Who says books need to line up in straight rows? Certainly not
Alessandro Guerriero, who designed the Blue Caos for Officine
Tamborrino. “We’re experiencing the special territory where pure
art and functionality meet,” he says of this sculptural steel bookcase.
Shelves are placed so your tomes will create a more playfully artful
spiral configuration. A contrasting center shelf gives pride of place
to your favorite volumes. But you might have to tip your head slightly
to read the spines. artemest.com
“Tattooing is in the high halls of fashion,” says Beacon Hill’s creative
director Alexis Audette. “It was the challenge we had to rise to in
textiles.” Her riposte? The five-pattern Ink collection, part of its broader
silk range. “Tattoos are part of traditions in all parts of the world for
different purposes,” she says. The graphic quality of Otemanu (top
two) derives from Polynesian cultures, and Shipibo (bottom three)
is inspired by tattooing traditions of Peruvian indigenous peoples.
beaconhilldesign.com —Jorge S. Arango