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There’s not a dud among this year’s contenders, from Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s mesmerising acoustics to Helen Cammock ‘ventriloquising’ the Caribbean sugar trade
Colour is creeping over our cities, thanks both to an explosion in street art but also designers and architects’ subsequent confidence in splashing rainbow-hued graphic treatments over their walls. But the line between street art, fine art and architecture is increasingly blurring as artists are invited to weave their own distinctive works into the fabric of buildings.
German photographer Bernhard Lang first became fascinated with aerial views while on travelling passenger planes. Now, taking photographs out of an open helicopter door is his main practice, offering a new perspective on the world below.
For a few weeks now, the It’s Nice That studio – and we’re sure the studios of others involved in the worlds of publishing, design, fashion, or anything creative really – has been abuzz with the news that _The Face_, the iconic British style magazine that redefined youth culture, is coming back. Today, the creative team behind the relaunch has been announced.
‘Dance in all its forms and variations is a very important frame of reference for me; it fascinates and inspires me, because it gives the body and its possibilities a central role,’ explains Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri. Dance has long had associations with the French maison. In 1955, Christian Dior designed the wedding dress of Royal Ballet star Margot Fonteyn,
We love the convenience and feature-rich nature of the apps and products big corporations can offer you, but we’re also proponents of personal autonomy and control over your online experience. However, it’s one thing to just turn your back on the big corporations; it’s another to do so mindfully and ethically.
Retail has had three phases, according to Katelijn Quartier, who heads the Retail Design Laboratory at Hasselt University in Belgium. ‘In Retail 1.0, the manufacturer was in charge and no designer was needed. Retail 2.0 was a phase where the retailer was in charge but hired an architect or interior architect to design the store following the brand’s or retailer’s ideas,’ she wrote in Retail Design, Theoretical Perspectives (Routledge). We have entered ‘Retail 3.0, a time when the customer is more and more in charge… This asks for much more from a designer than to translate a retailer’s identity into a store design and goes beyond mere functionality and efficiency – even more so now that a commodification of products, brands and retail is occurring’.