Monday, December 24, 2012

....to You


.....Happy Holidays,
 dear Blog Friends, see you in January.
Anna

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Awesome Project


An experimental journey of a multidisciplinary creative duo (illustrator Madalina Andronic & designer Claudiu Stefan) through the awesome milky-silky world of porcelain, with a touch of Romanian folklore. Our wish is to create heart-to-heart, beautifully adorned decorative objects for individuals and homes. All the pieces are designed and hand-decorated individually, using porcelain, underglaze colours, stoneware glazes and love. Dishwasher safe.
if you like their work or wish to order/purchase an item, write to weheartawesome[at]gmail[dot]com

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WAH - We Are Here


November 9th – December 23th 2012
Fabbrica Saccardo / Via Progresso 1, Schio – Vicenza

WAH – We Are Here is a pop-up collective exhibition initiated by recent graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven. WAH was born with the intention of moving from city to city telling stories of different designers and how they research in their direct environment. This year, WAH starts its run during the 3th edition of the Schio Design Festival hosted by Fabbrica Saccardo, a cultural center located in Schio, a city in the North East of Italy.


WAH is a composed of 10 young designers from 7 different countries, residing in 7 different cities within Europe, who met through their education at the Master Course of Social and Contextual Design. After graduating, the designers decided to extend their collaboration by showcasing their work collectively, an idea that was initiated by Giacomo Piovan, who brought together some projects from a group of acquaintances. Accordingly, WAH gathered projects within graphics, products, photography, jewelry and fashion and further connected them to local designers. Through believing that Design is closer to what people might think, WAH´s aim is therefore that design should be directly communicated to the public in order to rise awareness on themes such self-production, storytelling and social design.


Designers:

Anna Badur DE
Gabrielle Sallé-Osselin FR
Giacomo Piovan IT
Gionata Gatto IT + Mike Thompson UK
Juan Soriano Blanco SP
Lina Marie Köppen DE
Lynn Schammel LU
Taylor Gilbert US


If you wish to see and learn more about them, go to : www.wah-store.eu
Facebook: WAH Design Store


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ann Hamilton


Do not miss Ann Hamilton art installation in NY!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Men of the Cloth

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

FLUX

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cecilia Paredes

Beautiful photoperformances by artist Cecilia Paredes.





Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Giacomo Piovan



Giacomno Piovan (Italy), Social Designer, did research how to clean contaminated industrial areas.
"Farming the Pollution" is a mobile unit that uses plants to decontaminate soil in abandoned areas.

Frances Palmer


Frances Palmer beautiful works, simple and clean.




Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Angelica Cheung



Angelica Cheung: In Paris on Nowness.com.

Inspiring interview!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Eva Hild


Amazing work of the artist Eva Hild (Sweden).
"My sculptures are bodies, exposed to pressure and movements. 
On one hand, it is the mass in thin layers, running in a meander-like closed movement. On the other hand it is the empty space, air and light forming volumes, described by the contures of the mass. The construction is really made of the absent; the emptiness, the holes of air. The obvious body just defines the volume."



L'Acqua e' di tutti - Water Belongs To Everybody


"L’acqua è di tutti" (Water Belongs To Everybody) is an interactive installation that merge plastic art, music and reuse philosophy. It's a project by Manolo Benvenuti, Claudio Ballestracci e Giulio Accettullimusiche originali di Marco Mantovani. Supported by Rimini (Italy) and Périgueux (France) municipalities, it develops the “water” guide theme as a social and relational good. The Bottle’s facing is made with 6.000 reclaimed plastic bottles, mostly mould by the school children and associations who attended specific workshops in Périgueux. The Bottle acts as a concert hall to four Sound Fountains, perfectly working artifacts that hide a musical core, though: they are strings indeed, impatient for playing their score. When you get close to the nozzles, they stop the water flows and start the musical ones. The performance is complete as long as you play all four of the Fountains, and it seems as if you’re calling a string quartet up from the water
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Formafantasma



Italian design duo Formafantasma (Andrea Trimarchi & Simone Faresin) did develop this Charcoal project for Vitra Design Museum. I love this video, no music, no words, just the process

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mike Mills - Humans


Humans by Mike Mills

Marin Dearie


Shades of Change by Marie Dearie
An informational exhibition created to highlight the various
color changes that occur in nature, popular culture, and elsewhere.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Studio Roosegaarde



Dutch artist  Daan Roosegaarde is the mind behind these beautiful pieces.
"INTIMACY is a fashion project exploring the relation between intimacy and technology. Its high-tech garments entitled 'Intimacy White' and 'Intimacy Black' are made out of opaque smart e-foils that become increasinglytransparent based on close and personal encounters with people.”

Friday, April 27, 2012

Milan Design Week - Paola Navone & Zaha Hadid

The Giardino Botanico of Milan was the setting of Paola Navone & Zaha Hadid's Secret Garden.
Project developed for Barovier & Toso.

Milan Design Week - Front Lamp

Front was present during the last week Milan Design week with a beautiful new Surface Tension lamp.

Juliet, Benjamin Hubert for Poltrona Frau

The italian furniture company poltrona frau's launched an international competition whose brief asked
participants to utilize traditional upholstery techniques under the theme 'a chair to spend time in'.


The winner was the chair "Juliet"by Benjamin Hubert.
See here more info about this beautiful chair and the making of.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Inbar Spector AW 12-13


Israelian fashion designer Inbar Spector is getting huge attention. Her designs combined with the incredible millinery work of Laura Jensen has left last London Fashion week with almost no words!

images via here

Lightning & Kinglyface


I have just discovered the amazing work of Lightning & Kinglyface.
Anna Fulmine and Victoria Shahrokh are the creative minds behind this set designers studio.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Koni

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dario Cecchini - butcher


Lovely portrait of one of the bets Italian butcher. Even is you are a convict vegetarian you can watch this video and learn!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Inês Nepomuceno


Lovely photography project.
Ines Nepomuceno says: "The banality of this food was transformed by the medium and the not-interesting moment of the end of the meal became immortal and memorable."

Clara Romani's Ceramic

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Elisa Strozyk


Beautiful combination of wood and textile in an accordion-like folded surface, these product by designer Elisa Strozyk in collaboration with artist Sebastian Neeb generate a new experience of the material wood.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Raptus and Roses


A very creative Italian lady, Silvia Bisconti, is the mind behind Raptus and Roses, a fashion studio in Belluno, North Italy. Silvia carefully select vintage textile and vintage dresses around the world.
She then design new pieces combining the textiles and the dresses patterns . I love these "frocks" they are unique and very feminine. You can see the available models on the web and follow Silvia on her blog.

serata from Raptus and Rose on Vimeo.

Miya Kondo



A lovely collection of objects with no clearly defined function, designer Miya Kondo called them
Objects of Empathy. The user will define the functionality of each objects through the way he will use and handle them.




Welcome back dear blog Friends!
How was your break? I hope you could recharge and get inspired.
I did enjoy lovely days in my hometown, Genoa, the picture above was taken on December 26th, can you see the wonderful sun and strong light? incredible weather for December!!
Now back to work, I look forward to a super stylish and creative year.
Anna