A blog-part linked to the LikeStationery website. A place to show what inspires the LikeStationery collection, as well as my work as a designer. Art - fashion - food - design - music - photography - travel.
Jun Mitani is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Tsukuba. He works his magic with the help of algorithms and computer software. As a child he fabricated a lot of paper models such as cars, ships, buildings, and animals, by cutting and gluing pieces of paper, he wasn't really interested in origami. But he was enthusiastic about the computer. So with interest in both, papercraft and computer, he started developing software to create the 3D origami pieces. His work allows to have very dynamic collaborations on product design, architecture and fashion, for example with Issey Miyake.
See more of his origami objects on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jun_mitani/sets/72157627337891967/
I just came across these tights. Not really 'Stationery' but certainly very graphical, and it matches the 'LS Pop-Up Store Event' flyer very well! You can buy the tights here, i would love to have a pair! http://www.penti.com/penti-by-kenan-do-ulu.html Dunken K Bliths made an animated gif version of it: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9_YSxJWeLB4/T6vE9tWQv-I/AAAAAAAADSQ/_JKKhhGz4aI/s1600/Dress-climber.gif (image: Combo-monster)
SWEET LETTERS TYPOGRAPHY
Aranxa Esteve and Lucía Rallo, two young graphic and industrial designers from M-INSPIRA, Valencia-Spain made this serie of three-dimensional letters in various colors out of standard edible gelatin and sugar. Edible typography has been done many times before, but this serie is really well executed. The choice of colors are gorgeous and also the photography is beautiful. It`s used for their 2012 homepage of the website, a nice presentation of their work. Would love to make a serie of letters like these myself for a nice party!
Go visit `A PERFECT DAY TEKENSHOW` 10 - 24 february Westergasfabriek Amsterdam.
A PERFECT DAY TEKENSHOW is a 14-day exhibition at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, where a large group of international artists presents work that combines image and text. Collages, photos, but above all lots of drawings that show ironic and sometimes disturbing thoughts about everyday life – with a sense of humour.
With works by Saul Steinberg, David Shrigley, Raymond Pettibon, David Bade, Olaf Breuning, John Körmeling, Gummbah, Marijn van Kreij and many others.
Also check out `A PERFECT NIGHT` the evening programme on the 10th and 11th of february. Music, film, animation and lots more! Food by Mr. Kitchen.
Paula Swisher is an artist and designer from Pennsylvania. She started her, you could say `doodling` using nothing but ballpoint pen and old enineering and science manuals. But soon she started with new materials like colored pencil, gouache and later using thread and cut-out paper and took the doodling to a next level.
She`s using scientific imagery and information graphics in her work. She likes the contrived sense of order that they show. `Superimposing bird imagery, hopefully, creates a visual metaphor for our attempts to make sense of our experiences.`
You can see more of her bird drawings at:
When i was in New York last October, I bumped into a tiny chocolate shop which opened two weeks earlier. They were still working on some minor details of the interior, handyman with tools included, but already receiving customers. All the store walls were completely covered with chocolate boxes, stacked to the ceiling. Really beautiful simple green boxes. It created a repetitive pattern, a wallpaper design if you like, but the owner took one of the boxes out of the wall and filled it for me. She told me she came from an Old Indian jewelry making family and that her son wanted to continue the family business, not as a Jeweler, but as a patissier. So mother and son wondered if the elegance of jewelry could combine with chocolate. Well...it does! The chocolates look like Jewels and taste like heaven.
Choosing from the beautifully detailed and colored collection of chocolates displayed on the wall is magic. I love this shop! So, if you`re in New York, go visit this place, and buy yourself this quite expensive but beautiful, delicious treat!
XOCOLATTI - 172 PRINCE ST - NEW YORK, NY 10012 - HTTP://WWW.XOCOLATTI.COM