Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Industrial Artifacts

I love contradictions and stark contrasts. Be it black and white or curvy and straight. But my favorite is vintage modern.  I love bygone eras and futuristic styling but when they come together beautifully, like this leather bag from KM Rii, I'm in heaven.

Japanese designer Lui Onozaki draws on inspiration from historical elements and weaves them into timeless designs that can be just as much today as Mad Maxx.

Photo courtesy of Goldbugpasadena.com

If you live in the Pasadena area, check them out.  The place has an aesthetic after my own heart from the KM Rii handbag above to Octopus pendants and Steam Punk inspired clothing.  There is also an exhibit of miniature insect dioramas by artist Lisa Wood.