Archive for March, 2012
I really love going back to the past and think about the kind of stationery that we used to use at school. I still remember my first day at my new school, mother dearest had forgotten to get me a school bag, but back at that time we used to refer it as a suitcase. A vintage brown box, with lock latches on each side, and a little handle in the centre.
Another new girl offered to let me store all my books in her suitcase, and as we huddled out, all our classmates had left to the pick up area, leaving us, two new girls, lost in their new school. As we tried finding our way out of the maze, we carried the suitcase one on each side as if it were a sack of potatoes. I’ll never forget that suitcase, that friend, and how heavy it was for two little girls.
PRESENT / & / CORRECT offers a range of those memories. and there is absolutely nothing on that site that I don’t love!
Their vintage stationary collection is full of fond memories of the simple life back then, when apple and blackberries were just fruits They have a beautiful blog worth following, find it here.
Before MIKU, I was part of the design team in the fashion industry. The set up of each design studio is so intriguing, so I went about to hunt down the spaces of my favourite retail store – Urban Outfitters.
It amazing how the concept of their retail stores reflect throughout their HQ. I’m so excited to take you through it.
Their Philadephia HQ is based in an old navy shipyard, where the beauty of the industrial grundge is left to build character to this space.
The colours and patterns throughout this space reflects that vintage core to their stunning clothing and home range. Their range grant people the confidence and freedom to be who they are through their designs.
I would assume the image above is their range review room. Where the range is actually built, and the pieces get yay or nayed. I love that each chair is different. One would think that it would look like a cluttered mess, but this just feels like a very cheeky way of rebelling against confonformity.
This space is just too surreal. It feels like a hub for all design possibilities. I wouldn’t be surprised if their designers had elves as their assistants or an enchanted tree that hummed tunes within these walls.
I’m definately flabbergasted at their office space, and am so thankful for finding their headoffice images here. When I see how much love they’ve put into their office space, it just reflects on how much love they’ll put into their products. This has just reinforced my love for everything Urban Outfitters! and I’ll be team Urban Outfitters all the way
MIKU’S SELECTION FROM THEIR MARCH 2012 CATALOGUE
[See their full collection here]
This design iss incredibly clever and cute. Designer & Architect, Naihan Li from Beijing presented his crates that unfold into furniture pieces at the Beijing Design Week in 2011.
Each piece appears as a neat box crate, and as you unfold the hinges, it becomes a practical set of furniture.
The best about this design is: “This is how moving day will be like!”