From de zeen: “Designed in response to the current economic climate, the decorative or unnecessary elements of the furniture can be eaten until all that’s left is what’s needed for basic functionality. Lanzavecchia + Wai used a range of food types to build up each item around its pared-down black iron version. From top: A hard candy coffee table has a top made from a huge hard-boiled sweet that leaves one saucer at the end of each leg after it has been nibbled away; twenty-four kilograms of white chocolate was formed around a stool to create the chocolate chair; rice bricks glued together with starch form a backrest for a bench, draped with a cotton quilt full of dried beans; and a table top baked into a cracker balances on stacked tins of corned beef, which can be removed as the table is munched to leave a simple tray. The pieces were shown as part of a series of food-based projects at the Padiglione Italia‘s Foodmade exhibition, located in the Ventura Lambrate district of Milan
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Love it! So chic! Fine art print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using an advanced digital dry ink method to ensure vibrant image quality. Also available in iPhone cases, iPod skins, throw pillows, stationary cards, and framed art prints. (via My Metal Hand)
Maybe you saw this gorgeous “candelier” made with more than 3000 hand-cast acrylic GummiBears on a recent episode of iCarly. No? You don’t go to iCarlyfor interior design inspiration? You are MISSING OUT. Hand-made by Kevin Champeny for Jellio.com, they come in two sizes:
18” diameter: $2400.00 open edition
31” diameter: $6500.00 open edition
Not bad, considering the amount of craftsmanship and work that goes into it. Of course you could always just start stringing actual GummiBears to your ceiling for a DIY version, but I’m thinking, you know, ANTS. And you’d probably end up eating it in your sleep.
Wowlebrity David Keeps has an article in today’s LA Times about legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland’s living room, which you can catch gasp-inducing glimpses of in the upcoming documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Must Travel (opening Friday). “Vreeland famously told Park Avenue interior designer Billy Baldwin in 1955 that she wanted her living room to ‘look like a garden, but a garden in hell,’” writes David. “Looking at Baldwin’s finished interpretation – the setting for Vreeland interview footage – the mind has to boggle. The room had Venetian blackamoors, mirrored walls, crystal sconces, sculptured busts, crocheted afghan blankets and decorative seashells. Baldwin took Vreeland’s ‘garden in hell’ directive to heart. ‘I knew what that meant: red,’ he wrote in his 1974 memoir, Billy Baldwin Remembers. The designer found scarlet chintz with brilliant Persian flowers in the shop of London decorator John Fowler. ‘I raced home with yards and yards of it,’ he wrote, ‘and we covered the whole room — walls, curtains, furniture, the works.’ Featured in magazines and Vreeland’s autobiography, the red ‘garden in hell’ has become a designer touchstone.” Read the full article here.
Adorable and adaptable freelance designer Luke Clark Tyler leads us on a short tour – very – of his tiny 78-square-foot apartment in midtown Manhattan. He’s lived in it for five years! The rent’s probably $2,500 a month. Omigod, please, someone open a window; we can’t breathe! (via Laughing Squid)
From Architectural Digest: “His immaculately refurbished 1940s ranch-style dwelling, suspended high above the city, in the Hollywood Hills, and outfitted with classics by Jean Prouvé, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Arne Jacobsen, and other 20th-century-design icons, has a quiet, meticulous air. It is unmistakably the habitat of a man who is confident in his tastes.”