Category Archives: Design

Faye Toogood is, Outstandingly, Always Excellent

An Excellent example of London-based designer Faye Toogood‘s Outstanding work, via Phillips de Pury & Company. To enjoy, and download, our Excellent conversation with Toogood, please click HERE

FAYE TOOGOOD Cage For Birds, United Kingdom, 2011 Steel, Patinated Mesh, Mirror, Iridescent Glass 140 x 70 x 125 cm (55 1/8 x 27 1/2 x 49 1/4 in.). Image via Phillips de Pury & Company.

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Excellent Destination: Design Days Dubai 2012

‘Lathe V’ by Sebastian Brajkovicas seen during Design Days Dubai, a fair dedicated to collectible furniture and objects presented by international and Middle East galleries.

'Lathe V' by Sebastian Brajkovic. Image via Wallpaper.

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Outstandingly Scenic Excellence

Outstanding atmosphere: Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Show - The Setting. Image via Balenciaga.

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Lessons in Excellency: L’École Van Cleef & Arpels opens in Paris

As also announced by Wallpaper* magazine: “Today, Van Cleef & Arpels’ school of jewellery – L’École Van Cleef & Arpels – opens its gilded doors for the very first time. Aimed at makers, connoisseurs and those just simply keen to get an ‘intellectual and emotional grasp of the soul of jewellery through personal experience’, the school will uncover the notoriously secretive world of fine-jewellery via a non-technical curriculum of classes, which will be taught in English as well as French.” Chouette !! As Caragh McKay explains: “Marie Vallanet-Delhom, the first President of the new École Van Cleef & Arpels, is one of the most prominent figures in the French watch and jewellery industry, and will share her 25-year knowledge of the great French jewellery maisons at the school. Here she talks as through the concept and curriculum.” To view, kindly click HERE.

Lessons in Excellency at Van Clef & Arpels: The gemsetter constantly refers to the gouaché so that he or she can select the right stones for a piece. The combination of different shaped and sized gems adds a sense of movement. Image via Wallpaper*.

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Panoramic Excellence: Artist Olafur Eliasson For The ARoS Art Museum

Information via Laura Raskin for Architectural Record: “Rendering Denmark’s second-largest city in 52 colors, artist Olafur Eliasson has perched his permanent installation “Your Rainbow Panorama” on delicate columns 12 feet above the roof of the ARoS Art Museum, in Aarhus. Curved glass panels progress along the UFO-like structure. Visitors do, too, as they walk the 490-foot-long circular path, which opened in May. Each laminated pane of glass contains a color foil and was manufactured to withstand harsh weather. Recessed lighting in the walkway sets the building aglow at night. With Viking roots stretching back to the eighth century, Aarhus is a waterfront town and home to architectural gems that get great billing from the installation’s 360-degree views. Eliasson says that “Panorama” is a lighthouse: “The work becomes a compass in time and space.””

Outstanding Panorama: Artist Olafur Eliasson's permanent installation “Your Rainbow Panorama”, at the ARoS Art Museum, in Aarhus, Denmark. Image via Architectural Record via Studio Olafur Eliasson.

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Colorful Excellence: Olivier Theyskens For ‘Theyskens’ Theory’

BURGEONING COLOR TREND ALERT: As Outstandingly explained by Jane Herman for The Moment blog of  The New York Times: “The top contender: green, and more specifically pale, mellow, minty green, introduced in the resort collections as a prelude to spring’s more pastel-centric palette (only a few months away). This green’s dustier renditions — as seen on the spring runway at Theyskens’ Theory — act similar to a khaki or olive green and can be worn as easily.”

Excellent Color: Image via Elle Muliarchyk for Theyskens' Theory via The New York Times.

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Bijoux Report: The Outstanding Jewels of Mister Wilfredo Rosado

Mister Wilfredo Rosado makes jewelry that is Excellently Outstanding. Paris Vogue agrees. Perhaps so will you. To view the collection, please click HERE.

Excellently Outstanding jewelry by Wilfredo Rosado, as featured in Paris Vogue.. Image via Facebook via Wilfredo Rosado.

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