Monthly Archives: May 2013

ABSOLUT

I found this ABSOLUT vodka bottle in the store the other day and had to have it! ABSOLUT makes a lot of different and fun designs for their bottles and I really like this idea with ‘one of a million uniquely designed’ ones. Look at the video below for how they do it.

absolut vodka unique

absolut vodka unique

Some of the other 4 million bottles:

via vodkas.com.br

They “set up splash guns and color-generating machines, and developed an algorithm that places individual patterns on top of a specially-applied coat of paint, allowing for a nearly endless sequence of combinations from 35 colors and 51 patterns”.

Seems like a fun project to be part of

videos from absolut.com 

 

Gunnar Broman and Hans Brindfors designed the original ABSOLUT bottle in 1979.  Since then, it has become an extremely well-known design. Many creators have made their mark on it, starting with Andy Warhol painting the first art ad for ABSOLUT, and continued by artists such as Keith Haring, Damien Hirst and Louise Bourgeois.

Absolut Warhol

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Apparently, the entire collection is now gathered in Sweden where it will get its permanent home at the new Historical Museum of Wine and Spirits!

 

I also like this design, by Dave Kinsey

ABSOLUT BLANK EDITION BY DAVE KINSEY

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mmm and I really want to try this one with hibiscus and pomegranate flavour…

100 cl packshot

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look, another pomegranate in the background 🙂

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London in 1927

I found this video of London in 1927

From Tim Spark on Vimeo

“Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William – a noted cinematographer – was experimenting with. It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.”

Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen.

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weekend

this weekend has consisted of unexpected artsy launch party in Dulwich, dinner with friends and open art studios on Havelock Walk in Forest Hill. 

We didn’t know the launch party was going to be a big house with painted street art, lots of people, free cocktails and amazing garden with lots of art. Good surprise. 

art launch party Dulwich

 

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Dinner Saturday night at our place

set table

 

Havelock Walk open art studios

 

Havelock walk havelock walk

 

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good weekend

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Table decoration

Some tulips for the table!

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