The Mahina house (the Maori name for Moon) designed by Weber Consulting in the shape of the crescent Mahina, Maori for moon that has been designed by Weber Consulting was originally slated to be placed on the relatively uninhabited Kawau Island, about 60km north of Auckland, New Zealand. Promoted as “Bondesque”, The Mahina – Maori for moon – has been designed in a curved crescent shape with ceiling-to-floor glass and a modern, white interior design. The house at Kawiti Point has a floor area of 827sq m and will feature a plant room, deck, swimming pool and “thermal mass” to regulate internal temperatures. Director Warrick Weber said there has been some interest from overseas Kawau is home to a mere 450 properties and 70 residents, who mainly get around by boat. There are no street lights and limited phone services. Residents knew little of the plans for Mahina, which has been around for about three years.
woensdag 28 maart 2012
This elegant yacht concept called Cronos was designed by Simone Madella and Lorenzo Berselli, Italian students who are currently studying BYT (bike, yacht and train) class at the European Institute of Design. Cronos Yacht Design concept has received a special mention in the “Young Professional” category during the Millenium Yacht Design Award (MYDA) with special quote “interesting experimentation in expressive language applied to interior architecture, with particular to the value of wood and its use forms”. Stunningly intricate woodwork seems to grow from within the opulent interior and extend across spacious decks before pouring over into the water. Minimal and at the same time futuristic interior and exterior make this luxurious yacht an ideal for traveling.
dinsdag 27 maart 2012
This collection called Aerial is about an urbanist, whose dream and fascination are airplaines. An urbanist has different facettes. He is an architect, a city planer and an aerial photographer. This urbanist is a man, who is developing and planning cities by considering the nature. His biggest fascination is airplanes. By flying with an airplane he can observe the clashing of nature and technology. The colors are inspired by this above view of the world. They are divided in four groups representing: industrial view, sky, ocean, rocks, grass and mountains. The fabrics are matched to the symbiosis of nature and technology by the us of natural wools, neoprene, velvet, leather and technical fabrics. pictures by frederic bastin
donderdag 22 maart 2012
Rankin, photographer and founder of Dazed and Confused magazine, created an incredible photographic series of more than a dozen decontextualized irises. Scrolling horizontally back and forth across these images is quite trance-inducing. The project is called Eyescapes
Elise Kim is an Amsterdam based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2010 by designer Elise Kim. Elise was born in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam in 1986. At 16, she left her country to study high school in Toronto, Canada. After high school, Elise Kim studied at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Amsterdam Fashion Institute in Amsterdam and Central Saint Martins in London. She graduated in 2010 at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute.
After graduating, Elise Kim was granted the BKVB Funding to start her own brand. Elise Kim is defined by the combination of craftsmanship and attention to detail.
This season Claudia Ligari has overwhelmed us with delivering a futuristic collection that is distant and almost antithetical from the last season’s triumph of darkness yet still keeping her very distinct signature style. For her Spring Summer 2012 structured creations and soft elements are juxtaposed with a perfect edge in an exclusively white palette, creating an atmosphere of pure neutrality while at the same time breathing in the feeling of freshness into them.
woensdag 21 maart 2012
Born in Colombia and raised with a Russian background, Andrei Amado is a German fashion designer and illustrator. After studying fashion design and art in Berlin and Antwerp, he graduated from the MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in March 2011. His MA collection was a series of garments in fur inspired by aerobic sportswear and Olivia Newton John. Prior to his MA, he worked at Marios Schwab and Tim van Steenbergen. He is currently living and working in London.
dinsdag 20 maart 2012
he collection External body is inspired by the texts of french philosopher Jacques Derrida. The main idea of the collection is the fading of borders between the organic body and its dress. In the past, our choice of dress was a way to express individuality. Now the body in itself has become a form of expression: a text that can be re-written and re-shaped by technologies and performance. In the 90`s the technological cyborg body of machines and computers inspired fashion. Twenty years later, the cyborg has changed into a biotechnological complex, where technologies appear organic and natural.” Photos: Zuzanna Kaluzna Model: Marcella Thurau Location: Berlin Zionskirche