Tag Archives: Design

Cool Typographic Poster Designs

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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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Black Swan Goes Retro

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.

 

QisDesign – Innovative and Beautiful Lighting Design

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]

Alexander McQueen Exhibition in Hamburg

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
Steintorplatz
20099 Hamburg
Official Website

Pic courtesy of Museum for Kunst and Gewerbe. Photograph by Maria Thrun

Mademoiselle Oiseau – Chic Swedish Tableware Design in Five Parts

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.

Madame Oiseau

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.

Small Plate

Jar with lid

Espresso Cup

Mug

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.

Vivienne Westwood and Christina Hendricks – a Red Hot Fashion Match Made in Heaven

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:

HENDRICKS-WESTWOOD

HENDRICKS-WESTWOOD

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.
Westwood necklace

Westwood Tiara

Peel – Stripping You from Stress and Pain, and Looking Great While Doing So.

Peel Chair by Varier

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.

PeelChair

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.