The budding industrial designer also gave his top picks from the fair, which unsurprisingly all feature bright swaths of primary colors: a Charlotte Perriand bookshelf from Galerie Downtown accented with yellow squares; a Pierre Guariche chair from Demisch Danant, a Riteveld chair from Galerie Vivid; and a desk from Galleria Rossella Colombari by Gio Ponti, whom he was so delighted to have discovered: “He tried to make the office fun!” — blogs.artinfo.com
Gateway Towers 1 is designed to please even the most exacting and fussy Corinthians. That's why every home here is fully automated, giving you the most advanced technology of the century and making your life smooth and easy. Even the amenities have been handpicked with special attention, right from the designer fixtures to the Swarovski lobbies to the private theatre within the towers. — gatewaytowerspune.com
Laurinda Spear and Marisa Fort have launched the new ArquitectonicaSHOP website in a move to expand their new design venture, ArquitectonciaSHOP, to include other fashion accessories and furniture. Striving for total integration between architecture and product, Arquitectonica’s collection...
On working in the field: "I find myself running in heels, and walking in the woods in heels. And when you're a landscape architect and you're investigating a site, you're having to look professional on the one hand often to meet with a client, and then you do a site walk. So I've found myself walking around landscape sites in heels more often than not." — blogs.wsj.com
The man and the legend behind the concrete mecca known as Brasilia is a ripe 104 years of age, and though he was reported to have been “a bit dehydrated” at Rio’s Hospital Samaritano where he was hospitalized last week (he is thankfully “fine,” as doctors told ABC News), Niemeyer’s old age has not precluded his latest project, a collaboration with sneaker mega-brand Converse. — blogs.artinfo.com
It is all like hood style now mixed with hipster... Hoodster..? — NYT
The most extensive video survey of what New Yorkers, mostly the young ones, wear these days neighborhood by neighborhood, some 14 of them. At the end, what's so different anyway.., hip hop, hipster, casual and formal, all represented. If you are wondering what to wear at your work.
News broke about a collaboration between OMA and American luxury retailer Coach. With OMA partner-in-charge Shohei Shigematsu leading the design work, two new Coach flagship stores are scheduled to open in New York and Tokyo in the next few months and unveil the new concept. Coach Omotesando...
Max Steiner's Cement Cinder Block Necklaces are actually cast from poured concrete and cured for a month before being sold. At 3/4" tall, they're the cutest construction materials with which you can adorn yourself. — boingboing.net
Style among the office's 60 employees tends to favor clean lines and a neutral palette. "The rumor is that you have to wear a white top with black—commonly what Richard himself wears," said Alison Macbeth, a junior designer at the firm. "But it's not that way." — The Wall Street Journal
My business cards say FASHION ARCHITECTURE BASKETBALL. When people ask me what I do, they’re usually trying to ask how I made my money, not what my job is. In my mind, what I do is those three things. They occupy most of my time: fashion, going around to all the fashion weeks and being such a fanatic when I pick out my clothes, trying to be in the latest fashions. Architecture, which you can see here, with this house. And basketball, which is another full-time occupation for me. — interviewmagazine.com
Pushing the Ludlow Suit, the ad features six gents sporting six variations on the "bespoke-inspired" suit. Two are restauranteurs, one is a journalist/activist, one is a business analyst, one is a creative director, and one is an architect, Charles Renfro of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. — archidose.blogspot.com
Luxury 360 is the FT's new online hub for creative and commercial coverage of the luxury goods industry, with news, views and special reports. — FT
Photo: Louis Vuitton - Ad Campaign Just in time for holiday shopping and on your face money shot action, Financial Times launches its 'LUXURY 360' section, gazing through the global markets for lately thriving luxury goods industry. "Go f*ck yourselves if you haven't arrived losers, pardon me...
BOFFO Building Fashion celebrates cutting edge design through a series of temporary retail installations showcasing the work of an architect paired with a fashion designer. Each of five projects receives a $20k stipend for all construction. We have completed three amazing projects that have given our designers and architects massive exposure but the rest cannot be completed without your help. — kickstarter.com
Marc Jacobs will present Katie Grand the award for fashion innovator of the year. Marina Abramovic will accept the award for Ai Weiwei... for best art innovator. Jonathan Safran Foer will present the food innovator award to — wait for it — Chipotle founder Steve Ells. Other winners include Elon Musk (technology), Joris Laarman (design) and Bjarke Ingels (architecture). Bill Gates and Warren Buffett got the philanthropy award, but will not be at the ceremony. — wwd.com
With a judging panel stuffed full of fashionistas (Sir Paul Smith, designer Patrick Grant, face of Burberry Douglas Booth, my-wardrobe.com Buying & Merchandising Director Luisa de Paula, MTV presenter & fashion journalist Louise Roe, fashion blogger Steve Salter and Esquire Editor Alex Bilmes), impressing them all can't have been an easy task but Wood saw off hundreds of competitors to take the 2011 title. — mydaily.co.uk
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