A great inspirationist clip to explore new places. Enjoy !
Video directed by We Are From La : wearefromla.com/
Director of photography: Arnau Valls Colomer
Produced by Iconoclast & Kitsuné
Citizens! – True Romance
French luxury brand Givenchy has become known for its strong graphical language in recent years.For Spring 2014 the brand introduces once again a set of vintage media graphics.
Take a look at Givenchy Spring 2014 Collection
All images © Monica Feudi
WikiPearl™ was first invented in a Harvard classroom where bio-creator and professor David Edwards sparked a discussion around the possibility of transporting water in ways inspired by our biological cell. A simple as well as radical concept: to offer good and eco-responsible food fighting and addressing the problem of pollution from packaging. This Wiki Food incorporates the natural principle of grapes: a sphere with an edible coating to protect the food. A principle adaptable to drinks, cream and from now onwards ice creams created in collaboration with Philippe Faure, the maestro of ice creams. Ice creams that do not melt in your hand are available in this first WikiBar.
Edwards then pursued his research in collaboration with designer François Azambourg and biologist Don Ingber. The result of their work are presented to the public for the first time during the 10th Experience at the Laboratoire in Paris in 2010: Cellular Design.
Encouraged by the reaction of the public and key potential partners, and after two years of incubation, they created a startup, WikiFoods, and raised a Series A in June 2012 from top US venture capital funds, Polaris Partners and Flagship Ventures to push R&D and create a robust platform.
WikiCells, their technology, has been cited by The New York Times Magazine as among the 32 innovations that will change tomorrow and as among the 10 innovations that will change our lives by Figaro Magazine. It was also selected for the grand innovation prize of the jury all categories at SIAL 2012.
Mathieu Lehanneur has created a decor symbolised by a mirror-light, an illuminating and reflective object formed of hexagons “a geometrical reference to the molecular structure of WikiPearl laminations. A graphic design and a matter of cookery demonstrations for this revolutionary concept.” A symbol of the approximation of science and design, a logical onward step for the designer who has regularly collaborated with Le Laboratoire since the production of “Andrea,” the air purification system through plants.
Glass cloches surround a selection of treats on sale, which can also be taken home using simple biodegradable bags to keep them clean. Meanwhile, the story of the brand is displayed across the rear wall.
CLOUD began as a large-scale interactive sculpture created from 6,000 light bulbs by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett. The piece utilizes everyday domestic light bulbs and pull strings, re-imagining their potential to create wonder and inspire collaboration. As part of the process of creating the sculpture, the artists collected burnt out incandescent light bulbs from the surrounding community, forging an informal relationship with non-artists, reducing costs, and asking audiences to reconsider household items in an alternative context. During exhibition, viewers interact with CLOUD by initiating impromptu collaborations, working as a collective to turn the entire sculpture on and off.
Editions of CLOUD have appeared at Nuit Blanche Calgary (Canada) and Garage Center for Contemporary Culture as the centerpiece of Art Experiment 2013 (Moscow, Russia). A third evolution of the sculpture was created in June 2013 in Chicago, USA. Entitled CLOUD CEILING, this rendition is a permanent installation (sans pull-chains) in Progress Bar, utilizing motion sensors and over 15,000 light bulbs.
How CLOUD works: The hand-bent steel substructure of the sculpture is covered in a skin of incandescent light bulbs (new and burnt out), and rear-lit from within by 250 compact fluorescent bulbs, pulling a total power of approximately 20 amps (the equivalent of two household outlets). Each of these bulbs is attached to a pull-string, allowing viewers to control the illumination of the structure – like lightning in the CLOUD above them.
CLOUD Interactions: Audiences are invited to interact with CLOUD through simple participation: ON, OFF, PULL. The piece utilizes familiar domestic objects (everyday light bulbs and pull strings), functional items commonly known and understood. And yet, CLOUD’s form and brilliance appear to strike the viewer on a more internal level, allowing them to loiter happily, mesmerized by the glow of the bulbs above them. Sporadic collaborations occur as audiences struggle to turn off and on the entire sculpture at once. Participating with CLOUD is a collective activity.
Info and images © CLOUD
Tadao Ando’s serene Japanese aesthetic blends surprisingly well with the arid terrain of Santa Fe. Sitting on a 24,000-acre property, this ranch, designed by the award-winning architect, provides a fully equipped equine facility and stunning expansive views for fashion designer, film director, and (apparently) cowboy Tom Ford.
Introducing bold geometry and his signature stoic concrete walls into the New Mexico landscape, Ando envelopes and highlights portions of barren land and turns them into monumental ‘scapes of form and light. The rustic color palette of the surrounding landscape permeates into the complex, filling the space with burnt tones of the soil and the heavy blues of the sky and water. Add Ando’s skillful control of circulation to the mix, and you essentially have a sprawling chapel in the desert. The architect does, after all, admit to approaching religious and residential buildings the same way, saying that “dwelling in a house is not only a functional issue, but also a spiritual one.” Via Architizer
Turns out that even Ford, known for his provocative ad campaigns and persona, has a spiritual side as well. During an interview with Lisa Eisner in GQ Australia, he admitted the importance of nature in his life:
If you spend time on our ranch or in the American West or anywhere in nature, all of a sudden, all the things you worry about all the time fade away. That’s why one of the greatest problems with where we are culturally at this time is that we’ve all lost touch with the earth and that which is really important in the world.
Before his immersion into the fashion industry, the former Gucci House Director had actually studied architecture in New York. Although he isn’t currently designing buildings, his interest in architecture seems to be holding strong (judging from his growing collection of properties that extends to London, Paris, Los Angeles, and of course, Santa Fe). We will definitely be keeping our eyes open for his next acquisition.
All images © Guido Mocafico