giovedì 11 dicembre 2008
On show now /
November 27 - December 20, 2008
Showcasing new limited-edition works by the new generation of emerging artists and designers, Young Blood offers a new voice in the discourse surrounding Design-Art, forcing us to reevaluate what constitutes a functional artwork.
mercoledì 10 dicembre 2008
A collaboration between Wallpaper* and contemporary art publishers Eyestorm, Wallpaper* Selects offers you the opportunity to start collecting some of the most compelling contemporary photography, produced in editions of 10, 20 or 30 and signed and numbered by the artists. All of the works have appeared in Wallpaper*, having been commissioned especially for the magazine, but have never before been available to buy.
Eyestorm is the leading online retailer of limited edition contemporary art. Founded in 1999, Eyestorm have published works with Damien Hirst, William Klein, Bob Carlos Clarke, Andy Goldsworthy, Antony Micallef and Peter Blake amongst many other established and emerging artists and photographers. Eyestorm authenticate every piece of work to provide 100% confidence in buying.
martedì 9 dicembre 2008
Aesop opens in the Strand Arcade, Sydney
Aesop’s complete range of skin, hair and body products is now available in the Strand Arcade, Sydney. Our new signature store complements Aesop Paddington, and is Aesop’s fifteenth store in Australia. Aesop’s Strand store is a distinctly contemporary addition to the arcade, a vision of alabaster, cooling green hues and amber glass. Aesop Director Dennis Paphitis has again collaborated with March Studio's Rodney Eggleston to fashion a space that pays heed to its local setting while making bold use of Aesop’s material du jour, porcelain. Dennis Paphitis says, ‘Our Sydney CBD store has been a long time coming, and we are gratified to see it open its doors. Our position in the arcade allows Aesop clients easy access to our products when they call in to visit the cobbler during the day.’ The clean-lined space offers a visual break from the otherwise busy arcade, showcasing Aesop’s preference for spare lines and a clean aesthetic. For the Strand store, both director and designer found inspiration in small round ceramic tiles, and in two significant pieces of furnishing. Rodney Eggleston explains: ‘the tiles, an India Mahdavi stool, and a lamp by Jaime Hayon were our starting points for design. They are all made of porcelain, a precious, timeless material, which also lines all the floors of the Strand Arcade. We wanted the design to be a modern extension of the arcade, and of course, to serve as a platform to display Aesop’s product containers.’ The opening of the Strand store is significant for Aesop, recognising as it does the importance of Sydney on the world stage.
text by March studiovia Yatzer
mercoledì 3 dicembre 2008
The Amsterdam-based Tjep faced the challenge of making all this look cool. It zeroed in on the warehouse concept but with a homey twist. It focused on the aspects of speed and the transitional nature of the place where factory-born furniture lives while waiting to be taken to your home.
sabato 29 novembre 2008
mercoledì 12 novembre 2008
domenica 9 novembre 2008
sabato 8 novembre 2008
giovedì 6 novembre 2008
Irony - check. Careful, considered design – check. Desirable product with cache – most definitely check. Natalia Brilli has managed to create a signature that is immediately identifiable with her blend of taking the every day and creating a finished product that appears as if dipped into leather. A laptop bag becomes a functional leather laptop case that has the keyboard carved out in the leather, a wallet has the credit cards and coins moulded onto the zip front cover, a pair of sunglasses are embossed into the leather sunglass case. At once quirky and humorous but undeniably cool and chic, the latest Men’s 09 Collection is no exception to this designers range and ability. – Kate Vandermeer