Richard Wilson’s work is featuring on top of the beautiful De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill. Named “Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea” the work is part of the London 2012 Festival within the Cultural Olympiad. It is even made to rock on the edge, got to love it!
On Tuesday July 24th London’s Selfridges will exclusively launch two collections from the iconic designer: Karl Man + Woman and the debut of Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man. Selridges will house a pop-up store on the third floor. Finally, Selfridges will also have a special lineup called Team Karl, celebrating the London Olympics with a limited range of related items.
Doesn’t it seem like the moment you get a new phone or laptop, it’s obsolete? About the only folks more competitive than tech companies dueling it out for supremacy are the architects and construction companies vying for the crown of The World’s Tallest Building.
Well, ding, ding, ding, ladies and gentlemen, we have a new contender stepping into the ring. Broad Group, a Chinese construction company, has announced plans to build the world’s tallest skyscraper. Not only that, they plan to knock it out in only 90 days.
We made a trip out to Los Angeles recently, soaking up some of the local atmosphere. LA is always fresh and exciting. Unlike some other parts of America, retail over there has its own unique flavour.
We’ve managed to edit down the hundreds of photos we took into something a bit more informative. For a taste of LA retail today... download this!
Matt Tomasulo is a designer who wanted to encourage residents to rediscover the joys of walking around town, so he put up notices that stated how long it took to get from here to there, ”here” and “there” being any number of specially selected locations...on foot. People paid attention, and Walk [Your City] was born.
The summer of 2012 will forever be remembered as the summer of celebration. With the recent Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and the Olympic Games only a few weeks away, there's no escaping the sea of patriotic colours, Union Jacks and bunting on our high streets.
The Olympic logo is one of the most protected logos in the world and anyone wishing to get in on the action is subject to some very draconian rules. Unless you're an official sponsor there's a long list of taboos: no rings, no pictograms, no mascots, no use of the word 'Olympics', no 'London 2012', in fact, no referring to or associating with the Olympics unless permission has been granted. Interestingly all of these rules have led to some fun (and sometimes slightly tenuous) copywriting on our high street. 'Summer to Remember' (Primark), 'On Your Marks' (M&S), to 'The World Comes Together'... (Regent Street).
Official sponsors such as John Lewis are creating bold statements with patriotic coloured bungees and 'Britain Get Ready'. Adidas says 'Take the Stage'. As the Olympics rapidly approach we look forward to seeing more creative ways to avoid those 2012 taboos. Come on Team GB!
Wallpaper Magazine, German publisher Gerhard Steidl, perfume designer Geza Schoen and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld have created a scent that smells like “freshly-printed books”.
Read more here.