hussein chalayan: concept of flight

I have visited the hussein chalayan exhibition at the design museum in london. its a comprehensive retrospective about the fashion designers work between 1994 – 2009.

this is the aircraft wing chandelier for the swarovski crystal palace at kunsthalle mannheim .

Its a large flap moving slowly up and down, revealing a long strip of swarovski crystals which are illuminated from behind by led lights. the installation is called ‘repose’ and belongs to the autumn/winter collection 2006.

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also included into the installation:a digital clock with specially cut crystals, featuring 24 leds and 96 crystal octagons

changes at matandme.net

I announce couple changes that will or have occurred on my blog:

    - I have added a ‘drawn interview’ symbol to the interviews of the designers to separate the pictures from the drawings

    - I will start to watermark my pictures. It happens often that I find my pictures on other websites without putting a link to matandme.net. shame on you!

    - I will finally publish more information about me. so people who don’t know me will find out whats behind all this

lalala, matylda

roy mcmakin: not english but handmade

roy mcmakin is sometimes described as a designer, sometimes as an architect but mainly as a craftsman.

english furniture manufacturer established & sons is presenting an exhibition of selected work of the american creative. It’s his first european debut in london.

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high chest of drawers with knobs,
originally made in 1986, made of mahogany

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ebonized stools

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henk: car or luxury suitcase – which is the best investment?

couple days ago I have visited metaalwarenfabriek phoenix, metal working factory phoenix, in eindhoven. designconnection brainport, a network for designers and industry, have organized a guided tour through all facilities of the factory.

I found a case of a henk suitcase in the showroom of the factory and couldn’t believe that $20,000 are standing in front of me. yes, $20,000!! a dutch real estate magnate named henk worked together with frog design to create a strong, agile suitcase for the elite travelers. It is crafted of 500 component parts and its shell is made of super lightweight carbon fiber.

I mean, I am traveling a lot but I prefer to buy a car instead of a suitcase that is worth $20,000.

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suitcase-called-henk

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watch it: the story of stuff

I can highly recommend this movie about the underside of our production and consumption patterns. annie leonard is guiding through the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues in a way that possibly make you change the way you look at all the stuff in your life.

more about the movie here.

pecha kucha maastricht:
20 x 20 = 6,40

last friday I attended at the 2nd pecha kucha night at the ainsi in maastricht, netherlands.

pecha kucha forces a presenter to show 20 images for 20 seconds a piece, for a total time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. this form of presentation was invented in japan in 2003 by tokyo based architects astrid klein and mark dytham, klein dyham.

I am sure everybody of us know some creatives that tend to talk to much and too long about their ideas. anyway, I think I am going to participate at the next pecha kucha maastricht on saturday, 20th june 2009. lalala

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