Thursday, 16 May 2013
Adami & Martucci at Baselworld 2013
Jewel shades of purple at this year's haute horology fair Basel World illustrates how timepiece and jewellery designs are shifting away from monochromic traditions in favour of high-quality coloured gemstones. This regal colour, mixed with gold and diamonds, exudes elegance and luxury.
Homebuildlife subscribers can read our full report from Basel World 2013 here.
In two weeks, from 4-15 June, Dutch design collective Droog will celebrate its 20th anniversary by taking over the Parisian concept store Merci and providing visitors with a taster of Hôtel Droog. The hotel's hospitality experience reverses the rules: whereas a hotel is usually mostly about sleeping, Hôtel Droog features several stores, a gallery, a dining room, a Fairy Tale garden, a beauty parlour, but only one bedroom, named The One and Only Bedroom.
With the original hotel based in Amsterdam, the event aims to prove that the experience can pop up anywhere and never be the same. A bedroom will be installed right in the middle of the Merci store, and three couples will be offered a chance to spend the night among Droog's famous products, checking in after hours and checking out the next morning before the doors open to the public.
WGSN-homebuildlife subscribers can read our report on pop-up hotels here.
Ento insect patés at Grey Goose: Iconoclasts of Taste
At Grey Goose's food futures event this week, guests tried out grasshopper paté, powdered olive and funeral biscuits, as the premium vodka brand launched its inaugural Iconoclasts of Taste program, which supports three leading thinkers in the field of food design and innovation.
Grey Goose's first Iconoclasts of Taste are food scientist Dr Rachel Edwards-Stuart, food experience designer Tasha Marks of Animal Vegetable Mineral, and Ento, a new brand that aims to introduce insect protein to the British food scene.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
|Charles sofa by Carlo Colombo for Bentley Home|
Automotive brand Bentley has partnered with luxury interiors company Club House Italia to develop a range of furniture and homewares. The Bentley Home Collection will be aimed at residential, commercial and executive office interiors.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Ania Martchenko has designed a series of fabric screens that allow the user to veil their computer screen when they've been looking at it too much.
Called i-o-o-i, the project carries the tagline, "no longer see what you see too much."
Monday, 13 May 2013
Swedish design brand Superfront is offering the possibility to customise Ikea furniture pieces and turn them into one offs. The brand's handles, legs, tops and sides are adaptable onto most of Ikea's cabinets, wardrobes or kitchen units, enabling consumers to either completely renew or slightly tweak their furniture.