Trend: Patchwork / Irregular / Ornate / Subtle Stripe
Carpets vs tiles
This week iconic fashion house Pucci unveiled ‘Monumental Pucci,’ a commission by the Centre of Florence for Italian Fashion to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Emilio Pucci’s iconic colour-blocked Battistero print launched in 1957, currently is completely swathing the landmark Baptistery in nearly 2000 sqm of fabric, the first time in its history the building seen with a different façade. Continue Reading…
If you are flying from Heathrow Terminal 2 this summer treat yourself to a meal at Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant ‘The Perfectionists’ Café’. Not only are you guaranteed an innovative dish – the design identity and interior are on an equal par. Leading design company Seymourpowell designed the brand identity and AfroditiKrassa the interior.
Seymourpowell embedded the newly developed brand mark – The Clockwork Knife across brand identity, signage, restaurant stationery and retail items. The addition of a sculpture composed of a chef’s knife with an unexpected clockwork key depicts Heston’s search for culinary perfection. The physical artifact, imagined and directed by Richard Seymour was realised by mechanical sculptor Rob Higgs, it sits above the main signage, acting as a signal for diners. Continue Reading…
Looking at the ‘Bola Kitchen Line’ kitchen by Brazilian brand Ornare it is refreshing to see colour blocking on a grand scale, used so confidently. The kitchen, part of the ‘High Line’ collection, appears to reference Lego bricks. This is not the case. Surprisingly, the designer Marcelo Rosenbaum cleverly enlisted by Ornare, drew inspiration for ‘Bola’ (Ball) from his Brazilian grandmother’s kitchen to evoke a retro style. Continue Reading…
Styling Inspiration: Gandia Blasco / Out of context / Solid areas of colour / white accents
Gandia Blasco: Highlights the products on a bright backdrop, one that is out of context for the product – adding interest to the shoot. The white frame balances with the pitch lines and cushions are deeper tones of markings.
Above: ‘Frame Lights’ by MICROmacro
Linear ‘Frame lights’ by Italian architects MICROmacro form part of the ‘Geometry Made Easy’ range. These five geometric shaped pendants hang on a black textile cord, highlighted with an exposed bulb. Either style a group or choose one of the following shapes, a triangle, square, rectangle, circle or star.
For the Salad
2 teaspoons olive oil
8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts / cut into smaller, thinner pieces
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 cups grapes, halved
1 cup fresh blueberries
3 cups curly lettuce, chopped
½ cup feta cheese
½ cup almonds, chopped or crushed
Fashion boutique Par La Roy based in Monterrey, Mexico, champions the work emerging designers and artists alongside selected established brands.
Their new store designed by multi-disciplinary studio Savvy Studio is defined by a simple and clear layout for displaying products in an orderly and attractive fashion. The neutral interior is the perfect backdrop to highlight the ever-changing showcase of articles, trends, styles and products.
‘Five Minutes Only’ is a series of quick fire rounds with influencers and leaders of disciplines in art and design. Today we welcome Amy Hunting of one half of design duo Hunting & Narud. Amy and Oscar, consistently capture our attention with their Norwegian influenced furniture, products, and exhibition designs. Continue Reading…