Journal

  1. Wes Anderson, Vehicles

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    Wes Anderson, Vehicles from Jaume R. Lloret.

     
  2. Jazz Types: a design experiment

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    Last night I was invited to a design exhibition, about a nine minute walk from the studio, at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon. It's definately worth a look even if you know nothing about jazz muscians (like me). Jazz Types: a design experiment was a project undertaken by Bob Mytton to challenge his design creativity and imagination – design 100 Jazz posters in 100 consecutive days, each one representing a different musician.

    “The creative brief was very simple – a visual, graphic response to the artist and the music with no photography. Each day he chose an artist at random with the aim to design a poster in whatever time he had available, often only a few hours, sometimes longer, while documenting his thinking process and what he learnt about being creative along the way.”

    About the Jazz Types

    The stories behind the posters

     
  3. Venice Biennale 2014

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    I recently went to Venice and visted the International Architecture Exhibition called Fundamentals, directed by Rem Koolhaas. The exhibition runs until 23 September and it was quite impressive.

    “After several architecture Biennales dedicated to the celebration of the contemporary, Fundamentals looks at histories, tries to reconstruct how architecture finds itself in its current situation, and speculates on its future. Fundamentals consists of three interlocking exhibitions, each one differing from previous Biennale models in key ways…”

    Absorbing Modernity: 1914–2014 / National Pavilions
    For the first time, the national pavilions are invited to respond to a single theme…

    Monditalia / Arsenale
    Also for the first time, Venice’s other biennales and festivals – Dance, Music, Theatre, Film – collaborate with architecture…

    Elements of Architecture / Central Pavilion
    This exhibition is the result of a two-year research studio with the Harvard Graduate School of Design and collaborations with a host of experts from industry and academia…

     
  4. Sounds of COS

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    COS has teamed up with Dutch artists Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug to create an interesting little film showcasing the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection in a unique way. The short film, which comes in at just under two minutes, features two sound recordists who use objects such as flower pots, umbrellas, salt, and steel chains to surreally recreate the sounds that are made when people get dressed.

     
  5. Spotted

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  6. Dover Street Market London

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    Dover Street Market has reopened with new spaces to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. A few of us went down to check it out.

     
  7. A Café for Designers: 3D-print your ideas while you sip on coffee

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    Marketed as “a space for makers, wonderers, tinkerers, the designers and creatives in general”, London-based MakersCAFÉ could probably be the next cool hangout for creative professionals. At MakersCAFÉ, creatives can carry out 3D-printing of their designs and ideas while grabbing a cuppa. Laser cutting and engraving services are also available at the coffee spot.

    designtaxi.com