Friday, 27 August 2010
A truly inspirational issue, Frame no 76 INTERIOR REALITY arrived today at our London store. The issue features, as the title suggests, interiors and, more specifically that of retail spaces. There is wonderful eclectic mix of commercial interiors from that of the 24 Issey Miyake store; the first LA Missoni Boutique; the new Pantone hotels to Vogue Opttique's play with light and repetition and the glamourisation of eyewear where it's displayed like jewellery. Not to mention a Gaggenau show stand set up that is a reflection of the manufacturing processes with a live demonstration of construction of their ovens to .
Despite the recession, huge efforts are being made to create an impact on the customer's shopping experience and this issue presents to us both budget and big bucks case studies with the focus varying from sustainability to all out flamboyant, high impact new stores. Frame gives us a glimpse of the latter with their article The POWER AND THE GLORY: LOUIS VUITTON VS TOPSHOP IN LONDON.
Get it in our London store now...
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
New to our Ludlow store is this bi annual magazine that comes in the form of a cloth bound book.
The Idler was founded in 1993 by Tom Hodgkinson and his friend Gavin Pretor-Pinney and title comes from a series of essays by Dr Johnson, published in 1758-9 in the Universal Chronicle.
The intention of the magazine is to return dignity to the art of loafing, to make idling into something to aspire towards rather than reject. As well as providing a radical and thought-provoking read, the Idler is also very funny.
The current issue "Back to the Land" features a major interview with David Hockney about the historical shifts in control of images. There are essays on the land and politics by Simon Fairlie, Paul Kingsnorth, Harry Mount and many more. Tom Hodgkinson has written the introduction where he writes on Roman farming guides. There are fine illustrations from Stanley Donwood, Alice Smith, Clifford Harper and more. The book has been lovingly typeset by Christian Brett.
For more information, you can visit the idler website