RE-DESIGNING…. LAUNCHING 1ST FEBRUARY WITH NEW DESIGN AND NEW URL! CHECK IT OUT… LOT’S OF NEW STUFF… SURPIRSES AND MORE SUPRISES TO YOU, READER!!!!
1ST FEBRUARY… COMING SOON
A selection of gorgeous cushions to complement any room. We are delighted to offer five cushions that have been created using our favourite fabrics, from luxurious cut velvets and sumptuous silks to soft plain and printed linens, as well as three unique and specially embroidered designs.
Great cushions at designers guild shop. Purchase them all here……….
This action consisted of three different child faces of ethnic backgrounds: Asian, Black and Indian. The mouth had an opening just where the coin to release the supermarket cart is inserted. Each coin would symbolically feed a child. Under the image, it says ” You can feed a child for two days with what you spend renting this cart. HELP
Created by agency, Zapping, Madrid.
Fuseproject has proudly revamped the Birki’s garden clog, and the re-invented classic is ready to be put to use. This new ultra-lightweight, completely water-friendly clog has an EVA sole designed to channel water out from under the shoe, helping its wearer maintain a sure grip while working hard in the garden or anywhere. When the job is done, you just hose them off. The new Birki’s have no assembled parts. So no stitching, no joints, no glued parts – just 100% water-proof ease.
SFMOMA’s design series 2 is now open and features the work of Yves Bêhar and fuseproject. It is the second in a series devoted to showcasing emerging talents in the fields of architecture, graphic design, and industrial design – and it is fuseproject’s first solo show in the US.
Organized around six themes: move, step, touch, hold, connect, and expand; this exhibition includes designs for a range of clients including Birkenstock, BMW MINI, and Toshiba, as well as some purely conceptual pieces that we hope will get you thinking… and dreaming.
Featured in the exhibit is our newest creation: the Inner Light. The organic shape of the Inner Light is created by its large ring-shaped form. An electroluminescent film on the inner surface of each ring emits a radiating light from the inside of the structure. The achieved effect is a warm, encircling glow which has to be seen in person to experience the full mesmerizing impact.
The Feel seating system is driving the world crazy. It is the hotest thing in the upper class luxuries gifts in the United states. A belief that the body´s position is a mirror to the soul lies behind the Feel Seating system, which can change its form according to the emotional state of the body. Animi
The Autumn 2006 collection sees the launch of Hani Rashid’s ‘Desktop Architecture’ for Alessi – a range of uber cool desktop items challenging the more mundane designs of everyday office items we normally take for granted. The range includes the ‘Scud’ desk organiser, the ‘Stila’ paper knife and the ‘Trina’ pen & pencil holder all in stainless steel. To compliment the range the ‘Parq’ desk tray comes in three subtle colours. What’s more, with prices starting at just £15.00 for the paper knife this Alessi range won’t break the bank either. Hani Rashid was born in Cairo in 1958 and now lives in New York, where he founded Studio Asymptote in 1988. He is one of the most interesting exponents of the group of young international designers assiciated with ‘digital architecture’, and the designer of the new Alessi showroom in New York.
Great Items at the french brand Coming B. Check them out
Ligne de Maison (Home line)
Pillow Picto Poire (10e) and Bolster Picto Poire (12.5e)
Printed Pillows (11.5e each)
Home Accessories line
Watering-can (10e) and Vase (3.76e)
Pack in Crochet (3.99e) and Teapot (6.51e)
Candle Cup Structures: 1(41.25e) and 2(21.25e)
Check out theis amazing “falling garden” by by swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Joerg Lenzlinger.
“The Doge (Mocenigo) needed a church so as to be able to have a monumental tomb built for himself, the church (San Staë) needed a saint so as to be able to be built, the saint (San Eustachio) needed a miracle so as to be pronounced a saint, the miracle needed a stag in order to be seen, and we built the garden for the reindeer. The visitors lie on the bed above the doge’s gravestone, and the garden thinks for them.”
OTHER WORKS BY GERDA AND JOERG LENZLINGER
La Maison Rouge Paris
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,Kanazawa (Japan)
Series with 30 pictures,
Take a look at these amazing chandelliéres from Mathieu Challiéres Paris, made of rope, wire and other materials that we may not know, due to the secret of the business… They are absolutely amazing, and worth to check out, and If possible to have at home. There are many other items to be explored, so have a good trip through one of the most creative collections I’ve ever seen.
via xt decor mag
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Mary-Ann Williams, the creator behind Illu Stration, was born 1965 in Cape Town, South Africa, studied Fashion-Design, Pattern-Design, Textile-Design, Interior-Design, Interior-Architecture und Hat-Design in Cape Town and Germany and decided to stay in Germany because of Apartheid. In 1984 she started using felts (felting) for fashion and hats. After starting with her own fashion and hats collection she later specialized in the development of textile products in the HIGH END section of interior design. She creates home accessories, bowls, lights, table accessories, kitchen accessories, living accessories, greeting cards, bags, carpets, hats and fashion and she is advising in interior design solutions. Her innovative designs find international interest. She brings structures and 3-dimensionality into the so far known 2-dimensionality.
I went talking to her,
Coxi: What was the biggest influence in your work untill today?
M-Ann: South Africa: You can learn of poor people collecting waste and making something new out of it.
Coxi: Tell me a little bit about your artistic path.
M-Ann:It was stony: I took all obstacles that were laid in my way to build a bridge, my way to success.
Coxi: Were do you get inspiration?
M-Ann: It’s a combination of hard work and what’s happening around me in the world of fashion, art, architecture and everyday living – and a good sense of humor.
Coxi: Designers/Artists you admire?
M-Ann: My Dad, he was real.
Coxi: How is your work environment?
M-Ann: Almost everything is white. Large windows with a nice view all over the town. 40km of forest starting behind my house. Naturally green.
Coxi: What is your favourite piece of art that you have at home? Old or recently bought…
M-Ann: My son – always good for a surprise. You never know what comes next!!
Coxi: Do you think these days people can talk about a global design culture?
M-Ann: There does exist a global design culture. Internet and all the digitalisation of images was a big step towards globalisation. The blogs do the rest.
Coxi: Are you living your ideal lifestyle?
M-Ann: I`m always looking for a new challenge.
Coxi: How would you describe your style of work?
M-Ann: The simple, sensual and poetry of my work makes it more than textile – it`s a state-of-art design that has its own purity of form.
Coxi: Do you have any other job?
M-Ann: My jobs: Fashion – hats – accessories – furniture textiles – interior design – interior decorating – colour planning .
Slip into deep and tranquil slumber with our Cris Notti Sleep Masks. These sleep masks have silk backs, inner padding, and elastic lace-like straps in a matching color – perfect for a soft touch to the face and hair. Choose from Retro Blue, Blue Capri, Cherry Blossom, Morocco Tangerine, Kimono Turquoise, and Golden Leopard, and Black Dragon. Each sold separately. Purchasde them here
Her famous vintage inspired, cheerful prints; Cath Kidston, Grazia’s Designer of the Year, has added feminine chic to the Nokia 6111 and Nokia 6230i. Exclusive to The Carphone Warehouse, Nokia has given two of their best selling handsets a gorgeous makeover using three of Cath’s most popular prints: Bird, Pop flowers and Star. Get your hands on one of these exclusive limited edition handsets! Purchase them here
For all the “tea lovers” here is a great and original online shop for you, Leaf! The best teas, infusions, with great packages and utensils! Also a great idea for christmas presents…
Set up in 2005 as a small independent business, Leaf is an invitation to discover the satisfaction and simplicity of quality leaf teas and infusions. Leaf is the perfect place to get started with leaf teas, with simple, authentic, delicious, top quality crops that will please your senses with a whole new world of tastes beyond the everyday tea you know.