31 August 2018

PHAIDON THE ANDY WARHOL CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ, PAINTINGS 1976-1978 – VOLUME 5 This two-book addition to The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné persuasively demonstrates the subversive core of Warhol’s art. Intent on radical departure from his portraiture in the early seventies, Warhol’s production gradually became anything but ‘just faces’. From portraits of athletes and self-portraits to his Skull and Hammer and Sickle series, the Torso and Sex Parts paintings, and his abstract Piss, Oxidation, and Cum canvases, volume 5 showcases Warhol’s work as powerful, and provocative as ever~31.jpg

30 August 2018

PHAIDON THE DESIGN BOOK A ‘design classic’ is an industrially manufactured object with timeless aesthetic value. It serves as a standard of its kind and, despite the year in which it was designed, is still up to date. The objects in this book – all of which are still in production today – are presented chronologically: each on a single page with a large image and a concise caption, written by one of over fifty experts in the field of design. These texts provide a historical context, with key information about the development of the design, and an explanation as to why that particular design is important and groundbreaking.
This mini edition of the best-selling Phaidon Design Classics series gives the reader an understanding not only of the history of design, but also the history of taste and culture. It is an extraordinary journey through the objects that have shaped our society, from the first attempts to combine function and beauty in the nineteenth century, through the machine aesthetics of the thirties, the advent of plastic and other new materials in the fifties and sixties, up to the ‘classics’-to-be of the last ten years.
The book includes not only classic objects created by great and internationally renowned designers, such as Breuer, Le Corbusier, Dreyfuss, Eames, Yanagi and Castiglioni, to name but a few, but also anonymously designed pieces, such as the clothes peg, the deck chair, the corkscrew and the chopstick, which, in spite of lacking a specific designer, have achieved such perfection in design and functionality that they have eliminated the possibility of improvement. From the paperclip, to the Alvar Aalto Savoy vase, to the Jaguar E Type, all of the objects featured in the book fill our desks, cupboards, kitchens, purses, dreams and pockets~30.jpg width=

29 August 2018

PHAIDON RICHARD SAPPER, EDITED BY JONATHAN OLIVARES An in-depth study of the work of German-born industrial designer Richard Sapper, most famous for designs such as the Tizio lamp and the Brionvega radio.
Richard Sapper (1932-2015) a German-born designer who was based in Milan most of his working career, is considered one of the most important designers of his generation. Within his lifetime, he received numerous international design accolades, including ten prestigious Compasso d’Oro awards.
Sapper developed and designed a wide variety of products, ranging from ships and cars, to computers and electronics as well as furniture and kitchen appliances. His clients included Alessi, Artemide, B&B Italia, Brionvega, FIAT, Heuer, Kartell, Knoll, IBM, Lenovo, Lorenz Milano, Magis, Molteni, Pirelli and many others.
This investigation of Sapper’s work, based on over forty hours of interviews with the designer Jonathan Olivares, studies his objects, the circumstances that shaped them and the resulting ideals that emerge. The inter-generational conversation explores themes that reoccur throughout Sapper’s oeuvre, and which have a particular importance for a younger generation of designers and those with a desire to understand Sapper’s work from a fresh perspective.
An illustrated timeline, packed with images from Sapper’s personal archives, reveals the incredible variety and technical brilliance of his work.
Richard Sapper died in Milan on 31 December 2015.
Designed by SM Associati, the agency of Marco Velardi from Apartamento magazine, the book opens with an image essay featuring candid commissioned photography by Ramak Fazel~29.jpg width=

 

28 August 2018

PHAIDON GRAPHIC: 500 DESIGNS THAT MATTER Five hundred of the most iconic graphic designs of all time, from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the present.
The process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, space, image, and colour informs the way we connect across languages and cultures. Derived from the acclaimed Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, this fascinating compendium celebrates the long, rich history of graphic design, from the first sample of movable type and the Nuremberg Chronicle of the fifteenth century to the cutting-edge magazines, posters, and ephemera of today. Compiled and written by a global team of experts, this book is international in its scope and appeal~28.jpg

27 August 2018

INTERNOITALIANO NOLI FLOWER VASE This expressive turquoise flower vase is the perfect living room conversation starter. Designed by Giulio Iacchetti for Internoitaliano, the Noli’s curvaceous ceramic shape is inspired by a Mediterranean fish, the sea bream. Buy the Dego and Sori vases to complete the set~27.jpg

26 August 2018

HAY DESIGN COFFEE POT M 0.8 L MINT COLOR Designer George Sowden’s Coffee Pot comprises a porcelain exterior with innovative SoftBrew™ brewing device that infuses the coffee through a centrally located micro-thin stainless steel filter to enhance the flavour.
Material: porcelain and stainless steel~26.jpg

25 August 2018

MENU DESIGN SINCE 1979 TUMBLER ALARM CLOCK Scientists have discovered that insomnia and sleep deprivation are linked to bringing our smartphones to bed. Break your addiction now with Norm Architects’ Tumbler Alarm Clock. We love its playfulness – simply turn upside to stop the alarm.
Designed by Norm Architects~25.jpg

24 August 2018

OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE CHERRIES Cherry bombs. With a nod to Appalachian creativity, we took maraschino cherries and give them a good, long soak in our 100 proof original moonshine. This delicious marriage culminated in an explosion of sweet heat in every perfectly infused cherry. And, once the cherries are gone, the remaining moonshine offers a lingering sweet nectar that blends into cherry cola or ginger ale like long lost lovers~24.jpg

23 August 2018

SWEDISH CRAYFISH PARTY Crayfish have been eaten in Sweden since the 1500s. For a long while, only the aristocracy enjoyed these delicacies, as popular suspicion of shellfish was widespread. Originally, crayfish meat was used for sausage, ragout, patties or puddings. In the mid-1800s, people started eating crayfish as they are eaten today. The crayfish feast or crayfish supper in the month of August spread through the middle classes. In the 1900s, crayfish became a national delicacy and people in all sectors of society began celebrating the occasion. The price of crayfish fell as a result of imports from Turkey and elsewhere. The crayfish feast, at which people gather to eat, drink and be merry, is a typically Swedish festivity marking the end of the summer.
A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries. The tradition originated in Sweden, where a crayfish party is called a kräftskiva. The tradition has also spread to Finland via its Swedish-speaking population. A similar tradition exists in the Baltic countries in particular in Lithuania and Latvia.
Crayfish parties are generally held during August, a tradition that began because the crayfish harvest in Sweden was, for most of the 20th century, legally limited to the late summer. Nowadays, the kräftpremiär date in early August has no legal significance. Dining traditionally takes place outdoors, but in practice the party often takes refuge indoors due to the bad weather or aggressive mosquitoes. Customary party accessories are novelty paper hats, paper tablecloths, paper lanterns (often depicting the Man in the Moon), and bibs. A rowdy atmosphere prevails amid noisy eating and traditional drinking songs (snapsvisa). Alcohol consumption is often high, especially when compared to the amount of food actually consumed. It is considered customary to suck the juice out of the crayfish before shelling it.
Akvavit and other kinds of snaps are served, as well as beer. The crayfish are boiled in salt water and seasoned with fresh dill – preferably “crown dill” harvested after the plant has flowered – then served cold and eaten with the fingers. Bread, mushroom pies, surströmming, strong Västerbotten cheese, salads and other dishes are served buffet-style~23.jpg

21 August 2018

M&M’S® CARAMEL M&Ms have been filled with plenty of things in their 75-year history but Mars has kept one of chocolate’s most popular companions away from its popular shelled-chocolate for years — until now. A creamy caramel centre covered in milk chocolate, decked out in a signature colourful shell. They’re calling it, what else but, M&Ms Caramel. With the new creamier centre, M&Ms is introducing a fourth taste-sensation category for the popular treat: soft and chewy. Others include crispy with pretzel, smooth with milk and dark chocolate, and nutty with the ever popular Peanut M&Ms. The company has experimented with limited edition flavours in the past — like mint, coffee and chilli nut — but not the fillings. It’s calling the caramel addition one of the biggest launches in the brand’s history. Mars is certainly onto something big because as soon as news of the new item broke, the masses reacted with enthusiasm and rabid excitement~21.jpg

20 August 2018

MCSWEENEY’S MISSION STREET FOOD is a restaurant. But it’s also a charitable organization, a taco truck, a burger stand, and a clubhouse for inventive cooks tucked inside an unassuming Chinese take-out place. In all its various incarnations, it upends traditional restaurant conventions, in search of moral and culinary satisfaction. Like Mission Street Food itself, this book is more than one thing: it’s a cookbook featuring step-by-step photography and sly commentary, but it’s also the memoir of a madcap project that redefined the authors’ marriage and a city’s food scene. Along with stories and recipes, you’ll find an idealistic business plan, a cheeky manifesto, and thoughtful essays on issues ranging from food pantries to fried chicken. Plus, a comic. Ultimately, Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant presents an iconoclastic vision of cooking and eating in twenty-first century America~20.jpg

19 August 2018

SPEEDOMETER OFFICIAL STEEL CASINO SPECIAL EDITION BRACELET  are desigend and produced in Italy, inspired to the ring of the sportif watches. Top quality marine steel 316L, nichel free, hypoallergenic, water, scratches and temperature proof. The colored strip, is produced in aluminum, printed in bright ceramic colors and scratch proof. SPEEDOMETER OFFICIAL BANGLES are unisex and one size, treated with a process to soften the steel and to allow to get the bangle adjustable to the wrist and marked by laser with the Speedometer Official logo. The logo and brand Speedometer Official is under international copyright and international design registration, to grant the originality of the creation and idea. Speedometer official bangle is delivered in a zipped black neoprene folder, flyer with all the info and warranty card. The casino stripe bracelet is inspired to the numbers of the roulette wheel and it is delivered with a casino chip gadget~19.jpg

18 August 2018

STAR WARS X JAM HOME MADE JEWELRY COLLECTION Jam Home Made makes collaborating with some of the world’s top brands look so easy. Following joint work with BAPE, CONVERSE, Stussy, and New Era, the Japanese accessory brand now snags the iconic Star Wars movie franchise for their latest Jewelry Collection. Including character-themed rings and bracelets, the pieces need little introduction, but Master Yoda’s lightsaber bracelet and a trio of droid bead bracelets are clear stand-outs. The drop is also finished off with a Stormtrooper-embossed premium leather wallet with a wrap-around silver zipper and a bracelet with three lightsaber hilts~18.jpg

17 August 2018

NYX WONDER STICK UNIVERSAL LIGHT NEUTRAL WITH SHIMMER is our ultimate dynamic duo: One side for a brilliant highlight, the other for a sleek contour. Now available in two more highly pigmented color combinations! Each couple is creamy as can be, which allows for beautiful blending. Available in six color-coordinated shade pairings~17.jpg

15 August 2018

ON-OFF BEDSIDE LAMP WITH CREATIVE GRAVITY SENSOR The light body itself is a switch. It can be easily turned on /off according to the side it slides to with the built in gravity sensor. Compact, decent and space-saving, this creative lighting is also handy for any urgent condition. The body and the base are made of high quality HIPS and ABS respectively. With four rounded corners, compared to other ordinary night lights, it offers a more comfortable hand feeling and higher impact resistance. Integrated with aesthetics, science and technology, it can function as a night light, bedside lamp and emergency light. There is a brightness-adjustment switch for the high light, soft light and shutdown. The high light is appropriate for the night reading, while the soft light is perfect for your sweet dream. Just adjust it to your preference~15.jpg

14 August 2018

PUNKT MP 01 BASIC MOBILE PHONE The operating system is refreshingly down-to-earth. No app icons, animations, or special effects vying for your attention. The phone is without the internet, which makes it easy on the eye when you’re using it, and easy to put away when you’ve finished with it. Most basic phones on the market reuse old-fashioned technology and design, and are sold on price alone. The MP01 is made in small production runs using top-grade components, and leaves that noughties retro-look behind. It’s an object of real beauty and style, both inside and out. Charge a smartphone once or twice a day. Charge the MP01 every now and then. Crystal-clear audio, Gorilla Glass screen, and a tough, glass-fibre reinforced body treated with the same finishing processes used by manufacturers of professional camera equipment. The MP01 is something that you buy and you keep. It’s more than just currently ‘up-to-date’ – it’s timeless~14.jpg

13 August 2018

PHAIDON WALLPAPER* CITY GUIDE SYDNEY & WALLPAPER* CITY GUIDE BARCELONA Your passport to global style, Wallpaper* City Guides present an insider’s checklist of all you need to know about the world’s most intoxicating cities. Under slick Pantone covers, these pocket-sized travel bibles unearth the hippest nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the coolest retail, the most influential art galleries and cultural spaces, the best in local design and the contemporary architecture that defines a city. Perfectly sized for travel, discreet and easy to use, so you don’t feel like a tourist, these books are ideal for either extended breaks or business trips. They are rigorously researched, and curated by an extensive network of experts, from in-house editors to in-the-know local correspondents. The series now covers more than 100 dynamic destinations.
● Focus on architecture, design, luxury and style;
● 55 stunning original colour photographs;
● A unique barometer of the contemporary scene;
● Eight main chapters with 11,000 words of insight;
● A map colour-coded by the hippest neighbourhoods~13.jpg

12 August 2018

HELLO KITTY X JAM HOME MADE JEWELRY COLLECTION Hello Kitty amassed a huge following in its home country and overseas, en route to becoming a global marketing phenomenon. Now synonymous with Japan’s “kawaii” culture, the fictional character even boasts collaboration with some of streetwear’s finest, including BAPE, UNDERCOVER and Stussy just to name a few. Accessories manufacturer JAM HOME MADE is the latest to link up with Hello Kitty, but their joint offering may not be as “kawaii” as you’d think. This capsule range is comprised of a skull head pendant and ring, featuring the character’s iconic red bow and yellow nose~12.jpg

11 August 2018

NIVEA MICELLAIR SKIN BREATHE EXPERT MAKE-UP REMOVER
Discover the power of the new nivea micellair skin breathe expert make-up remover for long-lasting, waterproof make-up and mascara.
No rubbing, no rinsing, no perfume and no residues. For sensitive skin.
The refreshing bi-phase formula of the new nivea micellair skin breathe expert make-up remover with the unique micellair complex and black and green tea extract works like a magnet to efficiently catch stubborn, long-wearing and waterproof make-up & mascara without leaving residue on your skin. No rinsing & no rubbing. For beautiful eye lashes and healthy looking skin that can breathe again. The formula enriched with black tea, known for its soothing properties, is suitable for all skin types. For clean, healthy looking, beautiful skin~08.jpg

10 August 2018

NIVEA COCONUT LIP BUTTER LIP CARE NIVEA Lip Butter Coconut melts into your lips to provide them with intensive moisture and 12-hour care. Our unique formula provides long-lasting care with the delicious aroma of coconut. Enjoy the feeling of sensationally soft lips with a beautiful silky gloss. Enriched with shea butter and almond oil our formula intensively moisturises and protects lips from drying out. Our lip butter has a tropical coconut aroma for a delicious fragrance and taste~10.jpg

9 August 2018

CRÈME DE LA MER ULTRARICH CREAM Born from the sea, the legendary Crème de la Mer has the power to transform the skin. In a short time, firmness improves, lines, wrinkles and the look of pores become less visible, skin looks virtually ageless. Even the driest complexions are renewed and rejuvenated. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth, the heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, skin is immersed in moisture, sensitivities soothed, radiance restored. Application: The Miracle Broth in Crème de la Mer is suspended in an extraordinary formula. The secret to activating its renewing power and enjoying its profound benefits lies in a soothing ritual. Crème de la Mer must be warmed for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then pressed gently into the skin. When aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber was burned in a laboratory accident, he went on a crusade to restore his skin. What began as one man’s journey became a transformative experience that would be whispered about all over the world. Inspired by the healing energies of the sea, Huber fermented nutrient-rich kelp with other natural ingredients. 12 years and 6,000 experiments later, his Miracle Broth™ was born – and Huber’s skin visibly restored. Word of Dr. Huber’s perfected formula spread, captivating new devotees. Their healing journey was just beginning~09-1.jpg

8 August 2018

MAYBELLINE GIGI HADID EYE CONTOUR PALETTE WARMER COLOR TONES Gigi Hadid Eye Contour Palette creates a natural eye contour look in four easy steps. Must-have beauty essential to create Gigi’s natural eye-contoured makeup look. This limited edition East Coast Glam Collection palette creates a natural contour that defines, deepens, and widens eyes~08.jpg

7 August 2018

LOFREE DIGIT WIRELESS RETRO INSPIRED MECHANICAL NUMBER PAD & CALCULATOR Digit was created with a unique retro design with fun features. This time, we reinvented the number pad by combining it with a calculator: by swapping the mechanical switches with Bluetooth, Digit becomes the most intuitive pad to type with and is super portable. it will transform your working experience and bring a refreshing look and feel on your desk set. Digit number pad easily supports Windows, IOS and Android. with Bluetooth integrated, you can connect it wirelessly with all devices such as keyboard, pad or phone. Digit only weighs 200g which is makes it easy to carry wherever you go. With its pocket size, you can use Digit anywhere, anytime with simplicity. The Digit has both beauty and brains. Do your calculations and type the number with the best key tactile feel. The calculator can do all the basic calculation that you need. With it’s eye-catching physical features and practical functionalities, the Digit is the only calculator you’ll ever want~07.jpg

5 August 2018

 

NITEIZE CINCH-A-LOT™ STRETCH STRAP is a grippy, stretchy silicone strap equipped with a polycarbonate S-Biner MicroLock and a split ring to keep keys and other small items connected to each other and/or to you. The soft silicone strap can slide over your wrist, wrap around your water bottle, or be snugged around small items by using the cinch slider to keep them attached to your keys. The included S-Biner Microlock allows for quick connection between the strap and split ring, making it an ideal place to keep keys to which you need frequent access, or for key-holding when you need to be hands free.
● Adjustable silicone stretch strap with cinch slider;
● Includes 3/4″ stainless steel split ring + S-Biner MicroLock;
● S-Biner MicroLock has polycarbonate body with stainless steel gates;
● S-Biner MicroLock holds up to three keys;
● Simple twist-to-lock Microlock S-Biner;
● Dimensions: 22mm x 154mm x 16mm;
● Weight: 14g~05

 

4 August 2018

RECHARGE CLASS DOUBLAR ADJUSTABLE MASSAGE TOOL The Doublar’s versatility will work wonders on your spine, shoulders, buttocks, legs and chest. Adjust the balls’ positions to accurately pinpoint the tender spots in your muscles. Use the cord to help you move easily over the balls as you release. Place one or both balls between you and the wall or floow, and let gravity work its magic. Re+ tools have been developed over several years of prototyping and testing. They are all designed and manufactured in Australia with specific features and high quality materials. Ball size: 6.2cm~04.jpg

3 August 2018

MERRY PEOPLE BOBBI GUMBOOT MUSTARD YELLOW & BLACK Whether you’re headed to a music festival, taking the dog for a walk on the beach, or trudging through the mud to your kid’s sports game – you want to look good. But you want to feel good too. Days of sacrificing comfort for style are far behind you, and good riddance! The Bobbi gumboot lets you take part in any activity, in any environment – and do it in both comfort and style. Perfect paired with skinnies, or a mini – the Bobbi comes in a range of colours to match your style and individuality. And no matter what environment you put them through, these low-maintenance warriors stay looking perfect with just a quick wipe of a cloth. And before you say ‘but gumboots are cold and hard on my feet!’ – get this… Made with natural rubber and a neoprene lining (spongey wetsuit material), our best-selling boots are designed with arch support for utmost comfort. We’ve put the Bobbi through its paces too, testing it to minus 15 to make sure it keeps your toes toasty-warm~03.jpg

2 August 2018

TASCHEN THE GUTENBERG BIBLE OF 1454 The printing press has been called the greatest invention of the second millennium. Published in Mainz around 1454, the Gutenberg Bible was the first major Western publication to be printed with movable metal type, ushering in a whole new age of knowledge distribution through mass-produced books. Before Gutenberg, woodcut printing and early forms of movable type printing had been mastered in Asia, but had yet to reach Europe. Instead, each book had to be copied by hand in a long, labor-intensive process. Not only did Gutenberg’s innovation of mechanical movable type significantly speed up production without sacrificing quality, it irreversibly enriched public knowledge, pioneering mass communication and allowing people to access ideas and participate in discussions like never before. When it comes to radical revolutions in media, the Gutenberg Bible is up there with the Internet. This facsimile edition derives from one of the very few surviving complete vellum Latin originals worldwide; the Göttingen Library edition, one of the most valuable books in the world, listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World program. All 1,282 pages of this artistic and technological masterwork are included, along with a companion book written by Stephan Füssel, Gutenberg-Chair at Mainz University, introducing Gutenberg, his transformative influence, and two important documents of the time: the Göttingen Model Book which was used to illuminate the Göttingen Library edition and the only surviving notary document by Ulrich Helmasperger, which records the history of this unique invention and its product, the Gutenberg Bible~02.jpg

1 August 2018

TRANGIA MESS ALUMINIUM TIN WITH LID AND HANDLE This durable aluminum mess tin is a lightweight and compact container comes with a lid and a foldable, sturdy rubber handle. It is a great item to store or carry your survival and outdoor supplies! The Trangia Mess Tin can also be used as a cooking or baking container, a scraper or shovel, and can easily be used as a plate, pot, bowl, or cup.
● Small,convenient aluminum tin;
● Tight-fitting lid;
● Foldable rubber handle;
● Made in Sweden~01.jpg