When New York Magazine needed to recreate the appearance of shoes on actual feet in the April 21st issue, using just makeup, they went to Temptu. Read more
Ever notice how many artists paint people admiring art? So that we observe the observer? There are quite a few, as you’ll soon see. So many that I felt it deserved investigation and I found that despite the commonality of the subject, there are vast and numerous differences. Read more
It’s that time of year again.
The time when Bombay Sapphire announces the shortlisted finalists for their every growing Glass Competition, this year shown at The Milan Furniture fair. Read more
Chances are you are at least familiar with Fornasetti’s Julia plates (above). The numerous black and white (sometimes with gold) illustrated porcelain dishes that sport imagery of “Julia” (who is actually modeled after a woman named Lina Cavalieri), suns and moons and other Fornasetti themes. Read more
Do you live in a loft? An arts and crafts bungalow? A japanese minimalist home or a modern cement abode? Want to find unusual furnishings, lights, custom hardware or fireplaces that have both an industrial but elegant feel? That combine organic materials with a stately style? Then you need to know Gulassa & Company Read more
Contrary to what other blogs and sites are saying, these were not made for Gucci, LV, etc, but instead as art pieces.
As described by the artist:
We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption.
Deep down, we are afraid we may never be satisfied. An expanding archive of branded myths and icons feeds this fear. Designer Gas Masks is an attempt to visualize this state of mind. Because it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will all be able to breathe a little easier.
The masks are currently made for gallery purposes only.
Louis Vuitton Gas Mask:
Gucci Gas Mask:
Swarovski Crystal Gas Mask:
See the artist’s site here.
Although slightly changed from their first showing, Diddo now sells art prints on high gloss Fuji Pro DP2 Pearl paper that measure 30”x30” (76×76 cm) of each of his fabulous haute couture masks:
Buy the art prints here.
I’m a big fan of Diddo’s work. be sure to his drool-worthy wetsuits here.
Holland Electro (HE) invited dutch designer Marcel Wanders to create a line of home appliances for them. And boy did he ever!
With the following stunning and functional products, he outdid himself.
A wooden side table in which a dvd and speakers are built into the left side and the subwoofer is hidden in the right side. And it comes with four beautifully decorated satellite speakers. 5.1 stereo sound.
A small wooden side table in which a woofer is integrated. Accompanied with two wireless speakers, it generates 2.1 stereo sound for music on your laptop or mp3 player.
The beautifully designed wireless speakers that accompany the Pandora and Theatre
Domino Speaker System
Two beautiful and very thin speakers that can be used with a wireless transmitter (as in the case of the Mathilda and the Merlin) or standard audio cables.
The Mathilda and the Merlin
two antennas that magically send music to your speakers. Merlin has a USB connector and Mathilda has 3.5 plug that uses 3 AAA batteries. Both can be used with the Domino speaker system
A 1 gig USB flash drive
And lastly, the Wave TV. A microwave oven that integrates a TFT screen in the door so you can watch tv while cooking. It even has a built in DVD player!
Marcel Wanders Fan?
Then you must see these:
I know, I know, you’ve seen the popular trend of these Russian Nesting Dolls on lots of blogs, but before you think you’ve seen them all, take a look. I defy you to find a larger collection than my own examples of Matryoshka Madness (especially since this post has been updated with Part 2!) Read more