29 December 2011
Thought the Israeli illustrator Noma Bar deserved a post. Enjoy.
18 November 2011
If you can find an uglier logo, go ahead and post it, but I think it will be very hard. xPosted in: logos
13 November 2011
Hey the MLE,
So, the Conran Shop mailed out their Christmas catalogue full of all sorts of stuff I cannot afford. The winner of the best thing I cannot afford is... The La Volière table lamp. You know I have this thing for birds, so it's not surprising. Cute no?
Hi to the family! x
31 October 2011
Hi from Antwerp MLE!
Was a little bit blown away by the Walter Van Beirendonck show at the MoMu (fashion institute/museum) was. It is of course amazing to see his work on the internet. But to get to see the detail, craftsmanship, quality of the fabrics is very exciting.
It is always so refreshing to see a designer actually do something different, that does not look like a predictable page out of GQ or Vogue. Similarly, he tests the limits of beauty and gender, which I love, as he treats both sexes in an truly equal way, which I don't feel many other designers do.
Finally, I love his play with language, it is intelligent, socially aware, witty or just straight up funny.
Talk when I'm back,
xxPosted in: fashion
10 October 2011
Love all your latest posts! And apologies for being out of action for some time.... but now that it's getting cold and dark, I'm starting to settle into hibernation mode, which I look forward to as hanging out at home with Ania with big pots of tea, good music on, and plenty of blog inspirations!
In one of my recent net-wanderings, I came across this great site called Letterheady, which is devoted solely to documenting beautiful letterhead designs. The printed letterhead is pretty much already an outdated piece of communication, but like so many things replaced by new technology, perhaps now it will continue to live on purely as an artform. What used to be a standard business necessity is now blogged about, admired, collected. Not a bad process of evolution! Here are a few that I pulled off the site - I love the diversity, from the ultra-designed Frank Lloyd Wright example, to the surprising subtlety of Marilyn Monroe's, to the ballsy one at the end where the designer humorously advertises himself on the stationery of his client.... hmm, why didn't we think of that? (Or rather, when will we have a client who will let us get away with such things...)
Check out more here:
PS. How is it 10 degrees warmer in London than Stockholm today??