Sunday, 26 May 2013

Quatrefoil vs Moroccan

Last week i didn't post anything because i was planning my new office... I already decided about the desk but i'm still looking for a chair and a lamp;/
Also i'm thinking  to buy a white bookcase but i really don't like the white back of the bookcase. So i was searching the web to find some nice patterns...
And then i got confused, many people don't really know what's the difference between Quatrefoil and Moroccan pattern. There are some sites who sell fabrics and wallpapers and they really don't know their differences, you can't sell the Moroccan pattern as Quatrefoil, it's just wrong.... So I decided to write this post about these two lovely patterns....

According to wiki:
the quatrefoil is a type of decorative framework consisting of a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially overlapping circles of the same diameter. The word quatrefoil means "four leaves", from Latin quattuor, four, plus folium, a leaf.[1]) and applies to general four-lobed shapes in various contexts.

you can see here the basic shape and the pattern....

and now the most common Moroccan Pattern...

To see the differences look this one:

but there is also the  Quatrefoil reverse pattern, but still you can't get confused


Hope it helps....


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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Makris bro & Co

The workshop Makris bro and co is the creative space where the brothers John and Christos Makris inspired, design and manufacture handmade products of low production and limited edition. The workshop was created in 2000 when the two brothers decided to deal, in addition to designing objects, and the construction and experimentation with a variety of materials and styles, mined through sculpture, Art Nouveau and art in general.

The furniture and fixtures that Makris brothers desigh and construct, are implemented with sculptural values ​​with references to style and organic forms of Art Nouveau, maintaining their obsession with the materiality they use hot materials such as wood, and cold like glass, aluminum and bronze. The creations of Makris brothers with the balance between form and function are related to the logic of sculpture since it is a limited production design that leverages not only the potential of using high quality materials but also the experimental design,that is allowed by the small production creating objects that embody the values of handmade.

Aside from their individual projects, Makris Bro & Co collaborate with architects and professional designers and manufacture furniture, lamps and other household objects. From 2000 onwards, their work has been exhibited in Thessaloniki in the XV Biennale of Mediterranean Youth, 2011. Makris Bro & Co have many paricipations in industrial design exhibitions in Greece and abroad, while since 2010 they maintain a cooperation with m.a.d. gallery in Switzerland..

Ioannis Makris is a designer, sculptor and painterChristos Makris is an electronic and cnc programmer.

I know Art Nouveau isn't everyone's style but you have to admit it, all these creations are extremely unique, beautiful, rough and gentle at the same time... I don't know about you but i haven't seen anything like this before and believe me the last month I'm looking for a table lamp for my desk and i can't find anything suitable for my taste and style. But when i saw these table lamps i fell in love with them, i wish i could buy one but of course when we talk about unique design and creation the prize goes high....
To be honest i can't give more than 100£, but if i could i would prefer to buy a unique designer lamp than a mass produce designer lamp. Because it's all about style and not fashion or trends.

You can like facebook Makri bro & co page here

You can contact with John Makris for more information :
mobile number: +30 6945564407


More Style, Less Money: Chairs

After a previous post about coffee tables i decided to write one more about chairs this time...

Bac Chair, Cappellini by Jasper Morrison  £564
Ikea Elmer £50
Young & Norgate Wellington Chair £799

 Steelwood Chair MAGIS Design by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec £328

Ikea ESBJÖRN £70

Carl Hansen Elbow Chair £566.00—£625.00

Ikea BONJE £50
Arper Catifa £142.80—£410

Vitra DSX by Charles & Ray Eames £190

Vitra HAL Tube Stackable £184
Ikea ERLAND £40
Hay J104 by Jørgen Bækmark £154.00—£168.00

IKEA PS 2012 £50
Kartell Comback £392

IKEA PS 2012 £70
 Calligaris L'Eau £125.50

Calligaris Jam £161.50 - £175

Ikea TOBIAS £65
Fritz Hansen Ant £315.00—£432

Normann My Chair £185

 Grand Prix Chair FRITZ HANSEN Design by Arne Jacobsen £360

 Ikea VILMAR $39.99
Ligne Roset Tv £505
Hay JW01 Upholstered £358.00—£472

Ikea BERNHARD £100

Hope you like the post and don't forget you can always buy an original chair or a replica or even better a similar original chair...


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Monday, 13 May 2013

Andy Warhol @ The MAC, Belfast

Andy Warhol was at "The Mac" from 7 February to 28 April 2013...
The exhibition was nice, but i wanted more to be honest, unfortunately i couldn't see Warhol's video...

The Mac
Over the course of a 30 year long career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art. This is the first significant exhibition of Andy Warhol’s work in Northern Ireland.
Andy Warhol is one of the most influential American artists to emerge in the post-war period. The power of Warhol’s work comes from its focus on fundamental human themes – the beauty and glamour of youth and fame, material culture, the passing of time and the presence of death. Employing mass-production techniques, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture.
The exhibition includes work from the ARTIST ROOMS’ impressive selection of 232 works which span the artist’s entire body of work and reflect his eclectic career and vibrant personality.
The d’Offay Donation comprises a superb array of important works representing all phases of Warhol’s career and a cross-section of media. The collection includes a unique selection of late diptychs as well as the celebrated four-part ‘Camouflage’ of 1986.
A selection of spectacular stitched photographs alongside a series of intriguing Polaroid self-portraits highlights his photographic work. The collection is complemented by 126 Warhol posters from all periods of the artist’s career, including his films and includes popular imagery from some of Warhol’s most famous works including Chairman Mao, Hamburger, cow wallpaper and references to the famous nightclub, Studio 54.

Warhol Gallery Guide and Merchandise

Make the most of the Warhol exhibition with a Warhol: Souvenir Gallery Guide. It includes a recommended route, notes and tips from the MAC’s Curator and it’s of course a great keepsake from the exhibition.
We’ve lots of great Warhol merchandise too. Check out the MAC shop for more information our visit our box office during your visit.

Warhol Film Screenings in the Sunken Gallery

Superstar – The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) Chuck Workman
Throughout the day (87 mins)

My Hustler (1965)
Every Friday, 5.30pm (67 mins)

Empire (1964)
Every Saturday, 2pm (excerpt 50 minutes)

Eat (1963)
Every Saturday, 3.15pm (39 mins)

Sleep (1963)
Every Sunday, 2pm (excerpt 50 minutes)

Beauty No 2 (1965)
Every Sunday, 3.15pm (66 mins)

All Films are The Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
Anyway i took some photos but the quality is bad...


And some interior inside The Mac