Category Archives: Design Fail

Design File,Quality of Isabel Marant Sneakers

Not so long ago I wrote a very complimentary post on Isabel Marant and her idea of the wedges  sneakers.

I still thing hight of her as a designers, but the bad quality of her stuff is just killing me. Today I accidentally had a look on the soles of my sneakers and discovered terrible holes after  just 2 month of wearing them. It’s really upsetting since  the prize of these sneakers in Norway is 3800 NOK  ( or 513 EUR). The price is just too hight for the quality Marant offers.

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Design Fail, Lacoste Windows Oslo

Yesterday I discovered ( better late than never ) that in September 2010, Christophe Lemaire stepped down and Felipe Oliveira Baptista succeeded him as the creative manager of Lacoste. Since than Lacoste has experience a new developmen of the brend and has a new exiting line Unconventional Chic , that looks like a sporty sister of Carven, that I was writing about yesterday.

This morning I decided to check out Lacoste Oslo Hegdehaugsveien 34 . Unfortunately in Oslo  nothing tells us about the new development of the brend. Windows are just boring, boring, boring. We really need a new approach in visual merchandising in the city, don’t you think?

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Design Work, The Table and The Bench

Some time ago me and friend of mine developed a line of furniture AKKURAT; JA.

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Design Find, A Place For The Commercial Interior Project, Expo 2










Do you recognize it? It’s a very quick SketchUp version of Fyrhuset Kuba.

The restaurant project at Expo 2 will be about making Fyrhuset to work.

Design Finds, Who Has Completed His First Hotel Interior?

A week ago I posted a comment on a publication Maison Champs Elysées by Maison Martin Margiela on

I have to inform that not only has approved my comment and thanked for it, but even amended  the story. Thanks,, pleasure to do business with a polite and intelligent partner!

Design Mistakes

Working on my lecture on Product Design, I found a great interview with Konstantin Gricic, that I want to share:

“Even mistakes we make are making, are important in a order to move on; as designers we are working in a kind of process, we are making mistakes”, isn’t it beautifully said?

Design Fail, Balmain SS2012

When I read on

that Suzy Menkes called the Balmain 2012 SS collection “a hit”,

I got little bit confused since I have a great respect against Menkes.

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