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Monthly Archives: June 2016

  • Kore + the sandal

    The white purity of Cycladic figurine: “In painting you can not chatter. You must discipline. You must restrain the synthesis anything unnecessary…” Yannis Moralis believed. His art reveals the path to this direction. From the decade of 1970 a conversation with the ancient art turned into the figurines of the Cyclades. In the charm of …

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  • Systemalab : Triangular shelters

    Systemalab is derived from the Greek word σύστημα systēma, ‘whole compounded of several parts or members, system’, literary ‘composition’ and an abbreviation of laboratory. It is a studio for experimental aesthetics within the field of Design. Two equally important elements constitute the source of inspiration. The mediterranean landscape with its idyllic scenery, brimful of nature …

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  • A Future Perfect : Concrete Visions

    A Future Perfect is a concept brand that embraces experimentation with materials and techniques as well as applications in a wide range of products from homeware, decorative objects to accessories, clothes and jewelry without boundaries in creativity and inspiration. Among other inspiration sources, Greece their country of origin, as well as Athens, the city they …

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  • Zylo : Wooden artifacts

      Γραίγος /’Grégos’/ according to the mediterranean navy tradition was the North East wind that brought the Venetians back home. A wind blowing from Greece. “My pappou Yiannis was a fisherman for living and a true stubborn. He was known to the locals as ‘to vremeno’ meaning in Greek the wet guy. He always came …

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  • Postfolk : Digital embroidery

    Postfolk is a digital handicraft, a digital embroidery, inspired by the design potential of folk art motifs. Maria Olga Vlachou is the designer of the digitally handcrafted brand, re-collecting memories from greek folk culture. The collection includes textiles, homeware and limited edition art prints. | interview by Anna Baniora | MA, Fashion Business Management | …

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  • Santorini Blues | Moodboard

    The moodboard draws inspiration from the Blues of Santorini, the largest island of a small, circular archipelago and remnant of a volcanic caldera. When you glide through the cobalt waters of the Aegean Sea to reach Santoríni, the crescent-shaped island in Greece’s Cyclades, it’s the thousand-foot cliffs that first come into view. The harmonious relationship …

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  • Zeus + Δione : Olympic Athlos

    According to a Greek myth Aphrodite’s parents were Zeus and Dione. Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She had no childhood: in every image and each reference she is born as an adult, nubile, and infinitely desirable. Her festival, Aphrodisia, was celebrated across Greece. Aphrodite was associated with, and often …

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  • Ioanna Kourbela : prism of Kaleidoscope

    Kaleidoscope is derived from the Ancient Greek words καλός (kalos)= ‘beautiful, beauty’, εἶδος (eidos)= ‘that which is seen: form, shape’ and σκοπέω (skopeō)= ‘to look to, to examine’, hence ‘observation of beautiful forms’. The word was invented in 1817 by Sir David Brewster, inventor of the device. A children’s toy, that allows the light to …

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  • LanaMouss : Minoan Age

    Minoan Age collection by LanaMouss came from the designer’s admiration for Knossos royal palace in Crete that has inspired her to create jewellery based on minoan civilization. The collection draws inspiration from the Minotaur ‘s myth, a greek mythology monster with human body and taurus head that dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, and …

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