Track findings on anything interesting from Art and Design (architecture, fashion, fine-art, interior decoration, product design, and almost any form of aesthetics).

Monday, August 22, 2011

Prep (Fashion)

In fashion, Preppy, Preppie, or Prep refers to a look that is chiefly North American associated with the North East WASP lifestyle or the Southern Prep. This classic style is well documented in The Official Preppy Handbook. Popular labels which are essentially preppy are Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Recent ads of Hilfiger have epitomized this style by showcasing a whole family in Preps.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Art/Design Space

Wuhao Curated Space

Along Mao’er Hutong Beijing, you should look out for Wuhao curated shop.
Its central premise is to curate seasonal collections themed around the Chinese theory of the ‘five elements’ – ‘fire’ (corresponding to summer); ‘metal’ (autumn); ‘water’ (winter); ‘wood’ (spring); and ‘earth’ (an intermediary period between seasons). Each element traditionally has its own characteristics and colours, and these are used as inspiration. To gather pieces for each season, Wuhao’s director Isabelle Pascal works with Chinese and international artists from the whole spectrum of design: art, fashion, lighting, installation, jewellery, ceramics, furniture and lifestyle. High quality, sustainability and ‘upcycling’ (turning waste into something usable) are all paramount.