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 recently completed this spectacular veil that lines the street outside an indoor theme park called Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) at the site of its original factory.
The Swarovski veil immediately remineded me of GINA, the BMW’s new concept car, whose exterior was made of silver fabric.
Are we seeing a new trend here?
A collection of sofas designed by Enrico Buscemi and Piergiorgio Leone for Giovannetti collezioni.
Philippe Starck seems to have been consumed by his own profession, but designer Gwenael Nicolas may have found something almost spiritual in being a designer. Continue Reading
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.
“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
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
Sunday – Friday: 11am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
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