The first Italian signature store, Aesop Brera, is a contemporary insertion into the fabric of Milan’s history. Occupying a corner tenancy, the 60-square metre space is located in a nineteenth-century building on the Piazza del Carmine, next to the fifteenth-century Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine. The neighbourhood, traditionally home to artists and ateliers, is now one of the main centres of Milan’s annual furniture fair, Salon del Mobile. A collaboration with local studio Vincenzo de Cotiis Architects, the contemplative design gives a subtle nod to its previous incarnation as a salumeria.
Rave culture is one of Britain's great cultural exports, but after its first wave in the late 1980s and early 1990s it was forced into the underground by stringent new laws and the rise of licensed super clubs.
Fast forward 25 years into the midst of a nationwide purge on the UK's nightlife, where nearly half of all British clubs have shut down in the last decade, and a new kind of scene has emerged: a 21st century version of rave, where young people break into disused spaces with the help of bolt-cutters and complicated squatting laws, to suck on balloons and go hard into the early morning.
But with the police using increasingly extreme tactics to clamp down on these parties, and more than one fatality causing a nationwide media panic, can the scene survive?
British heritage brand Sunspel opened a new store in the city of Berlin.
Located in the trendy Mitte district, the new flag aims to be a platform for artists next to the man and woman collections. The interior was furnished with english ash wood and german oak in reference to a symbiosis of native-ness and vicinity, underlining the natural character of the brand and its products.
Alte Schönhauser Straße, 41
Chiharu Shiota born in Osaka, Japan and lives and works in Berlin, Germany for the past two decades. The Key in the Hand is an elaborate weft of red wood and keys that dangle above two old-aged rustic boats for Japan Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition Venice Art Biennale. Chiharu Shiota explains “In this installation I would like to use keys provided by the general public that are imbued with various recollections and memories that have accumulated over a long period of daily use. as I create the work in the space, the memories of everyone who provides me with their keys will overlap with my own memories for the first time. these overlapping memories will in turn combine with those of the people from all over the world who come to see the biennale, giving them a chance to communicate in a new way and better understand each other’s feelings.”
David Beckham and Biotherm join forces to develop a new skincare that fight dry skin, combat sun damage and signs of aging and help to build stronger, healthier skin. The Sexiest Man Alive” voted by People magazine, said “I’ve been thinking about developing a skincare range for a long time and it wasn’t until I started speaking with Biotherm that it all came together.”
David Beckham x Biotherm Homme range will be launched in 2017.
Filmed in a Swedish refugee camp and follow a 17 year old refugee (who wished to remain nameless, scared of persecution), the video is a powerful portrait and a timepiece demonstrating that Saturday, Monday is a musician interested in creating holistic work that interrogates the world we live in.
Daniel Buren, a French conceptual artist, embossed the 3,600 pieces of glass of Fondation Louis Vuitton with a multicolored filters. The colors of The Observatory of Light, name of the installation, change depending on the position of the sun and transforming the the museum into a giant-sized kaleidoscope, making each moment a unique experience.
According to Bernard Arnault, president of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, “Daniel Buren has designed a grandiose project, pertinent and enchanting, the result of real dialogue with Frank Gehry and his building. His work responds magnificently to the architecture, in line with his approach, going back to the 1970s, that sees a coming together of colors, transparency and light.”
Observatory of Light will begin on 11th MayFondation Louis Vuitton 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi
The futuristic headquarters of Apple in Cupertino, California started in 2013 with a completion date set for late 2016. The new Spaceship campus is a 2.8 million square feet structure to house around 13,000 employees, with an underground auditorium for hosting events, a fitness center, a cafe, and a visitor's center, complete with more than 7,000 trees and places for Apple employees to roam. Apple Campus 2 was designed by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in partnership with Norman Foster.
Take a look inside the project