Monday, October 5, 2009

Level Green by J. Mayer H. Studio

. Monday, October 5, 2009
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A maxi-permanent-installation thought and constructed to explain and promote gree awareness.
Here you can find every technological device/media to learn how to use
in a responsible way global resources.
The space, 1000sq meters is very high tech and almost surreal, with video installations, touch screeen displays, corridors with 3D effects that can distort our sensorial perception by simulating climate effects.
Design/Architect: J. Mayer H. Studio
Media Design: Art+Com

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Monday, August 31, 2009

"Nomadic Wonderland" by Eunsuk Hur

. Monday, August 31, 2009
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Textile designer Eunsuk Hur's "Nomadic Wonderland" is a modular panel that can be used as a space decoration and as a dress.
"Each interchangeable piece can be put together in a variety of ways allowing the user freedom of design for different outfits, playful experimentationwith color and shapes according to their different occasions and user's appropriate application".
Designer: Eunsuk Hur



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Monday, July 6, 2009

NYC Garbage

. Monday, July 6, 2009
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New York City garbage transformed into art. A designed package started as an experiment is today a real form of art. Justin Gignac started by picking up trash/found objects in Times Square and ended up by putting it inside transparents cubes, sealed, dated and signes. Very impressive!

Gallery: NYCGarbage

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Living with Dinosaur by Sayaka Yamamoto

. Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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Living with Dinosaur is a collection of soft interior objects inspired by dinosaur bones by the japanese designer Sayaka Yamamoto of the group Bcxsy.


Presented during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2009 in Milan this project/game is composed by rubber-coated foam .



"Since I was a child I was fascinated by the world of dinosaurs. I tried to imagine how our homes could look like if we could bring in some parts of those huge creatures".

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Flying Carpet by Emiliana Design

. Monday, June 15, 2009
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Flying Carpet can be described as a space within a space. A 2 x 2 meters area for relaxation. 100% wool and felt. A new domestic typography.


Special mention of the Jury. Delta Awards ADI_FAD 2003


Permanent Collection Decorative Art Museum of Barcelona


Design: Emiliana for Nanimarquina

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Couture Shoes by Marloes ten Bhömer

. Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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Fashion? Art ? Architecture?
Yes indeed! These are shoes! Maybe architecture, perhaps an experiment. Between reality and futuristic prototypes these shoes are simply incredible and hard to classify! They look hitech but they are all handmade.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Organ Donor Dolls by David Foox

. Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Lungs, heart, liver and kidney. Designed by David Foox to encourage people to become organ donors. These dolls are part of "a blind box concept - meaning, it is a surprise as to which ORGAN DONOR you will receive".






Design Concept: David Foox

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Bauhaus!

. Monday, May 11, 2009
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Bauhaus, the legendary school that combined crafts and the fine arts was born 90 years ago in Weimar. Germany will celebrate this event through exhibitions, events and more!!!
For more infos: Bauhaus 2009

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Contrail by Studio Gelardi

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Contrail is a device that, mounted on a bycicle frame, spreads chalk on its back wheel, that, subsequently traces a "trail" an the street. Now you can litterally communicate your cycling stories!
Design/concept: Studio Gelardi

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Front - Design made in Sweden!

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Sofia Lagerkvist, Anna Lindgren, Charlotte von der Lancken and Katja Sävström were selected in 2003 for the "Satellite", a collateral Pavillion to the Salone del Mobile in Milan. This year they came back with different pieces of their collections.



Here are some of their work. Funny, somehow intrestingly kitsch, sophisticate. They're already being called the "anti-Ikea" but in fact, they actually worked with the swedish multinational brand proposing lamps and chairs.



Their work ranges from chairs to vases, fom art to sculptural furniture. From fake-bookshelves to horse with a lamp on their head!


Go and check their website immediately! Incredible and interesting work!
Design: FRONT

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Monday, April 20, 2009

"Clouds" by R. & E. Bouroullec

. Monday, April 20, 2009
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Technological innovation and natural themes are the main characteristics of the brothers Bouroullec's research.


The project "Clouds" consists in a serie of octagonal textile modules that are assembled together.



The work speaks for itself! Incredible effects!



The modules assemblage generates different forms, shapes giving the space in which they hang a completely different reading.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Philippe Bestenheider's Projects

. Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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Forms and lines are probably the main characteristics of Philippe Bestenheider's design furniture.


Geometry and materiality. This chair collection "lui5" and "lui6" designed for Fratelli Boffi will be launched at the Milan "Salone del Mobile" the end of this month.

Chairs from the Nanook Collection. Their structure reminds us of natural forms. Very ancient in the idea behind its design but very futuristic in regards of its technology. Resin structure with printed fabric.





Design: Philippe Bestenheider

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Skin Dresses by Philips Design Probes

. Friday, April 3, 2009
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The prototype-fabrics of Philips Design Probes can become soon reality.

"One of this year’s Probe project areas is SKIN, which examines the future integration of sensitive materials in the area of emotional sensing – the shift from ‘ intelligent’ to ‘sensitive’ products and technologies.
As part of SKIN, we have developed two ‘Soft Technology’ outfits to identify the future for high tech materials and Electronic Textile Development in the area’s of skin and emotional sensing.
The dresses show emotive technology and how the body and the near environment can use pattern and color change to interact and predict the emotional state
".
Very impressive!





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Monday, March 23, 2009

Multiple Zaha

. Monday, March 23, 2009
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Architects lately put their energy outside the world of architecture as we know it. Building apparel, objects and other everyday pieces. It is also architecture we are looking at since they all deal with form, structure, colors and many other elements of architecture. Zaha Hadid is lately working with different companies creating shoes, taps, and more!

Tap of the future! The architect joins brassware british manufacturer Triflow for this very architectural everyday piece.
"The design is a formal expression of the continuous flow of liquid - merging the spout, body and handle of the tap in a seamless trajectory of curvilinear geometries".
Very elegant indeed.





Zaha Hadid is also working with French-based fashion label Lacoste to create a footwear collection that's slated for release in spring/summer 2009.








Teaming up with Melissa, brasilian brand for this eco-vegan plastic shoes.
100% recyclable.



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