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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.

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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.

The work of Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

The work of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre leaves me speechless, i have hardly ever seeing this kind of work with other photographers. Ruins in all its splendor.

“Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies
and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.

The state of ruin is essentially a temporary situation that happens at
some point, the volatile result of change of era and the fall of empires.
This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time :
being dismayed, or admire, making us wondering about the permanence of things.

Photography appeared to us as a modest way
to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.” – Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre.

I can hardly call this post about interior design, yet i could´t help to share this photos with you.

http://www.marchandmeffre.com

Vivienne Westwood and Melissa, punk and plastic.

Hey hey you there!

For those of you who enjoy architecture and fashion, of course have heard the heavy name of Zaha Hadid and her collaboration with Melissa, a brazilian brand which have and speciality : plastic shoes!

 

Now plastic says hello to punk with Vivienne Westwood collaboration named Lady Dragon.

 

and the flat version

Who said plastic wasn´t fashionable!!! But more over, who said hot designers weren´t affordable! Lady Dragon collection is about 120 pounds  here.

You don’t need to wear only rain boots, skeep or dance in little street puddles in girly shoes, no worries of ruin them guaranteed.

Candy: pair these shoes with black tights, they look just lovely!!!

xoxo

Criss

Kids Furniture

When I was a kid  my favorite book was Mashenka. I loved the story and the illustrations. I still remember how i felt when i noticed that all the furniture was the perfect size for her, and i always desire to have a bedroom  like hers.  Just like us adults do, kids need chairs, beds and tables suited for their size and age so they can use them as comfortably as we do.

Whenever you think of furnish a room for a kid think always in furniture that will fit the kids needs until certain age, because it is true that they grow really fast. Also, decide whether if you want a decor that will last long enough or just stand until certain stage of their lives, that will give you an idea of what type of color you want on the walls and the type of furniture you are buying for it.

Kids furniture allow you to experiment with all those styles that just never seem right for your age, let lose all your creativity with kids bedrooms, they will thank you for it, specially if you choose furniture that will allow them to create and play with the space and their imagination, here i have a beautiful example from smarin, a french design studio that creates one of the most amazing pieces i have ever seeing :

Last but not least, always allow your kids  to choose their furniture, it was so frustrating for me not to have the last word about it.

Lenny Niemeyer: Summer, Architecture and Fashion

Hey, hey you there!

When i say “summer time” what is the first picture that comes to your mind? Yes! bikinis!!! and hot bodies of course… and where is the place where everybody look like a half naked top model all the time? Brazil, for sure. The most important thing to have in mind when you are heading brazilian beaches is that you are going to be surrounded by dreamy natural bodies, so the way to can make a big entrance is by wearing  stunning swimwear and the girl for the perfect brazilian swimwear is Lenny Niemeyer.

Lenny Niemeyer used to be a landscape architect and family of the most famous brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.  This background let her create pieces that mix architectonic textures, balance, concept and take to women’s skin the words of Oscar Niemeyer ”  It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve — the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman”

The non fabric elements make the eye focus on your back through a sensual curve.   

The broken ceramic texture will take your breast to the spotlight.

Geometry .

The curve makes the look go trought all your body. 

The reminder of a wall, tall, strong, indestructible…

So, girls, summer is here, work out and turn the beach into your empire!

Candy: stylish one piece swimwear by Lenny! I love the 2008 collection, but the new one is awesome too!!!

xoxo

Criss