Coca-Cola, a sign of good taste

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Indeed, Coca-Cola’s recently designed British and Canadian headquarters are spot-on representations of Coke’s 1957 slogan that originally tied the megabrand to superior taste.

Coca-Cola Canadian headquarters

Coca-Cola headquarters in Canada

Coca-Cola Canadian headquarters

Coca-Cola headquarters in Canada

From the exterior of Coca-Cola offices in Toronto, the building features wavy glass that symbolizes the brand’s iconic Coca-Cola wave, while the interior design is styled to create an audacious yet bubbly space that features wall- sized graphics and art installations from the Coke’s archives, spot-lighting both current and historic campaigns. Read More

Contemporary chandelier at the Versailles Palace

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Designed by the Parisian duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Gabriel chandelier is the first ever contemporary installation commissioned by the Chateau de Versailles.  While distinctively, a baroque structure with intensely extravagant interior décor, the recent interest in amalgamating modern elements is perceived to be a seamless way to blend the past and the future.  Hanging above the recently completed Gabriel staircase, the Gabriel chandelier is made of Swarovski Crystals to insinuate tradition and emphasize continuity, but that’s were its rococo influence ends and its genuine modernist design begins.  Ronan and Erwan Bouroullac wanted a focal point above the historical staircase that was originally conceived by Ange- Jacques Gabriel in 1772, something that was congruent, yet current.  The magnificently modern chandelier ended up being close to 40 feet high, suspended in asymmetric curves and illuminated by LED lights that diffuse a soft, elegant aura on its surroundings.

Gabriel chandelier by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Chateau de Versailles

Gabriel chandelier in Chateau de Versailles designed by Parisian duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

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A Magnificent Mistake by Ron Gilad for Salvatori

Friday, December 13th, 2013

A Magnificent Mistake is an art installation that explores the boundaries of marble by showcasing it in a very illusive context, and bestowing it unnatural qualities.  This brilliant composition of 4 marble sculptures came about by the talented Israeli designer Ron Gilad for Italian marble manufacturer Salvatori.  Exploring the unwitting crossover between perception and reality, Ron Gilad created an ironic display consisting of Swing, Smoking Roof, Stack of Paper and Footsteps, all of which challenge the heavy property of marble all the while showcasing its artistic side.

Stack of Paper and Footsteps art installation by Ron Gilad for Salvatori

Magnificent Mistake marble art installation by Ron Gilad for Salvatori

Smoking Roof art installation by Ron Gilad for Salvatori

The Marriage of Embroidery and Art

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Ana Teresa Barboza, a Peruvian artist explores the dimensionality of art and craft by integrating different genres into an unforgettable visual.  Using embroidery and knitting to add texture, dimension and depth, Ana Teresa Barboza overlays colorful details onto what looks like a grey-toned pencil drawing.  She further adds drama by contrasting the subjects of her creations; in this case, feminine, almost delicate women against the roughness of predators.  The resulting paradox projects incredible emotion and offers imagery worthy of a second glance…

Art and Embroidery by Ana Teresa Barboza

Ana Teresa Barboza Embroidery and Art

Art and Embroidery by Ana Teresa Barboza

For the parents whose kids draw on walls

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Any parent knows that sooner or later their child will need a drawing surface. Most parents end up buying bulky blackboards or flip-charts that very soon become absolute and very hindering on the surroundings.  This is where new innovations play an enormous role, offering sophisticated surface paints that can transform walls, furniture and any other surface around the house into a dynamic message board and art center.  To do this, there are three leading paints that work differently but essentially accomplish the same thing:

Dry Erase by Ideapaint – any type of surface can be painted and after 7 days used to draw, paint or write with dry erase markers.

Dry Erase Paint by Ideapaint

Dry Erase Paint by Ideapaint

Magnetic Wall by Magpaint – magnetic paint can turn any wall into a magnetic board because of iron dust with particles that attract magnets. Magpaint in an undercoat which means that it does not limit or hinder on any interior color palette paint is applied on a smooth base.

Magnetic Wall Paint by Magpaint

Magnetic Wall Paint by Magpaint

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