NOCC

29th January 2010

I love the work of NOCC that was showcased at Maison&Objet last week in Paris. A design duo based in Paris NOCC have produced a range of objects whose forms are generated according to the shape of sound waves recorded when the products name is said.

The recorded sound wave for each product is then rotated to create a 3D form that is unique to the tone, sound and volume of the voice.

The final product is then made from rapid prototyping meaning that there is no mould so each product can be created individually resulting in totally unique products dictated by the voice used. It takes personalised design to an entirely new level.

You can watch a video of it here

They also showed their radiation collection of mutated furniture and objects. The idea behind the project was to imagine what would happen to various objects if they were exposed to radiation.

The results are both intriguing and practical in unexpected ways.





perfume food

29th January 2010

Designers are always looking at ways to engage with our senses and seeing as food is of an interest of mine I was really pleased to see the work of Michele Gay.

A designer of flavours and scents Michele has created a new discipline: Culinary Perfume.

Playing with the materials, vocabulary and techniques from the perfume industry she has taken them into the kitchen. Taste and smell blend into her materials as one sense takes over the other.

Offering 'perfumed' tasters at Maison & Objet the flavour was overtaken by the perfume, making one realise quite how much scent plays in our like and dislike of certain foods.

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Giorgio Armani Privee


Sublime couture 2

29th January 2010

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the recent spring summer 2010 couture collections. I love the use of the hollographic and high sheen fabrics as well as the walking bubble from Giorgio Armani Privee.


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Anne Valerie Hash SS2010


Anne Valerie Hash SS2010



Sublime couture

28th January 2010

Couture is always about sumptuous fabrics and exquisite cutting, but this season seems to have taken a different turn in the tradition of couture.

With younger designers and a more laid back approach to design, the garments are beautiful, wearable (in most cases) and have resulted in a bit of buy back into the belief of what couture should be - incredible garments not walking art.

My overall favorite is Anne Valerie Hash who's collection is exquisite in its slouch sex appeal but with the most wonderfully decadent fabrics, but for a modern woman with metal and silk combinations giving off sci fi sheen and hollographic colour.

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Photograph by Fabrice Gousset, Galerie Kreo


Photograph by Fabrice Gousset, Galerie Kreo


Frozen in time

26th January 2010

I just love these beautiful objects that have been coated in a UV responsive resin. Coated in the dark, when exposed to light the resin hardens and captures in time the contents. Being shown at Galerie Kreo in Paris later on this week as part of an exhibition of new work by Dutch designers Studio Wieki Somer. They are beautiful in a some what erie way.

Being in love with all things bug related at the moment I also love their website which sets butterflies flying as you navigate around their homepage! Ah love the Dutch!

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