Little Print Shop of Horrors returns

Fabulous news for all horror lovers, Creative Spark is back with its Little Print Shop of Horrors just in time for for Halloween. Continue reading

Will.i.am dips his toes in the wearable water

Will.i.am is set to launch his first piece of wearable technology that could be a strong competitor for Apple’s watch. The Puls smart watch is due to go on sale later this year and features special edition designs created by award winning architect Zaha Hadid. Continue reading

The 3D future of fashion

Rotterdam designer Martijn van Strien has created his own label and its first collection plays with laser cut unisex garments. Continue reading

Oscar de la Renta’s work and life in Assouline Publishing’s vision

The new style bible from the late Oscar de la Renta

the CITIZENS of FASHION

Remembering the gentleman of fashion that passed away Monday night at the age of 82 years. He was battling cancer since 2006.

Oscar De La Renta The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de La Renta Oscar de la Renta fashion adventure began in Spain, chez Cristóbal Balenciaga ,after working in Paris at Lanvin finally moving in the 1960s to the United States launching his eponymous ready to wear line and becoming quickly a leading figure on the international fashion scene. After five succesful decades he continues to produce fascinating collections and projects all results of his enduring creative vision.

De la Renta once declared “I want to make clothes that people will wear, not styles that will make a big splash on the runway.” and this is exactly what he did becoming one of the most appreciated and loved fashion designers. His work is loved by every woman from the simple girl next door to American first ladies, like Nancy Reagan and Michelle Obama.

“King of Evening!” Vogue declared him…

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Head in the clouds

I was thinking of securing this as a winter residence, but had to give up the idea, because the rent was higher than the house.
– Mark Twain writing a postcard to Helene Picard

Theatrical Whisky

Food design studio Bompas & Parr have created the ultimate theatrical experience to liven up whisky tasting. The Flavour Conductor uses a church organ that helps to enhance the different flavours whilst whisky drinking. Continue reading

The Art of storytelling

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a talk by the sensational Robert Wong, co-founder and Chief creative officer of Google Creative Lab. He spoke candidly about his dislike of technology and design yet made the point that when both are done well they don’t feel like technology or design instead they feel easy, intuitive and in a sense go unnoticed. Continue reading