Friday, October 26, 2007
I love this project by Rafael Morgan.
The Light Drop is supposed to make people think about how we are dealing with our natural resources, in this particular case, the water, which is the main source of energy for every living organism in this fantastic world. Water is energy indeed.
This wall-mounted lighting element illuminates the custom-molded polycarbonate bulb with an embedded, dimmable LED in the faucet, which is intuitively controlled by the tap -- the more you twist, the more light you get -- which also is a good way to contextualize energy use (though at a greatly reduced rate, compared to an incandescent version of the same design.
Beautiful table from Rafael Morgan. this is what he says about his own table design: The hope table is not only about hope, it is about beauty and visual poetry. It is about telling other young designers like me to never give up creating original designs.
There are great ideas everywhere…You just have to look into the right way. Maybe ideas are just like a message in a bottle, floating in the deep ocean, just waiting for the right people to find it.
It´s all about hope! Never give up!
Everyday we live the illusion of freedom and in fact, we are just like fishes in a bowl.
We are trapped by invisible borders like, ignorance, lies, rules, hypocrisies and old paradigms and concepts.
The fish in the bowl thinks he is free, because he has passed all his life in that condition...So do we.
The fishcage comes to remember us that the first step to be free is finding the real obstacles that keep us away from the real freedom.
Stephen Ryan is an interior designer from London who has many years of experience under his belt and seems to be able to adapt to many different styles. Modern, traditional, dark colours, neutral colours...and talk about gorgeous furniture, lighting, art and fabrics. Warm textures and colours are abundant in his portfolio.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
For the launch of the new Volkswagen Fox 21 international artists from the fields of graphic design, urban art and illustration turned Hotel Fox in central Copenhagen, into the world’s most exciting and creative lifestyle hotel.
61 rooms, 21 artist, 1,000 ideas
Each room is an individual piece of art. From whacky comical styles to strict graphic design. From fantastic street art and Japanese Manga to simply spaced out fantasies. You will find flowers, fairytales, friendly monsters, dreaming creatures, secrets vaults and…
ISAK is a brand of design gifts and co-ordinated home accessories. They are all about beautiful happy things!
Designer and founder is Sandra Isaksson. She is a graphic desgner and illustrator and in her creative studio she works with pattern design for textile, wallpaper and print as well as book design, corporate identity and illustration.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
How do you frame your life?
Lisa Bengtsson graduated from Berghs School of Communication in Sweden last spring and recently debuted her first pattern collection. One of her patterns took form of a wallpaper called “the family”.
She got inspired by ancient times. A time that you cannot return to, but a time you still care for and want to remember. Lisa gives you the opportunity to put your own personal touch onto the wallpaper and asks the question; how do you frame your life? The costumer makes its own decision whereas to frame their grandmother, children or friends. Maybe you want to have the wallpaper just as an artwork and let it stand on it’s own. Why not frame your favorite knob with your favorite necklace.
You can by the wallpaper here. Check out more of her patterns on her website: www.lisabengtsson.se
Monday, October 8, 2007
sophie cook graduated in 1997 from camberwell school of arts. her work now sells worldwide and is also featured in permanent museum collections.
currently throwing porcelain bottles and pods on the wheel, her vibrant glazes embody subtle, sculptural shapes to create fluid, almost luminous forms which suggest a contemporary feel to a traditional craft.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
As part of designersblock 2007 concrete blond exhibited a new range of ‘walled paper’ patterns alongside the
launch of various new textures and surface treatments. Οrnate wallpaper patterns are embossed onto concrete surfaces, transforming the traditionally brutal aesthetic of the material.
Pafos, Cyprus, is the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, born from the foaming waves of its shores. Almyra, meaning "taste of the sea", brings its own beauty to Pafos, transforming the resort experience and adding a contemporary flavour to a historical town.
Simple, practical and understated, the 158 guestrooms at Almyra - all of which have either Mediterranean or garden views - are about style and convenience. With a careful eye towards enriching the family holiday experience, the hotel has extra facilities for children, and many of the spacious rooms are suitable for sharing. Indeed, one of the Almyra's two pools is designed specifically for younger guests, and both are heated in winter.
Savour Greek specialities at the hotel's three restaurants, including a traditional "Ouzeri", and freshly caught fish at "Mosaics". In the evenings, capture one of Cyprus' blazing sunsets from the terrace of the Helios bar, and dream of the next day on this mystical island.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
design sponge is coming out the new doors of her re-designed site full barrels i must say! all her posts have been popping and fresh! and now she's added a diy wednesdays feature to the new mix with san francisco-based lauren smith and derek fagerstrom of the curiosity shoppe. they will be serving as design*sponge’s craft editors and will join her every wednesday afternoon for a new diy project starting with this crate display case idea! get the instructions here!