Much of the world woke this morning to tragic news as images of one of the world’s most iconic cathedrals engulfed in flames flashed all over news outlets and social media. The beloved Paris landmark, the centuries old Notre Dame Cathedral, is one of the most widely-recognized symbols of both the city of Paris and the French nation. Considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, it’s been the subject of or has inspired many works of art, literature and film. Read more
Swiss Artist Beat Zoderer is best known for his multi-banded colored metal sculptures which spherical ones resemble rubber band balls, globes and eggs. When Paris based confectioner Pierre Hermé first encountered Zoderer’s work, he admired his paintings before discovering the singular power and grace of his metal sculptures. This led Hermé to the idea of paying tribute to the sculptor by freely taking inspiration from it. Read more
Keep an eye out for this fun limited edition collaborative bottle design representing the dual anniversary of Heineken (140 years) and Parisian Record Label Ed Banger (10 years).
Heineken X Ed Banger Records
The bottle has been designed by Ed Banger Record’s graphic designer and animator Bertrand Lagros de Langeron who goes by the name of So Me. Although it was posted on High Snobiety, they failed to mention the coolest aspect of the design…. it glows in the dark!
To celebrate 10 years, Ed Banger Records is organizing the party of the century, the 1st of March at the Halle de la Villette. 10 years of music, parties, fun and friendship naturally leads us to lend our support by installing a water-bar on site for the revelers.
For the occasion, Colette will exhibit the 12 most significant SO ME album covers in their water-bar, where you can also find Heineken x Ed Banger 140th anniversary collaborative bottles (available as of March 4) and box set (March 20).
The special boxed set has So Me’s graphics, acoustic foam and includes the glow in the dark bottle as well as a Lowdi wireless speaker:
Also coming soon: a book (shown below) celebrating the “Work, Family, Party” spirit, with 400 photos selected by SO ME as well as a compilation.
To promote Stefan Sagmeister’s “Another Show about Promotion and Advertising Materials” at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Sagmeister team (Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Walsh, Michael Friemuth and Philip Hubert) actually shaved their heads… Read more
Technically Paris is called the City of Lights, but with Radius’ city skyline candle holders, City Lights, twenty different Metropolitan cities become backlit, creating a worldwide urban ambiance in your home or office. Read more
The Autumn Winter 2012-13 Givenchy Couture Collection by Riccardo Tisci consisted of only 10 designs. But those ten designs are absolutely jaw-dropping with their impeccable detailing and craftsmanship. Read more
What does Karl Lagerfeld think? Eat? Like? What time does he get up? Where does he shop? What’s he designing? Read more
Sarah Burton’s fourth collection for Alexander McQueen is her most feminine collection to date. But not without an edge. The Womenswear collection for the Alexander McQueen A/W 2013 is filled with flowing and soft materials coupled with metal edged shoes, accessories and eye shields. Read more