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Aesthete Curator


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Aesthete Curator


 

AESTHETE CURATOR

a creative journal and repository of work featuring
contemporary artists, designers, and artisans.

 

 
 

 

C O N T E N T S
 

FEATURED:
Kristiina

A collection of head sculptures by Kristiina Haataja.

READS:
Journal

A brief review on books and magazines, a digest of recent posts,
updates on notes and good reads on the web.

THE EDIT:
Monthly Edit

An overview of the month's featured posts, shops, and Editorial Picks.

FEATURES:
Lookbook

Current preview of featured items from the
Bookshelf, Lookbook, and the Shop.

 
 

 
 
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Feature


 

Kristiina

Absolutely smitten with the head sculpture of Finnish artist Kristiina Haataja. Each bust is hand made and unique. It's a great artifact to add to any shelf or table top and adds an earthy tone to a clean modern space. This contemporary and cubist style however you display them, each piece gives a different perspective whichever way the light is reflecting on the sculpture. You can purchase her work on her online shop.

Haataja is based in Stockholm and teaches in her workshop. She welcomes commission and collaboration projects.

 
 
 
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Reads


Reads



 
 Scandinavian shop  Frama  has just launched their exclusive online store introducing their brand and a tour to their store, including a peek on their latest projects.

Scandinavian shop Frama has just launched their exclusive online store introducing their brand and a tour to their store, including a peek on their latest projects.


Pent Type-B Alt Ink Cartridge: Pilot Frixion


                     Blocd    Blocd  is a brand studio based in Barcelona, Spain. The company has been building brands for clients for twenty-five years. Their work ranges from editorial, brochures, books, magazines to apps, websites and packaging. Blocd is also known to its clients and staff to giveaway delightful treats like the Pantone Chocolate and the Many Movable Type, which is basically a Pantone swatch made of real chocolate and a movable type tributing Gutenberg, made of real candy. Ingenious really.

                   Blocd

Blocd is a brand studio based in Barcelona, Spain. The company has been building brands for clients for twenty-five years. Their work ranges from editorial, brochures, books, magazines to apps, websites and packaging. Blocd is also known to its clients and staff to giveaway delightful treats like the Pantone Chocolate and the Many Movable Type, which is basically a Pantone swatch made of real chocolate and a movable type tributing Gutenberg, made of real candy. Ingenious really.


              Shaping Form   Ceramist  Christina Schou Christensen  has reimagined the traditional ceramics and experimented with a medium that gave her variable results. Christensen uses glaze which has highly viscous properties and gives its form. The crucial process involves the right viscosity of the glaze, the firing tools, the stoneware that holds the fluid, and the right temperature of the kiln, setting certain parameters for the interaction of the materials. The melting point of the glaze also determines the folds or form of the shaping fluid, creating each piece that is unique.

            Shaping Form

Ceramist Christina Schou Christensen has reimagined the traditional ceramics and experimented with a medium that gave her variable results. Christensen uses glaze which has highly viscous properties and gives its form. The crucial process involves the right viscosity of the glaze, the firing tools, the stoneware that holds the fluid, and the right temperature of the kiln, setting certain parameters for the interaction of the materials. The melting point of the glaze also determines the folds or form of the shaping fluid, creating each piece that is unique.



Cultivated Days

Cultivated Days is an online journal on Japanese cuisine produced by Prairie Stuart-Wolff. A writer and photographer, Stuart-Wolff was inspired to share her exploits on exotic culinary dishes, and stories that came with its old Japanese traditions.


Savin Paris

SB Brands released this intuitive branding for a newly established fashion apparel Savin. The product presentation and photography complements the packaging and identity of the store.


BOOKSHELF

A collection of print magazines good for long travels or Sunday afternoons


Personal Body Unit Index

CW&T has recently launched an offset poster print of Personal Body Unit Index. This brilliant concept allows you to measure objects and furnitures with your own body when no measuring tools are at hand.


 Annual digital subscription to Kinfolk magazine.

Annual digital subscription to Kinfolk magazine.


Modern Oxford

Everlane has introduced their new classic Modern Oxfords. Made from Italian leather with tapered toe and ¾” heels, these smart looking classics dresses up any casual wardrobe.


Around Us & Between Us
Geoff McFetridge


Overgrowth

Parker Fitzgerald's newly published book Overgrowth is a series of flowers and nude portraits collaborated between photographer Parker Fitzgerald and floral designer and stylist Riley Messina.


Philippe Halsman

  Philippe Halsman  is known for his photographs of celebrities. In the fifties he was commissioned by a television network to photograph actors which gave him an opportunity to create his jump series. The subjects in his photographs capture the jumper’s euphoric state in mid air which Halsman called jumpology. He published  Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book  in 1959, which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers.

Philippe Halsman is known for his photographs of celebrities. In the fifties he was commissioned by a television network to photograph actors which gave him an opportunity to create his jump series. The subjects in his photographs capture the jumper’s euphoric state in mid air which Halsman called jumpology. He published Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in 1959, which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers.


Abarrotes Delirio

  Savvy Studio  delivers yet again a handsome brand identity for a gourmet bakery and coffee shop  Abarrotes Delirio  in Mexico. The corner shop wanted to convey the local street food but packaged in simple and practical design that attracts consumer with diversified taste.

Savvy Studio delivers yet again a handsome brand identity for a gourmet bakery and coffee shop Abarrotes Delirio in Mexico. The corner shop wanted to convey the local street food but packaged in simple and practical design that attracts consumer with diversified taste.

  Equal Beauty   Former model Jessica Gomes has launched her skincare line  Equal Beauty . Equal Beauty is a fragrance free skin care line that focuses on hydration and protection of the skin while it improves the skin's overall appearance and texture, a skincare for both male and female and for every skin type.

Equal Beauty

Former model Jessica Gomes has launched her skincare line Equal Beauty. Equal Beauty is a fragrance free skin care line that focuses on hydration and protection of the skin while it improves the skin's overall appearance and texture, a skincare for both male and female and for every skin type.


              Everyday Dose  Everyday Dose is an espresso bar located in Christchurch, New Zealand. A modern and minimal yet by no means inhibited brand that coalesce with the identity and product of the shop. Design is by Elliot Stansfield of  Stansfield Design Studio  based in New Zealand.

             Everyday Dose

Everyday Dose is an espresso bar located in Christchurch, New Zealand. A modern and minimal yet by no means inhibited brand that coalesce with the identity and product of the shop. Design is by Elliot Stansfield of Stansfield Design Studio based in New Zealand.


Made

  Made Quarterly  published its second issue featuring todays modern makers in design, architecture, interior, culinary, and product design and let us glimpse into the process and what transpires in their current projects.

Made Quarterly published its second issue featuring todays modern makers in design, architecture, interior, culinary, and product design and let us glimpse into the process and what transpires in their current projects.


Meditations

 A series of 47 x 60 black and white portraits called  Meditations by French photographer  Laurence Demaison . A series from Demaison involving a model obscured in thick white smoke against a black ground, hardly making out the face makes for a surreal and haunting albeit beautiful portraits.

A series of 47 x 60 black and white portraits called Meditationsby French photographer Laurence Demaison. A series from Demaison involving a model obscured in thick white smoke against a black ground, hardly making out the face makes for a surreal and haunting albeit beautiful portraits.


BoConcept

  BoConcept  is a global retail furniture store from Denmark. Their affordable minimal furnishings are suitable for any urban dweller, even for small spaced apartments. They have great quality Scandinavian furnitures that would be fitting for any room, browse through their online  catalogue . Perhaps their most popular product is the Cupertino desk that accommodates the basic needs of a modern client. It's simple and innovative design combines a good working surface with ample storage including easy cable management and integrated bluetooth enabled speakers compatible with most modern sound system.

BoConcept is a global retail furniture store from Denmark. Their affordable minimal furnishings are suitable for any urban dweller, even for small spaced apartments. They have great quality Scandinavian furnitures that would be fitting for any room, browse through their online catalogue. Perhaps their most popular product is the Cupertino desk that accommodates the basic needs of a modern client. It's simple and innovative design combines a good working surface with ample storage including easy cable management and integrated bluetooth enabled speakers compatible with most modern sound system.


 This Brutalist inspired architecture by Joris Brouwers and Nicky Zwaan is a massive asymmetrical facade with a curious structure made of wood, glass, and concrete and has an impressive interior that is a refuge for a modest living. Each room is well utilized for their own use and kept for a sustainable living.

This Brutalist inspired architecture by Joris Brouwers and Nicky Zwaan is a massive asymmetrical facade with a curious structure made of wood, glass, and concrete and has an impressive interior that is a refuge for a modest living. Each room is well utilized for their own use and kept for a sustainable living.


 Photographer  Jaka Bulc  has a staggering collection of breathtaking landscapes. A mountaineer himself, allows him to capture these isolated peaks and majestic rock formations not many are fortunate to gaze upon. Bulc has worked with Monocle, Dwell, and Herschel among his clientele. He's had solo and group exhibits of his work in Ljubljana and garnered an award for contemporary photography. He currently resides in Slovenia.

Photographer Jaka Bulc has a staggering collection of breathtaking landscapes. A mountaineer himself, allows him to capture these isolated peaks and majestic rock formations not many are fortunate to gaze upon. Bulc has worked with Monocle, Dwell, and Herschel among his clientele. He's had solo and group exhibits of his work in Ljubljana and garnered an award for contemporary photography. He currently resides in Slovenia.


 Au Courant is a massive collectible volume on art, design, culture, and life/style, presented from the understated, pan-Caribbean perspective of its writer, photographer, and creator, Lisa-Marie Harris. Au Courant allows for an open, globalized discussion with established and emerging creatives across disciplines. Through longform interviews, candid discussions, exclusive commissions, photo essays, and intriguing stories, each volume represents a body of timeless, distinctive visuals and writings.

Au Courant is a massive collectible volume on art, design, culture, and life/style, presented from the understated, pan-Caribbean perspective of its writer, photographer, and creator, Lisa-Marie Harris. Au Courant allows for an open, globalized discussion with established and emerging creatives across disciplines. Through longform interviews, candid discussions, exclusive commissions, photo essays, and intriguing stories, each volume represents a body of timeless, distinctive visuals and writings.


  This project is a play on Nordic folklore which seeks to revive or restore its old stories through installation and photography.

This project is a play on Nordic folklore which seeks to revive or restore its old stories through installation and photography.


 The guide to brewing better coffee at home. Let Brian Jones—the guy who founded the blog Dear Coffee, I Love You—unpack coffee bean quality, equipment and brewing techniques so you'll know the difference between a pourover and a cold brew, a French press and moka pot and, most importantly, how to craft the perfect cup of coffee.

The guide to brewing better coffee at home. Let Brian Jones—the guy who founded the blog Dear Coffee, I Love You—unpack coffee bean quality, equipment and brewing techniques so you'll know the difference between a pourover and a cold brew, a French press and moka pot and, most importantly, how to craft the perfect cup of coffee.


  Designer David Ehrenstråhle   has reprints and a few addition to his collection of My Guide To city posters.

Designer David Ehrenstråhle has reprints and a few addition to his collection of My Guide To city posters.


Haute Handmade

  Elegant branding by I am the Lab  based in Hawaii. Haute Handmade is a modern store with  high-end goods promoting artists from around the world proud of their handmade products.

Elegant branding by I am the Lab based in Hawaii. Haute Handmade is a modern store with high-end goods promoting artists from around the world proud of their handmade products.


Ikawa

 A nifty contemporary coffee roaster  Ikawa , which means coffee in Kirundi, and first digital micro-roaster is now available. With the success of founders Andrew Stordy and Rombout Frieling’s kickstarter campaign, roasting your own coffee beans is made possible, enabling you to adjust the temperature, air flow, and roast duration to experiment and bring out the best flavor of the beans through your tablet or phone.

A nifty contemporary coffee roaster Ikawa, which means coffee in Kirundi, and first digital micro-roaster is now available. With the success of founders Andrew Stordy and Rombout Frieling’s kickstarter campaign, roasting your own coffee beans is made possible, enabling you to adjust the temperature, air flow, and roast duration to experiment and bring out the best flavor of the beans through your tablet or phone.

Eva Kolenko

 A beautiful spread of food and lifestyle editorial from designer Emma Brooks of  Emmadime and California based photographer  Eva Kolenko .

A beautiful spread of food and lifestyle editorial from designer Emma Brooks of Emmadimeand California based photographer Eva Kolenko.


                 B&O Play   Bang & Olufsen  just launched their latest headphones and audio accessories ready for the spring and summer season. The recent models from the scandinavian company came with wireless and bluetooth technology designed for the active contemporary lifestyle. Their designs are reflective of the company's character, intuitive high quality products seamlessly integrate with the creative and mobile lifestyle. The collection comes in sand grey, tangerine, and charcoal grey.

                B&O Play

Bang & Olufsen just launched their latest headphones and audio accessories ready for the spring and summer season. The recent models from the scandinavian company came with wireless and bluetooth technology designed for the active contemporary lifestyle. Their designs are reflective of the company's character, intuitive high quality products seamlessly integrate with the creative and mobile lifestyle. The collection comes in sand grey, tangerine, and charcoal grey.


Andbanc

Designer Erola Boix produced this brochure for private international bank, Andbanc. The striking and playful juxtaposition of the graphs with the images is a clever way to engage the reader to read the infographics.


Freunde von Freunden
Valerie Traan


Geological Frame

Huy Bui's Geological Frame, is a series of wood encased in rectangular brass frames, exploring the relationship between nature and design.


Greycork

Furniture brand Greycork has been rapidly growing, developing good quality and affordable furnishings that are easily assembled. Their furniture fits well in any modern or minimal home with its no fuss assembly.


Martin Auer

Martin Auer Magazin is small but beautiful editorial design magazine that displays his traditional handicraft loaves with beautiful photographs of artisanal breads and stories behind the process in baking bread.


 Fourth issue of  Thisispaper  magazine is now available in three covers.

Fourth issue of Thisispaper magazine is now available in three covers.


Adé

New Zealand based studio Sorbet made Adé's minimal and stylish book, stationery and invites complimenting the modern apartment living sentiment of the shop.


THINGS



The Pressery

  The Pressery  has become immensely popular among the brits because of its unsweetened flavor and for its nutritional value. The Pressery is founded by Natali Stajcic and Chi-San Wan based in their East London office. Designer  Tim Jarvis  conceptualize the minimal identity and packaging, reflecting the company’s fresh and hand-made product.

The Pressery has become immensely popular among the brits because of its unsweetened flavor and for its nutritional value. The Pressery is founded by Natali Stajcic and Chi-San Wan based in their East London office. Designer Tim Jarvis conceptualize the minimal identity and packaging, reflecting the company’s fresh and hand-made product.


Nouvelle Administration

 Montréal based graphic design studio  Nouvelle Administration  crafted a brand for  Objets Mécaniques   that contemplates its carefully handmade lifestyle products. Their simple and contemporary identity and collaterals reflect the company’s slow design laboratory approach produced with reclaimed materials in modern design.

Montréal based graphic design studio Nouvelle Administration crafted a brand for Objets Mécaniques 
that contemplates its carefully handmade lifestyle products. Their simple and contemporary identity and collaterals reflect the company’s slow design laboratory approach produced with reclaimed materials in modern design.


Frederik Vercruysse

 Antwerp based photographer  Frederik Vercruysse  has a keen eye for texture and light, subtle light that we often aspire in our own space. Vercruysse photographs mainly still life shots but has an extensive portfolio from studio spaces, landscapes, fashion, interior and architecture for lifestyle editorials.

Antwerp based photographer Frederik Vercruysse has a keen eye for texture and light, subtle light that we often aspire in our own space. Vercruysse photographs mainly still life shots but has an extensive portfolio from studio spaces, landscapes, fashion, interior and architecture for lifestyle editorials.


Hayworth Collection

 New limited edition Hayworth Collection from Warby Parker is reminiscent of old hollywood circa forties and fifties cinema icons with the likes of Holden, Stanwyck, and Cagney.

New limited edition Hayworth Collection from Warby Parker is reminiscent of old hollywood circa forties and fifties cinema icons with the likes of Holden, Stanwyck, and Cagney.

 The White Review is an arts and literature quarterly magazine, with triannual print and monthly online editions. The magazine launched provides ‘a space for a new generation to express itself unconstrained by form, subject or genre’, and publishes fiction, essays, interviews with writers and artists, poetry, and series of artworks.

The White Review is an arts and literature quarterly magazine, with triannual print and monthly online editions. The magazine launched provides ‘a space for a new generation to express itself unconstrained by form, subject or genre’, and publishes fiction, essays, interviews with writers and artists, poetry, and series of artworks.



 I have followed some of  CW&T 's wonderful projects and I myself already acquired their  Pen Type-B  with polished brass. They recently announced the limited black model which will probably go soon since they only made a small run. This limited edition is made of solid stainless steel with a matte black ceramic polymer coating. Also check out their  Architect Scale  pens and other projects.

I have followed some of CW&T's wonderful projects and I myself already acquired their Pen Type-B with polished brass. They recently announced the limited black model which will probably go soon since they only made a small run. This limited edition is made of solid stainless steel with a matte black ceramic polymer coating. Also check out their Architect Scale pens and other projects.


 A refined wardrobe from  La Garçonne 's new collection of  Moderne No. 10 . The neutral garments showcase fine textured fabrics with loose fitting comfort that one wears with confidence and ease for an everyday wear.

A refined wardrobe from La Garçonne's new collection of Moderne No. 10. The neutral garments showcase fine textured fabrics with loose fitting comfort that one wears with confidence and ease for an everyday wear.


Ferrolic Clock

 Dutch designer  Zelf Koelman  mechanized  Ferrolic  clock that is a self-contained clock made of electromagnetic black fluid that forms into time or any shape of form the ferrofluid is designed into suspended particles.

Dutch designer Zelf Koelman mechanized Ferrolic clock that is a self-contained clock made of electromagnetic black fluid that forms into time or any shape of form the ferrofluid is designed into suspended particles.


 L'ArcoBaleno or The Rainbow is an Italian emporium for collectible design by Creative Director Ambra Medda. London based studio  Commission  designed the branding for this online shop with very minimal logo and an arch that also cleverly functions as a tab for the labels, stationery, and note cards. Commission is founded by David McFarline and Christopher Moorby, that specializes in print, packaging, editorial, and advertising design.

L'ArcoBaleno or The Rainbow is an Italian emporium for collectible design by Creative Director Ambra Medda. London based studio Commission designed the branding for this online shop with very minimal logo and an arch that also cleverly functions as a tab for the labels, stationery, and note cards. Commission is founded by David McFarline and Christopher Moorby, that specializes in print, packaging, editorial, and advertising design.


This newly released Copenhagen Guidebook is filled with maps, essays, and beautiful photographs of the local shops and architecture.


  Intelligence is a biannual publication that provides a vivid insight into the people, brands, artists, and designers that shape our cultural landscape.

Intelligence is a biannual publication that provides a vivid insight into the people, brands, artists, and designers that shape our cultural landscape.


Fine Soap Ministry

  Clean and simple identity and packaging by Paris & Hendzel   for this company was all it required to capture its fundamental essence.

Clean and simple identity and packaging by Paris & Hendzel for this company was all it required to capture its fundamental essence.


Minna

  MINNA  is a Brooklyn based textile studio created by artist Sara Berks. Also a graphic designer prior to starting her craft, Berks shows a distinct ability in fusing texture with geometric symmetry and serene palette that resonates distant landscapes. Her handcrafted pieces are available on her online website.

MINNA is a Brooklyn based textile studio created by artist Sara Berks. Also a graphic designer prior to starting her craft, Berks shows a distinct ability in fusing texture with geometric symmetry and serene palette that resonates distant landscapes. Her handcrafted pieces are available on her online website.


Black Optical

  Black Optical  launched their fall campaign harking to Cecil Beaton’s work. Black Optical is an eyewear retailer hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma that carries a fine collection of optical and sunglasses.

Black Optical launched their fall campaign harking to Cecil Beaton’s work. Black Optical is an eyewear retailer hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma that carries a fine collection of optical and sunglasses.


Arnsdorf

  RoAndCo  designed the identity for Australian fashion designer Jade Sarita Arnof of  Arnsdorf . The business cards and labels are minimal and buff which evokes the sandy color of deserts for its spring collection.

RoAndCo designed the identity for Australian fashion designer Jade Sarita Arnof of Arnsdorf. The business cards and labels are minimal and buff which evokes the sandy color of deserts for its spring collection.


 THE EDIT

THE EDIT


Ginger

 Type foundry  F37  released their font design with a new take on the Swiss modern type  Ginger .

Type foundry F37 released their font design with a new take on the Swiss modern type Ginger.

 
 

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The Edit


The Edit


 

 
 
 Kristiina  Absolutely smitten with the head sculpture of Finnish artist  Kristiina Haataja . Each bust is hand made and unique. It's a great artifact to add to any shelf or table top and adds an earthy tone to a clean modern space.

Kristiina

Absolutely smitten with the head sculpture of Finnish artist Kristiina Haataja. Each bust is hand made and unique. It's a great artifact to add to any shelf or table top and adds an earthy tone to a clean modern space.


EDITORIAL PICKS


 The Bible Project   Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books  is a large format book filled with a collection of illustrated posters produced by Timothy Mackie and  The Bible Project  team. This wonderfully illustrated summary of the scriptures is bound in a grey cloth hardcover binding perfect on any coffee table and a fun read for the whole family.

The Bible Project

Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books is a large format book filled with a collection of illustrated posters produced by Timothy Mackie and The Bible Project team. This wonderfully illustrated summary of the scriptures is bound in a grey cloth hardcover binding perfect on any coffee table and a fun read for the whole family.

Just Female

A vintage inspired Georgette sheer top from Just Female in Black with a high neckline and back button closure and keyhole detail. The tiered ruffles gives it a romantic flare paired with a high rise trouser or jeans.

 
 Rebekka Braque  Kristiina

Rebekka Braque

Kristiina

  HOMEWARE   Concrete Utility Bowl

HOMEWARE

Concrete Utility Bowl

FURNITURE

Loring Secretary Desk

 

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Lookbook


Lookbook


 

JUST FEMALE

A vintage inspired Georgette sheer top from Just Female in Black with a high neckline and back button closure and keyhole detail. The tiered ruffles gives it a romantic flare paired with a high rise trouser or jeans.