Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Fumoir

After work today, we will go to The Fumoir Bar at Claridges Hotel. It is tucked away behind a door with an original 1930’es Lalique panel … we will sit at our usual table in the velvet seating, the waiter knows us, and keeps it for us every wednesday around 5.50 pm. The low crystal lighting is just perfect. The bartender will wave to us from behind the marble horseshoe bar “I suppose you ladies will have your usual serving of one uniquely chosen cognac and a strong vintage port?” We will nod & laugh with immense joy. Oh, he knows us so well … (Ok, maybe this story is purely fiction, but The Fumoir Bar at Claridge’s is 100% real)

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Mola Mola

Amazing marine photographer Richard Herrmann shot this picture in open sea off San Diego. The ocean sunfish Mola Mola is one of the largest fish in the world. 

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Image by Richard Herrmann 

Mexico

We haven’t been there – but if we were to go – maybe the hotel La Bácico would be a nice place to stay … At least there would be nice piping and faucets!

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Suomi Classics

Alvar Aalto’s Tea Trolley 901 and Table 606 are eternal classics!


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Images from Artek.fi

Margiela at your Maison

Earlier this spring, fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, made his formal debut into home design at Milan’s Salone Del Mobile design week. Back then his stall, or laboratory, was very much a work in progress and not even the PR department was able to precisely describe what was gonna happen or what the line was going to consist of. But now, a part of the home line has materialized, called White Objects, and will be on sale at his shops from October 2009. Among the goods are white feather-pens, clear Russian wooden dolls, a lamp made from a bottle with a faded white label on and a cotton calender, that consists of 12 napkins, to be used when the year is over. Apparently Margiela’s White Objects are just a fraction of a larger architectural project the Maison is working on. Exciting!

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The slasher

Georgina Russell cuts up, slashes and transforms printed matter into detailed works of art. She is from Scotland and you can see more of her works here

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Viviane Sassen

We are big fans of talented, Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen. She did this editorial for the recent relaunch of POP magazine. Really creative and super sharp – we love the light-effects – which she often uses along with cut-out and mirror effects. See more of her amazing and conceptual works here.

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Images via.


“Boy, if life were only like this.”

Vocal imagery

Beautiful images from great band Animal Collective‘s ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’ cd booklet … just thought we wanted to share, if you haven’t got the cd yourself.

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Artsy animation: Robin Rhode, Blu & David Ellis

Robin Rhode from Berlin/South Africa makes small poetic video animations often drawn with chalk on a wall. LA saw his solo exhibition with videos and photographs at the Hayward Gallery in London. He had also made a site-specific mural painting in the graffiti/skatepark underneath the gallery. Take a look at some of his works here here

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Another artist animating his way through walls  is Blu from Italy. His endeavors in time and space is a fascinating experience, take a look on his newest project, this time with David Ellis