Posts Tagged ‘ DESIGN ’

father/daughter

May 4, 2010

i was browsing una‘s blog (one of my favorite stores in portland) and came across tomoko igarashi‘s knotted necklaces! apparently her parents were both designers, her father, takenobu igarashi an influential and innovative graphic and product designer (below!) and her mother, keiko, working in textiles and housewares. don’t you just love a creative family!?
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tony tony tony

April 1, 2010

in a conversation about cool buildings that burned down in the 90s, jacob told me about tony duquette (neo-baroque costume/interior/jewelry designer extraordinaire) and his san francisco synagogue-turned-“celebrational-environment,” the canticle of the sun of st. francis of assisi. tony revitalized the vandalized building with his art, antique collections, and sculptures, but everything (gaudy interiors included)...
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neckpiece

March 12, 2010

sonja hahn-ekberg’s neckpieces are extraordinary! bejeweled sculptures of wrapped string and fabric! i’ve been very inspired to create necklaces lately, even made a trip to the discount fabric store for supplies. so if i actually get something done, i’ll let you know. in the meantime, enjoy these… images via prins eugens waldemarsudde
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icons of icons

March 9, 2010

chermayeff & geismar is a design firm famous for their icons and branding for huuuuuuge clients: pbs, national geographic, nbc, barney’s, pan am, the museum of modern art, etc etc etc. the AIGA (american institute of graphic arts) has a great online design archive (with an impressive interface, duh) with some of c&g’s work...
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match made in heaven

February 8, 2010

have been really inspired lately by the partnership between designer paul poiret and artist raoul dufy. dufy’s splashy color and pattern translated so well into textiles for poiret’s sophisticated designs and obsession with orientalism and freedom from the corset. dufy’s work has such personality! time to throw an arabian nights party….
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my soul mate

January 29, 2010

how have i never realized how fucking rad zandra rhodes is???? i spent a good couple of hours at the library looking at some very inspirational “library use only” books, including one called the art of zandra rhodes. here are some of my favorite pages…i asked my mom for the book for my birthday...
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naturally

January 15, 2010

Yet another gem in the New York Public Library digital collections are the textile designs and drawings of E.A. Seguy. Absolutely stunning in their use of color, shape, pattern! Don’t you just want to wallpaper your house in this? I’m not even loving the bugs or butterflies that much, but I’m still so blown...
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just married

January 14, 2010

i mentioned l’aviva before, but she just launched the third series of curated trunk shows- dowry! gorgeous world design. zulu wedding baskets! check them out here.
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oasis

January 11, 2010

lisa and i decided to spend our early sunday afternoon at flora grubb gardens, a nursery/home and garden store south of the city in the bayview area. i had heard of it before and trina suggested i go check it out…but i didnt realize how magical it really is! we wandered around the garden,...
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foldability

December 27, 2009

back in november, lisa and i went to see a free library screening of between the folds, a documentary about paper folding that i missed at the sf documentary fest. AMAZING film if you like paper (and folding it!) about contemporary folders pushing the envelope (ha) with tehcnology and seeing how far you can...
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