DESIGN | AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM CANDLES

April 21, 2014  |  Design  |  No Comments

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In an effort to raise awareness of various humanitarian crises such as women's & children's rights, fair treatment of prisoners, and the lessening of violence, Amnesty International has teamed up with advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and artistic duo Coarse on a new line of “Freedom Candles” to raise profits for the humanitarian organization. Ostensibly, the candles are sculptural Read More

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ANDY WARHOL’S UPPER EAST SIDE 1342 LEXINGTON AVE TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE

April 24, 2013  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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What would you be willing to pay to live in the space that played host to Andy Warhol's intensely private and enigmatic personal life during his most fertile and formative creative years? If $5,795,000 USD doesn't stop your watch, 1342 Lexington Avenue might just be within reach. Originally purchased in 1959 for the then princely sum of $60,000 USD, Warhol spent the next 15 years alone in this Upper East Side townhouse with his reclusive mother Julia and ultimately 25 cats, all of whom were named Sam, where the ground floor also doubled as his painting studio and first official "Warhol Factory." Read More

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DESIGN: INSIDE MARC NEWSON’S LONDON HOME

April 8, 2013  |  Design  |  Comments Off

In Residence: Marc Newson on Nowness.com.

Modern design icon and past Supertouch collaborator Marc Newson's London home is a study of rustic modern architecture that serves as a comfortable foil to his normally space age sleek design sensibility in this artist-guided tour.

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DESIGN: ZAHA HADID’S INCREDIBLE GALAXY SOHO BUILDING IN BEIJING

April 1, 2013  |  Architecture, Beijing, Design  |  Comments Off

Seemingly the hub of all economic development these days, China is leading the way in architecture with some of the world's most modern & beautiful structures popping up in the country at breakneck speed (unfortunately, there's also a lot of really ugly, empty ones, unsafe ones, too). Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid's newest and easily most beautiful structure to date, the 330,000-square-metre Galaxy Soho retail/office/entertainment complex in Beijing now tops that list. Read More

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CHECK OUT RON BURGUNDY’S CLASSY ART-FILLED NYC PAD

March 27, 2013  |  art, Design, Style  |  Comments Off

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Featured in this month’s Architectural Digest is the shockingly tasteful, art-filled NYC pad of one former San Diego broadcast journalist cum-comedic actor, Ron Burgundy, known in a previous life as everyday schmoe Will Ferrell. Read More

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NEW ANDY WARHOL BRILLO BOX SEATS MIGHT JUST BE COOLER THAN THE ORIGINAL ARTWORKS

March 27, 2013  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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An official collab between Quinze & Milan and The Andy Warhol Foundation, these awesome, squishy Brillo Box seats make the artist's original groundbreaking (and then-controversial) art pieces from 1964 way cooler by making them both affordable, and use-able. Knowing Andy, he might prefer these to the originals. Get them for $425 here... Read More

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SHEPARD FAIREY DESIGNS PATCH FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ARK1 MISSION

March 22, 2013  |  art, Design, News  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy Shepard Fairey has just become the first punk in space with his new logo & patch design to be worn by astronauts on the International Space Station. The controversial street artist and streetwear magnate was commissioned by the auspiciously named Center of Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to create an emblem for the International Space Station's upcoming Advancing Research Knowledge 1 (ARK1) mission that launches later this year. Read More

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DEPECHE MODE x HUBLOT WATCH FOR CHARITY WATER

March 20, 2013  |  Design, Music  |  Comments Off

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In one of the most unpredictable charity collabs ever, Depeche Mode has teamed up with luxury watchmaker Hublot to create an incredibly badass timepiece to raise funds for global relief NGO Charity : Water.  Read More

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INTERVIEW: CHINA’S MOST VISIONARY REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER, ZHANG XIN

March 3, 2013  |  Architecture, Design  |  Comments Off

Singlehandedly responsible for some of "New China's" most incredible architectural developments, the totally self-made Zhang Xin—who rose from toiling in a Chinese sweatshop to become a billionaire real estate developer with impeccable taste—is a powerhouse design connoisseur poised to remake the face of modern China with her firm, Soho China.

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NEWS///MARC NEWSON’S LOCKHEED LOUNGE CHAIR BUMPS FINE ART SALES DECLINE, SETTING $1.6 MILLION AUCTION RECORD

May 4, 2009  |  art, Art & Commerce, Design, London, News  |  Comments Off

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Madonna relaxes on Newson's "Lockheed" on-camera in 1993. Amazingly, this fact hasn't hurt the chair's value...

Supertouch buddy and upcoming "Stages" art show participant MARC NEWSON created his iconic "Lockheed Lounge" chair in 1988 and in recent years it has become the most famous piece of designer furniture to ever change hands at auction. Last week saw an artist proof of the silver aluminum chaise lounge that previously belonged to the artist's mother (and once made an appearance in Madonna's 1993 "Rain" music video) close out the design auction at PHILLIPS DE PURY & CO in London for a record $1.6 million USD, a new record for a piece of design furniture. The chair broke its own sales record previously established at a 2007 Sotheby's auction when the chair brought in $968,000 USD. Amazingly, the design world has managed to buck the massive sales slump currently facing the art world with resale values remaining virtually undiminished and demand for stellar pieces consistently high. Maybe the fact that it's art you can actually helps justify the splurge in a downturn...

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