Thursday, September 18, 2008
Flod stools by Martín Azúa and Gerard Moliné for Mobles 114 make an artistic statement in an organic shape that's light enough to be easily moved around yet completely stable. Though the design is created to withstand outdoor elements, it's sophisticated enough to be at home indoors.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This fall, Danish design company VIPP has teamed up with supermodel Helena Christensen for the VIPP Charity Auction, a benefit for Food Bank For New York City and Chernobyl Children’s Project International. Leaders from the worlds of fashion, design, art and entertainment put a fashionable spin on the classic VIPP waste bin with customized creations sold in a silent auction benefiting the two charities. Selected from the ranks of the international creative set, the thirty-four participating designers include Bono, Todd Oldham, William Sofield and Karim Rashid, among others.
The bins will be displayed at The Conran Shop in New York City from September 4 - 17, when pre-bidding will begin. Those who wish to continue bidding will be able to do so at the silent auction on September 18th. This may be the only time you hear chic applied to trash!
VIPP Charity Auction for Helena Christensen; Public Viewing and Bidding at The Conran Shop, NYC.
Vipp Trash Bins custom designed by :: (from left to right)
Karim Rashid, Helena Christensen, Eric Cohler, William Sofield, Todd Oldham, Mattia Biagi, Robert Verdi
Starting Bids range from $500 - $750
Jacket by Jean Paul Gauliter, Holt Renfrew
Shirt by Prada, Holt Renfrew
Denim trousers by Evan Biddell
Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent, Holt Renfrew
Concrete Rings, Konzuk.com
Ledge shelves by Kazuhiro Yamanaka, Pallucco
Felt chair (limited edition) by Marc Newson, Cappellini
Time table by Prospero Rasulo, Zannotta
Algol Brionvega TV by Marco Zanuso & Richard Sapper
Jacket and Skirt by Fifth Avenue
Shoe Repair, Gravity Pope Tailored Goods
Leather Pants by Obakki
Shoes by Pierre Hardy at Holt Renfrew
Gloves by Ports 1961
Kennedee sofa, armchair and pouf by Jean-Marie Maussaud, Poltrona Frau
Bedside & Lounge Gun by Philippe Starck, FLOS
on the cover+
elemente’s photo-shoot foray mixing high fashion, design and architecture. Shot at Inform Interiors in Vancouver the shoot required 12 people, with 5 set changes over a 12 hours period.
Look for it on page 86 of Issue 10
Coat by Evan Biddell
Silk Pooled Skirt & Bustle, MaraGottler.com
Gloves by Ports 1961
Shoes by Manolo Blahnik, Browns
Bocca chair by Studio 65, Heller
Building by Niels Bendtsen & architect Omer Arbel
Realized by the Industrial Design Department of Alberto Del Biondi Industria Del Design in Italy, this avant-garde concept plays on the latest bicycle materials and technology. The new design is a minimalistic play on the typical city bike, using the concept of less is more to an extreme degree. Lines are simple yet dynamic while the overall design is an exotic concept that stimulates the imagination. The shape is extreme, flying in the face of classic bike iconography. The bike’s makeup is primarily carbon based allowing for maximum weight reduction in the finished design. Although carbon requires great expertise in modelling, in this scenario it allows Biondi the freedom to work the non-traditional design in order to retain key flexibility characteristics and strength qualities. The model is considered a ‘premium city bike’ for commuting and inner city touring. The design provides a platform for an extensive rider base while maintaining extreme styling and innovation.
The more typical black tar-and-asphalt building rooftop leads to a phenomenon called the “Urban Heat Island” effect. The endless swath of black rooftops and pavement trap heat, causing cities to be 6 to 10 degrees warmer than outlying greenbelt areas. One-sixth of all electricity consumed in the U.S. goes to cool buildings. The Academy's green rooftop will keep the building's interior an average of 10 degrees cooler than a standard roof would. The plants also transform carbon dioxide into oxygen, capture rainwater, and reduce energy needs for heating and cooling.