It’s a case of the more unusual the better when it comes to selecting materials to work with for Brazillian designer Rodrigo Almeida. His hybrid pieces are made from a diverse range of upcycled objects from nylon rope to wicker baskets. For Almeida, the layers of bright colour and texture represent the diverse cultures to be found in São Paulo where he is based. The Africa chair, shown above, was designed to represent Afro-Brazillian culture – a mix of African, Indigenous Brazilian and Paulista aesthetics. Read the rest of this entry »
Exhibitions and Events
Despite working for a fashion forecasting company I can’t pretend that I know much about clothes myself, I’m much more of a chair person. However after watching all of the coverage of the various fashion weeks over the past month I wanted to feature something on the blog. So I decided to ask an expert in the form of my good friend Lara, who knows a lot more about fashion than I do.
At the top of her list was London based props and accessory maker and designer Fred Butler who showed her autumn/winter 2012 collection as part of London Fashion Week last week. These photos were taken backstage at the show by Wonderland magazine. Read the rest of this entry »
Italian artist, architect and designer, Paola Navone was everywhere at Maison&Objet in January. It seemed that every single brand wanted to feature her signature style of vibrant, Mediterranean colours and painterly lines within their collections.
The pieces shown here for German porcelain brand Reichenbach were not new but were definitely some of our favourites from the show. Fish and Flower and Taste blue are just two of her six ranges for the brand.
I saw these at one my favorite new design sites called This is Paper. Ruined Polaroids by William Miller were taken from a broken Polaroid SX-70 camera rescued from a yard sale. The project looks at the character of Polaroids and what constitutes photography. It’s a beautiful example of how a zoomed-in view of something broken reveals hidden treasure.