Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Manolo Blahnik Store in Dubai by DNA

Pics Via Data Nature
Alright people, we might think that just because Kristina Blahnik has a DNA connection with Manolo (he is her uncle) then she got to do all of his stores. Well, first of all, I love her her firm's name DNA (no pun intended), abbreviation from Data Nature Associate. Her and her partner Nicholas Leith-Smith are using scientific datas from the nature as basic concept for their project. Pretty neat eh? I love the picture where they utilize the beehive partition as part of the merchandising display. Also I'm liking the clusters of Tom Dixon's pendants collection (Stout and beat) they use for this Dubai store, they resembles the bees. Pstt.... I am currently using these pendants too for my current project. Just a coincidence, I swear! Ooohh.....Great minds thinks alike ;)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hedgehog Building by Moxon Architects

Images Via Travel With Frank Gehry

The Hedgehog building by UK based Moxon Architects. Location: Preston, Lancashire, North West of England. They called the "spikes" as fins, which not only used for aesthetic reason but also serve as protection from the sun and rain. Life is so funny. I had similar idea for one of my restaurant project to create this "hedgehog" look. But I was going to be using chopsticks for the "spikes"and it was going to be for ceiling application. After a really long-deep-thinking, we decided to nixed the idea and went with something else. But I loooooovveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how this building look, expecially it looks slightly different it depends where you are standing. To read and see more photos for this project click here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ongwat Jewelry

This gold supersized Bettle ring is just what i need to complete my Spring/ Summer outfit now. This affordable sophisticated piece, made by Ongwat Jewelry. Founded by Paranee Ongwat in New York. Her latest collection was inspired by Ramses II relic, fusing ancient and minimalistic sculptural quality. Read more here for her interview, design inspirations and ideas.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Reed Danziger

Images Via Reed Danziger

I cannot stop starring at these Reed Danziger paintings for hours, there is this ethereal, mystical, sci-fi fairy tale quality look to it. You have to look at them in person or look at it close-up. It is so amazing, my eyes were literary dancing following each shapes and line movements like a roller coaster. You will find something new everytime you see it. The color palette is very soothing but yet striking.


Amazing Easter Eggs by Slovenian Artist, Franc Grom.
White Chalk decorated Easter Egg from The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry Chalkboard Eggs by the red thread
So Easter is here. Put-on your cute dresses and colorful spring kicks! Becareful, don't get overdosed by those devilish yummy chocolate eggs , jeally beans and other "sugar bombs". I started early with the treats this year and it was not even funny how my tummy was hurting, it made my fart smells like jelly beans! *gasp* sorry too mucho information. That is so un-lady like *slapping myself* Anyway, have fun and becareful of wolves disguised as bunnies!!!!! I found these pretty easter eggs images pour toi mon amies! Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Latest Evian Bottle Design By Baccarat

5 exquisite Evian bottle design by Baccarat reflecting purity, bubbles, drops, tray, reflection and spring. See more here. Pic via cyanatrendland.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Stella McCartney Lucky Spot Chandelier

Image Via Bloomacious
Happy Sunday! I found this article about Stella McCartney crystal chandelier installed at Belsay Castle in UK. It is so airy and fairy tale-esque. C'est cool eh? Read more here.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pamela Sunday Sculptures

I think I am having some kind of sculpture-bug fever these days. I'm sorry if it is kind of redundent posting similar kind of subject 2 days in a row. I just can't help it babe! I found-out about Pamela Sunday from this fabulous blog called, Bloomacious Blog. Look how adorable and uber-cool-giant-size her asteroids-like sculptures are. Inspired by nature and high-end craftmanship, Pamela hand-made all of her work herself. See more of her work here. Some of those would look cute in a special corner of my Atelier.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Flash Back Memory of Michelle Oka Donner

I took a walk down the memory lane today. It was about my days as an intern and Michelle Oka Donner work. I saw her work for the very first time when I was an interning in New York, helping taking-off The Hamptons Showhouse instalation. The firm borrowed several pieces but there was this one piece from The Burning Bush collection that is unforgetable. It took my breath away when I laid my eyes on it. I still remember trying to help the mover to pack it carefully to be returned to the gallery. Still until now I remember how delicate but sturdy the casting feels when I touched it. One day, when I'm rich, one of these will sit on my living room ;)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Doily Craze

Shadow Doily Via Panoko
I know, I know...! I might have a little granny inside me coz doilies are one of my fav things in the world. They are so preeeettyyyy no? They are so feminime, sweet, delicate and intricate. Look how much love someone put to make these pretty things. Below are some fab stuffs using doilies as inspiration or the doilies itself. I'm feeling the love.....

Romantic doily dress made from vintage doilies. Hmmm...Genius idea! I might want to make one myself. Via gianacali.
My fav doily I used for several of my past projects, Bruges Lace by Mokum Textiles. Gorgeous isn't it?
Doily Drape idea Via Cabinet of Curiosities
Another cool idea recycling your granny's doily collection :)
Simon Periton Modern Doily Sclupture Via Paper Scissors Stone

Doily Card Via Etsy Love