AGAINST THE GRAIN // UNKLE

Multimedia, Music

Visuals from an UNKLE show at Somerset House.  Art directed by James Lavelle, produced by Scubaboy Inc.

 

 

 

TONY DUQUETTE

Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Interior

Artist, designer of sets, films, jewellry & interiors.

 

“It’s a constant evolution. There is no master plan, no order. When I decorate a room, I work like an artist painting a canvas ~ I use pillows, Chinese lacquers, draperies and hangings to accent the basic arrangement. In the garden, I work in a similar way, ‘painting’ with leaves. I use yellow-greens to lighten areas and deep greens and bronzes for shadow and drama. I highlight with corals, bright yellows and flowering tree branches.”

-Tony Duquette.

1914 – 1999

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SIR KENNETH GRANGE

Design, Interior, Uncategorized

BRITISH DESIGN

 

Sir Kenneth Grange was born in London in 1929.  He attended Willesden School of Arts and Crafts, graduating in 1947.  After his national service he worked with various architects in London before founding his eponymous studio in 1958, where he worked with clients including kodak and kenwood.

In 1972 Grange joined Alan Fletcher, Colin Forbes, Theo Crosby and Mervyn Kurlansky in founding pentagram, which he eventually left in 1997.  Over a career that’s spanned six decades he has helped modernize Britain designing everything from home appliances to post boxes, taxis and trains.

Photo courtesy of anglepoise.

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kenwood chef, 1960.

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first generation reuters monitor, 1973.

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kodak instamatic 33, 1968.

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intercity 125, 1976.

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polaroid sunglasses, 1986.

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platignum pen, 1983.

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rural pillar postbox, 1996.

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TX1 taxi cab, 1997.

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wilkinson sword retractor shaving razor, 1983.

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anglepoise type 3 desk lamp, 2003.

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anglepoise type 75 desk lamp, 2006.

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anglepoise type c, 2011.

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venner coin-operated parking meter, 1958.

 

“Make it your business to know how everything is made. if you’re a serious designer you should be able to go into any room and know how every single thing in it was made and how it came to look the way it does. you need to know about form, materials, manufacturing and the history of things in order to move on from that point. a lot of work has been done for you, it’s important to understand that and appreciate it. when you start with that research you’ll find that it’s bloody riveting what you’ll learn! for example pick up a sewing needle and marvel at how it was made, do you know? I think young designers can benefit tremendously from understanding their inheritance.”

(From designboom)

BORIS_FLOOD (LIVE)

Japan, Multimedia, Music, Photography, Uncategorized

BORIS_FLOOD (LIVE)

Photos I took of Boris performing Flood in Melbourne 2013, followed by a (FLAC) recording of their 2012 Tokyo performance.

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ACCORDING TO NATURE

Architecture, Design, Interior, Japan

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

“I think Wright learned the most important aspect of architecture, the treatment of space, from Japanese architecture. When I visited Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, I found that same sensibility of space. But there was the additional sounds of nature that appealed to me.” -Tadao Ando

 

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COME TO ME

Fashion, Music, My Projects and Work, Photography

 

 

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RETURN TO FORM

Art, Design, Fashion, Japan, Multimedia, Uncategorized

The following film is from the Dior archives, when John Galliano created this breathtaking HC collection,  SS2007.

Malcolm Mclaren’s Madame Butterfly opens and closes the show, evoking a sense of nostalgia, fusing past and future.

William Gibson comes to mind, in particular, Pattern Recognition, where he writes “The future is there… looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.”

Everything about the Dior collection—inspired, he said, “by Pinkerton’s affair with Cio-Cio San, Madame Butterfly”—reconfirmed his unique talent to evoke beauty, sensitivity, narrative, and emotion in a fashion show.  (Sarah Mower)

 

 

 

 

INTERIORS // DETAILS

Architecture, Interior, My Projects and Work, Photography

 

INTERIOR DETAILS OF AN ALMOST COMPLETED RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION  I’VE BEEN WORKING ON.

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CHROME DOOR PULL

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DOOR RAILS

CHROME AND GLASS

CHROME AND GLASS

 

 

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ELEVATOR DOORS

ELEVATOR DOORS

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CURVED WALL

CURVED WALL

PANTRY EXTERIOR

PANTRY EXTERIOR

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KITCHEN DETAIL

RACING STRIPES

RACING STRIPES

BATHROOM RADIO

BATHROOM RADIO

GLASS BRICKS

GLASS BRICKS

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

EXTERIORS

Architecture, Design, My Projects and Work, Travel, Uncategorized

RED

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INTERIORS

Architecture, My Projects and Work, Photography

LAUREL CANYON, LOS ANGELES

 

 

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