Archive for January, 2017

Lola Gielen, the conceptual thinker behind Ice Crème

Recently graduated from Dutch Academy Eindhoven in 2015, Lola Gielen is a product designer who participated in the last Design Week. As the summer sun is making its come back, we thought it would be interesting to present “Ice Crème”, la “crème de la crème”, to keep you safe under the first rays of light.

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Instagram Illustrators

As well as a place to document your life, or to create a mood board of the things you like, Instagram has become an important and practical platform to show off your work to the rest of the world. For illustrators, the application is an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to buyers, businesses or simply everyday Instagram users who could learn a thing or two from a clever or funny illustration. Here we pick a few of our favourite Instagram illustrator accounts.

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CES 2017: Polaroid develops and digitalises its vintage cameras

Bringing back old designs or objects but giving them a new, modern twist is a trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon. The latest example of this is a new camera by Polaroid, the Polaroid Pop, which was announced by CES (Consumer Electric Show) in Las Vegas, created to celebrate the American company’s 80th anniversary.

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Absolutely breathtaking adventures and landscapes

Escape, adventure, exploration, so many words to talk about a very common and universal desire at the moment: to travel. Instagram accounts about the subject are multiplying and the lifestyle press are always following it. Eldorado illustrates the movement: the magazine approaches the theme with aesthetic through the tales of travellers and a contemplative and sporty vision of nature. In addition to its print version, Eldorado emphasizes its highly sensitive approach by posting perfected videos that you will be watching again and again!

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Apple’s Nostalgic Charging Stand

A trend that is quickly growing at the moment is objects and designs from the 70s and the 80s being used by the millennial generation. The design company Elago has created the perfect charging stand for those who have Apple’s intelligent, multi-tasking watch, as well as those who love vintage paraphernalia.

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Janelle Barone, a combination of manga and comic strips

Faced with the worldwide success of comic strips and manga, drawings and illustration occupy a growing place within the communication and design world, to single out the speech of a brand. Drawing indeed enables us to humanise our way of receiving information, by « humanising » the screen.

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How Make-Up Has Made a Statement in France

Stereotypically, French women prefer the natural look rather than wearing full-face make-up. We learn from satirical books such as ‘How to be Parisian Wherever You Are’ and from French It-Girls like Jeanne Damas and Lou Doillon that a good moisturiser, red lipstick and sometimes a flick of eyeliner is all a girl needs. However, because of the continuous growth of the cosmetic market and the desire of most women wanting to express their individuality, this declaration is becoming less and less true, with make-up also being used as a tool to express one’s personality, almost like a tattoo would.

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