We’re very excited that Max Lamb's Crockery Set has been selected for the permanent collection of Les Arts Décoratifs, the decorative arts museum located in the western branch of the Louvre in Paris. The set is also available at Table of Contents.
Oud, extracted from the resinous heartwood of Aquilaria trees, lends its hypnotic fragrance to Comme Des Garçons’ new fragrance Wonderoud. One of the most precious natural substances on earth and prized globally for its magical and healing properties for centuries, oud’s distinctive scent makes for a mesmerising take on the familiar CDG fragrance, Wonderwood.
We’re excited to be part of Gratuitous Type's exhibition at KK Outlet in London. On view through October, the exhibition features the TOC Studio Magazine Marker, Bacterio Pentabase Bookrest, and Pentabase Planter, designed by TOC co-founder Joseph Magliaro. Below are some images from the opening. Do check it out if you’re in London!
Happy 71st birthday to Yohji Yamamoto!
Yohji Yamamoto has frequently stated that he is a dressmaker, not a fashion designer. It is little wonder then, that he studied at the prestigious Bunka Fashion College. Although Japan’s oldest dressmaking school, it has always been looking beyond the traditional. At the time of its founding in 1919, for example, Western-style clothing was still an expensive rarity, yet founder Isaburo Namiki believed it was the future of fashion. Nearly 100 years later, the school has kept its eye toward the future, with notable alumni including the now iconic Junya Watanabe and Kenzo Takada.
Our shop turns two years old today!
Here’s what our space looked like before we moved everything in. We’ve come a long way since then and look forward to what’s ahead!
Happy 97th birthday, Ettore Sottsass! (14 September 1917—31 December 2007)