Design & Life online minizine | your everyday life | issue 08 OCT
Appreciate every little moment of your life.   Your everyday life.

D& L N ews
                      We provide the news that you don't want to
                      miss. This is your basic...
In rainbows with Radiohead
LaCie x Sam Hecht
Oct / 2007 issue 08

                                          LaCie is a IT brand with passion
Desig n & Life                                 Oct / 2007 issue 08

                      Good Design Award 2007

Oct / 2007 issue 08

De sign e r s C ircle
                        From A to B, from B to C; it is the world of
Desig n & Life        Oct / 2007 issue 08

Desig n & Life        Oct / 2007 issue 08

Hello MAC! Please introduce yourself!          There seems to be a lot of stories
Some of your mixed-media artworks                Using these remnants, we made an onsite
                      seem to be ...
Desig n & Life        Oct / 2007 issue 08

Do you cook?                                                                                   What kind of music do you l...
Desig n & Life        Oct / 2007 issue 08

Desig n & Life        Oct / 2007 issue 08

Design & Life        Oct / 2007 issue 08

Design & Life        Oct / 2007 issue 08

Oct / 2007 issue 08

                      If you have to choose one person to              What does Design & Life mea...
Th e M om en t
                      There are a lot of moments in one's life.
                      We treasure each prec...
Oct / 2007 issue 08

D& L L ifestyle
                      We are surrounding by brands. D&L tells you
                      the stories behind...
Oct / 2007 issue 08

Des ig n & Life        Oct / 2007 issue 08

Oct / 2007 issue 08

Oct / 2007 issue 08

1/ 2 Recipe
                      Cooking is Art. There are no rules.
                      1/2 recipe shows you the smart...
D& L See!
                      What's happening in the world?
                      We will show you around.
Oct / 2007 i...
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  1. 1. Design & Life online minizine | your everyday life | issue 08 OCT
  2. 2. Appreciate every little moment of your life. Your everyday life. Today is Oct. 13, 2007. w w w. d e s i g n a n d l i f e . c o m
  3. 3. D& L N ews We provide the news that you don't want to miss. This is your basic protein. Oct / 2007 issue 08 “ water ” image visual PHOTO : Tamotsu Fujii Got Water Yet? Focused on an environmental issue, the second exhibition that held in 21_21 Design Sight Tokyo is quot;Waterquot;. World famous Japanese graphic designer, Taku Satoh, will be the art director of the show. Mr. Satoh has gathered a team of 5 experts from a wide variety of fields including anthropology, photography, lighting design and design engineering. The project is a result of extensive research and is an attempt to engage the five senses by creating different points of reference between design and water. The exhibition period is from Oct. 5 to Jan. 14, 2008. Des ign & Life
  4. 4. In rainbows with Radiohead After their latest release back to June 2003, we haven't heard from the English rock band Radiohead for a long time. Although their lead vocal, Thom Yorke, has released a solo album quot;The Eraserquot; on 2006, we still look forward to another Radiohead's platinum album. And now, their latest album quot;In Rainbowsquot; was released on October 10, 2007 as an MP3 download, and is scheduled to be released on December 3, 2007 as a quot;discboxquot; with a second CD of additional material! What are you waiting for? Pre-order it online! Oct / 2007 issue 08 Giorgio Armani x Samsung While PRADA has teamed up with LG, Giorgio Armani has announced their new phone on the fashion week, with another Korean electronics giant Samsung. The ultra slim 7 credit card-sized Giorgio Armani x Samsung phone will be available in Europe from November. Also, they've announced that they are developing an LCD TV together. Fashion industry recently has gradually extended their range to different fields, such as lifestyle products, furniture, boutique hotel, automobiles, and now 3C products. Their next move is always highly expected! Des ign & Life
  5. 5. LaCie x Sam Hecht Oct / 2007 issue 08 LaCie is a IT brand with passion to collaborate with designers and develop great products. They have worked with FA Porsche, Ora-ïto, Karim Rashid, and now, they 9 are working with Sam Hecht (Industrial Facility) from UK. The project is called Little Disk Program which includes DVD writer, 2.5 inch hard drive, and also 1.8 inch hard drive. Simple square shape, smart hidden USB or Firewire cable, with sexy, modern dark brown color, this series will definitely be the sexiest products on your desktop. Desig n & Life
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  7. 7. Oct / 2007 issue 08 13 Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization(JIDPO) has announced 1,043 items including the quot;best 15quot; that were accredited by the 51st Good Design Award (the quot;G-Markquot;). The best 15 include Eneloop universe products by SANYO, Media Skin by KDDI+Kyocera, HondaJet, Wii, and more; One of them will be chosen by the judges and win the Grand Prize on October 25th this year. Other than the Grand Prize, 14 other items will be the Good Design Gold Prize 2007. Desig n & Life
  8. 8. De sign e r s C ircle From A to B, from B to C; it is the world of designers; it’s designers circle. Oct / 2007 issue 08 MAC premo 15 issue 08 First, we have to congrats on Mac's new born baby daughter! It is our pleasure to interview him during his Desig n & Life happiest moment. He is a collagist, nimator, director, commercial director, illustrator, a painter & a stuffmaker. Let's take a look of what he is doing!
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  11. 11. Hello MAC! Please introduce yourself! There seems to be a lot of stories behind your arts. And the color and combination of your works make us Oh, hello. I am Mac Premo. You are associate them with old movies. Does reading this. movie has a great effect on your works? You have so many titles: Collagist, Animator, Director, Illustrator, Painter... Does movie has a great effect on your etc., which title do you like the most? works? I’ve never heard that one before. Maybe Stuffmaker. movies do influence my work. If so, it’s not a conscious decision, and I wouldn’t There are a lot of mixed-media say that I watch a lot of movies. But the artworks you've done. Most of them story aspect is pretty important to my are retrospective, collage style, no stuff, as is the idea that viewing art should matter it's 2D or 3D. How was this style be temporal, not static. I am making stuff developed? these days that you are supposed to hold, so that there’s a process to viewing. I’m Collage seems the most appropriate way also making animations, which are movies. to organize the world around me. I’ve Just short ones, in my case. never been in a situation where you start Oct / 2007 issue 08 What's the differences between making with nothing and end up with something. a video & a piece of artwork? There’s always preexisting circumstance, a context, an intended meaning, an interpreted meaning. It’s all kind of messy. The only difference is process. My artwork I like to take elements of that mess and is made of collage stuffs and wood. My categorize them, box them, organize them. videos are made of lots and lots of pictures As for how my style developed, I went to of collage stuffs and wood, that when put Mexico as a student. Parts of that country together, look like they are moving. If I am are a living, breathing collage. That had a making the video as a commercial or for a big influence. Then, after I kind of became client, the main difference is motivation. I disillusioned with commercial directing in would never call a commercial a piece of my mid-twenties, I became a carpenter. art. It’s a commercial. Probably the dumbest financial decision ever, but when I looked back on things and realized that I had been making art the whole time and that was what I really wanted to do, the carpentry skills really came into play. Also, a burning desire 21 to never have an actual job has been a constant motivation for me. Desig n & Life
  12. 12. Some of your mixed-media artworks Using these remnants, we made an onsite seem to be functional, almost like multimedia installation honoring the unique accessories. Have you ever thought to role played by a building people hardly make a collection of accessories, even knew existed, but effected their lives in to have a brand of it? such an enormous way. It was exhibited on the ground floor of the actual building. We I’d love to. I make lots of stuff for my worked with some really fantastic people home, and I’ve worked as a designer / in Belfast to raise funds for the project, carpenter, so I have experience making the City Council there, this organization functional things from dust bin holders called Arts and Business. For my part, to walls. The issue is finding places to I lived in Belfast for 5 weeks and made carry the stuff or someone to distribute it. an animated overview of Belfast. I made You have to choose your battles, I guess. three-dimensional, time-based graphs Between making art and trying to eke out that examine Belfast and Northern Ireland a living, one can only take on so many census data collected during the years venture projects. Having said that, I am BUIILDING was operational. These graphs currently making a line of t-shirts with this were presented as a series of stop-frame store called the Brooklyn Circus. I built the animations on monitors in a room made interior of their current storefront. They are entirely of found objects from BUILDING. a clothing store down the street from my My wife was there as the project manager. Oct / 2007 issue 08 studio, but I’m pretty certain that they are It was pretty perfect. going to take over the world. Or at least Where do you live? Any place in the city America and Japan. you recommend if friends are visiting? What is the most interesting project you've done? We live in Boerum Hill in Brooklyn. There are a million places to visit here and all Wow, that’s a tough one. I would have to over the city, so I made you a list: 1. The Brooklyn Inn: wonderful bar, good say a project called BUILDING. pints, lots of wooden. 2. Yankee Stadium: For 40 years, this small brick building located in central Belfast, Northern Ireland It’s like church, but with baseball instead housed the switch room that powered of oppressive monotheistic doctrine. the entire city. When a team of architects Well, less of an oppressive monotheistic doctrine, at least. 3. The Staten Island purchased the building in 2004, five artists Ferry: it’s a free ride, beautiful views of (myself included) intercepted its renovation and salvaged the original equipment. the skyline and the Statue of Liberty, and its serves cheap hot dogs and 16 ounce Bud kingers at the most reasonable price 23 in the city. 4. Grimaldi’s Pizza: the best pie in town. 5. The Brooklyn Bridge: after you’re done with lunch at Grimaldi’s, walk the bridge. It kicks ass. 6. Chinatown: Where else can you find frogs in a bucket and fish the size of your leg? 7. My studio: I just built a mini halfpipe in it. Desig n & Life
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  14. 14. Do you cook? What kind of music do you like? Any What is your dream project? If you have 1 month vacation, where What is your comfort food? favorite band? are you going to spend? Who would you spend with? I am working with these two architects I love to cook. I’m the household cook. There isn’t a whole lot of music I don’t from LA right now called Fleetwood There isn’t anything I don’t like to make, like. Recently I have been listening to Fernandez on a project that we are calling I’d go away with my wife and new and there isn’t anything I’ve really made The Argument by Fugazi, which came out ‘Animachine’. The idea is a portable daughter. We’d start by returning to the same way twice. Hands down, comfort almost 10 years ago, Built To Spill’s latest studio in which I make a daily animation Croatia, where we spent our honeymoon. food is steak. I know you’re supposed to album You In Reverse, and some Iranian based on input from the public. People Then we’d meet each one of our parents in like ribeye, but I like filet. music. I have no idea who the Iranian passing by would be able to record 20 to the country that their families herald from artist is. He has dark hair. As for favorites, 30 second sound bites. Each day I would (or where they culturally herald from, in What do you do in your leisure time? that’s a lock: a tie between Cash and The choose my favorite audio clip, create an the case of my father-in-law). We’d meet Clash. animation depicting it, and add it to a loop my mom in the Czech Republic, then we’d Worry about why I have leisure time. of animations that is projected on the side meet my wife’s mom in Germany. After of our studio. The idea is that I want to that, we’d go to China with my wife’s dad. Could you choose one interesting object animate an aggregate of anecdotes that Then we’d head to Belfast, where we’d from your everyday life and tell us why culminate in a collective common sense. I meet my dad. When all is said and done, you like it? have to figure out how to pose appropriate I’d be in the John Hewitt Pub, wife and questions so that people feel compelled to daughter on one side, Pop on the other, My hat. I have like thirty-seven of them, share short, quality life lessons. scoop of stout in front of me. Also, I’d but I wear one every day. I like hats for the This is my current dream project. Also, I take two months. Oct / 2007 issue 08 same reason people like shoes, except the want it to start out in the middle of Grand exact opposite, physically speaking. Central Station. 27 Desig n & Life
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  19. 19. Oct / 2007 issue 08 If you have to choose one person to What does Design & Life mean to you? have an exhibition with you, but in different fields: like a chef, a Pretty much the same thing. musician, or a MLB player. Who will you choose? Why? Any word for your friend Oliver? I never thought of mounting an exhibition This interview is over. with a professional baseball player. I really Thanks for the interview! we hope like that idea. Actually, I would really loved you can introduce one of your friends to have worked with Stephen Jay Gould. who will be interviewed in the next He was a scientist, a paleontologist who 37 issue! Who is in your mind? loved baseball. Science and baseball would go great with art. But he died a couple years ago. This is a pretty bad I would like to introduce you to the answer. Let me start over: architects I will be working with on the If could choose one person to have an Animachine project: Fleetwood Fernandez, exhibition with I would choose Pervez meet the Design and life readership. Musharraf, because I bet he knows Readership, Fleetwood Fernandez. someone who would hook us up with some totally radical catering for the event. Also, I think Pakistan is going to give him Design & Life the boot pretty soon.
  20. 20. Th e M om en t There are a lot of moments in one's life. We treasure each precious moment. 2+1= ∞ Oct / 2007 issue 08 when you realize there is one more person you need to take care in your life when you realize wake up in 3 A.M. is the happiest moment although tired when you realize time is never enough when you realize money is never enough & when you realize LOVE is never enough when 2+1= ∞ 39 C25 Y40 Des ig n & Life
  21. 21. Oct / 2007 issue 08 41 Apple of his eye, Apple of her eye / CDs for your babies by Videoarts Music Famous Japanese singers re-interpret Beatles. Very soft, very peaceful. MUJI / Soap holder + Matsuyama / Soap Des ig n & Life The simplest design; the most natural material. Gentle to your skin; great to the earth.
  22. 22. D& L L ifestyle We are surrounding by brands. D&L tells you the stories behind your lifestyle. Oct / 2007 issue 08 43 Kate Spade, a New York based handbag company, was founded in 1993 by Andy Spade and Katherine Noel Brosnahan. Katherine was working for Mademoiselle Magazine for six years as a senior fashion editor of accessories. While working at the magazine, Kate realized that there is a need of handbags with stylish and functional and innocently started to design handbags. She knew what women wants and the accessories market well so that she created a line of classically shaped bags with colors, patterns, and sophisticated fabric. When she launched her first collection, there are only six simple shaped handbags. The six origin designs continue to be the company’s signature styles. Des ig n & Life Images copyright © Kate Spade
  23. 23. Oct / 2007 issue 08 45 In 1996, Kate got the award of America’s new fashion talent in accessories from the Council of fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and opened her first shop in New York City’s SOHO. In 1998, Kate Spade opened in Boston and then spread its territory to domestic and international wide. Started as a handbag company, the company grew continuously to paper, social stationery, personal organizers, journals, shoes, and Des ig n & Life home accessories. Now, the home collection includes bedding, bath items, vases, wallpaper, textiles, frames, and other vibrant accessories for home. They even have a mini blog called quot;behind the curtainquot;, providing the hottest news about Kate Spade, the projects the are working, things they love or the events they hold.
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  25. 25. Oct / 2007 issue 08 49 Design philosophy The first Kate Spade collection was boxy and nylon tote bags with neutral colors. Simple design, but well constructed shape bags have become a fashion classic of accessories. The handbag collection has grown to a wide selection of leather handbags, evening bags, and luggage collection. In addition, Kate innovates new Design & Life fabric and patters to incorporate into her classic design. The vision for the company is to create product that combined great style with timeless utility, modern shape, and an element of surprise and remains elegance, and good quality.
  26. 26. Oct / 2007 issue 08 51 Andy Spade Andy Spade, Kate’s husband and partner, was president and creative director in this business. In 1999, he After opening up this company for 14 years, Husband-and-wife team Andy and Kate Spade said goodbye to launched “Jake Spade”, men’s accessory line. Andy was working in advertising industry, and won numerous the company they founded in July 2007. They sold it to Liz Claibome Inc for 4.99 billion, because they want Design & Life awards. His great experience has helped to shape his vision for this company in both the domestic and global to spend more time with her daughter. It is pity that these two talented designers to leave fashion industry. marketplace. But who knows? I am looking forward to seeing they bring us another surprising brand in the near future.
  27. 27. 1/ 2 Recipe Cooking is Art. There are no rules. 1/2 recipe shows you the smartest way to cook. 1/2 recipe no.008 Stir fried three kind of mushrooms with garlic and anchovies* serve 2 * Hint ! Mushrooms are the kind of vegetable you can enjoy all year around. However, autumn is the best season to enjoy them. Italian likes to cook anchovies, salted fish, with garlic oil to make nice sauce and it go well with pasta, vegetable, and seafood. But not to worry! You won’t taste any fishing favor if I don’t say anchovies were in it. Anchovies are usually be packed in the canned with oil or salt. I recommend you buy anchovies in oil that works better for me. Oct / 2007 issue 08 you need... 1 anchovies 3 kinds of mushrooms 1/5 Red and yellow pepper, sliced 3 garlic, minced 1T extra virgin olive oil Red pepper 2t salt 53 steps... 1. Oil 2and garlic in the pan of low heat cook for minutes 2. Put mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes I love to cook and collect recipes, but I never exactly follow the steps. For me, cooking should be playful. Remember, always put your imagination to someone’s recipe and bring it to your vision. 3. Add peppers and salt cook for 2 minutes 1/2 recipe rules are easy and healthy. Modern people are always in a hurry, and I believe, with 1/2 Design & Life effort, 1/2 steps, 1/2 fat, 1/2 time of cooking, will also bring you to a lovely cooking experience and healthier dish. That’s why I called this chapter “1/2 Recipe”. Cooking is art. Let’s play.
  28. 28. D& L See! What's happening in the world? We will show you around. Oct / 2007 issue 08 55 STYIM @ TOKYO STYIM is a 55-unit complex of leased condominiums which just won the Good Design award 2007. The building Des ig n & Life was designed for variety of choices for residents. 18 different floor plans are available. The developers focused closely not only on architectural design but also functional issues such as storages or daily movement of residents. It is an invitation to a new environment where young urbanites can thrive.