Off-White™ has just unveiled its new store in Las Vegas. The new store will be completely dedicated to Virgil Abloh‘s new and upcoming women’s collections.
The walls are in herringbone wood, the floor is in marble. The interiors are completely colored in various shades of pink, from walls to furniture in a super elegant luxury mood. The light warmth that can be perceived is given by the brass finishes and the bronze shelves. The chairs and cage tables are completed by cushions and tops in pink marble. The draped velvet curtains in the locker rooms are combined with the infinity mirror and impeccable lighting.
Finally, there are minimalist smooth metal vases and rounded tables for displaying bags. At the center of the store there is a large carpet “PATTERN” of the brand and a large shelf dedicated to sneakers.
In the last few months, we’ve seen holiday plans go up in smoke and canceled trips, and the idea that we still have a long way to go before we return to travel saddens us. Many studios and designers have been looking for innovative solutions to make us travel with our minds, like the Overthought project, but some have gone further and imagined the perfect place to spend the quarantine, like Casa Plenaire. The designers of Child Studio, in collaboration with the skincare brandPlenaire, which gives its name to the project, have created a series of renderings with 3D modeling programs giving shape to their idea of the ideal place to live the lockdown.
It is a sea view house that, in its soft and not angular shapes and light colors, recalls the typical houses of Santorini. In the center of the house there is a round bathtub, on either side of which two short stairs lead to the bedroom with a window overlooking the sea and an opening leading to the terrace with the floor covered in polished tiles.
On the opposite side of the Casa Plenaire, there is, instead, a sort of inner courtyard with an outdoor shower and characterized by bright orange walls. Like any self-respecting summer house, in every room are scattered beach accessories such as straw hats, beach towels, open books, shells, magazines.
Moreover, through the few furnishing elements present, the designers of Child Studio wanted to pay homage to some iconic pieces such as the Anywhere Lamp by Greta von Nessen and the Pastil chair by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio.
Another nice initiative by a museum, after having had the opportunity to visit some of them with a click, today the famous Guggenheim of New York makes available several volumes for free download.
Known worldwide as one of Frank Lloyd Wright‘s architectural jewels, the Guggenheim in New York is home to thousands of works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Mondrian, Pollock and many others.
Currently closed, the museum continues its educational mission by offering dozens of art books exploring the legacy of the greatest contemporary artists, as well as the great exhibitions that wrote the legend of the Guggenheim. With works from 1936 to the present day, including both reproductions of works and various analyses, it is possible to discover contemporary art in all its forms and periods once again.
Shishido Mazafaka, aka Doooo, is a Japanese DJ who, when not busy writing and recording new songs, devotes his free time to a strange and unusual hobby. In fact, Shishido loves making accessories of all kinds, from small handbags to phone covers, from stamps to chargers for the computer. So far, nothing strange, the silliest thing is that each of these objects is made by simulating human skin, with hair and skin flaws, making the end result both fascinating and gruesome at the same time.
This strange effect, which cannot fail to remind us of Qimmy Shimmy’s small sculptures, is made of silicone rubber and meticulously worked to perfectly replicate parts of the body such as ears, mouths, fingers or navels. The working of a single piece takes from one to three months, but not all the work is done by Shishido Mazafaka himself. Without revealing the secrets that allow such a realistic result to be achieved, the artist stated that to achieve it, he gets help from his partner Jurjen Hasseling, founder of the JUR production studio, who divides the design and modeling phases.
Among the friends and fans of Shishido Mazafaka, these accessories are in great demand, so all creations can be purchased and range from prices ranging from 120,000 Yen to 390,000 Yen, which is between 1,000 and 3,000 or so.
Would you ever go out with one finger and one eye hanging around your neck?
Who has never wanted to know what is hidden inside some of the most famous buildings in the world? The British company HomeAdvisor wanted to give us a gift, commissioning a team of designers and experts to create posters with the interiors of Buckingham Palace.
Excluding the summer period, during which few rooms are open to tourists, the 775 rooms of the English crown house still remain a mystery. After several studies and drawing information from various sources, the team chosen by HomeAdvisor has created seven posters, some illustrating the plan of the palace and others illustrating some rooms.
Specifically, we find the plan of the Central Block, the first part that can be seen entering Buckingham Palace, with the famous staircase of honor covered by a luxurious red carpet and the walls covered by portraits of the members of the Royal Family. In this wing, you will find some of the most famous rooms, such as the State Dining Room, where a long mahogany table that is said to be polished so many times that it does not need a tablecloth. It was in this room that Kate and William held their wedding reception in 2011.
It continues with the so-called White Drawing Room, where meetings with a few people take place and where the public can enter, as opposed to the Room 1844, destined for meetings with the most illustrious visitors, from presidents to celebrities.
Next to the latter is the Regency Room, which is the room usually seen on television during the Queen’s speeches.
This is followed by the floor plan of the Queen’s Apartments. It is said that of the 775 rooms of Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty uses only six daily, to which access is allowed only to a few intimates, including the room to receive the Prime Minister.
Finally, the last floor plan is dedicated to the East Front characterized by a style that draws on the Chinese one, merging it with many furnishings taken from a former royal residence in Brighton, the Royal Pavillon.