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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Marni has Engaged in the Creation of Furniture

Consuelo Castiglioni, founder of Marni, will present their work in April on the main furniture fair in Milan - Salone del Mobile 2012. Mrs. Kostiloni created one hundred seats, which are produced by ex-prisoners in Colombia. The designer has decided to help them return to normal life.

Pictures of collection of furniture was taken by a well-known photographer and filmmaker Francesco Jodice. He will even present a series of his photographs in the exhibition called L'Arte del Ritratto. By doing so, all the money from the sale of seats will be given to charity.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Formspring Love

Now I am on Formspring! If you have any questions ask, I will answer honestly :)


Calories are tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes tighter every night.

Quote of the Day

GEORGIA JAGGER: “If I were Queen for a day I would make it rain ice cream…”

i-D Magazine and Its Covers

Have you ever noticed that all covers of i-d magazine include a winking model or celebrity? I had a fairly large collection of i-d magazines and can tell you the ever present wink comes from the magazine title itself.

the small "i" represents one eye open the other closed aka winking.

the "-" represents a nose.
the captial "d" represents the mouth.

aka the logo is a face, hence the reason why every cover "star" winks, or occasionally has one of their eyes covered. By the way, the magazine is primarly targetted at art students.

Random(ity) 3

Grain - The World's Smallest Sushi

'Grain - The World's Smallest Sushi' is an art project directed by Singapore-based creatives Dave Seah, Hwee Chong Chan and Jody Yeoh. The project features sushi tinier than fingernails, that are handmade with the help of pincers. 

“Are we so consumed by all things big that we lose ourselves in them? 

What if fulfilment rests on a grain?
What if we can find purpose in small things?
Like humility, simplicity, and even significance?
Take rice, the staple food for the world. A grain so humble and infinitesimal. Yet a cradle of life for so many.
Seek out the small.
For within them, we find greatness.” 

Spiral Pen Drawings by Chan Hwee

Not like I understand art well but I am kind of addicted to it so my next post is again about different type of drawing. In order to demonstrate their Artist Pen’s precision and control, Faber Castell hired Singapore-based designer Chan Hwee Chong to create some mind-blowing drawings using their pens. Well, to be honest, it’s not the drawings that are amazing, it’s the unique spiral technique used to make them that is so special. So, be sure to watch the video shot by Eric Yeo showing Chan in action. 

Brand Name Origins

For those who haven’t had a chance to see article explaining brand name origins on a website called boredapanda, I’m sharing it here.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

World of Food and Little People

If you love food and photography, then we have a perfect mix for you! Minimiam (meaning “Mini Yum”) is a creative union of husband and wife who create tiny worlds of food with their little people. Akiko Ida is Japanese and Pierre Javelle is French. They met studying photography at the Paris “Arts Decoratifs” art school.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012


"I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes." -Yves Saint Laurent


Do not they look exactly the same? Natalie Portman as Audrey Hepburn, Scarlett Johansson as Marlyn Monroe, and Angelina Jolie as Elizabeth Taylor.
Natalie Hepburn
Scarlett Monroe
Angelina Taylor

Karl has never been to the supermarket before

True or False: Karl Lagerfeld has never been to the supermarket before. Shake your head and roll your eyes, but apparently it's true: the Chanel designer and 'King of All Things Fabulous' has not deigned to push a metal shopping cart under harsh fluorescent lights in search of groceries well, ever.

The Kaiser revealed an interview in one of the issues of French Elle. In the issue, he walks the junk food-filled aisles with wonder and tells the magazine: "It's the first time I've stepped into a supermarket. It's crazy -- fascinating what one can buy. There's enough here to easily gain 20 kilos."

Well, well, well, I am not Karl so I better go and buy some cereal for breakfast.

'Tribute to Fashion' - Coca Cola Light

If you are a loyal reader you have probably seen my previous post about fashionable bottles of Cola. This time fashionable collection of Coca Cola Light bottles also feature collaborations from prominent designers. As the part of its “Tribute to Fashion” charity project, Coca Cola asked some of the best Italian designers to put their stamp on its limited edition bottle, including Moschino, Donatella Versace, Angela Missoni, Alberto Ferreti, Consuelo Castiglioni and Etro, who showcased their creations at the Milano Fashion Centre.



Street Art

Glass Igloo Village in Finland

If you are looking for some extraordinary holiday destinations during the winter months, then you might wanna take a look at this magical Glass Igloo Village in Finland. Located in the wilderness near Urho Kekkonen National Park, the Igloo Village of Hotel Kakslauttanen offers a crystal clear view of the Northern lights and starry sky, all while comfortably relaxing in your warm room. 

Thermal glass walls not only insulate the interior to keep it warm, but also make sure that view stay clear even when the temperature drops to -22 degrees Fahrenheit (-30°C). t is an excellent place to see the Aurora Borealis, one of the world’s seven natural wonder, or in other words, the burst of colored light caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. The lights are visible from August to April, however the peak viewing time is during the winter months.

Wall Plays Music When It Rains

Every time it starts to rain, this colorful Kunsthofpassage Funnel Wall in Germany turns into a charming musical instrument orchestra. According to Atlas Obscura, this wall is one of the strangest and most enjoyable attractions in Dresden’s student district in the new town.