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Monthly Archives: February 2009

And the winners are….

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
And the winners are….

In the end of 2008 were revealed the winners of the most important design contest in Brazil -Museu da Casa Brasileira Design Award -  in a traditional party at the Museum. Here are some of the beautiful products awarded in the furniture category.            From above: 1st place — Continue reading

monochromatic.

Categories: Fashion + Trends
monochromatic.

It's Fashion Week in NYC, and even though I'm not there, I've still been living and breathing the Fall collections for the past six days. So yes, I've got fashion on the brain, specifically monochromatic pieces. After seeing a few different designers send one-color ensembles down the runway, I'm beginning — Continue reading

Greener Gadgets 09

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Greener Gadgets 09

Greener Gadgets, now in its second year, is a one-day conference scheduled for February 27, 2009 and features key representatives from some of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world, innovators from academic thinktanks, members of startups focused on renewable energy, and some of the leading minds in the — Continue reading

Hiroshi Kikuchi Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Hiroshi Kikuchi Architects

One of the design projects from Hiroshi Kikuchi Architects. To see more of their works, visit HiroshiKikuchi.com

100 meters of existence

Categories: Art + Graphics
100 meters of existence

Simon Hogsberg is a talented photographer based in Copenhagen. His latest project is titled "We're All Gonna Die – 100 meters of existence," which consists of an image is that is 100 m long x 78 cm high. There are 178 people in the picture, all shot in the course — Continue reading

100 years, 100 artists

Categories: Art + Graphics
100 years, 100 artists

The London Underground symbol, The Roundel, is probably one of the most successful logos in history, and can be recognized all around the world. To celebrate its 100 years, 100 artists were invited to make new works inspired by it. Here are some of my favorites:               You — Continue reading

Beautiful Bottles

Categories: Art + Graphics
Beautiful Bottles

One of my favorite things about going liquor shopping is perusing the wine bottle aisle and admiring the lovely labels. You can imagine my excitement when I found this website, via NotCot.org: http://lovelypackage.com/. Look at these wine bottles! Beauties.

Modern Porch Swing

Categories: Sustainability
Modern Porch Swing

  This one will stop you in your tracks. The artist-designers certainly deliver to the tag line "modern furniture that hasn't forgotten where it's come from. " The founders of Woodia La Piccolo, Jermey Sisto, Eric Michael Cole and Bruno Acalinas share a love of functional art and a dedication — Continue reading

It’s art! It’s fabric! It’s Marimekko!

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
It’s art! It’s fabric! It’s Marimekko!

The newest artists to join the Marimekko family are as follows:  Sanna Annukka, Iiro A. Ahokas, Erja Hirvi, Maija Louekari, Aino-Maija Metsola and Teresa Moorhouse. Marimekko. Spring 2009.

Clever Cardboard

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Clever Cardboard

Some of us need a little help keeping our homes in order. Especially when some of us live with messy musical types who manage to cover any available surface with a combination of spare change, crumpled receipts, cords, keyboards and the occasional guitar. Whilst I'm not too sure how to — Continue reading

Goodbye Columbus Redux

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Goodbye Columbus Redux

2 Columbus Circle as designed by Edward Durell Stone 2 Columbus Circle after its renovation was completed in 2008. “Painful”, “freaking hideous”, “heartbreaking”, “an awful piece of crap”, are some of comments I received in response to last Friday’s blog post, Goodbye Columbus , about  the renovation of by Brad Cloepfil — Continue reading

Ode to New York City Cabs: VIPP 2009 Limited Edition Yellow Cab

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ode to New York City Cabs:  VIPP 2009 Limited Edition Yellow Cab

Gasoline powered taxis were introduced in New York in 1907 by young businessman Harry N. Allen. He was also the first to introduce the yellow color on taxis. He did this after learning that yellow is the colour easiest seen from a distance. In 1960 the city of New York — Continue reading

Sheep Stable by 70F Architecture, Almere, Netherlands

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
Sheep Stable by 70F Architecture, Almere, Netherlands

Good architecture is usually provided by humans for fellow humans. It is a rare occasion when the human being deigns to provide it for animals too. The city of Almere, Netherlands has a sheep population of about 80 sheep. The sheep are mobilized to keep the powerful weed “acanthus” or — Continue reading

Tropicalia: Take a seat on color

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Tropicalia: Take a seat on color

The Tropicalia Chair is a design of Patricia Urquiola, an industrial designer from Spain, who works for Moroso.  Actually, you can find the model on their site.  The interesting thing about this chair are the strings that conform the body.  The way the different colors mixed in the shape is — Continue reading

Inner Message

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Inner Message

Inner message Ring by designer Yoonjung Yun. These are simply beautiful.

Architecture by Takao Shiotsuka

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Architecture by Takao Shiotsuka

"Garden and Sea" The home was built on an angle to make the most of water views. Very minimalist and modern. Shio-atl.com             

sesame letterpress.

sesame letterpress.

I'm getting married this Fall, and recently I've been searching high and low for the perfect wedding invitations. My fiance and I are looking for something that fits a modern/vintage French aesthetic. I'm pretty particular, but I instantly fell in love with these gorgeous letterpress invites by Sesame Letterpress. The — Continue reading

Design in the supermarket

Categories: Art + Graphics
Design in the supermarket

Well, I can say I`m really passionate about design! The other day I only had to buy some milk, but I ended up taking pictures of a lot of packages I thought had a beautiful design. Unfortunately, in Brazil the designs are not so good yet, but I`m sure the — Continue reading

Message in a Bottle

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Message in a Bottle

Love notes in a bottle. Dangle them as earrings or a necklace. Hand-sculpted gold filled wire forms into unique heart-shaped earrings. Store up your love in a glass bottle and share it with the ones you treasure most. Personalize your notes and message. Designed by Artistic Aya. Happy Valentine's Week.

Size Does Matter

Categories: Art + Graphics
Size Does Matter

The label designs for 12 Inches, by War Design, has left me speechless… “Imagine being briefed to create striking packaging for a product named after the height of the bottle it’s packaged in. With only small prints required, there was a real opportunity to have some fun. The solution was — Continue reading