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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Gastronomical Story-Telling: Story in London

Innovative chef Tom Sellers celebrates narrative gastronomy at his new restaurant Story in South East London. The 26-year-old chef brings his culinary talents to London’s food scene, with a menu full of dishes inspired by stories.  Having trained under Michelin-star chefs Tom Aikens, Thomas Keller and René Redzepi, Sellers entered the Young British Foodies Awards in 2012 (an initiative celebrating innovative ...
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Nomadic Art: Doug Aitken’s Station to Station

This September, multimedia artist Doug Aitken will embark on a lengthy train-trip across America to highlight the cultural and creative landscape of the country. Station to Station invites a handful of creative folk, including musicians, contemporary artists, writers and food enthusiasts, to travel alongside Aitken, stopping off at 10 stations along the way to create and install site-specific artworks. Artists and writers ...
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Disruptive Art: Territory at AVL Mundo in Rotterdam

Last Sunday, Stylesight traveled to the rugged surroundings of the Rotterdam harbors to attend AVL Mundo's Territory exhibition, and the open studio of Atelier van Lieshout. Curated by sculptor Joep van Lieshout, AVL-Mundo presents a distorting and border-crossing exhibition in the suitably atmospheric surroundings of a forgotten former feed mill. The exhibition invites five international artists, renowned for their extreme approach to ...
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What’s On: Leandro Erlich’s Dalston House at London Festival of Architecture

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich’s latest work, Dalston House opens tomorrow in East London. Resembling the facades of Victorian terraced houses that once stood on the street, Dalston House is located on a vacant lot on Ashwin Street, becoming temporary neighbors to Café Oto and Dalston Roof Park. Known for creating three-dimensional optical illusions, Leandro Erlich has placed a facade horizontally on ...
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In Orbit: Tomás Saraceno at K21 in Düsseldorf

Visionary artist, Tomás Saraceno has created an interactive installation using steel wire and inflated PVC spheres at the K21 museum in Düsseldorf, Germany. The impressive structure, entitled "In Orbit," is suspended more than 80 feet in the air above the atrium of the K21 Ständehaus museum. Visitors can traverse between 6 PVC spheres dotted along an expansive net structure. The delicate appearance ...
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