2.28.2009

Funky Find Of The Week: Handmade Decorative Keyboards




Made to order from Japan come these three lovely artful but functional computer keyboards. Each is handmade and costs just under $165.00 USD.

The Nishiki:



The Usagi:




The Karakus:



Order them here.

Jona Hoad: Making Light Of Design





Jona Hoad Design of London transforms wall panels, dividers, mirrors, chandeliers and more with light. By etching or carving glass and mirrored panels, illuminating them with colored led lights and in some cases, color-changing lights, Jona transforms interiors into glowing environments. In addition to projects for interiors of bars and hotels, installations on yachts and custom creations, Hoad also creates small art sculptures, lighting fixtures and more.

Bath screen:



All the patterns are available in various colors or color changing lights.

bird:

hoops:

damask pattern:

straws:


Illumin-art, smaller table top pieces:



The Vanilla Bar interior:



The deVigne Bar in the Mandeville Hotel:



detail:

installations on the Sunseeker yacht:


Interior chandeliers and lights:



Catherine Wheel ceiling light:

celing light detail:

Simply clear collection:


wall mounted mirrors:


commercial applications (hotel room numbers):




contact info:
Jona Hoad Design
The Studio, Ashpools,
Northhall, Bucks, LU6 2HF
Tel: +44 (0) 1525 222364
Email: info@jonahoad.com

2.27.2009

Sneak Peek: The Karl Lagerfeld Barbie & Ken Photos For The Colette Celebration




Barbie celebrates her 50th birthday at uber chic French store Colette from March 9th-28th. And I have a sneak peek for you at the products and almost all of the highly anticipated photos shot by Karl Lagerfeld of Barbie with model Baptiste Giabiconi as Ken that will be displayed and then sold as silkscreen prints! Here they are:



In swimsuit, cocktail dress or a pair of jeans, Barbie strikes a pose with model Baptiste Giabiconi as Ken. Attention collectors: each picture will be available for sale, one silkscreen print on plastic only per picture.








Also, for the occasion, a "Barbie room" will be installed on the first floor presenting Jeremy Scott’s collection of Barbie clothing (photo below) and accessories as well as the following various exclusive products.



MP3 players:


Barbie Rocks of Beverly Hills jewelry:


Stila Make-up:
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stationery, Dylan’s Candy Bar sweets:

and also a brand new line of beauty products:


Limited edition collaborations with designers selected by colette will also be available, among them are the following:

Married to the Mob t-shirts:

a Bless hairbrush:

an Uslu Airlines 219c pink nailpolish:

a hat-bag Azumi & David, Linda Farrow glasses:

Alexis Mabille bow ties, a Goyard trunk:

a Jawbone headset:


Domestic stickers, Bruno Frisoni stilettos... Even the water-bar will be Barbie style with a special edition of dessert Le Baiser by Ladurée.

Also, if you're in France, be sure to check out Colette's Barbie and Ken windows and the high security exhibition of the very first Barbie and Ken dolls, only on March 12th.

Special thanks to Mattel, Inc. and Colette for info and some of the images.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
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