The angular detailing of this dress makes it a contemporary style for fall. Fendi Cream wool dress with a button detailed cape. Fendi dress has panels, button detailing, a zip at the back to fasten and is fully lined in silk. 100% fleece wool; lining: 100% silk. Dry clean only. Italian sizing. This style runs true to size. $2,020
AlissiaMT's InsideOut Collection of barware turns the common knowledge of what a drinking glass should look like on its head. In AMT's collection of barware, the well known and oftentimes iconic shapes of glasses are hidden behind a neutral and discreet outer shape, unassuming and simple. But once you pour the drink, the glass' inner identity appears creating an unusual and highly fascinating effect.
Besides the visual beauty, there is another extremely convincing argument: your drink simply doesn't warm as fast as it would in a normal champagne glass as you are not touching it at all and if you really want it cold, chill the glasses in the freezer and create an amazing visual presentation…
The glasses are all handmade, are 1.5" (3,8 cm) wide and 9.25" (23,5 cm) high and come in a set of 2. Now all you need to do is choose the right bubbly…
Swiss Pop artist Sylvie Fleury has designed pair of Dom Pérignon– commissioned wineglasses, due out in October. The artist, imprinted a whimsical trompe l’oeil red lipstick smudge on each glass reports W. Only 999 pairs will be sold for $600 and comes with a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 1998, nestled with the glasses in a special case.
This anthology chronicles the history and transformations of this fabric through 400 illustrated pages. In this informative, entertaining homage, one can relive the grand classics and extreme permutations of this “second skin.” An amazing journey from prehistoric caves to the houses of haute couture, Leather recounts the history of man's most versatile fabric, featuring such iconic pieces as the black leather jacket, aviator gear, and Inuits’ parkas, as well as staples of the contemporary wardrobe.
Leather has been covering human bodies since hefty pelts first protected prehistoric cave-dwellers. Since then, we have chiseled leather into an infinite number of different forms, and today, top designers create stunning leather pieces crafted as finely as precious jewels. A living material that is sculpted by the body's own habits, leather has run the gamut of fashion styles in the 20th century, and is able to represent innumerable attitudes, from the tough virility of the Hells Angels to the sleek elegance of a smooth thigh boot.
Leica has launched the the C-Lux 3 camera from their compact C-Lux collection. The Leica C-Lux 3 uses a Leica ten mega pixel lens with a five times optical zoom and a two and a half inch screen. The Leica C-Lux 3 camera will be available from October.
From the end of World War II until the mid-1960s, exciting things were happening in American architecture: emerging talents were focusing on innovative projects that integrated low-cost materials and modern design. This trend was most notably embodied in the famous Case Study House Program, which was championed by the era’s leading American journal, Arts & Architecture. Focusing not only on architecture but also design, art, music, politics, and social issues, A&A was an ambitious and groundbreaking publication, largely thanks to the inspiration of John Entenza, who ran the magazine for over two decades until David Travers became publisher in 1962. The era’s greatest architects were featured in A&A, including Neutra, Schindler, Saarinen, Ellwood, Lautner, Eames, and Koenig; and two of today’s most wildly successful architects, Frank Gehry and Richard Meier, had their debuts in its pages. A&A was instrumental in putting American architecture—and in particular California Modernism—on the map. Other key contributors to the magazine include photographers Julius Shulman and Ezra Stoller, writers Esther McCoy and Peter Yates, and cover designers Herbert Matter and Alvin Lustig, among many luminaries of modernism.
This collection comes with ten boxes, each containing a complete year’s worth of Arts & Architecture magazines from 1945–1954. That’s 6,076 pages in 118 issues reproduced in their entirety—beginning with Entenza’s January 1945 announcement of the Case Study House Program. Also included is a supplement booklet with an original essay by former A&A publisher David Travers, available in English, German, French, and Spanish. Arts & Architecture 1945–54 will be followed in autumn 2009 by a second set, 1955–1967, bringing together all the existing issues of the modern era.
This new TASCHEN publication, limited to 5,000 numbered copies, provides a comprehensive record of mid-century American architecture and brings the legendary Arts & Architecture back to life after forty years.