laura handler’s cool designs (+ her new blog)

Laura Handler's stacking votives

When designer Laura Handler sent us word of her new blog, Interesting Found Objects, we instantly started poking around. We love Unmentionables, her latest post, with a divine, mind-boggling Japanese condom package-design. Then we flew to her website to find out about her. We looked at her designs and was smitten with her stacking, interlocking votive candle holders that could be configured in endless ways.

Such a simple and smart idea. We tried stacking our own votives to realize that executing this clever idea really takes a great deal of thought and consideration: so that the flames don’t touch the neighboring votives and possibly crack them; that they interlock so as not to come crashing down…We were reminded that good design only looks simple, and works really well.

We also really love the work she’s done with acrylic, like these vividly-colored woven placemats and drinkware she designed for Metrokane

…and her own line of modular outdoor furniture

Laura Handler designs

We hear she’s designing some glass furniture…

Curious about the person behind these big ideas for everyday things, we went to Handler’s bio. Tacked on to an impressive array of clients and projects – Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, MOMA – was this enticing bit at the end: To keep her perspective fresh, Laura occasionally leaves her studio in New York City, and retreats to her updated log cabin in Paradise Valley, Montana. A cabin in Montana!! We want to see that.

So we wrote and asked if she had any pictures. She sent us some. Which we’ll feature in the next post  in the next day or two. Stay tuned!

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4 Responses to laura handler’s cool designs (+ her new blog)

  1. Harriet Bell 07.12.2012 at 4:09pm #

    I spent far too much time drooling over Laura Handler’s design. Can’t wait to see more. xoharriet

  2. Sally 07.12.2012 at 4:12pm #

    Yeah, me too. Laura sent some fab photos, and I’m just waiting for her blurbs and descriptions to put the post together. Coming soon!!!

  3. tricia Foley 07.15.2012 at 8:23pm #

    love the outdoor furniture! can see it in any setting, although this one looks pretty amazing!

  4. susan victoria 07.16.2012 at 10:53pm #

    wait until you see her cabin in montana!

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