Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Cloche Lamp by Lars Beller Fjetland

Today we feature the Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland, we came across the beautifully crafted Cloche lamp online. The Cloche lamp brings a sense of presence and elegance to any space. The lamp consists of a cast Iron base with a bent ash arm slotted into a copper or brass shade.

Name: Cloche Lamp 

Brand Concept: The three components simply slot together so they can easily be taken apart for storage or transport.

Materials: Iron, Copper, Brass & Ash

Discovery: Online Research

Monday, 19 August 2013

Boodi Blu

Today we have a look at the dainty jewellery from Boodi Blu. Beautiful delicate porcelain pieces crafted into bespoke jewllery. Recycling fragments of nostalgia to be loved and worn again. Pieces dating as far back from the 18th century if not earlier, be enchanted by the  handcrafted treasures.

Name: Boodi Blu

Brand Concept: Using fragments of discarded porcelain, found buried in the earth & dating back as far as the 18th century we can only wonder at the paths they might have trodden, but it is the next stage of the journey that belongs to you.

Materials: china, porcelain, chain, gold, ceramic, swarovski, brass, bells

All images copyright of Boodi Blu

Monday, 12 August 2013

Zaha Hadid

Everybody who's interested in Architecture & Design will know who the pioneer of Modern Architecture  Zaha Hadid. A recent documentary  showed a rare insight into the Architect's life, who usually shies away from media, and lets her work speak for herself. The documentary starts from her happy childhood in Iraq Bagdad, which was a developing nation slowly transforming into a utopia of mixed  buildings of traditional structures and skyscrapers. It also looks to more recent works and daily operations of the business. If  you have a spare hour I urge you to watch this documentary and feel INSPIRED!

Name: Zaha Hadid: Who dares Wins BBC documentary

Brand Concept: To create transformative, cultural, corporate, residential and other spaces that work in synchronicity with other spaces in their environment.

Heydar  Aliyev Centre, Azerbaijan 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Africa Fashion Week London 2013

It's only befitting to talk about Africa Fashion Week London which took The Old Truman Brewery by storm with an explosion of colours & prints. AFWL 2013 is in it's third season, and this year has received the most press coverage  and media attention, with the likes of BBC news and CNN News to name a few. It did not only host runway fashion show, but also had exhibitors showcasing their latest designs from all parts of Africa.

Name: Africa Fashion Week London

Brand Concept: Created by Ronke Ademiluyi CEO, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) is the biggest African event of its kind in Africa. A collaborative fashion exhibition, highlighting the industry’s established and emerged African designers, AFWL is at the forefront of capturing the surge of the African inspired trends in the fashion industry. Our annual event aims to celebrate the work of African and African inspired designers in the UK and worldwide.

Discovery: Fashion Media

 All images Copyright of Marcin Andrzejewski