Fashion

Tahari Courtyards by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (2003)

 

 

via Landezine
 
Every company should have a courtyard like this for employees. Oh well… only in our dreams.

Fashion designer Elie Tahari hired MVVA to add a soothing landscape to a windowless suburban “box” he was renovating to relocate 300 warehouse and accounting staff. Mr. Tahari’s work spaces in New York City are renowned for their sensuous materials and unusual uses of landscape; he sought to recreate that feel in an otherwise hostile suburban building.
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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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CONCRETE RINGS


© Beat Poet
 

A collaborative project between Beat Poet + 22designstudio of Taiwan

These rings are based on the brutalist ideas of architects such as Louis Kahn and the concrete architecture of Japanese architect Tadao Ando. His work is characterised by simple geometry and an almost exclusive use of concrete, with the formwork holes left intact. The concrete, imperfect and raw like a man-made contribution to the natural environment, ages gracefully in a wabi-sabi manner, making visible the invisible logic of nature.
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City in Progress

Here (poke the guy in black below) are some fascinating images and an interesting interview from the most expensive city in the world.

Stussy’s creative director Paul Mittleman reports from Moscow.

Chanel Mobile Art opens in Tokyo

Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion

I went to see the Chanel Mobile Art Pavillion, which just opened in Tokyo on Saturday. I have to say it’s a strange architecture, but it actually fits nicely in a lot next to the Yoyogi National Stadium designed by Kenzo Tange, Japan’s foremost postwar architect, and constructed for the Olympic Games of 1964. Continue Reading