Presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile, “Where Architects Live” is an exhibition highlighting the homes and dwellings of some of the world’s leading architects and designers. Included in the list of eight designers are familiar names like Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, Daniel Libeskind, David Chipperfield and more, all of whom have opened up their homes for an intimate look at how they live. Check out some of the interiors above and head to designboom for a closer look.
London-based David Chipperfield architects and design studio present another reason to cover your life in brass goods. The Chipperfield W102 for lighting specialist Wästberg uses a classic desk lamp form, transforming it into something special with a matt lacquered brass finish. No visible joints, with clearly defined base, single arm and lamp head parts, the shade can be adjusted around 140 degrees with an optical lens for consistent light distribution and glare-protection and a dimmable LED driver solid brass switch. Superb. See more in our gallery.
David Chipperfield Designs Beautiful Brass Lamp For Wästberg is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
David Beckham has been keeping busy post-playing days. Ranging from his involvement in a rumored MLS Miami expansion to of course his fashion exploits with Belstaff among others, this latest ad for the fast fashion retailer H&M sells the footballer based on what so would perceive to be his best attributes. Helping push his H&M David Beckham Bodywear collection, Becks is seen running across rooftops after inadvertently getting locked on the roof only to get put in an even tougher spot.
Can David Beckham ride a motorcycle? Yes he can. Belstaff offer us video proof in this short film for their Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. The concept described as “A band of brothers traveling across the English countryside” Beckham becomes gang leader dressed in the brand’s classic waxed motorcycle jacket. Press play for more.
David Beckham Stars In Belstaff Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Until he retired to a farm in Hawaii in 2005, David LaChapelle was the highest paid commercial photographer in the world.
Now what does he get up to, you ask? Why photographing gas stations and oil refineries in the jungle of course. He’s spent the last three years working on his latest project, “Land Scape/ Refineries and Gas Stations”, and here it is in all its luminous glory.
Yes, they’re actually pictures. Not paintings. Not miniature dioramas built in LaChapelle’s studio. The series is now on display at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York. Click here for more information.
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This Is What David LaChapelle, The Former Highest Paid Commercial Photographer, Does Now
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Port Magazine‘s David Hellqvist styles a series of looks with Delikatessen‘s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The lineup is most inspired by the geometric artworks of Polish painter Henryk Berlewi, interpreted on a mix of fabrications like Japanese melange jersey, linen, cotton and chambray. With popping colors of yellow, green and red, the collection has us excited for warmer weather.
Delikatessen Spring/Summer 2014 Styled by David Hellqvist is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.
The first ever collaboration between famed photographers Bruce Weber and David Bailey, Nowness present A Harlem Poetry Lesson, part of their Shorts on Sunday segment. The two got behind the camera to create a beautiful 20 minute film about one of New York’s most historic boroughs, Harlem. The short captures the spirit, soul and essence of harlem through the art of poetry. Shot over the space of 24 hours in the middle of summer, the duo traveled across the borough to records its many interesting characters such as Jeffrey Hollington and landmarks including the Apollo Theatre and the Carrie McCracken TRUCE Community Garden. With soundtrack provided by one of the most famous Harlemites, the late great Gil Scott-Heron, press play below and find out more at Nowness.
Bruce Weber & David Bailey Present “A Harlem Poetry Lesson” is a post by Bolade Banjo on Selectism.
Since its inception in 2010, GYAKUSOU is a name that has unarguably lived up to the hype, season after season. The love-child of Nike and UNDERCOVER designer Jun Takahashi, GYAKUSOU is a high-tech and functional line at it’s core, designed by runners, for runners. But the impeccably considered aesthetic has also set it apart as something else: the next-level nexus of sportswear and fashion that the world was seemingly looking for. Writer and editor David Hellqvist considers this hybrid appeal, and the uniquely-placed identity of GYAKUSOU in a new piece for Inventory Magazine. Check out an extract below
In a time where fashion – and menswear specifically – is all about fusing and merging styles and brands, it’s easy to tire of collaborations and sartorial remixes. Too often quality is diluted as marketing strategies replace a genuine desire to further design ideas by enlisting outside help with a completing skill set. Nowhere else is that as visible as within the increasingly grey area between sportswear and high-end fashion; luxury houses team up with sportswear brands to gain access to iconic styles and a younger, more street-savvy audience. The results are, not surprisingly, mixed. But thanks to the car crashes, the honest ones stand out even more. The ones where you can see and feel a genuine respect between the two labels, where a whole new brand is born – not just a short-lived collaboration gaining blog hits and release day queues.
Read the complete article here.
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When you’ve reached the status that Jay Z achieved in 2013, you can pretty much do anything you want: release your newest album as download through a phone company, drop ,590 leather boxer shorts as part of your collection with Barneys, start a sports agency and threaten the Yankees with a full page photo in the New York Post of Robinson Cano as a Met.
You can now add “getting a piece of art into the Miami Art Basel show” to that list, as Jay Z has collaborated with New York-based collage artist David Datuna on a wall sculpture that will be debuted at the Contessa Gallery’s Art Basel booth on December 5th.
The mixed media piece uses hundreds of eyeglasses to create portraits of a young Jay Z alongside a grizzled Picasso. Read what you what from that juxtaposition, but the work, titled “Jay Z/Picasso: Opposition of Imagination”, has already received an out-sized heaping of buzz thanks to Jay Z.
For more information, visit Contessa Gallery’s website.
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