Friday, October 16, 2009

toy stories...

Came across a fun article, Toy Stories in I.D., which asks great designers to offer a design critique of an iconic toy.
'Icons' range from Play-Doh to Matchbox Cars and even Dirt (Amy Franceschini, Founder of Future Farmers).
Lighting designer, David Weeks 'G.I Joe' is hilarious and Karim Rashid is obviously still influenced by his Spirograph.
Great illustrations (above) are by Maayan Pearl.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

'the firm'...

We are all very excited with this new pattern 'The Firm' by Sarah Morris for Maharam!
Sarah Morris is a painter and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. Her amazing large-scale paintings abstract the complex patterns of the urban architectural environment.
Based on the paintings of the same name, 'The Firm' is reproduced as woven jacquards at an oversize scale.
We have just specified this pattern for a project and look forward to sharing it with you down the track!