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Posts from June, 2010


Lacoste x Li Xiaofeng – Porcelain Polo

By Roni Brunn | June 30, 2010 | News


Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng creates sculptures from porcelain dishware fragments.  He’s done pieces that look like garments, so it seems natural for him to take on a commission from Lacoste to create two polo shirts for the label’s Holiday 2010 Collector’s Series.

It’s a successful collaboration.  The shirts look legit, Xiaofeng gets the attention from the collaboration, plus his first one-man gallery show, and Lacoste pushes its signature garment further along the icon hierarchy.

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Alexander McQueen Resort 2011

By Roni Brunn | June 28, 2010 | News

Hans Bellmer’s dolls and samurai warriors inspire Sarah Burton for her Resort 2011 collection at Alexander McQueen.  All signs indicate that Burton’s a legit choice for the helm of the house.  The men’s spring 11 collection showed clean silhouette distortions of classic tailoring.  It featured lots of non-editorial pieces that nonetheless work well with the McQueen brand.

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Adrian Lux – “Teenage Crime”

By Roni Brunn | June 28, 2010 | Music downloads, News


Hey, check it out, I’m writing my first prog house post.  It’s about the Axwell remix of Adrian Lux’s “Teenage Crime,” itself a house track.

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M&M’s Pretzel

By Roni Brunn | June 25, 2010 | News


Had these yesterday.  They were delicious.  When I was looking for a big image of the bag, I came across some sites that talk about the brand mythology of this candy/chocolate hybrid.

The idea is that the M&M candies are based on characters.  Each color is a different spokescandy with a particular personality.  At one point, the orange M&M ate a pretzel (see bag for X-ray evidence).  Word got back to the factory, and now we have a new variety of M&M’s.  They are delicious.

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Nous Sommes x Karl Lagerfeld

By Roni Brunn | June 23, 2010 | News


Parisian jewelry label Nous Sommes makes necklaces with celeb busts as pendants.  They have icons from now (Lady Gaga), the 80s (Michael Jackson), and forever/the future (Karl Lagerfeld).  Here they are in black:
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Oskar Zieta – Collection, Beta, Limited

By Roni Brunn | June 22, 2010 | News


Polish designer Oskar Zieta uses the FIDU technique to inflate steel into rubber toy-like forms.  The results have a lot in common with Jeff Koons‘ metal inflatable-toy-looking sculptures.  Zieta takes pushes this technique to create some of the most innovative furniture around.  I love it, and not just because the Chippensteel chair comes in shiny gold (above).

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Prada Men SS2011

By Roni Brunn | June 21, 2010 | News


Men’s SS2011 fashion week is now underway in Milan, and Prada showed its collection yesterday.  The Italian house is known for innovative fabrics, cuts, and accessories, all with an intellectual bent.  Its typical clientele seems to work in art galleries, architecture firms, design agencies, and The Flaming Lips.

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Rebecca & Fiona – “Luminary Ones”

By Roni Brunn | June 18, 2010 | News

Swedish duo Rebecca & Fiona debut with “Luminary Ones,” a moody yet rousing single.  The two came through the Stockholm club scene as DJs and also run a music blog to which I just subscribed.

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LV’s Aviator vs. Givenchy’s Nightingale

By Roni Brunn | June 17, 2010 | News


Vuitton‘s Aviator bag comes from the label’s pre-fall 2010 collection.  It’s a wool-based jacquard fabric trimmed in calfskin.  It also may be the first Vuitton to take a direct cue from a contemporary Givenchy style – the blockbuster Nightingale satchel, first introduced in ’06.

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McQueen vs. Cadbury

By Roni Brunn | June 16, 2010 | News


The Alexander McQueen FW2006 presentation featured a hologram of Kate Moss floating in an ethereal dress.  Directed by Baillie Walsh, the angelic visual coincided with Moss’s drug drama.

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