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Cocktail Hour

Everybody tries to upload spectacular visual presentation of food or drinks now these days, but this photography by Aubrie Pick is far from ordinary. Photographed for apartment34 an amazing blog about fashion and décor. It’s always five o’clock somewhere, so treat yourself on a nice and sophisticated refreshing drink. I love cocktails and cocktails love [...]

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If I Had a Hammer

We live in a high tech age today, in which old traditional craftsmanship becomes rare, though creating things with your own hands is a true joy. There are still people with love for traditional (wood) working. When looking at hand tools, one can notice the predominant use of plastics. Its a [...]

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Cut you in half

Cut you in half, that’s what Beth Galton must have thought when she came up with this Cut Food series. Ordinary food were divided in half and photographed to reveal the unique geometric patterns hidden inside. Great concept and I’m really interested how she pulled this off.

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Love Hurts: A first aid kit for a broken heart

Eventually everyone once in a lifetime have to deal with it, to be heartbroken. Erase the tattooed name from your chest, taking down the pictures from the wall and picking up the pieces to start all over again. Melanie Chernock came up with a awesome concept, a first aid kit for a broken heart.

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Keizersgracht – Amsterdam, Holland by Guy Jacobs

Every tourist who has visited Amsterdam can perfectly describe the magnificent vibe of the famous canals. This bright two floor apartment situated on the Keizersgracht is another unique design by Guy Jacobs. The historic building dating from 1623 has been completely gutted and rebuild into a serene place while keeping the 17th and 18th [...]

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Classic Movie Outfits by Candice Milon

Movies and fashion; two of my favourite things. Candice Milon carefully folded and laid out the most well-known outfits in film history against colourful backdrops. Most of the recreated ensembles are instantly recognizable, but a few of them actually took a second to figure out. Do you have enough movie fashion [...]

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Marble – Marbler – Marblest

Marble! I like it a lot! A couple of years ago it was a bit tacky. Nowadays it’s a must have for your home. Check the great shape of the surf boards they are really awesome. But the marble tray from Hay – designer and manufacturer of contemporary furniture – is high up on my [...]

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Italia Veloce

Yes Italians do better! After years of research Italia Veloce designed the perfect machine with perfect detailing. Made in Italy stands for sophisticated style, beauty and elegance. Hand craftsmanship and Italians go in hand in hand, like Mario and Luigi. I guess its secret lies in their pasta… Extra feature: you can also build your [...]

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Corona Globe by Mjölk

Earth, world, globe, planet, ball whatever you want to name it. Mjölk designed this globe with pure aesthetic and serenity. It will set you back a little but you can tell your friends where Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (it exists) is located. Buy here

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Superheroes by Liam Brazier

Superheroes are still rocking no doubt about that. So what do you get when you let them illustrate by Liam Brazier? These stunning angular and colourful illustrations! The designs are no vector work, each illustration is drawn and filled up in Photoshop. Keep them coming please Liam.

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Contradiction Dress Shoe

It all started a couple of years ago with the combination of a Vibram sole and a pair of dress shoes like great heritage brands as Tricker’s and Grenson. Several designers came up with various designs the last seasons, but Prada is the one true emperor. They started to combine their brogues with a common [...]

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Vintage James Bond Knife Briefcase

First of all we don’t like weapons. But this is James Bond all written over it. If I’m correct they use this vintage briefcase in From Russia With Love (1963). And it was great doing business with you.

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Next generation luxury by Flow Market

FLOWmarket is designed with the notion that change happens when we as individuals change our mindset. Due to its simple and universal form it’s successfully cross cultural boundaries between Europe, USA and Asia. Created and designed by Mads Hagstrøm. Buy here

 

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Branding for Hipsters

“Hipster refers to a subculture of young, recently settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers that appeared in the 1990s. The subculture is associated with independent music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, and alternative lifestyles. Interests in media would include independent film, magazines such as Vice and Clash, and websites like Pitchfork Media and [...]

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Wood Wood by Ilott Vintage

Do you remember when cameras used actual film, didn’t have LCD screens and Kodak wasn’t bankrupt? Ilott Vintage does and they’re making sure that the option is still available with their restored range-finder cameras. Most of the cameras that they refurbish were made anywhere from 40 to 75 years ago. The Argus C3, [...]

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Garden Shed by Ville Hara & Linda Bergroth

This greenhouse is equipped with an all glass sleeping quarters along with an actual storage shed located on the back side. The shed itself is constructed from reinforced glass, and has been outfitted with automatic sensors to help monitor the temperature within the small cottage shed. Seeing that this is a [...]

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WOO Scented Bottled Candle

Worlds Of Opportunities (WOO) is about amplifying possibilities to change landscapes. They combine energy, ambition and smart thinking to mobilise communities in need.
The first WOO product is the WOO scented bottled candle. Handmade in Vietnam from empty wine and vodka bottles. Filled with pure and high quality beeswax. Providing the less fortunate in this world [...]

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Laughing Stone by Hirotoshi Ito

I’ve stumbled upon this Japanese artist who’s making stone sculptures with a great sense of humour. Hirotoshi Ito put a smile on my face on this rainy Monday!

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Casa Vale do Lobo – Vilamoura, Portugal by Vasco Vieira

Pools are always cool, but this one is EPIC! The concrete that holds the water is risen from the ground and acts as a waterfall to the shallow pond below it. The site of the home is ‘U’ shaped, one side being the home, on the other a wooded deck to relax [...]

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White in its purest form

White…. I was wondering when she was striking back; Black is beautiful. Brand Spirit paints every 100 days an object white, removing all visual branding and reduce the object to its purest form. Simple, clean and exquisite. More whites here

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Dissected van Gogh – Dali – Picasso

DDB Brasil created this open enrolment for the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP).  I really like the Picasso one!

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Tatatata Tumblr

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Black Rehab

Packaging design for Habit – a company specializing in drug rehabilitation and cessation products. Habit believes in giving their customers a luxurious, exclusive and discreet experience through its wide range of products. Treating addictions ranging from nicotine to heroin, each product is housed in a unique black bottle or container to insure your rehabilitation will [...]

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Panic Room, Marseille – France

This is just one of the astonishing rooms at the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille. Every room has its own character, but the Panic Room designed by Tilt is epic. Check also the other rooms at Au Vieux Panier.

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Merijn Kavelaars & VANMOOF & Vlamboyant

My good friend and artist Merijn Kavelaars modified my VANMOOF into a great piece of rollin’ art. Merijn Kavelaars has been working as an artist for the last four years and is self taught. Paintings are energetic and immediately engaging, fuelled by what he describes as a passion that he [...]

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Denim Shoes S/S 2012

Spring summer 2012 is all about denim shoes. The look and feel of denim makes it to my all-time favourite fabric. It’s raw, indestructible and its looks gets better and better as the years roll on. In 2011 I already purchased some denim espadrilles, the Acne’s are my number 1 on my wish list this [...]

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The Matterhorn by Tale

Usually you drink your vodka or scotch on the rocks. Tale takes it a bit more serious, the designed a tumbler inspired by the Matterhorn. The Matterhorn (German), Monte Cervino (Italian) or Mont Cervin (French), is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres [...]

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Leo Caillard & Antoine Mairot – Art Game

This is Art Game by Leo Caillard & Antoine Mairot. They uses Apple navigation system for showcasing their art in the Musée du Louvre, I think Steve would like that. More Leo here and more Antoine here

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Zwartgoed Rentals

Do you have an outdoor party, a nice event or you just want to provide your neighbours with some fine tunes? Take a good look at these black beauties from Zwartgoed.

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Prinsengracht – Amsterdam, Holland by Guy Jacobs & Felix van Asch van Wijck

Amsterdam is well known for its cultural heritage and historical significance. This unique apartment of 400m2 across one level is located at the Prinsengracht. The six window wide view is very uncommon in the city centre of Amsterdam. The apartment is located in a building with typical neck gables and was build in the first half of the 18th [...]

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Flatliner by Shaw Speed & Custom

Normally we only drink a Flatliner at Vlamboyant HQ. Steve Willis with his company Shaw Speed & Custom built his own Flatliner. They rebuild this Harley Davidson from the 1930’s with a nice modern twist. He actually calls it “the beauty trapped within”.

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Burning Man – Rites of Passage

The 25th Burning Man festival took place in the Black Rock Desert – Nevada, US. Nowadays the event is more a temporary city than a traditional festival. This year more than 50.000 people enjoyed a week-long celebration of arts and music. In 1986 the ‘Burning Man’ itself starts with the length of 2.4m, in 25 [...]

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Fabfood by Linus Morales

Food and fashion isn’t a proper combination… So photographer Linus Morales came up with his Fabfood, all handmade, and gave it a total different perspective. Check Linus Morales here

 

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Astronauts Suicides

After three decades of NASA’s Space Shuttle program is it time to bring the astronauts home. That is good news for the home front. But what if you’re an astronaut and the only thing what you can do is being an astronaut? The images speak for themselves… Check for more

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Hasselblad 30 Year Gold Exclusive

Hasselblad is generally acknowledged as being the Rolls Royce under the cameras. This special edition was limited to 1400 outfits and comes with an original warranty card and serial numbered box. This one is number 659. Buy here

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Restaurant The Rock – Zanzibar, Tanzania

What’s for dinner? Yesterday it was sushi. So maybe some Indian or Italian food tonight? Or you just go on a trip to Tanzania (we can assure you this will be worthwhile) and make a reservation at The Rock. They even serve Vlamboyant all-time favourite dish: grilled lobster! Reservations here

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When Hermès hits the Vans

What happens when Hermès collaborates with the all time favourite sneaker brand Vans? Robert Verdi kindly requested Vans to make a new pair of their classic slip-ons out of his vintage Hermès scarf collection. The end result is really awesome!

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Dodge Hemi Charger – 1964

How to pick up a girl at the traffic lights? Step 1: BUY THIS BEAUTY! Enough said… Ok a Prius is much better for the environment, but hey does a Prius have 600 hp and a V8?!

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Plug and Player

Music was my first love; and it will be my last! John Miles was back in ‘76 way ahead. Gihawoo Design brings this minimalistic design and I hear everyone thinking; why didn’t I came up with this?! They resembled the shape of plug into a mp3 player. So no extra cables or chargers, just shove [...]

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Varying Vlamboyant V

Stumble upon, bump into, chance upon, discover, meet, notice, uncover, unearth, arrive at, bring to light, collar, come across, come up with, come upon, corral, descry, detect, dig up, discern, distinguish, encounter, espy, expose, fall in with, ferret out, happen upon, hit upon, identify, lay fingers on, [...]

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Venezia by Cuba Gallery

Venice and Amsterdam have a lot in common. Their both enclosed by water, build on wooden piles and popular as tourist destination. Did you know that the Venetian’s gondolas are painted black to prohibit competition for the fanciest boat? No? Now you do… If you are planning a trip to visit Venice, please take a [...]

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Per Color by Marco Ugolini

Matching your daily groceries in style and buy them by colour. That would be a fun thing to do when you’re bored on a lazy Sunday. Per Color pictures are exhibited at Robert Mann Gallery, Food For Thought: A Group Exhibition in New York from March 31 – May 14, 2011. Marco Ugolini

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Paintings by Robert McGinnis

Robert McGinnis has a great touch if its comes to drawings. His drawings are sexy and sensual, the girls are always hot and the guys are looking tough. There isn’t a better combination, don’t you think? He created classic films posters for James Bond, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Arabesque, Barbarella and illustrations for more then [...]

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Vader House by Maynard Architects

Break the boundaries, this is how we want to see it! It’s great how Andrew Maynard created a non conventional gable roof by breaking the roof line and followed it with compulsive black lines. By opening the immense glass doors completely the garden transforms into a courtyard. Nice detail; they used two pipes for the [...]

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iPad 2 cover by Miniot

If you weren’t hiding under a rock lately you probably know Apple launched their iPad 2. Here at Vlamboyant we are really Apple addicts but all the media fuzz is a bit overwhelming right now. Compared to all the iPad 1 covers the Smart cover is definitely a real state-of-art. It [...]

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Woody by Vanhulsteijn

That Dutchies like to cycle that’s obvious. With more bicycles than people, you’ll have to stand out. And that’s really possible with a design by Vanhulsteijn. The Woody is a handmade stainless steel frame fitted with high quality parts. It looks a bit like the old Penny-farthing bicycle that’s made love with a fixie. [...]

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Ancient cloister by Minim

Old meets new or new meets old? It’s very popular to turn old and disused church structures into attractive homes. This old ancient cloister, which is estimated to be 500 years old, has had an intervention by Gaudí himself. The designers Elina Vilá and Agnès Blanch restored and rehabilitated each of the original architectural elements. [...]

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Insight by Solovyov Design

Insane in the brain! This is what we like about design; so effective and so simple! Since 2010 Australia is light bulb free, in 2012 Europe will follow. So it will be perfect if we can buy this Insight energy saving light by that time. Only one thing remains; what will the cartoonist use when [...]

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Post 500!!

The meaning of Vlamboyant was to publish items that we like! Divergent post with beautiful design, great travel destinations, stunning art and crazy things. Do you know the scene from Gladiator that Russell walks trough a wheat field? That is how we feel right now! You don’t know what we’re talking about? Check this
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