20 July 2010

Panton at 50

“A chair must be dynamic – one should sit on it comfortably.” Verner Panton

Fifty years ago, Danish designer Verner Panton (1926-1998) designed the first single mold plastic chair with a curvaceous profile called the Panton chair. It was Panton who first realised the potential for moulded plastic design.

Verner Panton (third from the left) photo source

Though Panton first had the idea for his chair as early as 1960, it wasn’t until the latter end of the decade that its American manufacturer, Herman Miller, found the means to mass produce it. When finally introduced to the mass market in 1967, the chair was often cited as the foremost example of the new vanguard of Modernist design. This original Herman Miller Panton Chair – also commonly referred to as the Stacking chair and the “S” chair – was rendered using a single piece of “S” shaped cantilevered plastic which was later fitted-out with a reinforced lacquered integument.

To celebrate 50 years of the Panton chair Vitra UK had a competition for architects and designers. They were given a white Panton chair to customise in any way they liked. The only rule was that it must still be moveable.

First place Jump Studios

Second Ben Adams Architects

Third Maris Interior

Photo source Vitra

Verner Panton and I

19 July 2010

Sweet Design Studio

We love these beautiful cards from Sweet Design Studio

Celebrating woman of color, style and individuality.
Creating eye-catching bespoke fashion greeting
cards, sweetdesignstudio captures the essence of
femininity, and fun.

All the designs are handmade using a variety of
mixed media such as sequenes, paper collages and
cotton strings.

Candy Girl Sets Sail

Picture from Such Pretty Things

Pastel Flamingo top Blanco

Footless mesh polka dot tights Tk Maxx
Wedge sandles Xti via Tk Maxx

Vintage anchor brooch from Found on Folksy

Knitted anchor top Stella McCartney for Gap Kids on sale
Stone wash leggings H&M kids

Necklace with gold charms Black Pearl

.............and still hearting the ink

12 July 2010

Black Nerds Network... Explained!

This is the first time a member of the Black Nerds team has appeared in a video interview!! Thanks to Spine TV

More from Spine TV

5 July 2010

Stretch Chairs by Jessica Carnevale

Found these on Another blog

Strech chairs by Jessica Carnevale

Re-Spec BnnGirls

We went to our very first Brent Respect Festival yesterday and bumped into Ivy Munro this is what we wore.

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Mens black vest
blue cardigan Portobello market
Skirt Tk maxx
Belt charity shop
Bracelets Mimco
Pineapple necklace Blanco
Name chain Tatty Devine
Sandals Blanco

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T shirt from Singapore
Vintage skirt Constructive Lives
Belt Charity shop
Bag with tassel Dalston car boot sale
Muji flip flops

African print skirts for BnnBaby

The extended Bnn Family's twin girls celebrated their 2nd birthday a few months ago and we decided to make them these draw string African print skirts. The skirts were based on the adult one we designed and made last year.

For us
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For them
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A Parrot Party

We have always had a thing for parrot's as St Vincent and the Grenadines national bird is the Amazona Guildingii. Plague through our childhood with lots of souvenirs depicting the parrot it is now firmly etched into our ascetics.

So we were very to please to see 'A Parrot party' by Lladro who have created these homeware pieces.

Lladro shop window parrot candle holders


Framed parrot prints at Constructive Lives

1 July 2010

BnnGirls Gets Beautifully Inked

So I have been back and forth about what to get for my very first tattoo. I was very much inspired by BlackNerds forearm sleeve, done by Claudia Sabe. I decided to get a humming bird relating to our Caribbean roots with art deco inspired flowers, and once again Claudia did not disappoint.


The hand drawn transfer

The t shirt said it all

Outline being done

After the pain my beautiful tattoo is complete