Folklore has it the name Munki Munki came about at a Chinese restaurant. Two menus were laying on top of each other and the lettering appeared as “Munki Munki.”
Hmn? Don’t judge me, I’m just repeating what I heard okay? Anyway…
I was walking the aisles at the New York International Gift Fair and was drawn to the Creative Apparel Concepts booth by the prominently displayed Munki Munki logo. Highlighted was the Munki Munki brand of pajamas and loungewear featuring nostalgic Americana prints including The Trashy Novel, Holiday and Wine bottle designs. The line includes flannels, silk, cashmere and mesh fabrics.
In this video, Ben Gray from Creative Apparel Concepts gives a peak at some of the Munki Munki pajamas…
DISCOVER: Munki Munki
I’m always excited to see what’s new from the Spanish company Lladró, known for creating fine, artistic porcelain figurines. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Lladró introduced their latest creative projects at the 2013 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York.
DAZZLE - Welcome to the Asylum… This new Lladró Atelier collection reminded me of a couture straightjacket. Kidding. Sort of. Inspired by a camouflage technique and based on a pattern of geometric shapes, Dazzle, a mix-mash of black and white lines creates new images from Lladró’s existing pieces.
THE GUEST BY GARY BASEMAN - Ok, there’s something downright creepy about these figurines… However, I’m enchanted none the less and would be quite happy to have The Guest greet me in my foyer. Top international artist are invited to design different personalities for this fun porcelain sillouette. This ground-breaking collection by Lladró has expanded with designs by American artist Gary Baseman. These limited edition pieces display the Californian artist visual vocabulary mixing childhood and adult themes that are humorously playful and dark; the signature of his ubiquitous art. I’ll take a dozen…
NATUROFANTASTIC MULTICOLOR - Apparently, vegetables are good for you… Lladró celebrates the ‘joy of life’ with it’s Naturofantastic collection. This elegant dinner service is a tropical fantasy of the brightest colors from the Lladró palette including practical and original objects – serving platters, bowls and vases – joining exciting and jubilant vegetable forms.
BELLE DE NUIT - There’s no glow, like a porcelain glow… Belle de Nuit is a new line of tabletop, wall and ceiling lamps made in porcelain that come in various formats and colors in line with current trends in interior and home décor. The concept is based on the classic crystal chandelier. When lit, the porcelain lampshades detail the etched designs on the surface.
In addition, Lladró adds a variety of new table lamp designs that combine the decorative strength of its porcelain sculptures with the sensation of light.
Lladró is at the forefront of contemporary porcelain design. Established in Valencia, Spain in 1953 by the brothers Juan, José and Vicente Lladró. The brand has evolved from an artisan workshop to a huge enterprise established in over 120 countries. Achieving the highest technical and artistic qualities, all Lladró pieces are manufactured in the workshops of The City of Porcelain, in Valencia.
B&O Play, the sister brand to Bang & Olufsen will launch two new headphones this July 2013.
The concept of B&O Play is to instill an impeccable sound experience while listening to your music on your portable devices. This younger vibrant brand is aimed toward the digital generation while encompassing Bang & Olufsen’s core competencies including superior technology, unsurpassable acoustics, craftsmanship, pristine design and ease of use.
BeoPlay H3 is an in-ear headphone for people in action. Commuters. People riding the subway. Jogging. Riding their bikes… The H3 comes with four different sized ear plugs to adjust to your ears maximizing sound quality and comfort.
BeoPlay H6 is a flexible and super-soft over-ear headphone featuring comfort and sound performance that takes audio to another level. For more on the H6, see video below…
“We have huge expectations for these premium headphones,” states Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. “Our customers have been yearning for a quality alternative to the headphones that are on the market today. With H6 and H3’s arrival, we will now offer a premium headphone that delivers a best in class audio experience and authentic design that we know will resonate with our brand enthusiasts and music lovers across the country.”
The B&O Play H3 and H6 are excellent examples of the Danish love for polished aluminum and supple leather.
In this video, Category Manager for B&O Play, Nicolaj Rasmussen Shabtai gives an up-close look at the BeoPlay H6 over-the-ear headphones…
Danish design. Premium prices.
DISCOVER: B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen
In his latest inspiring book, Stark reveals from start to finish how his artistic, whimsical and unexpected designs created some of the most elegant private and charitable events. As you will discover, a variety of sustainable, industrial and low-cost materials are used to showcase various themes and color palettes creating memorable detailed events.
“Even something as basic as the seating chart offers an opening to make a party special, when a particularly thoughtful pairing can mean the difference between stimulating and stultifying. Those layers of detail are what sets our events apart and what people find astounding. We’ve learned to plant surprises, big and small, as a series of moments that unfold as the event progresses and as guests physically move around. This delivers a sense of discovery that keeps the party moving and keeps guests intrigued,” says Stark.
David Stark: The Art of the Party takes readers on a creative journey demonstrating Stark’s inspirational process and thoughtful coordinated details. Go behind-the-scenes of high-profile events including not-for-profit organizations, unbelievable weddings and forward thinking corporations. Thousands of Dr. Seuss books become a sculpture for a Target event at The New York Public Library, colored pencils become undulating ‘tablescapes’ at an American Patrons of The Tate Museum fundraiser and thousands of baseball cards and foam ‘fan fingers’ become the backdrop and place settings for a sports lover’s bar mitzvah.
David Stark is a New York-based event producer and designer and has created imaginative events for clients including The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Entertainment Weekly, Beyoncé Knowles, Martha Stewart, Mariska Hargitay, Glenn Close and Jon Stewart, major corporations such as Target, TBS and Condé Nast, as well as high-visibility fund-raising galas for the nation’s most elite not-for-profit organizations including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Joyful Heart Foundation and The Metropolitan Opera.
DISCOVER: David Stark: The Art of the Party
Some people prefer to have their iPhone unadorned, but for those of us who know the reality of accidentally putting your keys in the same pocket or accidentally dropping your phone, a case isn’t a bad idea. Here’s five suggestions to tap into your personal style while protecting your precious mobile.
If you read the works of Roald Dahl then you’ll be aware of the tale of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. One day, a poor boy is given some money to purchase a chocolate bar made by the world-famous Willy Wonka. Upon opening it, he finds a golden ticket – an invitation to a tour of Wonka’s factory, and one that will change his life. Unfortunately there is no real Willy Wonka (or so we think, at least), but there is this fantastic iPhone case that looks like one of the luckiest bars of Wonka chocolate in the world.
This Glacier Case from O2 is pretty conventional as far as cases go, but it’s definitely one of the sleekest and most fashionable cases we’ve ever seen. The case looks as if someone artfully coated your iPhone with a thin layer of ice. The case is also quilted and will lose none of it’s sleek look while keeping your phone protected. Definitely a winner.
If you were a child of the 80s, some of the first music you ever heard likely came out of a cassette tape. Regardless of how convincing, the Tape Case from Redbubble looks, it’s actually not going to do much if you stick it in a ghetto blaster. This case is labeled – “Love is Mixtapes” – which sets it off perfectly for those who want to represent their love of ‘old-school’ music with their iPhone case.
Gaming fans — this case is for your. Many of us let go of our portable gaming devices some time ago, but the Game Boy Case from Redbubble brings flashbacks of hand-held good times.
This case is for all you “green” techies. The Bamboo Case from Snugg is a high quality case made of real bamboo. A slim profile protective hard case that is environmentally friendly.
About the Author:
Allie Cooper a tech enthusiast who loves writing about new technology, movies, fashion, music as well as social media trends. Follow Allie Cooper on Twitter @AllieCooper_18.
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