Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • FFF- The Great Design ...

    FFF- The Great Design ...

    With Lurhmann’s glitzy adaptation hitting the big screens this week, it’s the perfect time to take a look at the creative development behind the typography and graphics of the film. Lurhmann worked with Sydney based creatives Like-Minded Studio (who have brought branded more product and advertising in the country than you’d beli...
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  • Andreu World - Let the competition begin ...

    Andreu World - Let the competition begin ...

    Now entering its lucky 13th year, the Andreu World design competition is open for submissions. The brief: design an innovative seat or table which aligns itself with the product philosophy of Andreu World, is available and viable for mass production, incorporates versatility and suitability for development in home, contract work marke...
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  • KE-ZU's Concise Milano Report ...!

    KE-ZU's Concise Milano Report ...!

    You may have received it in your inbox. You may have seen it on Facebook. It's now here!  Our Caron and Lidia were excited to make the annual pilgrimage to Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013 and following a fantastic Italian junket, we are now pleased to bring to you the KE-ZU Milano Report!  The Report has an insightful introduct...
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  • KE-ZU Milan Report ...

    KE-ZU Milan Report ...

    We had the best time in Milan for Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013!  Caron and Lidia went to Italy for the fabled event.  The KE-ZU Annual Milano Report is available by clicking the cover below.  The Report features introduction by Caron, photos of new product available from KE-ZU suppliers, party shots (!) and a summary by Lid...
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  • KE-ZU & Bernhardt Design - very excited by Carrots! ...

    KE-ZU & Bernhardt Design - very excited by Carrots! ...

    Well known for discovering and nurturing fresh talent, KE-ZU exclusive supplier Bernhardt Design is no stranger to mentoring gifted designers.  Their latest discovery hails from El Salvador, the Land of Volcanoes, where evidently a hot burgeoning design scene is erupting. Assisting to bring the creative spirit from the South American...
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  • MMM - Left Eye Left Us ...

    MMM - Left Eye Left Us ...

    It came to my attention today that it is the birth date of the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.   A truly talented and passionate pop-artist, rapper and one-third of four time Grammy winning girl band TLC who tragically passed away in 2002. Outrageous in behaviour and outrageously gifted went hand in hand for Left Eye, who often rapp...
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  • Never enough Nani ...

    Never enough Nani ...

    There is never enough Nani, or at least, we think there isn't. KE-ZU supplier Nanimarquina is interviewed by online design platform DesignApplause about her new colleciton 'Naturals'.  A beautiful interview about design process, materiality, and the Nanimarquina message: I think this collection is good for this moment because people ...
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  • FFF - "vivid" adj. 1. strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc ...

    FFF - "vivid" adj. 1. strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc ...

    Isn’t it a treat that FFF coincides with the opening day of a Sydney festival?  Of course, we here at the Zu didn’t plan that, but it just so happens that Vivid Festival kicks off today – one of our favourite on the Sydney festival calendar, Vivid lights up our city like never before and creates an atmosphere of creativity and ...
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  • Nanimarquina - The Ethical Rug Queen of Spain ...

    Nanimarquina - The Ethical Rug Queen of Spain ...

    The exhibition “Intinerancia de l’exposiciozona Intermedia.  Disseny, Art, Societat” or better yet, translated to “Traveling exhibition "Intermediate Area. Design, Art and Society” is an intentionally collective of design, art and architectural projects, and their creators – focussing on several aspects of life within soc...
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  • MMM - I love Rock n Roll (in my jeans) ...

    MMM - I love Rock n Roll (in my jeans) ...

    This blog editor has recently been loosely planning a party.  Never one to shy away from an excuse for a get together and a glass of wine, next year marks the 10 year anniversary of my relationship with my favourite pair of jeans. The jeans were purchased when I was living in Melbourne.  They were dark, wide-leg engineered denim, al...
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