Maeda magic

25th March 2011

The amazingly inspirational John Maeda one of the most influential people in my early career with his work at MIT and who is also named as one of the most influential people of the 21st Century by Esquire magazine is currently holding a lecture in the brilliant online Adobe museum.

Discussing A, B, C - atoms, bits and craft or 'neue craft' as he describes it where we see people blending the virtual and physical, he takes us on a historical journey of the evolution of technology as we know it today.

Held in the newly constructed auditorium the lecture uses infographics and video clips of work coming out of Rhode Islands school of design to demonstrate his story - it is well worth a visit.


Givenchy - Japanese Fantasy 2

17th March 2011

A friend forwarded me this film titled 'the making of' - not really a making of, but still incredible to watch all the same. I already loved this collection, now I am even more in awe!







Givenchy- Japanese Fantasy

11th March 2011

Taking inspiration from japanese fantasy, partnered with a palette of white and creams with a flash of neon graphics makes for the most stunning of the couture collections from Givenchy

Built with beautiful techniques as befits couture - laser cutting, applique and multilayered design and exquisite materials - Riccardo Tisci didn't disappoint.

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Luciferase

10th March 2011

Constantly working to develop new materials, Studio Nacho Carbonell pushes the boundaries of product design, materiality and form.

Many of the materials that they use are often malleable and primitive and are created by mixing materials such as leaves, rust and plaster together with exposy resins to create something entirely new in handle and aesthetic.

Working with these organic and primitive materials Carbonell's work is unique bordering on the edge of ugly and beautiful and his latest collection of designs continue to push his particularly personal aesthetic.

Titled 'Luciferase' meaning 'Photon producing enzyme' in Latin his lights are inspired by a pebble he found on a beach in Spain which led him to experiment with expoxy resin mixed with coloured sands, dust and plaster. The resulting forms look almost like weird creatures from the deep.

Contrasting the interiors are translucent resembling natural gem stones of amethyst, quartz and malachite.

These fifteen pieces have been edited exclusively by galerie BSL and are on show currently in Paris.

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