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Monthly Archives: June 2012

You can tell a lot about a person simply by the shoes that are on their feet. Exhibit A, B and C: Cole Haan collaborates with Hiroshi Fujiwara of Fragment Design to expand its Lunargrand shoe line. Known for producing eye-catching footwear that offers the comfort of a tennis shoe, Cole Haan combines premium material with Nike lunar technology to produce comfortable style. Styles include classic LunarGrand Wingtips and  LunarGrand Chukkas in two new leather treatments. Scotch grain leather with distinct texture is enhanced with a pop of colorful putty colorway soles. Each shoe  boasts the Fragment Design logo and offers an uncanny level of sophistication. The Cole Haan x Fragment Design LunarGrand collaboration launches Friday, July 13th, first at Cole Haan SoHo with select leading retailers to follow.

Also, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday, the Cole Haan has produced a couple of patriotic kicks for the proud American. Check it out!





Written by Whitney Washington

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With the enticing panoramic views of the Rio Mountains as their backdrop, these stunning sculptures, constructed and put together using old plastic bottles, truly become a sight to see as they reflect the suns natural light during the day and glow with their own at night.   Located on the Botafogo Beach, the large scaled works of art were assembled as a feature for the UN Conference of Sustainable Development. When glancing at the feature from afar, visually, the plastic bottles look like nothing more than perfectly styled fish scales, given off a slightly bluish tint due to the existing pigmentation of the bottles. At night, the display completely transforms as the fish are brought to life through the use of projected LED lights. While beckoning guest to come closer, the display aims to inspire users to become more passionate about the importance of recycling and making use of the wasted items so abundantly available around us.

Source: Inhabitat

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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It’s not everyday that people venture from the mundane, cut-and-dry  workday that has become known as life. After realizing this monotonous phenomena one day, photographer Jordan Matter decided to capture people taking full advantage of the here and now. Employing professional dancers to leap, kick, plie, etc. in the midst of everyday scenes, Matter captures the true meaning of living in the moment.

“Asking dancers to embody these ideals makes perfect sense. Dancers are storytellers. They’re trained to personify passionate moments, their bodies imbued with a stunning combination of artistry and athleticism. They create a fantasy world, offering us a deeper look into familiar settings. They bring to life what we feel but are unable to express physically.” – Jordan Matter

Check out more photos and purchase Matter’s book, Dancers Among Us  here!

Written by Whitney Washington

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Today we’re taking “a journey into Boca do Lobo‘s world, a world of emotions.” When peering into this eclectic and whimsical line of furnishings, you immediately take notice as to how each design was created to give users a unique and enchanted experience inspired by its bold visual. Handcrafted in Portugal, each piece is constucted by cleverly merging the form of art with the traditional idea of functional furnishings. What’s left is a collection that is completely out of the box that one will find truly intriguing from every angle and aspect. Ranging from classically styled to overtly modern, the assortment is undoubtedly one of a kind.

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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It’s becoming more and more popular to incorporate high-end fashion with automobile parts in advertising simply to showcase the luxurious lifestyle that the brand embodies. Exhibit A: Goodyear Dunlop recently commissioned Munich-based photography studio Mierswa & Kluska and Creative Director Carl Elkins to develop a photographic series entitled Treadwear. The collective showcases key components of the tire company’s major assets. As you can see from the photographs, Goodyear Dunlop tires are robust, durable, weather-resistant and clearly very, very fashionable!


Written by Whitney Washington

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When it comes to design, it’s not always all about functionality and form, rather, it can simply be about creating those magical moments that will stick with you visually for a lifetime. Located in the UK, take a look at the works of Heatherwick Studio. Commissioned by the National Malus Collection to create a permanent pavilion on their grounds, this structured cube captivates you with its creative display of light and outer facade. Being 2.4 meters square and housing over 5,000 punctured hollow squares, when standing inside, your allowed to catch a small glimpse of the outside world through the hollow aluminum staves that act as windows. When the sun sets, the cube comes to life, as a light-source, located at its center, projects bold contrasting light into the night.

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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When Italian designer Andrea Brena decided to take a year off from the bachelor’s program at Eindhoven Academy, he found himself creating his own masterpieces. Utilizing the ancient art of Arm-Knitting,  Brena soon discovered his niche in the design world. The craftsman creates a range of furniture entitled “Knitted Army” by reusing discarded fabric strips from textile factories to knit into carpets, pillows and chairs using only his arms as the guide. The scraps are also used to stuff the furniture. Brena’s sustainable furniture design is quickly becoming recognized and each piece seems undeniably comfortable!

Written by Whitney Washington

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Lighthearted, fun and a ball of energy is the only way to describe this photographic collection of underwater dogs shot by Seth Casteel. As a pet photographer with a studio based out of Chicago and Los Angeles, Casteel prides himself in creating pet portraits that aren’t you typical, capturing their energetic and playful nature that works to remind us why we love them so much. With works that have been published in an array of magazines, calendars, books and commercials, when it comes to pet photography, Casteel has perfected the craft of framing those spontaneous moments that makes for awesome visuals and an even better keepsakes for memories.

 

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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Up and coming fashion designer Brittney Petty is definitely on to something with her unique costume jewelry line. After graduating from Art school in Hollywood, Brittney began her own company called Brittney Miranda where she designs trendy jewelry for the edgy, outgoing girl. Spikes, turquoise, feathers and body chains are only a part of the collection’s imaginative accents. Be the talk of the summer and shop now at BrittneyMiranda.com!







Written by Whitney Washington

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Let me introduce you to Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist, and photographer Ben Heine. When I happened across some of his awesome illustrations, I couldn’t wait to share! Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and currently living in Brussels, Belgium, Heine seems to have a keen eye for photography, as well as an endless imagination. His work, a clever mixture between the two, features photos overlaid with sketches.

Images via: BoredPanda

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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