I find companies and ideas that combine design with some other product that I find desirable to be very appealing. These are the concepts that I find interesting and want to get more involved with. Here are two examples of recent companies that I came across.

Secret 7″

“Secret 7” takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl. We then invite creatives from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own style for every 7”. 700 sleeves are exhibited and then sold for £50 apiece. You don’t know who created the sleeve, or even which song it’s for, until you have parted with your cash – the secret lies within.”

They also partner with various organizations for social causes and host gallery exhibitions where they show the art // music // design.

Koko Coffee and Design

Based in Amsterdam, Koko is a lifestyle brand. They combine Scandinavian basics and Dutch design with a coffee shop and art gallery space. Two unique things brought elegantly into one space.