You've got to love Miu Miu for always being interesting and young. For the upcoming Spring/Summer collection, Miuccia Prada put the emphasis on unique patterns; patterns that covered most everything. Oh, and we mustn't forget about the lovely embellishments. My favorite elements? Definitely the pants and the sleeves; so beautifully cut!
If you've been dreaming of a statement piece for the middle of your living room, get ready to swoon. Offecct's Etage coffee tables by Claesson Koivisto Rune have three levels of undiluted high-gloss color and are sure to turn heads. Made from Formica with beveled edges and chromed legs, they're available in Kashmir/Juicy Pink/Dark Chocolate (dibs!), Marine Blue/Beige/Lime, and Ocean Grey/Levante/New Burgundy.
Seating for Eating is a collection designed by studioilse and brought to you by the divine De La Espada. Made entirely from solid chestnut with copper feet, it's a stunning addition to the De La Espada catalog.
Seating for Eating, from top to bottom:
Low Stool, Stool, Bench with Back, detail of Bench with Back with leather pad option, Bench, Low Settle in painted white; an option that's available for all these pieces.
How did it go by so fast? You've a mere 4 days left to get to NY to check out the magnificent-looking Bauhaus exhibition at the MoMA, which ends on Monday, January 25th. You may have heard a lot about the Bauhaus recently as the institution celebrated 90 years since its inception this past Fall. Somehow unfamiliar? The Bauhaus was the precursor to Art & Design Schools as we know them today, developing the idea of the foundation year. The famous school/design movement also featured an all star cast: Walter Gropius, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, just to name a few:
Bauhaus players, from top to bottom:
Josef Albers; post-Bauhaus Hommage to the Square, 1965
Marcel Breuer; Club Chair, later called the Wassily Chair, 1925
Marianne Brandt, the only student featured here amongst the profs; Ashtray, 1924. Now being produced by Alessi.
Wassily Kandinsky: On White II, 1924.
Paul Klee, Twittering Machine, 1921-31
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe; Barcelona Chair, 1929. Available through Knoll.
If you can't make it to NY, the MoMA site is rich with Bauhaus content and definitely worth a look. I'm sick with upset that I missed this one. Hope that you got to see it in person!
If you read this blog you may have already gathered that I love Arne Jacobsen, Denmark's most famous architect and designer. These faucets were designed by him in the sixties and are still being produced today by VOLA A/S.
I dream of one day having a wall
mounted faucet above the kitchen sink; imagine the ease of cleaning!
Not to mention the general loveliness of the aesthetic. And the white tap in the bathroom? Perfection.
Not quite from top to bottom:
1 and 3 feature the VOLA HV1 in two of its many colourways, designed by Jacobsen in 1968 for the National Bank of Denmark- a great bank, I can tell you firsthand.
2. VOLA 131 wall-mounted Mixer
4. VOLA 111L wall-mounted Mixer
5. Image from Domino magazine, December 2005; please forgive the hack photoshopping- I was in a hurry to get rid of the text on the page. Concerning the faucet, Domino had written:
"This graceful wall-mounted design by Arne Jacobsen adds visual flair to the backsplash (but was tricky to install, Mitchell says.)" Domino is referring to co-owner of this gorgeous kitchen, Chris Mitchell.
All can be purchased through Danish Design Store. Save your pennies- prices start at US$976. I'm telling myself that I'll have it forever!
Like design? You must check out Pentagram's wonderful application, What Type Are You? Simply answer four questions about your character (ahem), and you'll be treated to interesting details about you and your typeface. Not just a silly quiz, the answers were determined through 7 years of research by 23 academics. Important to note- the answers come in the form of a lovely short, and at the end you can check out the other fonts as well. Oh, and the quiz has a password! Its character. Here are some shots of what's in store:
Turns out, I'm Archer Hairline. Did they get it right for you?
Konstantin Grcic's Chair One for Magis was already wonderfully futuristic when he designed it in 2004. Italian outfit Skitsch is retailing some of Magis's products, including Chair One in the 4 Star version and they have the exclusive to the chair in this glorious shade, azure. I imagine it will take a decade or two before we see an office chair that's as stunning.
How gorgeous is this font by Áron Jancsó? The young designer leaked details, teasers in the form of letters, on his Flickr feed for months before it made its official debut in November. Called Ogaki, the font is available through Gestalten; here's a description of its gorgeousness:
Instilled with traits typical to calligraphy and graffiti, Jansco has
created an experimental display typeface that is simply sublime and
Check out more of Jancsó's work on the Behance network, here.