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Evan and Oliver Haslegrave, the brotherly design duo behind half a dozen New York City restaurants and shops including the Manhattan Inn, duckduck and Goat Town open their Greenpoint loft to the Scout Magazine team, ¡¡¡Get some inspiration!!!

images & text taken from: the Scout Magazine  

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)

Piero Fornasetti was a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator, engraver of books and a creator of more than 11,000 products. In terms of variety of decoration, Fornasetti’s production of objects and furniture is one of the largest of the 20th century.

Fornasetti is celebrated as being among the most original creative talents of the twentieth century. During his career he created a visual vocabulary that is instantly recognisable and unceasingly engaging. Fornasetti designed a magical world, saturated in image and colour and filled with whimsy and wit.

The Fornasetti Atelier in Milan is an outpost of careful and accomplished craft production. Here skilled craftsmen and women use the same rigorous handcrafted techniques as were employed on the very first Fornasetti products. Colour is applied by hand and the original paper patterns are still followed. Maintaining the quality of these methods of making is an important aspect of the Fornasetti legacy.

to read more go toPiero Fornasetti
(images & text taken from :http://www.fornasetti.com/en/)

Jaime Hayón Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliverio Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department, where he oversaw projects ranging from shop, restaurant and exhibition conception and design to graphics. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, followed by interior design and installation. His singular vision was first fully exposed in ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque’ at London’s David Gill Gallery, an exciting mise en scène, largely executed in ceramic, followed by ‘Mon Cirque’, which traveled to Frankfurt, Barcelona, Paris and Kuala Lumpur. These collections put Jaime at the forefront a new wave of creators that blurred the lines between art, decoration and design and a renaissance in finely-crafted, intricate objects within the context of contemporary design culture.FAVN 7Clown lampFAVN 6Conversation Vase IIAOctium Jewelry Grid Vases for Gaia and Gino

to read more got to : Jaime Hayón
(images & text taken from http://www.hayonstudio.com)

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/)
 
Armi Ratia

Marimekko, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company designs and manufactures high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories. Strong and distinctive product design is the cornerstone of Marimekko’s operations and corporate culture. The starting point for design is that each individual Marimekko product must earn its own design value and express Marimekko’s lifestyle concept. Alongside distinctive and individual design there is a stress on the functionality and practical aspects of the products. Design proceeds in close interaction with production, sales and marketing.



Whether well-known and recognised names or young promising talents at the beginning of their career, Marimekko’s designers are all among the leading figures in their field. Marimekko has always collaborated closely with students of design and young designers, a mutually beneficial relationship in which young designers can demonstrate their skills, while Marimekko gains new impulses and a feel for contemporary phenomena.                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       To read more go to : Marimekko


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#)