Posts Tagged ‘vol 23.5’
Indian Summer
Indian Summer

Bolero with tassels by Jaeger London, Suede trousers by Preen, Heels with ankle-ties by Pringle of Scotland Dress by Peter Pilotto Felt hat by Emma Fielden, Necklace from Erickson Beamon, Pendant with beads by Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier, Jeans by James Jean Cream crinkle dress by Prada Floral chiffon and net dress by Kenzo Dress by Pringle of […]

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen

Avant-garde innovator and fashion icon, Alexander McQueen, continues to redefine elegance with his refined ready-to-wear Fall ’09 line. There is a grace in his designs that is simply… pitch-perfect High waisted wide leg wool trousers Alexander McQueen, Large silver tusk single earring by Shaun Leane Black high waisted wide leg wool trousers Alexander McQueen, Band top […]

Public and Private
Public and Private

J. Mayer H. Discusses The Relics And References That Inspire His Built Environments In its 13 years, J. Mayer H. Architects can already count among their creations a scallop-edged science museum, office buildings with arthropod windows, a house that seems bent on melting into its surroundings, heat-sensitive sheets and furniture, and even a tattoo. Jürgen Mayer […]

Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris

Structures of Control: Chasing cultural Connections with Sarah Morris minimum number (in lbs) of paper clips us manufacturers developed  last year: 20 million, number of sheets of paper used while researching, editing, writing, and producing this feature: 53, number of paper clips needed to hold said pages together: 1. “I cannot live in this world without […]

Jacob Kirkegaard
Jacob Kirkegaard

Most people wouldn’t consider the “inner” sound of an iron fence musical or think to use low-amplitude frequencies to “play” the elements of a building. Nor would most people find it necessary to record the silence of an empty room, play the recording back into the room whilst recording it again, then repeat the process […]

Zaire ’74
Zaire ’74

Jeffrey Levy-Hinte’s Soul Power releases Zaire ’74 from the vault In its day, Zaire ’74 was in the same league as concerts like Woodstock, Monterrey Pop, and Altamont. Planned by renowned South African musician Hugh Masekela and producer Stewart Levine to accompany the legendary Ali-Foreman boxing match, “Rumble in the Jungle,” was a three-day concert that aimed […]

Eric Copeland
Eric Copeland

For years, Brooklyn’s Black Dice has made all kinds of racket: minimalist, beat-centric cerebral dance constructs that have led them ahead of the avant-electro rock pack, if there is such a thing. Original Dice roller Eric Copeland has been busy over the last two years, constructing, poaching and recording his seventh studio album. The latest […]

Major Lazer
Major Lazer

The influence of classic Jamaican reggae and dub music on contemporary house, electronic and hip hop production is a topic that often slips under the radar of, well, most people. Some would say a groundbreaking moment occurred in the late ‘60s, when legendary Kingston reggae sound engineer King Tubby began to experiment with what a […]

Girls
Girls

A tiny practice studio in San Francisco’s seedy Tenderloin District is sweltering from a seven-hour recording stint. Another faultless song has been recorded by JR White and Christopher Owens, the founding members of SF psych-pop band, Girls. Did you choose the name as a homage to girls? I love girls. John loves girls. I’ve seen […]

Lola’s Sublime Infusions
Lola’s Sublime Infusions

Martinis are serious business at Los Angles hot spot Lola’s. The menu has over 50 variations on the cocktail. Shaken or stirred…it will certainly hit the spot. Fantasy Island ½ oz Malibu Coconut Rum ½ oz Island Blue Pucker Splash of Pineapple Juice Poor contents into shaker over ice, and give it a good shake. […]

Pure Sweetness
Pure Sweetness

Jaime Hayon’s Pure Sweetness: The Refined Design of Baccarat’s Crystal Candy Set Jaime Hayon’s color-laden dream world, manifested in visual form, is a place where functional ceramic cacti, multi-legged cabinets, and green rocking chair chickens all co-exist and make perfect sense. His highly lacquered, visual language—code-named the Hayon Universe—oscillates between absurd, wildly optimistic, and flat-out surprising. Now, […]

The May Fair
The May Fair

London Luxury Without The Pretension Frequented by celebrities, brimming with business professionals and voted London’s best hotel bar by readers of The Guardian, The May Fair has all the makings of an institution keen on upholding the UK’s traditional class system. Yet, just like the details in the décor, this unique hotel and watering hole […]

Design, Redefined
Design, Redefined

Chaya Downtown marries whimsy with age-old tradition Los Angeles is a city of storytellers and image-makers. For L.A.’s many illusionists, graceful plot arcs extend beyond the screen and into the fold of LaLa Land life and dining. Narratives pervade the landscape on a daily commute, and flow into late night exploits. This is also true […]

Antoine + Manuel
Antoine + Manuel

Finding Perfection in Pandemonium After over two prolific decades of provocative, indulgent work, Antoine+Manuel are finally arriving at center stage. One might wonder why such a clearly talented Parisian art and design duo (consisting of Antoine Audiau and Manuel Warosz) could have been overlooked for so long. Maybe their dexterous aesthetic made it difficult for […]

Tom Sachs
Tom Sachs

The Sympathetic Illusions of A Modern Day Escape Artist Tom Sachs is not a genius. By his own admission he is not. For Sachs, a genius is a special kind of innovator, one that pairs a new idea with a new vehicle of expressing it. Charlie Parker was one; Louis Armstrong another. Sachs is quick […]

Steve Lidbury
Steve Lidbury

Designer Steve Lidbury, is finally back home in London. For the past eight years the innovative designer has been abroad living and punching out some of the most engaging interior designs in Tokyo. Lidbury’s work flourished in Japan and his current aesthetic borrows elements from the modern metropolis. “As soon as I stepped foot in […]

Swarovski Crystallized
Swarovski Crystallized

Walking into Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store feels a bit like being a kid in a candy store. The 5,000 square foot flagship offers a unique and creative playground, where customers can create their own jewelry designs by choosing from individual stones and pieces, or from sparkling jewelry design templates. One can also customize color combinations, […]

Nacho Carbonell
Nacho Carbonell

Perhaps it’s the fact that his studio is located in a 20th century church in Eindhoven, Netherlands, that makes his designs somehow cooler than the majority of recent design graduate students. Or maybe it is the fact that he has a vision, and fathoms it in a way that most young artists are still learning— […]

Bumsuk Choi
Bumsuk Choi

Korean designer Bumsuk Choi takes to the streets, conjuring vintage Helmut Lang Designer Bumsuk Choi is proving great ideas aren’t limited by borders, and great collections aren’t limited by name recognition with his General Idea menswear collection, now hitting the US. After 10 seasons in the market, Choi  became the first Korean menswear designer to […]

Street Pulse: San Francisco
Street Pulse: San Francisco

Known for its healthy obsession with all things design-oriented, San Francisco serves as home base for a wide variety of creative minds. SOMA took to the streets of the Barbary Coast to learn more about what keeps this small city on the forefront of design culture. 1 Why is design important? 2 What is your […]

Street Pulse: Milan
Street Pulse: Milan

Few cities in the world can claim an influence on fashion design like Milan. A hub for all things couture, SOMA traveled to this northern Italian Cittá to discover what inspires Milanese designers during their day-to-day travels. 1 Why is design important? 2 What is your favorite trend in design today? 3 If you could […]

Made For The Sun
Made For The Sun

Linda Farrow Luxe sunglasses, See by Chloé blazer, Rosa Cha bikini top, Agent Provocateur underwire bra, Model’s own ring Chloe sunglasses, GAR-DE down shirt, Rosa Cha nude bikini top, Agent Provocateur underwire bra, Shindo gross grain ribbon worn as belt, Agent Provocateur underwear, Metal Pointu’s silver cuffs Moss Lipow sunglasses, Tim Hamilton sweater, Gucci corset […]

Burning Time
Burning Time

Dior Chiffre Rouge 42mm Automatic Watch Hermès Cherche-Midi Watch Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Montauk Highway Watch Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch Louis Vuitton Tambour Automatic Diving Watch Frédérique Constant Maxime Manufacture Automatic Watch Photography Kenji Toma Stylist Peju Famojure


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