Saturday, March 28, 2009

Archeology of the Future

Twenty years of trend forecasting with Li Edelkoort are celebrated in the exhibition "Archeology of the Future", currently running at the Designhuis Museum in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The exhibition, curated by Li Edelkoort, is divided into seven sections, organized by juxt aposed trends. The fourteen trends are a selection of the key lifestyle movements of the last twenty years, bridging the two centuries from 1990 to 2010: Body/Soul * Global/Local * Flora/Fauna * Urban/Rural*Armour/Amour Abstraction/Narration * Nihilism/ Hedonism
Inspiring images, clothes and pieces of product design are reminding us that these so called trends are actually lasting in time and that they effect many aspects of our daily life.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Costance Guisset

Have you seen the work of french designer Costance Guisset? It is so poetic, take this cage combined with an aquarium. The aquarium is actually thermoformed in such a way that the bird has space for fly around while the fish is swimming in his space!! The perfect safe encounter between the two.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Marina Calamai

Italian artist Marina Calamai started to paint cakes during her pregnancy.
Due to diabetes she could not have any sugar.
So she created a delicious world of cakes and decorated pastries on canvas.
Her work is now evolved into big installation, like the muffin created for the recent TASTE fair in Florance.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


A very interesting book, "Italianita'", has been published by Corraini , Italian publisher company. The title actually means what defines us as "Italians". The book is written by Giulio Iacchetti, illustrations by Ale+Ale. Inside you find the most important objects which became icons of the Italian Style, like the Vespa Piaggio, the Cafettiera Bialetti and many others. Definitely a book to buy if you want to understand more about how these objects did influence our social and creative context.

Daniel Egneus

Beautiful illustrations from the Swedish artist Daniel Egneus. Daniel is based in Milan, he collaborates with major companies such as like Nike, BMW and his work is published in magazines and books. I just find his work kind of magic.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tracey Neuls

Dear Readers, sorry for the silence, I was having a wonderful time in London, yes during Fashion Week!! One of my discoveries was the shop & show of Tracey Neuls. I immediately loved her shop in Brompton Road, a warm space where shoes were hanging around. Tracey is an award winning shoe maker. You must see her collections; the shoes are simply beautiful and far from the massa-Manolo so hot these days. I am a huge fan of squared and thick heels so......these are really my dream shoes!