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I found this new restaurant in Bogotá Colombia, Magnolio: Lots of deer’s as a decorative theme.


Lina Pardo is Colombian ceramist coming from a big family where home made items were appreciated. Dresses, preserves, motorcycles and pieces of furniture were constantly under preparation in a busy household. Lina’s father worked for many years at a brick factory and it is with that kind of background that after finishing studies in anthropology she decided to follow a career in the arts, opening a studio and taking  workshops with Helen Jacobson in New Haven… and  Julian Stair in Bogota.

Lina’s main body of work consists of utilitarian pieces: bowls, dishes, some mugs and the occasional teapot.  The designs are simple and clean, with excellent wheel technique, and most of the glazes she uses are soft pastel colors. Decoration is based in small details, not in strong contrasts. These pieces don’t intend to surprise their public or to catch attention speaking loudly; they are intended to be companions for their owners, to enhance daily activities like cooking, serving, eating…

One of the guiding principles in Lina´s work is her appreciation and respect of the domestic environment and everyday tasks. Some of her recent work is more sculpturally oriented: two dimensional teapots and miniature clay seats, in carefully arranged compositions suggestive of conversations, families and friendships.

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images © Monica Barreneche

Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959, and graduated in Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School, London (1979-82 BA (Des.)) and The Royal College of Art for Postgraduate studies (1982-85 MA (Des.) RCA). In 1984 he studied at Berlins HdK on a Scholarship.

In 1986 he set up an Office for Design in London. His work was included in the Documenta 8 exhibition in Kassel in 1987, for which he designed the Reuters News Centre. The following year he was invited to take part in “Design Werkstadt”, a part of the “Berlin, Cultural City of Europe” program, where he exhibited “Some new items for the house, part I” at the DAAD Gallery.

He then began designing products for SCP in London, the German door handle producer FSB, the Office furniture company Vitra, and the Italian furniture producer Cappellini. In 1992 together withJames Irvine, he organised Progetto Oggetto for Cappellini, a collection of household objects designed together with a group of young European designers. He also worked with Andreas Brandoliniand Axel Kufus on a variety of installations, exhibition designs and town planning projects under the umbrella of Utilism International.

In 1992, his slide show lecture “A world without words” was published in book format by the graphic designer Tony Arefin.

In 1994 Jasper Morrison was guest of honour and held an exhibition at the Interieur 94 exhibition in Belgium. In 1995 he held a solo exhibition at Bordeauxs Arc en Rêve Centre darchitecture. He began a consultancy with Üstra the Hannover Transportation Authority by designing a Bus Stop for the City.

In 1995 Jasper Morrisons office was awarded the contract to design the new Hannover Tram, the largest European light rail production contract of its time, at 500 Million Deutschemarks. The first vehicle was presented to the public in June 1997 at the Hannover Industrial Fair, and awarded the IF Transportation Design Prize and the Ecology award.

More recently exhibitions and installations have included: “The State of Things” to complement the editing of the 1999 Design Year Book. Solo exhibitions at the Axis Gallery, Tokyo, for Flos at theYamagiwa Centre in Tokyo, as Designer of the Year 2000 at the Paris Design Fair.

to read more go to Jasper Morrison Ltd

(Jasper Morrison portrait© Suki Dhanda,images & text taken from

Pegasus 2005 42 x 40 x 29 cm

Blaze 2006 28 x 28 x 30 cm

Cosmic 2007 32 x 32 x 24 cm

Recycle Projects by Michael Bom a South African designer based in the Netherlands

to read more go to :bomdesign

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the Japanese traditions of structure and texture in textiles – tatami mats, quilts and kimono satins – provide inspiration for a patchwork of micro-motifs recreating a tactile, colourful and contrasting world. 

Alternative saturated colours: acid bright combinations of jade, khaki and mint softened by warm grey and sugar pink; fresh shades of turquoise and indigo combine with a new sophisticated palette of grey shades. Natural half tones with black give an original feel to the collection. 

to read more go to : KENZO Maison

Fabrics images © Monica Barreneche 

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Who is Cristina Grajales?

Cristina Grajales founded Cristina Grajales, Inc. in 2001 to address the ever expanding needs of her clients. In addition to numerous residential projects worldwide, Grajales has several commercial projects underway in New York City including the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, the fashion and home collection showroom Seedhouse, the sales office and suites in a new residential development for Tamarkin and Co. at 91st and Madison, as well as the lobby space of Philip Johnson’s new building on 91st and Lexington where she has facilitated an important artistic commission.

Education is an inherent aspect of Grajales’s mission. She does not believe in simply educating her clients about specific designers, but aims to enlighten them towards all disciplines related to furniture design. In 2001 Grajales launched a ground-breaking lecture series on Design Legends at the renowned 92nd Street Y. Among those invited to participate were such esteemed figures as the architect and lighting historian Paul Morantz, textile designer Mary Bright, ceramicists Eva Zeisel and Jonathan Adler as well as the furniture designers Vladimir Kagan and Chris Lehrecke. Among Grajales’s most notable curatorial contributions was Journey to Nouristan, a compelling exhibition of architectural photographs taken in Afghanistan in the 1960s that culminated in an important architectural symposium discussing the rebuilding of this war-torn nation. In October of 2002, Grajales was invited to participate in the prestigious Sommet du luxe et de la creation where she lectured on “The Merging Trends in the Design Field”.

Grajales has also been working diligently in the production and publication of several design books featuring the works of George Nakashima and Eva Zeisel.

To know more about Cristina go to Crisitina Grajales inc

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