Archive for September, 2013

Stéphanie Radenac’s heartfelt literary design.

France is a country of literary tradition and every year during ‘la rentrée’ we see six hundred new titles emerging on bookstore tables in September. Carefully placed in newsagents, this intake of books is then ranked and distributed by price between October and November. It’s not surprising that French designer Stéphanie Radenac seized this opportunity by incorporating literature into everyday objects.

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Satu Maaranen, prize winner of Première vision 2013

Winner of the Première Vision Grand Jury Prize at the 28th edition of the Festival d’Hyères, Satu Maaranen showed off her collection inspired by land art in the eponymous show, held in Villepinte from the 17th to the 19th of September. Excited about her “Garment in Landscape” collection, we already devoted an article to her last May. This week we met the designer herself before her work is displayed in Galeries Lafayette and in an RA showroom in Paris.

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Retrogaming trend

Faced with an abundance of information on the web, graphic designers are led into being more and more inventive in condensing a message into a single image. And what’s more effective than a logo summarizing complex information?

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Girl skateboards at Colette

The American skateboarding brand Girl Skateboards celebrates its 20 year anniversary with the famous French label Ed Banger Records (known producer of Daft Punk), which is celebrating its 10 years. The result: a collection of 5 boards produced by the label’s skaters and artists: Mariano, Koston, Carrol, Malto and Howard. Being sold for 90 euros on the Parisian concept store Colette’s website, these limited edition boards come with an original soundtrack called ED BANGIRL.

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Louise Vurpas’ embroidered jewellery

Louise Vurpas Jewellery Design is a French jewellery brand, founded in 2010 in Lyon by the designer Louise Vurpas. After studying at the prestigious ‘Haute Ecole d’Arts et de Design’ in Geneva, she dreamt of selling sophisticated jewellery collections made from extraordinary materials and marked with a certain poetry in her Lyon workshop.

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Let’s Café with wi-fi

Riding on a growing business, the Taiwanese Let’s Café just invented the first drinks dispenser where you can customize the foam by integrating your very own photo.

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