Visionaire at Detour

Displaying real fruit and veg amongst real products, I spotted this fruit and veg stand-inspired stall of home accessories brand Visionaire at Hong Kong’s annual design event DETOUR. (As contributed to WGSN-Homebuildlife Blog)

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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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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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Milk Yarn Fabric

Anke Domaske, a 28-year-old biologist and fashion designer from Germany has created clothes made from milk. Fibres are extracted from substandard milk that is usually thrown away and then used to manufacture milk yarn fabric without the use of any pesticides or chemicals. Apparently, the fabric has a silky feel, drapes well, and is cheaper […]

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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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Flaminia Saccucci

Dubbed The Next Big Thing is this year’s winner of the L’Oreal Professional Young Talent Award, and Central St. Martin’s fashion graduate, Flaminia Saccucci. An Italian print specialist, Saccucci reinvents latex as she hand-painted tyre tracks and flowers onto PVC dresses. I can not stop starring at the impeccable technique; the seamless tyre tracks uniting […]

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