Monday, January 19, 2009

Spoon Beads

Design studio touchy-feely focuses on haptic design in architecture, that is how the built environment can offer bodies more heightened sensory experiences. One of their design projects include spoon beads, ceramic beads moulded with spoons. Inspired by the use of precious spoons in coffee and tea drinking rituals, touchy-feely used the negative space of the spoon and inverted it into a positive form.

Even in the photos you can sense the smooth and tactile texture of the final form. I love the concept and overall look - beautiful and meaningful.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend...I'm slowly starting to get out of the blahs...it's this chilly weather!

{via designboom}

36 comments:

M.Kate said...

Very nice :D

leah@moxiephotoanddesign.com said...

very calming. i like calming.

mchen said...

oh, these are fine. At first I thought they were eggs... really shiny eggs. Beautiful! Going to find you on twitter now :)

Meghan said...

These are amazing. Such a neat concept, and a lovely result!

Project Ecoart said...

ooooooh I might have to try this with resin! Thanks for the tip!

mary said...

I want both of these! I'm absolutely in love.

hmstrjam said...

lovely

Cicada Studio said...

Super cool! I love the pristine white, too.

jae said...

They really make you want to hold them in your hand.

Blair said...

How cool and brilliant! I love that necklace.

Sal said...

I see what you mean. Just looking at these images makes me want to touch those smooth, gorgeous beads.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Very interesting!

Looks like we are in for snow the next three days!! I'm excited :)

Mouse said...

I vote for spoon bead necklace plus katy elliott's teacup bangle idea. walking tea jewelry. lovely!

a little bird said...

I love the idea of turning a negative space positive... I wonder what else we could transform - the inside of a freshly emptied coffee cup, the curve of a dancer's forearm... although I guess you wouldn't wear those shapes around your neck - making spoon beads extra special :)

happy monday, lady.

L'Atelier said...

I loooove those they are great. had a great weekend
:)
happy monday

wunderbug said...

these are so awesome! i almost thought, from that first pic, that they were hard-boiled eggs.

i love how smooth and shiny they are.

Jane Flanagan said...

Love these! I think because spoons are so connected with our childhood, we have a real love of that form and shape. It immediately conjures a soothing tactile sensation.

please sir said...

Love the idea to try other objects and yes, they do have a playful sense from childhood - good point!

Dottie said...

love love love. i want that necklace!

Karen said...

Those are amazing!

a pretty pill said...

i like how the necklace almost looks like seashells from a distance. such a neat concept.

Mrs M. said...

Oh really amazing !

Krissy said...

brilliant! I love the bracelet...

Jules said...

beautiful jewelry! so different :)

paula said...

these are lovely. i would love to hold one.

erin@designcrisis said...

That bracelet is fab!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

love it...love this kind of thoughtful approach to adornment and objects and the body...

Joyce said...

The spoon beads look like so much fun! I love the bracelet!

ladylulu said...

YAYAYAYA. No real words. Just lust for spoon beads.

blue moss said...

so amazing....you just want to touch them

Camille said...

Oh, I like these. They remind me of the shape of the really smooth rocks on the beach.

knackstudio said...

what a cool concept! There are so many creative people in this world........ thanks for pointing these guys out!:)

Courtney said...

These pieces are fabulous! I love how they turned the negative space of an everyday object that you probably wouldn't think twice about into something so beautiful.

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

These are so simple and elegant!

stephanie davidson said...

thankyou so much for the comments about our beads! it really made our day to see this coverage on your blog. they're also really nice to wear because they're weighty and all slightly different almond-like shapes. thanks again and greetings from aachen germany! - stephanie

Hey Harriet said...

They really are beautiful. I love the idea behind this.

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