Monday, July 27

Haute Couture pt. 2

Just got this posted up on Yatzer- My reviews on the "unofficial" haute couture shows in Paris!

(500) Days of Mixed Emotions

Okay, so I finally saw (500) Days of Summer and - I must admit - I just can't decide how I feel about it. On one hand, it was a completely realistic love story. On the other, do I want to see realistic romantic comedies? Well I thought I did before I saw this movie, but I realized that I am actually a very shallow movie-goer; if it doesn't have a sugar sweet, warm and fuzzy ending, chances are it will leave a bad taste in my mouth.

Let me make this perfectly clear: I'm obsessed with Zooey Deschanel. It's unhealthy. But she was kiiiinda a bitch in this movie! Am I the only one stuggling with these mixes emotions!?

Sunday, July 26 - Haute Couture A/W

Forgot to post this sooner... my Haute Couture Paris A/W review for Yatzer! Click here for the review.

Wednesday, July 22

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland trailer!

Thursday, July 16

Arquitectura en Proceso

Mexican architects Arquitectura en Proceso have designed the headquarters for Darcons,
a construction company located in Delicias City, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Arctic Rock Collection

Dutch designer Jasper van Grootel has created the Arctic Rock Collection. The uniquely shaped ‘Arctic Rock’ series is a collection of furniture with a facetted surface, completely sculpted out of solid wood and finished with a high gloss polished paintwork. The collection consists of tables, chairs, bar stools, seats and accessories for hotel, restaurant, or home living purposes. The matching ‘Diamond Vase’, made out of Bone China, has been developed in collaboration with Pol’s Potten.

Melbourne Masterpiece

Ashton Raggatt McDougal (ARM) architects completed the design of the Melbourne Recital Center and the neighbouring Melbourne Theater Company helping to transform the formerly derelict Southbank area of the city to the dynamic district it has now become.

The firm has been so successful in their designs of the two buildings that they have been honored with the 2009 Victorian Architecture Medal winning highest accolades in three categories for public architecture, interior design as well as urban design.

The design for the Melbourne Theater Company begins with the dramatic façade: 3D iridescent steel tubing folds and bends against black aluminum cladding – just as an actor brings performance to life against a dark backdrop. The interior is comprised of the Sumner Theater, a 500-seat hall noticeably without a balcony or mezzanine space, but still allowing exceptional site lines to the stage regardless of where your season tickets land you.

The most striking element inside the main theater is the Word Wall – 70 quotes from different plays are illuminated when the stage is dark. The building also houses a full rehearsal hall that can be used as an event space or a smaller performance space, as well as a café and bar at the front of the house. (text by Andrew Wiener, the

Friday, July 10

European Copper in Architecture Awards - Shortlist announced

Judging has now taken place for the 2009 European Copper in Architecture Awards and the following shortlist of five projects has been announced by the judges, who spent considerable time reviewing and discussing the 47 entries:

Full details of all projects entered in the competition will shortly be available on under the Awards 2009 tab.

doing what he does best.

Christian Lacroix haute couture F/W.

After voluntarily filing for bankruptcy this year, the Lacroix team had very limited funds and workforce to produce this collection. The result? Nothing short of a cohesive, imaginative and modern collection. I really hope this isn't his last couture show!!

Thursday, July 9

the great Agyness Deyn debate.

A Super Model Who is Of the Moment and Thinking Ahead By Cintra Wilson (NYTimes)
Once or twice a decade, it will befall a young lady of supreme good looks to accidentally embody her moment in time. She becomes the visual articulation of our culture’s unspoken hopes and latent desires: a now-ness that contains the hint of a tantalizing future — to wit: we don’t know what’s next, but whatever it is, it looks like her....Off the runway, much ado was made of her personal fashion sense — a cuted-up variation on the old New Wave with little hats, suspenders and neon accessories, and Web sites were dedicated to the fetishization of what Anna Wintour... read the rest here.

Why Agyness Deyn & Rita from Arrested Development Are the Same Person By Laura Feinstein (
Recently, with heated talks about an Arrested Development movie in the workds rekindling my interest, I’ve been watching a fair amount of the short-lived cult comedy. Sometime around my fourth viewing of season three I started to have an epiphany. In the show, Michael Bluth’s love interest Rita (played hilariously by Charlize Theron), whom the show’s characters had previously thought to just be whimsically eccentric, is revealed to be mentally handicapped. To the viewers of the show, this fact is blatantly obvious — from the insane way she seems to dress (inside out clothing in mismatched patterns, strange hats, bizarre accessories) to the apparent childlike qualities she possesses... read the rest here.

are you ready to have your mind blown? k good.

Designer/Artist/Genius Marit Fujiwara reveals her collection Wound , which is essentially an explosion of color and meticulous textile design. So intricate, the close up images posted below look like pieces of art... pure brillz.

Chanel Haute Couture F/W 09 Paris

The colors.
The embroidery.
The proportions.

Karl does it again.

Wednesday, July 8

i like this.

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.

-Frank Lloyd Wright

Marc Jacobs, Madonna, Louis Vuitton.

Marc Jacobs takes you behind the scenes of the latest Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2009-2010 Ad Campaign photoshoot featuring Madonna.

OMG Givenchy

Givenchy Haute Couture F/W show in Paris ... nothing short of breathtaking!

Paris Couture Fashion Week

Cord Chair by Jacques Guillon re-issued

The Cord Chair was originally designed by Canadian designer Jacques Guillon in 1953 and has been out of production for 40 years. Now Avenue Road, a Toronto based manufacturer, has announced that in August, they will be re-issuing the chair.

The chair is composed of a solid maple wood frame and finished (either walnut wood veneer or black lacquer). The seat and back are fully strung in either white or black 8-strand braided cord.

Available at Avenue Road.

Dior F/W 2009 Couture Collection

The Fall/Winter 2009 Christian Dior by John Galliano couture show was the first major couture show of the season. Similar to past couture collections, Galliano adds a twist to Dior's iconic New Look, turning pant-less designs into complete looks with garters and lace.

Many of the looks seemed repetitive of past Dior couture, ready-to-wear, and even resort shows, especially given the color palette.

None the less - the stunning floral embroidery and intricate shaping, combined with Galliano's unique flair of theatricality was nothing short of spectacular.