Sneakerium, Monsieur Plant transforms sneakers into works of art

Sneakerium, Monsieur Plant transforms sneakers into works of art

Giulia Guido · 2 months ago · Design

Christophe Guinet was born in Paris and spending his adolescence between the city and the countryside developed a strong interest in the world of plants, an interest that soon became a passion and, today, his work. Christophe, better known as Monsieur Plant, creates fantastic installations and sculptures by bringing together objects of everyday use with different types of plants. Three years ago, with the project Plant your Mac! transformed Apple products into flower boxes and a few days ago he returned with a series of equally ambitious and original “sculptures”. The new project is called Sneakerium and the starting object is nothing more than a pair of old and used Nike, rather five pairs of old and used Nike.  

Instead of throwing them away, Monsieur Plant has taken them and transformed them into exhibition objects by immersing them in an aquarium and surrounding them with different types of plants. The most difficult part, in the artist’s words, was precisely the positioning of the shoe, so as not to make it float. 

Through his works, Monsieur Plant seeks to raise public awareness of issues related to recycling and recovery of waste. 

Discover Sneakerium in our gallery and in the video below!

Christophe Guinet Monsieur Plant Sneakerium | Collater.al
Christophe Guinet Monsieur Plant Sneakerium | Collater.al
Christophe Guinet Monsieur Plant Sneakerium | Collater.al
Christophe Guinet Monsieur Plant Sneakerium | Collater.al
Christophe Guinet Monsieur Plant Sneakerium | Collater.al
Sneakerium, Monsieur Plant transforms sneakers into works of art
Design
Sneakerium, Monsieur Plant transforms sneakers into works of art
Sneakerium, Monsieur Plant transforms sneakers into works of art
1 · 30
2 · 30
3 · 30
4 · 30
5 · 30
6 · 30
7 · 30
8 · 30
9 · 30
10 · 30
11 · 30
12 · 30
13 · 30
14 · 30
15 · 30
16 · 30
17 · 30
18 · 30
19 · 30
20 · 30
21 · 30
22 · 30
23 · 30
24 · 30
25 · 30
26 · 30
27 · 30
28 · 30
29 · 30
30 · 30
Hellvetica, the character that scares the graphics

Hellvetica, the character that scares the graphics

Giulia Guido · 2 months ago · Design

The approximation is not contemplated in the world of graphics, everything must be perfect and calculated to the millimeter. That’s why the two creative directors Zack Roif and Matthew Woodward thought it was a good idea to pull a prank on graphic designers all over the world by playing with the famous Helvetica font and transforming it into Hellvetica, a character with serious problems related to kerning. 

For those who are not in the industry, with kerning we mean the reduction of the space between one letter and another in order to minimize the white spaces.  

Starting to write with Hellvetica you will notice immediately that the space between the letters seems purely random and if this inaccuracy in the graphics makes you crazy, imagine the insiders. 

Moreover, the choice to modify the iconic Helvetica character is not accidental, in fact, the font invented in 1960 by Eduard Hoffmann and Max Miedinger is famous for its precision and cleanliness. 

If you want to try to write with Hellvetica you can download it on the official site, if not look at some examples in our gallery. 

hellvetica | Collater.al
hellvetica | Collater.al
hellvetica | Collater.al
hellvetica | Collater.al
hellvetica | Collater.al
hellvetica | Collater.al
Hellvetica, the character that scares the graphics
Design
Hellvetica, the character that scares the graphics
Hellvetica, the character that scares the graphics
1 · 13
2 · 13
3 · 13
4 · 13
5 · 13
6 · 13
7 · 13
8 · 13
9 · 13
10 · 13
11 · 13
12 · 13
13 · 13
Roots, the furniture collection inspired by the trees

Roots, the furniture collection inspired by the trees

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Design

Roots, or Raízes in Spanish, is the new furniture collection by Furf Design Studio, the design studio founded by Mauricio Noronha and Rodrigo Brenner in 2011 in Curitiba, Brazil. 

With this collection, the studio wants to focus the attention of its buyers on the problem of deforestation, also linked to the current events that have seen the Amazon Forest burn inexorably. For this reason, the three pieces that compose Roots are reminiscent of the shapes of trees. 

It is a table, a bench and a series of shelves whose structure starts from the ceiling with a sheet of polished metal from which ropes reach the floor, optically creating the figure of a tree with roots ready to extend until they touch the furniture in the vicinity. The tops that form the table, bench or shelves are then hung from the ropes and can be moved at will to adapt them to the height of your home. 

In addition, although the furniture takes up a lot of space, the fact that it is made with ropes makes it easier to move, saving on packaging. 

‘Roots’ allows you to have a piece of nature in our city houses. 

Roots furf design studio | Collater.al
Roots furf design studio | Collater.al
Roots furf design studio | Collater.al
Roots furf design studio | Collater.al
Roots furf design studio | Collater.al
Roots furf design studio | Collater.al
Roots, the furniture collection inspired by the trees
Design
Roots, the furniture collection inspired by the trees
Roots, the furniture collection inspired by the trees
1 · 12
2 · 12
3 · 12
4 · 12
5 · 12
6 · 12
7 · 12
8 · 12
9 · 12
10 · 12
11 · 12
12 · 12
Colvin, one of the most beautiful flower shops you can find

Colvin, one of the most beautiful flower shops you can find

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Design

Colvin is one of the startups that has been the most talked about in the last two years. The idea of Sergi Bastardas, Andrés Cester, and Marc Olmedillo Diaz was to create e-commerce dedicated only to flowers, promising shipments of bouquets, compositions and bouquets in 24 hours. Born in 2016, Colvin now has his own physical store in the heart of Barcelona, and to create a place that would blend in with their style, the three founders trusted Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge and his architecture and design studio. 

Colvin boutique has taken the place of a former banking office, whose appearance has been completely modernized and changed. The watchwords were minimal and clean: the false ceiling was dismantled, revealing the entire height of the store and leaving the beautiful wooden beams exposed, at sight are also the bricks of the walls that, like the floor and ceiling, were covered with a layer of bright white paint. 

The color chosen serves both to better illuminate the space and to highlight the real protagonists, the flowers. 

Collected in simple glass vases, the bundles skillfully composed by Colvin’s team are resting on wooden plinths that simulate tree trunks on display throughout the space. These wooden bases also serve as tables in the waiting area and as vases for the trees, which with their white columns create a forest effect. 

If you are visiting Barcelona, I suggest you take a quick look! 

Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge Colvin | Collater.al
Colvin, one of the most beautiful flower shops you can find
Design
Colvin, one of the most beautiful flower shops you can find
Colvin, one of the most beautiful flower shops you can find
1 · 24
2 · 24
3 · 24
4 · 24
5 · 24
6 · 24
7 · 24
8 · 24
9 · 24
10 · 24
11 · 24
12 · 24
13 · 24
14 · 24
15 · 24
16 · 24
17 · 24
18 · 24
19 · 24
20 · 24
21 · 24
22 · 24
23 · 24
24 · 24
Facebook will have two logos, one for the app and one for the company

Facebook will have two logos, one for the app and one for the company

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Design

Although with its birth in 2004, Facebook completely revolutionized the world of communication, in the beginning, it was just a social network. Today, fifteen years later here 2004, Facebook’s name encompasses much more than that. 

That’s why the need to visually distinguish the social and the company was born. The latter, in fact, will have a new logo designed to encompass all aspects that coexist within Facebook. 

The logo is very simply composed of the word FACEBOOK for which a clean font has been chosen and studied in detail so that the spaces between a letter and another were identical. In addition, the corners of each character are more rounded, like the diagonal lines. This aesthetic choice comes from wanting to represent not only the social Facebook but also the other platforms joined in the company like WhatsApp, Oculus, Instagram, and Portal. 

Finally, the logo does not have a fixed color, but will change according to the application on which it will appear, discover the design in our gallery! 

Facebook | Collater.al
Facebook | Collater.al
Facebook | Collater.al
Facebook | Collater.al
Facebook | Collater.al
Facebook will have two logos, one for the app and one for the company
Design
Facebook will have two logos, one for the app and one for the company
Facebook will have two logos, one for the app and one for the company
1 · 14
2 · 14
3 · 14
4 · 14
5 · 14
6 · 14
7 · 14
8 · 14
9 · 14
10 · 14
11 · 14
12 · 14
13 · 14
14 · 14