La Scala – Stepladder by Ludovic Avenel
The team of Ludovic Avenel, Christophe Bret and Emilien Marion @ Ludovic Avenel creates some extra ordinary beautiful pieces in woodworking.
I can hear some singing by just looking at this stepladder and so think the name cannot be more perfect – La Scala!
But I disagree this is not just a ladder, it certainly does not belong to a corner! I can put this piece anywhere, even use it in so many ways!
You need to check their other amazing designs here.
Designer: Prabhat Mahapatra @ designdaku
Beware I say because I bet you have not seen anything like this ever. It was never designed before! It is a brand new product-concept.
Beware I say because it comes in a deadly combination – first the chilli, second the nourishing green chilli eating habit via the holder and thirdly this chilliholder is conspired by a design bandit (designdaku: daku means bandit in Hindi)!
Yes, if you are the one who can hear the crunch green chilli makes between the chilli lover’s teeth; if you know at least one person who loves eating chillies in your home (if you are an Indian then there must be a person in your house who loves his chilli, says so designdaku and I wholeheartedly agree!); if you are frying chillies with pakoris or having your ganthias (gujarati snack) with chillis and raw papaya then you know where to head and how to serve chillies.
Designdaku is a team of very talented young Indian designers who believe in catalysing paradigm shifts to bring transformative solutions and products.
And let me give you a last warning – beware: while making inquiries about their designs I had a very funny and friendly encounter with these designdakus. So go on, pay them a visit here.
Continue reading Pass On The Chilli →
By Illustrator+Designer+Artist: Archan Nair
Indian artist, art director and illustrator Archan Nair has a very big client portfolio, won many awards and recognition and has a heavy web presence. But I would like to ignore all these.
I am a little biased towards self-taught people. Archan Nair is a self-developed artist. What else attracts me towards his art is obvious – colors. Amazing use and blending of colors make his illustrations an inspirational color-mine.
He captures moments and phases and create intricate work. Presenting here few creations from his personal and commercial work.
Continue reading A Color Poem →
Designers: Sanjeev panjabi and Sangeeta Merchant @ Spasm Design
The design studio, Spasm Design architects operates from India and East Africa with a non-compromising attitude which says “do not theorize, do not promote a method or solution and do not think the process is any way similar in every project.”
Love this table with South India traditional brass lamps legs!
More to come of this firm’s work on DesignFlute!
* Deep Stambh means tower of light/lamp tower/lit pillar. Deep is a lamp and stambh is pillar in Sanskrit and Hindi.
Deep stambhs have architecture and history of its own. Generally erected or made near a temple with many levels for lamps.
(Still pc-less I am. So working @1/10 capacity by hijacking hubby’s laptop now and then!)
From ‘tools’ series
Artist: Pablo Reinoso
Many of us mostly remember Pablo Reinoso because of his spaghetti bench but @ Pablo Reinoso Studio he creates some very functional products and shares his unique art experience. Based in France, born in Argentina Pablo Reinoso is a product designer and communication consultant. Sharing today his art experience: Tools. Dig or climb, inspiration would be purely yours!
Continue reading Climb! →