Monthly Archives: May 2011

Arne Jacobsen – Legendary Danish Designer & Architect

 The legendary Danish designer and architect Arne Jacobsen is famous for some truly inspiring design classics. He is seen as one of the pioneers of “modern functionalism” and for developing the “Danish Modern style” (part of the mid-20th century Danish design movement) along with other pioneers like Finn Juhl.

Arne Jacobsen (1902 - 1971)

He was really passionate about the idea that great design & architecture was all about integration. He has many firsts to his name but the creation of the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen stands as the first true Designer Hotel. From his work on the project, not only do we get the iconic architecture but some true design classics, not least the Swan & Egg chairs. Continue reading

Maria Olevik & Maria Larsson – Books to Illuminate the Mind

 

I have a thing for antique books.

There is something about the embossed leather and the promise of what lies within that draws me, like a moth to a flame.

I would love to have a library filled with original early editions – but not just to sit there and look pretty but rather to be read and enjoyed.

My dream library filled with leather bound books

 

There would of course be a mandatory secret passageway behind one of the shelves that could only be accessed by tilting the right book. Continue reading

Woofer Speakers by Sander Mulder

 

Most people don’t look down at their four legged friend, happily wagging its tail and looking lovingly up at you and think…

I wonder what happens if I mix you with my surround sound system.

But then most people aren’t like the creative Dutch maverick, Sander Mulder!

Woofer Speakers by Sander Mulder (photo by Sander Mulder & Niels van Veen)Black Dog Woofer Speaker by Sander Mulder (photo by Sander Mulder & Niels van Veen)

White Dog Woofer Speaker by Sander Mulder (photo by Sander Mulder & Niels van Veen)

 

I confess they won’t be to everyone’s taste (or budget). But I think this kitsch design is wonderfully tongue in cheek. It is a real statement piece for people looking for something a little bit unique and not afraid to show the dark side of their personality.

And hey a dog likes to dance…
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Therese Sennerholt – Penning Words…

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne (American novelist and short story writer)
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When it comes to decorating our home or office we often think in terms of colour and shape. We often forget about the power of words.

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This is your space by Therese Sennerholt (photo by Henrik Bonnevier)

I love seeing something unexpected in a space… Continue reading

Anna-Wili Highfield – Tearing Paper

If you gave me some paper and thread and asked me to portray an image of flight, you would likely return to find me tying a paper aeroplane to your ceiling fan…

Paper Plane

 

Hand the same materials to the super talented Sydney artist Anna-Wili Highfield and you would return to something quite different… Continue reading