2015/01/15

Hermès Spring-Summer 2015 Accessories Collection














Built around Christophe Lemaire’s Brazil-themed presentation for Spring/Summer 2014, which paid homage to the painter Henri Rousseau, this accessories collection is a treasure trove of handsome travel pieces, sturdy sneakers, and classic jewelry. 

Versatile wallets featuring multiple pockets and gussets, messenger bags, and leather carry-ons offer a small-to-large ratio of perfect travel companions. Each piece is designed to be sporty and lightweight, but also of the highest-quality materials to ensure longevity and sturdiness. In the mix is a small collection of jewelry based on an equestrian aesthetic, as well as a colorful mix of silk scarves bearing tropical prints. 

The lookbook is not without a few surprises, including an innovative pair of hand-woven leather sandal/espadrille hybrid shoes. Whether you’re off to the next destination or incorporating utilitarian elements into your everyday wardrobe, Hermès’ spring accessories collection is there to meet your lifestyle needs.






2015/01/07

JOAN DIDION STARS IN THE NEW CELINE CAMPAIGN


In a refreshing and, to put it mildly, super exciting move, Céline has unveiled Joan Didion as the star of the brand's newest campaign. Photographed by Juergen Teller, the spring 2015 ads highlight the writer's irresistible, cool-girl appeal. Didion takes the reigns from perennial It model Daria Webowy in a close-up shot against a strong flash (a Teller tell-tale), wearing signature Céline sunnies, a simple black dress, and a gilded pendant necklace—hair in a neat, gray bob.

Phoebe Philo creates for the thinking lady, the unfussy, impossibly chic minimalist. For spring 2015, the designer—who has not merely a following, but a flock of near-worshippers—took a trip back in time, referencing the '60s and '70s, decades when Didion published some of her seminal works like Slouching Towards Bethlehem and Play It As It Lays—the years that solidified her as a deity to literary types who fell in love with her in college and remained loyal into adulthood—and the years before Didion's highly personal memoirs like The Year of Magical Thinking launched her to the American masses. And so it all comes together, right on time. Well done Phoebe Philo and Céline, we weren't sure how you could get any cooler—and now we are. (via Elle.com)

2015/01/04

A MODERN DANDY HORSE FOR EASY CONTEMPLATION

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The Departmental Domain of Chamarande in France is the largest public garden in Essone, as well as serving as an art and cultural hub for the city. Being such a cultural hub also brings up a new problem. How can they keep the gardens easily accessible without harming the natural beauty of them?

It began as an initial test in July 2014, and was a smash success. Due to it being highly efficient for slow contemplation through the park, it allows for users to enjoy the scene without complication. Its form allows for the user to have both feet on the ground at all times, making it easy to use with virtually no training. It puts walking movements into practice and both feet can touch the ground, making it easy for anyone to use.


THE DOME HOME BY TIMOTHY OULTON | GAOMING CHINA

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The team at Timothy Oulton designed the Dome Home in Gaoming, China as a central, inspirational design hub for the creatives in the company to stay, as well as visitors from around the world. The compound sits adjacent to their global headquarters and is located in the middle of a lychee garden.

Made of solid timber, the Dome Home took years of meticulous planning to complete. It’s a self-supporting structure without the need for any columns.


2014/12/22

LAST MINUTE XMAS SHOPPING | HERMES JOUR D'HERMÈS ABSOLU CHRISTMAS BOX SET



Christmas is just few days away and as a part of the preparation for the holidays. The gift-searching-for-loved-ones season has finally arrived, but heck it's the most fun shopping season of all times, right? Here's one to put on your list to make it easier for you - theJour d'Hermes Absolu. A special Christmas set, presented in a Fêtes en Hermès box, featuring the latest Jour d'Hermès Absolu 85ml perfume (HK$1280), a 7.5ml miniature perfume, 30ml perfumed body milk and 30ml shower gel. The perfume represents the celebration of the rebirth of the femininity with its floral essence that brings to light the beauty of a woman, while maintaining the mystery of her individuality