Category Archives: Retail therapy

Vivian Maier – Out of the Shadows

Following the amazing discovery of the Vivian Maier legacy that I have previously waxed lyrical about – here is a new coffee table book showing off her magnificent portfolio in the best possibly way.  Better be quick though – they … Continue reading

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For once in my life

To the dulcet tones of Slow Moving Millie singing Morrissey’s beautiful lyrics from The Smiths seminal Please, Please, Please… John Lewis stole our hearts, our wallets and all the prizes in 2011 with superb The Long Wait. In 2012, the … Continue reading

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Ambiguous Armament

Designed by Shelley Getzendanner from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, these super cool emery boards will surely catch the attention of commuters and anyone else when they are whipped out of handbags all across the world for … Continue reading

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Stylishly dry

There is a great Swedish saying (appropriated by Billy Connolly) “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”. The sad thing is that a lot of appropriate clothing (especially wet weather gear) is just so darn ugly!  For this reason … Continue reading

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Paper plane perfection

I’ve touched on the subject of art appropriation in previous posts – and here is another fabulous example. In this case it isn’t an existing work of art that has been appropriated but rather a piece of mechanical technology. Specialist printers and … Continue reading

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Debra Folz – The Whole Story

Photography, bookbinding, paper and beautifully engineered design all rolled into one.  The Whole Story albums are perfect product development in my view.  I’ve seen similar variants, albeit more traditionally designed (ie. less the engineered folds on the cover), at my … Continue reading

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Furniture fever

Parisian dreams >>  I haven’t yet heard back from Olivier Dollé as to the cost of his utterly gorgeous Book Shelf (Model 2 I think, 1 is a bit big at just under four and a half meters) – but … Continue reading

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