Philippe Starck seems to have been consumed by his own profession, but designer Gwenael Nicolas may have found something almost spiritual in being a designer. Continue Reading
I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of this fact. Everything I designed was unnecessary. I will definitely give up in two years’ time …design is a dreadful form of expression…. In future there will be no more designers. The designers of the future will be the personal coach, the gym trainer, the diet consultant.
“Some of the best wine is made from vines that have to struggle for a foothold on steep slopes, and the same is true for residential architecture in Los Angeles.”
(Michael Webb, British architect and author) Continue Reading
Most of you have heard of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. It’s off Fifth Avenue on 53rd street in Manhattan. Have you ever heard of Museum of Sex on FIfth Avenue? I only know about this museum because I used to pass in front of it every week to go to see the shrink few blocks from there. An exhibit called Sex in Design/Design in Sex recently opened at the museum, and will be on view through April 2008.
Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue (@ 27th Street)
New York, New York 10016
Sunday – Friday: 11am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Related Link: Pentagram
Maserati Gran Tourismo
Striking isn’t it ? Now who would have thought Maserati could have
pulled an amazing thing like this from out of no where. I mean when was
the last time they had a car this good. Hmmm, lets try to remember. Nope
can’t, must have had something to do with the fact that it was before I was
OK so just what exactly makes this car so great. Well just look at it. It’s just
drop dead gorgeous from top to bottom, front to rear. This is the Gisele
Bündchen of cars. You want to touch it, sit on it and well.. just have fun
all day long in it. Heck and who could blame you.
What’s that you say ? It’s bound to be high maintenance. Well no actually.
It’s made with the same love and care that all new Ferrai’s are made with.
What.. you laugh. It’s still Italian and is bound to leave you at the side of
the road stranded just like Gisel would. I beg to differ and I’d even put a
good wager down that your Mercedes would let you down first. So who’s
for boring Teutonic German cars when you can have a sexy Italian that you
can live with everyday of the year. Sign me up for the Maserati… OK wait,
I still need to win the lotto first. Well I can dream can’t I ?
For many of you interested in design, Apple is synonymous with cutting edge design. Interesting then is how many of Apple’s products follow the design idea’s from the great Dieter Rams for products of the 60’s and 70’s by Braun. See for yourself. The similarities are striking.
Related Link: Dieter Rams @ designboom
BLING BLING!! The new Louis Vuitton collection designed by Pharrell Williams in collaboration with Camille Miceli…
How about a vacation above the Amazon rainforest in this flying hotel?
(a flying eco-hotel designed by Jean-Marie Massaud)