Archive for April, 2009

Black Scale x Bleu Collar

April 30, 2009

Meastro Knows Episode 6

April 30, 2009

Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton : A new kind of commercial art

April 29, 2009

In Japan, QR codes—the UPC-like hieroglyphs originally used for tracking inventory—now appear on magazines, buses, business cards, and almost any other surface one could use to promote something or someone. (They also provide mobile hard links to Web sites, readable by most Japanese phones.) But leave it to Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton to redesign them: The QRs (pictured) created for their collaborative projects are little pieces of functional (and, we’re sure, Kanye-approved) art. That being the case, we’ll overlook that they’re also the latest salvo in the artist’s none-too-subtle world-domination plan.

Takashi Murakami | Superflat First Love

April 29, 2009

Element Coffee Table

April 29, 2009

Style carved from the earth. Bring some nature into your livingroom with the Element Coffee Table. This table is perfect for a cottage, in a protected outdoor setting, or in any daring livingroom that is looking to carve out its own, unique style. This stone table is made from a combination of granite, stone, marble and natural cement fibers. And not only is it made from natural materials, it is made in an eco-friendly facility that avoids the use of fossil fuel. So be kind to your planet while you are upgrading your interior.

Edo Hunter Green Lounge

April 29, 2009

Serene seating. Japanese interior style has often been thought to bring a sense of peace and zen into the home in which it is incorporated, and the Edo Hunter Green Lounge Chair doesn’t deviate from this common association. With its calming presence, this low-lying chair is great for a reception area, as a side chair in an office or living room, or even as part of a dining set. It uses a dark brown, mahogany finished hardwood and hunter green fabric to create a contrast that is pleasant yet does not fade into the background.

Giorgio Armani shows gold-plated desk at Salone del Mobile

April 29, 2009

This year, Armani/Casa presented an exclusive, new line of furnishing fabrics as well as numbered and signed limited editions at the Salone del Mobile (International Furniture Exhibition, April 22-27, 2009) in Milan. One of the highlights from the brand was a new 29,000 euro ($38,500) gold-plated desk. The Giorgio Armani desk has been dipped in 24-karat gold. Italy’s furniture manufacturers cited that the demand for home collections has started to recover in March after a six-month slump. Almost 10 years since its launch, Armani/Casa has an international presence based on 80 outlets in 45 countries.

Iconic Quaderna console table transformed into a shower

April 29, 2009

Founded in Florence by a group of radical young architects in 1966, Superstudio was known for its avant-garde thinking in architecture and design, especially the Quaderna tables with the distinctive grid pattern. Superstudio’s famous Quaderna tables are still in production by the Italian company Zanotta. At the Milan Furniture fair, Zanotta’s Trans-Forma exhibition, under the direction of Fabrica, showcased a unique creation – an iconic 1970 Quaderna console table transformed into a Dining Table Doccia (which means shower in Italian). The minimalist shower was shown to express clever re-imaginings of the company’s classics.

Malvern House By Nicholas Day

April 29, 2009

Architect Nicholas Day has designed this new house in the Malvern suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

The home has recently been listed for sale by the agents at RT Edgar.

Contemporary Bathroom Inspiration From Regia

April 29, 2009

Some bathroom inspiration today from Regia, an Italian manufacturer of bathroom furniture.