Born in East Germany, grown up in the North, moved to the South for a while, now living in Shanghai and traveling China and Asia to continue my search for the lots and odds of lovely, amazing, bizarre and inspiring things in life, which warm the heart, spark the mind and open the eyes.
“A Boy Named Sue” - Originally a poem by Shel Silverstein, made famous by Johnny Cash, is now a platform created and initiated by Sam and Tania, a lifestyle blogger / food & set stylist and a former financial specialist.
The idea of bringing designers and their vision together and combine aesthetics with ethics started at lunch in a cafe in Hong Kong.
The outcome is a beautiful sleek selection of clothes and a webpage to get inspired by.
“Due to mass production people get an overload on products and gadgets, that follow the newest hypes, every season. Most consumer articles are cheap and easily replaceable. Which leads to more consumption and waste of materials. My personal goal is to create products that are beautiful, unique and can withstand time by giving them personal and exclusive qualities.”
Netherlands based Carola Zee creates delicate and harmonious ceramic works with a traditional link to Chinese craftsmanship and typical Chinese items. Since 2007 she is working together with craftsmen in Jingdezhen (in northeastern Jiangxi province), China. Her main focus is laying on the manual production in spite of fast and big changes in economics and industry.
Carola Zee mainly worked as graphic designer, before she moved towards ceramics. This former passion to graphic design is still perceivable in her patterns, ornamentations, her feeling for forms and colours.
beautiful objects and furniture designed by german based Sebastian Herkner (1981).
“Already focusing during his studies on designing objects and furniture merging various cultural contexts, combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw renewed attention to small details.” (Markus Frenzl)
Lindsey Adelman Studio, located in New York City, designs and builds – amongst others – beautiful, hand made light objects. Their objects combining decoration, art and a great love for details and exclusive materials in one piece. The studio was found in 2006 and has been focused on blown glass and brass lighting at first, meanwhile they are also creating jewellery, vessels and tiles by diversifying their materials to e.g. wood, porcelain, gold and stereolithography. Visit the studios homepage and take a look worth it: Wonderful artworks and crafts, nicely shot. And if you should really fall in love with some of the objects: they are even affordable and definitely a good reason to spend money for.
It is hard to overlook these screaming colors or even to scroll further. Inspired by the vitality of Parisian street culture, Françoise Nielly brings fluorescent gaudy contrasts and screaming colours with Oil and knife on canvas. His paintings convey dramatic life force, sometimes they seem to be sad, sometimes they are bubbling over with joy. But always powerful […]