Posts Tagged ‘designer’

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Wallpaper

October 15, 2009

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is, quite simply, great. The French fashion designer is renowned for eccentric, cartoon-y couture and continually brings a sense of fun to the catwalk. Our mates Tim & Barry have done loads of work with him – he contributes a weekly video to their site, Don’t Watch That TV – and he remains one of the Grime scenes’ most avid fans.

What JC is less known for though, are his home furnishings. Here is a wallpaper we found whilst trawling the net, currently on sale at…B&Q(!)

Don’t tell us that isn’t SICK!

“My career is based on a manifesto of hijacking. At the beginning I was hijacking bandages, blankets, teddy bears. I can do works of art with a photocopy, a straw or even Sellotape. I love the magnificence of things that are humble.” JCDC

What a badman!


October 6, 2009

So, Amazon have launched a new website, – a standalone shoes and handbags site, and consequently females are going nuts.

Looking at it, it’s actually a decent proposition – fully online service with fast delivery, 365 day returns and a price match guarantee. Featuring neat functionality (colour matching, price slider, hover-over zoom etc), in-depth product information and customer reviews, Javari is a clean, user-friendly shopping experience.

However, there are a few little niggles – the checkout does not offer users a way back to the main site, and the search is a bit cumbersome. Also, from my own point of view, their offer for men leaves a little to be desired (no Nike?! Really?!)

But hey, it’s bound to be a surefire hit with female consumers who, these days, are a primary target for many online retailers.