mardi 30 mars 2010

Shake it, Chiquita


So it's true when they say that today, everything is branded.
This reality is now even spreading to fruits and vegetables.

From the 4 elements, water and earth are already part of the mercantile sphere. We're half-way. Hope we won't wait until air and fire join the parade to consider we've gone too far...

Anywayyy, I will stop lecturing and just enjoy blithely the fun that comes out of branding bananas. Yes, I wanna be a happy monkey.

Lastest sticker campaign by Art Director DJ Neff


I have to admit that this is some seriously cool bananas...
If you feel cool like a banana, check: Eat A Chiquita !

mardi 9 mars 2010

Power of Change

A video from WGSN, world's leading fashion and style forecaster presenting the Power of Change, key-concept for their spring/summer 2011 macrotrends and the trends following from it.
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> Sensory

Link to WGSN

vendredi 5 mars 2010

Un smok' avec le SMIC

Moi, quand j'ai le budget, je m'achète la veste pied-de-poule.
Oui, pour aller avec ma jupe.

Si seulement on avait les Inconnus en 2010..

Spéciale dédicace à Mathilde

jeudi 4 mars 2010

Uncool is the new cool!

I'm a big fan of the Coolhunter website, "roaming the U.S. & the globe so you're in the know"

Until I read in a book from D.Cuvillier "Comprendre les Tendances" about another totally uncool blog: the Uncoolhunter!

First of all, pink leopard pattern can only augur well.

Then, are you tired of trying to keep up with ever-changing trends? Just be uncool.
Well, of course, there's nothing more trendy now than being regressive, has-been, or out-of-phase.
As proved in Paris where the "geek girl party" that recently took place was just the place to be.

Euro RSCG Worlwide warned us in 2001: "Trends are out!"

"Cakes that do not look like cakes"

"Sleeveface: Become a vinyl"

"Pricasso: The Penis Painter"

(believe me, a must-have for your living-room..)


and so on...

lundi 1 mars 2010

Kitsch is chic!

Dumpling Dynasty by Wu&Wu

These super-kitsch illustrations just bring together what I love: vintage and Asian naïve graphic style. With their faded colors, they make you feel nostalgic about a past that never existed.

Fiona Hewitt, having spent many years in Asia, is the illustrator.

D.I.Y. Bunny Cuddly Toy