seeing red at sotheby’s – thanks to Sir Jonathan Ive, mr. newson and bono

Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 6.10.11 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 6.13.26 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 6.17.41 PMyes, that is a ‘snoopy’ lamp by achille and pier giacomo castiglioni and not a mushroom. yes, that is a vintage dieter rams hi-fi by braun. yes, that is a personal watchmaker’s tool kit by petitpierre sa. and yes, you can satisfy indulgent desire for beauty and precision while satisfying your desire to do good and help humanity in one go at the upcoming sotheby’s red auction.  by kl

phonebloks. support dave hakkens

phonebloks is a great idea by dave hakkens, a designer from the netherlands. i personally had to change my phone 3 times for a brand new one, just because one piece was not functioning anymore. yelling (or crying) at the lady on the other side of the customer “help” number didn’t make any difference, i had to give away my pride and 600 euros. electronic devices are not made to last, because good products that you keep for 40 years do not make their corporations any richer. dave, i feel ya man… by lil

florent – tibor kalman

tibor-Kalman-Florent-meet tibor-Kalman-Florent-1 tibor-Kalman-Florent-snow-day tibor-Kalman-Florent-help tibor-Kalman-Florent-family-valuesnot only florent was the soul of the meatpacking district, but it was also the best restaurant identity/graphic design in the city. designer tibor kalman traded food against graphic design with florent morellet, the owner of the restaurant and an eccentric figure of the neighborhood. the collaboration came out to be so great and witty that it lasted until kalman passed away in 99′. restaurants surely don’t look like that in the city anymore… by pp.

wanna be an artist?

1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art

51% of kids wanna grow up and become a rock star, the other 49% go to art school and wanna be in the “creative field”. it’s the easiest cop-out in history, cause it’s “cool” and seems fun and easy enough. the bonus is you can brag to your friends about what you do, and you can finally justify that stupid outfit you’ve been wearing. with all of that who would want to become a scientist? that sounds hard, if not outright boring! until the time comes when you actually have to “be” a real artist, and 98% of that 49% go crying back to their mommies and beg for their boo boo bunnies. the other 1% drift in-and-out of art rehab and the last 1% actually become what they wanted to be. so listen up kids, being an artist sucks. it’s damn hard, it takes commitment, passion and 110% of what you probably don’t have. if perchance you do have all of that, very few ever make any money at it. so basically, go back and study to become a banker, or a business man. your mom and dad will surely be pleased. by ht