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)
When Linda Farrow founded her namesake brand in 1970, she was one of the first to seriously consider the fashion of sunglasses. After nearly a decade of designing for houses such as Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent, however, Linda Farrow went on an indefinite hiatus. It wasn’t until 2003, when Simon Jablon (the designer’s son) and Tracy Sedino stumbled across an archive of 70s and 80s sunglasses, that the brand was finally reestablished. They continue designing in a true legacy of Linda Farrow, creating impeccably crafted sunglasses under their own name as well as for a wide variety of other designers.
Image via Linda Farrow
Can aesthetics bring about concrete change? The latest issue of 032c tries to answer this question as it looks into the idea of “Creative Leadership.” From the trend-forecast-as-art reports of K-Hole, to the critical design of Metahaven, to the hybrid fashions of Hood by Air, the features in the magazine demonstrate how the visual is being harnessed as a tool for social and political change.
Our friends at RO/LU and Various Projects will be part of the inaugural show at Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York next Thursday. We wish we could be there!
Surfaces On Which Your Setting and Sitting Will Be Uncertain is a group of sculptural furniture objects by RO/LU with matching clothing by Various Projects in collaboration with Print All Over Me. The work will be on view as the inaugural show at Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York from September 4th through October 4th. The opening will take place Thursday September 4th at 50 Lispenard Street from 6-9 pm.
Happy birthday Carl Auböck Senior!
After studying at the Bauhaus, Carl Auböck returned to his hometown of Vienna and brought his signature modernist style and sense of humor and creativity to the Werkstätte founded by his father. His son and grandson have since continued the Auböck legacy, ensuring further inventive and humorous design.
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Chair is a book for those who appreciate the ergonomic qualities of a useful chair. Produced and edited in response to discussions held at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum, some of world’s leading designers and chair marketers provide both philosophical and entertaining anecdotes on their personal relationship to the chair with suggestion on what lies in the future for it as a cultural artifact.
Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto FW14. This is how we’d like to dress this fall.
Now available at the shop and soon to be online!
Ceramics from High Gloss, Liam Drain, and Max Lamb.
Issue 3 of the contemporary jewelry and design magazine Current Obsession delves into the idea of Fake. Beyond simply negating reality and originality, Fake deconstructs given identities and reveals the superficiality of value, production, and glamour. It includes an interview with Pinar & Viola, a feature on Shanzhai, an investigation of bling, and a special poster by Lisa Walker and Åbäke.