Archive for January, 2016

Game, Set, Match for Danielle Clough

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Danielle Clough holds many titles to her name, to cite just a few published on her blog: photographer, designer, radio host, vj (we’re not sure either), and embroiderer. Recently, her dabbling in the latter occupation has built up quite the interest in amongst art appreciators, hip bloggers, and social medial scrollers.

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Mini Archis at Maison et Objet Exhibition

Following the birth of her son, Gaspard, architect Ana Maia had the idea to create a modern dollhouse after finding nothing of the sort available on the high street or high-end markets. Now living in Belgium with husband Laurent Maes, the Portuguese designer launched herself into the conception of a house inspired by the Bauhaus movement.

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Going nude, the new Hand Trend

Images of bare and plain hands, which circulate Tumblr account after Tumblr account, are in abundance this season. This comes as no surprise when we look at our interest for all things artisan and hand made. Our appreciation for well-made objects brings with it a dreamworld where in which hands seem to be the main point of focus.

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Dolce & Gabbana, The Abaya Collection

Despite making up over one fifth of the world’s population, Muslim women’s modest clothing requirements have gone uncatered for by western fashion brands. Hence therefore why the drop of Dolce & Gabbana’s latest Abaya Collection, inspired by Stefano Gabbana’s fascination with “The Allure of The Middle East”, was so eagerly anticipated by the industry.

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Robotic Luxury

Permitting countless creative possibilities and exuding avant-garde aesthetics, robotic manufacturing seems to be the new port of call for high-end ranges and product personalisation. While Moncler presented its latest jackets worn by reproduced clones in a Galaxy Macao window, Adidas launched a new conception and distribution process called Speedfactory in Ansbach, Germany.

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David Bowie, starman in the sky

Sound pioneer, pop star, and post Andy Warhol fashion icon, everybody remembers at least one of Bowie’s tracks or looks. The cover of Aladdin Sane (where Bowie wore make-up by Pierre Laroche) continues to inspire numerous artists today, including the likes of Lady Gaga. Much like Stanley Kubrick, Bowie, the musical chameleon, questioned greedy and insatiable consumerist society.

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