Marc Newson Sharpens his Design Skills on $300,000 Japanese Swords.

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Tokyo-based studio WOW enlisted designer Marc Newson, and a team of veteran woodworkers, blade-smiths, and lacquer specialists to create ‘aikuchi’, a near-perfect sword that epitomizes the expertise of the long-established japanese craft. Limited to an edition of 10, these $300,000 Aikuchi swords are a contemporary art piece that is the culmination of a Japanese sense of beauty, traditional craftsmanship and innovative design. Read more

A Good Look at the Louis Vuitton Celebrating Monogram Collection by 6 Iconoclasts. (35 Photos)

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We all know the famous LV monogram. It’s been used on their exceptional leather goods since 1965 and is now recognized as a global symbol of luxury. Since its inception, it’s been produced, officially, in a myriad of interpretations by the brand (Stephen Sprouse, Murakami, etc). It’s also been produced -unofficially- in bad copies, good reproductions, fine art, on cars, even on houses. To celebrate what is almost 50 years since the mark’s design, the brand has asked Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo to take inspiration from the iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram and create their own limited editions. Read more

A $2500 Terrific Tome From Taschen of Annie Leibovitz’ Awesome Photography.

TASCHEN ANNIE LEIBOVITZ SUMO BOOK

Taschen publishes a special SUMO sized volume of the works of photographer Annie Leibovitz. Read more

Rocky, A New Modern Rocking Horse for Kids by Marc Newson For Magis Me Too.

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I love it when designers re-imagine classic childhood toys and Marc Newson‘s latest take on the classic ride-on horsey for Magis is a perfect example. Read more

Jeff Koons Cannonball Edition Watches For Ikepod Now Available

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Some people collect watches. Some collect modern art. With the release of these new watches by Jeff Koons for Ikepod, you get both. Read more

Nike X LIVESTRONG Stages & The Art Bikes by KAWS, Fairey, Newson, Scharf, Nara & Hirst

Now updated to include Damien Hirst’s bike!Stages is a united effort between Lance Armstrong and Nike in which they asked over 20 global artists to help raise funds for cancer awareness by using their creativity to express the LIVESTRONG message. Read more