I'm already on the way to the next meeting in Jaipur. Today I found wonderful old fabrics in a little street in Delhi. My fabric collection is still growing.... Yesterday morning I saw several cows, a wild pig family and a lot of baby dogs in the streets, yep, normal life!
Konfettiform, a wonderful blog that fits perfect in my column Sparkling blog update. Lena, the writer and owner of this blog is a graphic designer and illustrator. Her finds are mostly unique, wonderful inspirations, products, textiles and patterns! A daily must read! Thank you Lena!
My last week in Switzerland before heading to India is a little bit different than I thought ... Little boy is hardly teething compared combined with a bad flue. Poor boy! So I'm not working, I'm at home cudle my sweetie and hope he get's fit soon!! And as promised, some wood toy pictures...
Swiss Designers tend to minimal tradition or 'boxarchitecture', in one word: reduction is all over. Normally I follow this maxim, but.... sometimes I need opulence! In our attic floor we need a main lightening and because of our budget, we are thinking about a DIY version.... Here is an overview of moods and samples with wonderful (DIY)ideas for this space! I'm in love with the first one, imagine twenty of this shades.... oh wow!!
Today I organised my Visa for India, as usual at the last minute... ;-( But I'm in a good mood, a lot of stuff is organised or finished, some work for India is still prepared. If you know something really special with design context, let me know!!! My India route is Delhi - Jaipur - Ahmedabad - Mumbai.
Now I'm looking for some inspiring www places or designers in India. I found this ceramic and glass designclass at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Stunning! (vol_Luminous by Peter Biddulph)
Another interesting workshop, also at NID, is this bamboo project. Prof. MP Ranjan sounds like the Eames and Enzo Mari of Indian design. Or at least Indian bamboo design. He's the head of the Centre for Bamboo Initiatives at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, where he evangelizes local design and production as a tool for economic development.
I saw this ad for an exhibition from Max Streicher, a canadian born sculptor. He build this amazing floating creatures, so I hope I'll have time to go in this gallery!!