While I have always been a fan of Barbour’s beautiful waxed canvas creations, this new tote bag for the Japanese market is just too drool-worthy! Comes in navy blue, military green and cream.Read More
British Architect and artist Mark Nixon installed chimes on a bridge, that plays a lovely soft song as you make you way across.
According to Nixon, “Chimecco” operates on three conceptual levels
1. The idea of music and interaction as a catalyst for conversation and play.
2. The non-visual object. The sculpture is ‘hidden’ beneath the bridge. A constant varying in wind conditions on the site mean that the sculpture will hide and reveal itself through the creation of sound when the wind choses to blow. Some days the sculpture will be discovered, creating a beautiful moment of realisation in the viewer, while other day the sculpture will remain still and may be completely passed by. The use of interactive nodes on the top creates another interesting effect. Due to the object being hidden while it is played a condition of performers and audience is created. The piece can be experienced in a number of different ways but never in its totality.
3. Creation through the combined interactions of human movement and natural movement.
There are many gems this couture season; Jean Paul Gaultier’s reworking of his own iconic pieces was one of his best, Karl never disappoints his Chanel clients, but, the one that really encapsulated the essence of Haute Couture is no other then Riccardo Tisci’s collection for Givenchy. Scroll down and be awed…Read More
For the zen music person, the iBamboo is a great ‘amplification’ alternative to its powered counterparts.
Merging the latest high tech with the simple beauty of nature, iBamboo is a100% eco-friendly speaker made from a whole length of bamboo. The natural resonance of the bamboo amplifies the sound produced by the iPhone’s built-in speaker. The sound waves move in two directions at once, intensifying the stereo effect created by the iPhone.
OMA/AOM’s winning set for PRADA’s mens Spring/Summer 2012 set.
The audience is organized in a perfect field. 600 visitors sit on individual blue foam blocks distributed over a 1.5 x 1.5 meter grid spread through the entire hall. Models flow through the highly-organized audience, following multiple choreographed routes that allow maximum visibility.
The field is a commentary on the audience, transformed from indeterminate crowd to regimented, possibly anxious, isolated individuals. Each guest becomes a challenge for the new fashion; each confrontation becomes highly personal…
The field is based on a zero degree approach: a spatial system as opposed to an elaborated design…
Artificial grass covers the floor. Light is provided by 16 panels of 30 PAR lights each, vaguely resembling stadium lighting systems.
The set up refers to the imagery of a geometric outdoors; the audience participates in a perfectly organized picnic…
These beautifully handmade and tactile stools are design by Claire-Anne O’Brien.
Inspired by elements of the knitted stitch itself such as rings and loops, the structures are revealed and celebrated through exaggerated scale in bold and textured forms. Lambswool and Sheeps wool, in a mix of hand and machine knit stitches, are constructed into playful statement pieces.