Category Archives: Design

INTERIOR MODE

                 

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1997

          The above is my commentary on the timelessness of good design.  The images were scanned from The New Yorker reporting on Galliano 3 months into his reign at Dior.  The words are quoted from cyberpunk author, William Gibson. Photography Credits: Francois-Marie Banier for The New Yorker, March 1997  

TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA – LIGHT YEARS AHEAD

Born in 1967. Established Tokujin Yoshioka Inc. in 2000. His works, which transcend the boundaries of product design, architecture, and exhibition installation, are highly evaluated also as art. At Milano Salone 2015, Tokujin is presenting new projects in collaboration with three leading Italian brands, Kartell, Glas Italia and MOROSO.     Kartell “PLANET ” ‘ PLANET ’ […]

THE OTHER

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.    

TONY DUQUETTE

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 […]

SIR KENNETH GRANGE

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 […]

ACCORDING TO NATURE

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      

RETURN TO FORM

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 […]

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