Category Archives: Design

“Be your own muse”

Hello there! Went pining looking for inspiration and lost the track of time. I guess it’s true that 1 minute surfing Pinterest is 15 minutes in real life… but I’m here again with the inspiration I was looking for.

Moda Operandi launched a new campaign under the name “Be your own muse” in collaboration with some Gods of the fashion world such as Carolina Herrera. I must confess that I felt kind of silly looking for inspiration everywhere without realizing that inspiration was in front pf the mirror every day!

This clever campaign stand out the importance of self creations of style, wearing clothes that scream who you are and what you want to project to the world instead of wearing a brand or stuff that you don’t die for just because is on trend.

No more talking!  I let you with the ones who know their business. Enjoy!

 

 

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Fall/Winter Novelties from ibride french design studio

Ibride new products, presented in premiere during the last Maison&Objet fair in Paris are just a knock-off , gorgeous to say the least . I personally adore this french design studio, they have a pretty defined design style that somehow becomes timeless, and allow us to enjoy their creations every season over and over again.

Besides their world renowned ceramic collections, now they bring us a wonderful collection fo 8 scarves named ISADORA D,  and i have to tell you, they are so beautiful, can´t wait to have them all !!!

Next Maison and Object Paris 2012 will be held from  20.01.2012  at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. I better start saving since today !!!

Sofía

Fashion’s Night Out around the world.

As you know, Fashion’s Night Out is now a global event, so I guess you girls out there took tons of pictures, shopped the “season must” and wore your best outfit! ! Please be narcisists and let us envy you by sharing all the nice pieces you found last night and spred  your glam by showing us what you wore! All your pictures and links to your blogs are going to be published if you wish, so, let me hear about you!!!

The Wallpaper 150 (in the last 15 years)

“The 150 movers, shakers and makers that have rocked the Wallpaper* world in the last 15 years”

Wallpaper, the most important design and trend magazine brought us this amazing issue, the 150. I belive this is a collectible item, because it brings us personalities like Ferran AdriáPatricia UrquiolaThe Campana Brothers and Droog just to mention a few. An amazing  art also comes with the Artist´s Bio, indeed an amazing magazine.

Architect Barbie (still can´t find any Industrial Designer Barbie)

There isn´t any Industrial Designer Barbie… yet ! But we will keep waiting for her. For now, we can all be happy with Architect Barbie :

Image courtesy of Dornob

It even comes with her lovely thick black glasses, blue prints  and a little scale model of her (dream?) house.

The AIA (American Institute of Architects ) and Mattel held a design competition for the architect Barbie, the newest addition to the career-themed “I Can Be” series.  The winner of this Design competition designed a lovely, pink, modern, glass filled and glamorous barbie eco-friendly House : “The four-story Malibu beach house features luxurious open chef’s kitchen, fitness room, and landscaped garden on the rooftop as well as green-lifestyle touches—sourced furniture, solar panels, bamboo flooring, and low flow toilets—throughout the 4,881 square feet. But the fashion-loving doll’s favorite part would be the computerized glass tower closet that runs through all floors”  Read more in this Article of Times online magazine.

Nobody will built this house unless you want to buy the blueprints and do it yourself. Anyhow , we will wait for that to hapen too. 😉

Remember that this week´s Design Challenge theme is Barbie, wait for the results next  Monday and tell us what you think.

World Industrial Design Day

Today, on june 29 of  2011 we celebrate the fourth annual  World Industrial Design Day . Congrats to all the designers out there , and of course congrats to ourselves too !

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design ( Icsid ) celebrates the day  with a Student Poster Competition : design students from Icsid Member Schools are asked to create a poster that illustrates how industrial design improves the lives of individuals and communities around the world. This year the winner were two students from Chile ( arriba latinoamérica!).

Winning poster by Paula Beatríz Cabrera Osorio and Vania Farías of the Instituto Profesional DuocUC de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Icsid also has a very interesting .PDF document to give 10 ideas on how to celebrate World Industrial Design Day, the cool thing is that includes several activities around the globe.

June 29 is the 180 day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. Such a nice numer isn´t it ?

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