Category Archives: Interior Design

Design Finds, Pre-Order Online

Do you remember my Wish-List 2012 ?

I just did the first of my life re-order online on www.luisaviaroma.com

I suppose to get these Beketts until 15 August. We’ll see how it works.

If it works, the possibility of  pre-ordering is a really revolution in retail world and will have a huge impact on retail interior design and visual merchandising in close future.

Thanks Mandi,  www.findmeamuse.com who posted information about pre-ordering on her blog.

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Buy Design,My Wish List 2013

I want the Moroccan tiles in my kitchen.

In Oslo you can buy them from www.far-far.no ( Thank you, my dear Angeliki!)

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Design Travel, Hong Kong: Isabel Marant Store Opening

I’m a big fan of Isabel Marant’s store interiors and since today is an opening of the Marant’s  third boutique in Hong Kong (10 Ice House Street, Central), I had to post the first pictures available on the net.

Isabel Marant’s stores have the same laid-back attitude like her fashion has. Seems to me, she manages not overthink things and that is so refreshing in our postmodernist interior world.

picture via www.marantphiles.com and www.superfuture.com

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Design Finds, Institute for Marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMA is good help to  one more lady : the architects are going to convert a former theatre in Upstate New York into a performance institute commissioned by Serbian artist Marina Abramovic.

more on www.dezeen.com

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Design Finds, Interview With Isabel Marant

Thanks God, there is someone else who lose jewellery and don’t go for bags.

( seriosly, I don’t get WHY women pay thousands of euros for a thing that- in terms of function- can be replace with a plastic bag from supermarket )

via www.anacecilia.com.au

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Design Finds, Garage for Dasha

OMA  have unveiled their designs to convert a 5400 square metre 1960s pavilion in Stalinist-era Gorky Park in Moscow into a new venue for the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, the new gallery, which will be built for gallerist Dasha Zhukova.

More on dezeen.com

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Design Finds, Refuge Tonneau by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret

Cassina has developed the first full reconstruction of the Refuge Tonneau designed by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret in 1938 in its space at the Design Village during the Salone del Mobile.

Charlotte Perriand, a great lover of the mountains, had already envisaged a prototype of a mobile mountain refuge in 1936. Two years later, together with Pierre Jeanneret, she developed a unique and advanced model of the Refuge Tonneau. Her bizarre source of inspiration was a children’s fairground ride photographed in Croatia. The idea from this light and itinerant structure was the metal frame consisting of a central pole and a top reminiscent of a large umbrella with twelve spokes.

Exterior of Refuge Tonneau :

The model by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret 1938

The framework of this compact space shuttle -shelter is made from industrial materials, such as aluminium for the panels, chosen for its lightness, which are easy to assemble and disassemble. The round ports and the volumes recall the aeronautic world. The shape is designed so as not to resist the wind. The piles provide stability even on the most uneven and steep terrain. The interior of the shelter is made from pinewood which, despite its minimalism, gives the ambience a natural and welcoming feel.

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