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RIBBON ORIGAMI

RIBBON ORIGAMI

ribbonesia is the brain child of  sapporo artist and illustrator baku maeda. also known for his way with the brush and pen, he lately took an interest in working with ribbons and scraps of fabric in order to make different kinds of animals. check his blog for wonderful insight into his colourful world. it will put a...
VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL

people usually send flowers to convey positive feelings, like i love you or thank you. well, it turns out there’s a special service in la enabling customers to send a less than positive message. it’s called dirty rotten flowers and it has a small and to-the-point range of bouquets on offer. for instance, for that...
FAKE PIXELS, OCTOPI AND KAWS

FAKE PIXELS, OCTOPI AND KAWS

– chanel make-up robot 🙂 – moebius at the fondation cartier in paris. it ends on march the 12th! – apparently, this will fix your jetlag. – amazing tiny apartment decorated with 25k ping pong balls – i’m very interested in the mechanics behind the exhibition, transport, cleaning, etc of art. that’s why i love...
URBAN ITALY

URBAN ITALY

whoever tried to research italy before going there found out the hard way that italians think there’s no need for any organization or information for tourists: they rely almost entirely on what the past centuries provided. which makes any trip to italy (at least for me) an endless series of misunderstandings, miscommunications and pure anger. but i...
WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS

WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARDS

every year, wallpaper presents us with the best of the best, design-wise. here, you have a video presenting the stellar jury introducing themselves and talking about the design awards. inspiring! sanaa‘s rolex learning center in lausanne won best new public building! all the extra details you may need are here.
HERMES FURNITURE

HERMES FURNITURE

there’ll be 8 launch pieces including a sofa, an armchair, 2 side tables and a room divider, all originally designed in the 20s by jean-michel frank. the online store only carries the usual foldable travel furniture; the furniture pieces  will be available in 15 store this year and this number will potentially grow. keep in mind...
VISIONAIRE AND ITS BABIES

VISIONAIRE AND ITS BABIES

the aptly named meta-magazine, visionaire is a limited edition experimental art and fashion publication that has had 3 annual issues ever since 1991. each issue is vastly different: – issue no. 44 consists of two sets of toys made to resemble fashion designers – no. 18 comes with its own especially designed louis vuitton case and is said...
VOODOO DOLL

VOODOO DOLL

it is a toothpick holder i use for finger foods when i have parties. i found online a version of it called the ex (haha!) and they have it in several colours and it’s used for holding skewers, pens and knives. i have a thing for unusual everyday objects… what do you think? yay or ney?  ...
PHARRELL+THE SELBY

PHARRELL+THE SELBY

pharrell is a music producer. he’s also in a band. he designs from time to time. well, his talented little fingers are certainly in all the (right) pies. he worked with the rolling stones, snoop dog kellis, louis vuitton, montclear…well, it’s a shorter list if i’m telling who he didn’t work with. but this is not...

PARK

i discovered park a few years ago when i stayed on neubaugasse. the area is the cool, up and coming  neighbourhood of vienna. park is a concept store selling minimalistic fashion (ann demeulemeester, haider ackerman, maison martin margiela, damir doma, acne jeans, etc), a selection of furniture (eames and hans j. wegner), niche magazines, books,...
VITRA ALGUE ON MY WALL

VITRA ALGUE ON MY WALL

i bought it last february when intro put it on sale after failing to get it in copenhagen as the box is quite voluminous. i got it in light green. i was planning to have a party to put it together and up the wall. fortunately, i gave up on that. it would have been...
FRANK GEHRY

FRANK GEHRY

frank gehry is one of those great minds who will make you think. here, you have a speech he gave in 1990 for ted, before he was the world-famous artist he is now but also a year after getting the pritzeker prize, and here, 12 years later, a discussion with richard saul wurman, again with...