Perriand and Mondrian

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It amazes me sometimes how much Piet Mondrian has inspired such a wide range of artists, architects, designers, and more. There’s Mobiado phones inspired by Mondrian, a kitchen design inspired by Mondrian, a “navigation concierge” hologram inside a GPS wearing Mondrian-inspired clothes … why, even Mother Nature has a bird that looks like it spent […]

Keeping things off-balance with Hervé Van der Straeten

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The French designer Hervé Van der Straeten got his start creating jewelry, and expanded his work into furniture, mirrors and lighting. I was introduced to some of his designs via the NY Times T Magazine, and wanted to share a few with you. The ones I like are the ones that seem off-balance, or have […]

Multiple uses for a Charles and Ray Eames Elephant

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I happened upon the company website for Vitra, a Swiss family business which works with a collection of designers to create innovative products and concepts. One of the items on their website is this “Eames Elephant,” designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1945. The original was made of plywood; however, it never went into […]