When Praline teamed up with The Model Shop, we were presented with a cauldron being stirred by an excellent set of designers and equally adept architectural model makers. The results are understandably broad, and include a new typeface, architectural models, a neon sign and most importantly one fantastic concept.
Happy New Year!
Award–winning choreographer Nanine Linning and designer Marcel Wanders present an innovative concept in which a Dancing Angel is hanging upside down for 20 minutes from a Chandelier. The dancer offers little spoons of chocolate mousse and flutes of champagne to the crowd beneath her.
This year we take a moment to review our top posts on Daily Icon. Certainly it’s not a scientific survey, but our readers seem to prefer drinking 1000 Arcres Vodka while reclining with friends on an Endless Sofa by de Sede in a Marcio Kogan designed home, somewhere in São Paulo, Brazil.
Sounds like a perfect way to end the year!
Studio Job has created a 175 cm diameter spinning globe applying 500,000 Swarovski crystals. “Maybe it’s the sense of time and gravity that touches us, maybe it is the earth that keeps turning and turning.”
Globe, by Studio Job, for Swarovski Crystal Palace
Philo has the fashion world buzzing again with her first collection for Céline. Vogue Magazine and Annie Liebovitz used Philip Johnson’s Glass House as the set for the photoshoot.
Photography by Annie Liebovitz, at Philip Johnson’s Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut, October Issue, Vogue Magazine
Won Park folds greenbacks into tiny figures, never using more than two dollar bills at a time, and no glue.
Origami, by Won Park
Scandinavian design collective, Urbanears has launched a series of headphones with three unique models, Plattan, Tanto and Medis, each available in 14 color varieties. Like many successful street brands given the no-logo-all-color-garments a face, Urbanears is set to make a statement in audio fashion wear.
Plattan is designed to be the perfect classic headphone, utilizing innovative functions and performance with current technology. It’s a full size headphone allowing for rich, secluded sound. The entire unit folds down to the size of a fist for maximum mobility, best of all, Plattan also comes with a “zound plug” which is actually not a plug, but rather a socket that allows your friend to plug into your earcap and listen to the same thing you are listening to.
Tanto is designed for maximum mobility without the compromise of performance, a tribute to the ‘80’s revolution in mobile music.
Medis has a sleek and minimal design and the functionality of its larger siblings but the obvious benefits of in-ear. The revolution, however, is the EarClick patent which anchors the ear-piece securely in place with perfect comfort and lets it stay in place. EarClick is the result of years of development and an ergonomic revolution of in-ear headphones. The construction is based on securing the position in the outer ear at two opposing points.
Each product comes equipped two extra cable extensions. The cable itself is made from fabric, rather that the usual plastic casing and fixed to the cable is a microphone and remote compatible with most devices such as Nokia, Blackberry, HTC and the iPhone.
Plattan, Tanto, Medis, by Urbanears
Photos taken inside the Normann Copenhagen flagship store, using a Tilt Shift filter.
Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store, Copenhagen, Denmark
via: Spotted by Normann Copenhagen
Paul Smith has designed a bottle for Evian which will be on sale in limited amounts until Christmas. The London based designer describes the package as “…a nice glass bottle with colourful stripes around the top, printed with organic ink!”
Evian Bottle, by Paul Smith
A cut crystal, when light falls on it, gleams radiantly in the honeycomb structure on a wall or ceiling. Architecture, light and crystal appear to unite in a fully new way. The extraordinary combination of materials blends completely into the architecture and attracts the glances of the viewers.
Honeycomb, by Swarovski