We are really happy to announce: We found our Winter Intern!
Please welcome Prachi from Pune, India!
She is currently studying graphic design at NID, a fabulous design university located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (I visited NID on my Indiatrip last february!) So please stay tuned, soon you'll see more from Prachi here!
Studio Madame Hervé got over 80 applications from all over the world!! It was an extremly difficult task to short-list candidates! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the interest you have shown in studio Madame Hervé. I think the intern experiment will be great!!
source: studentproject from Prachi
First, a big THANK YOU for all the applications I've already received!!
Wow, I'm all over the moon!
Some FAQ: Closing date for the application is Sunday, Octobre 2, 2011.
Well, here’s your chance! Madame Hervé is bringing on its first intern! (Yes, this is an experiment) What does this mean? I am looking for an intern to help 3 or potentially 4 days a week. But, you don‘t have to live in Switzerland, we communicate on a daily basis via skype to discuss the projects.
This is a paid internship.
Daily/weekly activities include:
* research in design related topics
* moodboards and design concepts for clients
* graphic concepts corporate design related
* conceptual design of products
* interior design concepts
* communicate on a daily basis with studio Madame Hervé
* solid knowledge of industrial design, graphic design, architecture
* trendspotter, ability to find great design sources or trends
* Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop skills (CAD a plus)
* good Internet connection
* MAC user a plus
* Typepad experience a plus
* knowledge of HTML a plus
Term: 3 or 6-month commitment
How to Apply:
We are accepting applications via email only.
Please send the following to tilda [at] madameherve.com with subject “Winter Internship”:
* A statement about why you want this internship
* If you are a designer, please send a link to your portfolio or images (pdf only)
We have a lot of work this weekend, we have to chop around 30 kg of vegetables for a big dinner... ;-) See you tomorrow!
It's hot in Jaipur, finally! The Indian people are so amusing, friendly and open minded. I had several interesting meetings, I'm tired but in a very good mood. The colors in India are so different to the colors in Switzerland. They add color more impulsive and in a really new way for me. I found color combinations they really impressed me!!
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 design class at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Stunning!
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!!
Wow the first week in 2011, let me start by wishing you a lucky and amazing
N E W Y E A R !
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I decided to post a few of my goals for 2011....
★ BUILD A JUNIOR BED BY MYSELF ★
my son turns 2 in october ★source
shop less ;-) ★source
★ DRESS UP A LITTLE MORE ★
last year i forgot to wear all my heels ♥ ★source
★ ENJOY INDIA ★
3 week business trip in february
★ BOOKPROJECT ★
finish and realise it! ★source
★ TAKE A FOTOCLASS★
i'm a superbad fotographer
★ BUILD A PLAYKITCHEN ★
★ CITYTRIP ★
Before we leave for a supershort one day break in Montreux ( Diana Kral and Elvis Costello ;-))) I show you our first rebuilding steps...
After this rebuilding, I think my arms will look like this.... ;-)
Finally!! After a long planing and working phase our workshop door is installed!!! We changed the former entrance to the cold storage room into our outdoor workshop. (Yes, when we bought the house, behind this door was the cold storage room of our little village, with 180!! completely rented cold boxes...) Anyway, a year ago, we bought this old french rusty door, fit it into the space in the front and yesterday my oncle installed it!! We are soooo happy!
I wish you a happy New Year! 2009 was really great, a lot of real surprises and great encounters...
Thank you so much for this wonderful blog year; it has been so much fun to have you here. Thank you for reading this blog, your support mean the world to me!
2010 will be a hard working year for me. We'll complete rebuild the second part of our house and office, our brand will grow this year once more and I have to organise daily routine with our 10week old sweet babyboy.
So, I'm really curious and accept this challenge!!
As I told you not so long ago, last week we started part 2 rebuilding our house! It's so nice weather outside I know, but we need urgently more space! So, have a look below, my new atelier 'before', our new library 'before' and tons of insulation in our office!! So give us some time, then I will show you the 'after'!
my new atelier before! to cool, I tell you!
tons of insulation!
Rules: Write 6 random things about myself, link the person who tagged you, post the rules. Tag six people and link them. Let them know they have been tagged.
1/ I can’t swim, true.
2/ I collect every kind of materials, pictures, new or used objects and machines.
3/ In my mind I’m a perfect structured person, my stuff is organised either in chronological order or in issue-related/topical/thematic order. The reality looks different...
4/ I live with my husband near Zurich, before he was my neighbour.... that's how we met :)
5/ For my feelings, days are to short.
6/ The view over the lake Zurich, when I go for a little walk through my village.
I'm very curious about this six bloggers:
Let's start the 'hanging around in your cosy cashmere sweater' time.... All work is done, I've finished three big projects! Time for new projects, concepts and world fabulous web!
Today I have to work superfast!! (grafic via lulu )
May I introduce you my cooperator in daily routine: supplied me by sound ...
1. Find your signature product
Hermès has their scarf, Lacoste has their polo shirt. Identify your signature product or service. Internet is big and thick so you need a sharp edge. A collaboration with another specialist – from a different field of business – will create a unique offer as well a big surprise, that will draw media attention.
2. Make sure your welcome page communicates. A commercial web concept needs to be much more direct compared to a physical company. What are you selling, what’s the price of it? Write out your concept in editable text (i e not flash or similar) on page one as well as in the headline/frame of your web page. Display your concept in a 1,2,3-process. Don’t sit on your information. Share it! This will make you an authority.
3. Create a blog linking to your web page. Or even
better, collaborate with a well known blogger blogging from your page.
This will make your content more dynamic and increase search.
4. Google Adwords and Analytics Good for traffic, but be careful with your budget – use only a few keywords if you don’t want to pay for a lot of irrelevant clicks. Monitor it with Google Analytics.
5. Organise your e-mail network and communicate what you do continuously. Create an e-mail signature explaining your concept in a short line of text. Did someone write or say something good about you? – enclose hyperlinks. And don’t neglect Facebook. It’s easy to call it an adult toy. But also easy enough to use as a marketing tool.
6. Be brave – contact the best in your field. If you get along, ask for a quote or a good luck to publish on your site.
7. Think local. Just because everyone can see you doesn’t mean they will. Instead, start by building success in a small community, and go from there.
8. Overkill. As a webshop, replace human touch with small or big surprise, like the amuse (or the birthday cake) at the restaurant.
9. Banner advertising. Good for an ”I’ve seen that” effect. But before counting clicks consider; how many banners do you really click on?
10. Get real. The more internet based your concept is, the more it will gain from an ambassador in the real world.
The new embossed printing notebooks are in production! Yeahhh! Coming soon!
This weekend was THE shooting with the prototypes for the mood. Yesterday we got the first prints from the shooting! Yeaah! (Pat: If you are back from holiday, have a look at the cushions!)
Two weeks ago, I found this old precious and really well preserved japanese silk... So: empurple silk like IN THE YEAR ONE ! First process pictures.. Silkscarf coming soon, I hope so....
Finally: So much work with our new project.. But it is really fun. We made the first decisions about colours, products, first moodboards and shootings! The fleamarkettrip was so inspiring and successfull! Madame Hervé will invite you in november to the shop IN THE YEAR ONE. More informations soon. In advance some inpressions...
HE DID IT AGAIN! Today, while working, stumbling over the site from OBEDIENT AND SON. This site is so ultra supercool, unbelievable! Then, searching for the webdesigner, and: DESIGNED MEMORY again!!! (One month ago, I wrote about the spectaculary site from CHRIS BENZ) Now: I decided, I will put money aside, and someday I will engage him for my own website!!!! Thanx a lot Matthew, you really made my day!