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“Choosing tableware is an expedition only taken on by those ready to settle into a look which will remain in their family for generations. Hermes hopes that you will consider their Bleus D’Ailleurs tableware collection.Blue porcelain has been with us for centuries and this collection is inspired from the past while delivering elegant looks that summarize a modern spin. “Having come from China after a long voyage, the designs are directly inspired by nature. So there is nothing rigid about the petals, the daisies, the honeycomb…” Black highlights work with the blue in delivering an absolutely beautiful collection of porcelain tableware for your home.”

to read more go to : http://www.hermes.com/
text taken from : http://www.selectism.com/news/2011/02/10/bleus-d’ailleurs-tableware-in-porcelain-hermes/

“There is something about Charlene Mullens embroidery. It could be the quirky humour of her Drawings range, or the pleasingly simple shapes of her Geometric designs, or the clever way she has updated traditional embroidery and folk motifs. Whatever it is, it speaks to people.”

 Jennifer Goulding, House & Garden.

After an established career in the fashion industry, she has successfully turned her talents to designing luxury embroidered homewares. Since the launch of the studio in September 2008 at 100% Design where she made the best newcomer list, she has won international acclaim having work shown in London, Paris, Milan and New York as well as being featured in leading interior design publications worldwide. Charlene creates unique embroidered textiles mixing traditional techniques with modern design. Drawing on a wide range of inspiration she makes cushions, blankets and lampshades suitable for residential and commercial projects. The studio is committed to original design and making quality products. In addition to the collection Charlene provides a commissioning service working with private clients, interior designers and architects to create bespoke projects both in the U.K. and worldwide.

To read more go to: Charlene Mullen
(images & text taken from: http://www.charlenemullen.com/)

Roy McMakin is a designer, architect, and furniture maker. His art, which draws on his knowledge of and experience within these disciplines, demonstrates deep engagement with the artistic potential of domestic objects and environments. McMakin works with two classes of objects: in sculpture that looks like furniture or mundane household fixtures such as a non-functioning toilet made of wood, and furniture that is detailed or decorated to emphasize its sculptural aspects such as a wooden writing desk painted bright pink. He tests the cultural distinctions of these two types of objects that can at times, occupy the same physical space.


McMakin first brought his work to the public through Domestic Furniture, his Los Angeles showroom (closed in 1991). He continues to engage with the public through Domestic Architecture, his Seattle-based design firm whose portfolio has expanded from remodeling to ground-up home designs. MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California exhibited a survey of McMakin’s art and design work in 2003. Sculptures by McMakin are permanently installed at the University of California’s San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus and in the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle. McMakin lives and works in Seattle.

 
To read more go to :Roy McMakin
(images & text taken from: http://www.cristinagrajalesinc.com/artists/roy-mcmakin,http://www.domesticfurniture.com/index.html)

Designer Hella Jongerius (1963) has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, tradition and the contemporary.
After graduating Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993 she started her own design company, Jongeriuslab, through which she produces her own projects and projects for clients such as Maharam (New York), Royal Tichelaar Makkum (The Netherlands), Vitra (Basel) and IKEA (Sweden).
Her work has been shown at museums and galleries such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (New York), MoMA (New York), the Design Museum (London), Galerie KREO (Paris) and Moss gallery (New York). The Dutch designer has created 300 unique vases as special collectors artwork to accompany the handmade, signed and numbered edition of the book: Hella Jongerius: Misfit. Phaidon.com went to the oldest factory in The Netherlands: Royal Tichelaar Makkum, for a tour of the beautiful factory with the Managing Director, Jan Tichelaar, to see how these special vases are made and to hear more about their manufacturing and the different layers of colour applied. ‘The story is about experimenting’ says Jan Tichelaar, ‘it is an experiment which become a project which become a product.’

to read more go to : Jongeriuslab
(images & text taken from : http://www.jongeriuslab.com/site/)

About Black Sheep

“I discovered Icelandic sheepskins while attempting to source a 
sheepskin for an interior design project. 
(the IKEA pelts just didn’t do it for me); these did. I was attracted to these eclectic pelts and their large large
– 
top that off with the fact that these skins are stamped as 
‘Eco-Friendly’ (see Eco-Friendly section of the site) and I was sold.I really enjoy getting-up each morning with one under my feet and 
thought others would too.”


to read more go to :Black Sheep
(images & text taken from : http://blacksheepwhitelight.com/)


ONAO CO.,LTD.
The origin of Onao’s company name is onao, the highest grade of shoingami paper used for akari-shouji sliding doors, and its history has progressed alongside the history of Ichikawadaimon’s paper industry.From the exquisite hadayoshigami, which originates from this town, to other finewashi papers, we would like to continue delivering the tranquility of traditional Japanese washi paper that is traditional yet fresh, to everyday living.

SIWA briefcase
SIWA laundry box M
SIWA slippers LARGE
SIWA string & button close envelope
SIWA book cover 218x405
SIWA box M

SIWA cushioned case - mini
To read more go to : ONAO CO.,LTD.
(images & text taken from : http://www.onao.co.jp/siwa/index_e.html#)

Mies van der Rohe at Work A classic monograph.Design Classics A three-volume set containing the ultimate selection of design classics.Room 606The SAS House and the Work of Arne Jacobsen A survey of the work of architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen.& Fork A global survey of 100 of the world’s most exciting and important young product designers, as selected by 10 renowned design experts.As Little Design As Possible The Work of Dieter Rams,The definitive monograph on Dieter Rams’ life, work and ideas.Le Corbusier Le Grand A visual biography of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.KGID(Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design)The first monograph on the innovative and prolific contemporary product designer.Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec A presentation of the career of the youngest stars of product design.

To read more go to :phaidon
(images & text taken from: http://www.phaidon.com/agenda/)