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Roundup September, 9 2010

Selectism | Around the Web

01. Jaime Hayón talks to Emma Elizabeth (Above)

“Emma Elizabeth arrives in Paris and visits her favorite haunts in Paris, before heading to the halls of Maison & Objet 2010. First stop is the NOW precinct to speak with Designer of the Year, Jaime Hayón!” (Yatzer).

02. Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home

“Chateau d’eau is a remarkable home made from a reclaimed water tower in the small town of Steenokkerzeel in Belgium. Interior design firm Bham Design Studio’s reinvention of the historic structure took a modernist turn by preserving the industrial construction of the original structure and playfully inserting sparse living elements inside. The tower contains six floors, each of which contains a fascinating live/work space. The renovation is intriguing, challenging and unexpected — a true stroke of design artistry.” (Inhabitant).

03. Sweatpants In Paradise: The Exciting World of Immersive Retail

“It is sometimes possible to define the depth of an experience by means of how radically it slows or hastens your sense of time. Swimming, fighting, nightmaring, enduring a migraine, having sex: these are all activities that move at exceptional rates. Shopping, too, and if you don’t believe me, just enter a mall before sundown and see how you feel a few hours later when you reemerge into darkness. Depending on your mien and mood, this reemergence will feel sharply good or bad. The shopping wormhole affects everyone differently.” (Believer Mag).

04. Equipment: The New Shape of Paring Knives

“People have been asking me to do a knife guide for quite some time. Don’t worry, I’ll get to the chef’s knives eventually. For now, let’s start with the second most important knife in the average chef’s arsenal: the paring knife.” (Serious Eats).

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