PEBE AND HIS STORE: WE LIKE THE PARTY

Warning: I’m gonna get sentimental here. Seven years ago I moved to Barcelona like another graphic-designer-to-be, without a clue of basically anything and hungry for new experiences, amongst other things. 84 months, thousands of problems, millions of good times and billions of parties after (you know, welcome to Spain), we bring you PeBe (Pablo Benito), former classmate and partymate. In fact, we’re going to talk about going out, because PeBe re-draws this clubs and joints you so eagerly attend and turn them into divine illustrations to hung up on your living rooms; if you turn the music on, there’s no need to go out even. From my beloved Apolo club to Razzmatazz, Berghain or Fabric, you can buy them, all of them, in his online store. If, on the other hand, your body is not up for partying, you can also find prints of historical buildings of touristic destinations to which we would go right now. Desk pride; congratulations Pablo, this is ace.

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pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

pebe store pablo benito illustration graphic prints disco lamondamagazine

PUTPUT VOL.II

Some weeks ago, if not months, we featured one of our favourite creative studios in the whole wide world; from Copenhagen, PutPut motivates us every day, they make us want to work and they surprise us every night when we go on Instagram, Facebook or MySpace. Just joking about MySpace. Today we feature them and show their work again, also filling this website with some of the best made and most beautiful still life examples you can find on the Internet; the “shoes” they’ve made for Bianco. All visual jewels here in PutPut Vol. II.

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putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

putput photography art direction graphic design studio still life lamondamagazine

tUnE-yArDs: colourful hurricane

A lot has been said since the organisation of the most important music festival in Spain (alongside with Sónar) revealed their new edition line-up last Wednesday.  In La Monda, we could make a deep research of the names that this Primavera Sound 2015 is bringing; about what we think of them including bands sleepier than Diazepam or about highlight the sudden fear we feel when thinking about the fanatic phenomenon that the presence of Julian Casablancas can trigger, but music magazines are already doing that.
We’re going to focus on celebrating that tUnE-yArDs is coming back to Spain with one of the best albums of 2014. In this last release (Nikki Nack, 2014), American Merrill Garbus ventures with all genres, from funk to folk, going through afro-pop and jazz; amazing display of colourful, poliritmic party. We can assure you that if this girl is already a blast in recording, just wait and watch her live; she’s an energy, good vibe and surprising hurricane. Who would say that Garbus, whose first album was self-recorded in recycled cassette tape, would end up in festivals like Primavera Sound and being a total reference name.

BARNÉY BAKER: HE LIKES EVERYTHING ELSE

“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.

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barney baker design illustration colour 3d lamondamagazine

barney baker design illustration colour 3d lamondamagazine

barney baker design illustration colour 3d lamondamagazine

barney baker design illustration colour 3d lamondamagazine

barney baker design illustration colour 3d lamondamagazine

barney baker design illustration colour 3d lamondamagazine

KENYA HARA: ARCHITECTURE FOR DOGS

We belong to that human category that, when watching a film, they cry more when the dog dies that when the actual human does. What can we do; that precious canine look stole our hearts a long time ago. We suspect the same happened to Kenya Hara. This Japanese architect, curator and animal lover had the idea of gathering together a group of architects and designers to create the “Architecture for Dogs” project. The idea consisted in building a specific living space for a certain dog breed, making it more characteristic to its needs and, even more, to the looks of each dog.

The concept behind this projects is that each dog owner can build their own structure at home, downloading the floor plans for free straight from their website. That way, your dog will be able to have a possibly nicer and cheaper place to live that the 20 square meter- no balcony – inside space that you “sleep” (“living” is a concept too wide to describe what you do there).

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architecture for dogs product design art direction lamondamagazine

architecture for dogs product design art direction lamondamagazine

architecture for dogs product design art direction lamondamagazine

architecture for dogs product design art direction lamondamagazine

architecture for dogs product design art direction lamondamagazine

DAVID ALTMEJD: FLUX FLOWS

Flux. If you also had to look up what that means, you probably went to Wikipedia and found ten different meanings for the word in Science, Technology, Medicine and Arts. It’s time for a wake- up call for the Wikipedians though, because Flux is also the name David Altmejd gave to one of his works; “The Flux and the Puddle”, 2014. And, moreover, the name given to Altmejd’s retrospective in the Musée d’Arts Moderne in Paris.

We can only describe what Flux looks like;a mix of shapes and organs in gestation and crystals in formation, a universe of mixed dreams and nightmares. It’s plexiglas, quartz, polystyrene, expandable foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint, latex paint, metal wire, glass eyes, sequin, ceramic, synthetic flowers, synthetic branches, glue, gold, feathers, steel, coconuts, aqua resin, burlap, lighting system including fluorescent lights, Sharpie ink, wood, coffee grounds, polyurethane foam. It’s another form of beauty.

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

david altmejd art exhibition paris

STUDIO (COOL) JOB

We’ve reached the conclusion that something must be going on in Holland and Dutch brains that we can’t grasp. If not, we can’t understand why their creativity -and their madness- are in a whole new level. To show you we are not a bit over the top, we present Studio Job, a pair of designers that are up for everything. Their Neo-Rococo (we allow ourselves to name their aesthetic) is shown in wardrobes, dinner tables and pottery. They’ve even created a dinnerware set inspired in the Last Supper! They’re also outstanding in the lighting field; they’ve got chandeliers, a reworked Eiffel Tower or luminous tits (we want them NOW). If you, demanding beings, are still not convinced about how cool this guys are, we can say they also design wallpaper that would make some mum’s faint and they work hand in hand with Viktor&Rolf in their catwalk scenographies. Not bad, right?

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BERNHARD WILLHELM: THE GOOD EXCESS

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.

bernhard willhelm ss2015 fashion brand models hot sexy la monda magazine

bernhard willhelm ss2015 fashion brand models hot sexy la monda magazine

bernhard willhelm ss2015 fashion brand models hot sexy la monda magazine

bernhard willhelm ss2015 fashion brand models hot sexy la monda magazine

bernhard willhelm ss2015 fashion brand models hot sexy la monda magazine

bernhard willhelm ss2015 fashion brand models hot sexy la monda magazine

bernhard willhelm ss2015 fashion brand models hot sexy la monda magazine

bernhard willhelm ss2015 fashion brand models hot sexy la monda magazine

DAVE HAKKENS: BREAKSOAP

Washing your hands it’s a thing you do automatically. But do you also do it systematically? There are about 1500 bacteria per square centimeter. Does your automatic hand-washing technique clean all dimples and edges of your hands?

Dave Hakkens wanted to make the world a better and cleaner place and he succeeded. He came up with some brilliant hand washing design for us to never miss a dirty spot. Breaksoap is the perfect OCD wet dream. You break a block of soap. You rub your hands with it. You let it solve completely. And you are finished. Completely washed. That’s easy isn’t it? You think you got it? Let’s do that again; take the breaksoap. Break it. Touch it. Rub it. Turn it. Solve it. Clean it. Auto-matic. When you start to feel the rhythm it becomes pretty pleasant. Break it. Touch it. Rub it. Actually, you are unstoppable. Actually, you’re a washing MACHINE. Clean it. Auto-Matic.

dave hakkens product design original la monda magazine

dave hakkens product design original la monda magazine

dave hakkens product design original la monda magazine

Windows 93: Procrastination software

It’s Monday. If our usual productivity levels are naturally low on this day, if you add all the Halloween shenanigans when you even drank all the fake blood dressed up in a loose morality costume, we can imagine that your will to build the country today is rather non-existent. That’s why, today, we encourage you to lose time with no shame; with dark sunglasses to cover your dark circles and a coffee in hand, we lead you to discover which is probably the best and most useless project on the Internet, the Windows 93 simulator!

Indeed, beloved readers, Jakenpopp & Zombectro‘s creative minds have made up this microsite that transforms our operating system to a Windows 93, with it’s floating windows, grey squares and those irritating noises that were the tune for one of the first sons of the big Microsoft. This place is a file and archive mash up where wasting time is a deal; from flash games about how to rob a bank, to a nice lady that keeps you entertained on screed, the list of actions to do is endless and all that with the typical infernal look. Put everything you might be doing down, Windows 93 is waiting for you!

windows 93 art freak la monda magazine

windows 93 art freak la monda magazine

windows 93 art freak la monda magazine

windows 93 art freak la monda magazine

windows 93 art freak la monda magazine

windows 93 art freak la monda magazine