Inspired by mountaineering and vintage workwear fashion, this rucksack from Pierre Hardy is the masterpiece of the blending of styles.

Pierre Hardy has incredible ability to highlight important iconic features and use them in his own fashion way. This bag for Spring/Summer 2012 has an authentic vintage shape, but with the use of the strong flashy colors and typical graphic bold lines so typical for Hardy, rucksack becomes so fresh with the caricature-like atmosphere almost. And that is the point where high fashion meets classic shapes and creates its own original style.




Inspired by mountaineering and vintage workwear fashion, this rucksack from Pierre Hardy is the masterpiece of the blending of styles.

Pierre Hardy has incredible ability to highlight important iconic features and use them in his own fashion way. This bag for Spring/Summer 2012 has an authentic vintage shape, but with the use of the strong flashy colors and typical graphic bold lines so typical for Hardy, rucksack becomes so fresh with the caricature-like atmosphere almost. And that is the point where high fashion meets classic shapes and creates its own original style.



At the Kvadrat party celebrating their Hallingdal 65 project held last month in Milan we have met very friendly New York-based designer Stephen Burks of Readymade Projects.

Burks is famous for his use of raw materials, craft producing techniques, use of textile, as well as colorful exotic style inspired by traditional African visuality and production. We have met him during the party at Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 project in Jil Sander showroom. Wonderful collection of many objects designed by international crowd of talents, including Burks, and using iconic Hallingdal 65 textile, which was designed in 1965 by Nanna Ditzel, was one the highlights of Milan show.

But now we are more interested in the visuality and whole lifestyle of Stephen Burks, who wears special edition Converse x Missoni Auckland Racer trainers. Their knitted surface is very similar to Burks products, which are characterized by strong use of colors, patterns and tropical motives as Missoni style also.

It is great to see that the designer demonstrates his creative style in his fashion as well. As a small context to it we present here Play screen, which Burks has designed for Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 project.








At the Kvadrat party celebrating their Hallingdal 65 project held last month in Milan we have met very friendly New York-based designer Stephen Burks of Readymade Projects.

Burks is famous for his use of raw materials, craft producing techniques, use of textile, as well as colorful exotic style inspired by traditional African visuality and production. We have met him during the party at Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 project in Jil Sander showroom. Wonderful collection of many objects designed by international crowd of talents, including Burks, and using iconic Hallingdal 65 textile, which was designed in 1965 by Nanna Ditzel, was one the highlights of Milan show.

But now we are more interested in the visuality and whole lifestyle of Stephen Burks, who wears special edition Converse x Missoni Auckland Racer trainers. Their knitted surface is very similar to Burks products, which are characterized by strong use of colors, patterns and tropical motives as Missoni style also.

It is great to see that the designer demonstrates his creative style in his fashion as well. As a small context to it we present here Play screen, which Burks has designed for Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 project.
















This bollard for parking in front of the Palazzo Clerici is also the work of Enzo Mari.

At Salone del Mobile in Milan last month, Domus has presented pioneering exhibition "Future in the Making". The installation in Palazzo Clerici was created by master of masters Enzo Mari.

There, we could see new possibilities of producing objects in the work of Markus Kayser, Dirk Vander Kooij, Kram and Weisshaar among others. But we were more interested in the simple installation created by Enzo Mari according his Autoprogettazione philosophy originally came from 1974.

Chairs, tables and more were made from the simple pieces of wood to create natural installation in the rich historical environment of the palace. The installation and its philosophy of the self-made furniture contrasted with the exhibited products created by the specific machines or natural movements and elements very much. But in the 1970s was Mari`s project maybe more revolutionary than these producing experiments today.

Autoprogettazione Sedia 1 chair is produced by Finnish Artek today.











This bollard for parking in front of the Palazzo Clerici is also the work of Enzo Mari.

At Salone del Mobile in Milan last month, Domus has presented pioneering exhibition "Future in the Making". The installation in Palazzo Clerici was created by master of masters Enzo Mari.

There, we could see new possibilities of producing objects in the work of Markus Kayser, Dirk Vander Kooij, Kram and Weisshaar among others. But we were more interested in the simple installation created by Enzo Mari according his Autoprogettazione philosophy originally came from 1974.

Chairs, tables and more were made from the simple pieces of wood to create natural installation in the rich historical environment of the palace. The installation and its philosophy of the self-made furniture contrasted with the exhibited products created by the specific machines or natural movements and elements very much. But in the 1970s was Mari`s project maybe more revolutionary than these producing experiments today.

Autoprogettazione Sedia 1 chair is produced by Finnish Artek today.


We fell in love with new products from Japanese paper goods company Siwa. Their new paper bags, jackets and vests are great innovative products defeating conventions.

Photographed by OKOLO at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan.


We fell in love with new products from Japanese paper goods company Siwa. Their new paper bags, jackets and vests are great innovative products defeating conventions.

Photographed by OKOLO at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan.


We fell in love with new products from Japanese paper goods company Siwa. Their new paper bags, jackets and vests are great innovative products defeating conventions.

Photographed by OKOLO at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan.



Before...
...and after!

Presentation of the Swedish design school Konstfack University College caught our eyes at Spazio Rossana Orlandi at this year Salone del Mobile in Milan

We present it here via our own play with the beautiful yellow and pink cards featuring most of the exhibited projects. 13 students were selected under the theme "Design for a Liquid Society" inspired by the Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman's phrase "liquid modernity," an observation that individuals are more and more involved in planning their lives and careers through short-term projects and episodes.

Highlights of the exhibition included CONST lamp by Ploypan Theerachai of Thinkk Studio, which is a contemporary take on the postmodernist colorful and crazy aesthetic. Assemblage of wood, marble and metal creates decorative yet functional desk object. Each part can not function without the another. Base, body and shape support each other and playful object is born.

Our favorite piece is also small conversation piece of furniture called Confession. Designed by Nick Ross, the Confession is the micro interior environment offering intimate space for quick meeting and speaking each other.

All the projects you can find on the website of Konstfack.