Archive for August, 2006
While walking across the several trade-shows in Las Vegas we also came across the new TokiDoki collection in collaboration with Le Sport Sac. TokiDoki is a well known italian company, who’s manga style designs have become very iconic around the globe. The new collection with Le Sport Sac also looks great. They have travel-bags, evening bags and also wallets in the collection all plastered with the TokiDoki characters. These goods should be out soon. Look out for them!
We just came across the work of artist Bodil Söderlund. “Swede Bodil Söderlund’s ingenious re-incarnations of the loyal childhood teddy into an appropriate adult memento.” (Angel Monzon) It started with the question “what happens to objects as we grow out of them?” The teddybear, as a global symbol of childhood, friendship and comfort changes its function with time from being an active, physical fabric of love into a passive carrier of memories and past times. The teddy moves out of arms and beds and into boxes and basements. My work reflects this change and creates a new object through sacrificing the original teddy.” The idea is great and this ceramic bear will always make a nice piece of art in your home. Seen at Designspotter.
To celebrate the MINI Cooper and it’s British heritage Mini have created a Follow the White Rabbit banner ad campaign. It takes you across some of the most random British sites on the web including the dating casualty site – Settle for Brian, The 100 worst album covers ever, Roundabouts of Britain, the Museum of Food Anomolies, and Sausage Fans.com….
No single adventure is the same. You can find all the sites by starting off on www.urbanjunkies.com – just click on the MINI…..
Here a totally new concept directed towards women that like to go out and enjoy themselves – Sophie & Sophie. The super-hip concept for Sophie & Sophie, a low calorie wine-based drink exclusively for women, was developed by advertising agency THEY of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The design is hot, the drink does not make you gain weight. Thats all one needs on a night out. They are only starting to make their way around, but hopefully they will soon be available all around!
“From Leopard print guns to heart lined hand grenades, this retro line from Antonio Riello makes shooting someone a classy affair. As part of an exhibition staged in 1988, Reillo created these weapons and named them after key women in his life . From Svetlana to Nathalie, these pieces are created from the heart. Watch for Paris Hilton to be sporting one of these elite accessories should she sink low enough to hold up the local Beverly Hills 7-11.”
We totally agree with that and if you need a weapon it might at least look stylish and go along with you outfit. This is the kind of art/products that we love coming across. Its something simple, yet nobody has done it before. It might be dangerous though – have women only been waiting for this to get a weapon? We’ll see! Via the Coolhunter.
Designer Fabian Seibert now introduces the Bling Plaster. Its a plaster with Swarovski stones on it. The idea is great, because it turns your wound suddenly into a stylish accessory with the new Bling Plaster. Via Designspotter.
Dave White is an english artist that has specialized in painting sneakers with oil on canvas. He uses the technique and styles of classic paintings and projects it onto the sneaker-culture. The outcome is fantastic. His pieces have already been very well perceived by many people and are a great success. This fall there will also be a Dave White clothing collection, where his drawings appear on all sorts of clothing and accessory pieces.
Oki-Ni is a very special workshop in London. You can actually read more about it in the HotSpots section of C&M. Now they again finalized a fantastic project with Adidas. This time they worked on the original Superstar Tracksuit.
“The baseball inspired Superstar tracksuit specifically cut for women, is customised by hand in Germany with Haute Couture Parisian lace. The lace is produced by Solstiss who are renowned for producing specialist fabrics for luxury gowns. Still using traditional looms and methods dating back to the 1800′s heightening the luxurious experience.
Each tracksuit comes packaged in its own box created specifically for this project. The Superstar tracksuit was first released in 1974 and is now seen as a true classic. The 3-Stripes tape is present on the sleeves and pant legs with a satin stitch embroidered Trefoil logo. The pant features an elasticised waistband combined with a drawstring tunnel. The jacket comes with raglan sleeves, ribbed collar, cuffs and waistband and a signature collar shape.
This is an incredibly rare product; only 560 tracksuits are being produced worldwide in three colourways, oki-ni will be offering 200 of the customised tracksuits in advance of the adidas launch.”
Here we came across a really fun little home accessory – the Sorbet Flip Flop Coasters. Its a funny way of protecting your table from sorbet and cocktail glasses. Since we still have a few days of summer left, definitely worth getting.
We are big fans of the japanese designer toys and especially of the Medicom Beabricks – lego man with bear heads. Medicom works with all kinds of artists and brands. Their latest set is a 400% and 100% “I Heart NY” Bearbrick. Bearbricks and other designer toys are modern sculptures. You can get them in specialty stores and many concept-stores around the globe. In NYC, LA and SF you can get them at Kidrobot.