NOTE 10/25/19: This is one of those posts I drafted months ago, I think in May. Well, it stayed in draft status because ya know, life happens. I intended on writing more in depth about my love of Woodkid and his music and other talents, but I just don’t have the time. But this post should no go to the trash. If only to share and hopefully pass on something new.
Released May 7, 2019
Two year long project that Woodkid made with Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for women collections. The songs were made for the Louis Vuitton‘s Fall/Winter in 2017.
Music plays an essential role in the scenography of the Louis Vuitton shows, it determines the atmosphere of the collection. The Cruise 2019 show at the Maeght Foundation began with an orchestral performance in the Giacometti courtyard, signed by Woodkid, as well as the soundtrack of the show On Then And Now. In the soundtrack, we hear the voice of American actress Jennifer Connelly reading excerpts from Grace Coddington’s biography Grace: A Memoir as well as the Children’s Choirs of Nagoya. The rhythm is jerky, repetitive, the music, haunting. It is the fruit of a long work between Yoann Lemoine (Woodkid) and Nicolas Ghesquière.
They have already collaborated together, Woodkid had made the soundtrack for the Fall/Winter 2019 show and collection. Musician, composer and director, Woodkid became famous by realizing clips for Lana Del Rey, Rihanna and Drake. His solo album The Golden Age had a great success iRn 2013 thanks to the aesthetics of the clips he had himself realised. We meet him at Saint Paul de Vence to discuss the process of sound work on a fashion show and his affinities with Louis Vuitton.
Warin, Margaux. “Tag Talk Woodkid.” Tagwalk. August 6, 2018. https://tag-walk.com/en/talk/view/woodkidatricia
Who wants to buy this for me when it comes out on October 10th?
I’ll make lots of photos for you 😀😀😀😀
Let’s talk about sex baby,
let’s talk about you and me...
…That hasn’t stopped Saint Laurent from slapping its name on its own (gold) foil wrapper, though. A new condom was revealed by the label yesterday, though it’s only going to be available at the new Parisian concept store, Rive Droite. Along with the condom comes a suitably raunchy campaign – ”The Love Affair” – shot by Juergen Teller, featuring Anja Rubik and (a completely naked) David Alexander Finn, which creative director Anthony Vaccarello shared on Instagram.
Moschino x H&M
“Whenever I design, I think about my friends,” Scott says in a statement accompanying the lookbook, which showcases models including Aquaria, of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame, and Japanese twin-sister musical act Amiaya. “The Moschino x H&M lookbook is like a party, celebrating the fun, the pop, the creativity and the energy of the people and the collection.”
…teamed up with Trojan Condoms on the limited-edition capsule collection, which supports the LGBTQ community and emphasizes the importance of using condoms to “Protect Your Wang.”
ONE CONDOM WRAPPER DESIGNS by ME!
As you can see, only one of my three submissions made it to the judging round. The two on the right are the same image, just different treatments.
I’m kind of surprised they picked the last one. Just goes to show, you never know what people are going to like (I almost didn’t submit it). I believe this round is of the narrowed down selection of 100 different designs. The next stage will cut down in half, so 50 designs will move forward.
WISH ME LUCK!
Marsh, Arianna. “Alexander Wang’s “Protect Your Wang” Collection Is Awesomely Cheeky & Charitable.” Elite Daily, June 22, 2018. https://www.elitedaily.com/p/alexander-wangs-protect-your-wang-collection-is-awesomely-cheeky-charitable-9556087
Masters, Johanna. “Moschino, H&M collaboration proves that safe sex is in style.” NY Post. Otc. 12, 2018. https://nypost.com/2018/10/12/moschino-hm-collaboration-proves-that-safe-sex-is-in-style/
Waite, Thom. “Saint Laurent is selling condoms now.” Dazed, Sept. 28, 2019. https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/46242/1/saint-laurent-are-selling-condoms-now-anthony-vaccarello-juergen-teller
BEHR’S COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020
BACK TO NATURE S340-4
Or are we going back to the Seventies? AVocado, anyone?
Note: Image above has a filter over it, so the green tone is most likely showing darker than actual color. Refer to palette or image below.
I preference this post with the statement that, I intended on writing more and providing more research, but I didn’t get to it in time. I started this back in August, over a month ago, but I’m cleaning out the draft folder again, and this one should probably at least get to be seen as-is. So keep that in mind if you read past this…
Muted, pastel, dusty, safe, neutral, clinical are some words that come to mind when I see this palette. But it’s pleasant, nothing is hurting my eyes.
The palette Behr has garnered its staple 2020 colors has not just emerged from thin air, nor is it unique to Behr’s product line. I’m having a bit of déjà-vu as I’ve already seen these tones reflected in a lot of other interior design trends.
Notably, Blu Dot seems to have nearly adapted the same palette. Even their quirky tone of voice reflects the nod to a disco-era capsulate of color.
CLEAN CUT CHAIR by BLU DOT
BLU DOT’s Clean Cut Chair and the available finishes definitely are ahead of the curve. Or is that just a bad pun? Either by presentation or maybe just the sleek and sexy curvy form of the chair, I find this palette a lot more alluring compared to the Behr palette. Perhaps the color names are tipping the scale for me here, but I do think these tones are a deeper saturation or just pack a little more punch for me.
MAHDAVI COLLEZIONE for BISAZZA
Bisazza puts a contemporary spin on the traditional cement tiles with its new CEMENTILES collection.
The handcrafted features of the original production process are maintained intact, while the design was entrusted to some of the most innovative international designers: Paola Navone, Jaime Hayon, India Mahdavi, Tom Dixon, David Rockwell, Carlo Dal Bianco, Fernando, and Humberto Campana.
The cement tiles are made by layering two mixtures that are hand-poured into special molds and then pressed. The first mixture, made up of highly durable white cement, marble dust and colored oxides, determines the design and color of the tile; the second, made of cement and sand, forms the bottom layer of the tile.
Once they have dried, an impregnating water-repellent sealant is applied by hand to the tiles.
Very similar tones represented in the tiles from Bisazza; also a wider array of options that allow for more playful color interaction. Also, there are brown tones here, Behr did not have any listed in their collection (Cider Spice was the closest).
PHOTOS FROM 1976’s
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION
BY NORMA SKURKA
Citations + Related Articles
Skurka, Norma. “The New York Times Book of Interior Design and Decoration.” 1976. New York : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co.