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Haute Couture Facade for Dior, Miami

Paris-based Barbarito Bancel Architects was commissioned to add a façade to a Dior boutique located in Miami, whose interiors were designed by Peter Marino. The principal stake of the project was to create a skin for the building that would reflect Dior’s image and identity, finding values where haute couture and architecture could meet and blend.

source : designboom

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Paola Navone designs edible Hägen-Dazs Xmas calendar cake

A white chocolate shell forms a calendar on top of this year’s Häagen-Dazs Christmas cake by Italian interior designer Paola Navone.

The cake is the latest in the dessert company’s ongoing series of annual designer collaborations, which has seen them partner with Japanese studio Nendo, and Swedish design collective Front.

AIRBNB strikes again – a penthouse on a ski jump

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Airbnb has invited two prize winners to stay in one of Norway’s most iconic sites: Holmenkollen, an arena designed by JDS Architects that has hosted ski jumping daredevils for both the world championships and winter olympics. The San Francisco-based company has fully furnished the upper-most level as a cozy, yet expansive alpine retreat, with the apartment’s floor to ceiling windows allowing guests one of the best views imaginable of snow capped Oslo. source : design boom

Faye Toogood designs gender-neutral retail spaces for London’s Selfridges

London department store Selfridges has opened concept retail spaces free from gender directives, created by designer Faye Toogood. Fashion, beauty and lifestyle products in the dedicated areas are stripped of all branding. Meanwhile, clothing and accessories from over 40 brands is stored and displayed in plain garment bags and brown boxes, to “democratise” the merchandise and remove any assumptions about their target gender. source : dezeen

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Colourscape x

Maison Bentley Style explores
Colourscape : walk-in structures originally created by artist Peter Jones in the 70’s to celebrate colour and light.

Maison Bentley Style

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On Saturday we headed up with friends to Clapham Common to experience ‘Colourscape’ – walk-in structures originally created by artist Peter Jones in the 70’s to celebrate colour and light.

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We had no idea what to expect..to go in you’re given an overall to wear.  The practical purpose is to keep track of the number of people inside, but there’s also a transformative effect, blurring everyone away from normality as if you’ve stepped into another dimension…

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The first thing that happens is you lose everyone as they’re swallowed up by the multiple spaces and lured away by the colours..adults slow down..children scatter like birds..

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There was also live contemporary music, adding to the air of other worldly..

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In the centre was a sort of meeting point of white curves and elliptical wonder.

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 Where there were games on the floor for the kids to play with..

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You could wander, you could…

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