I’m a big fan of what Karton are doing creatively in regards to environmentally friendly design: 100% recyclable and flexible ingenuity. I particularly appreciate the decorative feature options for the home or office, including various animal trophies. Available exclusively online, Karton keeps things easy and fun and adds something unique to the space you live […]
Sergey Safonov from Moscow has in a short time managed to make quite a name for himself in the toy design world. He won great praise for Moon Fox and other characters from his Moon Wanderer series. Safonov explains that, as a child, he often wondered what happened at night while people slept, and so […]
These freakishly beautiful and realistic David Bowie Dolls are the work of New York-based author and skier E.V. Svetova. Featured on the DeviantArt site (under the name Katyok), Svetova doesn’t make the 70cm high polyurethane resin dolls themselves but customises them with paint and Yamamoto-like style. Sadly, they’re not for sale, instead they are ‘created […]
It’s time to discover the real you. Using this well designed infographic, you can answer probing questions which will analyze your personality and help you get to the bottom of it all. At the very center of the ring is the real you, and radiating outward are the symptoms and results of decisions made in […]
Alan Taylor, that guy that ‘kinda fell into fashion’, is raising the bar with his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Designing for the stronger, arrogant (without being an asshole) personalities amongst us, his collection was based around this year’s muse, Toby Ziegel. The London based designer carried on with his play on classic menswear by revamping the […]
Richard Saja is an accomplished textile designer whose work involves embroidering quirky, brightly coloured patterns on old traditional French toile. Saja transforms historic, rather bland, 18th century figures by embellishing them with Maori face tattoos and clown outfits. One might even find a mohawked Victorian lady dressed as punk-rocker. His original, one-off creations, have landed him partnerships to create designs for some of the biggest retailers in the fashion world: Opening Ceremony and Bloomingdales, among them. His designs feature reguarly on his blog, Historically Inaccurate.
The Paris-based Elemotions design studio is pretty small, but his 100 percent artisan products tend to activate big emotions. And hence his name. Its ever-evolving table e-Sputnik emerges as a clean crystal surface landing on three wooden legs, all departing from a solid spherical ball. Nothing else, nothing more. Very limited editions of the product have been produced and sold during the last two years, each one of them unique and with slight alterations from the previous one. Actually, Antonio Morales, the architect behind the firm, keeps on evolving its design, now exploring a completely foldable wood version of his most well-known table, which should be ready for Spring 2013.
It’s like an iPad, but much thinner and more durable. The Paper Tablet is flexible and might change the way we work behind an office desk. Instead of staring at a screen, this new tablet allows one to have several sheets of paper to run different apps and display documents. The screen is virtually unbreakable and way more fun to interact with than a stationary laptop screen.
Time Magazine compiled a super cool infographic with a series of interconected moments that dramatically transformed the world – the breakthroughs, creations, discoveries, innovations, revolutions and human achievements that have altered the course of history and the way we live our lives.
Gardens, full of mystery and an intangible magic. The centre piece of the gardens in Haifa is The Shrine of The Bab. This is the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen. It has a strange quality to it, as if it has life, or a presence. I’ve never experienced that from an inanimate object before. But like the Taj Mahal in India, it was a building project invested with such a huge amount of love and designs for the ultimate expression of beauty that it now shimmers with these qualities.
Anke makes clothes from another planet. I love her designs. Her pullovers are your best friend for the Berlin winter. Yes, it gets freakin’ cold here, so you want to be packed in wool.
Kristjana is an Icelandic designer who produces vivid giclee prints, wallpapers and silk scarves using Victorian engravings and manipulating them using photoshop. She blends this elegance of the old illustrations with bold colours and new ethereal layouts. The engravings take on a new life wrapped around animals or woven into ancient maps.
I think I’ve found a happy medium: to bring leather lovers and nature huggers to a united circle of hand-holds and peace chants. Since 2006, Clare Vivier has produced the goods that marry French glamour with LA cool. The best news is that Vivier’s design is as good as her social conscience, focusing without compromise […]
These are the most useful pieces of crumpled, indestructible, fabulousness going. Totally waterproof, fool-proof, lightweight and tear resistant, they even highlight a few extra-special ‘soul sights’ to see you navigate your way around the globe. GPS free.