Tuesday, October 20

it's official: Jean Paul Gaultier for Target

Jean Paul Gaultier is doing a Target collection that will hit more than 250 Target stores across the country and Target.com on March 7, and be available through April 11.
Gaultier is the third established designer to do a collection for the mass retailer (after Alexander McQueen and Anna Sui) under the Designer Collaboration series.

Jean Paul Gaultier for Target pays tribute to the American woman, celebrating the forces of style both past and present in American pop culture, the retailer said.

Can't wait to see the looks!!!!

Monday, October 19

kanye west+spike jonze:::We Were Once A Fairytale


Kate and Laura Mulleavy are the Pasadena-native sisters behind the label Rodarte . To celebrate their 10th collection for the Fall/Winter ‘09 season, Rodarte will take over Colette's 2nd floor temporary retail space and gallery to bring a bit of Los Angeles to Paris, from October 5th to November 7th.

From epic horror films to musical choices and favorite books (in collaboration with Dashwood books), the store will give visitors a unique opportunity to discover Rodarte's inspiration and creative process.

The shop-in-shop will of course feature the Fall/Winter ‘09 Rodarte collection, plus the famous thigh-high boots of Nicholas Kirkwood , the recent Opening Ceremony collaboration, designs by friends of Rodarte like David Shrigley, Miranda July, Mike Mills, and Rebekah Miles, as well as colette exclusives such as “I hate / I love Rodarte” tee-shirts and sweats, notebooks and badges with adorable dog sketches drawn by the sisters, and marbled Repettos.

sweet typography

Czech graphic design student Marta Maštálková has designed a typeface by pouring liquid caramel onto glass.

Maštálková is a student at AAAD Prague’s Graphic Design and Visual Communication Department and is a member of Czech architecture group a1architects.

Awarded: The Outstanding Student Design by the Design Centre of the Czech Republic


NASTY GAL preview of what’s coming this his week - All so amazing... I need a studded leather jacket/vest in my life PRONTO.

Chris Craymer Photography

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Thursday, October 15

fox fur coats by Révillon

Very ancient house founded in 1723, Révillon had respite since to reinvent, sticking on the tendency.
Fall / winter collection 2009-2010 by Peter Dundas, Emilio Pucci designer too.

€ 4320.00

€ 7560.00

€ 8100.00

€ 5940.00

eye candy explosion: Boscolo in Milan

BOSCOLO Exedra Hotel in Milan
(text by Marcia Argyriades for Yatzer)

The Boscolo Exedra Milan Hotel is the crop of the visionary and talented Architect Italo Rota, who has completely rethought the building on Corso Matteotti formerly housing IMI Bank. The shapes, solutions and colors are distinctly unique in the hotel world. There are no two rooms alike in this hotel, signifying the concept of ultimate personalization in service: a stay at the Exedra thus becomes a unique experience for each guest. Boscolo and Rota’s idea of an “urban hotel” recaptures a long and prestigious tradition in modern Italian and specifically Milanese architecture, which recalls the works of Gio Ponti. But it is the hotel in general that represents a combination of many aspects of “Made in Italy” excellence in the design, furnishings, technology and materials.

Only the finest “Made in Italy” signature products have made it in to this hotel; Meritalia custom made the furniture that decorates the public areas; Driade, Artemide, Fontana Arte occupy their unique positions in all rooms and suites with an exceptional guest appearance of the much loved Tom Dixon. The tone of the hall is set by two gigantic colorful columns // sculptures which are created by Italo Rota and inspired by a Lombard Carnival character, the Harlequin, which is lit up by more than 4,000 LED lights. The perfect atmosphere is created in this hotel by the “smart” lighting system which automatically changes color and intensity of the lighting according to exterior factors such as time, season, and the weather. The three restaurants in Exedra are faithfully devoted to Italian food, while the stunning Lambruscheria, a bar where local wines accompany local food, intensify the allure of the “champagnirie.”

all photos © Jürgen Eheim
Image Courtesy of Boscolo Exedra Milan

Vs. Children

Words by Sean Moeller // Illustration by Johnnie Cluney // Sound engineering by Mike Gentry

Owen Ashworth has previously regaled us with gray, cold sadness, made it seem as if it were the fuel and energy that kept the characters in his songs running, albeit on the weakest of fumes. They were still working spoons and forks and cups to their mouths, feeding their pitiful bodies with nutrients, maybe just to steady the hunger pangs rather than supplying nourishment for sagging will and spirit. (read the rest here)

Zaha Hadid Architects Exhibition

(from design addict)

A major retrospective on the works of Zaha Hadid Architects is taking place within the salone of Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy. The exhibition examines the practice’s continued experimentation and research into digital design and construction methods at the cutting edge of the industry.

Zaha Hadid
Exhibition from October 27 2009 to March 1 2010
Palazzo della Ragione, Padua

rodarte for target sneak peek

The Rodarte for Target Go International collection consists of 55 pieces and will range from $9.99 for knee-highs to $79.99 for a leopard print jacket. A Target spokesman says of the collection: “very feminine, yet very modern and incorporates a rich mix of patterns and fabrications and everything from sequins and bows to faux fur”.

The collection will be available at Target stores nationwide and on target.com on December 20, 2009, through February 6, 2009!

i want to go to there for realz

Dutch architects Sluijmer & Van Leeuwen designed a house for the Utrecht Landscape Foundation.

sidenote: um i wish the sky was really this blue at night.
The house is located on an estate that is owned by the foundation, and is surrounded by 185 hectares of forest and agricultural land.

Friday, October 9

indie rock coloring book:::hm, i like coloring and i like music, so this should work out well.

From the creative womb of theYellow Bird Project, the Indie Rock Coloring Book ($10) offers an interactive and colorful journey of creativity, artistic expression, music, and charity. Andy J. Miller, a talented illustrator, collaborated with YBP to produce this unique expression of art and music. Wiggle yourself through the intricate Broken Social Scene maze, marvel in the colourful carnival of CYHSY, color Bon Iver's enchanted water supply, or slide down the psychedelic playground of MGMT. Profits from this colourful venture will go towards YBP charities.

tgif::eye candy::shoes from Paris spring 2010

So would it be totally impractical to skip groceries for a few months and splurge on a pair?

Miu Mui :: No words

Alexander McQueen ::: Pure genius

John Galliano :: <3