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Posted in Mood of the dayApril 22, 2010
Posted in Mood of the dayApril 21, 2010
There were still lots of birds and cages all over Milan, but the real stars of the design week were books. Books as display, books as furniture, books as shelves, books as flooring, books were simply at every corner. Sign of the times, designers remind us that virtuality will soon replace paper.
Photos Capellini, Maison Martin Margiela, Boffi, Aspesi.
Posted in CultureApril 20, 2010
Back in January, after visiting the show Maison & Objet in Paris, I featured the embroidered animals by Frederique Morrel on Pirouette. Beautifully made out of vintage materials, crossover between handmade tapestry and taxidermy, the animal had a lot success. It was a great surprise to come across them again in Milan, wonderfully displayed in the garden of Rossana Orlandi, among wine leaves and other amazing pieces of design from all over the world.
Posted in Retail - WindowsMarch 10, 2010
Posted in CultureMarch 5, 2010
|Lisa Grue’s solo show “Owls have more fun” opened last Thursday at Gallery Hanahou in New York. The gallery transformed into a graphic woodland of oversize proportion with an owl tower over visitors on the wall and spread out on a large rug. A must see if you are in New York as Lisa’s handprinted porcelain plates, both functional and beautiful, are one of a kind, perfect to admire with kids! Until March 26th. Gallery Hanahou, 611 Broadway, Suite 730 NYC 10012.|
Posted in Mood of the dayMarch 5, 2010
California based Design Options, specialized in Style and Trend forecast, opened their kids section 3 years ago. Their long list of clients include Gymboree, Osh Kosh/Carters, Weatherproof Kids, London Fog Kids. I really like the way those guys present their themes and how they name them. The team of young designers is already working on defining how 2012 will look like, but to give a sense of what they do without revealing too much, they sent Pirouette their Fall/Winter 2010 color forecast.
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Posted in PhotographyFebruary 14, 2010
French illustrator Princesse Camcam dreams of swimming in deep oceans to play with giant squids (probably because of the free ink…). But more realistically, she would love to create an animation film with director Michel Ocelot (Kirikou, Azur et Azmar). Inspired by Ernesto Neto, Giuseppe Penone, Tim Burton, Loretta Lux or Marjane Satrapi to name only a few, the 27 years old has already published about 20 books and illustrated a booklet for Hermes. She regularly collaborates with the German company Steiff (famous for their stuffed animals) and with Japanese group Sumitomo. Our talented princess thinks that life would be a lot nicer if people would wear haute couture all day. I can only agree with that.