August 11th, 2014 by perspective20
News that Tokyo’s iconic 1960s Hotel Okura is to be reconstructed has been met with outrage from admirers of its unique design. While Tokyo’s changing skyline is what makes it special, demolitions like this threaten its architectural history.
Monocle believes that the last thing Tokyo needs is another sanitised five-star property and that it must protect is the well maintained and theatrically modernist centrepiece played so beautifully by Hotel Okura. That’s why Monocle opened a special site hosted by Monocle to register support for preservation of this architectural gem at visit savetheokura.com.
April 20th, 2014 by perspective20
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, famous for his use of unorthodox materials, collaborated with textile designer Borre Akkersdijk. The designers created quilts out of unused tie garments found at Spazio Rosanna Orlandi – a former tie factory. More here.
Via Another Something.
March 18th, 2014 by perspective20
The latest collection from Nottingham (UK) based Universal Works combines modern fits with old style construction. The S/S 2014 collection is about mixing ideas: From bold Hawaiian prints to technical jackets, from nylon raincoats, to hand loomed dogstooth. More here.
Via The Lineage of Influence.
March 8th, 2014 by perspective20
Buddy is a minimalist design created by German-based design firm bao-nghi droste design for Markus Form. Buddy is versatile piece of furniture that was created to accommodate a variety of spaces and environments. The object could serve as an occasional piece beside the sofa or a freestanding sculpture within a long hallway. More here.
Via Design Milk.
March 5th, 2014 by perspective20
The spring 2014 issue of Kinfolk magazine, The Home Issue, explores the meaning of home, what it looks like, how different people arrange them and the qualities that the best ones share. It’s what (and who) you fill it with that counts. More here.
March 2nd, 2014 by perspective20
Handmade sneakers made from white Italian Vachetta leather by Buttero. This low model, Tanino, features nickel eyelets, leather laces and stitch on cap toe. Available at End Clothing.
February 27th, 2014 by perspective20
Check out Rapha’s latest training and racing collection featuring all of Rapha’s latest products for road riding, shot on location in the Cévennes in France. The original designs accompany updates to fit and functionality and new colour options. More here.
February 21st, 2014 by perspective20
Some images by Sydney-based French photographer Olivier Ledoux. His work capture the excitement and the loneliness of the Australian adventure. More work here.
February 14th, 2014 by perspective20
Right Hand Distribution is an ode to quality made garments. In a shop-in-shop space in Captains of Industry (Melbourne, Australia) they sell some of the best-quality cult denim labels from Japan. More here.
Images via Broadsheet.
January 28th, 2014 by perspective20
A.P.C. co-designer Louis W.’s capsule collection explores the iconic status of the leather jacket, experimenting with this timeless design in different varieties. The Ferris Jacket is cut from a supple calf suede, taking on the classic bomber jacket design. Constructed with a ribbed collar, cuffs and hem, it has two welt pockets and is closed with a full length talon zip. Available at End Clothing.
January 20th, 2014 by perspective20
This amazing bookshelf – by Oki Sato aka Nendo, for the Italian furniture and design company Cappellini – is inspired by the colours of Japan’s natural landscape. The shelf is crafted from laser-cut sheet metal and finished with a matte laquer and is available in three different height models. It’s the top part of the shelf that gives it a touch of intelligent humour. Available here.
January 14th, 2014 by perspective20
Tom Hide is a creative company born in 2010 from a desire to produce modern items, hand made in England, inspired from traditional designs and proven craft techniques. This Danger Red weekender sized carry all is hand crafted from premium waxed canvas and leather. Waxed cotton is the original performance fabric – beginning life over 200 years ago with sailcloth cloaks created to provide protection on the world’s oceans. Today, it is more than a tough shield against the elements, it has become an icon of natural style, seen both in the countryside and on city streets around the world. More here.
January 12th, 2014 by perspective20
This holiday house in Niseko (Japan) house is designed by Florian Busch Architects. The two blocks of the building are shifted to accommodate the challenging landscape. The structure is reinforced by a concrete shear wall and covered with light wood on the outside to combine the coolness of concrete with the warmth of wood. The interior is minimalistic and simple.
December 27th, 2013 by perspective20
Favela. is a 21-year-old singer/producer from Leeds (England). He has been making a name for himself since the release of his debut self-titled EP that was released in March 2013. ‘Easy Yoke‘ is his latest song to be released, and is a warm and relaxing track. Make sure to keep an eye (and ear) on him. Listen to his latest track here.