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I’m a huge fan of marimekko, here are some of they inspirational Christmas edition on prints, enjoy them while they last.

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  

“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/)

Here they are: a selection of some design Hotels in Berlin, London, Zermatt, Playa del Carmen and Navarra Spain. Una selección de hoteles de diseño para esta temporada.

The Michelberger, Berlin
Hotel Matterhorn Focus,village of Zermatt 
Hotel Basico, playa del Carmen 
The Boundary, London

Aire de Bardenas, Spain 

(images taken from the hotels websites)


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#)