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January 31, 2007

This is the last day of life*fever as a wordpress.com blog! Tommorrow it will be a big day, with the launching of a new design and feautures… So don’t miss it! Check out here, at midnight the new link!

But before I go, I had to share this videos with you, that I have discovered at fashion pig.. They are amazing. Very fashionable moments..





Supermarket Cart – Charity Awareness

December 26, 2006

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.

Yves Béhar

December 26, 2006

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.

fuse project 

Animi

December 26, 2006

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

Desktop Architecture

December 26, 2006

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.

SuperString

December 17, 2006

A lamp and lanpshade made of fiberoptics , like drawing with light  in the air. Check it out. Designewd by Thomas Malmber

Alien Installation

December 5, 2006

“Extra-Terrestrial Activity”

By Edouard François

via pruned 

Mag Nation Installation

December 5, 2006

Check out the latest photos form Mag Nation installation

via sneakerfreaker 

Sustainable bag

December 4, 2006

The first installment of sustainable style gift recommendations is in the bag, literally. The creatively recycled materials in any of these gift-worthy bags will definitely warm the heart of your favorite earth-lovers. + $38-$114 from Branch Home

via inhabitat 

Match Lamp

November 30, 2006

Check out this great match lamp, great to those who want to give an alternative look to their homes…

Tree Installation

November 30, 2006

a recent installation by dutch artist and designer simon heijdens  nature is become rare. even the trees we see in our cities are planned and managed. Projected onto a façade in the centre of berlin (checkpoint charlie), the ‘tree’ is an intervention that questions the role of nature in the built environment. Sensors pick up the movement of passers by and changes in the weather. Virtual branches sway to real wind.
digital leaves fall to the sounds of the city street. Throughout the installation the tree becomes barer and barer, creating an ongoing image of human activity.

Via DesignBoom

New stuff at core77

November 30, 2006

 Studio Bullitts : Jaren Goh

Singapore-based industrial designer Jaren Goh’s Rollertoaster just may revolutionize toast as we know it. His 2006 Red Dot Award-winning design not only toasts bread, but it also allows the user to watch the slice magically transform before their eyes—from cold and squishy to hot ‘n crispy! Read the whole story in our Studio Bullitts section.

Fujitsu foldable UMPC concept 


Spotted at T3, this pocket-sized Fujitsu folding laptop concept foreshadows a bright and sunny future for UMPCs. It’s no surprise that this slick piece came from NYC’s tech and style-savvy ID firm Antenna Design.

Via Core 77

Talking to Catalina Estrada

November 25, 2006

I went talking to Catalina Estrada, an artist born and raised in Medellín, Colombia. There she graduated in Graphic Design. Seven years ago she decided to travell to Europe, and stayed in Paris for a wilde, then moved to Barcelona where she graduated in Plastic Arts. Today she is a freelance designer and illustrator and she also teaches illustration at IDEP in BCN.

Coxi: How did you started? How have you realised you wanted to become an artist?

Catalina: I´ve always loved painting and drawing, I don´t know if I realised I wanted to become an artist, I just started doing what I liked and try to enjoy the whole process, worked a lot like crazy, got obsessed with images, colors, and above everything I tried to make real all the ideas that came to my mind, and now it´s like I´m doing what I love the most and even better I´m getting payed for it.

Coxi: What was the biggest influence in your work untill today?

Catalina: Many things have influenced my work, however I guess my mother´s usage of color is one of the greatests influences in what I do, every wall in her house is painted with a different color, she has beautiful objects that she collects all over the place, and she´s got a really personal and original sense of beauty. 

Coxi: Tell me a little bit about your artistic path. 

Catalina: I was born and raised in Colombia, there I graduated in graphic design. 7 years ago I moved to Barcelona and studied Fine Arts specialized in Lithography. I began to focus on illustration a couple of years ago and I also altern it with my personal art projects and that´s what I´ve been doing lately and I feel really happy about it !

Coxi: What are your main goals when you create?

Catalina: Feel proud of what I create

Coxi: Were do you get inspiration? 

Catalina: Music is one of my greatest sources of inspiration, I listen to songs and I want to create a new piece, mostly anything that´s emotional, also movies, books, folk art, etc…

Coxi: Do you rule by any tendency in your creative work, or you only follow what comes in your mind?

Catalina: I guess I mostly follow what comes in my mind and in my heart

Coxi: Designers/Artists you admire? 

Catalina: All pre-raphaelites, all arts and crafts artists, many folk artis from latin america, art nouveau artists, modernist, among many others.

Coxi: How is your work environement? 

Catalina: I work at home, I share one of the rooms with my very talented husband (who by the way helps me a lot with everything I do and I couldn´t live without him), and we have a small studio here, we have two big tables with two big screens ( I just bought a very big screen) and that´s it basicly. I have most part of the studio taken with boxes, prints, more boxes, painting stuff, sometimes is a mess but mostly it´s a very nice place.

Coxi: What is your favourite piece of art that you have at home? old or recently bought…

Catalina: I´ll take the pictures of it so that you can see it.  (“We’ll be waiting!!!”)

Coxi: What is your bedside table book at the moment?

Catalina: I have like a pile of books waiting for me to read them, I don´t know why I´m reading many at the same time so I never seem to finish none, but at the moment I have all this in my bedside table:

Coxi: Are you living your ideal lifestyle?

Catalina: Absolutely, I just wish I had a bit more time to travel more.

Coxi: What haven’t you done yet that you definitely want to try someday? 

Catalina: Live in a house near the sea.

Click here to take a look at Catalina latest exhibition 

wall patterns at B+N

November 23, 2006

B&N Industries is an innovative designer and manufacturer of products and systems for the retail, architectural, and consumer industries. They continually develop Fresh, Fun, and functional approaches to solutions that enhance environments. With the launch of Iconic™ Carved Relief Panels, B&N has secured a new way of providing innovative technologies and design options for the contract, retail, and hospitality industry. This amazing wall patterns are the prove of all the concept of creation, check them all out.

hot*finds

November 22, 2006

Eco-Friendly Footwear by Terra Plana.   via inhabitat

Open Edition LED Clock available at mocoloco shop

Yutori Kimono Shoes by Puma on freshness magazine.                     via Josh Spear 

Cube Ski Hotels.       via the cool hunter

Mimobot designer flash Drivers         via notcot 

Moonstruck

November 22, 2006

It is not a latest new on design, but yet is gorgeous. The Franckfurt 2005 Best Design Winner, an exquisite ligh by fienedigne, is one of the most amazing lights I’ve ever seen. Moonstruck light objects are slip casted and perforated, each shpere is 100 % handcrafted. No stencils are used with the flower pattern, which makes each piece a bit different and unique. So all this makes this design piece a must have at home. I can tell you that your home would look much incredibly better with one “moonstruck”.

OTHER ITEM BY FIENEDIGNE

black coloured porcelain – outside polished, inside glazed, silkprinted, food safe – dishwasher proof

Illu Stration

November 22, 2006

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.

MORE AMAZING ITEMS

click in the images to go to the website page

 

Design Lush

November 21, 2006

DESIGNLUSH is an innovative collection of contemporary furniture dedicated to the art of design. Located at the prestigious NYDC, 200 Lexington Avenue, the showroom consists of specialty furniture, lighting and home accents that are sure to delight you. We cater to trade professionals and specialty clients seeking unique, quality, custom designed pieces. They make the most exquisit lights with some etnic inspirations.

Saint B Mp3

November 18, 2006

Saint B is a Flash-player in a chrome-plated steel body frame. A form of the player is inspired by the original Christian symbol, the cross. Indeed, we wear it in the same manner as a player – around the neck. We are playing not only with the form, but with religious symbolsycs. This player immediately brings many questions – whether it is possible to listen to any kind of music on it? Whether it can keep on playing a role of the religious symbol? Does everybody have a moral right to wear this thing?