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  1. 1. Design & Life online minizine | your everyday life | issue 09 NOV
  2. 2. Appreciate every little moment of your life. Your everyday life. Today is Nov. 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. Nov / 2007 issue 09 2 INFOBAR 5 AU design project by Japanese communications company KDDI is always providing people the best cell phone design in the world. Some of their cell phones are already collected by MoMA. Among them, INFOBAR designed by Naoto Fuka-sawa is one of the most popular model. Now, INFOBAR 2 was announced. Squarish buttons with curved surface and large screen seems to be very comfortable to hold in the hand as a cobblestone. Someone describe it as quot;ridiculously beautiful,quot; what do you think? Des ign & Life www.kddi.com/design2006
  4. 4. OMOTESANDO GYRE Gyre is another landmark on Omotesando, Tokyo. The building was just opened on 7 Nov. It contains many restaurants and shops, including the first MoMA design store in Japan. Nov / 2007 issue 09 Designed by Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, the appearance of the building is like some blocks piled up together and each block is twisted in different angles. Maybe it is where the name came from. So now there is one more reason for you to spend one more day on Omotesando. Don't forget to take a look of their dazzling website, art direction and designed by Shun Kawakami (artless.) gyre-omotesando.com www.artless.gr.jp 7 Des ign & Life © 2007 W+K Tokyo © 2007 MVRDV
  5. 5. Nov / 2007 issue 09 @SONY 9 CANVAS Sony has just announced their new Sony VAIO C with 3 young Japanese artists: Hajime Yoshio, ZAnPon, and Ryuji Otani. The project is called quot;Canvas@Sonyquot; which provides SONY's products as art canvas for the artists. These 3 talents are from digmeout which is a visual artist excavation project promoted by FM802, an Osaka based radio station. Desig n & Life www.sony.co.jp
  6. 6. Nov / 2007 issue 09 CAFE MONOCLE During Tokyo Design Week, world famous magazine Monocle has launched a special 11 quot;exhibitionquot; called Monocle Cafe right at OmoteSando Hills where the trends gather in Tokyo. Collabrated with Omotesando Saryo, the famous art cafe decorated with art pieces and design furniture from Yanagi Sori and Philippe Starck, the exhibition also came with the celebration of the launch of ABSOLUT 100. If you've missed this special event, you can still pay a visit of this special art cafe, and have a taste of luxury. www.monocle.com www.omotesandohills.com Desig n & Life
  7. 7. T-SHIRT AWARD UNIVERSE The quot;Universequot; is the summation of all particles and energy that exist. It is the space-time in which all events occur. Just like the design community, it transcends all boundaries and value, to embrace each and every one of our force with the same spirit. Express visually (by graphics, drawings, illustrations, photography, typography...) what this particular word means to you. Winning entries of quot;Universequot; will not only be published in IdN magazine in the form of an article, but will also be printed on Graniph's t-shirt for sale all over the world. DEADLINE 01 DEC Nov / 2007 issue 09 www.idnworld.com/15/index.php www.graniph.com 13 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. Nov / 2007 issue 09 fleetwood 15 fernandez issue 09 Finally! We have our first architect interviewee in our Designers Circle! Thanks to Mac! We are very pleased to interview and introduce you this nice and lovely couple, Hunter Fleetwoord & Mariapaz Fernandez from Los Angles! Desig n & Life
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  10. 10. Hello! Please introduce yourself & Fleetwood Fernandez! Please choose a color (or color combination) you Hi there. I’m Hunter Fleetwood, exactly like & why. one half of the partnership and office of fleetwood fernandez. I should Whoa, is this a trick also introduce my wife and partner, question? Green, no, Mariapaz Fernandez. We’re a small wait blue. Blue, yeah, design office located in Los Angeles, blue. Does that make us California specializing in the design and gloomy? Ok, black, black construction of small commercial and What inspires your works the most? and white. Is that too residential projects. predictable for architects? I think what inspires us most is a Why did you decide to start your own clear idea that communicates across Where do you live? Any design office? the boundaries that separate us as place in the city you a society. Also, really good Jamon recommend if friends are My wife and I met just after graduating Serrano. visiting? from architecture school and imme- diately decided that we had similar Why did you decide to work as a Nov / 2007 issue 09 We live in Santa Monica, ideas about design. At the risk of multidisciplinary design firm? a small city just adjacent sounding cliché, we went to a Richard to Los Angeles. If you Serra show at the Dia about ten years Often times, especially with commercial want the indie flavor ago and we decided that architecture projects, when a client is looking for a of Los Angeles, go to today often lacks the emotive space or a building, they have a project, Abbot Kinney in Venice or quality present in most other design which is in need of an identity. We Vermont Avenue in Los disciplines. We set about a plan to get try to encourage them to incorporate Feliz. But, for my money, out on our own. Don’t ask why it took design into as much of the solution as nothing beats a day at so long. possible. This sometimes can include Point Dume walking with everything from furniture to graphics. your dog on the beach. When you started the business, how did you find your clients? or how did What is the most interesting project they find you? you've done & why? Unfortunately, there is no formulaic The most interesting project we’ve done answer to this question. In fact, I ask so far was the Studio in Spain we call the same question to all of my friends Ballena. First, the project is a studio that are out there trying to make a for an artist, which combines several 19 living doing something creative. I think typologies that we’re interested in; you must allow for there to be some space for the making of art, and space small opportunity in everything you do. for living. Secondly, construction in And, then you hope people notice the Spain allows for a much higher degree small stuff that you worked so hard to of craft. The concrete walls in that get right. That’s all you can do. project demonstrate several of our ongoing interests. The exterior texture incorporates the strength of a local trade that is extremely facile in working Desig n & Life with concrete formwork. Furthermore, the use of exposed concrete creates a dialogue with the local vernacular that is unexpected.
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  14. 14. Do you cook? What is your Which magazine is your favorite Could you choose one What is your dream project? What kind of music do you like? If you have a long vacation, comfort food? & why? interesting object from your In which city are you going Any suggestion? where will you go? Who would everyday life and tell us why to build it and why? ( If it's a you spend with? you like it? architecture project. ) Yes. Well, half of us does. It’s the Well, lately we’ve been lifting a We like most everything, except Spaniard. She makes a mean bunch of recipes out of Cucina smooth jazz. I just heard the new That’s easy. Mallorca, Spain. We tortilla de patatas. Italiana. Very authentic and no- The trash bag dispenser at the Our dream project is the next one. Jose Gonzalez. Very nice. haven’t been in a while and are nonsense. For architecture, Detail end of our dog’s leash. It sounds dying to get back. If we could is really amazing. They give out stupid, but that little bone shaped convince every one of our closest innovative construction details object solves a very dirty problem friends to come along, that’s our like they’re coupons at Costco. with a witty attitude. idea of heaven. Nov / 2007 issue 09 27 Desig n & Life
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  18. 18. Please suggest 3 books that you What does Design & Life mean Thanks for the interview! we like the most. to you? hope you can introduce one of your friends who will be interviewed in the next The recent ones are as follows: A lack of sleep. issue! Who is in your mind? 1. Omivore’s Dilema by Michael Any word for your friend Mac? Pollan 2. The Double, or anything by Jose Saramago, and finally Thanks for featuring us! As for Moby Dick. (Hunter just can’t Thanks for the close-up. passing the baton, we hope you finish that one……its becoming might be interested in interviewing an obsession.) our friend Reza Feiz. He is a designer from Los Angeles that specializes in furniture. Nov / 2007 issue 09 35 Design & Life
  19. 19. Th e M om en t There are a lot of moments in one's life. We treasure each precious moment. stripes pattern for your lazy afternoon. Nov / 2007 issue 09 TOSHIBA retro-chic toaster (old stuff) Bought it @ a antique furniture shop at Shimokitazawa, 37 Tokyo. Nice color. Love it's POP ART style. www.amastore.jp Design & Life
  20. 20. Nov / 2007 issue 09 the lazy Sunday afternoon it's sunny or cloudy you can't tell open the window the wind blows a cup of cappuccino with toast would be sweet call your friend tell her your secret without expect take a ride to downtown you've never been buy a book, flowers, & some snakes sit by the alley look around that is your l a z y Sunday afternoon 39 Cappuccino Grand Café Lounge / Pepe Link Selection Nice lazy lounge music selection for your afternoon. www.cafe-cappuccino.net Des ig n & Life
  21. 21. D& L L ifestyle We are surrounding by brands. D&L tells you the stories behind your lifestyle. Nov / 2007 issue 09 LE LABO Your Magic Formula 41 Le Labo is a French name, which means a laboratory. Edouard Roschi and Fabrice Penot founded this luxury fragrance brand in New York in 2006. Both of them had been working in perfume industry and they are eager to create unique and exceptional perfume and make it by order in front of the customer. images copyright© LE LABO 2007 Des ig n & Life
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  23. 23. Nov / 2007 issue 09 45 The founders are inspired by Grasse, France; they use variety of the precious herbal and cooperate with the leading perfume makers in order to create the best perfume in the world. It is quite a nice experience to watch professional perfume maker to make it right after you place an order. Perfume maker follows the formula and measure the proper potion for you in a traditional way – by hand. The salesperson prepares the label of your perfume that will shows expire date, who compounded it, and who is the lucky person to have it. Des ig n & Life
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  25. 25. Nov / 2007 issue 09 49 We are lucky to drop by the newly opened shop in Daiganyama of Tokyo, Japan. The interior keeps the same tone as New York store. The store is simply decorated with steel patterned wall and white ceramic tiles Design & Life that creates a modern and retro environment to let you have sensual scent journey. Additional, it has an independent lab space where they are making perfume with lab equipment.
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  27. 27. Nov / 2007 issue 09 53 Perfume Ambrette 9 – A special formula of perfume is gentle enough for baby use, which is a water base. It also can be made in alcohol base for adult. The smell is fresh and fruity with a hint of musky scent made by nature ambrette grain. Rose 31 – Rose for men. Rose is not only for women any more. Grasse rose is a solid condensed background of this fragrance, following woodsy and spicy touch. When you smell it carefully, you will find cumin, cedar, and a little of amber. The components are huge, but the flavor is light. This is a fragrance that you like to explore. Design & Life
  28. 28. 1/ 2 Recipe Cooking is Art. There are no rules. 1/2 recipe shows you the smartest way to cook. 1/2 recipe no.009 Warm salad stir fried cube steak and mushroom on veggie* serve 2 * Hint ! Steak is one of the ingredients that you are better to stock up in your freezer. You can roast it, pan-fried it, make a stew, or BBQ it. When the weather is getting cold, I like to make warm salad. The idea is to stir fried meat and vegetable with sauce and then pour out on the top of fresh crunch vegetable, such as lettuce, cucumber, or baby Spanish. The hot and cold combination is very delightful. Nov / 2007 issue 09 you need... Beef shoulder (chunk) 250g Mushroom 200g Soy sauce 2T Garlic 3 cloves Salt Pepper Extra Virgin Olive Oil steps... 55 1. Oil and garlic on the medium hot pan. 2. Add beef to cook until both sides brown. I love to cook and collect recipes, but I never exactly follow the steps. For me, cooking should be 3. playful. Remember, always put your imagination to someone’s recipe and bring it to your vision. Add mushroom, salt, soy sauce, and pepper. 1/2 recipe rules are easy and healthy. Modern people are always in a hurry, and I believe, with 1/2 Des ig n & 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.
  29. 29. D& L See! What's happening in the world? We will show you around. TOKYO DESIGNER'S WEEK Tokyo Designer's Week has just dropped the curtain. There were a lot of exhibition and events throughout Tokyo. The main exhibition is 100% Design Tokyo at Jingu Gaien Aoyama, Tokyo. There were also Container Exhibition, Student Exhibition, Professional Exhibition, Shop Exhibition, and Design Tide. A lot of Shops in the city had special events during this grand occasion. If you missed it this year, you definitely should pay a visit next year! We are also very glad to announce that the poster designed by Pohsuan(Shibo) Hsu, our creative director, has been chosen in the quot;Love your earthquot; competition that held by designboom & Design Association Japan and was exhibited during the 100% Design Tokyo! www.c-channel.co.jp www.100percentdesign.jp www.designboom.com Nov / 2007 issue 09 57 Des ig n & Life
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