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Archive for May, 2011

Louis Vuitton Voyages Launches in China | Exhibition

Louis Vuitton presents the " LOUIS VUITTON VOYAGES " exhibition at the National Museum of China May 29th to August 30th 2011, Beijing.
This exhibition will be tracing the highs of the Vuitton Maison since its establishment in 1854. As the name of the show implies, it will focus on the traveling heritage of the house, from the handmade trunks of the past to the modern globetrotting figures who continue to stand by the brand.

 

 

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Andreu World Reveals 2011 Chair Collection | Furniture

Andreu World released a series of chairs and barstools during the last Milan fair that took place last April. The highlight of their collection was the new line designed by world renowned designer Patricia Urquiola named “NUB”. In this collection, you will notice the common trends all designers whether in fashion or architecture are leaning towards. The trend is “the back to basics”, where designs were simple and part of a “natural” and somewhat rugged interior. Check these chairs, and see how differently they look once applied to the proper setting.

 

 

 

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Missoni Hotel Kuwait Sponsors Reception 2 | Event

Missoni Hotel Kuwait held its Grand opening on May 25,2011. This Saturday, May 28,2011, the hotel will be sponsoring an exhibition labeled Reception2 at its premises.

The event will shed a light on high end brands and luxury products of particular interest to brides to be, women, and everyone interested in discovering the latest releases from world renowned luxury brands.

Furniture brands such as Roche Bobois, Fendi Casa, and Baxter will be part of the exhibition. Try to be there, I know I will!


$1 Billion Star Trek Resort to Come to Jordan

Rubicon Group Holding has announced a $1 billion Res Sea Astrarium resort in Aqaba, Jordan. The resort is going to be ‘out of this world’ with its Star Trek theme. RBH will work closely with Paramount Recreation to make this attraction a 23rd century, futuristic theme. The 184-acre resort is expected to be complete by 2014. It will also ‘serve as a model for green energy’ with state-of-the-art renewable technologies throughout the facility. There will be a ‘future pavilion’ where people can learn about alternative energy sources ranging from solar and wind energy to grey water harvesting.

HotelierMiddleeast.com


Bisazza Headquarters Designed by Carlo Dal Bianco

The Bisazza Headquarters located in Alte near Vicenza in Italy has been undergoing a renovation for the past decade. Architect and designer Carlo Dal Bianco has been working on the details of this one of a kind project. The premises is almost fully cladded in Bisazza mosaic tiles with bold statements and designs. The space is divided into numerous rooms in different colors, each is named after the dominant color. The bold floral pattern continues from the exterior to the interior of the building, accentuated with lighting

Whoever said mosaics are out of style, hasn’t met the designers behind the world renowned company Bisazza, which never fails to introduce new designs, patterns, and uses to its timeless products. Below are some photos of the rooms within their headquarters.

The building has several exhibition halls and meeting rooms, prior to its current condition, it used to be used for mosaic production.

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The Alphabet Building | Architecture

This is a new project scheduled to be completed by 2012. This office building has its windows in the form of carved out alphabets. The project is designed by  Dutch architects MVRDV. Their description and details are listed below.

 

 

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Yves Saint Laurent Promoting Its Own Cigarette Label

As we all know we shouldn’t believe all we see. At the end all brands promote what the market needs or thinks it needs. Yves Saint Laurent established a great image among the ‘green’ community by coming up with their limited edition "Muse Two Artisanal" bag is made from recycled materials by impoverished women in Burkina Faso , on the other hand they’ve been selling their own cigarette label since 1989 marketed towards women in Asia and Russia, talk about double standard.

The advertisement for their cigarettes, features a model that looks  like Kate Moss, “who came under fierce criticism when she smoked on the Louis Vuitton catwalk earlier this year.”

With smoking being heavily responsible for many of today’s diseases, I hope such influential industries such as fashion would stop promoting smoking as “fashionable” and realize they have their social responsibilities as well.

[The Daily News]


Glass Art by Dale Chihuly | Art

 

Dale Chihuly is an artist of a different nature, his skills lie in his ability to turn glass into art installations with limitless ways.The use of blown glass in ceilings, aquariums, walls, and sculptures give a new dimension to such a versatile element.

In Chihuly’s perspective: "There’s something about putting the pieces overhead, on top of the plate glass, that makes you think of the sea."

You can check his current exhibition: Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts started on April 10  till August 7, 2011.

 

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David Beckham to Launch Body Wear Line

It seems not only Victoria Beckham is deep into the fashion industry, David Beckham with the help of  his business partner, Simon Fuller, are gearing up to launch a men’s bodywear line, a new men’s fragrance, and a number of other projects on the drawing board.

“It’s not my natural inclination to see myself as a brand, I’m just a person who has been fortunate to explore other interests and passions outside of the game I love,” said Beckham of his upcoming off-field ventures with Fuller. “I will always be associated with my sport but I am now working across other areas that will continue long after my career has finished.”

 

Beckham was the world’s fifth-highest-paid athlete last year, according to Forbes, taking home $43.7 million in salary and endorsements. His current and past endorsements, include Emporio Armani, Adidas, Electronic Arts, Diet Pepsi, Yahoo, Castrol, M&S, Motorola and Police sunglasses. Beckham, 36, and Fuller are mapping out a long-term strategy that will keep the soccer star’s name in the spotlight — and a steady stream of income flowing to the business partners — once he retires from the game.

[WWD]


Holyfields Restaurant in Germany: Time to Eat

Designed by to keep up with today’s pace and trends, the new German restaurant chain: Holyfields allows clients to experience fun for a  reasonable price. Their concept was derived from the fact that they didn’t want people wasting their breaks waiting in line, on the contrary their aim was to facilitate their experience by using sophisticated technology to process their meal orders in order to spend as much time at the comfort of their seat.

 

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