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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Design & Life | non-fat minizine | issue 04 May.13

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D&L News We provide the news that you don't want to miss. This is your basic protein.

Designers’ Circle

8 The Moment

From A to B, from B to C; it is the world of designers; it’s designers’ circle.


There are a lot of moments in one's life. We treasure each precious moment.

D&L Lifestyle


We are surrounding by brands. D&L tells you the stories behind your lifestyle.


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Recipe Cooking is Art. There are no rules. 1/2 recipe shows you the smartest way to cook.


D&L News We provide the news that you don't want to miss. This is your basic protein.

01. Design collage - Design Festa Design Festa is the largest freestyle international Art Event held in Tokyo, Japan. This event is opened to all the artists, professional and non-professional from all over the world. It is a great platform for all the creators before they become big stars with approximately 51,000 visitors and 6,000 exhibitors. Design Festa began in 1994 and as of December 2006, they've successfully completed 24 events as well as 3 sub-events. It is held twice a year at Tokyo Big Sight, the biggest event hall in Japan. And now, they are going to have their Vol.25 during. Date: May 26th, 27th, 2007 11:00-19:00

Copyright Š 1996-2007 DESIGN FESTA Ltd

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02. TOM FORD After leaving from Gucci & Yves Saint-Laurent, Tom Ford was awarded the AndrĂŠ Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design, was asked to be the guest editor and creative director for the February 2006 Hollywood edition of Vanity Fair, and now, he finally opened his first step-alone "Tom Ford" flagship at Madison Avenue in New York City. It is a 3-story, 8,600-sqaurefoot store with no products in the house. There is no manager or salesperson. But you can see butlers and maids. It is just like visiting Tom's luxury house in the U.K. "There is the Lucio Fontana in the entryway in stainless steel, Claude Lalanne desk and chair in the entrance, urns at the end of one room that are 1925 French, and the [plaster and marble dust] Jean Arp at the base of the staircase is mine from our London Photo by Nigel Parry

house." It is definitely a great chance to know more about this fashion icon!


03. Your ideal getaway Sometimes, you have to treat yourself well after a year hard working. If you are thinking to have a vacation in Paris, here is a suggestion. The new La RÊserve is located on Paris’s monumental Art Deco Place du Trocadero. It has awesome hilltop views of the city, including Eiffel Tower. Furnishings and furniture include Varenna kitchens and Flos, Vitra and Flexform seating and lamps. This ultimate modernist luxury hotel will be your ideal getaway.

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04. Just one touch WMF 1 is an art, except it makes you coffee. It is amazing how small it is and the integrated cup just makes your day. It is one of the smallest coffee pad machines in the world made by German domestic goods company WMF. You can place it anywhere you want, even bring it with you everywhere. It may only make one cup, but it is just as simple as having a cup of hot coffee at the touch of a button. Is it perfect for a sunny morning? (Release on June, 2007)

05. RE: MUJI It is time for the second of MUJI Award International Design Competitions! If you did not participate the first competition, you should join this time. Not particularly for designers, this is a competition for everybody. The theme for 2007 is RE, which stands for the reinvention of everyday life that is MUJI's greatest resource. Take a look around you, and find your winning idea! Good luck!



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Designers’ Circle From A to B, from B to C; it is the world of designers; it’s designers’ circle.

Mark Graham issue 04


This time we have one of TADO's friends - Mark Graham from ilovedust. ilovedust is a UK based, young, energetic design team. Mark is kind enough to accept our interview although I only gave him 10 minutes to answer all the questions! ( That's because we know you are busy, man! XD )

Hi Mark! Please introduce yourself(ilovedust) to our friends! Hi hi! ok well theres Me , Ben, Shan, Ingi The Viking, Johnny, Matt and Cat plus Heskey the dog !



How did you start ilovedust? and why the name "ilovedust"? I started it with Ben 4 yrs ago, tired of working for people who just didn't give us a chance really. The name ilovedust was just the website name we wanted to be called Dust, but certain design agancies got a little annoyed at us as 'they owned the name...' paff!!

When you started the business, how did you find your clients? or how did they find you? We beg stole and borrowed to get nice jobs, and went to many many meetings and grew from there really.

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What inspires you the most?

We saw the boat design you did for HUGO BOSS! That is awesome! It's pretty different than your

Everything, theres quite a few of us now so I think we

other jobs! Could you tell us a little bit about this

all inspire each other too.

project? Oh man in 10 mins??? it was a great project to work

Like what you said on your web, "we have our fat little fingers in some nice pies..." Which "pie" so far do you like the most? And which "pie" do you want the most now?  We want the TV Commercial Pie with Guiness and Beef, its a lovely looking pie !

on, we had NO idea how in depth it was but it was a very different way of working , but turned out looking like the Darth Vadar of the boat world. Perfect.


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Tell us a little bit of your life. Where do you live?

A lot of people wish to work in different cities;

Where is your favorite place in the city? Why?

traveling around the world, and work around the world. You must have been to a lot of places.

I live in the seaside town of Southsea, its right on the

Which city is your favorite? Why?

southcoast of England. I like going to the beach with my dog Heskey and letting him swim in the ocean

Lately i have travel a huge, huge amount and mostly

until he wants to go home.

in the US, L.A, NYC. I really love NYC because i have some really great friends out there now, people i will know for life. My great  friend Nichole works for Kid Robot and our studio and the Tado folk and Jon Burgerman  are doing a show in San Fran with her, I have been there once and loved it so I cant wait to go back .



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What do you do in your leisure time? Cook, east, drink , go for walks, watch football, design stupid things that have no meaning , wander aimlessly around supermarkets looking at packaging ... you know the normal kinda stuff :)

Do you love food? Do you cook? What is your comfort food? ahaha yes indeed i do i LOVE to cook, I wanted to be a chef but my Nan told me i was better at drawing !! My comfort food is Macaroni cheese or Fish Finger sandwiches, but I do love cooking Mexican, i have been trying to master making proper slsa and sauces to use.

What kind of music do you like? Any favorite band or singer? oh god i cant say !!! its to hard i love so many right now I'm listing the the Beastie Boys alot again and The Beatles. odd mix i know.

If there is a chance for you to design a restaurant, what kind of restaurant will it be? How will it be decorated?  Ioh god!! thats a dreeaaaaaaaaammmm job! Simple food, lovely location, top quality ingredients and classic movies from the 70's playing on Sunday mornings with hangover cures and a good british fry up. and The Beatles. odd mix i know.



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17 What does Design & Life mean to you?? shit! thats a very hard question I am not sure how to answer that. I love what i do and its very important to me, it easily has become part of my life, for better and for worse, for richer and poorer. I hope doing what we do means i get to experience lots of wonderful things in amazing places.


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It's TADO introduced you to us! Any words for them? :D I have some words for Tado of course..., Fishman Mega Corp will crush you into dust and then sell al of If the world doesn't need designers anymore, what

your toys on Ebay .

will you do for a living?


can i still be a lumberjack ? I only have about 43 seconds left it was the best i could do under pressure!in amazing places.

Thanks for the interview Mark! Who will be the next victim? oh my next victim ..... I choose Jon Burgerman.


The Moment There are a lot of moments in one's life. We treasure each precious moment.


1:46AM the moment before the long trip. the trip planned for a year. 2:03AM everything is ready. everything is packed. clothes, passport, tickets, map, laptop, euphoria.

4:53AM you are leaving from well-known to unknown. the uncomfortable makes you comfortable.

5:45AM you barely slept. time to leave. bossa nova with sunrise.

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C25 + Y15

M75 + Y100

C54 + M66 Y84 + K68




Mod's hair 3 steps - base, create, finish New products from Mod's hair. Nice packaging design from Japan.

Kate Spade - kate coal small coal Perfect for saturday errands with just enough room for packages and parcels from local vendors or the farmer's market.

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23 スープと音楽と、(Soup & Music &..) Nice Japanese Bossa Nova from Japanese music label - 333DISCS

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25 The legend in fast fashion

IMAGES COPYRIGHT Š The Inditex Group. All rights reserved.


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27 ZARA is a Spain based ready-to-wear retailer, which sells three lines of product for women, men, and children. Their stores are presented in 64 countries and 400 cities throughout the world. All of them are located on the prime area of the cities and offer fashion that inspired in the tastes, wishes and lifestyle of today's men and women. The goal is for customers to experience an exciting and exclusive shopping environment, but with affordable prices.


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It's fast, and it's fashionable ZARA can get clothes from design studio to its stores in only 2 weeks. Compared with a ninemonths industry average, ZARA's success is based on innovation and flexibility. This successful model is characterized by high degree of vertical integration, covering all the fashion process: design, manufacture, logistics and distribution to its own stores. By exploring the haute couture runway and observing their customers, their fashion designers always can catch the latest trend and satisfy the needs.


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31 Zero Advertising "Our advertising is our stores," said Pablo Isla, the Chief Executive of ZARA. "The money we save is spent on top locations. The company also preferred to take advertising saving to invest in opening new stores." In order to keep those locations fresh and surprising, ZARA brings new merchandises twice a week and over 12,000 new designs each year.


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Breaking Retailing Rules For most clothing stores, keep best-selling item is

ZARA follows trends, instead of setting them.

crucial, but ZARA sees shortages as a way to give

All the styles you are anxious for, you can find it

its product a feeling of exclusivity. They don't want

in ZARA. They are very sensitive to Fashion. This

to dress people in the same clothes. The company

special gene makes its clothes turnover faster and

tries to train its customers to shop more often so that

creates the highest sales figures per square meter in

they always have new stuff. Every product is limited

the fashion industry.

production. If you don't buy it when you see it, you can forget about coming back for it because it will be gone very soon.



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ZARA Home ZARA Home is another exciting happening in 2003. After ZARA tells people how to dress, ZARA Home wants to show you how to live better. Inherited from its fashion concept, the atmosphere of the shops present casual and luxury lifestyle. ZARA Home focus on textiles, such as bed, table and bathroom linens, complemented by tableware, cutlery, glassware and decorative items.

1/2 Recipe Cooking is Art. There are no rules. 1/2 recipe shows you the smartest way to cook.

Lemon Rosema Chicken with mu


I love to cook and collect recipes, but I never exactly follow the steps. For me, cooking should be playful. I always put my imagination to someone’s recipe and bring it to my vision. My cooking rules are easy and healthy. Modern people are always busy, and I believe, with 1/2 effort, 1/2 steps, 1/2 fat, 1/2 time of cooking, will also bring you to a lovely cooking experience and healthier dish. That’s why I called this chapter “1/2 Recipe”. Cooking is art. Let’s play.

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Hint ! This is a satisfied light dish. Think of tender chicken and juicy mushroom with refreshing rosemary and sour lemon. When you cook with lemon, you don’t need to worry that it will make your dish bitter. On the other hand, the delicate fragrance will make you impression. Lemon wedges also caramelize on the grill, making them slightly sweet. Try to make lemon chicken kebabs when you BBQ, you will love it as well.

1/2 lemon, 1/2 onion, 4 wedges 20 mushrooms 1 pound chicken 3 sticks of rosemary 1 cup chicken stock or water 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon olive oil



2. 3.

a pan, medium Add olive oil and onion in heat for 2 minutes.

Add chicken and sautĂŠ for 2 minutes. Add lemon, onion, mushroom, salt, rosemary an d ch ick en sto ck , co ve red wit h lid an d cook for 10 more minutes.


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