design with symbolic meaning for user happiness

Welcome to the SIM website: Design with symbolic meaning for user happiness. This website is part of the SIM toolkit for designers, and it works a companion to the SIM card set: It aims to inspire design for happiness, focusing on personal symbolic meaning. In this website you will find different sources of inspiration, like real-life stories of meaningful products, inspiring designs, relevant literature, and specific design directions.

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The value of symbolic meaning





Products with (happiness-related) symbolic meaning are able to encourage, motivate, anticipate and enable positive life experiences. Such products can also prolong and help savour those important experiences. Following the experiences, meaningful products remind us of them, allow their re-consumption, facilitate reminiscence and sharing.

The Research

Happiness is a universally desirable human goal. Possessions with certain symbolic meanings can provide a contribution to happiness, because they anticipate, prolong, remind, and help savour experiences, memories, achievements, and aspirations.

Capturing this richness in a design process is a challenge, since meaning is very person and context-dependent. So, to provide inspiration for designers to create products that are open for symbolic meaning attribution, we developed the SIM toolkit: It is composed of the SIM card set, which communicates 6 happiness-related symbolic meanings and 16 design directions; and the SIM website, which works as a visual companion, with stories of cherished possessions and product examples.

The SIM toolkit results from a PhD research project in Positive Design, developed under the DIOPD (Delft Institute of Positive Design), at the TU Delft (the Netherlands)

The 6 Symbolic Meanings

We destinguish six happiness-related symbolic meanings in material possessions (based on Ryff’s model of psychological well-being, 1989), which have the ability to support happiness: Positive relations with others, personal growth, purpose in life, environmental mastery, autonomy, and self-acceptance. Products with (happiness-related) symbolic meaning represent different aspects of what makes life worthwhile (such as memories, achievements or aspirations). Specifically, these are able to encourage, motivate, anticipate and enable positive life experiences. In addition, they can also prolong and help savour those important experiences. Afterwards, meaningful products remind us of those experiences, allow their re-consumption, and facilitate reminiscence and sharing.

Real Stories

In our research we collected many personal stories of symbolically meaningful objects. In this collection of images, some reveal reasons that led to their personal significance.

“It allows me to see the details. As I bought it for very cheap it in a second hand shop, it also makes me proud to have ‘caught’ it.”
“I like this product because I am emotionally attached to it: I got the ring from my mom before coming here. I also like the way it looks: you have to look close to really see its beauty. It reflects my personality.”
“The product brings two memories: firstly, a happy childhood, secondly my exchange in Finland. We played in a Lego store with a friend for an hour, each took a piece.”
“During 5 months of traveling in Australia, I had this protective dream catcher in my van. It brings back all the memories.”
“It really inspires me, because it is inspired by the way the wind blows the leaves. Also, it is connected with a good memory, as it is an Alessi product and I did a project there during my bachelors. And the shadows are beautiful.”
“It was a reward from the course, so it makes me feel proud. I really like the teacher who gave me this. I admire him and have kind of the same feeling towards this product.”
“It really is a conversation starter as anyone wants to know what it is. The ease of use is not important, instead the curiosity it evokes is critical.”
“I was snorkelling with friends in the Philippines and suddenly turtles came into view. We were sitting on the reef and saw the turtles come by, then we swam after them.”
“I spend all my savings on this camera. During my trip in New Zealand, I took it everywhere with me. I try to take many artistic pictures with it. It’s a smartly designed camera in a small package. I really respect the craftsmanship.”
The grandfather’s pen that symbolizes a life of achievements and a positive relationship
Military memorabilia collected throughout a lifetime
A praying carpet that symbolizes a culture a religion and a family
A family ring that represents a long family line and good principles for life
An old stuffed toy that reminds of childhood
The first piano that helped go through good and bad moments
A set of flutes that allowed the development of skills and reminds of old times
An inherited bracelet from a distant time and place
A figurine that represents a religion and its aspirations
An old sewing machine that woke up the desire to learn and supports diy
Stuffed toys that are characters with names and personalities
An old leather satchel that takes one back to other times and places
An effortful hobby and a way to connect
Soccer shoes that represent teamwork motivation and leadership skills
A blood measuring device that symbolizes freedom and enables a new life
A ukulele that brings back summer travels and good vibes
An achievement and good times and lessons
Parent ring and wedding ring
A custom made bass guitar that allows self-expression and self-acceptance
A necklace and pendant that represent a positive relationship and stimulate maintenance skills
A toolbox that allows world of possibilities
Car keys that symbolize independence
A family necklace that was passed down representing a background
A military timeline, like grandfather like grandson
A stuffed tiger that represents a culture (the year of the tiger) and a friend
A lava lamp that transports back to teenage years
A cooking knife that symbolizes the ability to provide for a family
The grandfather’s owl that represents childhood stories and a positive relationship
A fluffy bunny that became a character in written stories (self-acceptance)
The first shared wine of a relationship preserved in a frame
I wanted to have a different wedding ring. The nut is one of those elements that you encounter a lot as an Industrial Designer. In this case, I wanted to add an extra meaning to my ring, adding this shape has allowed me to play with it (like screwing it to my finger) when thinking about my lovely wife. Also, sometimes I joke about it, saying that when I want to put some pressure on me about my commitment to my marriage, I tighten the nut.

Get Inspired: Design examples

In our research we collected many design examples of products that are open for symbolic meaning attribution.

Family Matters (by Noa Dotan)
Family Matters (by Noa Dotan)
Family Matters (by Noa Dotan) is a collection of abstract soft toys resembling animals, designed to facilitate communication in family therapy, through role play. The animals’ ‘inner organs’ can be used to express different emotions. Each animal has a pocket containing “inner organs” that can be used to express the individual’s range of emotions. Images and text (adapted): http://design-milk.com/ family-matters-by-noa-dotan/ link
Perfume Tools (by Jody Kocken)
Perfume Tools (by Jody Kocken)
Perfume Tools (by Jody Kocken) is a series of industrial jewellery pieces that can be attached to the opening of a perfume bottle. Once in place, the jewellery absorbs the scent, then when worn, works as fragrance diffuser. The design was inspired by an allergy to perfume, to allow users to find another way to wear a fragrance. Images and text (adapted): http://mocoloco.com/perfume-tools-by-jody-kocken/ link
Dos Pavos piggybank (by Mr. Simon)
Dos Pavos piggybank (by Mr. Simon)
Dos Pavos piggybank (by Mr. Simon) is a self-counting repository for € 2 coins, with a wooden base and a ceramic top that rises as the bank is filled, revealing line indicators of the wealth contained within. Images and text (adapted): http://mocoloco.com/fresh2/2014/02/19/dos-pavos-piggybank-by-mr-simon.php link
USB Locket (by Emily Rothschild)
USB Locket (by Emily Rothschild)
The USB Locket (by Emily Rothschild) is a re-design of a mourning locket, which traditionally is contains a photo or lock of hair, and is kept as a reminder of a loved one. It contains a USB flash drive to hold important memories. Images and text (adapted): www.emilyrothschild.com/index.php?/ongoing/usb-locket/ link
Meaning of Time (by Bomi Kim)
Meaning of Time (by Bomi Kim)
Meaning of Time (by Bomi Kim) is a clock that supplies the mechanism to keep time, while the user supplies the hour and minute hands. The user can use just about anything as long as it fits through the holes, transforming it into something unique and personal. Images and text (adapted): http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/05/01/making-your-own-clock/ link
The Discovery of Slowness/ Woolly and Stitch Chairs (by Susanne Westphal)
The Discovery of Slowness/ Woolly and Stitch Chairs (by Susanne Westphal)
The Discovery of Slowness/Woolly and Stitch chairs (by Susanne Westphal) are unfinished pieces of furniture that are meant to be completed be the user. The more time the user spends, the more comfortable they become and the user can discover the possibilities of embroidery patterns. They were designed to make the user reflect about time. Images and text (adapted): http://www.susannewestphal.de/index.php?/project/die-entdeckung-der-langsamkeit/ Link: http://www.susannewestphal.de/index.php?/project/die-entdeckung-der-langsamkeit/ link
Kintsugi Repair Kit (by Droog design)
Kintsugi Repair Kit (by Droog design)
Kintsugi is an old Japanese art of fixing pottery with gold. With the New Kintsugi repair kit (by Humade) the user can give broken plates and cups a second life with its scars and marks emphasized with a gold look. Images and text (adapted): http://www.droog.com/news/2012/03/friends-droog-webshop/fod_friends_humade_new_kintsugi_repair_kit_01/ Link: link
Ringly
Ringly
Ringly is a line of rings that send notifications to the user about calls, messages, emails, social media, and other applications, while the phone is put away. The rings are made of gold with precious and semi-precious stones, and use discrete signals of vibration and light. Images and text (adapted): https://ringly.com/ link
Stilleven (by Valentin Garal / Peca)
Stilleven (by Valentin Garal / Peca)
Stilleven (by Valentin Garal/Peca) is a piece of furniture designed to display whatever a user treasures under a glass covering. It includes a small wood desk that allows him/her to take a break and to catalogue the contents of the mind; and a mirror that reminds of and reflects the surroundings. Images and text (adapted): http://valentingaral.es/STILLEVEN-2013 link
The Weight Recorder (by Wu Weiche)
The Weight Recorder (by Wu Weiche)
The Weight Recorder (by Wu Weiche) marks the changing weight of a person over a period of time, drawing it on a disk that can be used for reflection. The intended user of this product is a pregnant woman, who wants to record baby’s gradual growth and its response on her body condition, especially through weight gaining. Images and text (adapted): http://www.wuweiche.com/2012/05/01-weight-recorder-ver2.html?utm_source=BP_recent link
TshirtOS (by CuteCircuit)
TshirtOS (by CuteCircuit)
TshirtOS (by CuteCircuit) is a system designed to allow the user to program a thin digital display embedded on a t-shirt via his/her smartphone. The shirt can display social media messages, as well as photos and videos. Images and text (adapted): http://cutecircuit.com/tshirtos/ link
OWL (On the Wisdom of Life) (by Designs On)
OWL (On the Wisdom of Life) (by Designs On)
OWL: On the Wisdom of Life (by Designs On/IDEO) is a time capsule flanked with 80 glass tubes representing the years of a person’s life. Each year, the user is asked to write a reflection on the past year and a hope for the next, and to place it in one of the vessels. Tubes above the wooden piece represent accumulated wisdom. The tubes below represent the potential for years ahead. Images and text (adapted): http://www.designs-on.com/aging/owl-on-the-wisdom-of-life link
Sound Pegs (by Nick Brennan)
Sound Pegs (by Nick Brennan)
Sound Pegs (by Nick Brennan) is a device that can change any tangible body (for example, books, records, plant pots and even shoes) into musical instruments. The device features a series of enlarged wooden pegs, two speakers and a converter that changes the vibrations of objects into a digital signal that can sound like drums, pianos, guitars or any instrument stored in the software. Images and text (adapted): http://goo.gl/Hc8d2S link
Spring Rings (by Gahee Kang)
Spring Rings (by Gahee Kang)
Spring Rings (by Gahee Kang) are designed to be completed by the user. Each ring has protruding metal loops that are used to tie the stems of small wild flowers and berries. Images and text (adapted): http://goo.gl/yUYPgy link
365 Knitting clock (by Siren Wilhelmsen)
365 Knitting clock (by Siren Wilhelmsen)
365 Knitting clock (by Siren Wilhelmsen) works 24 hours a day, showing the physical representation of time as a creative and tangible result. After 365 days the clock has turned the passed year into a 2-metre-long scarf so that the past can be carried out in the future. Image: http://yatzer.com/Siren-Elise-Wilhelmsen-The-Knitting-Clock-And-The-Others Image: http://yatzer.com/Siren-Elise-Wilhelmsen-The-Knitting-Clock-And-The-Others Text (adapted): http://www.sirenelisewilhelmsen.com/work.html link
3.16 Billion Cycles (by Che-Wei Wang)
3.16 Billion Cycles (by Che-Wei Wang)
3.16 Billion Cycles (by Che-Wei Wang) is a wall clock designed to reflect upon time. It counts 100 years in a set of digestible increments (from seconds to minutes, to decades, to centuries). When the clock finally reaches the end of a 100-year cycle, the arc falls off its track. Images and text (adapted): http://cwwang.com/ 2009/05/05/316-billion-cycles/ link
Favourite Things lamp (by Chen Karlsson Studio)
Favourite Things lamp (by Chen Karlsson Studio)
Favourite Things lamp (by Chen Karlsson Studio) is a pendant lamp that lets treasured objects be exhibited and highlighted beneath a light source. It allows the user to spread the tales of his/her favourite things. Images and text (adapted): http://www.chenkarlsson.com/collections/favourite-things/ link
TinyTask (by Hans Ruitenberg)
TinyTask (by Hans Ruitenberg)
TinyTask (by Hans Ruitenberg) is a collection of colourful keychain coins that inspire the users to do new things in their daily life. Each coin represents a small assignment for a little happiness adventure that supports an attitude of active experimentation and reflective observation. Images and text (adapted): http://tinytaskfoundation.org/ link
R¿ng (by Sruli Recht Studio)
R¿ng (by Sruli Recht Studio)
R¿ng (by Sruli Recht Studio) is a white gold ring that allows the user to choose and switch between different rough diamonds, which can have different meanings. The diamonds are set individually into screw-in pieces. Images and text (adapted): http://www.srulirecht.com/228259/1661532/all-things/rng link
Vasi Emerso (by Paolo Ulian)
Vasi Emerso (by Paolo Ulian)
Vasi Emerso (by Paolo Ulian) is a series of vases with a surface composed of several layers of superimposed colour. When the surface is worked with tools such as blades or steel brushes, the colours emerge into a design which is the created by the user. Images and text (adapted): http://www.paoloulian.it/tracce.html link
Tough Love jewellery (by Cinnamon Lee)
Tough Love jewellery (by Cinnamon Lee)
Tough Love jewellery (by Cinnamon Lee) is a collection of jewellery with a strong personality that explores the symbolic significance of conjugal rings, their overt value and their more covert meanings. Some pieces have hidden details and some even have precious components that are not visible at all. Images and text (adapted): http://www.cinnamonlee.com/subsection.asp?ssID=165 link
Cook’s Canvas (by Lauren Davies/ Heka)
Cook’s Canvas (by Lauren Davies/ Heka)
Cook’s Canvas (by Lauren Davies/Heka) is a handmade kitchen apron that folds up into a shoulder bag fastened by a wooden spoon. The decoration is built up by the user during the foraging, collecting, and cooking processes by the natural colours found in fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, and plants. The more it is used, the greater and more creative is the expression of the user. Images and text (adapted): http://heka-lab.com/Cook-s-Canvas link
Wishbone 3in1 (by Wishbone Design Studio)
Wishbone 3in1 (by Wishbone Design Studio)
Wishbone 3in1 (by Wishbone Design Studio) is a convertible bicycle that fits several ages and development stages.
It starts with three wheels, helping babies to walk and then ride. Later it converts to a two-wheel pedal-less bicycle for learning balance. Finally, it can be transformed into a small bicycle that is adequate for up to 5 year-old children. Images and text (adapted): http://www.wishbonedesign.com/#!/products/bike/details/ link
El Botijo (by WOW studio)
El Botijo (by WOW studio)
El Botijo (by Wowqstudio) is a redesigned item of Spanish culture. It makes use of traditional materials, colours, and manufacturing processes to produce a modern yet relatable water cooling container. Images and text (adapted): http://www.wowqstudio.com/projects2012.htm
Create Me Textile (by Droog design)
Create Me Textile (by Droog design)
Create Me Textile (by Humade) is a product that allows the user to turn a hole or a stain in a favourite shirt into something new and good; or just to create something different. It works by ironing on one of the available pre-cut designs, or by cutting from the sheet. Images and text (adapted): http://www.droog.com/webshop/products/create-me-textile/ link
Do Hit Chair (by Marijn van der Poll/ Droog design)
Do Hit Chair (by Marijn van der Poll/ Droog design)
Do Hit Chair (by Marijn van der Poll/Droog design) invites the user to change it. With the hammer provided and the users own resources, he/she is able to shape the metal box into whatever he/she chooses. After a few minutes or hours of hard work the user become the co-designer of the product. Images and text (adapted): http://www.droog.com/webshop/furniture/do-hit-chair---hit-by-van-der-poll/ link
El Sajjadah (by SOPDS)
El Sajjadah (by SOPDS)
El Sajjadah (by SOPDS) is a mat for Muslim prayer that illuminates when facing Mecca. It has a built in compass that provides a visual feedback through electroluminescence, enabling the user to position him/herself in the correct way when praying. In addition, the light and prints favour the creation of a suitable atmosphere. Images and text (adapted): http://www.sonerozenc.com/product/el-sajjadah link
No Country for Old Men (by Lanzavecchia and Wai)
No Country for Old Men (by Lanzavecchia and Wai)
No Country for Old Men (by Lanzavecchia and Wai) is a collection of walking aids that not only provides support to the elderly, but also allows them a modern and comfortable living. Images and text (adapted): http://lanzavecchia-wai.com/projects/together/ link
Tapestry Spectacle (by Chloë McCormick and Nicholas O'Donnell-Hoare)
Tapestry Spectacle (by Chloë McCormick and Nicholas O'Donnell-Hoare)
Tapestry Spectacles (by Chloë McCormick and Nicholas O'Donnell-Hoare) are 3D printed spectacle frames, which have holes on almost all the surfaces. Coloured wool can be woven into the frame to create a mini tapestry, resulting in customized glasses. Images and text (adapted): http://mocoloco.com/tapestry-spectacle-by-chloe-mccormick-and-nicholas-odonnellhoare/ link
Signature Necklace (by Brevity)
Signature Necklace (by Brevity)
Signature Necklace (by Brevity) allows the user to have and wear a symbol of their own identity through a mark developed over the course of his/her life. The user can also choose to honour a loved one by wearing their signature. Images and text (adapted): http://www.brevityjewelry.com/products/signature-necklace/ link
Blank Wall Clock (by Mar Guixé / Alessi)
Blank Wall Clock (by Mar Guixé / Alessi)
Blank Wall Clock (by Marti Guixé/Alessi) is a white faced wall clock with a pen for customizing the hours. The user can assign specific moments of the day to different activities, helping him/her to perceive time in a different and unique way. Images and text (adapted): http://www.alessi.com/en/products/detail/mgu02-blank-wall-clock-wall-clock link
Clock for an architect (by Daniel Weil)
Clock for an architect (by Daniel Weil)
Clock for an architect (by Daniel Weil) is part of a series of clocks inspired by different occupations. Each unique piece contains elements that can be associated with that occupation (e.g., clock for a film maker, clock for a card player, clock for an acrobat). Images: http://www.wired.com/2014/06/ the-man-who-makes-the-coolest-clocks-youll-ever-see/ link
The Kitchen Safe (by David Krippendorf and Ryan Tseng)
The Kitchen Safe (by David Krippendorf and Ryan Tseng)
The Kitchen Safe (by David Krippendorf and Ryan Tseng) is a time-lock container that cannot be opened until the timer reaches zero. It allows the user to have control over several situations such as excessive gaming, smoking, or mindless snacking. Images and text (adapted): http://www.thekitchensafe.com/ link
RecordMe (by Luc van Hoeckel)
RecordMe (by Luc van Hoeckel)
RecordMe (by Luc van Hoeckel) is an alternative to sticky notes, letting users easily record notes in their own voice. It has the benefit of allowing the receiver to hear the tone of the message. Images and text (adapted): http://gajitz.com/voiceover-artist-wall-gadget-records-a-dozen-reminders/ link
Kiss Communicator (by IDEO)
Kiss Communicator (by IDEO)
Kiss Communicator (by IDEO) allows a person to blow a kiss to his/her beloved when they are apart. It works by allowing the user to compose a message in the form of an animated light sequence. Images and text (adapted): https://designandinteraction.wordpress.com/2008/06/19/kiss-communicator/ link
Shaped by Time (by Studio Toer)
Shaped by Time (by Studio Toer)
Shaped-by-Time (by Studio Toer) is a clock that shapes itself by the passage of me, though its slow repetitive movement.
The time is slightly visible when the clock starts running, after a few days it excavates itself out of the matter and time appears. To ‘forget’ time, the user can shake it a bit and it will start all over again. Images and text (adapted): http://www.studiotoer.com/shapedbytime link
Hug Shirt (by CuteCircuit)
Hug Shirt (by CuteCircuit)
Hug Shirt (by CuteCircuit) allows people to send hugs to loved ones from one device to another. It recreates the sensation of touch, warmth and emotion of a hug through its sensors (sender’s shirt) and actuators (receiver’s shirt). Images and text (adapted): http://cutecircuit.com/media/the-hug-shirt/ link
Liv (by TU Delft)
Liv (by TU Delft)
Liv (by TU Delft/Interactive Environments minor) is an interactive creature designed to make the stay at the hospital easier for children. It needs movement and social attention to stay ‘healthy’: it asks the user to play with it by glowing, and can also ask to interact with another Liv (and another child) through noise, thereby facilitating human interaction. Images and text (adapted): http://www.designinnovationforhealthcare.org/%20themes-and-projects/research-theme-4-connected-care/liv/ link
My Life Urn (by Matilda Wigg Erixon)
My Life Urn (by Matilda Wigg Erixon)
My Life Urn (by Matilda Wigg Erixon) is a memento-mori that accompanies a user through all his/her life: it carries a seed that is meant to grow with the nutritional ingredients found in the placenta when he/she is born. The seed grows into a tree that lives and changes just like the user. Finally, the product can also serve as a carrier of the user’s remains. The user’s tree can grow into a memorial symbolizing his/her time on earth. Images and text (adapted): http://missmementomori.com/ tag/matilda-wigg-erixon/ link
999Bottles (by Artefact group)
999Bottles (by Artefact group)
999Bottles (by Artefact group) is a stainless steel bottle with three numbered dials around its base. Every time the user refills the bottle, he/she advances the dial a notch, adding up the number of plastic bottles saved, thus encouraging sustainable behaviour. Images and text (adapted): http://999bottles.com/ link
Elfoid (by Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International/ Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory)
Elfoid (by Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International/ Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory)
ElfoidTM (by Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International/ Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory) is a hybrid cell phone robot with a simplified human figure, that transmits voice and motion to convey a person's presence. Images and text (adapted): http://spectrum.ieee.org/ automaton/robotics/humanoids/elfoid-portable- telepresence-android link
KonneKt (by Job Jansweijer)
KonneKt (by Job Jansweijer)
KonneKt (by Job Jansweijer) is a set of versatile shapes which can be attached to a window with suction cups (to play alone) and magnets (to play in pairs). It enables isolated children in hospitals to play with their peers by turning the window between their rooms and the hallways into a canvas for play. Images and text (adapted): http://konnektplay.nl/en link text
Memoring (by Gung)
Memoring (by Gung)
Memoring (by Gung) is a USB memory storage device shaped like a ring that allows the user to carry with him/her important memories. Images and text (adapted): http://www.gung.jp/memoring/ link
Waveform jewellery (by David Bizer/ BZA)
Waveform jewellery (by David Bizer/ BZA)
Waveform jewellery (by David Bizer/ BZA) uses 3D printing to shape sound (like the voice of a loved one) into silver jewellery pieces that can be worn by the users or kept as reminders. Images and text (adapted): http://www.bza.biz link
The Standard Collection (by Knauf and Brown)
The Standard Collection (by Knauf and Brown)
The Standard Collection (by Knauf and Brown) was designed to change the subconscious way in which people interact with everyday objects in their homes. For example, the Standard Table Lamp does not have an on-off switch. Instead, the light needs to be manually placed into a copper tower to complete a low-voltage electric circuit. Images and text (adapted): http://goo.gl/CPmWKW link
Memory Bank (by Speechless Studios)
Memory Bank (by Speechless Studios)
Memory Bank (by Speechless Studios) was designed to remind users of the preciousness of memories. It is intended to save items of personal significance, re-contextualizing "value" from the financial to the emotional. Images and text (adapted): http://speechlessstudios.com/ shop/memory-bank link
The Heirloom (by Nikki George Ferguson)
The Heirloom (by Nikki George Ferguson)
The Heirloom (by Nikki George Ferguson) holds an inherited object in a glass jar, and its memories and stories are recorded by the owner of the object before passing it on. The new owner interacts with the Heirloom like an analogue radio, tuning through recorded memories, which are marked on the dial by each predecessor’s signature. Images and text (adapted): http://design-milk.com/the-heirloom-by-nikki-george-ferguson/ Link
Torrembolesca candy container (by Andreu Carulla)
Torrembolesca candy container (by Andreu Carulla)
Torrembolesca (by Andreu Carulla) is a totem-like bonbon container. Each piece is hand crafted in pastel colours which contrast with its golden interior and enhances the chocolates it holds. Images and text (adapted): h p://mocoloco.com/fresh2/ 2014/01/20/torrembolesca-candy-jar-by-andreu-carulla.php http://www.andreucarulla.com/
Six (by Hadar Glick)
Six (by Hadar Glick)
Six (by Hadar Glick) is a series of vases that reflect on loss and memories associated with it. Unlike the flowers which slowly die, the vases are made from long-lasting materials that will continue along with memories of departed loved ones. Images and text (adapted): http://design-milk.com/six-a-series -of-vases-inspired-by-memories-and-loss-by-hadar-glick/ link