Friday, November 12, 2010

Design Milk: The Beat Boxed 19

Check out my latest The Beat Boxed: Jonsi, one of my favorites of the moment!  So super bummed I missed his LA concert a few weeks ago.  Did any of you go?!
Jónsi, the mastermind behind the Icelandic group Sigur Rós, released his solo album Go earlier this year and I have been absolutely captivated by it. The music explodes deep into you, sprinkles you with fairy dust, ties a little string around your heart, lifts you up and takes you to magical places.
Check out the amazing video for “Go Do”:

Jónsi - Go Do from Jónsi on Vimeo.
The video production is absolutely brilliant and the live stage shows take the performance to an entirely different level. 59 Productions has created a truly mind blowing show that blasts your senses through a hybrid of art and performance. The journey you go on throughout Jónsi’s show is something you will never be prepared for. The main inspiration behind the live stage shows was the photography of the 2008 fires at Deyrolles, the strangest and most famous taxidermy shop in Paris. As devastating as this was, photographer Laurent Bochet was able to capture this hauntingly beautiful moment that has become such an inspiration to many. 59 productions has taken these moments and Jónsi’s creative ideas and translated this into a dynamic visual performance of life, death, and freedom of animals and nature. Take a peek into the making of the live show:
Jónsi live show by 59 Productions from Jónsi on Vimeo.

Not like that in itself isn’t enough inspiration, but the Jónsi’s song “Go Do” is being used in the latest commercial for Dulux’s Let’s Colour Project. This project is all about spreading color throughout the world to engage and bring happiness into communities that were once gray.

 Above three photos from the Let’s Colour Flickrstream.

As I translate Jónsi’s music into an interior I have been very influenced by both the animal and nature concept behind Jónsi’s live shows and the Let’s Colour Project. I have combined the bold and brilliant colors with the raw and lifeless to create a contrast with depth and emotion. The pattern and texture in each of the pieces evoke a sense of excitement.  While the energy in this room swirls around and dances with you!
1. Finn Juhl Baker Sofa 2. Taxidermy Photograph by Laurent Bochet 3. Gyrofocus Extendable Fireplace 4. Hans Wegner Circle Chair 5. Carnival Wool Rug 6. The Hummingbird Cushion by Alexander McQueen 7. Curiousa + Curiousa Blown Glass Lamp 8. Paul McCobb Planner Desk

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bits of Gold

There are some days when life may seem a little dull, but I must remember to continuously see the bits of gold.  You don't remember days, you remember moments, and these golden moments are the ones which shine brighter than the sun. 
wow, i'd love to wake up in this gold bed.
a dream closet and the perfect little gold stool.
the gold light shines bright.
gold table shines like the sun

Flooded with golden bits.
images via interiors porn, concrete and dust, lonny mag, and laurie joilet

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Black and White Floors

Every year I think I'll get over my black and white obsession, but you know what it's just not happening...and I'm OK with that.  I am absolutely loving these black and white floors and would paint the floors in my apartment in a heartbeat if I could!  The handpainted ceramic tiles are stunning as well!  I just finished up a project where we did not have the budget to install new tile, so we painted the ceramic tile floors instead.  They are gorgeous I must say!  Final install is on Sunday, so I'll post pics soon!

now here's an idea...apply vinyl to the floor and just design anything you want!  I'm obsessed with illustration almost as much as I'm obsessed with black and white, so this one is my favorite!

images via Apartment 34, The Shiny Pebble, Wide Open Spaces, Olli Hemmendorff

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dear Kate Spade,

Could it be possible that this space was designed for me?  Your London pop up shop is filled with my favorite EVERYTHING!  Love, love, and love!  *Annie*

[if you're in London hurry up and get to Kate Spade's London pop up shop because it's only open for another week!]