So the saying “better late than never” really does apply to this post ……………
Back in November, I had a little research visit to Berlin and covered a few shops whilst I was there.
These are some of my favorites ……but they should come with a *beans on toast warning
Civilist, Brunnenstraße 13, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Firmament, Linienstrasse 40, 10119 Berlin
SOTO, Torstraße 72, 10119 Berlin
Voo, Oranienstraße 24, 10999 Berlin
*beans on toast warning = this is what you’ll be eating for the next few months after a visit
Displayed at MOST (part of Milan Design Week) The Capsule by Tom Dixon for Adidas collection, is an example of the Britsh Designers quest in promoting forward thinking design, culture & technology
Loving the experimental, factory inspired display and the multi-functional convertible garments.
The colour use is immense, especially the bold, solid primary colour’s against the neutral tones of sand & grey
Especially a fan of the packaging layout, font and utilitarian approach to its design
Available in stores worldwide from mid November 2013
Another new find today ………………. http://www.clothsurgeon.com
Not come across Vladimir Karaleev before ……… but Im totally in love with some of his pieces shown at the “Rooms” trade show in Tokyo, Japan
The Hungarian born, Berlin based designer is influenced by geometric structures and keeps a close connection to the art scene.
His AW13/14 collection explores the combination of contrasting fabrics with an androgynous and modern aesthetic.
check out more of his work @ http://www.vladimirkaraleev.com
Although my recent trip to Paris was unbelievably fun it was also tinged with disappointment.
In Paris the galleries are all free entry on the first Sunday of the month – which i avoided thinking queuing in the cold would be a terrible waist of time.
I’d left my “culture” day to Monday, when my friends had gone home and I could wonder around Paris without the need to be fueled by red wine every half hour.
With a fancy Parisian spring in my step, i set off to the Arts Decoratifs near the Louvre to see the current exhibition about Trompe-l’oeil.
I like to believe “tricks of the eye” are one of life’s ways of reminding you, your not as daft as you think.
Although id done enough research to find out what was on that weekend – id failed to look at the opening hours on the website and was firmly told by the museum staff “galerie ferme”.
Trompe-l’œil. Imitations, pastiches et autres illusions
2 Feburary 2012–November 2013
Les Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
In the meantime feast your eyes on these bad boys …………………..
Comme des Garcons Fall 2009
Cartoon Trompe L’Oeil – Karin Viktoria Bjurstrom @ karinviktoriabjurstrom.com
Links very nicely with our 14s1 concept thinking
distortion / out of context / humor / manipulation