Wow, this is almost worth a trip if you’re interested in rare retail design. As Vogue UK’s Jo Ellison reports:
“Is it worth it? [the opening was long time due] Pfffft. Don’t be vulgar. Naturally enough, the resulting store is as elegant and thoughtfully desirable as the stealth luxe aesthetic Philo has so successfully nurtured in her collections. Minimal, but not without colour, nor unexpected texture, the simple facade, veiled by a translucent rose-pink resin screen, invites customers into a 300 sq m “selling area”, demarcated by dividing walls clad in clear marmorino plaster and floored with a seeming parquetry of 6,000 multicoloured marble tiles inlaid with semi-precious stones.”
Images from Vogue
A part of the interior was designed by the Danish artist FOS. Read a little blogpost about him here on the inspiriting LINE&JO blog
Opening Ceremony has done a small tribute collection to surrealism artist René Magritte. We like this t-shirt …
Looking forward to dive into this very long-awaited book by Donna Tartt. Really loved her first novel The Secret History. She has only published three novels altogether in her career, which is quite intriguing. The book-cover features a peek of a chained goldfinch, the main object of an old Dutch oil painting entitled the same, done by the artist Carel Fabritius in 1654.
We designed the little book that accompanied Alexander Tovborg’s exhibition Pietà consisting of a hand built dinosaur 1:1 size, an old drawing of the same dinosaur and poems by highly acclaimed young writer Bjørn Rasmussen.
min døde far
i min favn
og han føder
en lav sol
en lille gul gummidinosaur
som en symaskine
- Bjørn Rasmussen
Exhibition on at FAUNA now until Feb 13.
We really like Nathalie Du Pasquier’s oil paintings. The way she mixes ordinary objects with self-built constructions give them a poetic and slightly odd beauty. Nathalie was born in France in 1957 and is one of the founding members of the Italian design & architecture group Memphis. She has worked with textiles, carpets, furniture and objects but now mainly concentrates on painting.
Images via NIEVES.CH
Book by artist Bruce Naumann (1970)
We absolutely adore the stockings from Strahcona by artist/designer Ryley O’Byrne. All her prints are original and she photographs, collages and draw them herself in her studio in Canada where they are also printed individually in limited quantity. See more about her and the whole collection here. Check out her tumblr. too = fun and inspiring universe.
Amazingly beautiful ‘Flower Constructions’ by artist Anne Ten Donkelaar. (And a study in the art of patience and dexterity! Wow) See all her work here.