The Mahina house (the Maori name for Moon) designed by Weber Consulting in the shape of the crescent Mahina, Maori for moon that has been designed by Weber Consulting was originally slated to be placed on the relatively uninhabited Kawau Island, about 60km north of Auckland, New Zealand. Promoted as “Bondesque”, The Mahina – Maori for moon – has been designed in a curved crescent shape with ceiling-to-floor glass and a modern, white interior design. The house at Kawiti Point has a floor area of 827sq m and will feature a plant room, deck, swimming pool and “thermal mass” to regulate internal temperatures. Director Warrick Weber said there has been some interest from overseas Kawau is home to a mere 450 properties and 70 residents, who mainly get around by boat. There are no street lights and limited phone services. Residents knew little of the plans for Mahina, which has been around for about three years.
woensdag 28 maart 2012
This elegant yacht concept called Cronos was designed by Simone Madella and Lorenzo Berselli, Italian students who are currently studying BYT (bike, yacht and train) class at the European Institute of Design. Cronos Yacht Design concept has received a special mention in the “Young Professional” category during the Millenium Yacht Design Award (MYDA) with special quote “interesting experimentation in expressive language applied to interior architecture, with particular to the value of wood and its use forms”. Stunningly intricate woodwork seems to grow from within the opulent interior and extend across spacious decks before pouring over into the water. Minimal and at the same time futuristic interior and exterior make this luxurious yacht an ideal for traveling.
dinsdag 27 maart 2012
This collection called Aerial is about an urbanist, whose dream and fascination are airplaines. An urbanist has different facettes. He is an architect, a city planer and an aerial photographer. This urbanist is a man, who is developing and planning cities by considering the nature. His biggest fascination is airplanes. By flying with an airplane he can observe the clashing of nature and technology. The colors are inspired by this above view of the world. They are divided in four groups representing: industrial view, sky, ocean, rocks, grass and mountains. The fabrics are matched to the symbiosis of nature and technology by the us of natural wools, neoprene, velvet, leather and technical fabrics. pictures by frederic bastin
donderdag 22 maart 2012
Rankin, photographer and founder of Dazed and Confused magazine, created an incredible photographic series of more than a dozen decontextualized irises. Scrolling horizontally back and forth across these images is quite trance-inducing. The project is called Eyescapes
Elise Kim is an Amsterdam based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2010 by designer Elise Kim. Elise was born in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam in 1986. At 16, she left her country to study high school in Toronto, Canada. After high school, Elise Kim studied at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Amsterdam Fashion Institute in Amsterdam and Central Saint Martins in London. She graduated in 2010 at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute.
After graduating, Elise Kim was granted the BKVB Funding to start her own brand. Elise Kim is defined by the combination of craftsmanship and attention to detail.