Sephora, the leading beauty specialty retailer, has partnered with Pantone LLC, the global color authority, to present the first SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE beauty collection, featuring the 2012 Color of the Year PANTONE® 17-1463 Tangerine Tango. To celebrate the launch, Sephora envisioned a mobile pop-up shop shaped as the iconic PANTONE Color Guide for clients to experience the assortment of makeup and accessories in the iconic color. To bring their vision to life, Sephora commissioned Neverstop to create the unexpected retail environment, which will have two limited engagements in Manhattan and Los Angeles this spring.
Designed and executed by Neverstop (us!), the aluminum skin structure, which stands 23 feet tall by 43 feet long, is equipped with a fully functioning mechanized door that fans out, featuring the Color of the Year and harmonized tones, just like the iconic PANTONE Color Guide. The interior boasts sleek, minimalist fixtures showcasing the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Color of the Year products, designed with ease of makeup application in mind. The southern exterior wall (if facing the front of the structure) hosts a digital screen featuring real-time feeds via #sephorapantone.
Here’s a video of the door opening and closing:
photos by: Kyle Johnson
- Andre Woolery (Digital Synthesis Director) of Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners on what he thinks is the most significant difference between the industry then (1960s) compared to now
Meet New York’s Real Mad Men and Mad Women via @papermagazine
German artist Clemens Behr uses the simplest materials to create complex ephemeral architectures, which fill gallery spaces with origami-like structures. Working with recycled materials and basic geometric forms, Behr dreams up installations that result in subtle confusions between 2D painting and 3D objects. Not content with the confines of gallery spaces, Behr has taken his work into the public sphere, building peculiar appendages in metro cars and erecting detailed miniature cities on street corners. At their best, his installations are feats of optical trickery, disorienting architectures reminiscent of German expressionist film sets. At their worst, they look like a creative kid ran amok with a bunch of moving boxes and a vat of paint. Behr belongs to a crop of artists, who take inspiration from childlike forms of expression, a naive, innocent aesthetic befitting a generation of Peter Pans…
As seen in campaigns, such as JONDO’s “Art Heist” in Los Angeles, and Art Series Hotel Group’s “Steal Banksy” in Australia - it seems to be a new trend among art conscious companies. These campaigns promote a notion of “art for all” via a fun scavenger hunt within the art community.
For the month of September, guests staying at the Ace Hotel can get a refurbished Polaroid camera and limited edition, custom packs of “Impossible x Ace Hotel” PX 600 Silver Shade instant black & white film in the mini–bar. In conjunction with the stocked polaroids, from September 12th - October 14th, a gallery show called “24 hours at the Ace” will be on view in the lobby. A follow–up show in August 2012 will feature works submitted by fans of Ace and Impossible online at acehotel.com/impossible.
The Red Gallery, London, September 1st-18th, 2011.
Marking over three decades at the forefront of style and culture, i-D will be ‘popping- up’ at London’s Red Gallery this September, showcasing 30 years of historic covers and laying on a feast of interactive events including acoustic performances, fashion shoots, book swaps, dance classes, coffee mornings and more in celebration of i-D NOW.
– Steve Jobs” —
The Gap’s Taco Truck, “Pico de Gap” is driving around San Francisco. Eat some tacos by chef Ryan Scott (of “Top Chef”), receive a discount coupon for clothes, and some lucky taco-eaters will win a free pair of 1969 jeans.
click here for: more info on menu and locations of truck
Wieden+Kennedy NY / Attack presents SHOP, a five-day retail event in celebration of NYC’s fashion culture. Participating brands will be offering pieces at sample sale pricing, full retail, selective discounts, and as individual/custom orders at their own discretion.
Some of the vendors include: Dossier Journal, Loomstate, Malin + Goetz, Nicholas K, Rogan, Saturdays NYC, Steven Alan, United Bamboo + more.
DJ sets curated by Fool’s Gold Records.
June 16th - June 20th @ the W+K NY office.
Our friends at MoMA PS1 just announced their summer lineup for the annual Warm Up music series out in Long Island City, taking place every Saturday between July 4 and Labor Day. We’re lending a hand by acting as a homebase to some of their visiting performers from far-flung corners of the earth, and we’ll be giving away a handful of tickets to Warm Up events each week to blog readers so stay tuned here for updates on how to get yours. Find the lineup below — get here by plane, train, automobile, unicycle, skateboard or magic carpet. And keep an eye out for this year’s hard-to-miss YAP installation by Interboro Partners + WHATAMI by stARTT.
French street artist, Kidult has been making news the past couple months, due to his tagging of prominent stores that include colette, Agnés b., and Supreme. All brands which have exploited graffiti/street art.
Not only has he tagged over stores, but even over a Mr. Brainwash piece - someone who really capitalized on street art/graffiti (have you seen Exit Through The Gift Shop??).
What do you think? A statement of commercialization? or just straight up vandalism?
Head designer, Rei Kawakubo and Simpsons creator,Matt Groening conceived, Binky and Sheba PLAY a marriage between Kawakubo’s cult-loved line and the sketches of two characters from Groening’s 1977 comic Life in Hell.
While they operate in different realms, the two aren’t as different as one may think.
“Their worlds are very different, but Rei and Matt share this disdain for rules and a certain iconoclasm. No collaboration can really ring true or have a meaning unless there is this kind of unexpected synergy and intuitive trust” says Adrian Joffe (president of Comme des Garçons, as well as Rei’s husband). The range includes variations on canvas tote bags, a selection of black and white cotton tees, as well as a graffiti-adorned nautical striped long-sleeved tee.
But at the heart of the collaboration is one unified view – a shared vision between both Kawakubo and Groening: “The only mission for Comme des Garcons is to always seek to do something new, to achieve the very purpose of creation,” states Joffe. “And this case is no exception”.
One third of the Mercury Awards winners The XX and 2011’s most in-demand remix artist, Jamie XX, takes over the 6 Mix. Formed in London in 2005, the XX released their debut album in 2009, with its sparse, minimal production by Jamie pricking up the ears of scenesters and musicians alike. In 2010 his reworking of Florence And The Machine’s cover of ‘You Got The Love’ set the online world alight, and already this year his remix of Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ has become one of the most blogged tunes worldwide. As he prepares to release ‘We’re New Here’ - his dubstep and old skool house flavoured reworking of Gill Scott Heron’s 2010 album ‘I’m New Here’, Jamie takes over the 6 Mix to play a selection of the music which inspired his productions alongside some of his current favourites. Jamie also tells the story of how he came to remix the whole Gil Scott Heron album and the dance music influences which informed its radical reworking.
(taken from BBC)
Play Jamie xx, BBC 6 Mix:
Jamie xx & Gill Scott Heron — I’m New Here [XL]
Roll Deep feat. Dizzee Rascal — Stretch [White]
Indo — Are U Sleeping
Burial — Near Dark [Hyperdub]
Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford — Nobody [Mpingo]
Jessie Ware and Sampha — Valentine [Young Turks]
Yasmin & Jamie xx — Touch Me [White]
Jamie xx & Gill Scott Heron — UR Soul And Mine [XL]
Tanya Stephens — Can’t Touch Me No More [White]
Adele — Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Shuffle) [XL]
RJD2 — Final Frontier [Definitive Jux]
Drake — Over [Cash Money Records]
Mount Kimbie — Blind Night Errand [Hotflush]
The Jazz Crusaders — So Far Away [Live]
Yummy Bingham — Come And Get It [Motown]
Koreless — M.T.I [White]
Mister Adam — 3hree [White]
Jamie xx & Gill Scott Heron — The Crutch [XL]
Floating Points — Truly [Eglo]
Jamie xx — Far Nearer [Numbers]
Keith Mansfield — Morning Broadway [KPM Music]
Natural D — Gone Away [White]
Rylski — Ain’t Got You [White]
Tiyiselani Vomaseve — Vanghoma [Honest Jon’s Records]
Thomas Bjerring — 02:45 [Traum Schallplatten]
Crystal Waters — Gypsy Woman[Epic]
Jamie xx & Gill Scott Heron — I’ll Take Care Of You[XL]
Jamie xx & Gill Scott Heron — New York Is Killing Me [XL]
“Live the Language” is a series of four beautifully art directed short films, that were shot in Paris, London, Barcelona, and Beijing. They were directed by Gustav Johansson, and produced by Camp David.
They will make you want to pack your bags and travel!
Directed by Gustav Johansson (gustavjohansson.com)
D.P: Niklas Johansson, fsf (niklasjohansson.com)
Typography: Albin Holmqvist (albinholmqvist.com)
Music: Magnus Lidehäll (twitter.com/magnusthemagnus)
Produced at Camp David (campdavidfilm.com)
Client: EF International Language Centers
Campaign site: ef.com/livethelanguage
Street Style photographer, Bill Cunningham.
ABOUT THE FILM
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.
The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.