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New York vécu and Tokyo's Future Market

Kiko Mizrahu , who beyond being big in Japan, is a cultural phenomena with massive global possibilities.Kiko Mizrahu , who beyond being big in Japan, is a cultural phenomena with massive global possibilities.

By the time we surfaced out of the tunnel and eased into New York City itself, it was 3:30am. Despite ten thousand returns, the first sight of all those vertical towers jutting overhead, so high they seemed to converge, still made for a sharp intake of breath. Having grown up in a restless family, that was always in motion, New York City was the one place in which I had been most grounded, or to use a phrase I just found in a critique of A la Recherche du temps perdu ; "vegetated".

It's been almost three decades of living within New York City's scale and sprawl, drive and energy. More than any where else, it was what had shaped me. I was back for meetings and not much else, not in this my dedicated state of rootlessness, but this morning, this return had a strange tincture. Was it nostalgia?

TI Is Mad For: The Kinetic Skin Wall : At Elements Of Architecture: Venice Biennale 2014

Kinetic skin wall at elements of architecture exhibition , Venice Biennale ,2014 from amandabaillieu on Vimeo.

In the Elements of Architecture portion of the Venice Biennale, Rem Koolhaas has defined 15 fundamental elements, such as ceilings, floors, stairs, and walls. The latter has a particularly impressive kinetic skin wall by Germany's Barkow Leibinger.

Eagerly Anticipating : De Rotterdam: OMA

The project is led by OMA's Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon and Reinier de Graaf. The associate in charge is Kees van Casteren.The project is led by OMA's Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon and Reinier de Graaf. The associate in charge is Kees van Casteren.

After four years , the Rem Koolhaas designed De Rotterdam complex is nearing completion.

CURRENT READING...dontstopdontstopdontstopdontstop:Hans Ulrich Obrist: Edited by April Elizabeth Lamm : Preface by Rem Koolhaas

M/M's polyphonic and anti-hierarchical design conceit is notable for the ease with which the texts can be read.M/M's polyphonic and anti-hierarchical design conceit is notable for the ease with which the texts can be read.

“If art takes place in a contemporary art museum (where we expect it), what does it mean? Art should not be about filling spaces, but about necessities and urgencies.”

Hans Ulrich Obrist

TI IS MAD FOR: Rem Koolhaas' furniture for Knoll

OMA chose the latest Prada fashion extravaganza to debut its new range of furniture for Knoll.OMA chose the latest Prada fashion extravaganza to debut its new range of furniture for Knoll.

CURRENT READING: The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping / Harvard Design School Project on the City 2: Chuihua Judy Chung,

The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping explores the ways in which shopping has refashioned the contemporary city.The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping explores the ways in which shopping has refashioned the contemporary city.

Tis the season for giving but in a time of retail crisis , how to convince the heedless masses to binge when common sense says "purge"?

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