Printemps, the upscale department store in Paris is celebrating American fashion and culture with these amazing window displays. For the occasion, they commissioned street artist Mr. Brainwash to create 14 exclusive extra-large works on the theme of New York and its icons, including a gigantic King Kong hovering at the entrance to the store (not pictured). In addition, Printemps is offering limited-edition tees by the 15 American designers featured, throughout the event.
Loving this behind the scenes video for Proenza Schouler’s Fall 2010 campaign. It encompasses a lot of things I’m currently digging. The music by Washed Out, the styling with thigh high socks (which I fully intend on rocking out this upcoming season), the most perfect thin camel belt on top of a gorgeous black wrap dress, the mix of tough leather and soft knits…
Nordstrom.com unveiled a nice revamp this past weekend. It’s their first website rehaul in 10 years. Included in the improved design is a social networking tab deemed "Conversation", which is part blog/facebook/and forum. It makes sense for the big department store to try to engage users and retain people on the site longer, thus building loyalty and sales.
Typically this is done more on intimate retail sites or fashion blogs, so it should be interesting to see if it works. It makes me think of what Partners & Spade said about, “The bigger a brand gets, the smaller it should act, because no one likes big.”
I’m working on two restaurant projects right now and the above photos, recently posted on Fast Company, was a timely article to stumble upon. The inspiring images come from Eat Out!, a book published by Gestalten Designers showcasing how designers have incorporated technology, art, and nature into innovative design. The wide collection of eateries range from fine dining restaurants to roaming food trucks.
Living in NYC, you come to appreciate a good scaffolding. Something that peeks interest, while not being a complete eyesore. Dior takes it to another level, dismissing the standard plywood and opting for a gigantic Lady Dior bag for their 57th street store.