I never really got the whole Vuitton thing until i saw last years’s Marc Jacobs collection on film. I wish I was around in the pre-war era and could wear these clothes and have porters lugging my gorgeous luggage after me.
I read this blog post on Design Milk and thought – yep that happens to me too. I have spent a small fortune every Spring buying every conceivable seed, plant, tuber and gardening tool & begin my “gardening phase” with the best of intentions. Sadly not a hobby I succeed in sustaining interest but I think Kara Bartelt has hit upon the answer in her blog post. Her theory is if the plant pot is beautiful enough it will motivate you to care for the plant and you will succeed in nurturing whatever you plant through the season. I am such an aesthetically motivated person this could just work – click the link below.
Fearless Yachts by Porsche Design
Fearless Yachts and Porsche have put their heads together and come up with a very special luxury speed boat – 600 horsepower, 80 mph, with only 4 in existence – at $350,000 each I can see why they are limiting production.
This one is on Lake Tahoe;
This one is in Dubai ;
New Porsche Speed Boat “Fearless 28″
This luxury speedboat can be defined as the perfect marriage of performance and esthetics. Its individual elegance, combined with the very latest materials and construction techniques, take luxury speedboats to heights of excellence never known before. Inside and out, technical sophistication, power and elegance harmonize. The modular hull construction stands out through its sweeping lines. The unique design idiom continues into the cockpit with its innovatively designed control panel and custom-made teak floor.
Serious Inquiries Only Contact: 917.727.0603 —————- View more at: http://www.fearlessyachts.com/
Trendhunter.com has researched the top 20 trends that await us in 2012 ;
I’ve got some favourites – like “Invisible Design” “Techadence” “Digital Grafitti”
Check them out here
Eve Arnold – Legendary Photographer
Eve Arnold – legendary photographer, a pioneer of our times and a gifted and gutsy photo-journalist, died last Wednesday at the great age of 99. By all accounts this lady was a firecracker – where did she come from? How did she make such an impression upon the world. The first woman to be accepted as a full time member of the photographic co-operative Magnum, she was a popular and successful photographer/ photo-journalist at Life magazine.
Born in Philadelphia in 1912, on of 9 children. Her parents were immigrants from Ukraine.
She had ambitions to be a Doctor at one stage which she abandoned and moved to New York. Her first camera was a gift from a boyfriend – a Rolleicord (a poor relative to the Rolleiflex). She studied photography under Alexey Brodovitch the art director for Harper’s Bazaar – having assigned a project to his students he was particularly taken with the photos Eve Arnold presented.
She moved to London in 1961 and has lived in the UK since then.
Undoubtedly she is best known for her photos of the celebrities and stars of her time- think Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, James Cagney, Marlene Dietrich, but there are other pictures among the 750,000 that she took which show her amazing talent – such as her photographs from China, A South African shanty town, a brothel in Havana, a psychiatric hospital in Moscow. She was the official photographer on 40 movie sets.
Perhaps the the most prestigious of the many honours bestowed upon her was being named a “master photographer” by the International Center of Photography in New York.
Thank you for the wonderful pictures.
- Eve Arnold, 1912-2012 (fansinaflashbulb.wordpress.com)
- Photographer Eve Arnold dies aged 99 (telegraph.co.uk)
I have long been an admirer of Russell Pinch and Pinch Furniture and I was particularly excited when he collaborated with the company I work for (Designers Guild) to design a chair for our range.
He is such a nice fellow to deal with as is his wife Oona Bannon-I thought this video from the V&A really portrayed their working relationship and how they have made their company successful and how they make their working and family lives work . The V&A have done a nice series of video interviews with successful Design couples which I recommend.
Revolutionary Bicycle Lights-Revolights
Here’s a good start-up story Revolights have found more than enough funding through Kickstarter (a funding platform for creative projects) to start manufacturing these great looking bicycle lights. The lights attach to each wheel and detect how fast your tires spin activating the appropriate LEDs to throw light out ahead and behind you. The big difference between them and regular bicycle is that the cyclist is visible from a side view not just from the front or behind. When you are slowing down to stop the lights go into a safety cycle, going around in a circle so that people can still see you – this is something you may get options for in the future. Besides all that I think they look pretty cool.
For FAQS and additional information check out revolights.com