4.15.2014

The Street Art Easter Eggs That Would be Perfect For Banksy. Or Any Graffiti Fan.




So, what would be the perfect Easter Egg for Banksy? Definitely one of the Edible Easter Eggs from this collection of Street Art Easter chocolates from Paris-based Jadis et Gourmande.


above: the window display for the Street Art Easter Egg collection at Jadis et Gourmande.

Delicious dark and milk chocolate creations filled with fruits, bon bons, pralines and more take on an urban edge complete with headphones, and spray paint cans in this clever culinary collection. Tagged brick walls, music CDs, pots filled with paint, Spray Painted Eggs, hip little chicks and bunnies - even a Jimi Hendrix Egg, are all rendered in edible and delicious chocolate.

Most impressive are the milk and dark chocolate egg sculptures, available in four sizes:






Chocolate Bunny and Chick on tagged bricks:


Jimi Hendrix Milk Chocolate Stenciled Easter Egg:


Milk and Dark Chocolate tagged brick eggs filled with chocolates:



Chocolate and Praline Paint Pots Easter Eggs:


Boxed Set of Street Art Eggs:


Edible Chocolate Easter CDs (packaged in CD holders):




http://www.jadisetgourmande.com


Check them out here

The Globe Storage Cabinet by Studio Job for Gufram.




This freestanding whimsical piece of storage furniture was created by Studio Job for Gufram of Italy, who is known for their playful polyurethane foam furnishings. The armoire or wardrobe cabinet is set with a soft polyurethane foam globe in the center which stays in place whether the doors are open or closed.




Made in a limited edition of 50, the piece, made of lacquered MDF, measures 95 x 44 x 195 cm.

Below are sketches by Studio Job of the cabinet design.



Gufram

4.14.2014

Pierre Hermé Creates An Edible Easter Homage To Artist Beat Zoderer




Swiss Artist Beat Zoderer is best known for his multi-banded colored metal sculptures which spherical ones resemble rubber band balls, globes and eggs. When Paris based confectioner Pierre Hermé first encountered Zoderer's work, he admired his paintings before discovering the singular power and grace of his metal sculptures. This led Hermé to the idea of paying tribute to the sculptor by freely taking inspiration from it.

The Oeuf Supramat D'Apres Beat Zoderer (The Supreme Egg after Beat Zoderer):


The Chocolate Egg (inset) with one of Zoderer's large installations at the Taubert Contemporary:


More examples of some of Beat Zoderer's sculptures:


He would create this marvelous Easter egg that not only conveys the fascination and simplicity of a Beat Zoderer sculpture, but serves as a formal exercise in chocolate-making style. Multi-coloured bands of chocolate embrace each other lightly over the shell of an egg with a voluptuous covering of Pure Origine Brésil, Plantation Paineiras dark chocolate with citrus fruit, red berry and spices hints, sustained by chocolate powerful flavours. The edible masterpiece sits upon a pedestal which conceals a secret drawer filled with an assortment of chocolates.



Not available to purchase online, the HOMMAGE À BEAT ZODERER, A creation by Pierre Hermé is in an edition limited to 15 pieces, can be picked up at their boutiques in Paris.

Pure Origin Bresil Plantation Paineiras Dark Chocolate.
Weight: 875g, drawer contains a 120gr chocolate assortment.
Price: €210.00

Pierre Hermé offers many beautifully sculpted edible Easter eggs and chocolate, below are a few of their other Easter eggs offered this year.



www.pierreherme.com
▪ 72, rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris. M° Saint-Sulpice. Tél.: 01 43 54 47 77.
▪ 185, rue de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris. M° Pasteur. Tél.: 01 47 83 89 96.
▪ Galeries Lafayette, 40 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris. M° Chaussé d’Antin Lafayette. Tél.: 01 43 54 47 77.

Paul Flowers' Funky Nomad Bathroom Furnishings Mix Corian With Wood.




At the 2014 IMM Cologne international Furniture Fair DuPont™ Corian® exhibited the concept study for bathroom furnishings, "Modern Nomads", with designs by Paul Flowers, chief designer of Grohe AG. The collection of four pieces combines Corian® Glacier White and Corian® Deep Nocturne with Oak, textiles and chrome details.






A design influenced by nature, interpreted in a socially relevant fashion and arranged by sophisticated experience: For the new concept study “Modern Nomads” Paul Flowers, Vice President of Design at GROHE AG, and DuPont™ Corian® combine quality, design and perfect shapes to form a stunning ensemble. Highly individual and absolutely unique, they reflect the changing living situations of modern society. The fascinating designs have been realized by DuPont™ Corian® Quality Network Partner Moser GmbH from Haslach.







The objects designed by Paul Flowers have little in common with conventional bathroom furniture of the past. They incorporate developments of an advancing society; answer a growing desire for mobility without uprooting or ignoring the changing circumstances of the different phases of one’s life.






Paul Flowers favors homelike, flexible, individual pieces of furniture, separated from the walls. The pieces are freestanding, can be easily moved and enable individuality and mobility irrespective of the home owner’s age. Every piece can create its own little island of comfort and well-being, adapts to changing circumstances and new layouts. The details and materials of these designs form a perfect aesthetically appealing and functional unit. Integrated power cords with colorful textile lining, striking chrome links, delicate oak legs, functional towel racks, indirect RGB Lighting as well as surfaces made of hygienic, easy to maintain Corian® form a bridge between function and design. Colored in Corian® Glacier White and Corian® Deep Nocturne, the designs are at the same time modern and traditional: Intentional references to historic elements such as the “zuber” tub are treasured reminders of things long past.




In addition, the designs include an interesting technology feature: With the help of wireless technology water is digitalized; bathroom furniture serves as an interface between the human and technology, Chrome taps "Strio 7“ from Grohe are operated with a digital control unit which can be installed anywhere on the sink, bathtub or shower. The mechanization of the bathroom not only offers more mobility but equally supports Paul Flower’s sustainability concept: Sophisticated controls and pre-set water temperatures help to reduce water consumption.


all info and images courtesy of DuPont Corian
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