Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Although this was blogged about a lot last month, this really needs a post.
This is a window display By Tokujin Yoshioka for the Hermés store in Tokyo. The installation went on display at the end of November and is up until the end of January (10). Tokujin's work slips between design (in the broadest sense) and art; a lot of his work is considered as 'art' for its innovation, yet sits very comfortably as product design, furniture, installation etc. Tokujin designed under Issey Miake for a long period and has also produced some very innovative work for other companies in a variation of disciplines. His work is held in The MoMA, The Pompidou centre and The V&A. Click HERE to go to Tokujin's site to veiw more work.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
"An object which is both simultaneously perfect and imperfect. A series of handmade plates some made with magnets others with elastic to create the illusion of reversing in real life. A way of seeing perfection in an ordinary object, through comparison with its destructed state."
Click HERE to go to carmen's site to see the rest of her work
Saturday, October 10, 2009
k-dieeshhhh BOOSH BOOSH! - Trevor sent me a copy of his Skateboarding Mythologies. The bestest. The book is a series of illustrations based around the skateboarding myths he heard when growing up.
Click HERE to go to Trevor's site.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Issue 9 of Kilimanjaro came out on Friday, entitled 'I Love We' - Apparently this is going to be the last issue of the magazine, which if true, seems a real shame. The new issue comes in a black and white printed cardboard box and there is really something great about the photo printed on the back, it seems to help make the issue into more of an object. Definitely have a look through the new issue if you see it about. Kilimanjaro is art directed by Olu Michael Odukoya, and this issue was designed by Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandi
Click HERE to go to the Kilimanjaro site.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Fantastic Man put up their new website today, in time with the release of their new issue which came out on Monday. The new site has introduced sections including The Forum, The Look and the Daily Recommendation, which gives something more than the magazine, allowing interaction. There are some real nice stories in the new issue: There's great photography in the City Suits article, and there's also something real nice about the story on Steak. The new issue also showcases a pre-introduction to the anticipated 2010 release of the publication 'the gentlewomen'.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
As part of his world tour, titled "More Than A Game", 2009 NBA MVP LeBron James was recently in Paris for the conclusion of a youth basketball camp which took the form of a tournament and dunk contest in Le Grand Palais. The building—originally meant to serve as a temporary exhibiton space for the Exposition Universelle of 1900 (a World's Fair)—still exists after a century of sporadic use(s), obligatory renovations, and demolition plans (RE: Le Corbusier). Since its construction, the interior has seen various exhibitions which act as showcases of static objects and new technologies; from artworks to automobiles to aircrafts and agriculture—though, from what it seems, the space has rarely allowed a sport to frame its architectural program. In this way, the structure—frequently used for salons of mundane, pedestrian inventions and presentations of bourgeois, cultural products—finds an new, active/animated purpose. Coincidentally, basketball was invented the same decade that Le Grand Palais was constructed, and one could even say that the performance of this distinctly American act in this iconic French space culturally links these two countries in the same manner the Exposition Universelle of 1900 had originally aimed to. For more information about Le Grand Palais, click HERE. And for more information about LeBron's tour, click HERE.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Really like this seasons Folk shirts, I've seen the one with the three colour collar buttons, but not the others. With the shirts especially this season, Folk seem to be very consistent. The shoe style seems to have carried over from last season, but the tweaks are real nice!
Shirts and shoes below
Elbow Patch Shirt - Blue Stripe: £ 145.00
Pocket Shirt - Archive Check: £ 115.00
Pocket Shirt - Ltd Archive Check: £ 115.00
Double Faced Shirt - Grey Marl: £ 125.00
Finlay - Chestnut (shoes): £ 190.00
Alaric - Antilope (shoes): £ 130.00
Saturday, August 29, 2009
So they're a girl group from Tokyo who sound a bit like a tense, poppy Battles? And they're touring when? Guess I'll keep an eye on their myspace to find out, and listen to this until their album arrives in the post from Small Town Super Sound.
MP3: Nisennenmondai - Disco
(Photo from DazedDigital)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Idea Books is a fantastic pop-up book shop in London that sells classic design, photography, fashion and culture magazines and books. It's such an interesting place to visit; there's a great deal of iconic fashion/design publications to look through that just don't get seen all in one place that often. Idea books is owned by David Owen and Angela Hill, who also supply books to Dover Street Market and Colette. It opened on June 1st and closes in a weeks time on August 27th. Open till 10pm everyday except Sunday and Monday. Definitely worth a visit if you're around London next week.
At the Front Room
St Martins Lane Hotel
45 St. Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4HX
Two postings that should have been made a long time ago. Firstly, Andreas Banderas' blog Bevel And Boss. The child is ridiculous, and keeps getting better. He's the Usain Bolt of collage or something, and his blog is devastating. Second, Karate Roksvåg, work pictured and linked from B&B- another Norwegian of superlative ability.