Automotive Trends: Wild Cats

Animal print and pattern continues to dominate the runway for F/W 13 and Cruise / Resort 2014, and the trend is now filtering into automotive design, with a particular emphasis on traffic-stopping leopard spot motifs. Volkswagen Beetle - Image by David Wilkinson In London this summer, the Stylesight team has noticed a number of cars adorned in this playful print. Some of ...
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What’s On New York: Step into the Light -

Here in New York, summer is in full swing, and there is no better way to escape the stifling heat of the city than with two exhibitions that will transport you to another dimension. Aten Reign (2013) by James Turrell - image courtesy the Guggenheim Museum On view at the Guggenheim is James Turrell's much-anticipated, first solo show in New York since 1980, ...
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The Nature of Music: Bjork & Attenborough’s New Documentary

Inspired by Bjork’s 2011 Biophilia album, the Icelandic musician has teamed up with Sir David Attenborough to explore the relationship between humans, animals and music. The short documentary, entitled The Nature of Music, is part of Channel 4’s Mad4Music series, which explores the ways we currently engage with music, and the role technology might play in the future. Bjork collaborated with Attenborough ...
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Fetishism in Fashion: MoBA Biennale Arnhem

Last Saturday, Stylesight traveled to Arnhem in the far east of the Netherlands to attend the fifth edition of MoBA’s fashion biennial. Curated by Lidewij Edelkoort, in collaboration with Philip Fimmano and Willem Schenk, MoBA choose the theme Fetishism in Fashion. The exhibition fully explores the expression of veiling and covering our bodies in the most extreme ways, and confronts us ...
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Africa Calling: Graphic Africa and Habitat during London Design Festival

This September during London Design Festival, British furniture retailer Habitat is hosting an African Design exhibition. Graphic Africa will showcase over 20 pieces of new furniture by 16 designers from 10 African countries. Alongside the exhibition, Habitat is launching a textile collection in collaboration with the Malian designer Boubacar Doumbia. Habitat's senior designer Rebecca Hoyes will working alongside Doumbia using bogolan, ...
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E-Commerce: Ambra Medda launches L’ArcoBaleno

Design aficionado, and founding director of DesignMiami/, Ambra Medda has recently launched an online shop to showcase emerging and established design talent. L'ArcoBaleno, translating to “rainbow” in Italian, is a joint collaboration with former eBay executive Oliver Weyergraf. It serves as a marketplace for design products and a destination for inspirational design knowledge, providing rich editorial content, trend analysis, travel diaries ...
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Color Inspiration: Works on Reflection II by Kim Thome

We are rather enamored by Kim Thome’s latest exhibition at William Benington Gallery in London, which explores reflection as a means to “manipulate” the surrounding space. In a color palette that is somewhat reminiscent of our S/S 15 Megatrends forecast Impulse, Thome has used the “gallery space as a canvas”, adorning the walls in colorful strips of vinyl. Two-way, semi-transparent mirrors ...
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Getting Fruity: Bompas & Parr’s Celebration of Fruit

Eccentric foodsmiths, Sam Bompas & Harry Parr have recently launched a new book celebrating all things fruit. Tutti Frutti “explores the gustatory implications of fruit salad”, through a visually-evocative narrative of recipes, historical food facts and mouthwatering photography. With a focus on fresh fruit and healthy foodstuffs, Tutti Frutti makes a refreshing change from the influx of gourmet fast-food joints that have ...
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Tools for Thinking: Stationery by The School of Life

The School of Life has just released its new stationery range, Tools for Thinking. Designed by philosopher Alain de Botton and The School of Life director Morgwn Rimel, this fun stationery collection encourages pensive contemplation through whimsical graphic design. The range of notebooks, pencils and cards include Skeptical and Productive notebooks lined with American artist Cy Twombly’s art. In addition, the set ...
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Picasso Baby: Jay-Z performs at Pace Gallery in New York

Music maestro, Jay-Z became the piece of art at the Pace Gallery yesterday afternoon. Standing on a white pedestal, in a room lined with art world stars, celebrities and personalities, he rhymed his new song Picasso Baby. Jay-Z walked in wearing a crisp Theory white short-sleeved button-down with black jeans and white Converse String Pro leather sneakers along with one, ...
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Innovative Packaging: WikiBar by Mathieu Lehanneur

Opening next summer in Paris, this new eco-aware café will serve food and products in edible packaging. WikiBar, designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, endeavors to tackle global water and waste issues that are, in part, caused by excess packaging. The WikiBar and WikiFoods concept was initially developed by Harvard professor David Edwards, designer François Azambourg and biologist Don Ingber, as a way to ...
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Share & Share Alike: The Vinyl Library

London’s first ever all-vinyl lending library has just opened in North London. Run by volunteers, the non-profit library only stocks vinyl records that have all been donated by the public. The largest donation so far has been 300 records, while the average donation size is around 50 records per person. For only £1 people can become library members and take out ...
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Larger than Life: XXXL Paintings in Rotterdam

Stylesight recently stopped by the stunning location of the Submarine Wharf, deep in the heart of the Rotterdam harbor, to check out the XXXL Painting exhibition. Held for the 4th consecutive summer at this overwhelming spacious location, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen invited three painters, Jim Shaw and Chris Martin (USA), and Klaas Kloosterboer (NL), to work in and occupy the ...
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Emerging Talent: London College of Fashion’s BA Graduate Catwalk Show

Last night London College of Fashion BA Fashion Design graduates showcased their creations at an exclusive catwalk show. Hosted at The Yard Shoreditch in London’s East End, viewers were treated to twenty-seven graduate collections by womenswear, menswear, tailoring, jewelry and surface textiles designers. London College of Fashion is one of the world’s leading fashion education centers and is one of six colleges ...
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Celebrating Italian Culture: The House of Peroni in London

The House of Peroni opens this week for a month-long series of events that will celebrate a new generation of exciting creative talents emerging from Italy. Hosted by beer brewers Peroni Nastro Azzurro, The House of Peroni sees leading Italian creatives, from the fields of art, design, photography, film, fashion, food and music, come together for this inaugural festival. As appointed members of The House ...
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