Design

Mythical Beasts

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I received this gorgeous print of Mythical Beasts from my brother and sister in law this Christmas by Vancouver- based artists Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence from their studio Banquet Atelier & Workshop and thought it was too good not to share.

“Banquet Atelier & Workshop is a Vancouver-based studio engaged in creating quality goods celebrating the natural world and the animals that inhabit it: water birds, northern wildlife, forest creatures and under the sea. Partners Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence share an eye for bold and playful imagery.

All of our products are printed and produced in Vancouver with a fine attention to quality and design, and share a distinct beauty and uniqueness. We offer screen printed limited edition prints, stationery, wooden mobiles, and art kits for families everywhere.”

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I love them all and have my fingers crossed that they might produce a dinosaur print some day… or even better, fabric!!

http://www.banquetworkshop.com

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Christopher Kane Resort 2012

Inspired by looking at “prisms and reflective fabrics” Cristopher Kane’s 2012 Resort line full of colour, structure, shine, texture and fun is making me feel all warm inside. Enjoy!

Fore the rest of the collection go here

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Is it a Lens? No! It’s a Mug!

For all you camera geeks out there this mug has to be the best way to drink a wee tea on a cold day. The mug looks just like a 24-105mm lens and is complete with a lens cap lid, rubber grip focus and zoom rings and an auto focus switch!! Maybe they’ll make some shot glasses out of a fixed 50mm lens. Anyway get your mug HERE for $24.00, that a whole £14.83 very well spent I think.

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Alphabet Street

I have written about illustrator Nate Williams in the past, last year he developed a site called letterPLAYGROUND where people with a love of typography can go and play with the design and makeup of lettering.

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Go get inspired by letters at the letterPLAYGROUND

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Check out Nates work here

And in respect to this blogs title, here’s Prince and Alphabet Street…enjoy

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Casa Camper Dos Palillos

Spanish shoe company Camper have recently branched into the hospitality sector with stunning results. Their two Casa Camper Hotels based in central Berlin and Barcelona create an” innovative concept which combines a high degree of functionality with friendly aesthetics”. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed the interior for the Dos Palillos Berlin restaurant to create a space which reflects the culinary experience of chef Albert Raurich, former chef of elBulli. The room number curtains are amazing!!

Naturally, the kitchen had to be the centre of the space and thus, it had to be wide open so that guests could see the preparation of the dishes from the beginning to the end. We have decided to articulate the environment around one long wooden table and the stainless steel kitchen, one module facing the other. Consequently, the guests find themselves at the centre of the kitchen, while the chef acts in front of them”.

It was important for us as well to set a dialogue between the 10 cooks and their nearly 30 guests, invited in the chef’s kitchen. In order to emphasize such an interaction and encourage eye contact, we worked on different ground levels so that the guests are able to have a global experience once seated at the table, as if they were attending an artistic performance”.

“Throughout the project, our intention was to reduce our level of intervention to the utmost to let the scenery express itself. Indeed, the space is voluntarily raw with very few elements and materials to sustain the idea that the legitimate sense of the space comes from the relation between the guests and the cuisine.”

This simplistic, casual and personal style of dining ticks all the boxes for me and I’m sure the accommodation would to, take a look here.

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