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Christophe Laudamiel: Design for the Invisible

There are hundreds of fragrances out on the market that bear familiar names like “Dior,” “Calvin Klein,” “Dolce&Gabbana” and so on. But there are only a handful of perfumers who are capable of creating the scents for theses brands. Christoph Laudamiel is one of these elite ‘noses’.

What makes Laudamiel very different from the rest of the elite noses is his broad and futuristic vision for perfumery. Unlike fashion, the world of fragrance is old fashion and formal. Innovative ideas and projects are hardly coming out except from this iconoclastic mind.

The video was taken at MOMA in April.

More information on Christoph Laudamiel @Seedmagazine.com

Jeff Koons Versailles

The major retrospective on Jeff Koons, the star of the ’80s Neo-Geo movement, opened at the Château de Versailles a few weeks ago. The exhibition runs until December 14, 2008.

If you are visiting Paris this year, don’t be lazy, go to Versailles first. Viewing a great American artist’s work in an environment with an incomparably rich history could be your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Kenzopower by Kenya Hara

Although most Japanese don’t care about fragrances, last end of July, there was an event to announce the launch of Kenzopower at the former Tomyoji Temple in my hometown Naka Ward, Yokohama. Kenya Hara, one of the most prominent creative minds (and my favorite packaging designer) in Japan, worked on the packaging of this new Kenzo fragrance. Continue Reading