During a shopping spree in Sydney, the author rediscovers Moleskine hardcover notebooks at Milligram. He appreciates the notebook’s perfect blend of design and function, symbolizing durability, facilitating writing as a therapeutic and creative practice, and invoking nostalgia for the traditional art of writing.
To elevate holiday dinners, consider products like Gibson Home Rockaway’s stylish dinnerware, the uniquely designed Silverware Set Limited Edition, KooK’s versatile pasta bowls, and the artisanal SPEShh Acacia wooden serving trays. Other options include cotton napkins, a Le Creuset gravy boat and premium cheese knives.
Marco Acerbis, a stalwart in architecture and design, carved a unique career path beginning with prestigious Foster+Partners, before starting an independent, Italian practice. A proponent for interdisciplinary design, Acerbis promotes sustainability and uses advanced technology, shaping the landscape of modern design.
Fiskars Original Orange-Handled Scissors, introduced in 1967, merges ergonomic design and quality with a distinctive design. These versatile, high-grade stainless steel scissors offer exceptional precision, durability, and comfort, particularly for smaller hands. They have a lifetime warranty and are a recognized design icon globally.
Fausta Cavazza’s Parola Telephone was a groundbreaking design that changed the way people thought about telephones. It was made out of Santoprene, a soft substance developed by Monsanto that resists scratches and dirt. It was an instant hit with consumers and was a symbol of innovation and creativity. Cavazza patented the design in 1979 and 1982, and established her own company to manufacture it.
The arrangements of flowers offer far more than a pattern employing flowers and foliage neatly distributed in an appropriate container.
Not only is it a form of relaxation, but flower arrangement reawakens an awareness of nature upon which a philosophy – that of restraint and simplicity — is based.
The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.
Jules Cheret was a French painter who became a master of Belle Epoque poster art. Over the course of his long life, Cheret produced more than 1000 posters. His extravagantly colourful designs were used to regularly promote upcoming theatre productions. He is regarded as the father of the modern poster.
German-born, Tschichold is one of the most outstanding and influential typographers of the 20th century, He cleared away the old typography of pre-1925 and made room for a modern, structured and regulated new typography. His work is characterised by rigorous structure, asymmetrical placement of contrasting elements, and layouts based on horizontal and vertical underlying grids.
Within 15 Minutes – The average time between twins when they are born Alma Haser has always found identical twins fascinating, as do most people. It is the incredible realisation that there are two versions of the exact same person, hard to tell apart, unless they wear different clothes or hairstyles…