Monthly Archives: May 2011

better than ABBA

Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisso also known as Lykke Li, Swedish indie pop singer. What is it about that genre and the Swedes? I find her look very interesting, she dances as if she’s sparring in the ring and has a … Continue reading

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Ryan Schude

American photographer Ryan Schude makes pictures… he doesn’t just take them. Hipstamatic has made it so easy that it’s refreshing to see young photographers take real effort with locations, props and models. His use of multiple light sources and intense … Continue reading

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cushion pushin’

So here’s a secret confession: I’m not sure how to feel about scatter cushions. If it takes you more than 13.2 seconds to get past the cushions and into your bed at night, I believe you’re doing something wrong. They … Continue reading

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quilt guilt

I went to the Johannesburg City Library’s sale a few years ago and the best book I bought was a large coffeetable book from the 1980s on Amish quilts. I swear. I dug it out recently and decided that as … Continue reading

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Omer Arbel

The classically cool demeanor of contemporary architects* often gives the interior products they design an icy hardness. Omer Arbel (creative director of Vancouver-based Bocci and Omer Arbel Office) creates warm, interesting, organic products. His studio focuses on experimental materials, combinations and fabrications … Continue reading

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time flies when you’re knitting scarves

Irreverent product design from Berlin University of Arts graduate, Siren Elise Wilhelmsen: Made to register normally-invisible time in a three-dimensional way, the 356 knitting clock makes a 2m-long scarf every year. Not great for actually telling the time, it’s rather a … Continue reading

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Paul Octavious’ Same Hill, Different Day

American photographer, designer and self-proclaimed ‘storyteller’,  Paul Octavious’s images (both moving and still) have an interesting combination of quietness and vibrancy. My favourite projects are ‘Same Hill, Different Day’ and ‘The Black Stuff’. see ‘The Black Stuff’ here

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