Salone Internazionale del Mobile – Milano 2012

On the run for more than 50 years, once a year of course,  the International Milan Design Fair, has always been one of the most awaited events for designers all over the world. This time we can find in many of the pieces shown a mix of styles and lots of experimenting, large traces of  ‘fake’ personalization and inbuilt self portraits. I have to say I get a little too cautious with this kind of thing and would have to say that only a few pieces have really impressed me. All the pictures here are from the Gizmag. You’ll be able to find more of it on the original post, here I’ve selected those which are in a way connected to what I think is the spirit of the blog.

 Milan Design Week 2012Be Open, Milan Design Week 2012

Be Open

Mendini, Milan Design Week 2012


Tao Design, Milan Design Week 2012

Tao Design

Foppapedretti, Milan Design Week 2012


Foppapedretti, Milan Design Week 2012


Max Design, Milan Design Week 2012

Max Design

Campeggi, Milan Design Week 2012


Salone Satellite, Milan Design Week 2012

Belgium is Design, Milan Design Week 2012

Salone Satellite


Holaria Home Depot

Holaria is one of those local companies in your hometown that one has to be really proud of. They have been awarded renowned international prizes, their products are beautiful and well thought, either in a design way or productive way. The whole concept behind the business as well is very innovative and blends the traditions of ancient ceramics with a more contemporary look, without getting too obvious. They have just released this video where Luiz Pellanda, one of the men behind the company tells a bit more about the company and their products, you can find the video at the end of the post. You can check out their website for more of their products –


Following the upcoming talk by renowned spanish designer Javier Mariscal, I decided to post some of his work.



The Conran Shop – Visual Identity




Mariscal en la Pedrera – Exhibit

Absolut Vodka – Poster


Grand Suite  and Lounge POLTROCINA – MOROSO

Vondom – MOMA Collection

Ladrillos Bookshelf

Júlian – Magis

Visual Identity – Bancaja

Great Street art in Brazil

Inspired by a discussion with my dear Priscila Jansen from Blog Cosmopolita ( who was recently in Argentina and presented me  with some nice street art she found there, I decided to go looking for some nice colorful street art ‘home’ made here in Brazil. I’ve been paying special attention to street artists for a while now. I think their style and repertoire have been shaping today’s graphic culture, well that actually has been happening since the 60s and 70s with Keith Haring and Basquiat who mainly came out of the streets. Contemporary names include Banksy(!), Os Gêmeos and many others. Today you can find many of them in renowned museums like Guggenhein and MoMA.

(all images are property of the respective artists)


Ronah Carraro



Cranio – São Paulo

Os Gêmeos