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Public SeatToday we do not sit around too often anymore. Time is running and we’re always heading somewhere, desperately trying to catch up. Decades ago people still used to sit outside, ate their lunch on a park bench like Mr Bean and sometimes even agreed to chatting with a stranger. This is the past.There is still quite a number of different kinds of public benches out there. Most of the designs are rather on the boring end, copied and slightly adapted over decades or even worst lacking taste, right proportionality and/ or functionality. This is a very simple, hence interesting one - built on basic shapes and with only one material. I am wondering where it’s from.On you, my dear, I would be willing to spend my precious time.

Public Seat
Today we do not sit around too often anymore. Time is running and we’re always heading somewhere, desperately trying to catch up. Decades ago people still used to sit outside, ate their lunch on a park bench like Mr Bean and sometimes even agreed to chatting with a stranger. This is the past.
There is still quite a number of different kinds of public benches out there. Most of the designs are rather on the boring end, copied and slightly adapted over decades or even worst lacking taste, right proportionality and/ or functionality. This is a very simple, hence interesting one - built on basic shapes and with only one material. I am wondering where it’s from.
On you, my dear, I would be willing to spend my precious time.

Isaac Brest, Trockener InnenausbauI remember the times when I got up in the morning and did not shower before going to work because in the evening I would come home covered in dust and dried concrete anyways. Dear Isaac, I like what you did there very much.via stillhouse

Isaac Brest, Trockener Innenausbau
I remember the times when I got up in the morning and did not shower before going to work because in the evening I would come home covered in dust and dried concrete anyways.
Dear Isaac, I like what you did there very much.
via stillhouse


Today is a sad dayAfter almost six years in Zurich and just a few weeks respectively a few days after Texas-born artist Adam Cruces opened his first solo exhibition at Plymouth Rock Gallery and started the Taylor Macklin temporary exhibition space in the Sihlfeld residential area, the new-fledged Stadt Zürich beneficiary has left the country towards Paris. Teach ‘em, Adam! http://www.adamcruces.com/29.html

Today is a sad day
After almost six years in Zurich and just a few weeks respectively a few days after Texas-born artist Adam Cruces opened his first solo exhibition at Plymouth Rock Gallery and started the Taylor Macklin temporary exhibition space in the Sihlfeld residential area, the new-fledged Stadt Zürich beneficiary has left the country towards Paris. Teach ‘em, Adam! 
http://www.adamcruces.com/29.html

It’s not what you might think it isArcangel Surfware is a lifestyle brand, of sorts. A line of clothing, accessories, music, and magazines designed for the 21st century Internet explorer; it amplifies the material nature of the Internet experience that we take for granted. Arcangel Surfware includes “everything one needs to ‘chill’ in bed all day and surf the Internet in comfort,” as the press release says. [Very smart and very funny]. The project is a collaboration between Arcangel and the global music merchandising company Bravado, and will officially be launched on May 17th at the Holiday Inn in SoHo alongside an installation of new work by the artist. Read the article on:http://www.artspace.com/magazine/interviews_features/cory_arcangel_surfwarehttp://www.arcangelsurfware.biz

It’s not what you might think it is
Arcangel Surfware is a lifestyle brand, of sorts. A line of clothing, accessories, music, and magazines designed for the 21st century Internet explorer; it amplifies the material nature of the Internet experience that we take for granted. Arcangel Surfware includes “everything one needs to ‘chill’ in bed all day and surf the Internet in comfort,” as the press release says. [Very smart and very funny]. The project is a collaboration between Arcangel and the global music merchandising company Bravado, and will officially be launched on May 17th at the Holiday Inn in SoHo alongside an installation of new work by the artist. 

Read the article on:
http://www.artspace.com/magazine/interviews_features/cory_arcangel_surfware
http://www.arcangelsurfware.biz


They do fashion and I get wasted
This Saturday many people gathered at Kaserne in Basel to see what the graduates of the local fashion institute came up with this year. It’s been wet and chilly the whole day so in the beginning nobody really minded the 40+ degrees at the venue. I didn’t mind it at any point, but other less cool people I’ve heard complain a lot. So what was it that the sweating crowd got to see after all? There were 18 single shows and all of them showed things that as the daddy sitting next to me put it “cannot be worn by anybody”. In the beginning I liked the loud music a lot. It made me feel like dancing. Afterwards somebody of the staff told me that all the songs have been chosen for the graduates. hence had no real meaning after all - what a disappointment. Now in retrospective I am glad that at least two designers managed to stay with me despite the many litres of white wine and beer that followed the initial show and eventually led to another, but similarly odd series of performances. My two heroines are the easily scared Ms Christa Bösch (sorry again) and the invisible Ms Natasha Petruzziello. Congratulations. Btw I think I tried to pursue several people this night to give me their pastel colored CB scarves and I’d still like to have one. If anybody has changed their minds, please send it to Entenweidstrasse 8, 4056 Basel.


For more impressions from the event please check Florence’s great photo series: http://novembremagazine.com/doing-fashion-basel-fashion-institute-show-switzerland


They do fashion and I get wasted


This Saturday many people gathered at Kaserne in Basel to see what the graduates of the local fashion institute came up with this year. It’s been wet and chilly the whole day so in the beginning nobody really minded the 40+ degrees at the venue. I didn’t mind it at any point, but other less cool people I’ve heard complain a lot. So what was it that the sweating crowd got to see after all? There were 18 single shows and all of them showed things that as the daddy sitting next to me put it “cannot be worn by anybody”. In the beginning I liked the loud music a lot. It made me feel like dancing. Afterwards somebody of the staff told me that all the songs have been chosen for the graduates. hence had no real meaning after all - what a disappointment. Now in retrospective I am glad that at least two designers managed to stay with me despite the many litres of white wine and beer that followed the initial show and eventually led to another, but similarly odd series of performances. My two heroines are the easily scared Ms Christa Bösch (sorry again) and the invisible Ms Natasha Petruzziello. Congratulations. Btw I think I tried to pursue several people this night to give me their pastel colored CB scarves and I’d still like to have one. If anybody has changed their minds, please send it to Entenweidstrasse 8, 4056 Basel.



For more impressions from the event please check Florence’s great photo series: http://novembremagazine.com/doing-fashion-basel-fashion-institute-show-switzerland

We’re looking forward to seeing these new colours from Terrazzo at Milan Design Week 2014 - Me Too.via wgsn

We’re looking forward to seeing these new colours from Terrazzo at Milan Design Week 2014 - Me Too.
via wgsn

All Black Windows

All Black Windows