Monthly Archives: May 2009

FamilJen

Ages ago I saw a lovely animation by this studio set to a long roll of paper- have a look at this piece based on a pad and cutting mat. Hope you enjoy!

Berlin Dresses Up

Dinner Club Bangaluu

Dinner Club Bangaluu

Berlin has emerged in recent years as one of the world’s great creative capitals, brimming with exhibitions and parties. A city full of contrasts, Berlin is edgy but comparatively safe with its own solid, distinctive style. It has grown famous for its concept clubs and cafés. But recently the city has developed from the illegal clubs in hard-to-find, crumbly ruins with little ventilation and few fire exits (which sadly are fading into a legend). The German compulsion to make everything neat and tidy has brought a new phase to the city, especially East Berlin. The city has smartened up its image and hip bar and restaurant interiors have moved to the opposite extreme with white upholstery and clinically clean lines currently in vogue. Continue reading

Sanctum Soho Hotel

Sanctum

Paying homage to Soho’s history as a centre of artistic activity and bohemia, London’s Sanctum Soho Hotel is a celebration of edgy glamour that fluidly integrates art and individuality into its design. The brainchild of bar and club impresario Mark Fuller, two Edwardian townhouses on Soho’s Warwick Street were given a £10m facelift and converted into a luxurious 30-room, seven-storey crash pad. Continue reading

Nagi Noda’s Bizarre Hair Sculptures

Nagi Noda Hair Sculptures

A good look for Friday in the office

Post-it Crazy

We love our post-it notes at YOUR studio but not quite as much as The New Museum, Bowery, New York, it seems:

The abandoned houses

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The Abandoned Houses Project is a beautifully photographed project looking at some of the derelict houses in Detroit over the last 10 years. Check out the link for more

All that glitters

Contrary to the monochrome grey mindset of the recession, it was inspiring to see a notable selection of designers decidedly bucking the trend at this years’ Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.Like an invigorating dose of smelling salts, the work takes us far far away from the everyday to a glittering, sparkling world of extreme fantasy. Who needs truth to be stranger than fiction?Take a look

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