Archive for January, 2006

Intentional design; accidental art

January 31, 2006 3 comments


I came across this very interesting little story online and thought this would be a nice one to share with you. It comes form the Flat Hat online student newspaper for the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Virginia. The Muscarelle Museum is a rather conservative Museum servicing the community and local college. Currently they’re showing a range of twentieth Century tapestries featuring the works of Picasso, Matisse, Calder, and other great twentieth-century modernists. But the most interesting part of the museum is it’s newly restored solar wall. Read more…

Categories: Design, Ideas

The new black!

January 28, 2006 5 comments

Renova Black toilet paper

For the friend who has everything! According to Renova, it’s

“fashionable, unique and just right for your sensual needs”.

Well, I’ll be……… Read more…

Categories: Design, Ideas, Object

Grass Dividers

January 28, 2006 Leave a comment


I like this little design from Globalhaus. Read more…

Categories: Design, Ideas, Object

It’s all about ‘me’: the new trend in design

January 25, 2006 2 comments


It started with scrapbooking but will it all end in tears?

One thing I find fascinating is the field of trend forecasting where the astute trend scouts and ‘purveyors of good taste’ focus in on the activities of our everyday lives to pinpoint exactly where markets need to strategically place themselves in order to survive in the ever-changing marketplace. To not take heed to these changes and developments could be the death nail to what was once a thriving and growing business.

According to The International Herald Tribune, British experts, Future Lab, and studies conducted around the globe Read more…

Categories: Design, Ideas

JMGA; Rian de Jong

January 24, 2006 Leave a comment


The works of renowned Dutch jeweller Rian de Jong become intimate travelling companions through life. Read more…

Categories: Design, Object, Women

Flash of genius at Lightning Ridge

January 20, 2006 2 comments

The initial plans for the Lightning Ridge Opal and Fossil Centre have been revealed and they show a building that promises to be as unique and remarkable one of its main architects, Glenn Murcutt. Murcutt is known around the world for his style and creation of a modern Australian vernacular architecture. However the fossil and opal centre may prove to be one of his grandest civic building. The concept is unique and has many sustainable architectural features to its credit.

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Categories: Australian, Design, Ideas

Architectural strategies against fashion

January 19, 2006 Leave a comment

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The Fashion of Architecture
Constructing the Architecture of Fashion

11 January – 11 March

As a prelude to the fashion week a new exhibition kicked off at The Center for Architecture New York. It isn’t about buildings or bridges, however, it’s about fashion and dress.

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Categories: Design, Exhibition, Fashion, Ideas