Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Step into a Brilliant Tunnel of Light in a Japanese Botanical Garden

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The holiday season light shows are upon us, and while theme parks across the country may compete to outshine one another, perhaps there is no greater example in the world than Japan’s “Winter Illuminations” at Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden, located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Millions of LED lights cover the garden’s broad […]

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“Pop Art Design” at Germany’s Vitra Design Museum

Studio 65, Leonardo, Sofa, 1969. Sammlung Vitra Design Museum. Copyright Studio 65. Photo by Andreas Sutterlin.

Design and art have always had a symbiotic relationship, and this was perhaps never more so than during the glory days of Pop. One of the most celebrated movements of the postwar era, Pop Art shone a spotlight on the cult of celebrity, commodity fetishism and media production, all the while fostering a dialogue between […]

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Watchmaker Girard-Perregaux’s Le Corbusier Trilogy

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Swiss luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux has recently unveiled a trilogy of limited-edition timepieces commemorating the career of legendary architect Le Corbusier. A pioneer of modern design, Le Corbusier was as renowned for his revolutionary theories on urbanism as he was for the unusual materials he used. The collection, limited to five watches per design and based […]

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A Bold New Health Club in Italy’s Park Hotel ai Cappuccini

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Bringing high design to luxe pampering, architect Simon Micheli has created a geometrically bright and visionary health club at the Park Hotel ai Cappuccini in Gubbio, Italy. This multi-sensory environment serves as an emotional bridge linking the physical and mental, transcending rational thought by relieving stress and allowing the re-discovery of oneself that often becomes […]

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Murray Moss’ Personal Design and Art Collection Is Auctioned in New York

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Today, Phillips de Pury & Company in New York is auctioning off items from the personal collection of design legends Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell, founders of New York’s seminal Moss boutique. Since its founding in 1994, Moss served as a virtual retail museum and laboratory, showcasing the world’s most extraordinary furniture and objects. Last […]

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Peugeot and Pleyel Create a Piano for the 21st Century

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A collaboration between Peugeot Design Lab and French piano manufacturer Pleyel et Cie, this revolutionary baby grand reflects the visionary elements of automotive futurism. The streamlined design lowers the mechanics of the piano by aligning the keyboard with the cover, which allows the pianist an immediate and precise sound and gives the audience a clear […]

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New Looks for Vintage Books: Beshart Creates a Fresh Sell for Literacy Day

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  In honor of International Literacy Day—a 47-year-old initiative that shines an international spotlight on reading—Belgian design studio  Beshart , premiered a poster project creating new, eye-catching covers for the 100 Greatest Novels of All Time (according to the London Observer). Titled  “DoeDeMee ,” the collection features contemporary work by 100 artists from 28 countries, using fresh trends […]

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The New Yorker Festival Hosts Writers, Musicians and Chefs

Appearing at the New Yorker Festival, clockwise from top left: Ruben and Isabel Toledo; Christian Louboutin, by Stephan Galdieu; Norah Jones; Rene Redzepi, by Sara Galbiati/Polfoto.

From novelists to designers, musicians to chefs, the 13h annual New Yorker Festival will include an eclectic array of talent to suit the myriad interests of the magazine’s culturally diverse namesake. Naturally, the series, which kicks off on October 5th and runs through the 7th, highlights world-renowned authors and long-time contributors to The New Yorker. Novelist Zadie Smith, […]

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