Saturday, 7 November 2009

Limited Edition Paul Smith 'o9 Rhodia Pads

Limited Edition Paul Smith 'o9 Rhodia Pads 1
A fan of Rhodia pad, the famous fashion designer, Sir Paul Smith never let the small block of Rhodia leaves him. His first successful collection for Rhodia was released in 2oo5. Now,the limited edition of Paul Smith 'o9 Rhodia Pads came in 2 versions of map coated Rhodia orange and black with 4 different covers, the "Picture Frame", "Photographer", "Man Reading," and "Camera".

'I tried to draw sketches that had a sense of fun and also a relevance 
in some way to me - the drawings are simple, child like the type of 
work you would find in a sketch book. I always carry a camera with me and use it as a visual diary everyday 
along with my Rhodia notebook. They are the 2 things I am never 
without. The old fashioned camera is based on a camera my father used to use. 
He was an avid amateur photographer and especially liked to take 
photographs of still life. I am a big collector of art and photography and so the picture frame 
is very much part of my everyday life and that is why I used this 
image. A lot of people today use the internet for getting information about 
what is happening in the world and news events, but I still enjoy 
reading a newspaper with my coffee in the morning.'
- Sir Paul Smith.
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a+. paul smith via colette

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Lego Kitchen by Munchhausen

Lego Kitchen 1
Images by Hrvoje Goluza.

You are never too old for Lego! Don't get me wrong, i am not writing a pay per post for Lego of sort here, but Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti the Parisian design duo of Munchhausen took an extraordinary approach with their own IKEA basic kitchen island and

covering it with more than 20,000 pieces of Lego using more than a week....

From the Scandinavian touch on the Scandinavian brand, the result is an eye-catching kitchen mosaic-like center piece. Amazing isn't it? Now, we can all go and play in the kitchen!
Lego Kitchen 2Lego Kitchen 3
Images by Hrvoje Goluza.

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Images by Hrvoje Goluza.

The designers:

'Pillard, who works with fashion house JC de Castelbajac, and Rosetti who works with Hugo Boss France Identity, formed Munchhausen in 2004.

The two have recently contributed a collection of T-shirts, cushions, wallpaper and accessories for the new French label Commune de Paris, 1871. Munchhausen was one of three initial contributors for Commune de Paris, 187. The other two were Julien Langendorff and David Herman Dune.'

- Tuija Seipell, The Cool Hunter.

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a+. commune de paris
a+. the cool hunter via fubiz

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Nissan Land Glider

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The 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2oo9 is going on now, starting on 23 Oct (Fri) until 4 Nov (Wed) 2oo9 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba City. There's this car that interest me, the Nissan Land Glider. The 2-seated fully electric car meant to be an urban runabout, thus it is extremely narrow in size to ease congestion and makes it easier for parking.

'Inside the cockpit, the Land Glider's pilot sits front and center behind a suitably futuristic instrument cluster and a steering wheel that looks like twin joysticks. According to Nissan, the steering operations are computer controlled through a drive-by-wire arrangement, so there doesn't seem to be a direct connection between the steering wheel and the car's four contact patches.

Perhaps the most interesting bit Nissan pioneered with the Land Glider is the ability to lean into turns like a motorcycle. While this isn't an entirely new concept, it's a first for Nissan and the technology seems to be very well implemented in the Land Glider.'
- Autoblog.

Below photos for the Nissan Land Glider Concept Car.Nissan Land Glider concept 1Nissan Land Glider concept 2Nissan Land Glider concept 3Nissan Land Glider concept 4Nissan Land Glider concept 5
Watch the Nissan Land Glider Concept here.

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a+. design bloom via tokyo motor blog