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Ellen Mote – Jewelry Designer

20. June 2016
The Interview with Jewelry Designer Ellen Mote | Sarah Le Donne Blog

Ellen Mote – A Jewelry Designer from Texas who travelled the World Ellen Mote and I luckily got to know each other on Instagram a few weeks ago. I fell for her beautiful jewelry immediately and if she would not live on another continent my wish list would be full of her handmade pieces by now! Ellen is living and working in Waco, Texas, where she designs and makes each piece of jewelry by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques, as…

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Spaces

Salk Institute by Louis Kahn

13. June 2016
Salk Institute by Louis Kahn | Concrete Architecture in California

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent, non-profit, scientific research institute located in La Jolla, San Diego. The campus was designed by architect Louis Kahn. He was commissioned to design the Salk Institute in 1959 by Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine. Salk’s vision included a facility with an inspiring environment for scientific research, and Kahn’s design decisions created a functional institutional building that also became an architectural masterpiece. Salk and Kahn – having both descended from Russian Jewish parents…

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Art

Aurore de La Morinerie

9. June 2016
Experimental watercolor fashion illustration by Aurore de La Morinerie

Experimental Fashion Illustration by Aurore de La Morinerie I stumbled across the work of Aurore de La Morinerie (how beautiful is this name?) when I was searching for fashion illustrations. I am very happy I did! Paris-based Aurore was born in 1962 in Saint-Lô, France. In the 80s, she began her career as a fashion designer. Later on she spent two years studying Chinese calligraphy that became a very formative influence on her style and which also taught her concentration,…

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Manon from Lernert & Sander

6. June 2016
Lernert Sander | Cat Music Video

Cats. In a music video. Do I need to say more? Ever since they began collaborating in 2007, the artists and filmmakers Lernert & Sander have been known for their high-conceptual art films, eye-catching installations and keen fashion aesthetic. Driven by their cheeky sense of humour, Lernert & Sander’s simple yet stunning approach has earned the duo numerous awards, international accolades and industry-wide recognition. They live and work in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This awesome music video was created for the song…

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Fashion

Mr. Larkin

2. June 2016
Printed summer dress by Mr. Larkin | Copenhagen based clothing label

Casey Larkin Blond creates clothing with a focus on ethics, origin and craft inspired by natural dyes, Japanese textiles and the simplistic lines of Scandinavian design. Her clothing brand Mr. Larkin was launched in 2008 and produced locally in San Francisco for 3 years. The production was put on hold while Casey was building her family and establishing new roots in Scandinavia, her husband’s homeland. Once settled into her new home and ways of life in Copenhagen, Mr. Larkin was…

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Emma Hartvig – Photography

30. May 2016
Emma Hartvig | Swimming Pool

Emma Hartvig is a promising young photographer born in Sweden, currently living and working in Berlin. In her work she shows her love for cinema, clever narratives and enjoyable, colourful aesthetics. Take a look at her striking portfolio of enticing, often unexpected photographic compositions.…

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Phill’s Corner Bistro

26. May 2016
Phill's Corner Bistro Interior Design

Phill’s Corner Bistro Phill’s Corner is a bistro by successful restaurateur Filip Mičan, located in the Holport Design Centre in Prague. White painted, rough brick walls and pale mint green concrete floors provide a minimal color concept. Furnitures and accessories are by brands like Vitra, Menu, Magis and Czech lighting specialist Lasvit deliver the same message. Studio Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus met during their studies at The Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in…

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Art Objects

Kokeshi Dolls by Becky Kemp

23. May 2016
Andy Warhool Kokeshi Doll by Becky Kemp

Becky Kemp celebrates cultural icons with traditional Japanese Kokeshi Dolls Becky carried a sketchbook with her 24/7 since she was old enough not to loose it. And ever since she is interested in everything that has to do with arts or creating beautiful things. Her parents encouraged her to create from an early age and Becky still believes in the idea that if you can’t find what you are looking for simply learn how to make it yourself. Four years…

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Fashion

Wishlist: 10 Swimwear Labels Celebrating Minimal Design

19. May 2016
Pale Swimwear | Green Glitter Mermaid Bikini | Made in Barcelona

Pale Swimwear – Barcelona (pictured above) Pale is an independent swimwear brand based in Barcelona. Taking aesthetic cues from the sights, sounds, fashion and music of the present and the past, Pale combines elements of swimwear and lingerie into pieces defined by clean lines and a subtle color palette. With a strong focus on both technical production and quality, Pale collections are entirely designed and made in Barcelona using premium, locally sourced materials. You can shop the collection on their…

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Art

Confetti System

16. May 2016
Confetti System Fun Installations

Confetti System transforms simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects that create a point of focus, where memories are made and a spontaneous collaboration with the viewer is sparked. Their work is evoking a sense of nostalgia and lighthearted fun. The people behind the studio are Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho who are working as artists, stylists, and designers. Their shared love of communal celebration and craft-making has brought them together to create Confetti System.…

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