Design Duet .... Lladró Atelier & Their First "Guest"!!!

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My "super accessorator spy" is everywhere I'm not ......
& she knows me soooo well!!!

Look what she found in Paris at Maison Object ......
the utimate "accessorator's accessoration"....
created for Spanish porcelain company 
by sublime Spanish artist/designer

Lladró invites cutting edge designers to create creatures
with distinct personalities, 
for a series called "The Guest."

Hayón designed the shape of these figures,
and invited American artist Tim Biskup and
Japanese design studio Devilrobots
to draw all over the surfaces ........ 
resulting in these fabulous figurines!!!

Thank you to my "accessoration spy" ..... 
these limited edition pieces are right up my alley!!! 

I hope you've already bought me one of each!!!

Camper Arrives in Miami with Marti Guixé's Design!!!!

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These fabulous Big Feet arrived in Miami last month!!!!

Spanish designer Marti Guixé's store for Camper's To&ether brand celebrates the company's collaborative philosophy .....
"the ability to integrate different creative expressions and  
cultures into one project."

Leading contemporary designers........
 including the Bouroullec Brothers, Konstantine Grcic, 
Hella Jongerius, Jaime Hayon, and the Campana Brothers 
 have created exclusive product and 
outstanding one-off stores with Camper!!!!

I think these stores are fabulous "accessorations"
 and applaud the Camper philosophy!!!

Boys & Girls Accessorize Together ..... @ Paul Smith!!!

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I love London's newest addition to the world of Paul Smith on Marylebone 
High Street. This stunning store is home to both the men and 
women's accessory collections, as well as 
the most divine "stuff"!!!! 

 

The front of the store is classically modern; the herringbone floor, wood shelves, and the clean white walls are a perfect foil for the men's collection. The masculinity up-front is in stark contrast to the backroom .....  with it's updated contemporary cabbage rose wallpaper, floral chintz circular settee,and pale pink rug reflecting the modern femininity that is the theme of the women's collection.

 

The great "stuff" includes fabulous books, a fantastic striped leather leash that is calling my dog's name, a collection of eccentric Lladro ceramics by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon that belong on my library shelves, and framed rock 'n roll posters that hung in my brother's room in the 60's ........ real Jimi Hendrix memorabilia!!!!!!

 

This store is an "accessorator's" delight, from accessories to accessories!!!!

1935 Palazzo + 2010 Design @ Villa Necchi Campiglio!!!

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SNAKE COFFEE TABLE, CARLO CONTIN 2006 for MERITALIA

 

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BRASILIA TABLES, COMPANA BROTHERS, 2006 for EDRA

 

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MUMMY CHAIR, PETER TRAAG, 2005 for EDRA 

 

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MIRROR, ETTORE SOTTSASS, 2007 for GLAS ITALIA

 

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CHAIR, DOMINIQUE PERRAULT & GAELLE LAURIOT-PREVOST, 2009 for 
SAWAYA & MORONI

 

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NAKED LEGO TABLE, GILES MILLER, 2009 

 

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GEO ART CARPET, LUCA NICHETTO, 2009 for NODUS

 

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PROVA PRIMA DINNERWARE, PAOLA NAVONE, 2009 for RICHARD GINORI

 

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LEFT CHAIR, PIET HEIN EEK, 2005 ...... RIGHT CHAIR NAOTO FUKASAWA, 2009 for B&B ITALIA

 

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SATURN STOOL, EDWARD BARBER & JAY OSGERBY, 2008 for CLASSICON

 

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VALISE WARDROBE, MAARTEN DE CEULAER, 2008 for CASAMANIA

 

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PXL LAMP, FREDRIK MATTSON, 2007 for ZERO 

 

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CLAY CHAIR, MAARTEN BAS, 2006 

 

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THE ROCKING CHICKEN RIDE CERAMIC, JAIME HAYON, 2008 for LLADRO

 

Blending the historical richness of the architect of the houses and their 
antiques, with the work of contemporary designers results 
in an amazing design dialogue, which we 
were so lucky to experience!!! 

 

One of the fantastic things about getting stuck in Milan, while the Icelandic volcano spewed ash, was getting to visit two of the four Milanese House Museums, homes with a unique combination of period architecture and antiques, with the addition of contemporary design ...... old and new working in tandem, showing how contemporary furniture and objects belong everywhere!!!!

 

I was particularly taken with the Villa Necchi Campiglio, a residence built in the 1930's, designed by architect Piero Portaluppi. The interiors were created by a collection of important Italian designers and decorators of the period, including Albini-Palanti, Buzzi, Marelli, and Ulrich. After the war, an extensive collection of antique furniture was added.

 

"As such, today the Villa allows cutting-edge design to come face-to-face, and engage in an intelligent game of contrast, with both the pure lines of 30's design - as occurs, for example, through the sitting of the De Ceulaer wardrobe in the prince's bathroom - and with the antique elements, as demonstrated by the dynamic Wrong lamp that stands against the Louis XV armchairs and sofas in the Drawing Room."

 

Let the games begin!!!!!!!!!!!

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The London Design Festival, Sept. 19 to 27, is a "collection of the most innovative, inspiring, and creative events, installations, and exhibitions taking place all over London."  The focal point of this years festival is this giant chess set in Trafalgar Square. The Battle of  Trafalgar, handcrafted by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, working with Italian ceramics experts Bosa, is composed of 32 ceramic chess pieces. Each piece has a metal armature beneath its ceramic exterior, and is set on a wooden base with castors, so that it is easily moveable. Reaching as high as five feet, the pieces are set on a mosaic glass chessboard, created by Italian tile specialists Bisazza. Representing "specific iconic buildings in London and their domes, towers, and spires," each unique piece is hand painted by Hayón. The "game" is centered between the two fountains in the square and on either side of the set are elevated platforms with high back chairs, where players can sit to direct their pieces. 

 

"I've lived in London over 3 years during which time I have been able to discover the city, its history and heritage.I will be able to represent all of this using my own personal style. I really like the ides that Londoners and other visitors can come to Trafalgar Square - such a central focus in London- to wander around my installation and perhaps even take part in a game of chess." Jaime Hayón

 

Available for a "match" after lunch, the morning is reserved for play by the British Chess Federation!!!!