There’s a new book out from Louis Vuitton with more than 800 photographs that showcase 100 legendary LV trunks and detail the stories behind their creation. The book is available from October 2010.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Louis Vuitton kicks off the promotion for the 2011 edition of their renowned City Guide. In this lovely video, they introduced the Parisian delicacy: the Saint-Honoré pastry. Louis Vuitton City Guide 2011 will be available on October 15th, 2010.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The J.Crew’s first menswear-only boutique: J.Crew Liquor Store is located in landmark townhouse of the old Tribeca Tavern (1825). The original wood bar is still intact and they got their very best items on tap: premium officer’s chinos, narrow-cut suits, ties and handpicked vintage collectible like watches, LPs and first-edition books. The Store Design has been designed by Partners & Spade(in collaboration with J.Crew in-house)
Stop motion rocks Vogue Hommes Japan as it launches its first iPad edition. Vogue is entering this new technology world with an beautifully shot stop motion in collaboration with Dior. We love this work, probably we will soon see similar projects in other good magazines .
To download to your iPad click HERE.
Produced by Vicki Vasilopoulos, “Men of the Cloth“ is an independent film that documents the struggles and triumphs of today’s artisan tailors. Following three Italian tailors, the film provides an insight into an industry in decline, examining the way things were and the way they are, pointing to an uncertain future.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Peanuts 60 Years World Tour will launch at Dover Street Market today for a limited time only. The exclusive products are created by Peanuts-loving designers and artists around the world and will be displayed in a designed installation. The full collection includes collaborations with MEDICOM TOY, Hysteric Glamour, Converse, Loopwheeler, Lacoste, Arts & Science, Aprosio & Co., Baccarat, Joujou, Longchamp, Lucian Pellat-Finet, mastermind JAPAN, N. Hoolywood and Original Fake. For the first time, transcending the existing rules, characters in original drawings were reworked, thereby enabling the creation of products marked by a high degree of originality that had never been actualized previously.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Originally conceived by designer Adrian van Hooydonk, the Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, the MINI Scooter E Concept is the next evolutionary step for MINI, a brand synonymous with youth culture and urban mobility. Billed as “Typical MINI Design – On 2 Wheels”, the Scooter E Concept is essential that, with direct design DNA elements from MINI Countryman (headlight) to MINI Cooper S (handgrips). Other familiar features include the Centre Speedo dial face, as with all MINI cars’ instrument panels and of course, its electric power plant, a smaller derivative of the MINI E electric car.
Crowd-sourced t-shirt phenomenon Threadless commemorates its 10-year anniversary with a eponymous book depicting 300 of the best designs year-by-year.
Written by co-founder Jake Nickell, he covers the history of the company from its conception in his Chicago bedroom to the successful business it is today. Alongside the selection of each year's top designs are interviews with influential Threadless members and prominent design consultants such as RISD president John Maeda who also guest-curated a series of Threadless Select shirts designed by members of the RISD community, Squidoo founder Seth Godin as well as Jeff Howe, who coined the marketing term "crowdsourcing" and Toms founder Blake Mycoskie—all of whom talk about what an ideal business model Threadless is.With its message of passion, creativity and fearlessness, the Threadless book is more than just a visually-stimulating flip through.
Its 224 pages of design, artwork and creativity make for an inspirational read for any entrepreneurial start-up.Published by Abrams, the book will be released on 10 October 2010 and sells through several retailers listed on Threadless, including Amazon.
The Warholian is an exhibition of photos, film, portraits and objects by Andy Warhol and various artists inspired and influenced by his work. The exhibit features a variety of Warhol-inspired pieces by artists such as Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Damien Hirst, celebrating the great pop artist’s deep effect on contemporary art. Curated by Eric Shiner, The Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum, the exhibit features some of Warhol’s most recognizable original artwork including “Marilyn” (1967), “Electric Chair” (1971), “Dollar Sign” (1981), and “Flowers” (1970). The exhibition is available until January 31st, 2011 at Royal/T in Culver City, California.