THE OTHER

Design, Fashion, Interior, Multimedia, My Projects and Work

THE OTHER

A film by Simone Ling & Philip Einwick.

Shot on location in an art deco building in Melbourne, The Other is a story of duality, of darkness and light.  All clothing featured was designed and styled by Lui Hon.

 

 

METAL COUTURE, A FILM BY SIMONE LING & PHILIP EINWICK

Fashion, Multimedia, My Projects and Work

 

METAL COUTURE

The Jewellery of William Llewellyn Griffiths

 

…In the narrow end of the night, the vast landscape of dreams gleam with amethyst towers and cathedrals made of gold. Light and the darkness weave a secret language of nostalgia, like the claw of a Caligarian shadow.

Beauty is found in concealment and revelation, but the sublime escapes borders…

WWW.METALCOUTURE.COM

 

HOUSE IN BORDEAUX

Architecture, Interior, Multimedia

It is a house where the technology meets the architecture to create a universe at the same time simple and complex. The house in Bordeaux has been designed for a family of parents and three children, but with a purpose.

The client, Jean Francois Lemoine, was paralyzed as a result of an automobile accident and wanted a home that could meet their own needs and at the same time it was a home for the whole family: a solution that combines two parallel lives. The building should not be a house for a disabled person, quite a diverse and amazing universe, a creative scenario in which developed most of his days.

This is a practical project, designed to solve more than adequately functional, physical and psychological requirements of the owner that travels in a wheelchair and his family , creating three different worlds, one on each floor , connected by a common shaft, a lift.

The architect proposed a house, or actually three houses, one over the other. In it the owner would have their own “space” , or rather “station”: the lifting platform. The motion of the elevator continuously changes the architecture of the house. A machine is its heart.

(Excerpt from Wiki Arquitectura)

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.

03_kodak_instamatic

kodak instamatic 33, 1968.

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intercity 125, 1976.

05_1986_polaroid_sunglasses-copy

polaroid sunglasses, 1986.

06_platignum_platpen-copy

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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Fallingwater_sitting_area

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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)