Artist Bunnie Reiss enjoys transforming the old into new, and has spent her life as a collector of weathered objects with rich stories. Reiss’s ongoing project turns her collection of old leather gloves into bright works of art, utilizing symmetry and cosmic imagery to connect both the past and present. The gloves are not obvious references to animal faces, but subtle gestures that reference eyes, ears, and noses within their design. Just in time fo our autumn collection, thank you Bunnie!
It's not often we see plus size models at New York Fashion Week, let alone five plus size models — all seamlessly integrated with their straight size counterparts at Christian Siriano's Spring/Summer 2017 show. The designer teamed up with Lane Bryant for a collection, which broke all of the stereotypical plus-size fashion rules. Last saturday, during his rooftop fashion show the designer proved that bold colors and prints can look awesome on every body type. Thank you Christian!
As part of the London Design Festival 2016, Carpenters Workshop Gallery is presenting Spring, an exhibition by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, with several pieces of art. As its centrepiece, Les Cordes, is a sculpture of lights that appears to jump out and move with finesse across the ceiling. The exhibition also features Liquid Marble which represents a sculptural work in black marble created with a combination of digital innovation and traditional craftsmanship. The piece’s waves were designed using algorithms and 3D software. The highly reflective surface is hyper-realistic thanks to the skilfully hand-polished marble which brings it to life.
Simple is a term which can be associated to a positive or negative meaning. Taken to an extreme, being “simple” connotes the unsophisticated, very ordinary state. But simple within the context of “simplicity” can be the realization of the effortless, the embodiment of the easily operable, and the sincerely beautiful. In the case of the Osloform Serpentine Stereo, the latter definition is definitely applicable, a very simple and timeless stereo speaker system.
Moments that must be framed and captured to hold in your hand – transformed into lifelong memories that you can relive again and again. The Leica Sofort was created precisely for these moments. The first instant camera from Leica. Find more about it!
In 2014, French designer Christian Louboutin stepped into the beauty space. Inspired by the scarlet soles of his famous shoes, he not only built an iconic brand but also upgraded the shoe game to Carrie Bradshaw-level status. Now, with a global fashion empire, a successful stiletto-inspired nail polish, and a lipstick lineup it’s time for...what else? A fragrance. Well, three actually. Louboutin is plunging into the fragrance world, launching three scents at once. Take a look!
British photographer Richard John Seymour was selected by the Tate as one of the emerging talents under 26. The young artist made an unusual trip to Yiwu in the province of Zhejiang, South Shanghai, in what appears to be a giant modern Ali Baba cave supplying the world with tons of plastic toys and synthetic flowers. Traders keep busy as they can while waiting for the buyers, being stuck in these abundnace boxes however, doesn’t seem to make them so happy. On the photographer’s website, the pictures shown represent only 10% of the pictures shot and less than 0.1% of the stores in Yiwu.
Subaru is perceived as a hippie brand, and proud of it. The automotive subsidiary of Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries has made for owners and potential buyers another emotional reason to buy its products. After being named 2016 Most Trusted Brand, Subaru launched the Ad "I’m Sorry" showing parents of teenage drivers getting this call — the call that there’s been an accident. The emotional commercial demonstrated that parents were far less concerned about their car and far more concerned about the safety and well-being of their kids. Their new Ad "Take the Subaru" shows kid after kid preparing to engage in all kinds of risky behavior — only to have their parents step in. Fortunately, once the kids are old enough to drive, the family Subaru will be, once more the reason they are safe and well protected. Take a look!
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Does everything fashion designer Tom Ford touches turn into gold? Nocturnal Animals is the title of his second film creation. The trailer suggests an enigmatic thriller starring Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal and is based on the novel ‘Tony and Susan’ by Austin Wright. As with his debut Tom Ford not only directed and co-produced the film but also wrote the screenplay. The film was shot in L.A. and the preview alludes to the same mysteriously enticing vibe as Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’. Check it out!
Russian artist and illustrator Yulia Brodskaya creates expressive three-dimensional works of art using a quilling techniqueis that seem to be like colorful paintings. She rolls or bends strips of paper and later glues them to the surface, resulting in vibrant colors and depth. In her new creations she celebrates the beauty of the age. Therefore uses light and fark colors to reproduce lights and shadows on faces.
Remember those slap wrap bracelets that were banned back in the 90s? They’re back and slowly regaining the public’s trust with a handful of slightly more useful products, including a pair of folding sunglasses that can securely wrap around bike handlebars or, of course, your wrist.
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