above: Willow by Strumpet and Pink
Gucci is pleased to announce the creation of a special collection, “8-8-2008 Limited Edition”. Taking her cue from competitive sports, Creative Director Frida Giannini has conceived 8 exclusive accessories that epitomize sporty luxury. Read more
Founded in 1986, JL Baril has gained worldwide renown as a company that specializes in high-end quality faucets. In 2003, JL Baril joined forces with Lichen, a full-service communications firm that has a serious penchant for product design, creation and innovation. Always on the lookout for technical advances and creative developments around the world, JL Baril and Lichen consistently offer solutions and products which combine cutting-edge technology and ground-breaking design. Read more
Welcome to the dollhouse. Viktor & Rolf’s Dollhouse, that is. Dutch fashion design duo Viktor & Rolf, whose runway shows have become increasingly imaginative over the years, employing everything from models wearing their own lighting and scaffolding to soot darkened faces and bodies, are showcasing some of their best and most interesting designs in a uniquely Viktor & Rolf sort of way. Read more
The NY Times has a nice comprehensive post with John Branch’s live streaming coverage. Check out their post here.
Washington Post’s coverage here.
The UK’s Telegraph coverage.
Nice Coverage with CCTV’s streaming broadcast.
What do hip designers Philippe Starck, Kate Spade, Lulu Guiness, Burberry, Shanghai Tang and Lacoste all have in common? They all design strollers, buggies, and more products for baby in collaboration with Maclaren.
Maclaren has consistently created revolutionary technology for baby strollers, buggies and prams and despite the loss of their founder, Owen Maclaren, continue to do so. In addition to their own nicely designed products, they have several collaborations with the aforementioned designers. Read more
Martin Klimas, a Dusseldorf Photographer, likes to blow things up. And I don’t mean enlarging them, I mean literally making them explode. While he has a large portfolio of work, he has two series in particular that have unusual energy for still photography.
Below are images of his series of ceramic or porcelain figurines caught in the act of combusting.
To see all the photos from these series and more, check out his work at his site here.
Chazelle fireplaces — Cheminées de Chazelle – offer a large range of enclosed fireplaces varying from rustic and traditional to modern and streamlined. Using materials like traditional stone, blue stone, granite, cement, metals and woods, they have wall mounted, inset, and traditional fireplaces that are as hot looking as they are functional. Below are a few of their more contemporary designs.
The Fura Twin:
To see their full range of heating products, go here.
Nope, it’s not a space age prototype. It’s an actual produced product. And it’s available for purchase. Globus is a mobile work station (flexi-station) in two guises. In its closed form, this work station fascinates and intrigues-not unlike a modern office deathstar. It hides its function and intrigues onlookers. Read more