quinta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2007
domingo, 18 de novembro de 2007
Sarah Cihat is one of the most inspiring sustainable designers I can think of. She's not revolutionizing the power industry, or eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels. Her efforts are arguably small in size, but to me, that is what makes them so largely brilliant and inspiring. Sarah creates Rehabilitated Dishware. She collects used or unwanted ceramics from secondhand stores or overstocked piles and turns them into something new. She resurfaces the plates with modern colors and graphics, which play on the character of the original ceramic design, giving a new appeal to previously unwanted products.
quarta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2007
terça-feira, 13 de novembro de 2007
domingo, 11 de novembro de 2007
sábado, 10 de novembro de 2007
The glamorous life and work of Valentino Garavani
Think Valentino: think luxury. Think elegance. Think red carpet. Fashion’s most beloved upholder of refined decadence and the most exciting couturier in business is known around the globe simply by his first name. Only a few years after opening his fashion house in Rome in 1959, Valentino was already at the height of success, counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, and Audrey Hepburn among his devotees. Over forty years later, not much has changed—he’s still dressing the top celebrities, from Gwyneth Paltrow to J.Lo, though now his business is a major economic force in Italy and his fashion house is among the most famous in the world. Valentino has always designed clothes for glamorous and sophisticated women, never wavering from his signature style even when grunge, deconstruction, and other passing fads were all the rage. Though his couture division almost never makes a profit (his ready-to-wear lines are what fuel the business), his heart is most solidly devoted to the magnificent haute couture gowns that earned him his reputation as fashion’s most talented dressmaker.
"MariaFrancescaPepe" is a Fashion Jewellery & Womenswear UK based Label, directed by Maria Francesca Pepe, who personally designs every item. All pieces are made in Florence, Italy, by hand. In brass and silver. Precious materials are available for special requests.The clothing range is made by unique pieces, using the best italian fabrics and tailoring manufacture.
terça-feira, 6 de novembro de 2007
Non-Format is a creative team comprising Kjell Ekhorn (Norwegian) and Jon Forss (British). They work on a range of projects including art direction, design and illustration for music industry, arts & culture, fashion and advertising clients. They also art direct Varoom: the journal of illustration and made images.A hardback monograph entitled Non-Format Love Song was published by Die Gestalten Verlag in June 2007.A Non-Format edition of Pyramyd's Design And Designers series was published in 2006.Non-Format is based in London, UK and Minneapolis, USA
( destaca-se também pela nova variante de new fonts e contextos de escrita " contemporânea" )