4 Feb 2011

Inspiration - "Studiomama" Knows Best

Multi-functional cabinet
Making use of space
Slick design always with a use
Mixing and rediscovering materials


I'm looking at London based designer Nina Tolstrup, for inspiration for my Final Major Project at uni. She has been a great starting point for me. My idea is to launch a homeware store aimed firstly at men but also a place where women would enjoy shopping. I'd going to be along the lines of what Pedlars and Labour & Wait do but a bit more masculine (this is what I'm thinking at the moment). Things I'm looking at include practicality/function/double-fuction/design/size/history/colour.


Tolstrup's designs usually feature a second or hidden function and are usually extremely practical. She has also design a folk/knife/spoon combo! I just like everything she stands for, if you like just swing by her site for more of her designs.


Images all from Studiomama

18 comments:

  1. Woah, that first cabinet is really beautiful. Though I have no idea what I could put in it lol.

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  2. I love the bookshelf! Good luck with your project!

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  3. i adore the 'making use of space' bookshelf, it's my dream to have one of them in my bedroom! though with my fussy nature i'll probably spend day after day organizing the objects on it rather then getting any work done, hehe. good luck with your project, hope you are okay. xx

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  4. The first thing is very clever! But I really like how she put the bookshelves across the whole wall, it's a necessity when you have so much books/stuff.. But the thing is, it deosnt' feel stuffy or crowded at all.. It feels nice, and just airy

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  5. aaaarrggghh, blogger, twitter, facebook, email, I can't keep up ha ha! Glad I didn't miss this though, I'm with Jaz, those are the dream shelves. Twice the size of my current flat but, you know, in future...

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  6. that whole wall of bookshelves is ridiculously awesome.

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  7. Oh lovely pictures ! Kiss xxx
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  8. Wow that making use of space image sorta relates to my project, I love all the different sized compartments and how they work together. Thanks for sharing off to check out the site now!

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  9. the 2nd pic is my favourite. i love homes that are filled like this, lots to see.

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  10. I think you would love the store Merci in Paris :)

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  11. That's a cool concept for an idea! Especially if you could develop a theme which both the guy n gal would enjoy, a mixture of minimal and more elaborate feminine touches to the experience would attract both! jazzy ♥

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  12. yes you deserve all the credit (blame) for me being on Twitter ha ha!

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  13. What amazing designs! I love that massive bookshelf - it woul look great in my *cough*imaginary*cough* castle!

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  14. If your products are any close to these I'll buy your whole shop. Okay, there might be the issue of money, but I totally, totally love these designs.

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  15. The wall of books looks amazing, I'd like to have the same in my room ;)

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  16. just showed my dad that table and he kinda wants it..!

    also, that wall full of shelf is just brilliant!

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  17. Oh I love that shelf that takes up a whole wall...its cluttered but organised at the same time, perfect! :)

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  18. Too perfect, I really love the wall bookshelf.

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