Formichetti’s First Pop-Up Shop

The creative director of French fashion brand Thierry Mugler and stylist to Lady Gaga Nicola Formichetti will open his first temporary shop in Manhattan next week. Designed by New York-based Gage/Clemenceau Architects, “the place is comprised of hundreds of robotically cut, mirrored facets, mounted to lightweight composite structural backing. These individual reflective facets are hung […]

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Rupert Sanderson x Ellerman

For the launch of British footwear designer, Rupert Sanderson’s shoe – designed exclusively for Asia and named after the city of Hong Kong – he collaborated with Hong Kong’s flower boutique, Ellerman. Perhaps an unknown fact, but every pair of Rupert Sanderson shoes is named after an English daffodil taken from the Classified List of […]

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Gastronomic Experiences

Luxury Culture showcases a series of ‘gastronomic experiences’ from their archives. I’ve selected a few that caught my eye and have added one to the collection. My addition is the Flower Pot Starter and Earl Grey in Mini-Watering Can, as part of the Tour 1 Chef Tasting Menu at Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental.

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JumpFromPaper™

JumpFromPaper™ is a playful and innovative line of handbags created by Taipei-based design duo, Chay Su and Rika Lin. 2D, hand-drawn, cartoon-like illustrations have been made into real bags. Despite their slim appearance, apparently, each bag has enough space to accommodate personal belongings and a laptop. Currently sold online and in Asia Pacific, there are […]

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Retail meets with Mircosoft Kinect

Featured in PSFK’s Future of Retail report is the following two concepts that utilise Microsoft Kinect‘s gesture-tracking technology: “Fashion retailer Nordstrom created a digital window display at it’s Seattle flagship store that allowed pedestrains to virtually paint on the glass. The technology captured hand gestures and converted these actions into corresponding white streaks that appeared […]

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Creative Processes

I’ve just seen this AMAZING animation by SUMO Science at Aardman Animations, the team behind Wallace & Gromit. As I was watching, I wondered how they got the torch light to look like a real fire. It turns out it was real! I checked out the ‘Making Of’ video and turns out the entire thing […]

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