Sunday, March 14, 2010

The one on dark side, save the planet

Promotional images by Germain for the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour. You'll find a desktop wallpaper of nature-loving Vader at the link. Via.

historic U.S. event death totals

Visual graph comparing historic U.S. event death totals to Haiti's devastating lost to help better understand that Haiti truly needs our help. [via Moch ]

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Germain by India Mahdavi

photo © Derek Hudson // Image Courtesy of Germain, Paris
Boulevard St Germain, located at 25/27 of the rue de Buci. Germain,opened by Thierry Costes, a connoisseur of resto-business activities and run successfully since May 2009 alongside other restaurants and cafes owned by the Costes brothers, the Café Germain offers an alternative to the traditional Parisian brasserie. The café Germain offers today to its customers a mix of different elements and influences both in terms of its atmosphere and cuisine. At a first glance the interior of the ground floor becomes reminiscent of the past conveying to you a 70’s mood. Vibrant colors, mainly reds and yellows often accompanied by contrary blacks, vector patterns on the furniture and carpets and a full surface black-white check board-patterned floor makes you feel as if you are in a retro dining room of the 1970’s era. As far as the cost is concerned, prices range from €30-45 a la carte, which is regarded as a medium-cost restaurant for the Paris standards. Of course everything depends on personal opinions and tastes. but a trendy restaurant carrying a worth-seeing piece of art is something that does not happen everyday.
Yasmine Hottary for Yatzer

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Amazing Retro Program Covers for the 2010 BAFTA Awards

Graphic designer Tavis Coburn designed the program covers for this year’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards, and they’re retro-cool!

ZAHA HADID at Palazzo della Ragione/ Padua // ITALY

A major retrospective of the works of Zaha Hadid Architects will be displayed at salone of Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy. ZAHA HADID RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITIONAT THE PALAZZO DELLA RAGIONE, PADUA, ITALYBARBARA CAPPOCHIN BIENNALE, 4TH EDITION,photo © Fabrizio Marchesi //

The Design Circus exhibition

The Design Circus exhibition, located at Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (Fine Arts Circle), holds some of the finest gems of made-in-Spain Industrial Design in a nostalgic and poetic circus environment. Organized by the DDI (State Agency for Development of Design and Innovation) and designed by the amazing CuldeSac™, it constitutes the perfect setting for the playful display of creative inspiration.
The extraordinary Spanish design featured in the Design Circus range from furniture, textiles and illumination, to shoes and jewellery, their sparkle and originality enhanced by the spectacular environment. (via yatzer)

Andreia Chaves Footwear Concepts

The amazing footwear concepts of Andreia Chaves. Chaves created a range of wildly geometric shoes from unconventional materials. The rest of Andreia Chaves’ work is just as interesting, a collection of footwear concepts truly on the cutting edge of fashion. We’re excited for future concepts from Ms. Chaves. [via

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Barcelona

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has recently opened their first European hotel. The interior design of the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona that makes this hotel so special. [via thecoolhunter]

Vodaphone Headquarters in Porto, Portugal

Vodaphone has built an architectural wonder as its corporate headquarters. Designed by Barbosa Guimarães Arquitectos.[barbosa-guimaraes via thecoolhunter, photos by ultimasreportagens]

Vík Prjónsdóttir Designer Blankets

The Vík Prjónsdóttir designer blankets are made of 100% Icelandic wool, each weaving a tale of myth and legend about Nordic history. If you’re looking for a high-design fashion for covering up during this cold winter, look no further. [via weheart]

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Stack up your magazines or newspapers and gradually becomes your Stack Chair. £30.65

The Airplane Hangar

The Airplane Hangar by Kolja Clemens of Germany’s MOM.


The Puzzleboard(EURO 20/each board) by design studio OOOMS.