“Barnéy does not care about good coffee, your beard, 12-hour workdays, dog strollers, credit cards, white drama, Lil B, and cats (excluding kittens obviously)”. He likes everything else. That’s how Baker describes himself in his webpage and that’s why we like him.
Besides, Barnéy Baker has a portfolio that includes names like Nike, Adidas, New Era or Microsoft (yeah, I know, it’s amazing), loads of awards and an impeccable taste. Moreover, he’s created what from I want to adopt as a pet; that stone with a pair of eyes so full of happiness that make me want to love. Just look at those eyes; it’s a good hearted stone. I can’t even resist. Baker is another name on our altar of Design.
Sheer fabrics, fringe, dégradé, fluor, more fluor, stripes, spandex, bright pink, more fringe if there wasn’t enough before, pattern layers, leopard print, denim, overalls, tye-dye, waterproof garments, American flags, are we forgetting something? Oh, yeah, more fringe. Don’t you worry, we’re not in the middle of a seizure in Matalan, we’re just naming SOME of the elements that designer Bernhard Willhelm has used for his upcoming Summer fashion collection.
As big fans of excess that we are, we admire the eclecticism that this German (he’s got nothing of the strict and square clichés) combines in all of his designs. You might think “shit, I wear two patterns together and I instantly look like coming out of Woodstock”. That’s the point, my friends. You gotta go beyond – stripes and checks together are already boring, as fringe and dégradé are -, now you have to let your hair down and just put on everything together. It’s gotta be done in the Bernhard way; all or nothing.
We want to make clear that we haven’t fallen in love with Vanesa Krongold because of her website, in which there’s a running unicorn, or because of that lovely detail the daisy pointer is. Actually this girl is just amazing and makes whatever she wants in her clothes collections: assymetric cuts, fishes and lemons, degradé colours, plastic and tinsel… We could really state millions of elements. We don’t really know where does Krongold get the inspiration from but we guess it’s from literally everywhere, that’s why the outcome is surprising first, haunting later. Do you want us to tell you a secret to love her even more? Click on the unicorn.
Once again… Japanese artists. But if these artists also filled their CV with some London studies, chances are you can get some spectacular artists like Maiko Takeda. Her last piece of work? Nothing more and nothing less than a series of “headdresses and hats” that defy logic and space physics. This project, called “Atmospheric Reentry”, takes us to a world where visual effects created by colors and textures, skewers, plectrums and peacock feathers leave us staring in amazement, suspended and overjoyed, as usual. This impressive result was achieved by using only small fragments of film and acrylic discs. And let’s reveal a small gossip to our readers: Bjork has already been caught with one of her “headdresses”!
Because something so simple and basic can give incredible results, we place our bets on it. Here are the latest chairs and stools of Dutch artist Stan Klamer; with mere ribbons and cords he succeeds in reinventing the old-fashioned furniture of our living rooms and transforming it into avant-garde furniture. As almost always, we encourage you from here to follow the evolution of this designer/artist. At the same time we also want to suggest new usages for your dirty old trainers’ shoelaces.