Friday, 27 April 2012
The Distillery. The 1920s inspired identity for bookkeeper Maree Pagano references the timelessness of the era with a focus on style. Using the letterpress allowed us to play up details, in this case the business cards have been carefully side-painted in black ink resulting in a tactile card you'll want to hold onto.
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
ATOMIC3's Éclats de verre were nearby we'd somehow manage. Referencing Montreal's fame as a city of a hundred steeples, these vibrant glass panels created a multi-coloured maze illuminating Place Émilie-Gamelin both by day and night. Its beauty reminded us of Rainbow Panorama in Arhus, and with winter approaching in southern climes we're banking on this year's Vivid Sydney warming our cockles.
Monday, 23 April 2012
“After a reaction to the increasingly digital landscape of our lives, a craving for tactility and dimension has led several designers to reconsider the role of fabrics once more. The near future will see the overwhelming return of textiles in our interiors, covering floors, walls and furniture in an expansive and personal manner. These textiles will speak loud and clear and become the fabrics of life, narrating stories, designing pattern, promoting well-being and reviving the act of weaving”.
Busatti is all about fine Italian fabrics, texture and colour. This family business has been enmeshed in textiles for generations and we've been working with Busatti Australia on the vision for their website. It is an evolving project which not only presents their rich product range, but also strives to paint an evocative pictorial portrait of inspiration and applications across fashion and interiors.
Carnovsky have caught our attention. We're told that on close inspection, something from the animal kingdom will be revealed. Regardless, we're rapt. Photo: Marco Menghi.
Fabric fun takes a different twist with Rachel Boxnboim's captivating tea sets made from liquid clay and found fabric. What's more, each mould is destroyed in the firing process making each piece one of a kind.
Bloom Skin window display from January 2012. Simply mesmerising.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
We got our groove on with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at The Basement earlier this month and are still riding high on our passion for the sounds of the deep south. We're big fans of Tremé, HBO's series set in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. The evocative credits caught our attention and we love the way the soundtrack melds so closely with the character of the city. It plays on high rotation in the studio. Now we're curious about Dithyrambalina house (pictured), a collaboration between Brooklyn-based Swoon and New Orleans' Airlift. Phase one of the project opened last week in New Orleans, which sees sounds artists work with salvaged materials to create musical instruments that look like houses. The Craziest Thing.