Wearable Futures: Two Day Conference at Ravensbourne in London

The Wearable Futures conference took place at Ravensbourne University last week, with more than 50 speakers and 300 audience members in attendance. Held over two days, the conference provided insight into wearable technology as it stands today, and more importantly, its future - including its vast potential beyond the body. The conference and its parallel workshops provided a highly relevant platform for ...
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NEW YORK: The Holiday Workshop

Longtime friends and designers Bronson van Wyck and Celerie Kemble have unveiled their latest collaboration, The Holiday Workshop. Located in an Upper East Side townhouse, this intimate space creates a magical backdrop to display the wares housed within.
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Something for the Weekend: The Long Good Read

A new printed newspaper concept, in collaboration with British newspaper The Guardian and The Newspaper Club, places importance on in-depth news stories, and features that sometimes get lost or missed by readers while browsing the Internet each day. Called The Long Good Read, the project is the brainchild of former Guardian employee Dan Catt, and was actually launched as a web-based ...
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Contemporary Craft: Japanese Folk Art at the Pace Gallery in London

A fascinating exhibition, currently showing at the Pace Gallery in London, explores the historical Japanese folk craft movement, Mingei through a series of sculpture, painting, ceramic and textile works. “Dishonesty, depravity, and luxury - this is what Mingei objects must avoid at all costs; all that is natural, sincere, safe and simple – these are the characteristics of Mingei art.” - Sōetsu ...
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We love… Tree of Light by Droog in Amsterdam

In time for the Christmas festivities this month, Dutch design studio, Droog, has installed an impressive holographic tree in the foyer of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Gargantuan in size, the tree is said to be “the largest holographic projection of a classic Christmas tree,” according to Droog, and will be on display at Amsterdam’s recently renovated museum until January 6, 2014. Renowned ...
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A Journey through Taste: “Time” by Inventory at Art Basel Miami Beach

Our editors have just returned from another inspiring edition of the DesignMiami/ and Art Basel Miami Beach fairs, and while traversing Miami’s upcoming Design District area, they stumbled across an installation by design collective Inventory exploring notions of time through food and design. Studio Appétit Entitled "Time", the show was the collective’s fourth in the series since launching in 2010, and featured a number of designers that Stylesight has ...
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SINGAPORE: Singapore Biennale Celebrates Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

The fourth edition of the Singapore Biennale, the country’s leading art platform for contemporary art, is currently open at the Singapore Art Museum. Titled If The World Changed, the eclectic selection of artists showcasing their work were asked to explore the world we live in today and of the future. Work by 82 artists and artist collectives from 13 different ...
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Live from Design Miami/ & Art Basel Miami Beach

The Stylesight Lifestyle & Culture team is currently in Miami – reporting live from the ninth edition of this prestigious, global forum for contemporary design, which runs concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach. Zhu Jinshi at the Rubell Family Collection Taking over the Miami Beach area of the city each December, the prestigious Design Miami/ fair features an extensive program of gallery ...
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What’s On This Weekend: Warp x Jeremy Deller at the Tate Britain

This Friday, music lovers and rave aficionados can take a nostalgic and exciting journey through the history of British, underground dance culture, as part of a night of free, live performances and installations at the Tate Britain in London. WARP x TATE is an explosive collaboration between the British independent record label and contemporary artist Jeremy Deller, who we featured earlier ...
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Scented Memory: Maison Martin Margiela’s SHOWcabinet for SHOWstudio

A new exhibition at SHOWstudio’s shop in Knightsbridge explores the relationship between scent and human memory. Opened last Thursday, the "Smells Like Memories" installation is is a collaboration between Belgian, fashion powerhouse, Maison Martin Margiela, and online fashion and film platform SHOWstudio (as part of their SHOWcabinet series) which explores “the pivotal role of scent in triggering reminiscence." Alongside perfumes from Margiela’s ...
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Blood Red: Studio Toogood for Hermès in London

We’re enamored by Studio Toogood’s provocative installation for French luxury house Hermès at their London flagship store, which somewhat resembles a slaughterhouse, but cleverly references the brand’s utmost level of craftsmanship and original branding colors. Taking over the ground floor space of Hermès’ Bond Street Store in central London, the installation has been created for the forward-thinking “petit h” division of the ...
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New Optimism: 24 Hours of Happy with Pharrell

The Stylesight London office is currently smitten by Pharrell Williams’ latest music offering, which arrives in the form of a feel good pop song, and interactive music video that lasts for 24 hours. Called “Happy”, Pharrell’s soon-to-be hit lasts a little over four minutes, but with the creative help of California-based agency We Are From LA, an ambitious, interactive music video ...
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Lightopia at the Vitra Design Museum

Stylesight flew to the heart of Europe this week for a breath of crispy mountain air, and managed to squeeze in a visit to the Lightopia exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum. It had been a while since our last visit, so it was nice to see how quickly and beautifully the campus is developing. We started off at Gehry’s building, where the museum ...
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Emerging Talent: Bright Young Things Returns to Selfridges

Selfridges’ annual Bright Young Things initiative is back for a third year, taking over the windows of London’s leading department store. Launched in 2010, the project aims to nurture and promote the “rising stars” of art, design, fashion and food, and this year comprises an in-store concept shop - designed by Bonsoir Paris - and an online platform, as well as ...
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Friday love… Infinite Renew by Mariko Mori

Currently showing at Louis Vuitton’s Espace gallery in Tokyo, Japanese artist Mariko Mori's "Infinite Renew" installation explores themes of spirituality and existence through a series of beguiling and sculptural light works. Mori has created a total of eight works for the exhibition, including a piece entitled "Infinite Energy Triptych", that comprises three spiraling structures that extend from the floor to the ...
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