"Couture [...] represents the fusion of fashion [...] and costume."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
and its Costume Institute
present designs by Charles Frederick Worth
, Cristóbal Balenciaga
, Christian Dior
, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
), Paul Poiret
, and other designers
such as Lanvin, Vionnet, Schiaparelli, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent.
posted by bijou
on Aug 5, 2007 -
is a gorgeous site featuring 22 strollable daytrips in major cities worldwide (not just US Only), all laid out on beautiful artistic (yet still helpful) maps with downloadable PDFs for taking with you on your wanderings. For those terrified of being marketed to, it should be noted that Bugaboo is a baby stroller company, although the site is by no means of restricted interest to parents only, and bugbaoo's presence on the site seems confined to the URL. Also note that unfortunately for those alergic to it, the site is designed entirely in Flash.
On the other hand, the maps & art are really awesome, so you should do yourself a favor & get over it this time. Via
posted by jonson
on Jun 26, 2007 -
The Flow, by Paul Myerscough
That image gives way, quickly and successively, to a series of others: a young black woman smoking, smiling at the camera through a reinforced glass window; three teenage girls in a car, laughing, filmed through the windscreen; a whip-pan to the American flag, pierced by sunlight, drifting in the breeze; a DIY programme on a pixellated TV screen; a ride-along shot of a family in an oversized golf buggy; two different angles of a man alone in a lecture theatre; two more of traffic at night; a woman, suspicious of the camera, wearing a polka-dot dress and partly obscured by glassy reflections; a blurry shot of a long windowless corridor; a man wearing shades in a crowded street; a woman pursued down the cosmetics aisle of a supermarket; and, as Curtis comes to the end of his three short sentences, a woman seen jogging in the wing-mirror of a moving car.
The entire sequence takes 26 seconds. There’s too much to take in. Or, you don’t know what you’ve taken in, and how deep the impression has been.
posted by acro
on Jun 20, 2007 -
, lace rings
, rock rings
, bunny rings
of posts about odd and unusual rings
. Alice is allergic to metal
so focuses in her own collection
on "glass, lucite, resin, plastic, jade, wood, bakelite and even stone — anything, as long as it's not metal!" She even provides a timeline
of plastic history
. [via FunForever]
posted by mediareport
on Jun 18, 2007 -
"Future House Now
is dedicated to exploring ideas about better living in family homes that are affordable, modern, efficient, healthy, environmentally responsible and available today."
posted by dobbs
on Jun 4, 2007 -
Helix — a 1D skyscraper with a single corridor.
The principle is a cylindrical building with a helical shape for the floor. The slope of the floor is 1.5% (it rises by 1.5 cm every meter), thus hardly noticeable. The height of each ’storey’ is 3 meters, so that when you walk 200 meters along the corridor, you have walked a full circle, but you end up one ’storey’ above or below your starting point.
posted by psmealey
on May 21, 2007 -
Chicago based designer & music fan J Tyler took it upon himself to craft a music video for The Arcade Fire song "My Body Is A Cage
" using clips from the classic Sergio Leone film Once Upon A Time in the West. The clips evoke the elegaic, reflectively somber beauty in the song remarkably well - so well that the video reached the attention of someone in the Arcade Fire's camp, who emailed Tyler and requested his permission to post his work on their official site
. If you have the bandwidth, I highly recommend this direct download link to
a high-res quicktime version, it's much, much better than streaming flash.
posted by jonson
on May 20, 2007 -
Magazine fetish? Like flipping thru mags when you're bored? Tidningar
lets you look thru a bunch of Swedish mags, page by page, ads and all. Neat if you're into design. (The link on the left under each mag is full screen--on the right is regular.)
posted by dobbs
on May 18, 2007 -
"The difference between BJ and AJ, Before and After Jobs, is not the process," [Don Norman] continues. "It is the person. Never before did Apple have such focus and dedication. Apple used to wobble, moving this way and that. No more.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on May 8, 2007 -
This ongoing project, started in 1998, is aimed at documenting, appreciating, and recontextualizing vernacular letterforms and typography. (Design dorks rejoice!)
posted by ColdChef
on May 7, 2007 -
are nice to look at, but what makes a playground fun
? Experiments in play: Snug & Outdoor
) Mcdonald's (1
) Boundless Play
posted by anotherpanacea
on Apr 22, 2007 -
Make the logo bigger.
(mp3) The fine folks at Speak Up
provide a bit more explanation
. One can only assume that the follow-up hit will be entitled either 'Split the Difference' or 'The Client Loved It, But They're Changing Everything.'
posted by ba
on Apr 20, 2007 -
The bastard child of a Mensa quiz and rattan furniture. Getting apart is probably ok, but I don't want to put it back together - particularly after drinky-poo's. But certainly a talking point - particularly at $9,890 . Via
posted by ninazer0
on Apr 19, 2007 -
Everyone needs more Kuler.
There a lot
of color pickers out there...and I generally like all of them...but Kuler takes things a step further by making a community
of color and color themes. Of course it's tied with their products but that doesn't distract from the usefulness of this free online application. It is also a beautifully designed website both in form and function.
posted by rmmcclay
on Apr 9, 2007 -
The Money Maker
:"On the 1000 guilder note, it became a “sport” for me to put things in the notes that nobody wanted there! I was very proud to have my fingerprint in this note – and it’s my middle finger!"
posted by dhruva
on Feb 26, 2007 -