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a construction company located in Delicias City, Chihuahua, Mexico.
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.
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 coolhunter.com)
Friday, July 10
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
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.
Wednesday, July 8
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
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.
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.