Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kiki van Eijk - new work in Rome

If you are in Rome you MUST visit the new exhibition of Kiki van Eijk works, opening on March 4th at the gallery SecondoMe. I know Kiki since a while now and everytime I am amazed with the quality and vision of her work. Kiki did reach a big spot in the Dutch Design scene, thanks to extremely hard work but also to a clear identity, a clear conceptual thinking and continuous experiments with materials and shapes.
She also managed to stay simple and to keep  "her beautiful soul" which in the Design World is not that easy - believe me!! I am working there everyday.
This exhibition will move to Milan in April, for the Settimana del Salone del Mobile.
Brava Kiki!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Charlotte Mann

If you are searching for an original way to spice up your office, entrance or just room walls, search no more!Charlotte Mann is the woman you need!!! Take a look at the incredible work of this english illustrator.
These are just a black marker illustrations, I just LOVE THEM! I want my home office to look like this!!!

Charlotte worked with fashion designer Peter Jansen at his S/S 2010 backdrop catalogue pages.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Copy Nature exhibition

Ninna Thorarinsdottir

A group of young international and very talented designers did work at a special project with metal casting called Copy nature . The results are really interesting; take a look for example at this, a Yellow and Purple combination of elements from a banana and an eggplant to form the heel of the shoe. It is cast in bronze and highly polished by designer Ninna Thorarinsdottir (Iceland - pity I could not find her web!).
See more experiments here.

Elina Minn

Elina Min is an ecletic artist, illustrator and web designer. For the Rotor2 Gallery in Gotheborg, Sweden, she has collaborated with Ida Lehtonen creating this really particular exhibition; the title is "Making something out of nothing".

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Arabeschi di Latte

Arabeschi di Latte is a dinamic and creative platform based in Florence, founded by Francesca Sarti, Alessandra Foschi, Silvia Allori, Francesca Pazzagli, architects. The group’s purpose is to experiment with a new design concept focusing on food fascination and the power of food in creating situations and relationships. Arabeschi di Latte believes in the pursuit of a “daily sense of happiness” through various strategies of participation and alternative functional models that respond to the basic and pleasurable need of social life.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

David Chipperfield for Alessi

The beautiful Alessi Tonale line is designed by Architect David Chipperfield.
I have just discovered these objects, and immediately love them! David Chipperfield explains: "This collection was inspired by vernacular ceramics from korea, japan, and china, and conceived as an exercise in refining functional household objects. the name “tonale” refers to Giorgio Morandi’s use of color tonality imbuing his daily objects with a sense of individuality."

                                                           Giorgio Morandi still life

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


"La Cultura Eleva" is the name of this intriguing design from italian dotdotdot ceative platform studio.
The project actually meas "Culture should bring you to an high level". Here you can see how designers Lilia Laghi e Mariano Pichler did translate their concept into a product for the PlusDesign Gallery.