Designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón knows that pollution generated by plastic bottles is a problem that affects us on a global level. With his project PET Lamp, he is turning an object with a short and specific lifespan into a product enriched by the cosmogony of the local culture of Columbia.
Vyta is from Lithuania, Christian is German. The two friends met in Barcelona 10 years ago. Today, in the beautiful Roman village in Central Spain where they moved, they created Monkey on a Donkey. A brand of creative vintage furniture and décor for children and their parents, that you can understand better with these 3 words : “Upcycling goes bananas!”.
Milan is always at its best under the sun and when crowds arrive in heavy numbers for the Salone de Mobile. This week end was incredible, with tons of energy, smiling faces, sun beams and creative happenings, including KidsroomZOOM. Reportage…
“Vitrina” by Hierve was one of the coolest products on show at the London Design Festival last fall. Vitrina translates as window cabinet in Spanish, and the collection consists of four different cabinets that blend solid wood, glass, colour (including neon pink) and lighting features. A distinctive and new way of storing and displaying things
If you go to Maison&Objet and if you meet Marc Ange, designer of Bloomroomstudio, tell him how much I like his creations and spirit. “Marc Ange was born in the saint city of Rome under the terror of the Red Brigades (i.e. the 70’s), within a surrealistic and rootless family, divided between art,
You probably remember Villa Julia by Javier Mariscal, a black and white cardboard house launched a couple of years ago and widely exposed in the press. More fun cardboard has arrived at Magis: My Zoo by Martí Guixé, featuring a giraffe,
Radiators are the cherry on the cake when it comes to decorating. I have fallen in love several times with vintage/reclaimed ones, but never with newly designed versions until I saw these playful paper clip radiators in the Homes section of the FT today. Wow, sciroccoh.it has a great range.
Lale has a passion for objects with a soul, for fabrics with a beautiful hand, for materials with good vibes and and for places with history. A citizen of the world and a vintage+crafts lover, Lale spent time in Brazil, Morocco, Italy, India, countries that reflect her her sunny smile and radiant personality. Now that she’s sold over 5000 of her iconic Rose mini suitcases through a network of 120 boutiques around the world, Lale decided to open an e-store lale.fr where you can find her
The “Collectif Copirates” was founded in 2009 by Lydia Rump (stylist) and Myriam Balaÿ Devidal (who graduated in Industrial Products Design at Ecole des Beaux Arts-St Etienne). Their poetic, fun and quirky creations caught my eye on Facebook and I am always happy to discover their fun posts. My favourite product is the Iris bag, who reminds me of my daughter (Iris!) ;-).