Flower design – Twillas Tiny Treasures http://twillastinytreasures.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:06:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://twillastinytreasures.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-1.png Flower design – Twillas Tiny Treasures http://twillastinytreasures.com/ 32 32 Floral Design Basics: Large Event Centerpiece https://twillastinytreasures.com/floral-design-basics-large-event-centerpiece/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:38:39 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/floral-design-basics-large-event-centerpiece/ Presented by The Chattery: Elevate your next event by learning how to create a large-scale elevated centerpiece. Build a stunning arrangement using a variety of branches, large flowers and other elements as Katy gives a step-by-step guide to bringing this concept to life. Note: Masks are optional. All supplies included. Each participant will leave with […]]]>

Presented by The Chattery:

Elevate your next event by learning how to create a large-scale elevated centerpiece. Build a stunning arrangement using a variety of branches, large flowers and other elements as Katy gives a step-by-step guide to bringing this concept to life.

Note: Masks are optional. All supplies included. Each participant will leave with a beautiful arrangement and a vase to keep!

Closing of the ticket office on June 28 at 12 p.m.

About the teacher:

Katy Billings started BloomHeart Flower Co. in 2019 out of love for flowers. A salesperson by trade, Katy was keen to use her creativity differently than before. Entering her third year in business, Katy loves seeing how a single flower can brighten someone’s day. BloomHeart is an online-only florist offering personal, subscription, and small event flowers in Chattanooga and area. BloomHeart is the first florist to offer the Bloom from the Heart program. The recipient of a BloomHeart order receives an extra flower to give to someone else. It’s a fun way to spread joy through flowers. Katy currently creates in her studio in St Elmo. Katy lives in St. Elmo with her husband and three fur babies, a chocolate lab, Roux, and two cats, Jax and Grace.

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Planners praise proposed mall design https://twillastinytreasures.com/planners-praise-proposed-mall-design/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 23:40:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/planners-praise-proposed-mall-design/ Surgit Singh appeared before the Ceres Planning Commission on Monday and received unanimous approval to develop a five-building, 3.3-acre shopping center on the northeast corner of Mitchell Road and Roeding Road. Singh gained approval on his Provisional Acquisition Plot Map (VTPM) by creating three commercial lots from two existing plots. A conditional use license was […]]]>

Surgit Singh appeared before the Ceres Planning Commission on Monday and received unanimous approval to develop a five-building, 3.3-acre shopping center on the northeast corner of Mitchell Road and Roeding Road.

Singh gained approval on his Provisional Acquisition Plot Map (VTPM) by creating three commercial lots from two existing plots. A conditional use license was also approved by the commission.

The L-shaped project will face Mitchell Road north of an existing small shopping center and wrap partially behind it. Immediately around the corner is a former strip mall that contains eight businesses, including Liquor King, a flower shop, an Indian store, and a hairdresser.

Singh also offers five commercial buildings totaling 32,287 square feet, which include:

• A building of 8,567 square feet (including 5,567 square feet for restaurant use and the remaining 3,000 square feet designed for businesses/offices);

• Two separate retail/office buildings of 8,520 square feet and 9,600 square feet;

• Two fast food blocks with each building designed for 2,800 square feet and each having drive-thru.

Lead planner James Michaels showed what the project will look like, noting that it involves architecture of varying heights and multiple planes and materials, including horizontal wood paneling and gray stucco.

“Staff believe that the design of these buildings will incorporate attractive, high quality design features that will be readily visible to the public,” said Michaels.

The center will be accessible from Mitchell Road and also Roeding Road and will include 157 parking spaces that meet the city’s parking ratio standard.

“It’s very pretty – it’s an attractive installation,” commented curator Bob Kachel.

Max Garcia of GDR Engineering at Ceres said he was proud of the design and “will make a great centre”. He added that it was refreshing to see someone who wants to build something good in Ceres.

Renee Ledbetter, a Ceres Chamber of Commerce official and local realtor, praised Singh and his representatives “because it’s a beautiful project and something I’m very excited about.”

“It’s been a long time since we’ve had a new development in Ceres and now, with Walmart and the Gateway project, it’s going to be a great addition to the Mitchell Road corridor. And that’s going to make my job a lot easier because I have people calling me every day looking for (commercial) space that we just don’t have in Ceres.

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Design a Reese Witherspoon-approved book nook with this Havenly collection https://twillastinytreasures.com/design-a-reese-witherspoon-approved-book-nook-with-this-havenly-collection/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:00:23 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/design-a-reese-witherspoon-approved-book-nook-with-this-havenly-collection/ If you are a book lover, designing your dream book nook just got a whole lot easier and more stylish. Bibliophile, actress and designer Reese Witherspoon has teamed up with interior design firm Havenly for the 2022 Reading Room Collection, which features everything you need for a beautiful and cozy reading space in Southern style […]]]>

If you are a book lover, designing your dream book nook just got a whole lot easier and more stylish. Bibliophile, actress and designer Reese Witherspoon has teamed up with interior design firm Havenly for the 2022 Reading Room Collection, which features everything you need for a beautiful and cozy reading space in Southern style contemporary of Reese. Reese’s Book Club, which Witherspoon founded to bring great stories to light, has guided the curation of book nook essentials like pillows, blankets, reading lamps and wallpaper.

Reese Witherspoon Havenly Interior Design Collection

Reese Witherspoon Havenly Interior Design Collection

Reese Witherspoon Havenly Interior Design Collection

The Reese’s Book Club x Havenly collection is the first in a planned multi-year partnership between Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s media company, and interior design platform Havenly. Over 100 items ranging in price from $50 to $1,120, so you can create the perfect place to get lost in a book. Ideally, your book nook would be in a hidden spot like the corner of a room or near a window, and include a soft ergonomic chair, side table, lamp, and bookshelf.

Standouts from the collection include the super comfortable-looking Hannah Swivel Chair in cream, which features wraparound arms reminiscent of a warm hug, and the Annotate Floor Lamp, an elegant brass fixture at just the right height. Mix and match these pieces with items like the Chapter Ottoman, which comes in a playful cheetah print, and one of many textured blankets. Keep a glass of wine, a candle and your current readings on the Index Cocktail table. The Sequel bookcase offers the perfect space to show off your collection of the day.

A pillow and blanket from the Reese Witherspoon Havenly Design collection

A pillow and blanket from the Reese Witherspoon Havenly Design collection

Fun print wallpapers include ‘Lemon’, ‘Floral Leaves’, ‘Faded Dream’ and ‘Dot Shell’, all available in three different colors. You can get each of them in a peel and stick version or a traditional glue-on application, depending on whether you want the look to be permanent or easy to change. They are a great way to tie the design of your corner into the space around it.

“We are thrilled to partner with Reese’s Book Club to celebrate book lovers and bring a new category to our design offerings,” said Lee Mayer, CEO and co-founder of Havenly. “We are both fully female-led teams and are committed to serving the female/female identification community to advance the mission that women can lead their lives while taking a break for themselves. .”

Wallpaper and Ottoman by Reese Witherspoon Havenly Design Collection

Wallpaper and Ottoman by Reese Witherspoon Havenly Design Collection

Chair and Table from Reese Witherspoon Havenly Design Collection

Chair and Table from Reese Witherspoon Havenly Design Collection

“This partnership is uniquely focused on creating a more productive and positive type of self-care based on relaxation, comfort and accessibility. Heavenly is the go-to destination for those looking for design, inspiration and product recommendations for the home, and we’re thrilled to partner with Reese’s Book Club to make it fun for book lovers to reimagine the space where they enjoy what they love most—reading.”

Havenly is an online interior design service that makes expert design accessible to everyone, no matter where you live or the size of your budget. They will connect you with a network of professional, screened and trained interior designers who can create custom designs to suit your needs and personal style. You can start designing your own space on Havenly.com or the Havenly app.

The post Designing a Reese Witherspoon-Approved Book Corner With This Havenly Collection first appeared on Dornob.

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When interior design meets fashion https://twillastinytreasures.com/when-interior-design-meets-fashion/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 17:09:28 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/when-interior-design-meets-fashion/ Interior design as a business and a creative practice is experiencing a renaissance unparalleled probably since the Renaissance, when people radically reassessed their ideas of public and private urban spaces as well as diverging functional needs for places to live. , work and leisure. . The global COVID-19 lockdowns have upended centuries of “common sense” […]]]>

Interior design as a business and a creative practice is experiencing a renaissance unparalleled probably since the Renaissance, when people radically reassessed their ideas of public and private urban spaces as well as diverging functional needs for places to live. , work and leisure. . The global COVID-19 lockdowns have upended centuries of “common sense” about organizing shared spaces around daily activities. A house transformed into everythingoffice, gym, quiet study and noisy entertainment center, industrial grade food warehouse, childcare program and place of worship. It became clear that the new normal was overdue for a major overhaul. The once-niche market is expected to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate of 8% to reach an annual valuation of $255 billion within five years. The next generation of in-demand interior designers and architects will be informed by the post-pandemic vision of co-working and co-living, in style.

Fashion may be fifth element drive a holistic approach to interior design based on cultural diversity and environmental sustainability. Additionally, interior design and fashion share a natural fascination with unique textures, shapes, colors and pushing the boundaries of functionality. Commerce, style and personal space regularly merge. The equestrian craftsmen of Hermès first started selling scarves. Then US department stores introduced clothing and kitchenware as a unique shopping experience. Then Giorgio Armani launched his iconic hotels, resorts and restaurants. Then Ralph Laurent rebranded a fashion brand into a lifestyle platform and social movement. Young global design stars like Harry Nuriev are now seamlessly merging interior design, fashion, politics and the proverbial kitchen sink.

Previously, I looked at schools that were pushing fashion forward. Let’s now explore the main international institutions at the intersection of interior design and style. Here are six academic institutions at the forefront of creativity and design:

Aalto UniversityHelsinki, Finland

Sustainability is not a buzzword in Scandinavia. It has been an evolutionary way of life for centuries. The #AaltoUniversity programs in architecture, landscape and interior design are based on the know-how of generations of enthusiasts passionate about co-creation and co-habitation with nature. “Architecture is technical and artistic; it is a social art and also a clever science. The manifesto rings true as ever.

Founded in 1871, a craft training program has grown to become one of the largest Nordic design institutions. It is now named in honor of Alvar Aalto, a Finnish architect and designer whose seminal work includes furniture, textiles, glassware and sculptures. To understand Aalto’s impact on the interior design industry, check out a retrospective of his pieces, then browse any IKEA catalogue… Meanwhile, Helsinki is becoming a center of creative economy vanguard for the Nordic region. The Design Museum recently celebrated the innovative history of Finnish design with the Privacy exhibition linking artisanal heritage with wearable technology. Sustainable design thrives on the shores of the Baltic.

Art University AcademySan Francisco, California

Founded in 1929, this institution has become synonymous with the legendary Bay Area art scene. Nearly a century later, the institution remains true to its original motto. “Built by artists for artists.” Such a commitment to the spirit of collaboration may still seem to many Ahead of its time. Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Elisa Stephens, it became one of the few American universities to offer fully realized online education programs long before the pandemic. The school of interior architecture and design benefits from its proximity to Silicon Valley. It not only provides insight into the hottest wishes of potential customers and successful start-ups, but also provides access to the latest technological know-how, including testing new tools and applications within the framework exclusive partnerships. (Disclosure: I served as Director of Fashion Journalism program at the Academy of Art University from 2015 to 2019).

For example, a brand new virtual design course is being held in conjunction with Gravity Sketch, a pioneering 3D design program that breaks down the boundaries between design, games, architecture, space exploration and a host of next domains knowing the metaverse. Being an early adopter of next-gen technology often results in priority internship and job opportunities for alumni. Meanwhile, the city itself offers plenty of opportunities for immersive style education, from people-watching in trendy neighborhoods to cutting-edge museum exhibits such as Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy. at the Legion of Honor and Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love at deYoung. Even tackling the theory is practical here!

Scuola Politecnica di DesignMilano, Italy

Ciao from a high style place that needs no introduction. Founded in 1954, the same year as iconic luxury brand Valentino, #SPDMilano has been at the forefront of translating the coveted consumer Made in Italy ethos in the world of interior design, product and automotive design. Italian designers were among the first to embrace the company’s conceptual shift from selling consumer goods to curating consumer lifestyles. Missoni, Fendi, Versace and others branched out into home textiles, tableware, bedding and furnishings long before it became an expected standard. With courses available in English, students navigate their way through the rigors of design studies, dolce vita style. Being in Milan also means having access not only to Milan Fashion Week, but also to some of the most influential interior design shows in Europe. Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week alone attract hundreds of thousands of industry professionals from around the world to experience the latest from over 30,000 exhibitors. To imagine this as a resource for your homework!

ICS College of ArtsTokyo, Japan

The first and only interior design school in Japan was established in 1963 as “Interior Center School” by architects Takeo Amito and Junpei Nakamura. It takes the mentoring system approach to learning that focuses on the relationship between mentors and apprentices. A partnership with Middlesex University in London enables students to receive international degrees. Japan introduced several influential interior design concepts to the world such as kintsugi that honors the beauty of imperfections with gold or bonsai and ikebana who engage with trees and flowers in a meditative way.

Let’s not forget the Marie Kondo storage revolution either! While recent Tokyo fashion headlines have featured Olympic uniforms, the city’s impact on the global fashion imagination is unparalleled. From the historic creativity of Kenzo Takada, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto to the revolutionary influence of cosplay and the fashion metaverse to how the arts and urbanity continue to shape legendary spaces like the Harajuku district. #ICSCollegeofArts puts you at the center of this dynamic mix of tradition and potential.

Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and ArtRamat Gan, Israel

One of the largest design education institutions in the Middle East, #Shenkar was founded in 1970. Its Design of buildings and interior environments program combines an in-depth study of engineering (under extreme environmental conditions) and a deep dive into social dynamics (no less extreme). With historic roots in textile design, this school has been successfully weaving the future of the creative industries for decades. Preserving ancient craftsmanship in design goes hand in hand with exploring the latest in 3D printing, laser cutting and virtual modeling. It also helps that Israel has placed fashion and the arts at the heart of its cultural diplomacy strategy.

Its main fashion platforms – Fashion Week Tel Aviv and Kornit Fashion Week – prioritize diversity, technology and accessibility. The same three principles apply to sustainable goals for 21st century interior design and architecture. As more and more people change their perspective to identify as more spiritual, this development will impact our use of personal and public spaces. It could be a fascinating opportunity to learn what designing for the future could mean in a place sacred to billions of believers in all three Abrahamic traditions. This is where the challenges of climate change meet the opportunities for social change most dynamically.

Abu Dhabi UniversityAbu Dhabi, UAE

Few places in the world have experienced such rapid and profound urban transformation as the United Arab Emirates. In a few decades, it has become a global phenomenon with major architectural monuments and a dynamic fintech hub. Established in 2003, #AbuDhabiUniversity has played a vital role in ensuring the long-term success of these initiatives. Its interior design program is rooted in key strengths: maverick engineering, startup ambition, multiculturalism. The student body engages with leading professionals from across the MENA region and beyond while drawing on the great continuing legacy of Arab architecture and interior design led by Zaha Hadid, Bernard Khoury, Ammar Khammash and many others.

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Hard to imagine going past the Louvre and Guggenheim as design research destinations, and here these institutions come to you via iconic outposts, as global culture is the cornerstone of Abu Dhabi’s development goals. By diving into your studies, you can also explore whether there are conceptual and practical links between the global phenomenon of modest fashion and humble architecture Where conscious architecture. The world is full of connections waiting to be discovered and shared.

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New series of designer collaborations to showcase Australian talent https://twillastinytreasures.com/new-series-of-designer-collaborations-to-showcase-australian-talent/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 23:16:38 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/new-series-of-designer-collaborations-to-showcase-australian-talent/ Australian commercial flooring design house Signature Studio is launching a capsule of exclusive flooring collections designed by some of Australia’s most talented artists and designers. Signature Studio is part of the commercial division of Signature Floors, proudly Australian owned and operated, renowned for creating beautiful flooring solutions for over 30 years, including large-scale projects such […]]]>

Australian commercial flooring design house Signature Studio is launching a capsule of exclusive flooring collections designed by some of Australia’s most talented artists and designers.

Signature Studio is part of the commercial division of Signature Floors, proudly Australian owned and operated, renowned for creating beautiful flooring solutions for over 30 years, including large-scale projects such as the illustrious hotel Sydney Intercontinental, Novotel Sydney Airport and many Travelodges and Rydges. local.

Signature Studio’s Designer Collaboration series will see its team of textile designers work alongside creatives to translate designs into appropriate textile form, bring creations to life, and produce unique flooring for the architecture and design community. inside.

The first installment of the Designer Collaboration series will see the innovative flooring specialists collaborate with Melbourne-based independent fashion designer Megan Park.

Loved for her fashion designs, Megan Park brings her timeless and romantic aesthetic to create her own Signature Flooring Series. Renowned in the fashion world for fusing Parisian chic, a love for Victorian beading and a bohemian wanderlust to her designs, Megan began her fashion design journey in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her passion eventually led her to participate in London Fashion Week in the late 90s and score spots at prestigious department stores such as Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Barney’s in New York.

Megan’s understanding of textiles, color and design and her unrivaled experience in the fashion industry transpires in her Designer Collaboration Series collection. Beginning with hand-drawn illustrations and gouache paintings in MP’s studio, the artworks were inspired by nature and in particular the Briar design referencing Australian plants – the fantastical interpretations of the floral blossoms of protea.

More understated than original bespoke designs, tonal flooring colorings are both bold and sympathetic to an interior space.

Talking about the process of creating flooring, Megan says, “It is extremely exciting to see our textile artworks transformed into dynamic rugs and flooring. I’ve always wanted to “think big”, but we’re limited to dress size. There is certainly not this constraint when imagining the design filling the size of a room. It’s a truly collaborative process, forging our illustrative artwork and design sensibilities with the technical savvy of Signature Studio’s design team. What a pleasure it has been to create this capsule collection. As much as we love wearing our designs, I can’t wait to step into a space and see them come to life!”

Megan paints a picture of the ideal setting for her designs, explaining, “I imagine a large reception room, a cozy office, a boutique hotel room. There is a warmth and elegance to the designs that I think I will never tire of.

Speaking about the launch of the Designer Collaboration Series, Anthony O’ Halloran, Director, Signature Floors and Signature Studio explains, “We value design and love being part of the collaborative process when working with designers to achieve incredible results. As an Australian company, we wanted to provide a platform for creatives to work outside of their own mediums and get excited in new ways, teaming up with our highly experienced in-house textile team.

Megan Park’s Designer Collaboration Series is now available to order.

Over the next twelve months, Signature Studio will unveil collaborative designs with an array of Australian designers, including multidisciplinary artist Kate Banazi, design duo Maricor and Maricar Manalo and costume designer Jennifer Irwin.

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This year, Milan Design Week shone brightest through the city’s design institutions https://twillastinytreasures.com/this-year-milan-design-week-shone-brightest-through-the-citys-design-institutions/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 22:23:21 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/this-year-milan-design-week-shone-brightest-through-the-citys-design-institutions/ Nature has also merged with design – from Japanese forest rumination on Calico wallpaper to wilderness projection mapping on Kvadrat textiles. Amidst this impressive array of international designers publishing work this Milan Design Week, nothing compares to the presence of Milan’s own design institutions. And for most regular attendees, these aren’t just the first stops […]]]>

Nature has also merged with design – from Japanese forest rumination on Calico wallpaper to wilderness projection mapping on Kvadrat textiles. Amidst this impressive array of international designers publishing work this Milan Design Week, nothing compares to the presence of Milan’s own design institutions. And for most regular attendees, these aren’t just the first stops of the week, but they’ll be lasting memories.

Alcova

With an experimental design set in the abandoned buildings of the Centro Ospedaliero Militare di Baggio, a former military complex now overrun with plant life, Alcova offered shocking visual collisions and meditative recoveries of space. Founded by Valentina Ciuffi and Joseph Grima, the independent design fair has always presented challenging projects with inherent artistry. This year’s fourth edition was no different. From “Spoken Lines,” a chunky, sculptural textile collaboration between Beni Rugs and Colin King that ran through an airy room, to a stained-glass nook and insect furniture by industrial designer Kickie Chudikova, installations everywhere inspired.

“Spoken Lines”Photo: Courtesy of Mattia Parodi

Furniture by Kickie Chudikova

Photo: Courtesy of Mattia Parodi

Nilufar Gallery

Founded by Nina Yashar in 1979, Nilufar has long been one of the world’s most acclaimed design destinations. Yashar maintains two permanent outposts of the Nilufar: the sprawling Depot gallery on the outskirts of Milan and the centrally located Nilufar Via della Spiga, which clusters objects on several thin interconnected levels. For Milan Design Week, the Depot space has brought together a stunning curation of high-end design, both contemporary and historic, unified by vibrant rugs by Martino Gamper. On one side is an all-pink room wrapped in geometric brass table lamps by Andrés Reisinger. Meanwhile, in the Via della Spiga location, Khaled El Mays unified the maximalist modular seating into a single serpentine display. These are just a few examples of the two collective exhibitions.

A Martino Gamper rug

Photo: Courtesy of Mattia Iotti

The Khaled El Mays exhibition

Photo: Courtesy of Ruy Teixeira

Dimore Milano

Housed in the haze of a shuttered second-floor apartment, Dimore Milano’s dreamlike Forgotten exhibition aimed to mimic the experience of returning to a forgotten home. Inside, hidden smoke machines filled the air with fog and falling petals of dying flowers. Beneath this mysterious texture, each room was punctuated by the lights and opulent furnishings of the design gallery. Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci founded the architecture and design studio Dimore Studio in Milan in 2003. From this practice came Dimore Milano and its highly anticipated exhibitions.

Rossana Orlandi

The eponymous gallery of Milanese art and design icon Rossana Orlandi, founded in 2002, is a meandering wonderland of craftsmanship, collectible design and mind-blowing furniture. In the corridors, in the stairwells and in the corners, visitors were able to experience three exhibitions entitled The Danish House, RO Collectible and Les Amis de RO’s Reveal. From Sé Collection’s forward-looking disco-themed room, dubbed SÉ CHIC, to designer Shaikha Al-Sulaiti’s stool assembled from a deconstructed Birkin bag, the design experience was second to none.

Se Chic

Photo: Courtesy of Andrea Ferrari

Design Triennial Museum

Populating the historic Palazzo dell’Arte, the Triennale Design Museum has had a permanent presence in Milan since 2007, where it continues to honor the immense Italian design contributions as well as those of influential international designers. During Milan Design Week, the Milan Triennale hosted four installations by Mathieu Lehanneur. The French designer used scientific data and satellite images to help visualize forms of environmental crisis. Japanese design studio KOYORI presented five revealing chairs and Italian furniture manufacturer Gufram celebrated 50 years of its twee Cactus collection. This year’s centerpiece, complete with DJ soundtrack, was a partnership with Memphis Milano that featured more than 200 items from Memphis’ colorful post-modern movement founded by Italian Ettore Sottsass.

“Memphis Again”

Photo: Courtesy of Delfino Sisto Legnani and Alessandro Saletta – DSL Studio

Photo: Courtesy of Delfino Sisto Legnani and Alessandro Saletta – DSL Studio

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Ikea Obegränsad turntable and 9 other highlights from Milan Design Week https://twillastinytreasures.com/ikea-obegransad-turntable-and-9-other-highlights-from-milan-design-week/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/ikea-obegransad-turntable-and-9-other-highlights-from-milan-design-week/ After two pandemic disruptions years, Salone del Mobile, one of the most respected design fairs in the world, was back IRL this week in Milan, Italy. WIRED visited booths, booths and exhibitions in search of the most exciting new products, designs and designers. An absolute melting pot of creative talent, Salone del Mobile – think […]]]>

After two pandemic disruptions years, Salone del Mobile, one of the most respected design fairs in the world, was back IRL this week in Milan, Italy. WIRED visited booths, booths and exhibitions in search of the most exciting new products, designs and designers. An absolute melting pot of creative talent, Salone del Mobile – think CES, but for the world of interiors – is transforming the city with pop-ups as domestic global brands and aspiring design grads come together to pitch their ideas under the Italian sun. Difficult gig! But the show forms famous opinions and kicks off design trends. Here’s what caught our attention.

Ikea Obegränsad turntable

Photography: Albin Händig/IKEA

Proof that the vinyl revolution has evolved far beyond audiophile listening rooms, this turntable – its name means “unlimited” in Swedish – was designed in collaboration with electronic music giants Swedish House Mafia. Details remain scarce, but the chunky design will have Bluetooth connectivity as well as analog connectors. Luckily it comes with a cartridge from trusted brand Audio Technica, which should elevate performance beyond bog standard and ensure your records aren’t damaged as can often happen with cheap needles. The turntable will be available in the fall and will launch alongside a series of other music-oriented pieces, including a purpose-built desk to house the music production kit. $ to be determined from Ikea.

CEA Designs Abaco modular bathroom

Photography: Massimo Marcante/IKEA

Save your prison toilet jokes, please, as this is an exceptionally innovative modular bathroom system from Italian company CEA Designs. By combining drain, flush and bidet functions with optional units including shower heads, screens, sinks and taps, the idea is that by having all the jobs in one space ( hidden neatly inside the units), it becomes much easier to outfit a space like a bathroom. Made entirely of hygienic and infinitely recyclable stainless steel, this hard-wearing design features sleek integrated floor lighting, as well as rear-mounted LEDs that illuminate the wall against which it is positioned. Price on request from ECA designs.

Simon Schmitz Lighting DIA Lamp

Photography: IKEA

Based in Hamburg, Germany, Simon Schmitz creates modern sculptural lighting that is both functional and performative. Nowhere is this balance better exemplified than in the monolithic DIA floor lamp. This 1.8 meter high anodized aluminum, steel and glass tower features two powerful 3000K LEDs that can be adjusted to act as downlights, spotlights or both, depending on the environment. atmosphere you are trying to create. Inside the glass tube, two red steel cables conduct electricity between the two LEDs, while providing structural bracing for the entire design. The top-mounted cooling element appears to float in mid-air when the lights are on. $ to be determined from Simon Schmitz.

Krill Design Homeware 3D Printed from Lemons

Photography: IKEA

We caught up with Italian design studio Krill last year when it launched Ohmie, fully compostable lamps, each made from the peel of three juicy Sicilian oranges. The rejected skin is added to a biopolymer base derived from plant starches, which can then be used for 3D printing. However, not content with sticking to a single citrus fruit, the company has now adapted its equipment to use Mediterranean lemons. The first three items made with the bright yellow biopolymer are a magazine rack, a wall clock and, of course, a fruit bowl. Without forgetting its orange origins, Krill has also added two other items to its Ribera collection: Metho, a totemic modular desk organizer, and Hidee, a concave-shaped open vase that makes inserted flower stems disappear. Not only do these items look and smell appealing (yes, each has the natural flavor of the fruit it’s made from), but each product offsets around one kilogram of CO2. $68 (€65) and more at krill design.

Wall light Pierre Murot U1

Pierre Murot is an industrial designer who graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers and the École Boulle in Paris. Her work explores new ways of working with often forgotten natural materials, reusing them in distinct and contemporary ways. At Salone, he was exhibiting a project that sought innovative ways to work with clay, refining the artisanal extrusion process to create modern functional objects. His original research project, carried out on site in a traditional terracotta brickyard in the Dordogne region of France, resulted in a series of pieces including these deceptively simple and richly textured LED wall lights, as well as a collection of modular storage units that remind me of our student days, building shelves out of scaffolding planks and cinder blocks, but with a lot classier. $ to be determined from Pierre Murot

Sideboard Noise Cyryl Zakrzewski

Photography: IKEA

Many of the products on display at Salone 2022 attempt to use recycled plastic to create something aesthetically pleasing. Some efforts are more successful than others, like this piece by Polish designer Cyryl Zakrzewski, who believes that “plastic should now be considered a luxury material.” Looking more like a topological map than living room furniture, Zakrzewski’s 6-foot-long Noise Sideboard is crafted entirely from recycled plastic, which is CNC machined to create its signature waveform panels. Part of the designer’s Continuum collection, the synthetic material – made with the help of Boomplastic, a Polish collective that has created its own injectors and machines to enable efficient plastic recycling on a small scale – is intended to look like plastic. natural stone until you get up close and the true nature of the sideboard structure becomes apparent. $ to be determined from Cyryl Zakrzewski

Prostoria Rostrum and Sabot sofas

Photography: IKEA

Modularity was a big new thing at the show, with countless brands unveiling products that can be adjusted, changed, extended and upgraded to suit your needs and your space. In addition to the Abaco bathroom (see above), we were very impressed with the work of Slovenian furniture brand Prostoria. Working with Benjamin Hubert’s Layer design agency, the company has created two modular sofas – Rostrum and Sabot – both of which can be configured for home and workplaces, and in particular the gray area in between. brought about by the WFH revolution. In addition to being able to adapt the sofas to your space, they can each be equipped with accessories such as electric elements, height-adjustable side tables, ottomans, planters and even screen dividers to create cubicles . $ to be determined from Prostoria

La Pavoni Cellini Evolution coffee machine

While we all love the simplicity and time-saving touchscreen of a modern coffee machine, it’s hard not to fall for the overtly analog charm of this all-Italian La Pavoni coffee machine. Weighing in at 66 pounds and featuring two boilers, the Cellini Evoluzione combines professional-grade components in a home-sized machine, with gloriously tactile dials (redesigned and improved on this new version) and acres of high-grade stainless steel. We got our first look at the new machine behind the scenes at the Smeg booth (which acquired La Pavoni in 2019), and can confirm that this new version is built to take on Rocket Espresso and La Marzocco. $2,464 (£2,000) from Smeg

Baku Circle, Rectangle, Square

Photography: IKEA

There is a touch of levity in Baku Sakashita’s work which emphasizes the importance of artisan form, with naturalistic shapes and materials blending effortlessly with modern functionality. His latest lighting project, three wirelessly charging portable lamps, are sleek, sculptural and wonderfully tactile, with the bulb, wireless charging coils and electronics buried deep within. They are subtle, practical and inventive – three touchstones so often missed when it comes to combining art and technology. $ to be determined from Studio Baku

Mengel dining table

Photography: IKEA

Georg Mengel is a table and chair designer based in Copenhagen, but before that his masters in engineering saw him work in the cement industry. It’s no surprise, then, that he thinks concrete is a versatile, underutilized material outside of construction. So he set out to create concrete furniture inspired by modernist classics and Danish and Japanese design traditions. The problem was that the resulting parts weighed way too much.

Mengel used his engineering skills to experiment with alkali-resistant carbon fiber and glass-reinforced cement to make stronger, thinner slabs with less concrete. As a result, his 7.8-foot-long table weighs 220 pounds, whereas it would weigh 550 pounds if made with traditional materials. “The material used is kept to a minimum, with a minimal footprint-to-impact ratio,” says Mengel. “Plus, it makes the parts ship flat, taking up the least amount of shipping space.” Price on request from M3ng3l.

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[Bespoke Home Life] ① Scalable design from color and culture to full customization – Samsung Newsroom Canada https://twillastinytreasures.com/bespoke-home-life-%e2%91%a0-scalable-design-from-color-and-culture-to-full-customization-samsung-newsroom-canada/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:59:23 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/bespoke-home-life-%e2%91%a0-scalable-design-from-color-and-culture-to-full-customization-samsung-newsroom-canada/ When the Bespoke line was first introduced in 2019, Samsung Electronics wanted to reimagine the role home appliances play in a home, both in appearance and functionality. Achieving this vision meant creating a new range of home appliances that empower consumers to express themselves with inspiring designs, create smarter connected experiences at home, and deliver […]]]>

When the Bespoke line was first introduced in 2019, Samsung Electronics wanted to reimagine the role home appliances play in a home, both in appearance and functionality. Achieving this vision meant creating a new range of home appliances that empower consumers to express themselves with inspiring designs, create smarter connected experiences at home, and deliver sustainable solutions that better protect the planet. .

This 3-part series will showcase how Bespoke has evolved to deliver greater value by expanding the capabilities of home appliances.

As part of the first part of this series, this article will detail the decisions behind the design innovations that have evolved the philosophy of bespoke design, from colors and cultures to true customizations.

Add color and texture to “white goods”

The minimalist Flat Style design philosophy – the theory that simple, clean lines and flush surfaces would be ideal to suit modern interior design – was the driving inspiration behind Bespoke appliances. Such designs could easily fit into any modern kitchen concept, creating a sense of cohesion with the surrounding space. Additionally, customizable facades on the exterior would allow consumers to express themselves through a variety of color options and striking material finishes.

Refrigerators were the first appliances in the Bespoke journey to elevate home appliance designs. Since then Bespoke has expanded to the rest of the home to include a complete kitchen package which now includes ovens, dishwashers and cooktops as well as household and laundry appliances such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines and dryers.

Range of tailor-made products in the EU

It became clear very quickly that the concept of bespoke design resonated with users who wanted their devices to reflect their own tastes, and even the industry took notice. In 2020, the Bespoke refrigerator won NYCxDESIGN awards in the kitchen products category and was selected as the winner at CES 2021, in recognition of Bespoke’s creative use of design to provide users with a way to easily personalize their appliances. . The bespoke devices received a silver award and Best-in-Show honors at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in 2021 and a gold medal at the International Forum (iF) Design Award in 2022.

From its initial launch, the Bespoke product line would expand to more kitchen appliances, then to the rest of the home with living and laundry appliances as well as more color and material options. The team behind Bespoke designs decided that a continuous cycle of new colors for Bespoke appliances would make it easier for users to find the design that best reflects their unique lifestyle.

For users who may find it difficult to decide on home decor, in 2021 Samsung introduced the Bespoke AI Recommendation service in Korea. This service has helped make device design more accessible with the help of AI. Users would upload photos of their homes or designs they liked, and the AI ​​would analyze the images to come up with color recommendations that best match that environment.

As bold as these devices were in a sea of ​​“white goods,” Samsung knew the vision couldn’t be limited to color and material options alone. With Bespoke, true personalization is more than a choice – it’s also about customization.

AI recommendation

From colors to culture

In digging deeper into the Bespoke design vision, Samsung sought to highlight the key identifying factors shared by all Bespoke users – a sense of place across culture. Working with artists from a wide range of disciplines as well as bespoke users themselves, Samsung wanted to reflect cultures around the world in bespoke refrigerator panel designs.

This year, Samsung introduced the Union Jack flag as a new design option for bespoke fridges in the UK, recognizing the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.

In May 2021, Samsung held design competitions on social media in collaboration with designers, including award-winning British interior designer Kelly Hoppen CBE and London designer Yinka Ilori. The competitions were themed around two of the most important passions in cooking: inspiring designs and inspiring food. In Europe, as part of the #BespokeDesignedByYou design challenge, Samsung invited users to share their own unique refrigerator designs based on how Bespoke sparks creativity in the kitchen. In the US, Samsung launched the #BespokeDinnerParty challenge, where users shared their perfect bespoke dinner plans with cocktails, floral arrangements, tableware and dishes inspired by bold bespoke colors.

Before that, many artists participated in the development of Bespoke creations. French illustrator Hérem added European architecture to the design, while American artist Rementer added colorful portraits of diverse communities through the prism of pop art. Danish design company HAY experimented with natural colors inspired by food and American artist Alex Proba expressed his joy and happiness with colorful patterns and shapes inspired by nature.

These design experiences involving artists and users would serve as a prologue to the next evolution of Bespoke designs.

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The next level of bespoke customization

If the use of different colors offers users a way to be expressive and identify with cultures through a sense of belonging, then the next level of bespoke design would be true self-expression. As such, Samsung now offers users a truly expressive bespoke personalization experience from start to finish.

The concept of true Bespoke customization began to take shape with design competitions around the world. The excitement and enthusiasm expressed by participants in these contests inspired the launch of the digital printing service called MyBespoke in the United States.

With MyBespoke, Samsung will arrive at the latest evolution of bespoke design, moving from self-expression through pre-selected options to a truly bespoke personalization experience where users can create their own designs from scratch.

At the start of Bespoke’s design journey, there was a vision to inspire users to personalize their homes with designs that truly reflect who they are. With the launch of MyBespoke, Samsung takes another step towards realizing this vision. Samsung will continue to innovate to expand design, experience and personalization options to make home life more expressive and enjoyable.

The models shown in the images above are not available in Canada

Stay tuned for the rest of the installments in this series. To learn more about custom appliances, visit Samsung.com/ca.

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Travel east to Amsterdam, a hub of architectural design and great food https://twillastinytreasures.com/travel-east-to-amsterdam-a-hub-of-architectural-design-and-great-food/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/travel-east-to-amsterdam-a-hub-of-architectural-design-and-great-food/ The Korrel Butcher.Robert vs. Hoenderdaal/iStockPhoto/Getty Images It’s not often you find yourself on an epic ride through Amsterdam. In the misty 17th century streets of the Canal Belt, connecting the dots will take a mere 20 minutes. And that’s where you’re not riding a bike – on two wheels the streetscape flies by. Even if […]]]>

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It’s not often you find yourself on an epic ride through Amsterdam. In the misty 17th century streets of the Canal Belt, connecting the dots will take a mere 20 minutes. And that’s where you’re not riding a bike – on two wheels the streetscape flies by. Even if you’re not an architecture buff, like me, it seems like a shame to rush into a city worth savoring.

I was lucky on a recent visit when an unexpected encounter occurred in the distant Watergraafsmeer, beyond the houseboat villages on the Amstel River in East Amsterdam, or west. I had plenty of time to sabotage it, and I’m glad I did. Outside the confines of the Golden Age center, leaving behind tourists who oscillate between Anne Frank and Rembrandt, I wandered into a quiet, colorful and hyper-local version of Amsterdam I never knew existed. .

Because, of course, Amsterdam is more than Golden Age marvels and World War horrors. The East in particular acts as a livable timeline of modern Amsterdam – its rise, fall and unmistakable rise, uniting progressive design with lowland gardens and excellent cuisine.

What first stopped me were the signs around Frankendael Pastoral Park (more on that later) welcoming me to Jeruzalem. Over the years, I’ve learned that many streets in Amsterdam have colony name checks – Javastraat, Afrikanerplein, Surinamekade – and many immigrants from the former colonies. ended up living there. Jerusalem, however, was not a Dutch colony. So I took a detour to the Watergraafsmeer district and jumped back centuries to the 1950s.

Around me, rows of flat-topped white houses are arranged in long L-shapes around pretty parkettes and playgrounds. Some appeared to have been clad in gleaming white brick or whitewashed cedar siding; they all had large windows and small balconies facing north and south. I reported a woman pushing a stroller to elementary school. Where was I in the timeline of Amsterdam’s architectural evolution?

The Veeteeltstraat.Robert vs. Hoenderdaal/iStockPhoto/Getty Images

Obviously, the name Jeruzalem is a nod to the so-called White City, built in the center of Jerusalem by Bauhaus architects between the World Wars. Their functionality and sense of community inspired architects in Amsterdam during the post-war development boom. One woman in particular, pioneering architect Jakoba Mulder, adapted them to the outer city and spearheaded the design of Jeruzalem. In 2010, long after his death, it became the first post-war neighborhood to be granted national monument status.

I was on the verge of something. After my meeting, I resumed exploring and meandered south through the Nieuwe Ooster cemetery – less a gloomy graveyard than an ecosystem of old oaks, chestnuts and hawthorns, where butterflies swarmed in the bushes. Watched a heron pluck its nest as squirrels ran around the white military gravestones and through a lovely little section for pets. Further on, flowers and gold stars adorned the graves of area Jews sent to die during the war. And around the bend was an angular columbarium covered in shiny zinc with sunken niches where I could sit and gaze out over the birch forest.

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True to its name, Watergraafsmeer was literally reclaimed from the water, drained by the canal system dug in the 1600s. The lush green polder that flourished here, below the level of the nearby IJ River, served for some playground time for nobility and bankers. When the humidity took them, they left. The last remaining country estate, a mansard-roofed mansion called Frankendael House, is now the centerpiece of the neighborhood.

Kas Restaurant.Rinze Vegan/Handout

Watergraafsmeer got really interesting in the 20th century, however, after engineers got better at keeping water out. Even before Jerusalem, great projects were underway. A hundred years ago, the city’s socialist government, determined to rehouse the poor, infirm and ghettos, began to consider concrete as a quick and cheap solution. They hired a team of innovative architects to experiment with concrete construction methods. The result was Betondorp: an isolated community in a hodgepodge of art deco, Bauhaus and cubist.

Betondorp took a while to get to, past the end of the cemetery, over a canal and through a maze of brick streets clearly designed to deter traffic. But when I finally arrived in the central square, the steel-gray buildings appeared like works of art, adorned with wide rows of windows, ziggurat tiles and flashy Mondrian-colored doors. And with only me to admire their distinctly European, pretty ugly seduce. Where were all the tourists?

Amsterdam Oost is probably no longer a secret. With the increasingly crowded canal belt and the fashion of Amsterdam moving outside, the area bounded roughly by the Amstel River to the west and Singelgracht, the outer belt, to the north, has transformed. Restaurants like Canvas, by the river, and Bar Botanique, in the gentrifying multicultural enclave Indische Buurt, are staples of design magazines. Hotel Arena has a popular café that spills out into Oosterpark, a vast, leafy sculpture park with playgrounds and ponds. The Volkshotel’s rooftop lounge offers a rare panorama of the city.

Restaurant De Kas grows all its own produce on site.Vegan Rinze

But visitors tend to stop before Watergraafsmeer, and that’s a shame. When I returned to explore another day, I hid behind Frankendael House to find seven acres of parkland covered in wildflowers and tall grass. At its center, in a huge century-old greenhouse, is one of Amsterdam’s finest restaurants – De Kas, which grows all its own produce on site. The mansion itself had a cafe with tables in the gravel courtyard. Deep in the lawns of Frankendael, families had gathered for their own Luncheon on the Grass.

I ended up getting on a bike. I cycled five minutes along pretty Galileiplantsoen to Science Park, the sprawling campus surrounding the University of Amsterdam. Science Park is built with showy postmodern architecture in every material imaginable. And yet, as soon as I looped back, I found myself on narrow brick roads lined with steep townhouses – those quintessentially Dutch backdrops that visitors love. Rolling back to Jeruzalem, I stopped at the Poesiat & Kater microbrewery for lager and bitterballen, the ubiquitous Dutch croquette, then continued along the Ringvaart canal past all types of gables, turrets and balconies. And when I reached the Amstel, the western border of the district, children were jumping into the water to cool off while their parents were sunbathing on the bank. Between wide open spaces and remarkable calm, I relaxed in vacation mode. Finally, I returned to the center, among the hordes. This time, I was keeping a beautiful secret.

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Province Unveils Design for Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal https://twillastinytreasures.com/province-unveils-design-for-queen-elizabeth-ii-platinum-jubilee-medal/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 00:58:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/province-unveils-design-for-queen-elizabeth-ii-platinum-jubilee-medal/ CANADA, June 2 – Aired June 2, 2022 The Government of Saskatchewan today unveiled the design for the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) after receiving Her Majesty’s approval of the design at Buckingham Palace in London. The commemorative medal celebrates the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to […]]]>

CANADA, June 2 – Aired June 2, 2022

The Government of Saskatchewan today unveiled the design for the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) after receiving Her Majesty’s approval of the design at Buckingham Palace in London.

The commemorative medal celebrates the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.

“As the Commonwealth celebrates Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee around the world over the next week, I am proud to unveil the design of the Provincial Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal,” said the first. Minister Scott Moe. “This commemorative medal allows us to recognize the service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II while recognizing the service of the people of Saskatchewan who have made a contribution to their communities.”

The medal features the crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with her Canadian style and title on the front. The reverse of the medal features the coat of arms of Saskatchewan, separated by a pair of red western lilies (the provincial flower). The medal hangs from a new arrangement of the blue, red and white ribbon used for Coronation and Jubilee Medals issued throughout the Queen’s reign.

A total of 7,000 medals will be presented during the Platinum Jubilee year, which ends February 5, 2023. The Government of Saskatchewan will partner with several organizations to distribute the medals to recipients across the province who have makes contributions to Canada, to Saskatchewan or to a particular region or community. Members of the Legislative Assembly will receive an allowance for their constituencies, and cities, SUMA, SARM and New North have also been invited to participate in the program.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is the international celebration marking the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the thrones of seven countries, including Canada, on February 6, 1952. She is the first modern-day monarch of the Canada to celebrate a platinum jubilee. . During her reign, the Queen visited Saskatchewan five times, including in 2005 for the province’s centennial.

For more information on the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/honoursawards.

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For more information contact:

Diane Robinson
Intergovernmental Affairs
Regina
Phone: 306-787-1077
Email: Diane.Robinson2@gov.sk.ca

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