giovedì 11 dicembre 2008

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On show now /

Young Blood

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.

Featuring / Maarten Baas, Robert Stadler, Xavier Lust, Ika Kuenzel, Vincent Dubourg, Charles Trevelyan, John Gerrard, Kristoffer Akselbo, Joris Laarman, Demakersvan, Marc Bilj, Zilvinas Kempinas.



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mercoledì 10 dicembre 2008

WALLPAPER* + EYESTORM

A perfect gift for Christmas...

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

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AESOP STORE, Sidney


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 studio

via Yatzer

MARCH STUDIO
AESOP

mercoledì 3 dicembre 2008

VILLA SOFA - Amsterdam

VilaSofa, a furniture store that opened in Amsterdam in October is a clever design feat by Tjep. Judging by the VilaSofa website, it is a brand that can use some visual updating. VilaSofa is positioned somewhere between an IKEA store and a conventional furniture store and its claim to fame is reasonable prices and a guaranteed 48-hour delivery of all displayed models.

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.