10 December, 2010

Styling inspiration: organic stripes

Striped-colorful and optimistic. Warm. Close to nature. Aren't these colour palettes beautiful? Enjoy!

images via: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,

09 December, 2010

Garden of Eden by Ontwerpduo

The Dutch design duo Ontwerpduo describes themselves as 'a dreamer and a mathematician'. Both young designers Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders graduated just two years ago, but their work seems already very mature. Definitely worth remembering!

'Alice in Wonderland' dreamy style collection of garden furniture called 'Garden of Eden' includes a birdcage-shaped hanging chair, a table and a chair. All pieces are made of coated steel (available in all RAL-colours) with graphic, laser cut pattern and come with comfy, embroidered pillows. I love the garden tool-inspired details!

photography: Lisa Klappe, scale model by Patricia Rehe

07 December, 2010

Imaginary Kingdom of Tim Walker

Picking apples in my Grandmothers orchard, climbing the trees and turning into a fairy. Lead soldier wars and dreams of flying... Going home for dinner straight from your fresly-build castle or another exciting overseas cruise... As we grow up, our childchood becomes imaginary kingdom. Imaginary - for most of us, but for some - more real than reality.

Tim Walker, the Peter Pan of  British photography, creates images that can be seen only with our inner child's eyes. He evokes long-forgotten memories, invites us to the other side of the mirror. Surreal or magic realism? It's not only the whimsical beauty that makes his narrative photo-stories unforgetable: they are created with true love, based on collective unconscious archetypes and cultural symbols, easily-read, mysteriously touching. Alive.

Tim Walker works mostly on fashion projects, his photograps were published in numerous magazines (Vogue,Vanity Fair etc.) all over the world and exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery, The Design Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum in London.


06 December, 2010

Creative chaos theory

In the beginning there was chaos. Let's not be so serious... let's make some mess...

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” Alan Alda

“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.” Stephen Nachmanovitch

“Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.” Erich Fromm

images: 1,9: Styled by Emma Thomas, 2,5,10: William Waldron photography, 3,4: Roman and Williams interiors, 7,8: Joanna Henderson photography, 6: Bukowskis auction via iiiinspired

03 December, 2010

Styling inspiration: minimalist Christmas

Minimalist Chrismas styling, but still with a rustic-nostalgic touch. Why not?

photos: Walther & Co, seen at: I like design

25 November, 2010

Animal tales by ding3000

“Mother Nature is still the best designer in the world.” That’s why we started copying her most fascinating creations.” Wild thing! Afghan hound, shy giraffe, greedy chick and my favourite: not-at-all-stubborn mule... a beautiful whimsical menagerie!

Ding3000 was established by Sven Rudolph, Carsten Schelling and Ralf Webermann in 2005. Three years later Animal tales collection was presented at Milan Design Week and won the Design Report Award. "It is both a challenge and a delight to make wishes, dreams and ideas come true every day."

images via: Yatzer