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Bedrooms By The Tech-Giants?


It’s unlikely that companies like Apple or Facebook will ever foray into designing home interiors, but a little wishful thinking never hurt anybody. In this post we look at conceptual bedrooms, designed with the language and characteristics of 6 of today’s technology giants.  Right above is the conceptual Apple bedroom. Looking like someone cleared out an Apple Store and put a bed in there, there’s something very pure and pristine about the interiors. Undeniably Apple, right? Designed to look sensible and straightforward, the room comes with a white interior, a full sized window (or should we call it a bezel-less window?!), and even trees within glass enclosures. Elaborate, opulent, yet clean.

Right above is the conceptual Apple bedroom. Looking like someone cleared out an Apple Store and put a bed in there, there’s something very pure and pristine about the interiors. Undeniably Apple, right? Designed to look sensible and straightforward, the room comes with a white interior, a full sized window (or should we call it a bezel-less window?!), and even trees within glass enclosures. Elaborate, opulent, yet clean.  Then comes Facebook’s bedroom. Using blue to bring a fun-yet-not-garish vibe to the bedroom, the interiors make use of signature facebook elements, from FB reactions, to neon likes, wallpaper made of personalized messages on the left, to even a literal brick wall on the right that reminds you of the time when you “would write on peoples’ walls” on Facebook. Oh, and I love the cheeky wardrobe in the corner with the grey tees.

Everything about Google’s bedroom screams fun. Using Google’s brand colors and going completely nuts with the decor, the Google bedroom is more fun and vibrant than an environment conducive to sleep. Swing, slide, foosball table, and a literal faux grass playground, you’re much more likely to work from home in the Google bedroom.  The Netflix bedroom takes chilling very seriously. A TV with a home theater, stocked refrigerator, lounge-sofa, and a bed that looks oh-so-inviting, you’re bound to stay in bed and binge-watch your favorite shows. The interiors look quite like a theater with low-key lighting and the use of red gives it the signature Netflix flavor. Points if you notice the colorful lights near the window that do a hat-tip to Netflix’s Stranger Things.

Snapchat’s bedroom perfectly captures the whims and fancies of its young demographic. Ridiculously adolescent, the bedroom comes in Snapchat’s shade of yellow, balloons and streamers everywhere much like Snapchat’s flamboyant filters, and a hammock for a bed. Oh, there’s a photobooth too, given how Snapchat and selfies have such a strong relationship.  Lastly we have Spotify, a company so devoted to music that it makes sense the bedroom echoes that feeling too. With graphiti on the wall that literally screams MUSIC, wall-mounted records, a live-karaoke wall that displays lyrics (with 16 speakers on each side) complete with two microphones, and a light-up dance floor, the Spotify bedroom sets the perfect mood for a bedroom party. Besides, you can turn things down a notch too and bust out some sweet tunes as you head to the circular Spotify-logo-inspired bed.

 

The above 6 bedrooms do a pretty spot-on job (maybe too spot-on) of taking the ethos and characteristics of the 6 tech giants and translating them into spaces… a design exercise by the name of Product Semantics that we’ve covered in great detail in the past. There’s no guarantee that these spaces will ever exist, but it’s a wonderful design practice to familiarize oneself with brand languages, product languages, and learn how you can use them to make products (and in this case, spaces) look like they belong to a certain brand family. Hey designers, could we see a few more? Microsoft, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, for starters?

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Elizaveta Porodina Asks “Who’s That Girl?”.


Elizaveta Porodina’s portraits have never ceased to stun the eye with their beauty and complexity.  Lighting, arrangement, and her choices of subject seem to be the strong points of her work, and no matter the collection, Porodina’s photos are always worth a look.

Ilya Blinov’s Amazing Fashion Photography.


Ilya Blinov is an incredibly talented photographer based in Russia.  From fashion, portraits, beauty, and commercials he has been working as fashion stylist for about 10 years in Milan, Italy and Moscow, Russia. This former tutor of Fashion Styling courses at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, he works to find a delicate beauty and vivid expressions.  You can see much more of his work here.

Bloomsbury x Nylon.


Bloomsbury for Nylon Magazine, starring Elizabeth Morley. Styled by Christine Baker, hair by Rick Grandone, make up by Mia Yang and nails by Kait Mosh. Floral arrangements by Yasmine Khatib.

Teenage Angst Personified. Pt. 1


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R+Co Global artist Jason Hall, presents his latest collection Teenage Angst, as part of his 2016 campaign, in this release.  More engaging than the photos themselves, are the captions on to bottom of the polaroids.  They truly do represent some of the thoughts and feelings of teenagers in the modern day.
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The Team credits:
Hair: Jason Hall
Hair: Assistant: Emma Ellis
Makeup artist: Kelly Cripps
Wardrobe Styling: Rebecca Donaldson
Models: Pacey Young, Lori Beth Stott, Bethany Moffat, Beth Morley, Claire Thompson, Carrie Anderson
Agency: Colours Model Management
Photography & Postproduction: Lee Høwell
For those wondering about kit used for this shoot, the stills were shot on a Canon EOS 5d iii, EF85mm f/1.2L II USM lens, shooting between f/1.2 & f/1.6, constant light, using Bowens and Westcott lighting.  Post production color grading was done in Adobe Photoshop, matching colours to that of a Kodak E100G-Cool slide film type.
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They Said Never Mix Polka Dots And Stripes.


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Los Angeles based beauty photographer Julia Kuzmenko McKim has an incredible portfolio of diverse styles and designs, but her collaboration with make up goliath Vlada Haggerty titled “Stripes & Polka Dots” hits the spot.  Featuring models Eugena Washington and Ekaterina Koba, both the styles of make up and photography are remarkable.

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The Savage Beauty of Alexander McQueen.


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Although the exhibit may be far from new, Alexander McQueen’s 2011 ‘Savage Beauty’ collection still continues to amaze.  This exhibition was the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe, and has some of the unique pieces on the planet.  Check the method.

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