lunes, 23 de enero de 2012

martin margiela

It's been a while since he left the fashion industry.
He works with concepts such as deconstructivism, recycle and transformation.
This could apply to fashion and architecture, but there are different ways to achieve them.

Hidding the models face in the runway to make you focuse only in the garments, was a strong well done idea.
But unfurtunately in his architecture trying to work with this same concept (hidding the furniture under white cloth) isn't achieving the "losing the individual characteristics to form one whole unit"  effect that he is trying to, you can still see the form of what is underneath, so he's really not losing anything with this, except maybe a serious work.

 Floating chairs wrapped in white sheets? they are clearly not floating, I can see the big steel rod holding them, and the combination of this two makes them look like ghosts....
 or like the hotel is trying to keep everything clean.

It seems as if he just gave a bunch of ideas and somebody else developed them, and isn't that what has been happening to his house?
I don't see the carefull details I see in his collections and there is way more architecture in his clothes and shoes than in his actual architecture.

jueves, 19 de enero de 2012


"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead." 
Charles Bukowski

martes, 17 de enero de 2012


I`m not into rings, or accesories at all.
But these made by WOOD are awesome.
Handmade rings with sterling silver pieces, laser cut, and joined through a pivot.

The second one is my favorite, which one is yours?

leather pants

lunes, 16 de enero de 2012


This reminds me of the movie "Up"

and this of the avant garde architectural team of the 1960`s "archigram"

paintings by Amy Casey

viernes, 13 de enero de 2012



Typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects all together in this work.

From Yulia Brodskaya.

kai table

Puzzle like table with secret compartments, designed by japanese designer Naoki Hirakos.

It may look like just a table but see what happens once you start moving it.

It's filled with secret drawers, sliding and folding panels.
Great for reduced spaces, maybe the only thing this is missing is turning into a bed?
It could happen you know.

lunes, 9 de enero de 2012


I've been having my eyes on this book for some time now.
Actually my first post in this blog was about the zigzag chair from Rietveld, I wanted to do one for me and the plans come in this book.

Rietveld was one of the leading figure in th De Stijl movement.
Their goal was to simplify and abstract architecture and painting, by using only vertical, horizontal lines and planes in different depths.
They used the primary colors red, blue and yellow, and the three primary values, black, white and grey.

There are differente version of this chair.
But this one with color is quite interesting, as you can see the parts of the chair are grouped and have a color, in order to read it as different planes.

I'll explain more tomorrow!

viernes, 6 de enero de 2012


Hi! Its been so long since I've had the oportunity to write here but now that vacations are over, and I'm finally back to work, I`ll be spending more time posting!

I wanted to show you this store that I found some time ago.
On the holidays, I washed my hands with one of this products and remebered how cool it was.

It's an installation for the Aesop brand at the I.T hysan store by Cheungvogl architects.

The inspiration for this was a black and white image with lanterns floating.
They used resin boxes and steel rods, placed at varying heights and depths.
Beautiful isn't it?

Amazing how they really respect the concept, this boxes do look like thay are floating and moving at their own pace!