we don’t know where this originated from but we like it anyway. make the change.
Friday, 31 December 2010
Thursday, 30 December 2010
today’s feature from dress code is particularly appropriate as we head into the new year with fresh minds, hearts and eyes. this is a book of advice for young designers, which was given away at the art directors club disclosure event.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
over the next few days we’ll be featuring different projects from a small collective from brooklyn called dress code ny. comprising two young men, dress code has had their work has ‘recognized by shiny awards, appeared in lots of magazines, coffee table books and 3 museums’. first up is the project never sleep which was a book and website created to ‘demystify the major disconnection between the life of a design student and the transition to being a design professional.’
Friday, 24 December 2010
lazy oaf is a self described pop graphic, print focused illustration label. They design clothing, accessories and stationary all with a witty and naïve aesthetic usually featuring some sort of bonkers illustration. Buy online.
Thursday, 23 December 2010
marvel at the organic shapes of the new hermes store at 17 rue de sèvres in the ritzy saint-germain-des-prés neighborhood of paris. the building was originally built as an art deco homage in the form of lutetia swimming pool. the pool closed in 1970 and became a fashion show room. the re-design was headed up by denis montel and the rdai agency, the architect firm that creates and designs all hermès stores across the globe.
“the idea was to develop a harmonious dialogue between the origins and the present. the aim was to restore a place that was naturally timeworn but also massively transformed in the mid- 1970s, to make it suitable for public use. we wanted to bring out the qualities of the existing architecture and recapture the spirit of the 1935 swimming pool, while offering a very modern expression of the hermès spirit at this left bank location. the old pool is lined with a mosaic of stoneware and glass paste in a dozen shades of grey, white, light green, white gold, silver, etc. the idea is to use these colours to recreate the sensation of a pool with a shimmering, sparkling surface. the presence of the water is also evoked on the ceilings by projections that are made by the lighting system.”