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Patrick Roger: Sugar Daddy

Photo © Estelle Hanania
 

The French Chocolatier Puts a Provocative Spin On Valentine’s Day

“I eat between 40 and 60 chocolates a day,” confesses Patrick Roger, the Vendôme-born chocolate artist. “Am I sick of it? Of course not. It’s like being in love—do you ever get sick of it?” Passion equals success for Roger. In addition to his Saint-Germain-des-Prés outpost, where NOWNESS photographed the artist, he has seven boutiques throughout France, and one opening in London in 2012.
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The Sensory World of Shinya Kimura


via Yatzer™
 
木村信也氏(チャボ エンジニアリング代表)の動画とストーリが Yatzer™ に — ええこと言うてはる。

V.O.W N°4 // Enjoy a ride with Shinya Kimura

The qualities of a great craftsman begin way beyond their first interaction with the tool. In many instances, the education begins with vision. Growing up around the smell of oil and steel, Shinya Kimura has always been fascinated by motorcycles.
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The Story of Eames Furniture: Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart – Interview

Gestalten.tv is proud to present an exclusive video interview with Marilyn Neuhart, author of “The Story of Eames Furniture”, and her husband John. Both have worked with the Eames Office in various capacities from the 1950s. Having been in close proximity to Charles and Ray Eames as well as the members of the Eames Office and their patron manufacturers for almost 30 years, the Neuharts had the extraordinary opportunity to absorb their stories. At their Los Angeles home, they tell the tale of working with Charles Eames in Gestalten.tv’s latest look behind the Eames.

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Helena Rizzo: Brazil’s Queen Chef


Photo © Carol Sachs
 

The Model-Turned-Culinary-Artist Heats Up Sao Paolo Restaurant Maní

Helena Rizzo is one of the best chefs in Brazil, period. But she came to the profession via an unlikely route, studying architecture in her youth and then working as a model before settling on a culinary career at the age of 18. “Ever since I was a child I loved to eat and to experience new flavors and aromas,” she says. Like supermodel Gisele Bündchen, Rizzo is every inch the charming sulista (or southern Brazilian woman), and has a gastronomic CV to match her sun-kissed looks: in her early career she worked in many top restaurants in Brazil, including Fasano and Emmanuel Bassoleil, before moving to Europe and the kitchens of Italy’s La Torre and Sadler, and Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca.
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(I miss São Paulo! So I get excited when I discover something that makes me proud of my native city.)

Vanden Eeckhoudt – Creyf architectes

The best part of keeping this blog is discovering new architects around the world and their works. Today, we invite you to view the work of the architect duo Nicolas Vanden Eeckhout and Laurence Creyf in Brussels. (Thanks, Stéphane!)

ブリュッセルを拠点に活躍する建築デュオ Nicolas Vanden Eeckhout(ニコラス ファンデン エークハウト)さんと Laurence Creyf(ロホンス クレイフ)さんのウェブサイトと作品を御紹介 Continue Reading

SPEAC, inc.

One thing I have noticed since I started to post about architecture here is that I receive amazing architectural renderings from young architects in Europe and other countries but have never seen such things from young Japanese architects. The young Japanese architects seem to have more opportunities to build new houses and buildings, and that may have something to do with the fact that I have hardly seen a jaw-dropping architecture proposal by a young Japanese architect – I only get to see actual results in photographs. However things are changing, and now there are too many aspiring architects in Japan trying to win fewer projects compared to maybe a decade ago. I started to see more cases where a few architects working together on a relatively small project. As a matter of fact, I often find a project which is done by a group of architects more interesting than a solo work.

It is slightly different from, say, a group of three designers working simply on a same project together, but here is an even more interesting example how younger architects try to thrive in a shrinking market. The three partners of a Tokyo-based firm SPEAC, Inc. all studied architecture. Atsumi Hayashi, one of the two founding partners of the firm, studied architecture at the elite “Todai” (The University of Tokyo), then real estate development at Columbia University, and worked at McKinsey & Company before establishing SPEAC. The other founding partner Hiroya Yoshizato studied architecture at the Tokyo Metropolitan University and cofounded RealTokyoEstate, a real estate company, with several others prior to establishing SPEAC with Hayashi. Hiroyuki Miyabe, the third partner, who joined SPEAC in 2007 has focused on architectural design since his graduation from The University of Tokyo. Miyabe worked for a renowned Japanese architect Atsushi Kitagawara before his research at The Technical University of Lisbon.

SPEAC is a multidisciplinary firm, and by looking at their resumes, it’s not so difficult to guess the roll of each partner at SPEAC. In fact, it is much easier than to imagine how multiple architects work together on a small to midsize project in Japan. We are going to show one of SPEAC‘s smaller projects tomorrow (or the day after…), which I personally fell in love with, but first, I would like to encourage you to explore SPEAC‘s website.

Marine Peyre = Cooked In Marseille

From Marseille, with love!

マルセーユを拠点に、幅広いデザン活動を展開するマリン・ペイレ (Marine Peyre) さんの作品を2回に渡り御紹介。今回の旅行中に雑誌で初めてその名前と作品を知ったのだが、ペイレさんはフランスでは知られた若手デザイナー。ユーモアのある Cooked In Marseille という事務所の名前もいい。先日も述べたようにマルセーユは大好きな街、彼女の作品を見たら今回マルセーユに寄らなかったことが一層残念に思えてならない。次回マルセーユに立ち寄る際はショールームを訪ねていろいろ話を聞かせてもらう事ことにして、今回は作品の写真で我慢しよう Continue Reading

Ayumi Han / Studio Han Design


via. Japan Design Net
 
I still have the colorful and chic handkerchief that a friend of mine designed at Tokyo ‘Geidai’ two and a half decades ago. Ayumi Han was a design major, textile design to be specific, at Tokyo University of the Arts (formally known as Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music). She was one of the friends whom I used to chat with outside my sculpture studio on the campus. Ayumi Han was a calm and intelligent woman who seemed to be looking beyond what most of my gang were interested in at that time. She was a good listener as I recall.

I am the worst when it comes to staying in touch with friends. When I leave a place, I leave completely (except for some of my family members). It doesn’t mean, however, I am not interested in learning about how friends I used to hang out with are doing. I was, in fact, delighted to learn about Ayumi Han’s successful career as an urbanscape architect when I was browsing a design related site a few days ago.

Cheers, my old friend!

Studio Han Design
*Don’t forget to explore Han’s website. It is in four languages.