Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

. Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Visionaire!

. Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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It's called "Surprise" and it is the latest brilliant idea of Visionaire. The 55th edition of the magazine it is presented with a purple box. Inside of it 11 booklets produced by 11 artists such as Sophie Calle, Andreas Gursky, Steven Meisel and Mario Testino just to mention some. Each artist designed the booklet with moving images, amazing pop-ups and 3D scenes. As always it is a limited edition (250$). Brilliant!!!

Production: Visionaire

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Fairy tale Hotel!

. Friday, December 19, 2008
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An old neoclassical railway station originally opened in 1840 for the Milan-Monza route has been transformed into a surreal and fantastic hotel. The hotel, inspired by the world of fairytales, will contain 54 rooms, 15 suites and a spa.
Design: Moschino

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Carapace House!

. Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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"Carapace House" is the futuristic version of a typical family house. Designed to house 4 people, thank to 3 "mobile-legs" the insect house is able to adapt to every type of grounds. The main structure is composed by 2 industrial containers.
Design: LabZero

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Cosy Chair!

. Monday, December 15, 2008
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A heated "chaise longue"to accumulate, without dispersion, heat where is needed, avoiding to waste it for the entire space. Check out how interesting is the space / place (bottom right) to fit your slippers to heat them!!!
Design: SMAQ (Sabine Muller and Andreas Quednau)

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Just Do Hit!!!

. Saturday, December 13, 2008
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If your way of relaxing isn't a comfy chair with beautiful music, I certainly recommend this chair! You hit and sit!
Created in 2000 for Droog Design, the Do Hit chair is customized by the consumer. Pound, beat, smash the steel cube into the shape you desire. Sledge hammer included!
Pre-formed Do Hit's are also available!

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Sonic Chair!

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Designed in 1966, Eero Aarnio's Ball Chair was described as "a room within a room", a comfortable place of refuge. His version was updated into the Sonic Chair. For music lovers it includes a four channel amplifier, two stereo channels etc. Obviously there is a range of input jacks for feeds from Cd and MP3 players, IPod and laptops.
It isn't cheap though!!! Around 6'000 Euros!

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Evnts in the Sky!

. Friday, December 12, 2008
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After 500 dinners created in 25 countries with "Dinner in the Sky" the company "Events in the Sky" (Belgium) also created weddings on a different level! The structure, as for dinners, is suspended in the air and can host around 20 people.
Design and production: Events in the Sky

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Matches Calendar!

. Friday, December 5, 2008
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A calendar about the idea of "energy". Each month is characterized by a page of matches, each one of them represents a day. A very original idea by a Ukranian artist.
"The idea was to create as unique a calendar so that the process of its presenting would become an outstanding event. Alongside with this, it was important to expose the idea of "energy", as it is predetermined by the name and logo of the company. Each page is a month and it looks like a comb made of matches that correspond to the days. The matches are real and the construction of the calendar is absolutely safe".

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Sky Village!

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This is the winning project for a competition located in Rødovre, an independent municipality of Denmark, where a new residential tower was needed.
The new skyscraper includes a hotel, apartments, stores and offices.
The design is based on a grid of boxes, or "pixels," which are ~646 square feet each and arranged around the building's central core. The tower is 116 flexible meters.
Beautiful!
Design: MVRDV

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Orbit!

. Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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Wall mounted clock. Anodised aluminium
Designer words:
"With its original elliptical hands this clock changes shape like a satellite changes orbit. Every minute, every hour, orbit creates a different shape on your wall. Wait and see orbit create an elegant display of the time in hours, minutes and seconds. Made from aluminium with an anodic treatment, the hands are powered by a high precision quartz clock mechanism.With its original elliptical hands this clock changes shape like a satellite changes orbit. Every minute, every hour, orbit creates a different shape on your wall. Wait and see orbit create an elegant display of the time in hours, minutes and seconds. Made from aluminium with an anodic treatment, the hands are powered by a high precision quartz clock mechanism".
Design: Dave Keune in collaboration with Sander Mulder

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Bookmark!

. Monday, December 1, 2008
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Bookmark is a lamp you can use especially when reading. The interesting part is that you can also use it to put your book on without loosing the page you were reading!
Design: Sang Jin Lee

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Global Warming

. Sunday, November 30, 2008
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The designer group NEL tells stories through objects. They design taking ideas from actual facts. Politics, social issues. The "Global Warming" project is a rug where a polar bear finds himself lost on a iceberg, metaphor of a involuntary castaway in the middle of the ocean, victim of global warming. Nice design with meaning!
Design: NEL
Producer: Nanimarquina

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Playsam

. Thursday, November 27, 2008
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Not only games! True classics of swedish design.
Design: Playsam

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Monday, November 24, 2008

L'Arbre de Flonville

. Monday, November 24, 2008
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"Taking the general notion of a standard public space as a starting point, we considered how we could create a space of familiarity whilst still dynamic and engaging".
Beautiful work of architecture/design that revitalized an area very beautifully.
Designer: Samuel Wilkinson in collaboration with Oloom
Location: Lausanne, switzerland

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The Measure Range!

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"Measure is a range of paper products that provide the tools to poke, prod, and measure just about everything around us.
Inspired by the strong graphic language and seductive simplicity of measuring tools; the Measure range comprises useful, relevant information for every day use in the home.
Titles in the range are: Produce in season, Everyday, Wine, Height, Lunar phases, and Yearly calendar".
Nice Christmas Gift!!!
Design: The Foundry

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rainfall Measuring Wellington Boots!

. Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Very nice to have them where it rains a lot! Like in Venice!

Produced in 2 colors (White and Black) these boots measure the height of rainfall where needed! They are actually pretty fun to wear them...even where it doesn't rain that much!
Designer: Stefano Pirovano
Producer: Regina Regis

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bubblicious!

. Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Designer's words: "A bowl comprised of varying volumes of spheres, to place fruit of different sizes, in a way that enables to position the object in a new equilibrium each time, due to the change in the center of gravity".
I like this object quite a lot. It allows you to display fruits in a fashiony way. I guess I will use it more as a piece of art on the table since usually I buy too many fruits and never eat them all...!
Design: d-VISION


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Useful + Agreeable House!

. Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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"Useful + Agreeable (U+A) based in Vancouver, are one of the most informed web-tv based sites that focus on travel, leisure, and contemporary design. U+A and NMDA have joined forces to offer predesigned houses to a growing market of design conscious consumers who wish to have their houses as well designed as the products that surround them in contemporary life. To begin the process, NMDA has designed a concept project based on verticality, minimum footprint, and the aspiration to prefabricate major components of the house off-site".
Design: NMDA (Neil M. Denari Architects)

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Absolut Masquerade!

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The new design for Absolut Vodka's 2008 Limited Edition packaging Masquerade consists in covering the bottle with more than 3200 paillettes. The campaign - entitled "in an Absolut world every night is a masquerade" - will be the fifth limited-edition bottle released by the premium vodka company, following the success of previous designs, such as Disco and Bling Bling.
Cute!
Design/production: Absolut Vodka

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Monday, November 17, 2008

ESCAPsulE!

. Monday, November 17, 2008
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"Teenagers typically yearn for solitary time to contemplate their experiences and figure out who they are. The ESCAPsulE provides a private space for that journey, a space to mould an identity. Within the chair the teenager seeks refuge and discovers calm. They are hidden from the outside world while discovering and creating their own world in a contained space. The chair itself features inner pockets to hide personals and a flip down desktop to hold a laptop. The design combines a retro style beanbag interior, with a buff, smooth roto-moulded polyethylene exterior. It moulds together material and aesthetic trends from the past and the present in sync with teenage fashion".
Design: Troy Backhouse

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Friday, November 14, 2008

100lica!

. Friday, November 14, 2008
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A serie of 100 chairs painted by hand. 100 faces for 100 chairs. Feelings, emotions, expressions!
Project idea: Boris Mateši
Project: 100lica

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Topography Plates!

. Thursday, November 13, 2008
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There is absolutely no doubt, in my mind, that food is art. Food itself, when cooked and presented in a certain way is not that different from a piece of art, a painting or a sculpture. Only if I think of Ferran Adrià, an excellent cook specialized in "culinary foam", art is what comes to my mind.
Obviously presentation in food is essential. And presenting food in these plates will certainly make the difference!

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Providence!

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"I wanted to make a form which creates a physical conversation between the people using it and the form itself. The structure is incredibly strong and lightweight (for its size)."
I love this seating called Providence entirely made of steam-bent White Oak. I am not sure if I should consider it as a piece of furniture or a wonderful work of art! I guess it is both!

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