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the strange thoughts of a young designer

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After not posting for a really long time, I decided to revive this blog :) 

This is my collection: Halo. A tea set inspired in Bauhaus.

After not posting for a really long time, I decided to revive this blog :)

This is my collection: Halo. A tea set inspired in Bauhaus.

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Here is an image whit some “brazilian resolutions”. Love it, and agree with most of them.
I don’t know who did it, but is great ;)

Here is an image whit some “brazilian resolutions”. Love it, and agree with most of them.

I don’t know who did it, but is great ;)

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The same promisses..

Yes, I’ve done it again. I said I would try to post more often and I spent almos two years without posting anything here! I have no excuses, except that I am too lazy to do it.

Well, I try it again. Here is a great tip for my fellow ceramicists:

http://www.ceramicartsdaily.org

The website is great and there is a lot of information to help us with our adventures in the world of ceramics. From tips of how to throw a lid for a pot to how to mix glazes.

Videos and tutorials are free and are very helpful.

Hope you enjoy!

Filed under ceramic techniques throwing tips

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Mark Mawson

I found the work of the photographer Mark Mawson on the Follow the Colours website and, because I loved what I saw, I took a look to his website. As I suspected the pictures are amazing, it covers a lot of different fields and all with the same quality and with a touch of art. It is definitely worth checking it out.

www.markmawson.com 

Here are some of my favourites:

From the Underwater series, it is simply beautiful. It remembers me from a Alice in WaterLand from Elena Kalis, that I love.

From the Aqueous serie. A flower from another world?

From the Aqueous Fluoreau serie. Just makes me happy when I look at it.

Filed under photographer colour inspiration water e references

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Kobi Levi

I have some really strong opinions about designs that are a literal translation of the author’s inspiration, I believe that it is just too easy to come up with something tacky. But as I also think that we should never generalize, taking things literally can result in some unique and special things. One example is the shoe designer Kobi Levi.

Levi is a designer from Tel Aviv and he is a specialist when it comes to create one-of-a-kind shoes, which screams out loud what its inspiration was. Of course there are some shoes that are just too much (in my opinion), but some of them are real objects of desire. Here are some of his creations:

The Swan – his last collection is inspired by birds and, in my opinion, is the best one. The swan is my favourite, but the Maynard duck is also beautiful (and wearable!).

The Olive Oyl – what’s not to like about something that was so important in my childhood?

The Mother and Daughter – one of his most important shoes, the heel is a reduced scale replica from the “body” of the shoe.

His website is totally worth checking out! www.kobilevidesign.blogspot.com

Filed under shoes references concepts handmade

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Héctor Serrano

The designer Héctor Serrano does design as I aspire to do: simple, yet innovative. Objects that we know and use every day  receive a stylish and minimalistic design in his hands. With big clients, Serrano has designed a little bit of everything, including a bus for the Transport of London. Here are some of my favourites:

A Lamp for Arturo Alvarez – I am particularly fascinated by lamps, I know that there are so much to explore in this field, and this lamp can be called nothing but elegant.

Pots for La Mediterranea – As the first picture states, this pots as a mix between vases and pots and they are well finished and stand out in any room.

Lamps for MetalArte – Made out of acetate sheet after going through a paper shredder and attached to a nylon net, these lamps are unique and dictate a modern decoration style.

(Source: hectorserrano.com)

Filed under product design elegant references minimalistic