Friday Five with Studio Gorm
John and Wonhee Jeong Arndt of Studio Gorm met while studying in the masters program at the design academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. They set up their first studio in Rotterdam, though today, they are located in Eugene, Oregon. Let's see what inspires the pair who make simple, practical, and always beautiful products and environments, in this week's Friday Five.
Maria Lladó's Colorful Interiors
Despite her gift for color, Maria Llado never imagined she'd become an interior designer. Hailing from Madrid, Llado studied a multitude of artistic disciplines, including advertising art, fine arts, and photography before enrolling in a course in interior design at St. Martin's in London. Her claim to fame? Woody Allen liked her work so much, he filmed some scenes of Vicky Cristina Barcelona in a villa she had decorated. For CMYLK this week, we created Colourlovers palettes for three rooms in a waterside home she did in Trasvia, Cantabria.
Friday Five with Ran Lerner
This week's Friday Five subject is Ran Lerner, who studied industrial design in Milan, but has been a New Yorker for over a dozen years now. Lerner is best known for the witty sensibility of the products he designs, including those for Umbra, Acme, Rosenthal, Kikkerland, Nambe, and others. He also believes in promoting eco-friendly manufacturing through the efficient use of material and low energy fabricating technologies. Let's see what makes him tick. (Yes, he designed the clock behind him.)
Interior Ideas: 12 Colorful Doors on the Inside
Two weeks ago I rounded up inspiration to up your curb appeal with 12 Brightly Colored Front Doors. Today, we're thinking that the color should come right on in. Here are 12 examples of bold doorways throughout the house, from inside the front door to the bedroom in shades of chartreuse, tomato red, cobalt, and even hot pink.
David Rasmussen's WUD Plates
Raised and educated in New England, David Rasmussen was exposed to the region’s rich culture of fine furniture making from a young age. Rasmussen trained with furniture masters Wayne Marcoux and Dan Mosheim, from whom he learned composition and fabrication techniques. Later, he studied Danish, Ming Dynasty, and contemporary American studio furniture. Today, Rasmussen works out of his studio in Carbondale, Colorado. He concentrates on furniture and architectural built-ins, particularly custom pieces which he offers through artisan site collective CustomMadefor. However, for this month's Deconstruction, Rasmussen walks us through the process of creating his updated take on the wooden plate he calls the WUD.
Kate Tucker's Abstract Paintings
Kate Tucker is an Australian artist based in Melbourne who works mostly with painting and mixed media installation. She is inspired by the kaleidoscopic wonder of flora and fauna, which immediately makes sense upon viewing her lush, vibrant abstract pieces. For this week's CMYLK, we mocked up Colourlovers palettes of three acrylic works she created this year.
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Friday Five with Jen Bilik of Knock Knock
If you've stuffed a Christmas stocking in the last ten years, chances are you've used a product conceived by Knock Knock. You know them, those tongue-in-cheek sticky notes and pre-printed grocery list pads in perky colors. Berkeley, California native Jen Bilik, who founded the company in 2002, achieved her goal, which was to create witty, design-driven goodies. Let's check out her inspirations in this week's Friday Five, some of which should make you smile.
A Visit to Holly's House
Holly Wick opened her eponymous shop, Holly's House exactly one year ago, motivated by the desire to bring fresh, new design to West London. Wick, who also runs an interior design consultancy, stocks heaps of fantastic items from established brands, including Moooi and Diamantini & Dominiconi, alongside indie talent from the likes of Phoebe Richardson and Andy Macgregor. Let's celebrate Wick's first year of success with a Design Store(y) so we can learn (and see) more.
Poseidon Undersea Resort
This month, Destination Design travels to the world's first ever wholly submerged getaway, the Poseidon Undersea Resort, which will be located in a lagoon off a private island in Fiji. The property, which is relatively small compared to a similar but much larger project being proposed in Dubai, was developed by L. Bruce Jones, president of U.S. Submarines, Inc. The resort is comprised of 25 guest suites, spa, 100-seat restaurant, bar/lounge, fitness center, conference room/wedding chapel/theater, and of course, a dive shop. Not a diver? No problem. Guests descend via elevator from a pier.
The Colors of Milliken Flooring
For this week’s installment of CMYLK, we’ve done something a little different. Instead of artwork and rooms, we've created Colourlovers palettes for three rugs from Spartanburg, South Carolina-based floor covering company Milliken. These abstract designs are works of art in and of themselves.
Friday Five with Antoine Roset
This week's installment of Friday Five highlights Antoine Roset, the great-great-grandson of the founder of French furniture house Ligne Roset (whose name was also Antoine Roset). Roset, who grew up in Lyon, now lives in New York, and as the Executive VP of Roset USA, oversees the company's North American division. As a lifelong witness to and key player in this long-standing family business (his father and uncle are the co-owners), Roset has spent more time than most absorbing good design. Let's see what he admires, shall we?
A Day in the Life of Brendan Ravenhill
This month’s Designer Dailies takes a peek into the working life of Los Angeles-based designer Brendan Ravenhill. The designer, who was born on the Ivory Coast and spent summers on the coast of Maine, studied sculpture at Oberlin College and Industrial Design at RISD. He fell in love with building things when he was a boy, helping his father with carpentry projects. He has collaborated in the construction of a timber frame barn as well as the construction of eight boats, and spent a year as an apprentice welder. It's no surprise, then, that Ravenhill finds his inspiration in the functional beauty of working tools. Let's see how he spends his day.
Hunter Gorham's Bright Travel Photography
Photographer Hunter Gorham travels the world capturing the perfect 30 seconds of light on beaches, mountains, and deserts. He prints in large format on the heighest quality, pearlized paper making you feel like you stepped into a pristine forest, wandered among the ruins of Central America, or waded on the shores of an expansive sea. Most of all, we love the color. We've created Colourlovers palettes for three of his global works for this week's installment of CMYLK.
Friday Five with Architect Bruce Bolander
As a child with talents in drawing and math, Bruce Bolander heard the suggestion, “You should be an architect” so often that he took it to heart, graduating cum laude with a degree in architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1989. In Cal Poly’s workshop, he also learned to make elegant, one-of-a-kind furniture with steel and castoffs. While Bolander designs both residential and commercial structures, his Malibu-based firm s specializes in creative offices for film production and editing facilities. Let's see what inspires him in this week's Friday Five.