Design Miami 2010 - The Teaser!

Tuesday 07 December, 2010

The fabulous Design Miami 2010 and Art Basel 2010 are the perfect conclusion to's design calendar year.  Centered around the famous Miami Beach, Design Miami celebrates the limited edition pieces from the world of design .... so be prepared for some spectacular design!  Design Miami runs parallel with Art Basel, and Emma Elizabeth plans to share a little of the design at that event as well.  Wait until you see whom she discusses design with ....

Read more » Tokyo Design Week 2010 -Nicolas Gwenael 'Curiosity' & Catalysis for Life

Friday 03 December, 2010 and visit the home and office of the truly inspiring designer Nicolas Gwenael on National Culture Day. Based in Tokyo for over 20 years, Nicolas and his design team 'Curiosity' designed and curated Tokyo Design Week 2010 using the themes of BLUE & ENVIRONMENT.  Finally, Emma Elizabeth signs off from Tokyo Design Week 2010 on a Dutch note, featuring the amazing exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo "Catalysis for Life: New Language of Dutch Art & Design".

MIAMI DESIGN 2010 & ART MIAMI BASEL 2010 vlogs start next week ...... we can't wait to show you the design treats Emma Elizabeth is finding there!

Read more » Tokyo Design Week 2010 - JAPAIN, from Spain to Japan!

Monday 29 November, 2010 and made a visit during Valencia Design Week 2010 to the CuldeSac head office for the pre-launch of JAPAIN. Japan + Spain = JAPAIN.   Now Emma Elizabeth visits the exhibition at Tokyo Design 2010. Working with illustrator Paco Roca, the CuldeSac team transformed and transported a series of Spanish design works to the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo, with stunning design results!

Read more » Tokyo Design Week 2010 - Quench your designer thirst....

Thursday 25 November, 2010 gets lost in designer translation within the streets of Tokyo, embracing the interiors of so many of their incredible fashion retailers.  Exhausted from her window shopping Emma Elizabeth then "Quenches" her designer thirst with a group of innovative Australian designers.

Read more » Tokyo Design Week 2010 - The Llove Hotel, Frame, Petcha Kutcha and SuperDeluxe

Sunday 21 November, 2010 has another huge day in Tokyo, visiting the pop-up Llove Hotel created for Tokyo Design Week, featuring each room designed by a different designer.  Emma Elizabeth finds designer Tokujin Yoshioka, spots Frame Magazine's Robert Thiemann , and then shares a  traditional Japanese lunch with Antoine Varlet from Moet & Hennessey Diageo and Costas from  As the day draws to an end, everyone meets at the home of the original Pecha Kucha, 'SuperDeluxe' for a sake and more design love. 

Read more » Tokyo Design Week 2010 - New designs embrace a Japanese tradition....

Thursday 18 November, 2010 and select their favourite container design...... "Hope Tree" by 24° Studio which we just found out actually won: Environmental Container Design award! Off they trot to Rippongi district to view Jaime Hayon's new porcelain collection for Kutani Choemon, followed by some quirky new Japanese phone trinket designs with Iida and Alessi.

Read more » Tokyo Design Week 2010 -Cool designs come alive!

Tuesday 16 November, 2010 and spend their first day at Tokyo Design Week 2010 exploring the exhibitions to find little design gems amongst the giants of Fujitsu and Mitsubishi  - such as the Paperself paper eyelashes (in 'clown'), and Stav Axenfeld's wonderful roman numeral sugar.  Watch emma Elizabeth and Costas shoot a defenceless lamp!  This is the new improved version of the vlog!

Read more » Tokyo Design Week 2010 - Teaser in a Typhoon!

Monday 08 November, 2010 with cannot contain their excitement as they get to explore the design mecca of Tokyo! Together Emma Elizabeth and Costas find a mixture of big name Japanese and European designers (such as Tokujin Yoshioka, Nicolas Gwenael, Jaime Hayon & Marcel Wanders), as well as some extraordinary and unexpected unknown designers! We visit the designers' studios, the main and satellite exhibitions and the city of Tokyo.  An eclectic mix of vlogs are coming your way very very soon ....

Read more » Valencia Design Week 2010 & FEED - Lladro, Designers studios and paella with the bloggers at FEED.

Wednesday 03 November, 2010 with discover the surprising design creativity of Lladro, when Emma Elizabeth and Costas visit the factory just outside of Valencia, as part of VDW. She meets designer Luis Eslava in his studio to share insights into the light he has developed with LZF lamps and his "oh Maria" USB. Luis also makes the classic quote of the week (watch and see)!  On to the evening outdoor exhibition Chiringato and a chance to chat with FEED founder Juan Benevente Valero.  And finally ... a shared paella with the international design bloggers of FEED. Can you pick which person belongs to which blog?

Read more » Valencia Design Week & FEED 2010 - The best of Nude!

Thursday 28 October, 2010 has it's first taste of Valencia Design Week 2010 and the exciting established and emerging designers of Spain.  Emma Elizabeth is hugely impressed by Cosas,  Patricia Urquiola's beautifully curated exhibition in the huge halls of Nude.  She also gets to talk to a few of the local designers including Hector Munoz, Joe Gomex and Marivi Calvo of LZF lamps.

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