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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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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Absolut Blank

In collaboration with New York’s ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day, ABSOLUT VODKA has provided 18 artists with its iconic bottle as a blank canvas to fill with creativity. Representing a variety of disciplines – from drawing, painting and sculpting to print making, film making and digital art – are artworks that include light installations by UVA, cut-out […]

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24 Issey Miyake, Sapporo

The retail design concept for the Sapporo store of Issey Miyake’s 24 line is based on flexibility and modularity for frequently changing displays. Created by Japanese design agency, Moment Design, one hundred rectangular panels recessed into walls can be opened into provide display shelves for handbags, while poles can be inserted into discrete perforations for […]

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Pantone Colour of 2011

“A bold, intense, don’t-ignore-me colour, Honeysuckle 18-2120, is a confidant, assertive shade of lusciously saturated pink that fuels our desire for change and ignites our spirit, to help us meet the challenges of everyday life. It commands our attention and rewards us with a good dose of confidence and energy. Honeysuckle has become a global […]

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Land Securities Owned Office Space

Giant scaled-up stationary items have been positioned where partitions will eventually be built into the one floor vast office space due to be split into four sections and then let to separate companies. The visual guides provide perspective to agents and prospective tenants. This London-based project by Radford Wallis reminds me of the Leo Burnett […]

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I remember I wanted to get a botas as a souvenir, but only seeing the typically tan or black ones for sell in tourist shops, I wasn’t sure how long the liquor had been stewing in them. However, this is something more promising, Chicago-based WineBotas – the sole U.S. importer of iconic artisinal wine bags […]

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Nespresso ‘Art Campaign’

An ornate window and in-store campaign has been developed for coffee brand Nespresso, by German retail marketing company, LIGANOVA and Indian designer Manish Arora. Evoking stories from the Arabian Nights, each hand-made artwork is a fantasy story acted out by different characters, each of whom represent one of Nespresso’s many coffee experiences and playfully makes […]

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