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Cork Wedge
Designed by Portuguese-born, London-based designer Hugo Passos, the handmade cork wedge—molded from Portuguese cork supplied by Amorim—is a straightforward way to keep a door open and unobtrusively handsome hanging out on its own when the door's shut...
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CH + AmDC: Cork Box
Known for his cork furniture, Daniel Michalik started experimenting with the material in early 2004 when he was still finishing his graduate degree at the Rhode Island School of Design. Michalik's talent for the medium is evident in everything from...
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Hugo Passos Cork Wedge
Just in at the Jasper Morrison shop is a simple household item made immediately covetable. Designed by Portuguese-born, London-based designer Hugo Passos, the handmade cork wedge—molded from Portuguese cork supplied by Amorim—is a straightforward...
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Cork Desk Organizer
That classic cork bulletin board hanging above your desk has a new friend. The Slice Cork Desk Organizer is from Discipline, an Italian design house committed to sustainably producing essential products constructed from self-regenerating materials...
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Cork Laptop Sleeve
Lightweight, durable and easily recyclable, cork goes well beyond simply stopping up bottles of wine to also serve as an eco-friendly way to protect electronic devices. Barcelona- and London-based Tapegear—known for their innovative use of alternative...
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Studio Visit: Daniel Michalik and Mark McGinnis
Through the large industrial windows of his studio in Brooklyn, designer Daniel Michalik looks out at a small harbor of the East River's Maspeth Creek and the repurposed ferries that inhabit its quiet docks. It is an industrial but romantic view...
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Interview: Renato Preti
In the panorama of Italian design, Discipline is one of the youngest and most interesting newcomers. Its motto, "beautifully designed, consciously made," underlines the ambitious goal to meld aesthetics with the consideration of environmental issues...
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POMM iPad Case
Steering clear of flashy materials, Pomm Design Studio's new iPad 3 case houses the latest in high tech inside tried-and-true cork. The geometrically inspired case is molded from two cork blocks, providing substantial protection against the hazards...
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Adjust-a-Bowl
Not just for wine stoppers and bulletin boards anymore, cork's applications are practically limitless. Case in point, the Adjust-a-Bowl has a leather-like texture that's perfect for organizing everything from veggies (it's naturally anti-microbial...
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Landmade Cork Journals
We recently came across the meticulously constructed Landmade Cork Journal by Michael Roger Press, and not only does the material give way to a beautiful pattern, but the half-century-old stationer uses the traditional Smyth sewn binding technique...