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Astarte Suites is a spectacular 9-suite complex designed by Aygoustis Krousis and located on a cliff on the beautiful Santorini island in greece. small, but with impeccable services, infinity pool, and unforgettable views, the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway. here is an excerpt from the official description from the architects: “magic is in the details at Astarte Suites, beginning with the twinkling Swarovski stones that adorn the ceiling above each suite’s jacuzzi pool, ending with the personalized service each guest enjoys.
Sparkling Hill is the first hotel to have made crystal its central architectural theme and in so doing to have jointly developed the comprehensive design of its spaces, which conjure a magical haven of wellbeing from an idea of
wellness, with Swarovski.
The basic idea behind the design of the space was to pay homage to the allure of the surrounding natural environment: the play of glittering drops of water and rays of sun on rock formations provided the inspiration, and crystal from Swarovski provided the elemental material. Now crystals shimmer in fountains, fireplaces, lighting objects and tiles, trace a night sky in the indoor pool and lend subtle warmth to the meditation area. The monumental crystal fragment, the signature of Sparkling Hill Resort, leads visitors into a wondrous world of light, relaxation and contemplation.
Below Tokujin Yoshioka talks about his new collection entitled “The Invisibles” and his shop installation “Snowflake.”
You are presenting both product and installation in collaboration with Kartell this year. Please talk about the projects?
As a special collaboration between Claudio Luti and Tokujin Yoshioka, I am presenting “The Invisibles” collections and a shop installation entitled “Snowflake”. Recent years, I find myself often proposing designs, which incorporate the essence of natural phenomena and invisible elements.
The idea of the “Invisibles” initiates in the discussion I had with Mr. Claudio Luti almost two years ago. We both looked at the possibility to develop and express a new product in acrylic, which inherits the essence of optical glass bench “Water Block”.
It has been thought nearly impossible to create an industrial product in acrylic of this thickness. However, their innovative techniques and motivation and challenge to create a new product with a fresh dimension to idea have made it possible.
“The Invisibles” only leaves the sense as if seating in the air. The presence of the object is eradicated and it will create a scenery of a sitter floating in the air.
What is your vision for transparent material?
I am drawn by things that do not have forms but leave emotional effect to people. At a glance, such material is invisible and its existence is erased. Through the interaction with light, however, the form suddenly emerges. I am fascinated not only with such phenomena, but also elements that can stir and stimulate our imagination. I also like the idea of light, which is the form of design itself.
Stella Crystal Star, the project created by the Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka. has been presented at Swarovski Crystal Palace for the Milan Design Week 2010, . The crystal illuminated sphere descends from the sky lighting the exhibition space with rays of light. Tokujin brings together the explorations made in his previous work with the intention of creating a ‘star’.
Called Infinite Hope and made by Quinn Gregory this sculpture has exactly the size of Jesus, (5’3”). It is primarily made of wood, foam and 250,000 Swarovski crystals. The sculpture took 4 ½ months to take shape of 5’3” skeleton in copper and then painting the same in metallic paint to give a metal look while avoiding the weight of a metal sculpture.
New Magnum gallery opens in Paris. (Wallpaper)
GH3 Architects renovated this 1970’s house located in Toronto, Canada,. (CoolBoom)
Pictures of this stylish suit of armor made from beer can tabs. (Neatorama)
10 green concept cars with weird capabilities. (ecofriend)
Swarovski x Adidas Crystal Sneakers for glittery steps this Christmas. (Bornrich)
Panta Rhei by Snelder Architecten and i29. (Arkinetia)
Experimental Shoes. (Trendsnow)
This building in New York City’s Meatpacking district serves as the new headquarters for Diane von Furstenberg Studio, a fashion design company. Set within a pair of old buildings in the Meatpacking District, this project is realized by WORK Architecture Company. It includes offices and design studios for the fashion company, a showroom, a ground-floor store, and a “diamond” penthouse for meetings.
The Design Miami/ Designer of the Year Award recognizes a prominent, established designer whose advanced body of work demonstrates quality, innovation and influence – a visionary who changes the way we understand design.
Swarovski Crystal Palace is delighted to announce its role as headline sponsor of this year’s London Design Festival in London from September 17th – September 25th. As the central hub of the London Design Festival, the Royal Festival Hall will feature a selection of contemporary lighting designs from Swarovski Crystal Palace, the exhibition will be curated by Phillips de Pury. The following pieces will be visible for the public to enjoy throughout the festival period.
Those talented Bourellec Brothers (Ronan and Erwan) teamed up with Swarovski to create the “Stone Light” for the 2007 design expo in France.
Philips and Swarovski teamed up in order to complete the “Active Crystals” collection with a polished USB flash drive. Crystals collection which features Swarovski crystals. Changing the plain USB drive to a style icon, these bejeweled drives look yummy and would look gorgeous around the neck. Protected by a user password, these beauties are available in four models: Heart Ware, Heart Beat, Lock In and Lock Out. Heart Ware and Heart Beat are to be worn as pendants and feature a USB key with 1GB of memory (stores around 1000 photos or 250 songs) The Lock In and Lock Out models attach to a key chain and also flash 1GB memory.
Coloured bandages by the designer Fabian Seibert, plaster with Swarovski stones turn your little OUTCH into BLING. Wear as jewelry, these designs will turn heads and you will feel superbly positive. A funny piece of jewellery for all fans of striking accessories.
The Leaves Tea Light designed by Yasmine Hurel for Swarovski is a small candleholder in metal structure with leaves in Peridot, Chrysolite and Jonquil crystal. That’s a beautiful X-mas present or a perfect New Year’s gift for your girlfriend.
This sleek pepper spray is designed by Pepperface.com and accessorized by Swarovski crystals to provide dependable effective self defense without compromising style of convenience. The Heat Insert contains a high grade derivative of hot peppers called Oleoresin Capsicum. The OC is a non-lethal self defense spray that causes severe pain when in contact with the skin. Beware, now angry socialites can harm you with their bling.
Ondine is a luxury shower system which features Swarovski Strass Crystal. The showerhead system combines a source of light and water in a single fixture. An illuminator with an adjustable color wheel and a fiber optic cable will change the colors of the water. With all that, I think you will have the most trendy shower.