunes. I find it interesting that a lot of designers I know are also DJ’s. With that said for future episodes I plan on splitting the mix between myself and a guest DJ. In the meantime enjoy.

Hattie Newman

21 June 2010

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Hattie is an illustrator and set maker working in London. Make sure to check out “You Came Out” for some stop motion magic.

Hugo & Marie

21 June 2010

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Some really beautiful items in the Hugo & Marie shop.

Today we’re launching the TSA Library. What’s that, you say? Well, periodically we’ll be adding new titles (the very best in art/design books, publications, and movies) to a section of our site called ‘TSA Library’. You can get there by clicking the banner in the left column under ‘Features’. Every time we add something new, we’ll also be giving away one free copy. To enter your name into the drawing, read the info at the bottom of this post.

Less and More
The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Editors: Klaus Klemp, Keiko Ueki-Polet
Language: bilingual German/English

Publisher: Gestalten
Release: January 2010
Format: 19 × 23 cm
Features: 808 pages, full color, PVC cover, in slipcase

In over 40 years at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. His elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for decades, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do. Elucidating the design philosophy of Dieter Rams, Less and More is the ultimate collection of images of all of Rams’s products as well as selected sketches and models. In addition to the complete visual presentation of his designs, new texts by international experts reevaluate his work in a contemporary context.

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Enter to win a free copy of Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Gestalten has kindly sent us a copy to giveaway. To enter into the drawing you can either become a member of our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, or comment on this post. Doing all 3 will up your chances.

Fine print: Drawing ends Sunday, June 27, 2010. Winner will be picked at random. This drawing is open to everyone, even if you live in the far reaches of the planet. Please comment with a valid email so we can find you.

**** Winner announced: Congratulations to Martina Petrelli from Lyon, France. ****

Base

16 June 2010

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Good friend of mine Derek Hunt, over at Base, let me know that they have launched a brand new website, with lots of great new work. Check it out.