Category Archives: Art

The New Luxury: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton New Bond Street (Image Courtesy of Louis Vuitton)

Welcome to Louis Vuitton’s new London luxury emporium; a store breaking from the impenetrable glass box nature traditionally associated with the high-end brands. Gone are the unbecoming large doorways opened by the men in black.

LV invites you to a four-story fairy tale designed by architect Peter Marino. This new shop takes one on an engaging and experiential shopping journey from the moment you step inside.

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Folk Futures: A Stitch In Time

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Joana Vasconcelos, Crochet Bull

With an exhibition by one of our favourite artists Joana Vasconcelos now open at the Haunch of Venison in London, we have taken a look at some recent art and design that embrace the vintage art of Macramé, crafts and folk art. Looking at vintage crafts from a low-fi aesthetic with make do and mend connotations to them now being seen in some of the most innovative premier interiors, design shows and galleries.

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Coffee Coalition: Coffee Retail

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Coffee bars are popping up in retail environments and creating new experiences surrounding coffee. Companies are looking for new ways to create consumer focused retail experiences which live up to and go beyond the expectations of todays informed customer. This new focus on the in-store experience brings about the collaboration of like-minded brands into one store by combining with complementary services to enhance the customer experience.

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Eavesdropping on guests at The Electric Hotel

'Electric Hotel' Image courtesy of Sadler's Wells.

Electric Hotel is a bizarre and beautiful outdoor spectacle; a uniquely designed, fly-by-night residence brought to life through dance and sound.

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High Performance Shopfronts

Rossa + Rossa's façade projection: "How it would be if a house was dreaming"

Rossa + Rossa's façade projection: "How it would be if a house was dreaming"

What would it be like if your façade could come to life and talk to your customers?  ‘Urban Screening’ is when you do exactly this- using the entire architectural façade of your building to create full-scale graphics or animations.  We look at the best examples of this new trend. Continue reading

Weekly Round Up

A  look what has been of interest this week including art, architecture, deign and graphics:

Chrissie Abbott

A freelance illustrator from Hackney, accommodating both slick computer arts with a folk style and a retrospective for the 70’s.  She combines found images with illustrations and a collage hand-drawn graphic style of art.

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Modern Treasures from the Venice Biennale

“Underneath Day’s azure eyes, Ocean’s nursling, Venice lies, A peopled labyrinth of walls, Amphitrite’s destined halls.”

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Francis Upritchard’s ‘Yellow Dancer’ from ‘Save Yourself’, installation for the NZ Pavillion, Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, Venice Biennale, 2009

As the sun rose and the art-crowds flocked, the great palazzos threw open their doors this weekend marking the opening of Venice’s 53rd Biennale, curated by Daniel Burnbaum and open

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FamilJen

Ages ago I saw a lovely animation by this studio set to a long roll of paper- have a look at this piece based on a pad and cutting mat. Hope you enjoy!

The abandoned houses

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The Abandoned Houses Project is a beautifully photographed project looking at some of the derelict houses in Detroit over the last 10 years. Check out the link for more