Archive for ‘lifestyle’

January 26, 2012

Agonist perfumes – the scent of (Sw)eden

Frozen Arctic Agonist No1 Inspired by the frozen arctic icescapes this edition capsulates a fresh jewel of Parfum made of 100% natural ingredients. Top Notes: Brazilian Orange, White Freesia, Red Bilberry

These Agonist bottles are not meant to be thrown away after you extract the last drop of perfume – because every bottle is hand-made by the prestigious Kosta Boda Glasswork situated in the deep forest of Småland, Sweden. The traditional craft of glass blowing is challenged in collaboration with the award-winning glass artist Åsa Jungnelius. Each individual piece is unique and no bottle looks the same.

Each bottle is a sculpture and you can buy the refill of the perfume. The fragrances are concocted from 100% natural ingredients, with scents deriving from a multitude of sources, from Bulgarian rose to Atlas Cedarwood.

Agonist has set up a new niche market of their own, opening shop in Rome as a sign that good things come in even better packages.

Liquid Crystal Agonist No4 This fresh and oriental 100% natural fragrance is sharp and clean as a samurai sword. The unique and skillful composition is expressed in the sculpture using the finest cutting techniques in glass and draped in gold and silver. Top Notes: Bergamot, Artemisia Absinthium, Oriental Spices, Cloves, Sicilia Orange

Infidels Agonist No3 Sculpture Line Edition No 3 s is a deep and captivating fragrance inspired by the exact moment when the bud is about to burst. The heart of the rose with a deep and sensual ambience. Top Notes: Pink Pepper Jp, Sicilia Lemon, Cloves, Indian Davana And Elemi

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September 24, 2009

Best new styles for winter months – No 4: Nordic saga

Nordic Saga - a collection of elements for Scandinavian inspired rooms

Nordic Saga - a collection of elements for Scandinavian inspired rooms

Ceramic tea cups with bent-wood holders – “Warm” by Tonfisk
Marimekko produced textiles with tree branches laden with snow by Erja Hirvi
Hans J Wegner Style CH24 – blonde wood chair
Candle holders from Home autur de monde
Bed linnen from Lexington company
“Winterlove cushion” by FS HOME COLLECTIONS

September 16, 2009

Best home design for autumn and winter

Charming autumn

Charming autumn

From the ripe apples in the orchard to the chopping board, this autumn it`s all about added value. The stylish chopping board is by designer Stéphane Clivier for REINE MERE (photo by PH neutre Design). Leaf doorstoper is by Teerachai Suppameteekulwat for QUALY (photo by Oner). Birds on wire stickers are by Ferm Living, wood carrier is Canto by Artek and the hedgehog plate is by Klaus Haapaniemi for Iittala.

September 16, 2009

Fall and winter design trends for home interior and lifestyle

warm and cuddly - winter inspiration

warm and cuddly - winter inspiration

For the approaching winter let`s see what will be the most important new home style. Actually, there are several of the styles, starting with the one named “warm and cuddly” – the carpet: Lusto by Elina Helenius, felt slippers by Aki Choklat, fur bag by Elisa Mariucci for SUD.

warm and cuddly winter options

warm and cuddly winter options

This year Missoni is up to our furs. Quite as are the fur frames by Amadeus. Heavy knitted floor cushions are “urchin pufs”  by Christien Meindertsma, the felt plaid is by GIESSWEIN.

September 13, 2009

Xárene Eskandar – Tentative Architecture

Xárene Eskandar`s Tentative Architecture

Xárene Eskandar`s Tentative Architecture

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By the author: “Tentative Architecture is an immaterial architecture that can happen at any time and at any point in space. It is an architecture that is immediately related to the bodies occupying it and does not exist without the presence of one.”
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September 5, 2009

The Contest Hugo Create: Theme Round 11- Travel Snapshots

Round 7: Past, Present and Future - Aaron PerezManila, Philippines

Round 7: Past, Present and Future - Aaron PerezManila, Philippines

HUGO Fragrances invite you to join for a new creative adventure. Travel is the perfect way to explore the world, discover fascinating cultures and meet new friends. Entries should illustrate the HUGO Man bottle within the unique moments of your personal travel memories.
Do take some time to create and win 500$.
The round 11 is themed “Travel Snapshots”. Some of previous round were named “SimpliCity”, “Summer Time”, “The Elements”, “Past, Present and Future”, “Your Small Planet”. See some of the winners below:

Round 6: Your Small Planet - Hussam AwadCairo, Egypt

Round 6: Your Small Planet - Hussam AwadCairo, Egypt

Round 1: The Skyline is the Limit - Imok East Bentleigh, Australia

Round 1: The Skyline is the Limit - Imok East Bentleigh, Australia

March 20, 2009

Completely unexpected – but stunning!

bolivia - a stall selling trinkets

bolivia - a stall selling trinkets

on the death road

on the death road

lake Titicaca

lake Titicaca

I came across these pitures of Bolivia, seen and photographed by a traveler, and had to share – the beauty of nature is exceeded by the humanness of man-made object and scenes.

Photographs by  GillianPeterborough, through tripadvisor

January 19, 2009

The Indian kick: DoshiLevien

"My beautifull backside" by DoshiLevien for Moroso

"My beautifull backside" by DoshiLevien for Moroso


the "mosaic" range for Tefal became a sucsess
DoshiLevien studio formed by Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi has been around for couple of years, and still they are counted among the “next generation”  designers, or “the designers of tomorrow”. This constant fascination with their design work is surely due to it`s freshness. I was surprised to see how they engage in economic, social and cultural transformation of modern India. I was furthermore bedazzled to find out how play-like and deeply investigated their work is. See the web site.
The “principessa” (Italian for “princess”) is among my favourites (below)
"Principessa" - a daybed consisting of many thin mattress layers
The idea for rounded cushions of “My beautifull backside” came form this picture from ancient Indian text “the garden of life”
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