Thursday, July 29, 2010

Alberto Marani

Italian fashion designer Alberto Marani (based in Paris) did combine interesting images, taken inside the Vatican offices, as print for his Fall/Winter Collection 10-11. Interesting combination, don' t you think?!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Helen Murgatroyd

Is Helen Murgatroyd and Artist or a Designer? I love how she combines printing techniques "attempting mass production on a domestic scale" as she says.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Jane Bowler

Recently RCA graduate Jane Bowler did research a new un-conventional textile against rain.
Jane says: "My collection is derived from a fusion of traditional Japanese straw raincoats and the iconic British Mackintosh. I have combined stitchless heat forming techniques and ultra-sonic welding of recycled plastics. Through sumptuous colour, lustrous gloss and a harmonious mix of synthetic and natural fibres I am pushing the boundaries of rainwear".

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Society made in Limonta

These are some of the many lovely imges from the Society Limonta catalogue. Limonta is an italian company specialized since long time in products for the interiors such as quilts, sheets, pillows and more.
When i was in NY, few weeks ago, I discovered their products in ABC, a huge shop for interiors.
I was glad to see it is an Italian brand, but shame on me for not having spotted their range and quality before.
Their catalogue reminds me of my summer holidays in the country house........check more Society Limonta's beautiful products on their web.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Saskia Dietz

How cool is this bag made by synthetic paper.
It is the result of the collaboration between Stefan DietzSaskia Dietz  brand. They are ultra lightweight, super strong and water-resistant but look like design mock-ups. The material is produced by Luxemburg based manufacturer DUPONT© and later on processed by specialists in several sites in Germany.
Visit Saskia on line store for more bags options!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mike & Doug Starn Studio - Big Bambu'

Dear all

I know I did not write for some time, you have to forgive me, at work was super busy and then last week I attended an extremely nice and intensive program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
While in NY I could visit this amazing exhibition, right on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum.
If you are there make sure you go. The twin brothers and artists, Mike & Doug Stern did built a special organic structure, made of bambu'. They work on it every day improving and changing the structure all the time. So each visitors has his own personal experience: "Visitors witness the continuing creation and evolving incarnations of Big BambĂș as it is constructed throughout the spring, summer, and fall by the artists and a team of rock climbers. Set against Central Park and its urban backdrop, Big BambĂș suggests the complexity and energy of an ever-changing living organism."
Simply beautiful.