Archive for October, 2009

Irving Penn at the Getty

October 30, 2009

Hurry-hurry, you LA people.

If you haven’t been yet, you HAVE to go – Getty Center, Irving Penn’s Exhibition “Small Trades”.   Irving Penn died at the age of 92 almost a month ago but he’s more than alive in the Getty. The collection of 1950s shots depicting regular people of small trades from London, Paris and New York is a perfect example of elegant simplicity and meticulous rigor that became the trademarks of Penn’s style.
You would think that a firefighter looks that same in these three cities…go check out yourself, I won’t open all the secrets.

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future city mobility

October 28, 2009

While working on another project I came across “future city mobility” concept, the winner of Seymour Powell Award (an absolutely MIND-blowing product design company). Four buddies from Royal College of Art developed this great idea make our lives more fun and GREEN. Here’s how Marten Wallgren, one of the designers, describes their concept:

“Our concept was to create a car-free-zone in the central of London, called London Garden. Inside this zone we developed a system created around bicycles. Allowing a special designed bicycle/scooter to be well-integrated with the infrastructure aswell as becoming a part of the interior of the busses and taxis…In fact, the energy that you create while biking is used as a currency while docking the bicycle into the bus or taxi.”

Green energy sa the money?! I’m in! Take a minute to look through entire project, I guarantee you’ll be blown away. The guy was hired by Toyota..that says something.

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Andrei the Great

October 28, 2009

Russia is a land of many talented and creative people, not that I’m asking for a complement, just thought it would be a great FIRST post! Researching on the latest winds from motherland, I stumbled upon Andrei the Great (as he was entitled by no other than Architectural Digest itself!). In real life Andrei Dmitriev , the interior designer that has worked on half of the restaurants in St. Petersburg, has blown me away with his brutal design sensibility and such nostalgic historical romanticism. He brings out the true Russian design, inspired by Russian history and culture, not some posh “wanna-be” style that seems to so popular there nowadays.

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Hello world!

October 20, 2009

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Hello World!

Here’s the sketchbook of inspirations and simply beautiful things to help design addicts (me in the first place) get through the day.