Friday, March 30, 2007

Karin and her butterflies

Karin, my fantastic multifunctional friend has butterflies in her stomach. She is going to exhibit a product at the Milan furniture fair, which is, as you all know, the most important fair of the year. I’m so proud of her, see you there babe! Do you want do know more about her, check out her blog site (in swedish)

Andrea Valentini

Andrea Valentini born and raised in Rhode Island USA, received both Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Interior Architecture degrees from (RISD). With more than 14 years of professional experience as a commercial and residential Interior Architect, receiving several awards for her interiors, she began to set her focus and explorations on "the object in space."

Intending to combine and expand her knowledge and experience as an artist/ designer, she has developed a body of work that is now a portfolio of product design being noticed both nationally and internationally. She is among a very select group of designers' chosen by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum 2003 Triennial, "Inside Design Now" which represents the quality, range and vitality of current U.S. design practice today. She has also been nominated for a National Design Award in Product Design.

material of the week

M2uur bv develops, produces and installs specially printed wall panels and facing panels that are unique to each client’s personal requirements. All types of digital image (photographic, typographic, illustrative or graphic) can be incorporated into wall and façade coverings.

The advantage of this is that whereas in the past development, production and installation required the services of three separate parties, now the client only has to deal with one single contact point.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

colourful inspiration

Sometimes you need just a range of beautiful colours, put together in a row to be inspired and get your creativity floating.

And I received my press card for the Milan furniture fair, anyone else interested in an article from the most important fair of the year. Please tell.

Friday, March 23, 2007

the illustrator of the week

Hannah Stouffer
is like the Baudelairian flaneur of the French boulevards in her own private world. With an authentic passion for the imagery that informs her reality, Stouffer cites both Monster Truck rallies and Parisian wallpaper among the visual panorama that inspires her to actualize what goes on in her mind’s eye.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lisa Bengtsson

Just received those lovely patterns from my friend, Lisa Bengtsson who’s a graphical designer. I’m amazed how she surprises me with something new and stunning every day. Do I sense a trend leaving the floral patterns and going towards more abstract black & white photos? Look more at her Flickr. And if you are in my hometown Stockholm around may you have to stop by at her final exhibition.

karins jewellery

I would call her my multifunctional friend, Karin from Sweden. Last time I saw her she was doing industrial design, now she’s doing everything from graphical design to mobile pockets and recently I discovered her new topic is jewellery. Enjoy more of those beautiful pieces at her Blog site.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Susan Bradley

I discovered Susan Bradley beautiful furniture a while ago, I love how she incorporates the floral patterns into a three dimensional way in her furniture design.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Shoe exhibition

Candela Cort design + Pedro Miralles shoes

Yesterday me and my photographer friend Victor Puig went to an opening for a shoe exhibition at F.A.D. (Fomen Arts Decorative). Where Spanish designers had made redesigns of Spanish shoe brands. The exhibition titled 'Reinventando el calzado' (Reinventing the footwear) will be open until March 31. Victor Puig took this beautiful shot, check out more of his pictures at his Flickr.

the illustrator of the week

Dkim from NY shows beautifully cached illustrations from everyday life in NYC.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

environmentally friendly fabrics

Every day the teachers struggle to incorporate environmentally- friendly things to our design. So here I found a company which makes environmentally friendly wallpapers and fabrics.

At Mod Green Pod, they offers products that are environmentally-friendly and home-healthy, with 100% organic cotton for the fabrics clean, vinyl-free finish for the wallpapers. Grown without toxic chemicals or pesticides, organic cotton is healthier for the earth’s soil and water, animals, farmers, manufacturers, and finally, YOU. Conventional cotton production uses 25% of the world's insecticides and 10% of the world's pesticides, despite using only 3% of the world's cropland.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

wallpaper, wallpaper, wallpaper

This Chinoiserie style wallcovering is bang on trend for the style of interior decoration at the moment. It has a pretty flowering floral pattern characterised with playful birds and butterflies, the strong monochromatic colourway ensures that the decorative quality of the design is bold and contemporary

check out the website of graham&brown
Wonderfully, simple yet stunning

Friday, March 9, 2007

refreshing a corner?

This is a good example of how a simple corner could look different depending on the colour of the wall. Wouldn’t it be something to design a wallpaper where it changes colour depending on your mood.

week of pattern

Two patterns that I created...

wall decoration

This simple graffiti flower makes you wall definitely more alive. Put the flower in a position were it's not expected and the effect will be even more influential to the rest of the room. The picture is from Marie Claire.

If you prefer a more controlled flower this image is lovely to have over your bed. Picture from apartment therapy

Monday, March 5, 2007

Can something be more perfect?

One of my favourite chairs through history designed by Arne Jacobsen upholstered by my favourite contemporary designer Tord Boontje.

Arne Jacobsen
is one of the most influential 20th century architects and designers, and created this chair in 1957 for the lobby and reception areas at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Now it’s reborn by Tord Boontje for kvadrat

Saturday, March 3, 2007

butterflies on your wall

This light installation from Vanessa Hannen is delightful. FLATTER reflects light from the wall and can be used to hang bags or accessories. The display comes in two sizes and four colours; red, blue, green and pink.