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Zaha x Melissa


The Brazilian shoemaker Melissa, known for their collaborations with some of the hottest designers from different fields, teamed up with Zaha Hadid this time. They built a massive sculpture of the shoe to show off the design (video below).

 

The video reminds me a lot of what I used to do when I was a more productive and constructive person. My old studios in DUMBO looked quite similar to what you see here. Those are the good old days.

Swarovski Crystal Palace in Milan

ちょっと、スワロフスキーで息抜き。最近、粋なイメージになって蘇ったブランドのひとつですが、2010年に香水を発表する時も、是非素敵な事をやって欲しいですね。

design is dead

I was a producer of materiality and I am ashamed of this fact. Everything I designed was unnecessary. I will definitely give up in two years’ time …design is a dreadful form of expression…. In future there will be no more designers. The designers of the future will be the personal coach, the gym trainer, the diet consultant.

Philippe Starck to quit ‘useless’ design

HILL HOUSE


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“Some of the best wine is made from vines that have to struggle for a foothold on steep slopes, and the same is true for residential architecture in Los Angeles.”
(Michael Webb, British architect and author) Continue Reading

Sex in Design/Design in Sex

Most of you have heard of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. It’s off Fifth Avenue on 53rd street in Manhattan. Have you ever heard of Museum of Sex on FIfth Avenue? I only know about this museum because I used to pass in front of it every week to go to see the shrink few blocks from there. An exhibit called Sex in Design/Design in Sex recently opened at the museum, and will be on view through April 2008.

Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue (@ 27th Street)
New York, New York 10016
(212) 689-6337
Sunday – Friday: 11am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm

Related Link: Pentagram