Friday, January 27, 2012

DESIGN BABBLE: Breath Palette - Japan

Legit toothpaste from Japan offered in flavors like strawberry, lavender, cola, pumpkin pudding, green tea, chocolate, caramel, kiwi... the list goes on (a flavor for each day of the month). Dessert + clean teeth in one?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

DESIGN BABBLE: Fuuvi Bee - Japan

SO CUTE. The retro Fuvi Bee from Japan. A tiny 8mm camera that captures home movie-esque digital footage onto a micro SD for hassle free uploading. And it fits in your pocket. And you can wear it as a bracelet. The cutest bracelet charm EVER.

DESIGN BABBLE: Unraveling Calendar - Germany

Long knit calendar scarf from Germany. Cross off each day by pulling the threads at the bottom to unravel.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

ART BABBLE: Rashad Alakbarov - Azerbaijan

Eurasian contemporary artist Rashad Alakbarov has created mindblowing shadow and light "paintings" by suspended translucent objects and other found materials projected onto a wall. 

Currently on exhibit at the De Pury Gallery in London.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

TRAVEL BABBLE: Khanom - Thailand

Khanom, a pristine beach along the Gulf of Thailand, offers 8 miles of quiet, nearly untouched beachfront property equipped with dramatic waterfalls, caves and the breeding grounds for the RARE PINK DOLPHIN-- um, a whole new level of amazing? Stay at newcomer Aava with 28 minimalist bungalows and villas owned by Finnish husband and wife. So, you know, if you're just casually cruising through Thailand, maybe stop by before everyone else does. And then send us pictures.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ART BABBLE: Maison d'Amusement - Paris

A mirror reflecting a full scale house gives these visiting guests at Le 104 in Paris the peculiar feeling that they are weightless and free to float about in a gravity defying manner. FUN.

Friday, January 13, 2012

DESIGN BABBLE: Sweet Type - Spain

Edible sugar and gelatin letters created by m-inspira graphic designers Aranxa Ezteve and Lucis Rallo from Valencia, Spain. YUM!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

ART BABBLE: The Obliteration Room - Yayoi Kusama

stark white room + thousands of stickers + thousands of kids = one amazing fantasy land.

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama painted an entire room white for this December installation in Australia's Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Thousands of children were then invited to go mad with multi colored dot stickers throughout this giant white domestic setup, serving as a blank "canvas", complete with couches, tables, chairs, and a piano. This was the result.

This installation is 100% true to Yayoi's own personal style - colorfully dotted.
Check out her work here. Or rather get the full effect with Google image.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

TRAVEL BABBLE: Treehotel - Sweden

We love a good tree hotel! And we love a good tree hotel in SWEDEN!

Located in the northern village of Harads, with a mere 600 inhabitants, the simply named Treehotel has become quite the popular tourist attraction with its stunning views of serene natural forest. Owned by Britta and Kent Lindvall and designed by several leading Scandinavian architects, the hotel consists of five tree "houses" (nineteen more on their way with the aim of making a minimal ecological footprint) all beautifully designed inside and out. The rooms themselves vary in size, each with a different name and theme-- The Mirrorcube, The Cabin, The Bird's Nest, The UFO, and the Blue Cone (which is indeed painted red).

Take a peak at the interior of each here.