British artist and sneakers-addict Phil Robson, also known as FILFURY, uses digital softwares to transform Nike Basketball, Adidas, or Reebok sneakers into spiders, rays, butterflies, bats or beetles. He keeps the textures and the colors of each sneaker’s model.
Transforming, film production company +Ring and Japanese manucure artist Hatsuki Furutani have collaborated to make a stop-motion video showing nails painted with 3D sculptures of origamis bird, flowers, fish that take life. In total, 521 nails have been printed thanks to a 3D print with tiny pieces measuring sometimes 0.56mm.
Sonia Rykiel store, located in the boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, was transformed in a giant library by artist André Saraïva and the brand’s art director Thomas Lenthal. For a pop-up concept thought by Julie de Libran, they have renovated the space on several levels and with wall bookcases featuring over than 50 000 books.
For the Milano Design Week, the accessories and footwear company United Nude has collaborated with architects and designers all around the world such as Ben Van Berkel, Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove, Fernando Romero and Michael Young. They wanted to reinvent shoes by thinking them like architectural artworks, thanks to the 3D print technique.
Iris van Herpen continues to explore 3D printing for her new collection “Terraforming”. She has worked with other textures and techniques such as laser-cut and translucent crystals. For her line Fall/Winter 2015, she has collaborated with architect professor Philip Beesley and designers specialized in 3D : Aleksandra Gaca for the textile and Japanese Nortaka Tatehana for the shoes.
Studio Agabag uses LEGO bricks to make feminine handbags. They always have thought that the LEGO were a versatile material, that opens to different possibilities of creations. Each brick is handled thanks to a soft silk interior and can contain without any problem your personal stuff.
With 80 years of knitting experience behind him, Alfred ‘Alfie’ Date, a 109 years old man, spends time knitting sweaters in order to dress and protect the Australian and new Zealander penguins from oil. The oil spill in the ocean, which happened in 2013, has affected a lot of birds and Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation doesn’t stop asking for sweaters donations.
Represented by Laura Beckwith of The Garden Party, photographer, director and designer Jimmy Marble draws his inspiration from the vibrations, the taste of sun and palmtrees, the pastel and vivid colors of Los Angeles for his portraits and commissioned works by clients such as SXSW, Apple and Oreo.
Berlin designer Johanna F. Schneider returns this season with a new collaboration NikeLab and JFS female training collection. Designed to be modular at 100 percent, the summer collection is perfect for training during the warmer months, allowing trainers to add or remove layers before, during and after training to keep the body cool and comfortable.
For 15 years, Californian artist Merry Coor designes glass necklaces in the shape of little planets and comets. Each bead is filled by a bit of a lost one’s ashes to preserve his memory. She likes to have a picture, a story or a letter of the dead people in order to develop a personal connection with the jewel she makes. You can order necklaces on her Etsy.
The New York City volunteer service has been facing a problem increasingly urgent : to convince New Yorkers to volunteer for their city. The agency Sid Lee has realized the colorful campaign of prints catch-phrased “Good for you good for your city” accompanied with a clothing line to attract the attention of the citizens.
Focus on the latest promotional campaign of Volvo made in collaboration with the London agency Grey. Entitled Volvo Life Paint, the campaign highlights that 19,000 accidents occur each year in Britain and in which a bicycle is involved. The brand therefore proposing a transparent spray paint which, when applied to clothing, reacts to light in the night. This would allow cyclists to be better view by motorists and reduce the number of accidents.
For the magazine Harper’s Bazaar Art (Middle East), fashion photographer Greg Adamski did a shooting in the middle of the Arabia desert with the model Angelika Banach. For this shooting, the photographer had the idea to put mirrors around the model in order to see the dunes and the solar horizon reflecting.