Σάββατο, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2010

Tom Dixon - Objects Of Desire



Tom Dixon is one of my favorite industrial designers. I discovered him a while back during my research for my final metalsmithing class project. I was instantly drawn to his minimal style and intrigued by his impressive biography.




Tom Dixon is a British designer specializing mainly in furniture. He was born in 1959 in Sfax, Tunisia and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of four. Without formal training, he began designing furniture in his early 20s when after being injured in a motorcycle accident he used his welding skills learned while repairing his motorcycle to create a variety of objects.



Items of his work form part of the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Design Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Moma in New York, the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Vitra Museum, Basle, Switzerland.




Images via Tom Dixon.
Information via Wikipedia


Δευτέρα, 11 Ιανουαρίου 2010

The Sunshine Award

My good friend Kiki, web and jewelry designer and fellow blogger gave me the Sunshine Award!



Now it is my turn to pass it on to 12 of my favorite blogs. So here it goes in random order:

1. To The Sartorialist, for the amazing photos and the incredible sense of style.

2. To 18kt, for Marta's continuous search for contemporary jewelry designers.

3. To Kate's "for me, for you", for her great photos, her style and her lovely jewelry.

4. To .amytavern, for her jaw dropping jewelry!

5. To apparat, for being a huge source of inspiration.

6. To Kiki, who although doesn't like Devendra (for which I forgive her!), takes amazing photos and makes beautiful jewelry. Plus she is my good friend!

7. To Closet Cooking, for all the fine recipes and their perfect presentation. Makes you wanna cook!

8. To athensville, for sharing the beautiful and the unpleasant of the city of Athens.

9. To The Life and Times of the Plume, for Jillian's beautiful photos, stunning jewelry and her creative writing.

10. To StereoNova, for the Music.

11. To Marta Miguel, for her exceptional and inspiring photos.

12. To Panie Przodem, for her dedication in the search and presentation of contemporary jewelry.

Well that's it! I hope you enjoy.

Πέμπτη, 7 Ιανουαρίου 2010

The Amazing Devendra Banhart

So this is what I've recently been listening to in my studio while sawing and filing silver. Holy moly is what I can only say, quoting Devendra. He makes me feel good!



Τετάρτη, 6 Ιανουαρίου 2010

Robin Street Market - Unique & Handmade Gifts From Around the World

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!

I am very excited to introduce to you the new Online Store Robin Street Market.

Sharon and David (the people behind Robin Street Market) inspired by their travels to faraway places and their love for handmade, had the fabulous idea to create an online store with unique and handmade items from around the world. But the thing I love the most about it is that you can virtually meet the artists who create these beautiful items, by reading about the things they like about their cities and their work.
Robin Street Market has a very friendly and fun feel to it. I suggest you have a look!

robinstreetmarket.com
robin street market blog