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new iErnest iPad sleeve, coming soon

meet our brand new sleeve for iPad2, handmade by us from 100% genuine sheepskin. because of the natural thickness of this material, only a single layer protects your iPad perfectly from potential external dangers. it smoothly slides in and out of the sleeve and you can close it with the elastic band attached on the top and bottom. there are no buttons or zippers on the sleeve that could damage your iPad accidentally while in use. the sleeve will be available soon, for a little under 100 euro incl VAT. drop us a line if you want to preorder!

we are curious what you think about the iPad sleeve, so feel free to leave a comment! or of course find us on Facebook. cheers!

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enjoyable work trip

in order to get our new products going we flew to Spain to meet possible suppliers. it was in fact a very useful trip and an even more enjoyable one! early december and still walking around in a t shirt, getting drunk at lunch because everyone else does, “research” shopping, we dig that! but we also got a lot of work done and we can already say that we will soon be able to show you more of the new stuff.. here is a sneak preview of the iErnest camera strap, a detail photo of the first prototype:

and some pictures of places we were:

lefty sheep

it’s been an unbelievably long time since the last post. where did the time go?! besides our interior projects (hotel and office) we’ve been working hard on launching more products in the iErnest line. soon we will present to you:  a camera strap and an iPad cover (yes, of course, an iPad cover. what else.). hopefully just in time for christmas! in the mean time, here’s a small herd made of leftover material.

sweatshop aan de werf

Action picture of Hans stitching together some iErnests in the back of our office. Impressive lighting plan, huh?

artists in residence: Etap hotel Zürich

At one point last winter, when we were working on the Nest office in Zürich, we had to bring and install the Kite lamps we designed to Switzerland. So we drove there in Hans’ ancient Volvo with a bunch of metal and fabric in the back, hoping they would last the German highway, with the plan to put them together in the hotel. We had booked a cheap hotel in advance and paid no attention whatsoever to the characteristics of the room. Turns out, the rooms at the Etap hotel, Technopark, Zürich, are not that big. At all. Not to mention the very awesome, classic, early-nineties interior design of the room. So, with help of a bottle of wine, some potato chips and an endless sense of humor, we found ourselves sitting on the bed in the tiny room, surrounded by packaging material and other crap, putting the lamps together in the middle of the night.. Of course I knocked over a paper cup filled with coco-scented shampoo that we were using as a lubricant to connect the lamps, onto the bed, so Hans smelled like a Gogo-dancer for the next 2 days. 🙂