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The Lip Balm – Finnish style

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Mona Isotupa’s Pine Lip Balm concept has won the FDS Award design competition, organised by online store Finnish Design Shop.

The winning design is an ethically and ecologically produced pine lip balm, where the product and packaging form a natural unity: the container is crafted of Finnish pinewood and one of the key ingredients of the balm is organic pine essential oil.

 

 

 

Rabbit chair by Stefano Giovannoni

Giovannoni and a group of designers have launched a design brand QEEBOO that aims at producing affordable, injection moulded plastic furniture & objects. Stefano Giovannoni and well-known creatives Andrea Branzi, Gabriele Chiave, Richard Hutten, Nika Zupanc contribute with their designs. source : designboom.com

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Ils Crawford is named Designer of the Year at Maison & Objets – September 2016 edition

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Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that she does. As founder of Studioilse, together with her multi-disciplinary, London-based team, she brings her philosophy to life. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behaviour and actions in everyday life.

http://www.studioilse.com

The Spirit of the Algarve – farmhouse chic

Located in Portugal’s stunning coastal Algarve region, Vila Monte is a boho-chic 55-room farmhouse-style hotel spread across nine hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens.

Vila Monte’s Vera Iachia-designed interiors use fresh whites and natural woods to create bright, airy spaces that are as welcoming as they are contemporary.

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Passion Flower Sue

 

Passionflower is a floral design studio specializing in floral fashion and jewelry, floral styling and weddings. Created by designer Susan McLeary, and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan Passionflower and is available for editorial styling, workshop instruction and destination events worldwide. Considered one of the country’s top designers of floral wearables and living jewelry, Susan received one gold and three silver medals and placed second overall in the 2014 Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year competition.

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She creates some beautiful floral and succulent jewelry.

Here are some of her amazing creations :

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EVENT : Koku Concept comes to Geneva

 

Exclusively for Switzerland’s finest luxury department store, the delightful designer sisters Ilena & Maria of KOKU CONCEPT, Athens will be present on

Friday April 15th at Bongénie LAUSANNE from 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm

Saturday April 16th  at Bongénie GENEVA from 11.30 to 5.00 pm

Come meet Ilena & Maria and customize with their help your choice of trays !

 

See you soon !
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Casa Cuixmala, Mexico styled by Robert Couturier

 

Casa Cuixmala - Ultra Luxury Hotel on Mexico's Pacific Coast

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The oceanfront palace was in fact designed by Robert Couturier (Rizzoli just published a book on his work: Designing Paradise) in an exuberant style that mixes the feel of Morocco, India and Mexico with soaring ceilings and fountain courtyards. It was built for the international financier Sir James Goldsmith who created not only this oceanfront palace but also a 25,000 acre eco reserve along with organic farms and ranches that made his jungle kingdom self sufficient. source : luxurious magazine

Read more on http://www.luxuriousmagazine.com

 

Sunset by Nendo

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Japanese designer Nendo has produced a collection of candles which slowly reveal color and scent as it burns. Called ‘Sunset’ candles, each appear white at first, but once lit, the heat reacts to the center and begins changing to yellow then orange, red, purple, and finally to blue. The idea was influenced by the shifting shades of light during sunset; reflecting the soft transitioning of hues. Each color is accompanied by a scent: bergamot, lemongrass, sweet marjoram, lavender, and geranium. By combining scent and sight, the candle not only provides illumination, but represents the passage of time.

source : Designboom

The shakers & the movers – the influencers at Milan’s Design Week

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Stefano Seletti runs, with his sister, the well known Italin brand established in 1964 by Romano. The brand is a shining example of Italian innovation, the studio aims at a new poetry of production and daily life, an on-going journey within the idea of beauty.

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Studio Job is an Antwerp and Netherlands based design studio known for it’s highly expressive and contemporary designs. It was founded in 2000 by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets; both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven. Items designed by Studio Job have been shown in museums and galleries around the world.

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Lidewij Edelkoort, often called Li, is an iconic Dutch trend forecaster, curator publisher and educator who “lives in the future.” She focuses on the links between art, fashion, design and consumer culture, Edelkoort pioneered trend forecasting as a profession, providing design and lifestyle analysis for the world’s leading brands. Since 1992, her magazines have been highly influential throughout creative industries.

source : designdo via trendland

The Wood by Massimo Faison

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The wood (steam-bent, as designer Massimo Faison points out, “like Thonet chairs”) can support a bird of prey, a tossed-off jacket, or just an admiring regard; the minder of the fair’s falcon kept it hooded and well-fed with mice meat
Read more at http://www.wallpaper.com/design/charm-and-whimsy-abound-at-design-days-dubai-2015/8615#mcjOpVoWkLLfA1Kb.99

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Starck & the Faucet

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Presented at Salone del Mobile 2014 in Milan is this unusual and beautiful new collection of water faucets for the bath or kitchen. A collaboration between Axor and designer Philippe Starck for Hansgrohe, the Axor Starck V collection serves the technical function of a faucet and combines it with the visual experience of watching water form a swirling vortex and “free-fall” into the washbasin.

artists use found items to stage elaborate scenography on NYC streets

Local photographer justin bettman and brooklyn-based prop stylist gozde eker, use randomly found items to stage to create residential landscapes “set in the street”. The props and furnished remain untouched allowing passersby to create their own reality within the crafted setting and upload their visual responses to instagram using the hashtag #setinthestreet. source : designboom

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Mathieu Lehanneur’s Concept for Audemars Piguet

In Mathieu Lehanneur’s concept for Audemars Piguet – first seen at Art Basel Hong Kong in May and now headed for Art Basel Miami from December 4th to 7th – he deftly balances ideas of elegance and durability, key attributes of the Swiss watchmaker’s brand. His inspiration came from Maison Audemar Piguet du Brassus, the company’s mansion-like headquarters overlooking the Vallée de Joux in the Jura Mountains – a gently undulating landscape of trees and meadows punctuated by rocky outcroppings. source : azuremagazine

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1966 Receptionist Desk for Peugeot Headquarters by Ben Swildens x Max Ingrand

In 1966 Ben Swildens in collaboration with Max Ingrand, designed this desk for Peugeot’s relocated headquarters to Avenue de la Grande Armée in Paris. Also assisting with the design were architects Louis, Luc and Thierry Sainsaulieu. Only three desks were produced, by the Croiseau workshop in Paris, and made specifically for Peugeot’s reception assistants.

 

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Poetic Rain Bottle Installation by Nendo for Maison & Objet Paris September 5th – 9th 2014

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Created for the 2014 Fall edition of Maison & Objet in Paris, who asked designers to consider the relationship between language and design, the word rain was chosen for its many nuances in Japanese, a language that has dozens of words for rain depending on the condition and time of day.

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The exhibit consists of 20 clear acrylic bottles lined-up, each containing a different kind of ‘rain’. ‘Kirisame’, ‘biu’ and ‘kosame’ refer to different degrees of fine drizzle, while ‘niwaka-ame’ is a sudden downpour.

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‘Mizore’ is sleet, and a ‘yudachi’ falls in the evening. ‘Kisame’ is rain that drips from the ends of tree branches, and ‘kaiu’ is rain that falls mixed with dust and pollen

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Seasonal rains were also included, from the ‘samidare’ that falls in the spring, to ‘shigure’, rain specific to autumn and winter.

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“By exhibiting twenty different kinds of ‘rain’, we hoped to express Japanese culture’s unique relationship to nature and the depth of this relationship.” says Nendo.

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Taken from MOCOLOCO.COM