OMG the human workforce will be able to buy ‘wearable blinkers’ in the near future. This headgear is good for not having distraction in busy places while working. The idea for the headband is similar to the devices worn by horses in the city, The human blinkers are still in the prototype phase, so they may never come true, but we, at Mimi Berlin, feel that even thinking up such an ‘animal-farm’ kind of product is unbelievable! They must have big fun at the Panasonic design offices……..
The Lazy Modernist is an easy chair made with mobile elements, designed/made by Atelier Van Lieshout and Lensvelt: so it is Dutch Design, and like most designs from The Netherlands it’s fun! Mind you this is contract furniture: made for the office.
Donna Karan Quits Chief Designer Job at Donna Karan
Donna Karan and Louis Dell’Olio in the Anne Klein workroom located in New York City’s garment district in 1980. Photography Rose Hartman/Getty Images (img via supermodelsofthe70s-80s)
Quoting Donna Karan‘s instagram “Donna Karan’s Next Journey:
After much thoughtful discussion and in partnership with Donna Karan International and LVMH, our visionary founder, Donna Karan, has made a personal decision to step down from her day-to-day responsibilities as Chief Designer for Donna Karan International. She will remain with the company in an advisory role and will dedicate her focus on her Urban Zen Company and foundation, which she founded in 2007″ Continue reading →
Photographer Won Kim shot these portraits of the guests staying (short stay visitors and permanent residents) at a D.I.Y. hotel (No, it’s not a “theme hotel” it just looks like it’s made by a non-builder) in Arakawa-ku, a county in northeastern Tokyo.
The unnamed hotel is situated in an office building, taking up one floor. (it looks more like half a floor, as in the movie Being John Malkovich; or maybe the cubicles are stacked?)
We tried to book this “hotel” but couldn’t find it on the web. Never mind, we obviously don’t wanna sleep there anyways, would you? Won Kim DID sleep there and went back, in 2014, to take these portraits for his project Enclosed: Living Small read all about that here and here. Make sure you do, it’s interesting.
(photocredits; JW Kaldenbach)
At the Salon/Paris presentation during The Grand Paris Design Festival, we bumped into to these very festive neon lights, designed by Chris Kabel. Mr Kabel created a device to cover the neon tubes with colorful, transparent garlands. When the Office Party is over you can just slide the garlands back! A nifty light design, Auch Haben! Continue reading →