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31 Dec

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Happy 2015

December 31, 2014 | By |

Wishing you all a wonderful New Years Eve and a fabulous 2015. May all your dreams and adventures be fulfilled. Cheers!

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10 Nov

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Wes Anderson’s Theme Parc

November 10, 2014 | By |

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Are you ready for the most symmetrically-composed roller-coaster of your life? Wes Anderson has announced his intentions to collaborate with Devo co-founder and composer Mark Mothersbaugh on their own theme park.

Mothersbaugh has worked extensively with Anderson on the soundtracks for some of the former’s most beloved films, including Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. But Mothersbaugh is also a respected visual artist in his own right, with a new art book out this week which collects his sketches, paintings and screen prints – and that’s where Anderson unveiled his hopes to bankroll their theme park of whimsy.

“I hope to soon secure the means to commission the construction of an important and sizeable theme park to be conceived and designed entirely by Mark Mothersbaugh,” Anderson writes in the foreword to Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. “For 40 years he has set about creating a body of work which amounts to his own Magic Kingdom, where the visitor is amused and frightened, often simultaneously.”

Mothersbaugh’s Magic Kingdom sounds good to us. Hey, who needs Walt Disney when you have Wes Anderson?

Source: Dazed Digital
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* Discover:
Firework from Bottle Rocket
Perfect Attendance & Punctuality Award pins from Rushmore
Margot & Richie from The Royal Tenenbaums
Rainbow seahorse from Life Aquatic 
JLW luggage from Darjeeling Limited
Fantastic Mr Fox as an apple cider bottle 
Badge and brooch from Moonrise Kingdom
Mendhl’s box from Grand Budapest Hotel

23 Mar

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Fading History

March 23, 2014 | By |

5-Place-de-Colombie-by-Ramy-Fischler-photo-Paul-Graves-yatzer-1Ramy Fischler transforms an Parisian apartment into a contemporary pied-à-terre. Designer Ramy Fischler’s firm RF Studio has recently completed the refurbishing of a duplex apartment on Place de Colombie, in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, France. Fischler combines traditional elements with forward-thinking design interventions, creating a multilayered interior that reinvents the apartment’s history and original aesthetic.

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Photos © Paul Graves for AD Magazine.

More photo’s at Yatzer

21 Jan

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Designing The Paradise

January 21, 2014 | By |

The Paradise

Our new favourite show: The Paradise! An intoxicating love story set in England’s first department store in the 1870s. It’s narrative is inspired by Emile Zola’s novel Au Bonheur des Dames which was set in Paris during the second half of the nineteenth century. The location, however, is the north east of England, and the story loosely based upon the first department stores to open there. In Zola’s Paris the new Grand Magasin attracted middle class and wealthy customers and the British stores enjoyed a similar client base. The north English aristocracy enriched with coal and industrial wealth enjoyed the buzz of the modern city as much as country pursuits and the Weston family reflect this world of the Victorian upper class.

The Paradise is filmed entirely on location at the Lambton Estate in County Durham, which comprises Lambton Castle and Biddick Hall, and which is the ancestral seat of the Lambton family (the Earls of Durham). The estate’s history of people, architecture and business is in many ways reflective of the entrepreneurial and intoxicating world of The Paradise.

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The Art Department put an enormous and incredibly detailed amount of work into creating the internal spaces. The furniture comes from lots of local auctions. If anyone was selling a collection of pipes, mugs, shaving brushes, anything – they were bought. All the chandeliers are from Bulgaria to sparkle with 19th century bling, before they knew what bling was.

Read more about the characters, the designs and the story at the BBC’s official Paradise website. 

19 Nov

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Beauty Gesture

November 19, 2013 | By |

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Terrific little documentary presented by Maison Corthay and Parisian Gentleman. About cars, shoes and cuckoo-clocks. A tribute to craftsmanship, finesse and sensitivity.

www.corthay.com

06 Aug

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Out of Ordinary Sale at Christies, London

August 6, 2013 | By |

Ostrich-Taxidermy

Wow! We love this: The Out Of Ordinary Sale at Christies London! September 5, 2013. Let’s buy this Ostrich!

Christies’ Out of Ordinary Sale