VIRGIL ABLOH – Pinking Virgil: The B-side
Some call him crass and commercial, others see him more as the millennial Karl Lagerfeld, but whatever your viewpoint, Virgil Abloh has managed to revolutionize streetwear borrowing tactics and an intelligence that speaks across generations. His passion for merchandise and fusing high with low might offend the stodgiest of us, but it also broadens the cultural public, spreading a new word to a maximum audience.
“Proper Omelette” by Emma Jääskeläinen
Kiasma Commission by Kordelin
Playground – The design of sneakers
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design Bordeaux
From Thonet to ‘Dutch Design’ – 125 Years of Living at the Stedelijk
Starting this summer, the Stedelijk presents an extensive selection of design from its world-class collection. The show features over 300 objects that over the past 125 years were landmarks of […]
Rinus Van De Velde, Ashtrays
Mutina has opened its first space in the heart of Milan, designed by Patricia Urquiola. With Casa Mutina, the company gets closer to the nerve centres of design and comes into direct […]
Minia Biabiany, Musa Nuit
La Verrière Brussels
Thomas Demand, “House of Cards”
In the autumn of 2020, M is presenting a major solo exhibition of Thomas Demand’s work, with a focus on his relationship to architecture. Spread across three rooms, M is exhibiting his […]
KIM1995: staying put
“Do you really need to fly to talk to your colleagues?” According to the Caribbean artist and designer KIM1995, the answer is no. In the era of digital communication, in which information moves quickly, KIM1995 has decided to practice a concept she calls “Sustainable Immobility.” So as not...
REM KOOLHAAS’ RURAL SUBLIME
Or the capitalist industrialization of the countryside
Countryside, The Future at New York’s Guggenheim sees the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas heading out of the cities for new pastures. But in a show that he describes as being about sociology, anthropology and politics, is its meaning or relevance like trying to find a needle in a haystack?
What’s so great about streamlining?
Imagine if Albert Einstein had lived with the queen of decluttering Marie Kondo. A slight tension might have arisen when, in between Kondo organising categories of joyful order, Einstein was wandering around the house muttering his oft-quoted remark, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered...
Research & Realities
Green in a Blue World
When does a fad become fundamental? When it comes to the clothes we wear the answer is now – if not yesterday. We all know that fashion thrives on the […]
Eternall Light and a Spotless Mirror
Light can be many things to many people; it can be a symbol of enlightenment, it can provide a source of energy to help plants grow, and, clearly without it […]
Familiar emotion in a new material
Five years ago, Ann Demeulemeester left her fashion house. After 30 years of tireless creating at the fast pace that characterizes fashion, she decided it was time for a different […]