'villa julia', javier mariscal for magis at milan design week 09 feb 26, 2009 'villa julia', javier mariscal for magis at milan design week 09 ‘villa julia’ cardboard playhouse for kids a game in five phases: assembly, personalization, decoration, occupation and disassembly early version of ‘villa julia’ ‘villa julia’ comes with a plan detailing the easy instructions for assembly; children set it up themselves(assisted by an adult) and make it their own by coloring the drawings found on the sides leeji choi I designboom Inspiration Resource.
Winter Willow Hand painted Suede Dress haute by attiladesign paper architecture | the republic of less Most of us use paper to write notes on, or to print those hard copies of our work on, or to wrap a birthday present in. But paper, in the hands of some, can be strong enough to make your house from. Shigeru Ban Paper House, 1995. This is a church he made of paper for the people of Kobe Japan just after a bad earthquake. Apparently he got the idea first when invited to develop the exhibit design for a show of Alvar Aalto’s furniture at the MOMA in 1986. In my home town, a pair of very talented architects set up a product design company called molo, and one of their nifty products is the soft wall–it’s lightweight, it compresses for storage, and it’s very nice to look at. It comes in a lighted version as well. Architect David Penner did this, found at from pleatfarm Another view. This is at Cambridge, England, a temporary place on the lawn for party. There’s the band inside the paper pavilion. And here’s some swell paper furniture. Amazing paper sculptures by Ingrid Saliakus. Like this:
Inspire Me Now Beth Ditto at Evans Clothes Collection Dangerous Elegance: A History of High-Heeled Shoes The high-heeled shoe, or a shoe whose heel is higher than the toe, is a matter of contentious and heated discussion. Shoes in general have typically served as markers of gender, class, race, and ethnicity--and both the foot and the shoe have been imbued with powerful phallic and fertility symbols as evidenced in the contemporary practice of tying shoes to a newlywed couple’s car. No other shoe, however, has gestured toward leisure, sexuality, and sophistication as much as the high-heeled shoe. Fraught with contradiction, heels paradoxically inhibit movement in order to increase it, at least in appearance. Standing in heels, a woman presents herself already half-walking while at the same time reducing the length of her step, fostering the illusion of speed while suggesting the promise of an imminent fall. Precursors to the High-Heeled Shoe During the Middle Ages, both men and women would wear pattens, or wooden soles, that were clearly a precursor the high heel. Today's Heel Revival