Reinach Mendonca Architects built the MG Residence last year as a four-story house in the flat lands of suburban São Paulo. The house is linear with open spaces that interconnect, from the top-floor atrium all the way to the outdoor private pool. Made with a mix of concrete and steel, the grey building contrasts well against the bright blue water, rich greenery and deeply stained wooden interior. Wide floor-to-ceiling windows bring in plenty of natural light, welcoming the occupants in the otherwise coldly modern space.Read more
News on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
We received our first Julibox in the mail this week, and are ready to try some interesting alcoholic concoctions. If you are unfamiliar, Julibox is an online delivery service for cocktail discovery. Each month, the company mails out all of the necessary ingredients and directions to make two unique cocktails, selected by their world class mixologist. This month, we received a tightly packed box with the liquid essentials to make a “Whiskey-Thyme Smash” and a “Concord Bramble.” All we need now is some fresh fruit, herbs, and receptive palettes. Head to Julibox to learn more and sign up.Read more
As If magazine releases Issue No.3, featuring cover star Christina Ricci and other creatives including Zac Posen, Marina Abramovic and Tommy Hilfiger. Musician Sean Lennon and MET Museum head curator Harold Koda are also covered in the almost 12 by 17-inch thick paper book. Readers can look to As If for the latest picks in art, music, travel and luxury fashion. Order your copy for $25.Read more
These silver rings are part of Ann Demeulmeester’s last collection for her eponymous brand. Each style is brushed to a vintage look, resembling rusty metal. Intricate details in the form of a mini chain, ring clasp, and engraved logos on the inside contrast nicely with the roughened exterior, making for masculine yet tastefully refined accessories. Shop the rings here, with prices ranging from $500 to $800.Read more
Michigan’s own Ghostly International may have started as a music label, but today, they have certainly expanded well beyond. From music to visual arts, Ghostly continues to explore creative avenues to share their sights, sounds and style. ISAORA lend a helping hand in the development of this Quadcube Insulated Shirt for Ghostly. Working off an ISAORA classic, the insulated shirt is shelled in water-resistant Italian microfiber and lines with Japanese ripstop nylon. Quilted geometric shapes give texture to the shirt. Available now for $265.Read more
To call Peter Saville a design legend may seem a bit of a hackneyed choice of phrase, but, it’s a correct one. He’s best known as the guy who created the famous/infamous pulsar pattern for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures or to a younger generation, the reason Supreme stuck roses on everything for Spring Summer.
Saville’s work has included consultation and design for the likes of Ultravox, Roxy Music, Yohji Yamamoto, SHOWstudio, Dior, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Barbican, Givenchy, Pringle, Selfridges and soon to be added to that list, Kanye West. His latest project has seen him take one of the most iconic symbols in fashion and give it a right old makeover – 80 of them in fact. In celebration of Lacoste‘s 80th anniversary, the graphic designer took the crocodile and, in his words, “distorted” it. Two Lacoste lines – diffusion and limited edition (available at select retailers worldwide) – are available with the latter offering the opportunity of purchasing a signed, numbered shirt with its own completely unique croc.
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Peter Saville who talked us through the collaboration as well as offering some revealing insights into his career past and present. Read on for more.Read more
Comme des Garçons opens a Pocket store in Amsterdam’s Canal district. The space is a small 270 square-foot room with one shelving unit that stocks Comme des Garçons PLAY menswear, womenswear, fragrances, and other accessories. You can visit the store at Centrum 2, Prinsenstraat 26, open now.Read more
Today’s guide focuses on watches other timepiece accessories covering high to low price points. While this is not a definite guide to watches, it is a wide view into both classic and modern timepieces: this list runs from $55 to $7,000 with a good variety in between. Look for watches and Italian leather accessories from the likes of TUDOR, Porsche Design, Timex, KiBiSi, Perry Ellis and more.
See our other gift guides:
- 12 Gift Ideas for Leather Goods
- 8 Smart Shoes for the Season
- 10 Gift Ideas Under $100
- 8 Gift Ideas for Mom
- 12 Gift Ideas for Dad
- 10 Gift Ideas for Her
Part of the “Great Americans Series” Detroit’s Shinola design two limited edition offerings “created to honor iconic American innovators and industrial pioneers.” First up, a 500 run of watches based around the Brakeman style. Stainless steel cushion case, Super-LumiNova hands, a high-accuracy quartz Argonite 705 quartz movement and a Horween leather strap in chocolate brown with cream stitching. As always, assembled by hand in Detroit, the watch comes in a custom box with a certificate of authenticity, leather card wallet, leather carrying case and a leather-boundbook of photography from the Wrights’ private collection. If that’s not enough, 25 Wright Brothers Bicycles have been created using the 11-speed Runwell model, an American-made lugged steel frame in jet black with bamboo fenders and an old-fashioned headlamp. Purchase of either product comes with access to The Foundry, a private collectors club with a host of fancy pants benefits including previews and an annual tour of the Shinola Detroit factory. Find this limited release here.Read more
mb! by Mercedes Benz take a look around the home and studio of Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen who make up furniture design team Muller Van Severen. Located in Evergem, just outside of Ghent, the company is best known for its frame pieces offering storage, seating and lighting constructed from their trademark black wire and bold primary colour panels, their style described as a mix of baroque and minimalist. “We don’t think of our work as “furniture”. We want to create a sculptural piece that involves the space, to make landscapes in a room with our furniture.” Head to the gallery for more and read the interview over at mb!.Read more