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A Holiday Shopping Guide 2011

Time for the holiday gear-up dudes! It's that time of year again and we got your master list for gifts this holiday season. Check out the slide show for some new Post Family products as well as other faves from local and long distance neighbors.

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David & Alex at the Guerilla Truck Show

David and Alex are Office Sweet, and Office Sweet is taking part in the 7th annual Guerrilla Truck Show this Tuesday in Fulton Market. Take a break from NeoCon and head west to check out Alex’s One Two Three bench as well as an assortment of David’s letterpress work.

This event is free, one night only and awesome.

the Guerrilla Truck Show 
Tuesday June 14, 2011
5:30–9:30 PM
1052 W. Fulton Market (Fulton Market and Aberdeen)


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Strand + Rebuilding Exchange

Our lovely friends Strand Design has partnered up with RX Made a program out of one of our favorite Chicago places the Rebuilding Exchange. RX Made is a job training program that reclaims building desconstruction and a vast array of materials that are just planned to be thrown and turns the salvaged materials into beautiful locally made work. Strand has designed a fantastic line of benches, clocks, shelving and more they designed just for this project.

They are kickstarting this project and need your help. So you should go on and give'm your support.

Strand Design

An inspiring  video profile on some of our local heros at Strand Design by Nick Martin.

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ROLU is an art and design studio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

OMMU is an art and design bookstore/distributor based in Athens, Greece.

ROLU 4 OMMU is four pieces of furniture, two large modular adaptable chairs, Chair 1 and Chair 2, as well as A Desk and A Desk Chair, that are part of a new design ROLU made for OMMU's store in Athens. Also produced in this project was a bookshelf that is based on a work by the artist Seth Price and a ladder. Price's essay Décor Holes came to be an important part of our thinking as these pieces started to emerge. The writing discusses, in part, the "sample" as it exists in modern music and questions it raises about ownership. We started to ask ourselves "When does something... become something else?" We wanted the work we produced for this project to have a theoretical basis that pointed towards language. We also wanted to think about motion. We like to use the term "sitting as seeing" to describe a philosophical ghost we are chasing. The forms of these pieces are, in a sense, like "visual samples." They are based on shapes found in drawings the choreographer Trisha Brown made in the early seventies. These drawings contain a sense of motion and it's easy to see their visual connection to dance but, they also look like typography... like a written language we don't quite recognize. And so we ask ourselves: When does a dance become a drawing? When does a drawing become a chair? Can a chair act as a kind of choreographer? Maybe we'll never know but we love how they turned out and hope you do too!

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By Alex

I only wish I made this furniture series.

Totally different Alex.

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Re-Classified is a show brought to you by the office obsessed ladies behind Post 27, Pitch Design Union and Winterbureau. They're putting together a series of carefully curated kits with assorted new, vintage, and handmade office goodies. Paired with 1970's office furniture from Post 27 and office-themed test prints from Winterbureau's Neche Collection. Come see it tonight (Thursday, December 8th, 2011) from 5-9pm at Post 27. And here is a little sneak peek of the process on Margot Harrington's instagram. 

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I'm really diggin' this new stool from local shredders, Strand. You can buy your own right here.

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Nolen Niu

Nolen Niu has some really great furniture that focuses on straight seam lines, sharp stitching, and rad angles. I stumbled upon their stuff after visiting a surprisingly awesome blog by Jay-Z, titled the Life and Times. Props to Jay-Z—I guess.

Benjamin Hubert

As we launch our new site, I went around the web looking for some work that would inspire not only myself but also all of you. As I began scouring the web looking through some of my favorite sites, including: Moco Loco, Architizer, Daily Icon, Fast Co. Design, among others, there was one individual that kept popping up with an intense array of industrial design work, this individual you quickly realize loves the craft of materials.

Benjamin Hubert, led by the process, it is clear this guy loves his materials.