Design 2022, December

Why is the Scandinavian-style suburban mansion of the charismatic artist and producer Alexander Tsekalo still empty?

Why is the Scandinavian-style suburban mansion of the charismatic artist and producer Alexander Tsekalo still empty? (2022)

Many people know well the charismatic artist and producer of Russian show business Alexander Tsekalo, and not only from the cabaret duet "Academy", which was very popular in the 80s and 90s, but also from various projects and TV programs. The loving showman also often ends up in the media with scandalous divorces, then with new passions, although he, like most celebrities, prefers not to talk about his personal life. Where, with whom and how the star of show business lives today, then - in n

How to choose the right paintings and place them in the interior of an apartment: The best ideas of 2021

How to choose the right paintings and place them in the interior of an apartment: The best ideas of 2021 (2022)

It is difficult to imagine a modern house without paintings. In the interior they serve not only for decoration, but also emphasize your individual taste and create an atmosphere of comfort and harmony in the room. Today we will try to understand the current trends in painting, which can decorate your home with style and elegance. We will analyze several directions that are popular this year, as well as how to pick up paintings and arrange them in your home

Pregnant men in the original beer commercial

Pregnant men in the original beer commercial (2022)

At one time, Charlie Chaplin promised a billion-dollar prize to the first man in the world who manages to get pregnant and give birth to a child. Looking at these photos, one might get the impression that in modern history, applicants have finally appeared to get rich in an instant, but in fact, the pictures of pregnant men are nothing more than an advertising campaign dedicated to all lovers of the foamy drink

Selfie with a ghost: heroes of the 1980s films in the modern world

Selfie with a ghost: heroes of the 1980s films in the modern world (2022)

Now, when one after another old films are being shot in a new way, it is possible that it will come to the "classics of the 80s". Have you ever wondered what E.T.'s visit will look like? from the movie "Alien", if it had happened not in 1982, but in 2016? Or what would the responsibilities of a modern Robocop look like? In this selection of illustrations, you will find a British artist's fantasy on the subject

"Completed Portraits": Polish Company "Shoe" Classic Portraits

"Completed Portraits": Polish Company "Shoe" Classic Portraits (2022)

The shoe company KIWI from Poland has taken the advertising campaign to a new level. They not only creatively approached the very idea of ​​how to tell about their products, but also managed to enlist the support of leading museums in order to create so-called "augmented reality" for the most famous canvases of the classics of the art world

Don't Kill for Fashion: Shocking Social Action

Don't Kill for Fashion: Shocking Social Action (2022)

Exclusive leather goods are the dream of any fashionista. Handbags, shoes, jackets and wallets … All this diversity in the boutique can easily make your head spin. Visitors to one of Bangkok's shopping malls were recently surprised. A very unpleasant surprise awaited them in the department of leather clothing and accessories

10 surreal prints of contemporary singers

10 surreal prints of contemporary singers (2022)

French artist Nicholas Aubery decided to dream up what would happen if you combine steampunk, futurism, fantasy and images of famous singers - this is how the series of prints "The Dark Side of Divas." Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and other famous ladies became the heroines of this project. However, the project can be called successful only in part - for real gloominess it has too many smiles, butterflies and flowers

On the wings of a butterfly: amazing raincoats and stoles in the form of moth wings

On the wings of a butterfly: amazing raincoats and stoles in the form of moth wings (2022)

The Spanish shop El Costurero Real offers incredible beauty accessories to its visitors. Amazing raincoats and stoles in the form of wings of butterflies and moths can not only emphasize the natural beauty of a girl, but also turn her into a forest fairy. And as soon as the girl puts on such a raincoat, the world around suddenly turns into a fairy tale too

"Love is " Soulful illustrations of relationships from an artist in love

"Love is " Soulful illustrations of relationships from an artist in love (2022)

HJ-Story started out as simple phone drawings that the artist sent to his girlfriend (who later became his wife) in the form of messages. He himself says that in words it was difficult to convey all the feelings that overwhelmed him, so he painted those situations that he most appreciated in his relationship with a girl. He did not even realize that these are such universal feelings and emotions that one day they will give rise to a new round in his life

Vogue magazine covers 1917-1920 from the iconic fashion illustrator

Vogue magazine covers 1917-1920 from the iconic fashion illustrator (2022)

Vogue today is one of the most reputable fashion publications. Its history goes back over 150 years. High-quality illustrations and exquisite cover have always been the hallmark of the magazine. In the early 20th century, rooms were designed by Georges Lepape, one of the world's most renowned illustrators. In our review - issues of Vogue 1917-1920

This artist knows what love looks like when no one sees you two

This artist knows what love looks like when no one sees you two (2022)

The works of the American artist Amanda Oleander literally blew up the Internet with the universality of their plots: perhaps almost every couple in a long-term relationship can recognize themselves in her drawings. "Yes, it's copied directly from me!" - this is the most frequent comment under Amanda's illustrations on her Instagram. The artist skillfully captures such intimate moments that perfectly characterize lovers who have nothing to hide from each other and who completely trust each other

Agitation textiles: forgotten masterpieces of Soviet design

Agitation textiles: forgotten masterpieces of Soviet design (2022)

Textiles with tractors, hammer and sickle, factory chimneys … would we now wear clothes made from such fabrics? And in the first decades of the Soviet Union, this is how artists imagined the ideal appearance of Soviet people - in shirts and dresses dotted with the slogans "Five-Year Plan in Four Years" and decorated with images of marching crowds

"Save and Preserve": a provocative Easter collection of golden iPhones

"Save and Preserve": a provocative Easter collection of golden iPhones (2022)

For those who celebrate Easter and Christmas, as well as other religious holidays, are not enough to convince others of a serious devotion to their faith, there are additional attributes designed to declare deep religiosity to the whole world. Of course, you can wear a cross around your neck, or you can buy a luxury gold-encrusted iPhone 7s, on which Orthodox symbols and even prayers are applied

Why do labels in Japanese supermarkets change color, and what patterns can be seen on them?

Why do labels in Japanese supermarkets change color, and what patterns can be seen on them? (2022)

Japan's calling card is not only sake, modern electronics and sumo. In this distinctive country, there is also a real cult of food packaging. Labels on jars, boxes, and, especially, wrappers are given great importance here

How Italy Conquered the World with Beauty: The Godfather Masterpieces of Italian Design by Gio Ponti

How Italy Conquered the World with Beauty: The Godfather Masterpieces of Italian Design by Gio Ponti (2022)

Today Italy does not leave the pages of news portals because of the coronavirus, it is worth remembering other episodes of its history, much more optimistic. After dark days, this country experienced new Renaissances every time. And at the head of one of them was the architect Gio Ponti - a man who showed after the catastrophe of World War II that Italy is capable of conquering the whole world with beauty. The "Godfather" of Italian design

The "Iron Lady" who made a breakthrough in industrial design and was forgotten: Bauhaus Marianne Brandt

The "Iron Lady" who made a breakthrough in industrial design and was forgotten: Bauhaus Marianne Brandt (2022)

Marianne Brandt was one of the few women in the Bauhaus, and in the metal workshop she was the first and only one. Brandt's futuristic sets are today considered the forerunners of modern industrial design, products according to her projects are produced in factories to this day. But the life path of the "iron lady" Bauhaus was not easy

How botanist Christopher Dresser designed the future in the Victorian era

How botanist Christopher Dresser designed the future in the Victorian era (2022)

Metallic luster, laconic but bold shape … The things created by the designer Christopher Dresser seem to be “guests from the future” who accidentally got into the Victorian era from the 20th century. Who was this mysterious man, whose name remained in oblivion for many years - a scientist, an artist, a prophet?

Tire Shaped Chair and Villa Stolen by Le Corbusier: How Eileen Gray, the First Female Modernist Designer Created and Was Forgotten

Tire Shaped Chair and Villa Stolen by Le Corbusier: How Eileen Gray, the First Female Modernist Designer Created and Was Forgotten (2022)

She was the first to create what has become a classic of modern design, but she never insisted on her primacy and did not fight for authorship recognition. She dedicated the main masterpiece of her life to her beloved - but both creation and love were taken from her

Service for the Emperor: How the serf of Prince Volkonsky revived ancient technology and became a famous manufacturer

Service for the Emperor: How the serf of Prince Volkonsky revived ancient technology and became a famous manufacturer (2022)

Born a serf, he achieved wealth and success by his labor - he created the most famous jewelry business in Russia, restored the old technologies of Russian enamel, won the attention of the imperial court and opened his own school, where innovative methods of preparation were applied. Pavel Ovchinnikov, a jeweler, industrialist, thinker and teacher, became a key figure in Russian culture in the mid-19th century

Macrame, technology and senses: How the experimenter Patricia Urquiola found her way into industrial design

Macrame, technology and senses: How the experimenter Patricia Urquiola found her way into industrial design (2022)

Furniture and interiors of Patricia Urquiola are always experimental and ergonomic, but fascinate with emotionality, sensuality and comfort. The temperamental Spanish woman proves that women bring not only new ideas to design, but also real humanity that challenges the cold world of high technology

Tea birds, plastic seaweed and a riot of colors: Bethan Laura Wood is the shining star of modern design

Tea birds, plastic seaweed and a riot of colors: Bethan Laura Wood is the shining star of modern design (2022)

She dyes her eyebrows yellow and her hair blue, thinks about how to turn tea bloom into jewelry, talks about a thousand things at once and distinguishes thousands of shades. Bethan Laura Wood is a style icon, one of the most promising and at the same time mysterious figures of modern design. Why do gallery owners hunt for the work of this strange girl, and customers line up to her?

Gun lamp, umbrella chandelier and love: How designer philosopher Philippe Starck made luxury affordable

Gun lamp, umbrella chandelier and love: How designer philosopher Philippe Starck made luxury affordable (2022)

A gun lamp, an umbrella chandelier and statements that the world does not need design, and love is more important than technology - scandalous projects and loud statements made Philippe Starck famous even for those who are far from design. In fact, he is an excellent designer and subtle thinker who made design masterpieces available to the mass consumer

"Vampire's Nest" or the embodiment of a childhood dream: a virtual excursion to the 15-room apartment of the famous artist

"Vampire's Nest" or the embodiment of a childhood dream: a virtual excursion to the 15-room apartment of the famous artist (2022)

Recently, Russian artist Nikas Safronov made himself a $ 70 million gift for his 60th birthday. This is how much the 15-room apartment with all its contents, located in the very center of Moscow, with a stunning panoramic view of the Kremlin, was estimated at. This event caused a huge resonance among the general public in Moscow: scandalous fame literally follows Nikas on his heels

Beauty secrets: stylish female pendant with built-in vibrator

Beauty secrets: stylish female pendant with built-in vibrator (2022)

For Valentine's Day, Crave has announced the release of an exquisite women's jewelry with a secret. Stylish pendant made of gold and silver, hides a complex device that allows you to use it for up to 40 minutes without recharging as a full-fledged vibrator

Do not talk! Original beer ad

Do not talk! Original beer ad (2022)

What's on the mind of a sober is on the tongue of a drunk. This proverb, or rather its analogue, was adopted by the staff of the Madrid creative agency JWT when they developed the original advertisement for Corona beer. People who blurted out too much in a drunken conversation, the next morning appear in front of those with whom they drank, with a huge boulder over their shoulders. And, perhaps, nothing can be done to make this mountain fall off your shoulders. Every unfortunate drinker bears a stigma. The slogan of the beer campaign reads: “Drink carefully. And then boo

In the shackles of Facebook: satirical illustrations about the problems of modern life

In the shackles of Facebook: satirical illustrations about the problems of modern life (2022)

Polish artist and graphic designer Sebastian Pytka depicts in his provocative works those aspects of our life that affect us, regardless of whether we notice these changes or not. Sebastian often appeals with metaphors or puns. Its goal is to draw public attention to important issues of modern life

Animals at gunpoint: IFAW's environmental advertising

Animals at gunpoint: IFAW's environmental advertising (2022)

Yuri Skrylev has a wonderful aphorism: "Is it because there are less and less storks on Earth, because there are more and more people?" New environmental advertisement of the International Fund for the Protection of Animals IFAW is dedicated to the problem of poaching

Never return: 10 chic vintage postcards with airships

Never return: 10 chic vintage postcards with airships (2022)

The invention of airships was undoubtedly one of the most significant events of the 20th century. Huge, majestic, they floated across the sky like real air ships, like a whole city above the ground. And these beautiful aircraft are reflected in the postcards of those times, which we present to your attention. And there is undoubtedly something to see here

Sobbing on an industrial scale. "Salt from Human Tears" by Haxton Street Monster Supplies

Sobbing on an industrial scale. "Salt from Human Tears" by Haxton Street Monster Supplies (2022)

UK-based company Haxton Street Monster Supplies, which specializes in all sorts of quirky "monster" goods, has expanded its range of quirks with a selection of amazing spices. The set is called Salt Made From Tears, and consists of five jars of colored free-flowing filler. The labels say that this is salt made using a special technology - from human tears

London by hand - hand-drawn map of London

London by hand - hand-drawn map of London (2022)

Long gone are the days when geographic maps were compiled by individual scientists and circulated around the world in hand-drawn lists. Moreover, the era of personal and mobile computers in general threatens the very existence of paper maps. However, British artist Jenni Sparks has created some very beautiful and unique maps of London by hand

Strange advertisements on the streets of Madrid

Strange advertisements on the streets of Madrid (2022)

Those who see advertising exclusively as evil, who have no alternative, consider it a virus, through which modern society infects people with the desire for endless consumption, are mistaken. Advertising may well carry spiritual messages. For example, that unusual advertisement that recently appeared on the streets of Madrid thanks to an initiative called the Madrid Street Advertising Takeover

Agenda-2011 diary for those who like to draw

Agenda-2011 diary for those who like to draw (2022)

A daily planner for the current year for working people is a very important working tool. But graphic designer Julie Joliat reminds us that it's both time and fun. So she created Agenda 2011 for the next year, which gives her owner the opportunity to paint every day

Floral mandalas by Portia Munson

Floral mandalas by Portia Munson (2022)

Mandala is a sacred symbol commonly used in meditation. It is made of anything: it is painted with paints and embroidered on fabric, sprinkled with colored powders and carved out of wood … And our heroine of today Portia Munson has a large flower garden around the house, and therefore all her mandalas are made of flowers and leaves

"Cacticity" - a live installation from a Dutch designer

"Cacticity" - a live installation from a Dutch designer (2022)

The innovator, the author of the most interesting architectural forms and solutions, Anouk Vogel presented the project "Cacticity" - a garden-installation of nine hundred cacti of different heights

"Codex Seraphinianus" by Luigi Serafini - the strangest encyclopedia in the world

"Codex Seraphinianus" by Luigi Serafini - the strangest encyclopedia in the world (2022)

A pair of lovers turns into a crocodile. The fish-eyes of some strange creature are floating on the surface of the sea. The man rides on his own coffin. These surreal images are accompanied by handwritten text in a completely incomprehensible language, similar to ancient writing unknown to science. All this - the extravagant universe of "Codex Seraphinianus", the strangest encyclopedia in the world

Movie stamps: original film festival advertisements

Movie stamps: original film festival advertisements (2022)

How does a real movie differ from a low-quality movie? First of all, originality: to all known cliches - no, no, no! But if while watching you feel déjà vu, then the authors are clearly trash. The organizers of the New York International Latin American Film Festival wanted to emphasize that their event shows films, not films. And they decided to explain the difference between these concepts with the help of original advertising

Stopped? Repair shop original advertisement

Stopped? Repair shop original advertisement (2022)

The case of "Merry Pictures" lives on. The original advertisement depicts letters using appliances, furniture, and plumbing fixtures. So what if household items cannot complain about ailments and malfunctions. They also do not intend to be silent and send an SOS signal with all their appearance. The original ad asks the damn questions: "Stopped?" ("Disconnected?") "Broken?" ("Broke?"), "Leakage?" ("Leakage?")

Court commentary: creative advertising for sports radio

Court commentary: creative advertising for sports radio (2022)

Creative advertising for sports radio inspires us that any competition can be accurately described in words, and a good journalist achieves the effect of presence in the report. The platform, to which the attention of the audience is riveted, turns into a kind of bubble from a comic book, where the characters' lines are usually written. Thus, the space of the ring, court, field is nothing more than the commentary of sports radio journalists (at least for the listeners of the broadcast)

Family portraits of microbes: creative advertising of disinfectant solution

Family portraits of microbes: creative advertising of disinfectant solution (2022)

“And this is your great-great-grandfather, who was the first to wind up in the Sink a long time ago,” proudly informs the mother-bacteria to the son-microbe. And even though the microorganism's age is short-lived, the fact that someone else claims the rights to our houses is not at all happy. Disinfecting them, disinfecting solution! Creative advertising calls for the destruction of the microbial idyll so that there are no microdynasties and bacterial relatives in the nth knee

From Dobby to Hagrid: non-standard advertising of the film portal

From Dobby to Hagrid: non-standard advertising of the film portal (2022)

With the help of marks on the doorframe, a non-standard advertisement tells that the promoted cinema resource has films for every taste, for big and small. Characters of different heights seemed to have been and measured against each other on these posters. This will certainly be appreciated by viewers of non-standard advertising, just as we value autographs of stars, things of celebrities or the relics of saints for the opportunity to touch a piece of an idol