Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays

Just a little note here to wish Happy Holidays to all the readers of this space.
I hope you did enjoy my discoveries, I certainly enjoy to share the creative stuff I see around with you. I am taking a short break, I will be back in January.

Buone Feste


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Land Rich

Beautiful ornamental bulbs by We Are Land Rich shop in Brooklyn (NY). Perfect for the holidays decorations. I wish I was able to visit their shop.....

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Elena Massari

Fashion Designer Elena Massari is into the "silent movies", and she did translate this feeling into her collection. I have to say that recently I was watching several Hercule Poirot movies myself and the beauty of the costumes was an inspiration for my fall/winter looks. So Elena dresses are perfect for me!


Dear Blog Friends here some lovely pieces of an italian architect turned jewelery designer.
You can buy her necklaces and brooches here.



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Laesse ceramiche

I am really happy to introduce to you my last discovery!
LAESSE is a ceramic atelier based in Oderzo (Treviso), they produce lovely products for the table. I like the simple shapes and the soft colours, they are beautiful objects for the everyday use. The catalogue is under the art direction of designer Stafania Vazzoler. I am really glad to see that italian designers are into small, well crafted and limited series.




Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Marillina Fortuna

Marillina Fortuna is an italian artist. She creates beautiful tridimensional paintings with pieces of junk that she finds along the sea. I love her pieces! Marillina is having right now an exhibition in Milan, " Junk collection Mediterraneo" is open till november 22nd at the Biblioteca Santa Maria Coronata.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Disegno e Design

If you are in Rome you must visit the "Disegno e Design" exhibition.
The visitors can learn how the Italian Design did develop and evolve through drawings and products of the last 60 years. The exhibition is taking place at the Museum dell'Ara Pacis in Rome till January 21st 2010.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Giles Miller

RCA graduated Giles Miller has recently curated and designed his first pop up shop in Kingly Court (London). More Giles products and projects here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

All Things Littleput

On Etsy I saw these beautiful acrylic photo pendant. They are gorgeus and made by Ryan of the "All Things Littleput" blog.. They are a perfect Christmas gift! Check her shop and her blog for more inspiration.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Julene Harrison

In the last two years I did see the art of papercutting becoming a real trend. If I had time I would love to try it. For now better stay far from the sharp knife!!
Here the beautiful work of London based artist Julene Harrison.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ferry Staverman - Objects

Browsing the net I saw these really magic objects.
Artist Ferry Staverman creates these beautiful silhouettes in papers.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Grondvormen - Dutch Design week 2009

The Dutch Design Week is full of small galleries, pop up events and even temporary restaurants.
By EatDrinkDesign, a restaurant/gallery space I saw these intriguing shapes, designed by Grondvormen, Sander Boeijink, Nienke Sybrandy and Jeroen Wand.

These new series of candle holder are from designer Sander Lucas

Baked - Formafantasma, Dutch Design week 2009

Formafantasma is the design studio of Simone Trimarchi and Andrea Farresin.
During the Dutch Design week these Italian designers presented this lovely collection of accessories for the table.
The objects are made by organic materials such as salt, flour, and coffee, basically what you may find in your kitchen. The designers were inspired by the Sicilian tradition to bake forms as celebration items.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Talent 2009 - Dutch Design Week 2009

A new and vibrating selection of young international talents is made by Li Edelkoort for the second "Talent" exhibition, Design Huis, Museum for Dutch Design.
Here my favorites:

Amaury Poudry - project "Geometrical Expereinces"

Simon Klenell - project "The Bastards have landed"

Karin Viktoria Bjurstrom - project "Cartoon Trompe l'Oeil"

Boukje Vout - project "Untitled"

Ferdinand Hartgers & Malou Verharen - project "Floating Garment"

Michiel Bussien - project "Growing Chair"

Design Academy Eindhoven - Dutch Design Week 2009

Design Academy Eindhoven shows the works of the graduated bachelors and masters students of the last school year. It is an interesting exhibition; many are the projects with an "industrial design" and "functionality" flavors, also the sustainability issue is present. Clearly this generation of designers is aware of what is going on around them, it looks to me they are not aiming any longer to the mass-production neither to the collectors market for their products. These young designers are dealing with social, environmental, wellbeing and communication issues.

In the case of the masters students, there is an extremely deep research beyond their concepts, often combined with science and social values.
I am also very proud of the Italian students, here some of their very interesting projects:

Gionata Gatto - project "Cultural Roots" - Man & Humanity Master

Elena Leurini - project MUTOID - Man & Humanity Master

Andrea Trimarchi &Simone Farresin - project Moulding Tradition - IM Master

then between the bachelors students I particularly loved:

Bas van derVeer - project "A drop of Water"

Mathilde Alders - project Pronkkast / Display wardrobe

Eva Gevaert - project KP107F

Jitske Blom - project "Hide & See"

Katharina Ludwig - project "Hosting Parrasite"

Yoeri Treffers - project "Flowerbomb"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dutch Design Week

Dear Idee readers,
the Dutch Design Week is around the corner, my agenda is filled with interesting events, seminars and openings. I promise to be back with a full report about the status & trends of the Dutch Design world.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Annabelle Adie

A friend told me to visit french artist/designer/stylist Annabelle Adie web, and wauuuu i could not stop to stare at her fantastic installations and super sized objects!
It is a pity I cannot find more info about WHERE her works is exhibited.
If you know more about it please let me know.