Posts tagged artanddesign

BelmDesigns x WenDavis
Mark Bell, a dope graphic/multimedia artist and designer (and one of my best friends in the world) hooked me up with an experimental 3D Typography piece he was working on, inspired by a phrase I’m constantly using in my own project efforts.  You can see more of Mark’s work at www.belmdesigns.com or hit em up on Facebook or Twitter.
Cheers.

BelmDesigns x WenDavis

Mark Bell, a dope graphic/multimedia artist and designer (and one of my best friends in the world) hooked me up with an experimental 3D Typography piece he was working on, inspired by a phrase I’m constantly using in my own project efforts.  You can see more of Mark’s work at www.belmdesigns.com or hit em up on Facebook or Twitter.

Cheers.

Chris Bosh | South Beach Bungalo | All White Everything

Running up and down a basketball court with LeBron James and getting served perfect lobs from Dwaynne Wade every night can get tiring.  Of course I would know NOTHING about that, but Chris Bosh certainly will.  After all those busy nights of basketball and SoBe nightlife, a dude needs a nice cozy $12.5 million spot to rest his weary head.

The modern pad designed was by Touzet Studio, currently decked out in all-white, features a gourmet kitchen, gym, elevator, courtyard gardens, heated infinity pool and a covered summer kitchen and barbecue area.  The house was originally listed for $15M and considering the suffering Miami real estate market, Bosh was able to negotiate himself quite a nice discount.

He won’t be alone in his new place however, he apparently had his eyes on the property for some time and proposed to his now fiancee’ during a visit to the property. Talk about having it all.

I like your style Chris Bosh, live your life playa.

Steve Hermann, Architect | Glass Pavilion

Steve Hermann has completed his newest project in Montecito, California.  His latest project, the Glass Pavilion, is the project he considers his opus.  Hermann is a Los Angeles-based architect, and has received much recognition for his contemporary designs.

The Glass Pavilion is currently on the market for a cool $35 million dollars, and as broke as people are these days, it’s going to be on the market for a loooooooong time.  Price tags and brokeassness aside, the architecture is undeniably dope.

Cheers.

YRB Art Issue September 2010 | Swizz Beatz x Shepard Fairey x Mister Cartoon

When things are good, things are good.  Renaissance man Swizz Beatz seems to have it all right now, and you can’t be mad at him because quite frankly, he’s that friggin talented and he works that hard.  He continues to drop banger after banger in the music scene, he’s recently “bood and bunned” up the FABULOUS Alicia Keys, and now his artwork is gracing the cover the YRB September 2010 Art Issue.

Swizzy along with artists Shepard Fairey and Mister Cartoon each provided their covers for YRB which should be hitting the stands next week. 

Positively Dope | Flipboard for iPad

Books, check.  Music, check. Photos, check. Email & web, check.  Social media content aggregation for iPad, check.  For those of you early adopters of the iPad, this is a good tool to help you manage your active social networking lives so you’ll have more time for a real life. 

Throw the front and rear facing camera on the iPad and I will likely be writing Apple another CHECK.

Big ups to www.johnnyblackstar.com for the jump.

Apple Store | Paris, France
Okay, so the French aren’t so great at fighting wars, but hot damn if they don’t know a thing or two about wine, food, art, fashion, and architecture.  My friends, this is one MUSEUM of an Apple store.  C’est Magnifique!

Apple Store | Paris, France

Okay, so the French aren’t so great at fighting wars, but hot damn if they don’t know a thing or two about wine, food, art, fashion, and architecture.  My friends, this is one MUSEUM of an Apple store.  C’est Magnifique!

Yohji Yamamoto
The charismatic and mysterious Yohji Yamamoto, the Japanese designer  who is both underground enigma and high-fashion legend, is allowing the  first-ever authorized account of his life to be published. But don’t  expect a chronological retrospective (he hates the word almost as much  as he does “trend”) that factually traces his life from law student to  avant-garde icon. Instead, My Dear Bomb (a reference to the  creative “bomb” inside his soul) will feature, as per a press release,  “short fiction mostly based on live voice, accompanied by some vivid  flashbacks of his key moments,” the visionary explosions of energy that  have revolutionized the fashion world.
After graduating with a degree in law from Keio in 1966, he studied  fashion design at Bunka Fashion College and went on to launch his own  brand. He made his Paris debut in 1981, and since then, he’s been  producing intellectual, conceptual fashion that skillfully balances the  naïvely playful and the dark—whether it’s for his eponymous line,  collaborations with Mikimoto or Hermès, or his wildly popular Y-3 line  for Adidas.
Above and beyond his technical achievements, he’s a rare breed in the  fashion industry—a plain ol’ nice guy. The  Daily Telegraph writes that “on more than one occasion, during the  freezing conditions which wrap Paris in an icy blanket during the March  prêt-à-porter season, [he provided] ‘survival’ blankets or rugs for his  shivering audience.”
Read about this and other fascinating, whimsical vignettes when  Ludion publishes My Dear Bomb in October.
(via Lookbooks.com blog)

Yohji Yamamoto

The charismatic and mysterious Yohji Yamamoto, the Japanese designer who is both underground enigma and high-fashion legend, is allowing the first-ever authorized account of his life to be published. But don’t expect a chronological retrospective (he hates the word almost as much as he does “trend”) that factually traces his life from law student to avant-garde icon. Instead, My Dear Bomb (a reference to the creative “bomb” inside his soul) will feature, as per a press release, “short fiction mostly based on live voice, accompanied by some vivid flashbacks of his key moments,” the visionary explosions of energy that have revolutionized the fashion world.

After graduating with a degree in law from Keio in 1966, he studied fashion design at Bunka Fashion College and went on to launch his own brand. He made his Paris debut in 1981, and since then, he’s been producing intellectual, conceptual fashion that skillfully balances the naïvely playful and the dark—whether it’s for his eponymous line, collaborations with Mikimoto or Hermès, or his wildly popular Y-3 line for Adidas.

Above and beyond his technical achievements, he’s a rare breed in the fashion industry—a plain ol’ nice guy. The Daily Telegraph writes that “on more than one occasion, during the freezing conditions which wrap Paris in an icy blanket during the March prêt-à-porter season, [he provided] ‘survival’ blankets or rugs for his shivering audience.”

Read about this and other fascinating, whimsical vignettes when Ludion publishes My Dear Bomb in October.

(via Lookbooks.com blog)