Friday, 22 June 2018

NINA AND OTHER LITTLE THINGS DESIGNS FOR ESSENT' IAL! Ecodesign made in Italy


Il comunicato stampa e catalogo:

Nina è una pupetta “rossa”, soffio d’ispirazione ironico-poetico che diventa segno e stato mentale.
Leggera ma profonda, minuscola e silenziosa eppure potente. Una “milanesina” che diventa negli anni una piccola ambasciatrice di “poetic design” internazionale in Europa, Usa, Corea, Giappone, Russia, Taiwan, Canada.
Le sue collezioni di cancelleria “d’arte”, homeware, emotional-gift ed editoria sono state scelte negli anni da concept store prestigiosi quali Colette Parigi, La Fayette, il Centro Pompidou e la Triennale di Milano. Recentemente candidata al prestigioso “Best World Licensing Brand”, in finale con altri 6 marchi, tra gli altri Keith Hearing Found., Andy Warhol Found. ed il Victoria & Albert Museum di Londra. Dal 2016 è stata scelta dal Ministero della Cultura di  Île-de-France come “mascotte” per i Giorni Europei del Patrimonio” ...e nel 2018 arriva finalmente in Italia con la NINA BLOOM COLLECTION
DA MARTEDI 26 GIUGNO IN VENDITA ON LINE PRESSO ESSENT'IALS - ecodesign:
 https://www.essent-ial.com/it/
L’autrice è Eloise Morandi Nash, artista e graphic designer londinese di nascita, milanese di adozione. Si è occupata di visual identity per l’alta moda, tutt’ora è Art Director in progetti legati alle ”eccellenze italiane” nel settore food e design, scegliendo marchi sensibili al rispetto per la natura e le persone. Eloise ha creato Nina nella primavera del 2005, seduta su un marciapiede durante le notti “petillant” del Fuori Salone, a partire da un semplice schizzo su un blocco di appunti. E da allora non ha più smesso di disegnarla.
NINA BLOOM COLLECTION x ESSENT' IALS 
NINA BLOOM COLLECTION x ESSENT' IALS 

NINA BLOOM COLLECTION x ESSENT' IALS 

NINA BLOOM COLLECTION x ESSENT' IALS 

Nina is a “red pupetta” dressed in red... she’s a dreamer a glance of ironic and poetic inspiration.
Light but deep, tiny and silent but so powerful. Nina. the “little milanese” but in the years she became the “little ambassador of “poetic design”: Europe, Usa, Korea, Russia, Taiwan and Canada. Recently nominated as “Best World Lincensing Brand” in art-design section competing with the Keith Haring and Andy Warhol Foundations. and the V&A. Her collections of fine art stationery, homeware, emozional gifts and books have been chosen among the years by prestigious concept stores as Colette in Paris, La Fayette, Pompidou Museum and the Triennale in Milan. She’s been confermed to be the “mascotte” for events developed by the Department of Culture of Île-de-France (Paris)
...and she finally arrives in Italy withe the • NINA BLOOM COLLECTION • 

Eloise Morandi Nash, artist and graphic designer is her creator. English mother tongue she lives in Milan since 2000. She worked into high fashion and visual identity and still art-directing luxury Italian brands. Eloise first sketched NINA sitting on the sidewalk in the middle of the sparkling night of the Milan Desing Week in 2005,
and she never stopped designing her, ever since.







Monday, 11 June 2018

NINA X SALVATORI and the FEDRIGONI TOP AWARD 2018

This year among with AGC - that's to say Essent'ial Eco design - we join this awesome worldwide competition with the project NINA X SALVATORI, which I'm very fond of.
Has been so inspiring and such a "graphic exercise" to create such kind of poetic tour guide displaying the collections of such important designers and architects: 
JOHN PAWSON
PIERO LISSONI
STUDIOCHARLIE
VINCENT VAN DUYSEN
ELISA OSSINO
DAVID LOPEZ QUINCONCES
SILVIA FANTICELLI

TO VOTE "NINA X SALVATORI" GET HERE 

The Lookbook and the complimentary special edition "Salvatori + Nina" have been beautifully manufactured and printed in Italy by  Essent'ial Eco design 


A special section of the website gives the general public a chance to vote for their favourite projects.  The project receiving the most likes in this "popular" vote, regardless of the final decisions of the Jury, will also be displayed together with the other award-winning projects in each category and visible on-line.


Friday, 25 May 2018

2 LOVELY AND POETIC GIFT BOOKS



"Mon carnet de grossesse" Nina and other little things

Un cahier à compléter avec de jolies surprises de Nina : pochette pratique et pop-up poétique !
By Hachette Pratique

 • info & Commander •


Entrez dans le monde poétique et captivant de Nina, la gracieuse petite poupée habillée de rouge. Dans ce carnet aux couleurs de NINA, rassemblez les plus beaux moments de ces 9 mois qui ont changé le cours de votre vie. Des premiers instatns où vous avez su que vous étiez enceinte aux premiers jours après sa venue au monde, notez tous ces merveilleux souvenirs pour les transmettre plus tard à votre enfant et ne jamais les oublier. 




"Mon album de bébé" Nina and other little things

By Hachette Pratique

 • info & Commander •
Entrez dans le monde poétique et captivant de Nina, une gracieuse petite poupée habillée de rouge.De sa naissance jusqu’aux premières années de Maternelle, racontez et rassemblez les plus beaux souvenirs de votre enfant : ses premiers pas, ses activités préférées, ses anniversaires…Un album à compléter avec de jolies surprises aux couleurs de Nina : pop-up poétique, pochette pratique et petits DIY astucieux.







Wednesday, 18 April 2018

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2018: NINA X SALVATORI

Last night in Salvatori, my beloved friend Raffaella happy with her Salvatori + Nina shopping bag.
Screen printed on a special material called "carta-cemento" by Essent'ial.

Grab it by Salvatori Showroom in Via Solferino 11 | MILANO until 22nd of April

The following photos refers to the catalogue
in which Nina performs awesome designer and architects:

JOHN PAWSON | Span
PIERO LISSONI | Stone Tatami
STUDIOCHARLIE | Balancing
VINCENT VAN DUYSEN | Lui&Lei
ELISA OSSINO | Proiezioni 
DAVID LOPEZ QUINCOCES | Adda Modular Drawers
SILVIA FANTICELLI | tabl-eu 
SALVATORI | Gravity




The beautiful room in Salvatori

Prints featuring the designers of Salvatori.














SalvaSalva

Sunday, 15 April 2018

NINA AND OTHER LITTLE THINGS BLOOMS ON ESSENT'IAL


I've been asked by Mr. Ghizzoni founder of Essent'ial to develope a capsule collection to display at the Fuori Salone/Milan design week performed by Nina and other little things. The project was so inspiring: high quality materials, flowers code and Nina...what else?
We'll be happy to welcome you by the DESIGN MARKET in CASCINA CUCCAGNA and then have a nice look over the BLOOM COLLECTION.
SEE YOU THERE FROM 13-22 APRIL in Casciana Cuccagna 







Let's shortly talk about Essent'ial, a precious special Italian company.
Essent’ial is a concept, a lifestyle. A way of living every day with due respect for people, beauty, culture and nature. Of appreciating their inner essence. Objects made from recycled, certified raw materials. Profound respect for the environment, the countryside and our culture. Designing objects for everyday use. Apparently shapeless paper, but actually tough, washable, very attractive products.

Essent’ial embodies the utmost respect for naturewashable recycled paperFSC certified cardboard in an effort to comply with responsible forestry management regulations or certified “Remade in Italy”. 

All Essent’ial products are conceived by the innovative mind of Albano Ghizzoni, creator and designer of the brand, who has always focused on production entirely Made in Italy. This includes numerous collaborations with internationally renowned designers




Saturday, 14 April 2018

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2018, NINA'S UBIQUITY

In occasion of the MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2018 "FUORI SALONE" I've been working on terrific projects for two awesome and inspiring Italian design brands: Salvatori and Essent'ials. 

SALVATORI | (17-22 aprile)
Via Solferino 11 - Milano

ESSENT'IALS - NINA (17-22 aprile)
Cascina Cuccagna Design Market
Via via Cuccagna 2/4 ang. via Muratori - Milano 
object: bags | pochettes | pouches

NINA PERFORMS SALVATORI
This year Nina will be present at Salone del Mobile with Salvatori  in the guise of a kind of “friendly tour guide” to their new collections. Her unique way of looking at the world will extend to the creations of  Piero Lissoni, John Pawson, Studio Charlie, Vincent Van Duysen, David Lopez Quincoces, Elisa Ossino, Silvia Fanticelli.
The "poetic map tour" will be given with the special edition "Salvatori + Nina" bag... destined to be a “must have” souvenir.




NINA "BLOOM-BAGS" FOR ESSENT'IAL
I had the chance to work on Essent'ial's eco-materials thanks to Mogicaffè's projects I develope as art director. This special time, in occasion of the Milan Design WeekEssent'ial and I created a Capsule Collection of bags and pochettes called BLOOM. The inspiration? Flowers!
In occasion the event "De Rerum Natura" taking place at the lovely CASCINA CUCCAGNA you may visit the DESIGN MARKET to have a look at the beautiful set up of flowers and eco-design.














Monday, 2 April 2018

INTERNATIONAL LICENSING AWARDS NOMINEES: NINA IS IN!

The LIMA Awards are the only international recognition highlighting the licensing innovation and creativity that impacted the worldwide marketplace during the calendar year 2017!
Stay tuned for nominee announcement, member voting and details on the 2018 LIMA Awards Ceremony, taking place on Tuesday, May 22 at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

Nina and other little things® has been selected by LIMA amongst with The Keith Haring Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation Visual Arts. Inc. and the Victoria Albert Museum and other 3 brands within the art and design section.

I feel so honored to be part of this. Still can't believe to read my brand in kind of a "group" universally admired and artful brands. 
Believe I'm so thrilled.

Thank you





...Please pardon me about this little pretty visual joke I couldn't resist..would you?
Andy & Keith #kindof

- For any commercial/licensing info pls write to: douglas@dic2.com - 






SalvaSalva

Saturday, 31 March 2018

NINA'S ON LICENICIAS ACTUALIDAD

Thanks to our Spanish licensee partner Licensing Agency Edebè,  Nina and other little things has been featured on the the trade magazine "Licencias actualized" , a pretty focus on the brand.
With my Italian agency DIC2srl, we have been developing with Edebè awesome and lovely collections into stationery, clothing and mobile accessories.
So glad to have such partners who really believe in the brand as if they were me :)

Edebè | Licencias actualidad | Nina and other little things®

Edebè | Licencias actualidad | Nina and other little things®

Edebè | Licencias actualidad | Nina and other little things®



Thursday, 29 March 2018

LIMA ANNOUNCES 2018 INTERNATIONAL LICENSING AWARDS NOMINEES: NINA IS IN!!

LIMA has finalized the ballot for the 2018 International Licensing Awards! A total of 132 nominees from 16 countries were named and will vie for the industry’s most prestigious and globally-recognized honor. A record 42% of this year’s nominees originate from outside the U.S. – up from 25 percent from last year – demonstrating the increasing international reach of the awards program.
This is a banner year for the LIMA Licensing Awards program. We received a record 700 submissions, which truly reflects the broad scope of licensing from around the world,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “The prestige – not to mention the sense of competition – is greater than ever and we are excited to see it all play out at the Awards Ceremony at Licensing Expo.”
Voting will be open to all LIMA member companies in April. Winners will be announced at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

NINA AT BOLOGNA CHILDREN'S BOOKS FAIR ...AND NOT AS VISITOR THIS TIME :)

Nina and me in good company, CEO and assistant Malia Edizioni - #giuntieditore

I remember in 2011 I was here by "the illustration wall" like these illustrators, pin upping Nina's tiny posters on the wall...hoping that someone would notice her....

"The Illustration Wall" ...these girls like me in 2011

2009 | I went to the Bologna Children's Book Fair first time in 2009. I didn't even know about its existance...Those days I was just into Nina's start-up project..I didn't know nothing about illustrations, fairs, how to, where to etc.
2011 | I went to Bologna Children's Book Fair knowing what was about, I just went to have a look at the magic world of illustrations. It was so full of talented illustrators and authors.
2012 | same as 2011 :)
2014 | I went to Bologna Children's Book Fair not only as visitor. My License Agency DIC2SRL had a booth by the pavillon Bologna Licensing Trade fair which take place in the same days. The Licensing industry has expanded in a big way in recent decades, both domestically and abroad, and provides extraordinary growth opportunities for licensors and licensees. That's to say an opportunity to promote my brand Nina and other little things.
2018 Well I finally went to Bologna because Nina and other little things is going to be published by MaliaEdizioni which belongs to GIUNTI EDITORE founded in 1841 in Florence.


Nina and other little things - MaliaEdizioni- MY FIRST 4 BOOKS!!




The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the event in the publishing year’s calendar, built around children’s content today. 

With over 50 years of experience the fair has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing and now it includes an extra core that extends to all multi-media and licensing business for children’s content. 

Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers flock to the event each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products in hundreds of booths across six huge halls.

NINA'S SHOP ON LINE

NINA'S SHOP ON LINE

On the SHOP ON LINE you may also find fine little art and commission customized illustrations.