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Design & Life online minizine | issue 13


April, 6, 2008.

Appreciate every little moment of your life.

Your everyday life.


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

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George Lois Esquire From 1962 to 1972, George Lois changed the face of magazine design with his ninety-two covers for Esquire magazine. He stripped the cover down to a graphically concise yet conceptually potent image that ventured beyond the mere illustration of a feature article. Lois exploited the communicative power of the mass-circulated front page to stimulate and provoke the public into debate, pressing Americans to confront controversial issues like racism, feminism, and the Vietnam War. Now you can check the collection at MoMA, NY as a visual timeline and a window onto the turbulent events of the 1960s. - VIA MoMA www.moma.org www.georgelois.com

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S1 by Lutz Pankow Design

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NewYork DesignWeek 2008 As one of the largest regular showcase for contemporary design, ICFF always draws the most inspired models of Design on the forefront. More than 25,000 designers, architects, retailers, interior designers, manufactures, and so on have attended the fair and showed people the most inspiring ideas. Have you missed the event? There are a lot of reports on the internet, and here are some works from the NY Design Week 2008. www.icff.com

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Boletus by Lux S.A.

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BettyLou by mmckenna

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Trim Dante Bonuccelli by Dadaspa


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Oz by cate_nelson design

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Knud Kapper by HansenLiving

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Birds and Bees by Lindsey Adelman Studio


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La Zancuda Jose Roberto Paredes by cincopatasalgato


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Elegance in Motion The top French fashion house Hermès has teamed up with Eurocopter to creater a luxury helicopter. The interior has been covered in fabrics and leather to minimise noise and vibration, including Toile H, a material used for Hermès travel accessories since the 1920’s.“This is a genuine collaboration in industrial design and one that is unusual given our respective areas of expertise. By working so closely together, and combining the talent of Eurocopter’s engineers with that of our designer, Gabriele Pezzini, and our skilled craftsmen, both companies have taken a major step forward in improving the experience of travel by helicopter,” said François Taverne, Chairman of Hermès Gainier. www.hermes.com www.eurocopter.com

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Next-Gen 20 20 architects were invited to realize 20 villas for the 'next-gen20' project in taiwan. the ďŹ rst results from this project have been released featuring new works by kengo kuma, MVRDV, julien de smedt and many more. The 20 villas will be built in the northeast coast national scenic area in taiwan to explore the relationship between living spaces and nature. the area is located 50 km from taipei where the ďŹ nal designs were recently presented. The architects chosen for the project have a variety of backgrounds with 10 coming from taiwan and 10 from other countries around the world. the houses will begin construction in july and be ready for the market in december 2009. / Via iMage, designboom www.next-gene20.com


designed by Ray Chen

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

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Jonas Wiehager Have you ever seen an icon "¥$£" on the street and wondered what is the connection between it and YSL? Actually it's by Jonas Wiehager, the founder of Sportif, Stockholm, and there is no connection between it and YSL. Actually, ¥$£ refers to "¥our $weden £uxury" and we think, although we didn't ask Jonas the question, it might be a little joke on the fashion world and drive the consumers to rethink about the term fashion. Here is a short interview with Jonas. Let's take this chance to know more about the man behind the scene. www.sportif.se images © Jonas Wiehager

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Hello Jonas! As Eero described you as a famous Stockholm character, could you please introduce yourself to our readers? Born in May 1966 in Stockholm, started skating @ 12 & Snowboarding @ 15. First as an Am then Pro doing the local tours & also the Euro tours competing in slalom, moguls, 1/2pipe, derby & slope style. Then after I broke my back a couple of times I focused my energy on the local club scene

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playing records & doing clubs.

How did you start to run the street fashion business - Boutique Sportif? Being the manager at the skate-stores Streetstyle, Systemett & G-spot in Stockholm. I saw a gap in the market for street-wear and opened Boutique Sportif in 1998 with my brother Thomas.

I heard that you do graphic design too. I have always been art-directing catalogues & flyers for the companies I worked for, so when we opened Boutique Sportif I started lo learn the Adobe programs to design stuff for the store.

What inspires your works the most? Mostly everyday life in Stockholm. But also travel, history, politics & money.


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Do you think there is any different between street-wear in Europe and in the rest of the world? It definitely has it’s own look’s all over the world. I think I’ve seen it all, but it still surprises & inspires me. It’s

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shooting off in so many new directions.

What kind of music do you like? I was brought up on Abba & Pop, then exploring different genres like punk rock, rock, Jamaican music, and now I mostly listen to rap.

About Boutique Fräsh, how did you start it? Why d i d y o u wa n t t o h a v e t he fa ir ? I h ad n o place in Scandinavia to show my own collections, so I started the show. It started small with 10 brands in a friend’s art gallery. The second show was 70 brands @ a hotel, we are planning the next show right now @ Berns salonger and will have over a 100 brands.

Do you cook? What is your comfort food? Cooking i s m y h o b b y, i t ' s a g re a t w a y t o re l a x a l i t t l e everyday. I prefer the European cuisine: Swedish, Italian & of course French. My favourite dish? Depends on what’s fresh for the season.


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Could you choose one interesting object from your everyday life? And tell us why you like it? My Scooter, its the perfect inner-city vehicle. What is the most indispensable thing while you work? Coffee & Cigarettes.

What does Design & Life mean to you? Waking up early.

Any word for your friend, Eero (CKR)? I wanna thank them all for designing my beautiful archipelago retreat.


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

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d&l moment

2008 / 04 / 05 , 18:03 - 18:12

Spring, cloudy / Taipei


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What's happening in the world? We will show you around.

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d&l see!

hello, GINA! BMW recently revealed the GINA light visionary model concept car, an innovative new exploration in car design. Instead of the traditional steel and plastic body shell, the GINA concept uses a textile fabric starches over a wire frame. This unique idea allows the car’s skin to change shape, stretching to match the position and curve of the wire frame. This idea is demonstrated in the ‘blinking’; headlights and the flexibility of the car doors as they open. The project began by questioning the purpose of a car’s body and exploring new possibilities. Chris Bangle, director of design for BMW, discuses the project in the video below. The car is currently on show at the BMW museum in Munich, Germany. www.bmw.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTYiEkQYhWY


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

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d&l lifestyle

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The History�

Camper is one of the most famous shoe brand based in Spain. It was started as a shoe factory in 1877 by Antonio Fluxà. The historical and social changes that occurred in Spain during the 70's were reflected in a new way of life. New styles, new concepts.With the knowledge and efforts of two generations, the grandson of Antonio, Lorenzo Fluxà, created CAMPER (“peasant” in Catelon) in 1975 and renovated the traditional shoe making methods and moderated the craft concept to design products on a basis of function, freedom and creativity. And today, CAMPER is the senior company in the sector in Spain, having maintained its activity without interruption over the course of four generations.

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The Graphic

Graphic communication has been a fundamental part of Camper since its foundation. Since selecting the new name CAMPER in 1975, they began to think about how to spread the name and how to transmit the idea of Camper. In 1981, they have changed the logo to fit its first store in Barcelona, a red background with white text, and accidentally began the true graphic history of CAMPER. The identity started to be used both inside and outside the store; bags, boxes, posters, displays, advertisements, catalogues... and all of them became a part of the brand’s universe.


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After selling their shoes in the multi-brand store for years, Camper realized they need to create an atmosphere of Camper image to communicate with their existing customers and reach their potential fans. The shop is created a casual atmosphere with self-service concept and display shoes all on flat form. The stocks are applied by models and sizes as part of store decoration. Every Camper is different with its own personality, and they all transmit a reflection of each locations of each cities with the center spirit of Mediterranean - the roots of Camper.

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Camper is a brand inspired by the history, culture and landscape of Mediterranean; it is just like its graphic reflecting a history of irony, humour, and imagination.


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CASA CAMPER

Barcelona

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Casa Camper is a genuine 100% Camper product and not a licensed brand extension. Twenty two years after opening the first shoe shop in Barcelona, Camper now open their first hotel in the Raval district in collaboration with Vinçon's Fernando Amat and Jordi Tió. It is an outstanding building located at the busy cross section at Raval disctrict, Barcelona. It is also a multicultural district, and the fusion between tradition and the avant-guard creates a flavor in sync with the Camper values.


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Cooking is Art without rules. 1/2 recipe shows you the smartest way to cook.

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d&l 1/2 recipe

Saturday party soup

Inspired by Borscht

I love to cook and collect recipes, but I never exactly follow the steps. For me, cooking should be playful. Remember, always put your imagination to someone’s recipe and bring it to your vision. 1/2 recipe rules are easy and healthy. Modern people are always in a hurry, 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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Saturday afternoon party soup

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Party at home should be playful, but less stress. I found Saturday afternoon is the best party time. Most time I prepare lots of finger food, dip sauce, snack and fruit, however, hot savory soup always popular among guesses. In summer time, tomato is in season and the sour and sweet flavor is suitable for cooking no matter in soup or dishes. This recipe is inspired by Borscht. Lots of tomato and vegetable are applied, but adjust some ingredients for the spirit of easy and healthy of “1/2 recipe�. In addition, this soup is also a great idea for light meal. Served with bread, noodle, or rice, that will be a satisfied option.

what you need... 1/2 cabbage 2 carrots 2 onions 3 potatoes 6 tomatoes 1 can of whole tomato 2 beef shanks

how you do... 1. Cut beef shanks into chunk. Blanch meat for 1 minute. 2. Cut all vegetable into big chunk sizes because of long cooking time. 3. Add beef shanks, carrots, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, canned tomatoes into boiling water 4. Add cabbage and cook for another 40 minutes.

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What's happening in the world? We will show you around.

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d&l see!

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11 Favorite foods: fish, pasta with ragu, hot dogs, frozen fish sticks

hungry planet: what the world eats Photographer Peter Menzel published his first book of photojournalism ‘Material world, a global family portrait’ in 1994. The book looked at the material lives of people around the world. More recently, Menzel and his wife Faith D’aluisio published ‘Hungry planet: what the world eats’. This latest book details the weekly food purchases of families around the world. “The centerpiece of each chapter is a portrait of the entire family surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries accompanied by interviews and detailed grocery lists.” www.tenspeed.com


United States: The Revis family of North Carolina Food expenditure for one week: $341.98 Favorite foods: spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken

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Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09 Favorite foods: pizza, crab, pasta, chicken


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Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna

Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanb

Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Food expenditure for one week: 41,985.8

Family recipe: Pig's knuckles with carrots, celery and parsnips

Family recipe: Mutton dumplings

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo

Great Britain: The Bainton family of Cllin

Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Food expenditure for one week: 155.54 B

Family recipe: Okra and mutton

Favorite foods: avocado, mayonnais chocolate fudge cake with cream


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Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village

85 togrogs or $40.02

Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03 Family recipe: Mushroom, cheese and pork

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ngbourne Ducis

Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo

British Pounds or $253.15

Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

se sandwich, prawn cocktail,

Family recipe: Potato soup with cabbage


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the winners are : graniph design award 2


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Every year, the Japanese T-shirt company graniph runs an international T-shirt design award, which invites young creatives to send in original ideas for T-shirt designs. From February 1st until March 31st 2008, graniph opened up the vol.2 award to designers from all over the globe. Everyone was welcome, regardless of age, gender, nationality or artistic background. Over two months, 15,000 artworks from over 50 countries arrived in the graniph award ofďŹ ce in Tokyo. The response exceeded all expectations, but the graniph jury managed to select 31 artworks as ďŹ nalists. For more information and the result list, please check their website! www.graniph.com


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