Chicago-based Object Design League, in production with Pavilion, have just opened Worth Your Salt, a holiday pop up shop featuring a collection of objects by 19 young American designers.
The products, both industrious and playful, include Timothy Liles' swirled Crayon Rings (made from genuine crayons), Zach Weiss and Kai Williams' Table Hockey (turn your coffee table into a hockey table), Peter Bo's Utility Aprons (appropriate for both the woodshop and the home), and Michael Savona's Shhh Lamp (a nightlight to help you wind down at the end of a hard day), pictured below.
The shop will maintain daytime and evening hours through December 11th at Pavilion's storefront in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. If you're in town, don't miss the open house reception tomorrow from 5-9pm. If you're not, many of the objects will be available online for the duration of the shop, including a limited-run Object Design League wrapping paper:
Click through for pictures of the opening and some of the available products.
Worth Your Salt: Object Design League Pop Up Shop 2009
at Pavilion: 2055 N. Damen/Chicago, IL 60647 (map)
November 27 - December 11, 2009
M: closed, T: 12-6, W-F: 12-9, S: 12-6, Sn: 12-5
Black Friday Opening: Fri Nov. 27, 5-9pm
December on Damen Reception: Thursday Dec. 3, 5-9pm
Temari Balls by Plex Design
Table Hockey by Zach Weiss and Kai Williams
Apron by Peter Bo
All-American Blades by Garrett Brooks
Coil Lamp by Craighton Berman
Crayon Rings by Timothy Liles
Buttonhole Surfers by Giffin'Termeer
Trivets by Patrick Gavin