UK-based freelance graphic designer Pete Ware of 17th and Oak pay typographic homage to movies and TV by using iconic quotes and characters. How about this Darth Vader one? Fantastic. An A3 print cost £30 including P&P. Check out his webpage 17thandOak.co.uk for more designs and information on how to order. He also creates personalised cdesigns of your favourite quote.
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Fantastic illustrated posters for the 2010 movie Blackswan. The artwork is by British Design studio LaBoca. I very much prefer those to the original poster.
Taiwanese lighting company QisDesign makes fantastic innovative lamps. Two of their latest lamps are Flamenca and Coral. Flamenca (pic below) is inspired by “the breathtaking movement of Flamenco dancer’s ruffled skirt twirling around in the air”
I also love their table lamp Coral, which is inspired by sparkling water.
Both lamps uses LED technology. More info on QisDesign and their products [here]
The incredible talented Alexander McQueen (who tracigally decided to end his own life in 2010 at age 40), was and still is one of the most influential british fashion designers in history. Now you can see many of his creations that he made for his own label as well as for Givenchy, at the Museum für Kunst and Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany.
Tomorrow I’ll go to Hamburg for an 8 day vacation, and this will be one of my first stops! Alexander McQueen is one of my favourite designers. I love the rebellious streak he often showcased in his designs.
The exhibition ends September 2.
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Pic courtesy of Museum for Kunst and Gewerbe. Photograph by Maria Thrun
I love Mademoiselle Oiseau, the porcelain collaboration between Swedish illustrator and fashion designer Lovisa Burfitt and swedish company Rörstrand, acclaimed worldwide for their high quality porcelain dinnerware and mugs.
The Madame Oiseau collection consist of five parts: a mug, an espresso mug, a cake plate on foot, a jar with lid and a (very) small plate, and tells the story of Burfitt’s original illustrated character, the excentric and decadent Mademoiselle Oiseau who lives in Paris with her cat. The collection won Elle Interior’s Design award last year.
Jar with lid
Cake Tray on Foot
It’s the perfect example of how tableware can be fun, chic, cool, contemporary and classic at the same time. Such a far cry from grandma’s teaware.
Retail price runs between €13 (espresso cup) to 65 (cake plate on foot).
The collection can be ordered online at www.scandinaviandesigncenter.com who ships worldwide ad has short delivery times, only 3-7 days.
A collaboration between two of my favourite redheads; curvy Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame and british fashion royalty Vivienne Westwood, team up together in a fashion match made in heaven. Westwood has signed Christina as the new face of her Get A Life Palladium jewellery line.
Here’s some pics from the campaign:
And the products. I love the oak leaf tiara but wouldn’t be able to carry it off myself without looking like a fool. But the heart I definitely would love to have though.
This is chair design at its absolute best. I am in love with the innovative, comfortable and extraordinare chairs made by Norwegian based Varier Furniture, an organization completely devoted to ergonomic furniture by making human body central to the design and its main instrument. But they certainly haven’t forgotten about design, which some ergonomic-focused companies too often tend do.
The design of the Peel chair is inspired by the shape that orange peels take when you peel the fruit. Beautiful.
It costs from 2000 EUR upwards, depending on the customization of you choice, and is available in lots of different colours and fabrics, and with or without the foot pall.
For more info check Varier’s website: [Official Website]
All pics courtesy of Varier Furniture.