Archive for September, 2007

September 26, 2007

Rust, dust and rain in your bathroom

 Cascade – ITA wall-mounted single-lever basin mixer (Projection: 185 mm). Photos: Thomas Popinger Copyright: Dornbracht

The new bathroom concept developed by Mike Meire from Meire und Meire communication/design company for German bathroom fixtures producer Dornbracht is full of unconventional notions. Not only you are invited to step under a shower of rain (literally, as the revolutionary head shower delivers tiny raindrops at the turn of your hand), but you are also invited to enjoy the experience of bathing and personal hygiene surpassing everything seen before. But to make the revolutionary part more obvious, the interior design of this concept bathroom is clad with rusted metal sheets and bold stones.

But, don`t let the visuals fool you – the concept is truly a step forward in exploring the “ritual”. This exploration is a part of NOISES FOR RITUAL ARCHITECTURE “ELEMENTAL”, about which you can see more at

MAterial used in this bathroom is Corten steel. As it is not susceptible to the effects of weathering and based on its characteristic patina, Corten steel is also used for highlighting effects in architecture and as a material in the artistic field.

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September 26, 2007

The magic of light – Carlotta de Bevilacqua

 centaurus light

This year has been a particularly rich one with new designs for Carlotta de Bevilacqua, head of Italian company Danese Milano. She has presented 7 new lighting design groups at this year`s Euroluce in Milan.

Probably the most striking are lights from the ORION range, stellarly named Orion alfa and Orion Beta,

along with another light from this family, called Centaurus.

All are made of bent sheets of polycarbonate coupled with WF films. They are easy to dismantle and very light.  The angular shapes are derived from star formations that they take their name from.


You can also see other new designs from Carlota, former CEO for the Brand strategy and development of Artemide Group.

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September 20, 2007

Aswoon studio at Ann Taylor

This is a picture of shop-window display at Ann Taylor’s store on Madison Avenue in New York, for which Susan Aswoon was commissioned to make backdrops, using her own design of “spring screen” – a hanging screen made of interconnected reclaimed springs taken from mattresses. Susan Aswoon`s studio is a great example of beautiful objects made from reclaimed materials and industrial excess materials.

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September 19, 2007

The A-list, ultramodern yacht: the Wallypower 118 by Edmiston

Here`s a great idea if you have 17+ mln euros to spend/spare for a nautical beauty. This state of art, luxury super-yacht beats those more advertised yachts by design only. Produced by Edminston and named the 118 WALLYPOWER, this item nears the top of our “luxury-objects-to-dream-of” list. Learn more about the yacht here. Or see other pictures in the rest of this post.

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September 8, 2007

Blu Dot furniture and affordable housing

According to the Blu Dot news bulletin, the weekend home of their co-founder has been published in Met Home, of which you can see some pictures here.

The home boasts an average of only 117$ per square foot, and it looks nice too.

Read on for the integral text from Blu Dot`s press release, plus some new products.

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September 8, 2007

Of gold covered chocolate and more…

Nucleo did excite some “aaahhh” comments at Zona Tortona in Milan with their fascinating booth (part of the Luxury palace project), but more was to come from the wonderfully courteous man in white gloves wondering weather we`re there only for the press kit. “Just the press kit and you don`t want to try our chocolate?” he asked.

“Chocolate! What chocolate?!”

well, it was this chocolate:

nucleo preciouss 01 chocolate nucelo preciouss 02 chocolate

We got to try it and to take it home with us in lusciously packed press-kit. But the Nucleo team has more to it than just the palatal pleasures: one discovers much more design-wise, as you may see if you read the rest of the article here

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September 5, 2007

New deadline – The Great Indoors Award 2007

Due to elevated interest for The Great Indoors Award 2007, the new deadline for Entries is 8 September 2007

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September 2, 2007

Good design with the .se suffix

design in sweden

It`s old news that good modern design comes from Northern countries. But stop to take a look at some of the most heart warming designs from Sweden, thus the .se suffix.

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