Monday, 26 October 2009
These cute wall stickers and wallpapers are from French company Domestic. They use designs from some very talented people from all over, like Marcel Wanders, graffiti girl Fafi, and Melbourne designer Dylan Martorell. There are so many cool and wonderful designs that you must take a look!
Thursday, 22 October 2009
I wish we had Habitat in Australia! This is just part of my wish list of cool furniture and homewares I wish I could buy here. Habitat is really the pioneer of homeware stores, it was the first to create a concept interior that you can take home with you. In 1963 Sir Terrence Conran opened Habitat and created 'fashion' for the home, the first to create a 'lifestyle' concept.
Actually if Habitat was here I'd be poor as a mouse!
Saturday, 17 October 2009
It seems that Sandrine Pelletier has all of the things I love in an artist. The work is using an old medium of sewing and embroidery in a totally new and edgy way. Although embroidery brings to mind a Nanna making a picture of cats in a basket or something, Sandrine's subject matter is commenting of society, has a touch of humour and pop culture. She's from Switzerland and now based in Paris, I think she is quite cool!
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Gorgeous pattern! Glamorous, quirky, luxurious, kitch, Palm Beach, chic, eco-friendly- what? This fabulous range of fabrics and bedlinen from US company Rubie Green are 100% certified organic, who knew such cool fabrics were so eco-friendly?
It's a barefoot walk in the sand; it's a lazy afternoon nap, and it's your first sight of the Mediterranean coast. It's life at its simplest, and nature in its wordless beauty. Here at Rubie Green, our mission is to dress your surroundings in fabrics that represent vitality, energy, comfort and style, all while maintaining respect to the environment by using only 100% organic cotton. We believe in classic designs that are familiar to every decade, re-vitalized in an eco-friendly manner. We know that natural does not mean boring, and that interiors make a house a home.
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
I love the mix of public art and an industrial product in this Lace Fence by Dutch designers Demakersvan. The unexpected way that public art can delight and surprise you on your way to work can make you feel somehow connected to your city. Now the Lave Fence is in production and available to purchase. So can we please have all of our fencing pretty like this City of Melbourne?
We are plain but love the impossible.
We respect the old but want the new.
We want to challenge, confront the normal, the accepted, the expected.
We believe in fusing talented writers,
filmmakers, artists, and scientists
into a movement that will go beyond ego;
That will create a super story teller.
As designers we feel not limited to only one category.
We work with museums, architecture-, furniture- and fashion companies,
to commercial brands and self-initiated projects.
But wherever the starting point is,
challenging and beautiful products are always our aim.
Monday, 5 October 2009
These paintings are so beautiful aren't they? I literally hit the brakes and did a u-turn when one of these paintings by Matthew Johnson caught my eye in a gallery window. I went into Barry Sherman Galleries to take a look of the paintings and the colours are so brilliant in reality. There's something relaxing and soothing about the colours and light in these paintings, I would love to own one (dream on). I think it's something that I could stare at for ages and never tire of. Michael works in Melbourne and has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally.
From Tim Olsen Gallery:
His studio is full of precious pigments that recall the work of Japanese nihonga- style painters who are trained in traditional methods of mixing rare pigments. Often made from natural materials such as shell, nihongo-style painters mix pigments that glisten with different textures Johnson uses the iridescent pigment iriodin which is made from sand to imbue the canvases with an effervescent glow.