Archive for the 'Design' Category

Kanye West X Louis Vuitton Women’s Sneaker

WOW. 

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THIS IS SOOO HOOD. (SMILES)

Body Speakers

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This jpeg, cleverly entitled Naked-Music, by way of Geekologie, is a piece by  Bob Turek in a series called Object Remix. 

The body speakers…”As part of my object remix series, this stereo forces the music source into the center of attention and creates a radically new user interface.”

Ad Campaigns.

Louis Vuitton- 

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Dior Homme –

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I must say, this is how it’s done. Lately I’ve been looking more and more towards Menswear as a source of inspiration. From campaigns like this, to changes in materials, and styling, and to the whole experience of buying clothes as a man. The entire world of Menswear is feeling very different than Womenswear today, and moving in an interesting direction. I just hope it doesn’t all start to look the  same!

Worth Mentioning.

It’s cold today in New York, and with that in mind, I sat down and looked at the Spring Collections. As always there are hits and misses, and there are designs that hit it out of the ball park.

Below are a few of my favorites.

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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Simple, elegant, classy, and yet this look has a lot of swag. Also the shoes in this collection were fucking sick.

Balmain Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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Christophe brought the heat with this collection. A great color scheme, beautiful detailing, the structured jackets and blazers. 

Duro Olowu Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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Olowu uses very beautiful patterns and colors in his collections. This bolero style jacket, with the alternating pattern, ruffled collar, and cap sleeve is a great piece across the board, and can be mixed and matched really well. 

Preen Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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This entire collection was sick, because it was very wearable, and would translate into everyday life really well.

The H(y)er Collective: The Business of Blogging

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out right now is The H(y)er Collective’s Issue 9, and like every other issue thus far, it features great content that is smart and well written. This feature follows 5 blogs that I myself had never heard of, Michael Williams’ A Continuous Lean, Justin Saunder’s JJJJound, Adam Bryce of Slamxhype, the Jake Davis Blog, and Steven Vogel’s Black Lodges. The authors of these blogs are all men, and with that comes the perspective of men’s fashion, tastes and lifestyles. 

It’s somewhat interesting that blogs have become a world of there own, and now bloggers interview each other, and are changing the way we gather information, creating an online community that is an extension of everyday life. 

Also in the issue, a Year in Review 2008, Velour of Sweden, Colette, and Man’s Best Friend – Albert’s Tailor. 

By way of, We Are The Market

You can check it out here.

Nothing Short of Amazing.

Nicholas Kirkwood, has been dubbed the new Louboutin. With that said, prepare to be wowed. I don’t think I’ve seen shoes this sexy in a very long time. Kirkwood, is a relatively young designer out of Britain. His collection was launched in 2005, and since then he has worked with Cholé, Zac Posen, and Rodarte. His shoes have also sauntered down the runways for  Gareth Pugh, Philip Lim, and Doo Ri, just to name a few. 

I first saw his shoes at Seven New York, and fell in love with them. The designs from his F/W 08 collection are very futuristic, and I feel a cross between Blade Runner, and The Predator mask. I can’t wait to see more from this young talent; he is only 28. 

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An Architectural Perspective.

Stair Porn (ridiculous name) is a great website, completely devoted to different types of stair designs. The styles are endless, and the layout of the site adds to it with easy navigation of keywords, such as art nouveau stairs, metal stairs, spiral stairs, etc. The photos are often acompanied by a link to the architect or design firm, as well as information on the location, which serve to be very informative if you find yourself interested in this kind of thing. 

Below are a few of my favorites from stair porn. 

Lello Bookstore, Porto, Northern Portugal 

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The photo above isn’t on the website, but very beautiful nonetheless. 

Stone Stairs, Watkins Glen State Park, New York 

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Hotel Tassel, Brussels, Belgium 

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Helicoid Spiral Staircase 

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I saw these stairs in person at the MoMA a while back, and they are even more amazing in real life. The adjustable stairs were designed by Roger Tallon in 1964. The central column supports the ten steps and disassembles for moving. 

 

Stair Porn.