(Title: ‘In Bloom’. Model: Lisanne de Jong for Dazed & Confused)
Via Archdaily … his is a house to be built in Tokyo, for a movie producer couple.This architecture is consisted by combining L-shaped blocks of reinforced concrete and sequential frames of box-shaped engineer-wood. We put bedrooms, film archive and galley in solid concrete part for security, and living room in engineer-wood part for openness. As material that consist an open space that is 6m in height, 5.5m in width, 14m in depth, we choose thin engineer-wood (38mmx287mm). Main theme for this architecture is to bring out a sense of mass and material, which were denied by modern architecture which pursued “white, flat wall” as a style. We intentionally left the wood grain of mold on the surface of concrete, and choose textured stones and irons.It goes without saying that a house is a relaxing place. A house like a white-cube, surrounded by flat, white walls everywhere, gives a person very abstract image. But that image could only be sensed when we use intellective part of our brain. The problem is that we’re not all-intellective-creature. For the people like this client, who do enough intellectual labor on a daily basis, white-cube would only bring sense of fatigue. The role of architecture, especially the ones for living, is to soothe the sensory side of people, not to stimulate the intellectual side. That’s my take. Sure, intellectual living would have got some meaning as a fashion at the time when modern architecture was born. However, now that it became a part of everyday life, its identity has been lost. We have to examine whether our approach is rational or not every time we build architecture.
The 40/50 HP Silver Ghost models were sold for a period of fifteen years as the companies only offering. By 1922, the Rolls-Royce Company began offering the Twenty which was offered to a larger market, though still very exclusive. Competition such as Hispano Suiza had caught up with Rolls-Royce by 1925; Rolls-Royce responded. Development began on a more modern version of its Silver Ghost engine that would be more powerful and durable. The stroke was enlarged providing a greater increase in horsepower. The resulting vehicle was named the ’40/50 New Phantom’. When the Phantom II was introduced in 1929, the ’40/50 New Phantom’ was retrospectively named the Phantom I. There were two wheelbases offered on the Phantom I, a 143.5 and a 150.5 inch. Many of the mechanical components stayed the same as the Silver Ghost. The gearbox was the same but the clutch was replaced with a single dry plate unit. This provided a smoother and quieter ride.
Opening track on the band’s 1969 album Let It Bleed. A classic!
Via Archdaily … This house, located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture, was built for a family of four. The client wanted a home that consisted of “a single, unified space that would accommodate the separate, individual activities and pursuits of each family member, rather than an open, continuous space that integrates the living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace into a single room.” These requests played a major role in our design process.
17 Bruton St
London, UK W1J 6
Club Silencio was conceived and designed by David Lynch, from the interior to the furniture.The club will open its doors starting Thursday 6th October 2011, from Tuesday to Sunday, 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.Until midnight, Club Silencio is accessible for members and their guests. Members have access to concerts, films and other performances.Concerts by artist-in-residence and prestigious guests, up-and-coming bands and eclectic DJs.A new cinema experience with a programme of premieres, movies of the week and retrospectives.Club Silencio offers a large choice of original and unique cocktails, wines and spirits, finger food as well as food tasting.
Anyone can get into Club Silencio after midnight, but there’s a membership for those who want to hang out earlier: €780 ($1115) for a regular, year-long membership, €1,500 ($2140) for the premium, and €420 ($600) for the under-30s and non-French residents.
142 rue de Montmartre
(Shirley Mallmann by Miles Aldridge for Wallpaper September 2011)
Wine of the week.
Chart a glamorous course in what is considered by boating enthusiasts worldwide to be the gold standard of pleasure boating. Entirely handbuilt in the USA, this 27-foot, solid mahogany wonder is the result of 1,400 hours of meticulous craftsmanship. Underneath 15 coats of handbrushed varnish and premium mahogany sits a glistening Mercury Marine 8.2 High Output 425-horsepower engine-CE, also compliant for use in Europe. A custom-designed bow burgee, gold-leafed waterline, underwater lighting, and deep violet bottom are among the rich details exclusive to the NM edition, which will feature the name you bestow it in gleaming 23-karat gold leafing. The ultra-posh, customized interior includes cream-colored seating with purple piping, a monogrammed humidor, topnotch refrigerator, GPS, and premium stereo sound system. No detail is left to chance—not the embroidered button-down shirts for you and your crew or the sterling silver plaque that graces the cockpit, notifying passengers that they are aboard the Neiman Marcus-Edition Hacker-Craft. Also included are the all-important sea trial, commissioning, and instructions in operation and maintenance. Lastly, you can board knowing that a portion of your purchase is benefiting a great cause. For every speedboat sold, NM will make a $3,000 donation to the Double H Ranch, a program that provides year-round support for families with children affected by life-threatening illnesses. Cofounded by Paul Newman and Charles R. Wood, the ranch offers unique camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, and empowering. Edition of 10.
A lively and exciting new restaurant and bar from the team at Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, Bread Street Kitchen is home to a relaxed dining experience set in a large warehouse style space drawing inspiration from the East London aesthetic that surrounds it.
Bread Street Kitchen
10 Bread Street
London, EC4M 9AJ
T: 020 3030 4050
The building was originally commissioned in 1921 by Wolseley Motors Limited for a showroom. The building features Venetian and Florentine detailing. The interior includes marble pillars, arches and stairways. The company however became bankrupt in 1926.Acquired by Barclays Bank it re-opened in April 1927 with the original architect William Curtis Green reemployed to create offices and a banking counter as well as designing furniture. The branch closed in 1999.A major restoration and renovation took place in 2003 and The Wolseley opened as a restaurant and shop in November 2003.
Grainy leather Ipad cover with secure elastic closureProtective interior leather sheath to secure the ipad in place, and loose interior flap for holding papersFront leather embossed with the Burberry logo
- €425 EUR
Noted artist Tom Burr has showcased his tremendous talents in exhibitions at top museums and galleries around the world. Now he brings his modern aesthetic to your home in the form of this beautifully rendered table-tennis table, which also doubles as a contemporary work of art. Originally, the game of table tennis was favored by 19th-century British society before staging its most recent comeback among hipsters, families, and serious competitors alike. Just one summertime visit to Manhattan’s Bryant Park, where a lively thwacking sound can be heard amid laughter and glee, confirms this theory. But you needn’t travel to NYC to join in the fun. This limited-edition table, perfectly sculpted from a distinctive choice in material—black rubber—turns ordinary sporting equipment into the sublime. As Burr notes, “I like the notion of rubber. It has low-key glamour, like that of a sports car’s bumpers and guards. And, quite simply, rubber makes the balls bounce—more bounce for your buck.” It’s a win/win situation: For each table sold, Neiman Marcus will donate $2,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s mentoring leader in changing children’s lives for the better, forever. The table measures 9′L x 5′W x 30″H. Call 1-877-9NM-GIFT for more details. Limited edition of 10.
(Produced by MNDR & Peter Wade. Video Co-Directed by John Threat & Diane Martel)
Check out my buddy Jesper Mortensen’s amazing new song & video! – Make Out (Official)
(In the Dark30 Limited edition Giclee print.100×70 cm, printed on archival paper.)
(Jonathan & Kevin Sampaio by Ellen von Unwerth)
In a 2003 conversation with then-Interview magazine editor Ingrid Sischy, French designer Hedi Slimane (born 1968) described his beginnings as a photographer: “I started taking pictures before I even began in fashion. I didn’t start with clothes until I was 16, but I had my first camera when I was 11. I’ve always taken pictures, almost like some people take notes or write down their thoughts.” As Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade reveals, Slimane’s photographs, which traverse the music scene, the New York art scene, street fashion and haute couture, are as fresh as his groundbreaking work in fashion. Drawing on photographs taken throughout the past decade, this volume records Slimane’s early years in the fashion industry, before, during and after his tenures at Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior. It was during this decade that Slimane brought to men’s fashion an androgynous, rock verve that influenced couture worldwide. This selection of 175 color photographs lays bare Slimane’s inspirations for this look, evidencing his attention to both youth culture and more historical groundings in photography; in their composition, these pictures also affirm that the designer’s major contribution to contemporary haute couture has been his continual refinement of line and silhouette. Anthology of a Decade is revelatory both as a hitherto little-known instance of Slimane’s many talents, and as an elucidation of his work in fashion.Hedi Slimane (born 1968) was educated in Paris as a political scientist, art historian and as a tailor. From 1992 to 1995 he worked for Jean-Jacques Picart, and in 1997 he was appointed Collections and Art Director at Yves Saint-Laurent. Slimane moved to Dior in 2000, winning much acclaim for his Dior fragrances and skincare lines. In 2008 he moved to the U.S., and began to exhibit his art, and to collaborate with artists and musicians in New York.This book is published in a limited edition of 1,500 copies.
- $412 USD
With built-in Thunderbolt technology–the fastest, most flexible I/O ever–the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display can do things other displays simply can’t. Of course, it delivers a brilliant viewing experience. But connect it to any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac and it becomes a plug-and-play hub for everything you do. Features include a high-resolution 2560 x 1440-pixel LED-backlit display, a FaceTime HD camera, high-quality audio, three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a Thunderbolt port for daisy-chaining additional high-performance devices.
- $999 USD
The 1911 Indy 500 was won thanks in part to a practical invention: the rearview mirror. Legend holds that the race winner, Ray Harroun, saw another driver’s girlfriend or wife aid him in driving city streets by holding up her compact mirror, which triggered Harroun’s idea to mount a mirror on the dash of his race car. Rearview mirrors on a pivoting ball mount became ubiquitous in the mid-1920s. Even so, coach-designed luxury cars like this Renault had such massive blind spots that a rearview mirror did little to help during passing. And side-view mirrors on both the passenger and driver sides had to wait until the early 2000s.
The Maison Martin Margiela 11 Blackberry Holder for autumn/winter ’11, seen here in brown.Made from two pieces of richly-coloured leather, this two-piece smartphone holder is lined with a soft and fluffy shearling, mirroring pieces from the Margiela mainline collection.The holder is the perfect size for an iPhone (both 3 and 4) or a Blackberry, so it doesn’t matter which camp you belong to.The item is made in Italy and features embossed Margiela branding on the inner section.
Fender® introduces one of its most distinctive signature models ever, the Kurt Cobain Jaguar®-meticulously modeled on the battered and highly unusual 1965 Jaguar that Cobain wielded during the heady early-’90s era when Nirvana ruled rock and led a musically stunning and culturally subversive movement.Fender craftsmen have reproduced Cobain’s battle-hardened left-handed Jaguar down to the last unusual detail, including its worn finish, dual humbucking pickups and unique electronics and controls (which were already in place when Kurt acquired the guitar in summer 1991).Unique features include an alder body with Road Worn aged finish and hardware treatment, bound fretboard with pearloid dot markers, Stratocaster headstock shape with 1950s-style “spaghetti” logo, DiMarzio® humbucking DP103 PAF 36th Anniversary neck pickup and DP100 Super Distortion bridge pickup, triple knurled “chrome-dome” knob configuration (volume-volume-tone), three-position toggle switch, black chrome Adjusto-Matic™ bridge and Gotoh® sealed tuners. Available in right- and left-handed versions.Accessories include a black textured vinyl hard-shell case and an exclusive Fender Kurt Cobain book with photos and commentary by Charles Peterson and an insightful interview with Nirvana guitar tech Earnie Bailey.
Everybody …. check out these cool notebooks from Arwey! With over 30 years of experience Arwey’s notebooks are designed to be practical and useful as well as very good lookin!!! Available in many colours. Check out their website!
7 Rue De L’arc En Ciel
T: 03 88 32 14 02
Fifty stories up, Club 50 reigns as Icon Brickell’s most exclusive lookout point: a spectacular, Asian-inflected private pool and lounge atop the hotel tower. Open Thursday through Saturday evenings, FIFTY is the ultimate downtown gathering spot for locals and guests alike to enjoy cocktails before or after dinner at Viceroy Miami’s spectacular restaurant, Eos, or as a prelude to a night on the town. Late night, the rooftop lounge plays host to an international who’s who, featuring a rotating roster of some of Miami’s top DJs and an ambiance that’s chic, sexy and quintessentially Miami.
A menu of light Mediterranean-inspired fare is offered, the perfect complement to an inventive menu of signature cocktails and a premier wine list.Club 50′s stunning interiors, the work of Kelly Wearstler, are layered with grained marbles and woods, Japanese woodblock-inspired prints and plants, with salt air and fresh floral blossoms scenting the sky-high atmosphere. From nearly every angle, the boundless view of Biscayne Bay below underlines FIFTY’s unparalleled perspective atop Viceroy Miami.
485 Brickell Avenue Miami
T: +1 305 503 4400
ETS Callatay unisex Horse Skin Derby from A/W 11 collection in black.These black shoes are made from horse skin and feature a derby construction. They feature a round toe and lace up with a black lace that passes through three holes on each side. The shoes feature a reinforced panel on the heel with very subtle topstitching and they are lined with a nude-coloured leather. They feature a natural grain wooden sole with a nude-coloured leather underside.These shoes are handmade from start to finish in Paris and all components are sourced in France. The full process from initial design, pattern making, model making and prototype production is run from their Parisian workroom and each pair of shoes takes 25 hours to hand make.100% leather and wood.Measurements:heel 2cm/0.75” -full length 9cm/3.50”
(Photo by Mick Rock)
Probably the coolest picture ever.
(Greenwich Village, NY Photo by Ruth Bernhard, 1946)
The Film Guild Cinema was a movie house designed by notable architectural theoretician and De Stijl member, Frederick Kiesler. It was located at 52 W. 8th St. in Greenwich Village, New York City. It was built in 1929.Kiesler, in writing about the new design for the cinema, billed it as “The first 100% cinema”. The cinema was replaced by the 8th St. Playhouse which, after owner Steve Hirsch died in 1986, was taken over by BS Moss, then United Artists, and finally by City Cinemas, until the cinema closed in the early 1990s. The theater was known for its quirky film festivals and for its nightly midnight movies, most famously, The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the world-famous 8th Street Playhouse Floorshow.The building was used as the New York location of the Philadelphia TLA Video chain, a video rental store specializing in non-mainstream film until 2004. The building has been vacant since (as of April 2011).
Spring were a 1970s pop music duo (known outside the United States as American Spring), made up of sisters Diane Rovell and Marilyn Wilson, who had earlier been members of girl group The Honeys.As with the earlier Honeys, Beach Boy Brian Wilson (Marilyn’s then-husband) played an integral role with Spring, producing much of their recorded material.
A 1972 album release didn’t sell well in its time, but has since become a sought-after collectible. This is one of my favorite songs!!!
The 1953 Porsche 550 Le Mans/La Carrera Panamerica Coupe, has a very impressive racing history. It also has very impressive styling. Although many automakers design cars to look streamlined, the 550 coupe is streamlined. It was designed with an eye toward maximum aerodynamic efficiency. It’s another example of form and function coming together beautifully in a timeless design that can be seen today in the Cayman and Boxster.
Władysław Teodor “W.T.” Benda (January 15, 1873, Poznań, Poland (Posen, German Empire) – November 30, 1948, Newark, New Jersey, United States) was a Polish-American painter, illustrator, and designer.The son of musician Jan Szymon Benda, and a nephew of the actress Helena Modrzejewska (known in the United States as Helena Modjeska), W.T. Benda studied art at the Krakow College of Technology and Art in his native Poland and at the School of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. He came to the United States at the very end of the 19th century, to visit his Aunt Helena, who then lived in California. He stayed, and moved to New York City in 1902, where he attended the Art Students League of New York and the William Merritt Chase School. While there, Benda studied under Robert Henri and Edward Penfield.He joined the Society of Illustrators in 1907, the Architectural League in 1916, and became a naturalized American in 1911. He was also a member of the National Society of Mural Painters. He remained in NYC for the rest of his life. Benda married Romola Campfield, and they had two daughters, Eleanora and Baria, who were both artists
To dine at Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo’s Hotel de Paris is to step back into a time of old-fashioned luxury. Each feature in the dining room, from the crystal chandeliers to the portraits of courtesans that hang on the gilded walls, mirrors the opulence of Versailles. As the name of Alain Ducasse’s restaurant suggests, each of the 50 diners who come to the Louis XV for lunch or diner are given the royal treatment.The hands of the marble clocks around the dining room are all stopped at 12 to remind guests of the gastronomic pleasures that await them. No one at Le Louis XV is starved for choice. There are 18 types of bottled water available, 10 varieties of herbal tea on the fresh infusion trolley, and the Sommelier Noel Bajor offers 950 different wines.Despite this amazing variety and the lavish decor, the menu reflects what Ducasse calls the “essential” cuisine of the French Riviera. Head Chef Franck Cerutti creates each dish with great technique, but as a native of Nice he also knows how to utilise the simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine. Ducasse knew that Cerutti would be perfect at the helm of Le Louis XV because he has “olive oil running through his veins”.
Le Louis X
Hótel de Paris
Place du Casino,
T: +377 98 06 88 64
(based on Allen Jones ‘69 table I)
Jemima Stehli (British, 1961- ) challenges notions of narcissism and critical distance by performing nude for her camera in her studio. In her series Strip (1999), she slowly reveals her naked body to a series of male curators, art dealers, writers and critics, asking them to release her camera’s shutter through a cable from time to time. The set is her studio, a place that is often considered a site of narcissistic production, and her body is one that fits the idealized version of a female body promoted by the media. In this respect she is complicit in the promotion of the ideal, but at the same time her narcissistic strategies seem overly deliberate. By using the power of a body stripped bare to agitate and fluster, Stehli denies her subject control of his own image, while simultaneously relinquishing her own control by asking him to decide on the moment of representation. Her exhibitionism creates a complicated web of subject-object relationships, as the man is forced to objectify himself while in the process of projecting his own gaze alternately at the artist and her camera, and hence also at the viewer. Ultimately Stehli undermines the position of the privileged, removed voyeur, and its effects are visceral.
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is an extremely rare road car built by Alfa Romeo of Italy. Only 18 are reported to have been made, plus three design studies based on the 33 Stradale the 33.2, Iguana and Carabo. “Stradale” is Italian for Road or Traffic.In Top Gear’s 100 Sexiest Cars list, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was featured as number 15.
Heinrich Heidersberger, born in Ingolstadt in 1906, is a photographer.Just like his medium of choice, which gradually changed from a medium of documentation into an independent medium of art during the course of the 20th century and was marked by introspection well into the 1970s, he, as an artist, continually called his work into question, transcended the technical restrictions with incredible inventiveness and skill and openly examined the conflict of free and artistic work in his body of work.He devoted himself to the claim of embracing a new, contemporary way of looking at things early on in his work. Some very early impulses undoubtedly date back to the time he spent in Paris. From 1928 to 1931, he studied painting there and experienced what he termed as a “sign of fate” when he purchased a used wooden camera at the Marché aux Puces, which later led him to discover the world of photography.