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Tim Girvin on Resort Design, Lautner, Las Brisas Et Alia

Visual and intellectual boundary-breaker, Tim Girvin has begun blogging his brilliance in a series of essays which pierce like bright rays from a distant star, shining through the disparate galaxies of fragrance, film, fashion, architecture, TV, branding, identity, and thought as it is thunk. Girvin is more than a designer, … Continue reading

Filled under : Architecture , Design
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Jakarta Fashion Week 2008 : Personality Crisis

Nothing to do but quote the New York Dolls in this review. Personality Crisis. That characterises as well as anything could, Jakarta Fashion Week 2008, which ran from 20 to 24 August. That’s not to say it was a “bad” fashion week. Not at all. Genius, and talent (and utter … Continue reading

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Get Met Mania This Summer : Special Exhibitions Galore

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has outdone itself this year with a schedule of summer exhibitions to amaze its seasonal sea of visitors and keep the revolving doors turning at 78rpm until “back to school” time comes around. We don’t usually go Baroque here, but must make note of Art … Continue reading

Filled under : Design , Furniture Design
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Goetheian Crayons = Pure Beauty

From Better Living Through Design, we discovered these German-made chunky crayons of pure beeswax and natural pigments. The box is so beautiful, it makes sense to buy two, one to use, and one to keep. The 25 colours are derived from Goethe’s Theory of Colours. How very German. Buy them … Continue reading

Filled under : Design , Fine Art
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World’s Coolest Houses and We’re Not Talking Arctic Here

The Coolhunter, a wildly-popular design blog, is at this very moment compiling its second book, The World’s Coolest Houses for December release. It’s sure to be a dizzying compendium of highly unusual homes.  Says Bill Tikos (the Coolhunter himself), “The houses we want must think like Zaha Hadid who said … Continue reading

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Chris Lehrecke Furniture : It Just Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

Almost roshi-like in his clarity, acuity, devotion and low profile, Chris Lehrecke is a modern furniture master whose studio in upstate New York recalls Shaker values in its robust simplicity. Yet Shaker furniture his is not. The simplicity is there, and the earnest sobriety. Yet here is a collection that … Continue reading

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The Design Library for Textilians

An amazing resource in New York State, serving the world.  The Design Library sells and licenses antique textile designs from their vast collection of original documentary textiles. Most of their clients are in home furnishing, fashion and graphic design industries.  They have satellite offices in London and Manhattan, and staff … Continue reading

Filled under : Design , Furniture Design , Interiors , Textiles
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