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The MisShapes at Viktor & Rolf

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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


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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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cappello by molo design

Based on the success of their love letter light (sold out), molo design in Vancouver recently introduced cappello, a LED lamp that has various ways to play with the design. Adaptiveness and flexibility in design seem what they enjoy, and that is especially evident from their ingenious softwall series.


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Groninger Museum Updated


space designed by Jaime Hayon
 

Revitalization Groninger Museum Completed

Since the opening in 1994, a total of 3,732,000 visitors have paid a visit to the Groninger Museum. However, on account of this overwhelming success the building was due for a revitalization. New spaces by Studio Job, Jaime Hayon and Maarten Baas were added to the museum and opened December 18, 2010.
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Bucky slept here

Pals Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi frequented the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue at 47th Street in Manhattan and ‘most certainly saw this vaulted relief ceiling in the penthouse. Urban legend has it that this ceiling pattern at least partially inspired Fuller in the design of his famous geodesic dome.

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona


Photo © George Apostolidis
 

The new Mandarin Oriental Hotel by Patricia Urquiola in Barcelona

In the Sleep Hotel Design Awards in London, we were introduced to the award wining restaurant ‘Blanc’ in the new Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona. Instantly we were drawn to it and craved to present it to our Yatzer readers even as the slides of the interiors were still projecting on the wall.
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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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Washington DC Subway Architecture

Chicago architect Harry Weese designed the metro stations that used exposed concrete in repeating geometric patterns.  The vaulted-ceiling design of the stations made the 2007 America’s Favorite Architecture list compiled by the AIA.