Wine Bottles Upgrade | Lucirmas

Nino by Lucirmas at Superstudio piu Fuorisalone Tortona Milan

Yesterday I had a nice email exchange with Lucia Bruni, designer from Lucirmas, a design studio based in Barcelona whose creations I find extremely appealing. Lucirmás designs and produces sustainable glass products which tell a story. They make original, handcrafted objects from 100% recycled glass, offering the quality of a beautiful, artisan product. Lucirmás’ mission is to create [...]

Sound Sculptures | Nick Cave


All images by james prinz, chicago and courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman gallery, new york Originally from Missouri, now based in Chicago, USA, Nick Cave has been creating intricate wearable sculptures for nearly twenty years. Each piece is formed from an wide array of materials obtained from various locales. cave brings elements such [...]

Sprinkles’ Cupcakes ATM Rocks!

I must admit that in my many visits to U.S.A I have never had cupcakes. Despite my being Italian, I love to experiment "foreign" food traditions, but nobody offered me a cupcake while I was in the U.S.A therefore I ignore what they are. But I assure you that the next time that I will [...]

While They await Extinction 2011 | Hanna Hedman

I do not know the weight of this incredible jewelry by Hanna Hedman but I would gladly wear one of these amazing artworks made of silver, oxidized silver, powder coated copper and paint. Hanna Hedman is an awarded Swedish jewellery artist living in Stockholm. Her "While they await extinction"-is a jewellery prpoject that has its origin [...]

Book carving | Kylie Stillman and Long Bin-Chen

Frankly speaking, I did not know there was a form of art called book carving. I had already published another post about another book-art artist, Isaac Salazar, a while ago, but these creations are slightly different. Kylie Stillmann, a Melbourn based artist, uses a scalpel to create wonderful sculptures,  inverted reliefs of trees and the birds that [...]

Micro macro installations | Do-Ho Suh

Once again, thanks to Nicole to introduce me to this very interesting Korean Artist, Do-Ho Suh, whose installations and architectural environments are playing between the micro and the macro, between personal and social, individual and collectivity. You can read more about him in this designboom interview. Do-Ho Suh is represented by gallery Lehmann Maupin, New York.

Mleko i Miód | Beza Project

“Mleko i Miód” (Milk&Honey) was designed for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a gift for the Polish EU Presidency. It is a set for preparing a traditional drink. Beza Project studio delivered a turn key solution – from the initial concept design to full coordination and project management at the production level. It consists of [...]

Newspaper Wood | Mieke Meijer together with Vij5

Thanks to Stacey Sheppard I have discovered Newspaper wood. I knew it is possible to make wood with paper, but this technology is even more interesting. From Stacey's article: "Meike Meijer, a Dutch design student who, acutely aware of the enormous amount of newspapers and magazines that are discarded and recycled into new paper each [...]

Autostadt: a new marketing concept by Volkswagen

The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, with a prime focus on automobiles. It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen Group, a customer centre where customers can pick up new cars, and take a tour through the enormous factory, a guide [...]

Once upon a time there was a skateboard | Haroshi

Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated [...]

Urban Greenery | Mosstika

When a while ago I searched for sustainable art the result was a wide array of  upcycling projects which to me were yes artistic but not that sustainable. Today I am talking about Mosstika,  Elina Tokodi and József Vályi-Tóth, a NYC based collective, whose mission is " to collide the worlds of art and nature, creating havens [...]

Humanity of a shoe | Oliberté

I was tempted to merge FEIT and Oliberté in one single post, but althought there are similarities (handmade premium quality shoes) the business model  which these two companies are using is very different. FEIT is a niche product, Oliberté is a mass market one. FEIT appeals to uniqueness, Oliberté to social responsibility. Oliberté has been [...]