(Ana Beatriz Barros by Ellen von Unwerth)
(Ana Beatriz Barros by Ellen von Unwerth)
Very cool! It was designed for Top Shop’s flagship store in London, Dec, 2008.
The client was Cindy Gallop, international woman of mystery inspiration, who didn’t exactly have much time, as the chairwoman of advertising giant BBH, to lay out her new apartment in the converted locker rooms of the first ymca in the u.s. her brief was simple: at night, i want to feel like i’m in a shanghai nightclub and so our proposal was equally simple: what if you lived inside a lacquered chinese box? Mrs. Gallop ……. Please invite us to one of your parties:-)
Zurich’s history runs deep – one of its most important industrial monuments, the Hürlimann Brewery, has been converted into an impressive spa called Thermalbad. The hundred-year-old vaulted architectural elements below ground have been preserved, and re-vamped into baths where guests can swim in and out of the old brewery. The rooftop has been converted into a dramatic angular shaped swimming pool with warm temperatures reaching up to 106 degrees, and views of the city spanning miles. If you are traveling through, or to Zurich, make sure to experience the rooftop splendor and underground aquatics of the Thermalbad!
- Thermalbad & Spa Zürich
T: 044 205 96 50
The PRADA phone by LG 3.0 combines PRADA’s distinctive style with LG’s innovative technology, including one of the biggest and brightest screens in the world with 4.3inch and 800-nit screen.
The Amarelli company, founded in 1731, is one of the oldest liquorice (or licorice) producers. One of my absolute favorites!
“70 kilometers outside the city of Barcelona is Alt Penedes, a region long renowned for its Catalan wines. In the village of Torrelles de Foix is a plot of grape-growing land known as Terrer de Sapera. From this land comes the new wine on the block, a merlot called Merula. The name Merula translates to blackbird in Latin—mirlo, also the source of the name of the merlot grape, whose deep wines are said to resemble the color of blackbird feathers.”
Available exclusively from Harrods for a price tag of £65,000 ($100,000), the 100-year-old Champagne comes from one of its most memorable vintages. This extraordinary champagne has been conserved under optimum aging conditions in the chateau’s cellars, and the bottles were disgorged only in early 2011.
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Blending contemporary aesthetics, ergonomics and luxury, this chic new Bolla Sfioro round whirlpool bathtub was designed by Franco Bertoli for Italian bathroom brand Hafro. The round shape is perfect for so many reasons – naturally, it will take center stage in any room; its endless lines are visually soothing; and allows for a maximum volume of water for the ultimate deep-body soak. Adding brains to beauty, this bathtub boasts an integrated disinfection system and skimmer, ensuring it stays clean and giving it a longer life for years of enjoyment, while a built-in electronic temperature and timer, and the sumptuous Airpool and Whirlpool hydro-massage functions let you set it and forget it, as they say, for the perfect customized setting every time – no fuss, no muss. The design itself is inspired by water, available with an infinity edge in a freestanding model, also available in a built-in model and four different installation options.
(Model: Solveig Mørk Hansen for Vernocia B Vallenes Spring Summer 2012)
Philips, true to its commitment to reproduce sound exactly as conceived by the artist, currently is developing a range of high-end headphones. Combining cutting-edge design and exceptional comfort, their latest, Fidelio 1, can convey all the nuances of a piece as it was originally interpreted.
- €250 EUR
The speaker is still under development, and not available for purchase yet. If you are interested you can drop a mail to speaker[a]peoplepeople.se
May I say I am the biggest Globe-Trotter fan!!!! A very special edition with eye-catching Hot Pink body and delicious Burgundy leather trim and lining (I only have the black in black cenetary series) The series is a reissue of the fastest selling colour in Globe-Trotter’s history, so this limited release will not be available for long.
- Globe-Trotter (Official)
The Park Hotel at Hyderabad, a 270 room flagship property of The Park Hotels’ collection of boutique hotels is one of the finest luxury hotels in Hyderabad. The hotel’s contemporary design derives succor from Hyderabad’s traditional lineage as a historical nerve centre and a modern day capital of design and production of precious stones and rich textiles. The breathtaking façade references jewelry settings and metal reminiscent of the Nizam’s legendary jewellery collection.The unique perforated metal exterior has been inspired by the ‘Jalis’ of old Indian palaces, while the naturally illuminated, indulgently luxurious interiors reflect traditions of patterning, craftsmanship and style. With a jewel tuned palette and custom installations, lighting and furniture in the rooms and suites, all inspired by the legendary jewels of the Nizams, every guest would feel like royalty.This Hyderabad hotel brings to you exceptional spaces; from the varied range of rooms and suites to choose from to the choicest of lounges, hippest of restaurants and other areas of absolute entertainment. The array of facilities, services and recreational options added to the fantastic location of being right in the heart of the leading business and pulsating city, guests at The Park are guaranteed to have a truly inspired stay.
Park Hotel *******
22, RajBhavan Road
T: 040 23456789
The building is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. The Glass House or Johnson house, built in 1949 in New Canaan, Connecticut, was designed by Philip Johnson as his own residence and is a masterpiece in the use of glass. It was an important and influential project for Johnson and for modern architecture.
The building is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. The estate includes other buildings designed by Johnson that span his career.The house is an example of one of the earliest uses of industrial materials like glass and steel in home design. Johnson lived at the weekend retreat for 58 years, and since 1960 with his longtime companion, David Whitney, an art critic and curator who helped design the landscaping and largely collected the art displayed there.
The house is mostly hidden from the public view. It is located behind a stone wall at the edge of a crest in Johnson’s estate overlooking a pond. Visitors walk over alternating grass and gravel strips as they approach the building. The building is 56 feet (17 m) long, 32 feet (9.8 m) wide and 10½ feet high. The kitchen, dining and sleeping areas were all in one glass-enclosed room, which Johnson initially lived in, together with the brick guest house (later the glass-walled building was only used for entertaining).
The exterior sides of the Glass House are charcoal-painted steel and glass. The brick floor is about 10 inches above the ground. The interior is open with the space divided by low walnut cabinets; a brick cylinder contains the bathroom and is the only object to reach floor to ceiling.The Brick House served as a guest houseThe house builds on ideas of German architects from the 1920s (“Glasarchitektur”). In a house of glass, the views of the landscape are its “wallpaper” (“I have very expensive wallpaper,” Johnson once said.) Johnson was also inspired by the design of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. Glass House contains several pieces of furniture designed by Mies.
Philip Johnson Glass House Official Site
199 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
T: +01 203.594.9884
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Erwin Blumenfeld (1897 – 1969) was a famous American photographer of German origin.In the 1930s, he published collages mocking Adolf Hitler. In 1936, he emigrated to Paris. With the German occupation, he was interned in a concentration camp in 1940 because he was Jewish. In 1941, he could escape to the USA.In the 1940s and 1950s he became famous for his fashion photography, working for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and also for artistic nude photography. In the 1960s, he worked on his autobiography which found no publisher because it was considered to be too ironic towards society, and was published only after his death.
(Acrylic on canvas, 46 x 40 cm)
Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form. He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overwork and addiction to alcohol and narcotics.
Aventador replaces the outgoing Murcièlago as Lamborghini’s top model. Faster and lighter than its predecessor, the Aventador makes extensive use of carbon fiber as well as a redesigned drive line to reduce nearly 200 lbs of weight.Outward styling is a direct evolution of the Reventón design with much larger side intakes in front of the rear wheels.The entire body and monocoque is produced in-house by Automobili Lamborghini using Resin Transfer Moulding. Some of the panels make use of Epoxy foam inbetween the layers while others are fitted with aluminum pick-up points for the front and rear aluminum subframes.Many of the design choices are inspired by motor sport such as the push-rod inboard spring/damper units and a regular dual-plate clutch which is lighter than the more popular dual-clutch solutions.Like the Murcièlago, a roadster version is planned and a possible motor sport version by Reiter Engineering could have great potential in the FIA GT1 World Championship. Deliveries of the car will begin in late summer of 2011.
Exclusive collaboration with Michael Williams’ ‘A Continuous Lean’.The Gentleman’s umbrella is hand crafted from a single piece of Polished Maple Wood with A Continuous Handle & Shaft and Silver Ferrule Tip. The Industrial heavy-duty framework is built to last with a metal runner with protective ACL Orange fabric. The canopy is made with a waterproof Black Watch poly fabric which accommodates a Bright Orange interior. Complete with a special London Undercover & A Continuous Lean collaboration label.
- £165 GBP
In 1962 Swiss artist Max Bill (1908-1994) created a few mechanical watches for the German company Junghans. A product of the Bauhaus generation, Max Bill was pupil Walter Gropius and kindred spirit of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe â€“ was a virtuoso designer and creative artist, as his diverse activities as a painter, architect, sculptor, teacher and designer amply demonstrate. His work is characterised by a clarity of design and precise proportions.
Widely recognized woodworking shop Karimoku has contributed this Bearbrick to the Medicom Toy World Wide Tour 2. Not the first time Karimoku has handcrafted Bearbricks for Medicom, this 1000% edition is entirely composed of granular wood and can be found on display alongside a selection of other figurines at Parco Museum Shibuya, beginning on December 3, 2011.
R.D. (‘recently disgorged’) was proposed for the first time by Madame Bollinger in 1961 on the basis of the 1952 vintage. This concept is unique, absolutely without equivalent in Champagne.In terms of blending, R.D. is a Grand Annee, but a Grande Annee that has aged in the Bollinger cellars for a longer period: a minimum of eight years and up to 20-25 years.This slow maturation allows for reinforcing the aromatic subtlety and complexity of the wine, developing a highly original style recognised and appreciated by connoisseurs of great wines.R.D. is also a recent disgorging that guarantees unique freshness and vivacity as regards the wine’s venerable age and which allows the aromas to fully express themselves.In order to inform the consumer the disgorging date is printed on the label.By nature, the R.D. boasts a nearly-unlimited capacity for conservation, before of after disgorging.R.D. is an ‘extra-brut’, i.e. the dosage is very low (less than 5 grammes of sugar per litre).
They’re the comfortable, soft, finishing touch that’s equally suitable worn at home during indulgent weekends puttering around the house, or on the town where that special flash of colour above a pair of oxfords or brogues would lift any outfit.
- $20 USD
(Photo by Sea Kay, 2011)
Second phone for ryohin keikaku (muji) japan, 2004. Sam Hecht, born in London 1969, British industrial designer. Sam Hecht and Kim Colin are retained designers of Muji.Sam Hecht and Kim Colin founded Industrial Facility in 2002, a design studio based in London. Clients include Muji, Yamaha, LaCie, Epson, Magis, Lexon and Whirlpool.Hecht studied industrial design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and received his degree in industrial design from the Royal College of Art in London. Hecht worked for architect David Chipperfield and travelled in the US and Japan before becoming head of design at IDEO.Hecht has been the recipient of numerous prizes.
(Desk, circa 1940, attributed to Renee Coulon. WT £8000-£12000)
The Carpenter Centre for Visual Arts is situated at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is the only building designed by Le Corbusier in the United States. Le Corbusier designed it in collaboration with the Chilean architect, Guillermo Jullian de la Fuente, with the building being completed in 1962.The building was constructed in response to a donation by the Carpenters, and today houses the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies of Harvard University as well as housing the Harvard Film Archive, the largest collection of 35mm films in New England. The building is essentially a cubic volume with interior diagonal studios extending out in opposite directions, intersected by a S-shaped ramp that rises from the center of the 3rd level leading to Quincy St on one side and Prescott St on the other. The building is in direct bold contrast to its neo-classical surroundings, standing out with a distinct modernist style and associated geometry. The building’s floors and levels are attached to grids of concrete columns on the interior forming the majority of the structural building element, with open plan areas creating open free flowing spaces utilizing the mass and space of the building interior. Other influential Corbusian elements is the use of cylindrical piloti, the play of dark and light by the use of simple grid like windows, the elevation of the building from the ground, the mixture of curves and orthogonal lines in the building’s exterior form and has been described as a building that encompasses a vast majority of Le Corbusier’s theories.
The duties of a normal cast-iron range are as a rule 3 pronged: prepare foodstuff, supply ambient heat and heat water. They in addition take place to appear as 1 dollars. The trouble is, most take hours to reach correct operating temperature making them a poor match for busy households or perhaps those not completely entrenched in the slow foodstuff (prep) movement.You’d be tough pressed to uncover anybody who knows their hot iron greater compared to practically hundred years-old AGA. The corporation’s Eighty+ year legacy of self-keeping up thermostatic ranges is pretty much unsurpassed and their new Total Control Cast Iron Heater ( bucks 15,500) marks the most recent progress. Covered Up all through the Total Control range’s walls and doors are electric warming constituents that allow the range to heat up in as little as 8 minutes and in addition give the resident gourmand individual control over the boiling plate, simmering plate, roasting heater, baking heater and simmering heater. Though that isn’t just some usual range with usual controls. The AGA Total Control in addition features touchscreen controls secreted after a stove door panel and will shortly even be controllable distantly through an iPhone application. Seriously. All that whiz-bang meets old-planet fricassee doesn’t come not expensive although. With an asking cost of over bucks Fifteen grand, you can be captivated to forego the youngster’s educational facility tuition in lieu of home-education… in the culinary arts.
Printed in Paris at the studio Arcay and published in 1953 by Editions d’Art d’Aujourd’hui, of Boulogne. Sheet size, including margins: 12 x 9 inches (305 x 230mm). A richly inked impression, as usual from this now rare series.