Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer of Speed

The sun is out, the blues of winter are behind us (finally) and it seems as if designers around the globe are ready to fly into summer with concepts that pay homage to speed while remaining altogether functional and approachable. I recently stumbled across both the carbon fiber ch.air project from bicycle designers Torgny Fjeldskaar and Javier Alberich (enter destructed pronucnciation) and Ella Vickers' amazing reclaimed sailcloth shower curtains (see image below). I'm currently loving the powder blue "6" chair...but not-so-secretly hoping for a timeless "53" concept. In the end, it's proof that racing stripes and spinnakers never go out of style.

[via PSFK]

Friday, June 5, 2009

Borja Bonaque Cityscapes

I just can't get enough of these mid-century-esque cityscapes from Spanish illustrator Borja Bonaque. Would be the perfect addition to any living room or hallway.

Hilary Rhoda in Numéro

And the dreamlife of angelic muses continues with these images of Hilary Rhoda (whom you might know from Estee Lauder fame) for the latest issue of Numéro. While Ms. Rhoda's statuesque features are a definite highlight, it's the sun-soaked detailing (in both the clothes and photography) that brings the real fantasy to this elvin masquerade.[via Refinery 29]

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Irene L Finds Focus

There's just something so appealing about the dreamlife of images washed out with light, blurred with focus, bleeding contrast and overall sex appeal. I recently stumbled across these images from Irene L, and they have done nothing but ignite inspirations on fashion, photography and the thought of snow in my apartment (without the chill, of course). Vintage/washed-out imagery may be overplayed by many these days - luckily, only a select few (like Neil Krug) have found a way to bring the surreal to our fingertips...and storyboards. Have a look, take inspiration and let go of focused reality.

[via fubiz]