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Alice wonders Burton and Leibovitz

Article: Alice wonders Burton and Leibovitz

As artists continue to draw inspiration from childhood fears and fairy tales, it comes as no surprise that classic stories like Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (more commonly known as Alice in Wonderland) are being tapped. Coming up on the 2010 film lineup is Tim Burton’s much anticipated ALICE IN WONDERLAND with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter (who else?), Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. But Burton is hardly the first to put a unique spin on Carroll’s tale. With the first official photographs of WONDERLAND released last week, photographer-extraordinaire Annie Leibovitz’s editorial for Vogue US December 2003 have “resurfaced,” thanks to the efforts of bloggers everywhere.

Designer Spotlight: Molo Design

Article: Designer Spotlight: Molo Design

Vancouver, BC-based molo design [www.molodesign.com] are experts at starting with something that’s static and two-dimensional and creating a design with structure, style and life. “soft” is a collection of products whose look is hinted at by the name, as they’ve created very smooth, organic shapes that look delicate, but not fragile. Their media of choice…

Designer Spotlight: Danko Design Initiative

Article: Designer Spotlight: Danko Design Initiative

The Danko Design Initiative [www.peterdanko.com] sets a pretty ambitious mission for itself: “to transform the public’s concept of what furniture can be, by demonstrating a deeper understanding of beauty, using environmentally friendly materials, all within an affordable envelope.” No small task, for sure, but Danko manages to deliver on all of these goals with flying…