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The Information Blanket : Blanketing Babies with »

The Information Blanket : Blanketing Babies with Lifesaving Info

  If you are a first world person, you were most likely born in a hospital with follow up medical care. If you were born in Afghanistan, perhaps not. The chart to the right shows infant mortality rates around the world are still out of line with those in first world countries.  Part of the problem is lack of education for new [...]

Gitte Nygaard : Binchotan Jewelry Series – Been »

Gitte Nygaard : Binchotan Jewelry Series – Been There Done What

Go take a look at Gitte Nygaard's website to get a sense of her sweeping design ideas. She really has an expansive approach towards art and design, even ornament.  Her work with the concept of carbon as an element, caught our eye. She says so much, simply by utilizing this somber and sophisticated material : It’s rather thought [...]

Creative mastery : Louboutin’s shoes + »

Creative mastery : Louboutin’s shoes + Lippman’s photos inspire classic re-inventions for the art and fashion savvy

Shoe guru Christian Louboutin and photographer Peter Lippman have once again put their creative genius together for these stunning works of art.  Each shoe, inspired by an old masterpiece painting, was cast to reflect the character of the model and divert the classic nature of that time period with realism and [...]

Daniel Hulsbergen Upcycles Two Traditions : Delft Blue »

Daniel Hulsbergen Upcycles Two Traditions : Delft Blue & Baskets

Daniel Hulsbergen is a young designer and artist we find interesting on a number of levels.  His work with patterns explores not only the beauty of well designed repetition, but seeks multi-leveled meaning in its existence. He asks us to look closely and see: Winning and losing, black and white, triumph and fear, hate and love. [...]

Evan Roth + The Barbarian Group = Mozilla Mark Up »

Evan Roth + The Barbarian Group = Mozilla Mark Up

Oh, the internet, the magic of graffiti mark up language (.gml), and the threat to free culture. The Barbarian Group, Mozilla (Firefox) and artist Evan Roth got together to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web.  Thus was born : Mark Up : At once both a beautifully visualized metaphor of everyone’s contributions to [...]

Pierre Ospina : A Caterpillar Herd & Blossom »

Pierre Ospina : A Caterpillar Herd & Blossom Bulbs sprout LED lighting

When one is endlessly curious about humanity's boundless flow of creativity, one of the gifts of the internet is that process; whether through images, video or text, can appear instantaneous.  Open source tools give designers, artists, makers so many opportunities to share their ideas from beginning to end to reuse to [...]

Hermès Appropriates Nudes for Advertising »

Hermès Appropriates Nudes for Advertising Accessories.

The Great Odalisque, J.A.D. Ingres, 1814 Hermès enamel bracelets, Calèche, Pour Sortir, Tenues et Couvertures 2 Successful contemporary brands spend plenty of time thinking about being relevant and fresh to an ever-savvy, visual audience. detail : The Great Odalisque, J.A.D. Ingres, 1814 And in that regard, it's always interesting [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : May, 2011 – »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : May, 2011 – June, 2011

It was an eclectic month at mixingreality.com.  We would be remiss if we didn't mention our most crowd pleasing post for the second month running : Spike Jonze's capture of Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck which continues to enchant our readers, after which a number of eco-design posts held the top spots.  They ranged from upcycled newspaper wood [...]

Nicholas Kirkwood + Keith Haring capsule collection »

Nicholas Kirkwood + Keith Haring capsule collection

In case you missed the sketches that have been swirling around this year on Nicholas Kirkwood's collaboration with 80s artist Keith Haring, the one-off designs are currently on exhibition in Kirkwood’s recently opened flagship store in London’s Mayfair Mt. Street store until July 1, 2011.   “I watched this documentary called The [...]

Knitwear-meets-fashion with Michaela Buerger »

Knitwear-meets-fashion with Michaela Buerger

Michaela Buerger who is currently based in Paris, began knitting before she learned to write.  She learned the craft of knitting in a small village in Austria and later discovered her love of fashion while studying at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the tutelage of Raf Simmons. The world of high fashion beckoned and she now [...]

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