Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hatched!

Here's a great example of a eye catching window display! The window display was created by LV's creative team in Paris and produced by Chameleon Visual. From Chameleon's blog - beautifully hand crafted Ostriches with sculpted faces and gold plated legs. Each Ostrich was hand feathered ensuring the most luxurious finish possible. The campaign is full of humour and wit, with the Ostriches elongated necks that travel through windows, floors and ceilings with beautifully crafted product displayed in their beaks and necks shown against bright pink deep buttoned walls! Oh, and let's not forget the wall of over sized Ostrich eggs that Show shoes are hatching from... Amazing!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Theurel & Thomas

Theurel & Thomas is a wonderful macaron p√Ętisserie in San Pedro, Mexico. Such a clean white palate with all colour coming from the hero product - the macarons of course! Anagrama was responsible for the store design as well as the simple yet stunning graphics, branding and packaging.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lightly

I was catching up on The Design Files latest posts and came across a photo of these fab wire pendant lights. I had seen a similar light a while ago from a UK supplier so I was quite happy to find these similar fittings locally made (& a lot cheaper!) at Lightly. They aslo have some beautiful lasercut acrylic pendants & other great homewares.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spirito Martini, Brussels

An amazing transformation of a Church in central Brussels by Pure Sang where modern glamour meets classic gothicism. Spirito Martini is a hip new bar featuring three bars and five separate lounge areas, as well as private rooms. Put it on the list!

Fish House, Singapore

Great example of a climate-friendly, energy efficient house by Guz Architects in Singapore. The architects say the design gives the residents an ocean view from every room as well as efficient cross ventilation. Their aim was to create a residence with seamless integration of the surrounding environment.

Sydney Design Festival

Sydney Design Festival kicked off yesterday, I checked out this great little exhibition at Euroluce (Hill St, Surry Hills) featuring "Sarah and Emma Elizabeth Go Boating". Sarah K (from Blakebrough + King) and Emma Elizabeth Coffey (Emma Elizabeth Designs) have collaborated to produce an ‘alternate reality’ tear in the fabric of the Sydney Light Studio to reveal their most recent work, captured at a sinister moment. Sarah and Emma Elizabeth Go Boating is based on the 1974 classic French film, Celine and Julie Go Boating. In this film an alternate reality is depicted, accessible to the characters only by eating a white candy. Through putting this mysterious sugar sweet in their mouths the heroines, Celine and Julie, are able to re-enter and re-construct the events of this alternate universe. Across the street at the Beresford Hotel is Emma Elizabeth's Design Vlog - a great new concept bringing the latest in design trends from around the world in a video blog (ie. a vlog!) to us loyal design followers instantly!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tom Dixon Shop

Tom Dixon launches his first London shop in a converted Wharf Building at Portobello Dock, Ladbroke Grove showcasing extraordinary items for everyday use.

An eclectic and exclusive selection of international designers and brands will also be premiered in the space.

Be the first to see Industry, our new collection inspired by industrial production. Visit the ‘Flash Factory’ where you can make and buy products directly from the event.

Enjoy lunch, dinner or tea at the newly expanded Dock Kitchen where rising star Stevie Parle cooks carefully sourced, honest food in the spectacular spaces overlooking the Grand Union Canal.

Tom Dixon Shop

Wharf Building

Portobello Dock

344 Ladbroke Grove

London

W10 5BU

Friday, July 16, 2010

Transportable Restaurant

Parisian architect Pascal Grasso, commissioned by Electrolux, has designed a temporary, transportable restaurant on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris. The glass box with perforated metal cladding is even more eye-catching at night through the use of colour changing LED lights. Book in with your 11 closest friends for a dinner to remember! Truly Amazing.

Stylecraft 10/10 Event

The Stylecraft showrooms around Australia have been celebrating 10/10 this month – 10 years of Stylecraft being the Australian distributor of the amazing furniture that is Arper. Showcasing the signature Arper pieces, plus the new range for 2010, the showroom looked amazing with great signage & graphics by Surry Hills company There. A delicious lunch (Italian style of course) plus a glass of red, made for a great Friday afternoon!

Friday, July 9, 2010

And another pop-up store... Josh Goot

Sydney designer Josh Goot has opened a great temporary store on Oxford Street featuring pieces from his latest collection as well as past collections. Based on the theme of the A/W 2009 collection: Stone.... think gravel scattered on the floor, a large chunk of concrete in the window and a large scale projection of abstract images of various formations make you wish this store was around for longer than just four days! 443 Oxford St, Paddington NSW Thur Jul 8 to Sun Jul 11, 10am-6pm

Monday, July 5, 2010

Not just another Pop-Up Store

Stella McCartney is the latest designer to venture into the popular pop-up store trend with a great concept recently popping up in Galleries Lafayette, Paris. Her designer, Giles Miller, has created a high-impact store with 2 metre high 3D cardboard letters featuring gold leaf edging. The cardboard cubes made by laminating corrugated cardboard in different directions and slicing through the layers resulting in a textured checkerboard pattern. The pop-up will soon move to Selfridges in London, where it will be on show for the two weeks.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Glamour Factory" by Viktor & Rolf

Amazing runway design by Studio Job for Viktor & Rolf's S/S 10 show. Model Kristen McMenamy emerged dressed in a staggering 23 layers, impressively, the legendary model didn’t stagger at all under this weight, and once she’d taken her position on a rotating carousel, Viktor & Rolf emerged, dressed in matching black. The designers then took centre stage on the revolving platform alongside McMenamy and systematically undressed her, layer after layer, simultaneously dressing model after model in the clothes they had just removed. When she was virtually naked they reversed track, taking one garment off each new girl who took to the runway and slowly layered up McMenamy until she could not carry another stitch.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hotel Missoni

Being a great fan of the Missoni ethos and a lover of all things bright and colourful, a stay at Hotel Missoni (open in Edinburgh, Kuwait soon to open) is high on my list! It's a total brand experience, from the bedding (of course!) to the dinnerware, the pattern of the tiles in the elevators, this is the ultimate in a holistic design concept. Whilst probably not to the liking of fans of stark modernism, Hotel Missoni certainly makes a dramatic entrance to the luxury fashion hotel market.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

LOVE

Great photo from street style blogger / photographer Jak & Jil. Bright pink + stripes, two of my favourites!

The Salad Shop, Singapore

Great example of creative hospitality design done on a budget. The plywood panelling in the shopfront windows with cutouts of cutlery is so simple yet very clever!