Sunday, August 29, 2010

A world subjugated by the power of images


Thierry Mugler: Galaxy Glamour
a book.
Highlighting his iconic robotic + a body of work that spans more than 30 years, this book is a visual feast of inspirational challenges set for the rest of the world.
Mugler's training as a classical dancer and academic foundations in interior design, forged a unique and shocking style, syncopated with Parisian mystique, stratospheric success was inevitable.






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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Koolhaas

After mentioning the formidable architect duo Herzog & de Meuron in the Tokyo post, I thought it prudent to touch on their vunderful VitraHaus.

Nestled in the Vitra Campus amongst other formidables: Frank Gehry (Vitra Design Museum, 1989), Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando (Conference Pavilion, 1993) and all round hero Buckminster Fuller - this crazy series of stacked pitched-roof boxes was designed to display the Home Collection (design classics & re-editions/products by contemporary designers).


The concept of the VitraHaus connects two themes - the archetypal house and stacked volumes. Employing a domestic scale to display domestic goods this cantilevered five-storey building of structural extrusions and glazed gable ends, affords a cheerfully chaotic multifaceted assemblage.


More here.

She got legs





By Les Queues de Sardines

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Waiting for Winter

to waste away...




More photos at achromatics

Monday, August 16, 2010

If I Ruled The World


Wyclef Jean, former member of multi-platinum and Grammy-winning New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees (disbanded 1997) and solo star in his own right, confirmed rumours on August 5, 2010, that he was running for the 2010 Haitian presidential election.
Wyclef will run as a candidate for the Viv Ansanm (Live Together) political party.
On the topic of his candidacy, Jean has stated, "I am being drafted to serve my country".

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Millenium Manners Matter

PART 2

So why not wish your neighbour well this Ramadan?




More here

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Millenium Manners Matter

These vintage Tokyo subway manner posters appeared in the Tokyo subways between 1976 and 1982. A revival of public education in Melbourne could no harm...


Don't throw chewing gum on the platform (September 1976)
Even Superman is no match for chewing gum discarded on the train platform.


The Seat Monopolizer (July 1976)
Inspired by Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator," this poster encourages passengers not to take up more seat space than necessary.


Coughing on the platform (January 1979)
Modeled after the paintings of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, this poster titled "Hōmu de Concon" (coughing on the platform) urges people not to smoke on the train platforms during designated non-smoking hours, making a play on the words "concon" (coughing sound) and "cancan" (French chorus line dance).


Dream at home (December 1981)
This poster featuring Doraemon dressed as Santa, encourages Christmas and end-of-year drunks not to pass out on the train.


You've had too much to drink (October 1976)
This October 1976 poster of a drinking Santa is addressed to the drunks on the train. Loosely translated, it reads: "I look like Santa because you've had too much to drink. It's only October. If you drink, be considerate of the other passengers."

More here

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a nightcap, neat

Marc Jacobs, Tokyo: Stephan Jaklitsch Architects


Being constructed in Omotesando next to the equally inspiring Prada store (Herzog & de Meuron - right), this 3,000 sq ft project, the most recent in the design series of Marc Jacobs stores around the world by Stephan Jaklitsch Architects, has already won an Award of Excellence (AIA, New York).












By night the architecture frames the light - a grand glass street lamp, an ice cube in a glass of whiskey, a nightcap, neat.


By day, the joy of MJ, Mochiron!

More at Archdaily

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bills Bills Bills


Bill Cunningham is a fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography, he is a spectacular specimen of the human race and a genuine joy to watch on screen.
Showing at MIFF one more time this year.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Light and Dark and Shades of Grey


Bill Henson. The light and the dark and the shades of grey -

Melbourne Art Foundation 2010 Lecture, delivered by artist Bill Henson in support of freedom of expression in art at Fed Square, BMW Edge Monday, 2nd August 2010

Watch here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I've got nothing particular to say

I’ve got nothing particular to say, I don’t have any message to give anyone.







- new sculptures & title by Anish Kapoor

Unhappy Hipsters Gold


In their haste to score an original Damien Hirst, her parents had sped off to Art Basel without her.

Courtesy Unhappy Hipsters