Archives for: April 2011

Poodles "Accessorate" Good Shepherd Spring Féte!!!

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ISAAC MIZRAHI & RICHARD DESROCHE 
CO-CHAIRS

 

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Raising over $700,000.00 for NYC's at-risk youth 
at Good Shepherd Services benefit,
planned by the supreme "accessorator" Isaac Mizrahi!!!!!

 

Sitting on pink ballroom chairs, at tables dressed in pink cloths, "accessorated" with Preston Bailey's divinely decadent floral poodles, dinning on a  delicious dinner orchestrated by super-chef Mario Batali & dancing to great music under the glow of pink lights  ........ Board Member, Isaac Mizrahi "designed" the perfect 1st Annual Spring Party for Good Shepherd Services!!!!! 

Good Shepherd Services is a "social service and youth development agency serving at-risk New York City children and their families through a network of supports that promote a safe passage to self- sufficiency." Director Sister Paulette Lo Monaco and her staff do amazing work, achieving incredible results ....... as Isaac said, "supporting our young people is all of our responsibility!!!!"

L'Oro dei Farlocchi ... "Accessorations" Reign Supreme!

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Maurizio Epifani is Milan's "accessortor" supreme!!!

His shop L'Oro dei Farlocchi, located in the Brera, 
is an ecclectic & eccentric collection of "fabooooolocity"!!!!
 
And the installation is the ultimate in "accessorations"!!! 

Don't forget the Hermes collection downstairs...... 
it's one of the best in the world!!

A must, must, must shopping extravaganza!!!!
And the website is divine too!!!
Take a look .......

Milan ........ An Exhibition of Work by RCA Students!!!

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EVA MALSCHAERT, "PLEATED
A curtain where an oversized pleat,
becomes a seat in four stitched lines ......
and another set of lines becomes a bookshelf.
"Enclosed in the comfort of textiles,
you will find silence & solitude."

 

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JULIAN F. BOND, YOAV RECHES, ELS WOLDHEK, 
"YOU DO BAG MACHINE"
Interactive installation using Kavdrat fabric and 
Bemis adhesive technology ........
to produce a stitch-less, heat pressed tote.
Selecting a bag from the line, 
the visitor cuts their own handles .....
following the line of the heat press seam.
 
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JAMES TOOZE, "HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR OPEN SOURCE"

 

The directions to make this chair are available at the designers website.
Included are the 4 phases of the process, 
and a list of materials needed.
The goal is to make durable, affordable furniture ....
"which hopefully will be adapted/appropriated into many varied incarnations."

 

"The creative environment of this exhibition 
and  it's content reflects the diversity, experimentation, 
opinions, & talents found in the department."

 

Tord Boontje, 
Head of the Design Products department, RCA

Milan ...... A Whirlwind of Wacky & Wonderful Chairs!

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I love an "odd" chair!!!
It is one of my most favorite "accessorations"!!!

And Milan Design week always has an 
over-abundance of oddities!!!

Last week was no exception ......
and these are among the wackier ones!!!
ENJOY!!! 

Milan, Lambrate ........ A Cross Section of Designers!!!

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PIERRE OSPINA, UK, "Blossom Lights",
A landscape of cast iron LED lighting wrapped in rubber.

 

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LOREDANA BONORA, Italy
Design objects transformed by crochet in non-traditional yarns.

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DIEDERIK SCHNEEMANN, Rotterdam, "A Flip Flop Story"
 Lamps & vessels made from recycled flip flops.

 

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GRACE DU PREZ, UK
Chair upholstered in animal hide & hair, digitally embroidered.

 

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FLORIS HOVERS, Holland, "Flessen Boot"
 Furniture designer creates make-your-own toy boats
 from recycled plastic parts

 

Milan is a melange of locations, exhibitions, design experiences.... 
in a variety of shapes, colors, materials & silhouettes!!!!
Celebrated designers, lesser known, & students.... 
and this is just the beginning!!!!!