This monograph on the work of Britain Barber&Osgerby shows the wide range of productdesign, also included process and materials, inpirations and working methods of this great design duo.
Probably Camilla Engman wrote the first comment on this blog... She is an artist I really admire: smart, witty, poetic and unique. She lives in Gothenburg Sweden and has an eye for finding the extraordinary in the everyday. This publication presents her inspirations, artworks, illustrations, photographs and insights in her everyday life.
Achille Castiglioni was often inspired by everday things, his work spanned throughout the fields of design and architecture. In my eyes one of the most interesting designer ever.
Oliver Jeffers makes art. He makes picture books as well, and we own them all. Let's call us fans.....
Watch out Swiss readers! While surfing, Lili's post reminded me, that I found a wonderful analog magazin shop in Switzerland. Lorem not ipsum offers an interesting range of indie magazines, difficult to organize in Switzerland. Here are my favorites:
ps: thanks Lili for the hint!
It's not a big secret, I'm a food lover but not the chef cook... When I stumbled across the vegetable illustrations from Stanislava Pinchuk aka Miso I couldn't resist to preorder this cookbook Mr Wilkinson's favorite vegetables immediately. Have a look!
This week, Maison & Object 2009 Paris open the doors, I'll be there! I'm hoping to find a lot of new, fantastic and inspiring products from all over the world!
Found this great daybed in a new book, called DESIRE , the shapes of things to come.
Designer Folkform designed this bench with three types of leather. Just great!
Weighing in at a staggering two kilograms, this book includes everything the renowned KesselsKramer agency has made in advertising, design, music videos, documentaries, product design, publishing and more. Famous and infamous brand-building for the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Diesel, Absolut, Heineken, Nike, Ben, do, and others. Go to the gym, then try and lift 2 KILO of KESSELSKRAMER . It's the best way to see how this small agency from Amsterdam became a heavyweight in the world of communication.
'books are nothing other than big letters to friends' JEAN PAUL
Sometimes I need some alternation to these clean and white rooms. This book mixes couture and interiors, opulent entertainment for the eyes!
Abstract: In an increasingly globalized, anodyne world of shops and shopping experiences, Paris boutiques remain distinctive and unusual. This lovingly assembled collection of Parisian shops and shop windows - from the bizarre to the everyday - reveal and revel in the sheer poetry and beauty of the ordinary, showing us what our eyes usually fail to see. These pictures all tell tales, whether they show a repetition of one object, an accumulation of different items, an explosion of clutter that seems to swallow the shopkeeper, or an artfully crafted display. They invite the viewer to ask questions: who their makers are, what their story is, what they are trying to convey. These are portraits of both private and public worlds, based on real-life settings. As you turn the pages, you automatically make links between the picture, the accompanying business cards and your own experiences, memories and stories - this is a sourcebook for inventing stories. Editor: Thames & Hudson