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The MisShapes at Viktor & Rolf

Photo © Morgan O’Donovan
 

The Deejay Trio Set the Tone for the Designers’ Paris Menswear Show

Since they burst onto the downtown scene in 2003 with their eponymous weekly party, New York deejays The MisShapes have been embraced as fashion world darlings. Sharing trademark jet-black hair and icy stares, the trio of Geordon Nicol, Leigh Lezark and Greg Krelenstein would sit comfortably on any catwalk––so it’s understandable Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf tapped the group to soundtrack their “Monsieur” fall/winter 2011 presentation.
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Munich Sports, La Roca, Barcelona


via We Heart
 

conveyor belt concept for Barcelona based shoemakers…

Like some kind of Willy Wonka shoe factory, this new outlet of Barcelona based shoemakers, Munich Sports – located at the La Roca shopping village – is a playful fantasy, where “freshly baked” sneakers appear to work themselves across a tangling network of conveyor belts.
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The Fab Lab House


via The Designer Pad
 

In my recent trip to Spain I came across this very interesting article about a solar house contest produced by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, where the Fab Lab House received the audience award for the best in its kind. Because of its organic shape some referred to is as the peanut home, cinnamon submarine, forest Zeppelin or even whale belly.
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Theurel & Thomas, Maison du Macaron


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sunglasses required in this intensely elegant Mexican pâtisserie…

There’s certainly somewhat of a renaissance in the world’s cosmopolitan cities right now, for France’s most famous confectionery – the macaron. Theurel & Thomas, located in San Pedro, Mexico – Latin America’s most affluent suburb – is the first pâtisserie of its kind in the South American country, and has one of the most beautifully complementing brand identity and shop interiors we’ve seen in some time.
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Art of Speed


Photo © Nick Dimbleby
 

The Luxury Manufacturer Reveals its Ultra-Fast Limited Edition Supercar

With a reputation for only producing the finest-quality luxury vehicles, Aston Martin has a special place in every car lover’s heart. The latest baby from the English company, founded in 1913, is the One-77, a high-performance sports car currently being produced at Aston’s new manufacturing headquarters in Warwickshire. Its top speed reaches 220mph (354km/h), but this is more than just a racing machine.
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Wine and Design


Photo © Matthew Donaldson
 

Glassware With a Surreal Bent Captured By Acclaimed Photographer Matthew Donaldson

The concept of “modern” wine was born in 1976 after the now infamous “Judgement of Paris,” when several Californian varietals triumphed in a blind taste test against much-lauded French vintages (later immortalized in Randall Miller’s 2008 film Bottle Shock). From that watershed moment, minds and palettes across the globe were opened to vintages from the New World, as evidenced in the exhibition How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now, currently at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.
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