I’m kind of digging the new tableware collection from Swedish design team, FORM US WITH LOVE for Sagaform. It’s complete kitsch – but well executed and so over the top that it works. Oars as salad tongs? Check. Lighthouse Carafe? Check. Buoys as salt and pepper shakers?! Check. Now, if only I had a beach house.
Archive for February, 2009
Yves Saint Laurents prized Eileen Gray leather ‘Dragons’ armchair went for 21.9 million euros (£19.4 million / $28 million) at Christies – a record for a work of 20th-century design at auction. I’d never heard of Eileen Gray – but now realize she’s the designer of the iconic circular glass E-1027 table. That is one expensive chair! And not a pretty one either. Crazy.
Has anyone else noticed a particular blue palette trend? It’s a combination of pale blues with blue green (teal and turquoise in particular). Maybe I’m just imagining it – but I feel like I’ve seen it a few places now. Here’s a few I found from Pierro Lissoni for Porro, Maarten de Ceulaer for Casamania and Jonathan Adler. Has anyone found anything else? It’s very young Picasso!
The ‘Sliding House’ in Suffolk designed by the folks at dRMM blows my mind. It is a true feat of engineering – a building that can change shape to suit the seasons. (It comes OUT!) The best way to get your head around how it works is this nice little film from Wallpaper, although there are some equally impressive photos below. Enjoy!
My friend Lee took me to the in’t Veld chocolatier in Berlin this past weekend. (Thanks Lee!) This place has it down – a lovely shop, delicious chocolates… and fantastic packaging. Each box comes with three perfectly sized thin bars. We sampled such delights as white chocolate with goats milk, salt and honey, goats milk chocolate with blood orange, another with Criollo cocoa from Indonesia and a surprisingly tasty one with elder berries. The chocolate is divine – and the packaging equals the taste!
You can read more about in’t Veld in English here.
*Above images from here.