29 dic. 2009
The London-based Isokon firm was founded in 1929 to design and construct modernist houses and flats, and subsequently furniture and fittings for them. Originally called Wells Coates and Partners, the name was changed in 1931 to Isokon, a name derived from Isometric Unit Construction, bearing an allusion to Constructivism.
In 1935, Walter Gropius, the former head of the Bauhaus, became Controller of Design for Isokon. He arrived in England on 18 October 1934 and lived in one of the Lawn Road Flats until March 1937, when he and his wife left for USA. A month before he left for the USA, Gropius recommended Marcel Breuer, a former colleague at the Bauhaus, as his replacement for Controller of Design. The furniture Breuer designed whilst at Isokon are highly influential pieces of the modernist movement, and included chairs, tables and the Long Chair.
László Moholy-Nagy, another former Bauhaus teacher, also became involved with Isokon when he arrived in Britain from Germany in May 1935 and designed promotional material, including sales leaflets, showcards and the logo of Isokon firm itself, which was an outline of curved plywood chair.
I love internet... is a continuous, you can keep sailing through it and you won't stop finding interesting things... Isokon tkaes me to BarberOsgerby, a design studio in London where I am going to apply for a part time job.
BarberOsgerby have developed collections for a large number of clients and manufacturers such as Flos, Magis, Cappellini, Coca-Cola, Levi's, Panasonic, Authentics, Pantone, Swarovski, Venini and Established & Sons, among others. They have also designed furniture for public interior spaces such as The De La Warr Pavilion, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the St. Thomas Cathedral in Portsmouth, England, and sculptural pieces for public spaces including Greenwich Park.
In 1998 they won the ICFF price for best new designers. In 2003 and 2004 during the Design Week their work was choosen best furniture design. In 2007 they won Royal Designers for Industry.
28 dic. 2009
Hoy se puede leer en EL PAIS que la firma Francesa LV es la que en el mundo del lujo más millones ingresa anualmente (4.5 miles de millones de euros), dejando en segundo y tercer lugar a la firma Chanel y Ralph Lauren que suman 4 y 3.4 miles de millones.
Y aquí están ell@s, el artífice de la magia del la marca reina del lujo y su partener, disfrutando de la playa; no con la toalla que te regalaron con el último Telva, ni con la bolsa de esparto que le pediste prestada a tu madre. No, ell@s son más sencillas y van con un bolso Birkin de Hermès valorado en 50.000 euros, otro firma de la casa que puede costar a lo tonto 10.000 euros y no quiero ni pensar las toallas el doló que valen.
Si soy yo y me da cosita poner mis vaqueros en el suelo, viendo en la foto el del copete como tiene el bolsito lleno de arena, me chirrían los dientes.
Son cosas así las que nos hacen pensar que algo va mal en este mundo, no?
Luis Vuiton earns per year more than 4.5 thousand of million euros per year says EL PAIS newspaper today. We can see how ironic is this picture of mr jacobs and his partner going to the beach with bags and towels which cost together more than 60.000 euros... this pieces of luxury touching the sand hurt my eyes... Are thing like this what make me think that really something worng is going on in our world.
26 dic. 2009
Honey you are a rock
Upon which I stand
And I come here to talk
I hope you understand
That green eyes, yeah the spotlight, shines upon you
And how could, anybody, deny you
I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter, now I've met you
And honey you should know, that I could never go on without you
Honey you are the sea
Upon which I float
And I came here to talk
I think you should know
That green eyes, you're the one that I wanted to find
And anyone who, tried to deny you must be out of their mind
Cause I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter, since I met you
Honey you should know, that I could never go on without you
25 dic. 2009
Opening in Tokyo on the 13th October 2009 Warp Factor ‘09 celebrates the innovation and future thinking of textiles researchers and designers from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.
To see in detail each work and more information about the designers visit: