German designer Michael Schoner has designed a series of paper masks, they look a bit like future animals.
Print them out and make a test!
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.
Brasilian artist Marcelo Zocchio made this wonderful 'Truck Tocos' serie (truck ends literally translated) by the idea of reusing material. Edition of 117!
Tatti Containers are used to store something valuable, to keep safe golden memories or even sweets. Some of the containers may be used as piggy banks. The glass bases that have been mouth blown by Finnish artisans combined with lids turned of wood create an endearing, easily approachable combination. Yes please!
Anna and Waldemar Artmann, a father and daughter team based in Germany, are the creative team behind WSAKE. Together they create wonderful and innovative jewellery, a mix of simple but magic shapes, a collection with a unique vision. What a find, thanks to Bastisrike!! By the way, Anna runs a wonderful blog as well, have a look!
Holidays are over, back home! I found some treats for me and you....
Clickazoo is a collection of foldable leather animals developed for Hermes. The animals laying flat in their packaging become alive when manipulated by their users. The patterns are always simple and they vary from one animal to the other. This project has originally been designed for the vienna design week in 2009, designed by Swiss Adrien Rovero. Just wonderful!
The personal blog from French stylist Aurélie Lécuyer, better known as ledansla, is a daily treasure for me. Photographer Melanie Rodriguez did a great job for The socialite Family a new family related interior blog, with a mood report in the creative oasis of Aurélie. More here! Merci beaucoup for this special!
Superinteresting concept of unique objects (stool please!), made by young designer Yael Tandler. This is concrete, yes! Thank you Einat for the link!
Yes, I'm in India again!! To be honest, I'm really hard working, but I found some really interesting new things here... The masks and the toys are so beautiful, the shape, the colors and the smart materials! What do you think? Do I have a shifted designview....?
1.Papier Mache, Mask of the God Hanuman
2.Wood Toy, Attack by the tigers on the elephant
3.Cowdung Toys, Toy of Lord Jagannath
4.Wood Carving, painted toy of a monkey
A special thank for this wonderful present to Aditi Ranjan, she made this wonderful book, Handmade in India!
Do you need some material moods? Here we are!
In design I am particularly interested in the properties of the material: the soft texture of ceramics, its subtle colours and matte and glossy surfaces. I highly value everyday moments. Maybe what I am trying to do is to introduce some solace and consolation into daily life through everyday objects of beauty.
:quote by Nathalie Lahdenmäki
Lightweight stool or wavy Coat hanger, the technology developed by Oskar Zieta is fantastic. Welded and inflated very carefully under high pressure to create unique bulges and waves. That's design!!
I'm back in blogland, finally! Last week was filled with work, preparing babyboy birthday, cleaning the house, painting and so on.... But it was great! Let's start the week with this wonderful temporary house made by Martin Azua. A basic inhabitable volume; foldable, inflatable and reversible. Great!!