Design inspired by Nature: Flora & Fauna

Hong Kong based publisher Viction:ary have released yet another gorgeous design book: Flora & Fauna, Design inspired by Nature. The focus certainly rings a bell with the current, fascinating "Fashioned From Nature" exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum in London (sponsored by the European Confederation of Linen). Over 256 pages, the book explores various projects that took nature as a focus point - or main inspiration. "Besides providing the setting for ideation and imagination, (Nature) is a canvas full of complex shapes and lines interwoven with each other, countless varieties of colour palettes, as well as diverse tones and textures that set distinct moods and atmospheres. Flora & Fauna, Design inspired by Nature explores the ways with which these timeless elements have been re-interpreted and incorporated into modern branding and design work. Spanning a wide range of project types such as logos, icons, packaging and print ads, it showcases a world of creativity as diverse as nature itself."    

British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age

British Design 1948-2012: The V&A museum (London) will exhibit the best of British Post-war Art and Design, coinciding with the London Olympic Games in 2012. British Design 1948-2012 : le musée Victoria & Albert (Londres) propose une exposition sur le design et l'art d'après-guerre, coïncidant avec les Jeux olympiques de 2012.

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DesignLab, Londres : ateliers de design gratuits au V&A

L'expression "les places sont chères" est à prendre ici au sens de "fort convoitées" : le prestigieux musée Victoria and Albert réitère en effet pour l'été 2010 l'offre qui a fait florès en 2009 : des ateliers gratuits à l'attention des étudiants en Art & Design, Design & Technology ou Histoire de l'art,

Etagères “Shelf life” : du musée à la cuisine

Avec ses étagères d'acier ultra-minces, la designer londonienne Susan Bradley fait revivre la tradition des "Silhouettes" (portraits de profil, miniaturisés, qui se découpent en noir sur un fond clair) chère au 18e siècle anglais.