The first (bilingual) Dutch Design Year book is a fact! Edited by the Dutch Design Awards selection committee chairs, the book presents an overview of the 60 best designs produced in the
A while ago I shared some of Denise’s work with you, her being one of my favorite illustrators. Here’s another illustrator I think delivers briljant work and has more or less a similar style to Denise’s: the Spanish Sandra Suy. Do you like her work as much as I do? Sandra's work is available here.
Remember this? In 1997, at Droog Design’s Milan exhibition, Peter van der Jagt, Erik Jan Kwakkel and Arnout Visser presented their remarkable three-dimensional function tiles, and proved that a lot more could be done with tiles than just covering a wall.
The great news is that, after 12 years of research, they now managed to build a machine that can mass produce the bathroom three-dimensional tiles as well; Dtile is now a reality. Finally, the cool looking and functional kitchen is now something we can all have... this was worth waiting for!
Note: They’re still working on the kitchen tiles, focusing on the handy stove design.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful and pure work of Italian Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma, who just graduated from the
It’s motivating to see how they interpret the theme ‘Getting Lost’, and looked back at their design memorabilia; ideas, pictures and techniques they left behind, taking their inspiration from a Sicilian custom where architectural objects are baked as festive decorations.
Inspired by Platform21's Repair Manifesto, Dutch designer Heleen Klopper invented Wolplamuur (Wool Filler), a kit that allows people to mend holes or worn patches in textiles by applying wool felt fibers. Although born out of necessity, Heleen's solution to mend holes is a beautiful way to playfully add different colors and textures, adding a unique style to clothing.
1 - coat; 2 - jumper; 3 - necklace;
4 - shoe; 5 - trousers; 6 - mini skirt;
7 - top; 8 - bangle; 9 - dress
Each year the Dutch Design Awards are presented during a festive award show on the first day of the event.
Last night the merry-go-round by Studio Wieke Somers, a 'cloakroom' where coats and possessions are suspended from the ceiling, was awarded the Golden Eye award for the best project in all award categories. The merry-go-round is at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in
Today the movie ‘Where the wild things are’ will start playing in the theatres in North-America. The movie is based on the wonderful children's book written by Maurice Sendak. I am eager to see how the actual movie turned out, the trailer is so promising. Unfortunately it will not be in the theatres here until January 2010, but I'm curious to find out how you liked it...
So looking for the next, fresh designs I was pleasantly surprised to find the remarkable designs by young German Elisa Strozyk. Patterns, structures, original fabrics is what it is all about in the experimantal designs and products. Elisa looks at materials in a new way and explores how new surfaces can be composed, including different three-dimensional shapes. Wow.
I was truely stunned after I watched the video and reading the thesis about Funktionide, a concept by young German Stefan Ulrich or Eltopo. According to Eltopo Funktionide reflects upon how new technologies will change future products, and the way we interact with them. The Funktionide is an amorph object whose intention is to provide the user with a atmosphere of presence thus counteracting the feeling of loneliness.
Eltopo also created an amazing liquid wall (do check this!), to able people for authenticity and presence of materiality, and with this he and Yi-Cong Lu were named winners of the International Design Award 2009.
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Some of my favorite houses featured on the site are the Parisian garden apartment (including an amazing vertical garden in the living room) and the smart apartment in Warsaw!
Vietnamese Diem Chau creates these lovely delicate pieces, combining silk with porcelain. Diem embroidered partial figures on stretched cloth that covers discarded dishes, a renewal of an object's previous life, the past is ever-present in her art. And... should you be in the San Francisco neighbourhood; Diem's work will appear in the Rare Device gallery from October 2nd till November 1st.