NO design miami for me

its not really a design related post. it is a personal one.

I am very angry today, especially because I meant to collect some good content for my blog at design miami in miami. I had loads of appointments and drawn interviews planned out. I mean, the great and good of the industry gather for this event. me and my friend robert andriessen from designguide.tv wanted to do some video interviews. and now I can’t go. I couldn’t fly to miami today because my passport is not valid the next 6 months. that’s it. it is valid now. enough for most countries. maybe it’s my fault because I didn’t realise that earlier. but why did I recieve a visa aproval from esta? I mean, I have been in america before. never had problems. sure, it’s annoying that they are asking so many questions at the airport but that’s how they are, the americans. they want to know stuff. the consequence is that I officially decided to never watch an episode of american dad anymore. I probably will have a weak moment about that when I can’t fall asleep next time but I will try.

design-miami-2009

thanks wallpaper magazine for the image. I stole it from your website. I really wanted to take good pictures in miami but what happend today made me a thief. : )

sam baron: eccentric excesses

lisbon

I just browsed through some old pictures from my summer holidays in portugal; a one day trip to lisbon was included.

the experimentadesign, an international biennial dedicated to design was on during our trip. we haven’t visited any events (I swear!) but passed a sisley store and had a look at the bizarre collection of sam baron. the vase with the bunny ears is the best exemplar.

fabrica, the benetton group’s communication research center has featured the collection of ceramics by sam baron for sisley in an exhibition called ‘take your time’.

bizarre-collection-by-sam-baron

maxim velčovský: mud pieces

london

online design and architecture magazine dezeen published a movie about czech designer maxim velčovský today. that reminded me of a vase I saw in the mint gallery in london earlier this year.

archaeology meets the vase – a unique container named ‘catastrophe vase’. the desiger created a specially commissioned limited edition collection for the gallery.

catastrophe-vase-by-maxim-velcovsky

chung-tang ho: shapeshifter

amsterdam

the beams of chung-tang ho’s cabinet are pushed through to the back when you store any items at the front – an artful black painted wooden piece for droog, created in 2006 and named ‘push and store’ – just make sure nothing stands behind it.

chung-tang-ho-for-droog

front view

push-and-store-by-chung-tang-ho

back view