Saturday, 30 October 2010

VIno fino





Via The DieLine
www.thedieline.com/blog/?currentPage=6

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Sunday Song



If you like your blues dirty and guitar ridden then you need to try The Dead Weather. Their second album "Sea of Cowards" is an improvement on their debut "Horehound". The band mixes up Jack White and Alison Mosshart from the Kills. Perfect to blow away any Sunday afternoon blues...

Per Kirkeby







For all of you who want to understand how colours can be put together without curdling the senses, talk a visual stroll through Per Kirkeby's collection. The Danish artist has an innate sense of how colours can be brought together...

Li Xioafeng






 We came across this Lacoste polo shirt. A limited edition by Beijing artist Li Xioafeng. The design is a fragmented mural of babies and lotus flowers. He also produced a one off porcelain poloshirt, knitted together with silver wire. The porcelain version is an extension of Li's previous sculptural pieces. He takes fragments of ancient chinese porcelain from archeological digs and weaves them into clothing. The iconography on the porcelain has many meanings with the lotus flowers representing rebirth and the babies were popular at a time of high infant mortality rates. Inverted icons are supposed to bring good luck and the splashes of red indicate energy and life. We find the effort and idea interesting but I don't think either of us will be rushing to buy one of the 20000 fabric polo shirts available...

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Elle Deco round up Nov 2010

November's edition of Elle Decoration features the new Nova wallpapers from ISAK. Here sre a few other of our favourite featured items...


We love these naturalistic fabrics fron St Jude's fabrics of Norfolk.

These fabulous cushions from Swedish textile company Bantie are just so cheerful.

Surface View offer some fantastic murals similar in concept to ISAK's feature wall wallpaper. These gift tokens are A2 size and make a wonderful gift and an opportunity for a friend to have a stunning wall decoration.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Blender

Blender is a fantastic site for all you budding 3-D animation film directors. Make your own feature animations to rival any pixar or dreamworks productions.

See the example below, The Lighthouse by ProMotion Studios

Sunday Morning Song



Loosely plugged into reality, Half Acre Day make some fine tunes. Love this song as Bill wants to be one of the Astronauts. We find the video bit disturbing though...

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Roll


Roll is a decorative fireplace designed by Seiger Design and distributed in the UK by Encompassco. The flame is from bio-alcohol (ethanol) and so does not require a flue or chimney. It produces about 1KW of heat. It moves on bearings or can be wall-mounted. The glass firescreens are fixed in place using magnets making it easy to access the inside for cleaning. A cool(ish) centrepiece for under £3000.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

(Not) Sunday Morning Song



Sleighbells: Infinity Guitars

Sunday Morning Song



Claire Maguire: Ain't Nobody

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Victorian Cottage Heaven



Yes, it's real! Amazing... To see more pics and read the whole article go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/24/garden/24cottage.html

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Naked king




We love good wine and we love good packaging. Here we have both from Beetroot Design Group, winner of a silver from 2010 Pentawards and Red dot design award. We'll drink to that!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Gotta Moo!






We love this design project by Narani Kannan. Milk containers are second only to nappies in our landfills and anything to reduce that impact is worth the effort, as Narani explains...

"Bagasse is normally seen as a waste product and incinerated, thus creating air pollution. Making a milk package out of residual sugarcane fiber actually decreases air pollution, adds value to the package, it is environmentally friendly and is a non-invasive resource. The use of bagasse, a renewable resource, helps prevent the destruction of 30,000 acres of forest land every year. This greener solution can replace plastic bottles and virgin tree based, paper laminated cartons, replacing it with a new alternative sugarcane lignin coating.

This material can stand temperatures up to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, is microwavable and freezer safe and extremely hygenic, and will be sterilized and sanitized and exposed to high temperatures during the molding process. Sugarcane Bagasse is one of the most plentiful by products of the sugar production process, and for every ton of refined sugar produced, there are two tons of bagasse produced as well. Bagasse is extremely light weight and has excellent performance characteristics.

Bagasse is in itself an agricultural waste, it is represented as 100% recycled material. There is an abundant supply of bagasse in the world. What better way is there to make a milk paper carton than using abundant, sustainable, clean material made from agricultural waste!"

Corque Design





They may look like plumbers accessories but these candleholders from Corque Design are part of a range of products using the renewable material extracted from the bark of the sobreiro tree. The range includes tables, chairs and sideboards! The cork industry has suffered from the arrival of screw top wine bottles but Corque Design aims to halt the decline...

Sunday Morning Song



The last recording by Lee Hazelwood with Aniima...."what keeps them healthy, even though they're not wealthy, on this magical island... is snow."...beautiful...

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Fantastic images!




We love these photos! From Australian clothes brand Ola and Olek. 
Source:  Bloesem Kids