A fantastic Jeff Koons exhibition has opened its doors at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland. Coinciding with the opening of the Art Week Basel, the Fondation presents “an extensive exhibition of the american artist jeff koons, documenting his artistic development over the past thirty years of practice through the lenses of three milestone series. ‘the new’ showcases koons’s earliest work, as he began in the early 1980’s with a series of readymade-like appliances and sculptures. ‘banality’, a period begun in 1988, includes traditionally crafted sculptures in porcelain and wood, that nonetheless take as their subject ironic confrontations between pop culture icons and baroque artworks.” His most iconic sculptures, as well as paintings are all on display and moved into the perfect light. We also love the fact that they installed some of the pieces in the gardens of the Fondation, where Koons work is a real visual interrupter. The exhibition will be on until September 2nd, 2012. Take a look at the exhibition in detail in the gallery. ( Via designboom ) Related posts: » Jeff Koons At Serpentine Gallery | A Detailed Look » Jeff Koons x Ikepod “Cannonballs” Watch » Jeff Koons “Popeye Sculpture” Exhibition at Galerie Jerome de Noirmont » Ikepod x Jeff Koons Watches Released » Jeff Koons Visiting Versailles
Odin is showcasing its unisex fragrance line and candles with a pop-up shop on 330 East 11th in the East Village. Designed by Snarkitecture , the narrow 350-square foot space is set up to “shun the typical interpretation of the popular retail concept,” in the words of Odin co-owner Paul Birardi. The result is an interior painted all white and filled with replica Odin bottles in white gypsum cement, suspended from the ceiling and emerging from the floor atop clear rods. The visual presentation is striking (if not reminiscent of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude), displaying a stark contrast between the white environment and the black of the actual fragrances and candles. The store opened on May 1st and will stick around for the next six weeks, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. ODIN Fragrances & Home Fragrances – Pop-Up Shop 330 East 11th Street | Map New York, NY 10003
Just last month, we previewed a couple of Large Climb Packs from Epperson Mountaineering . Here are two more models from their Spring/Summer 2012 collection in Kelly Green/Mandarin and Clay/Ruby color schemes. Abundance of colors make these backpacks great for lugging around in the outdoors or the concrete jungle, and it is constructed from durable Cordura nylon material on the exterior. Carabiner clips in the center offer functionality and visual accent, surrounded with two zipped pockets on each side. Both of these items are made right here in the U.S.A. and can be ordered from Oi Polloi online shop in UK.
At Auto China 2012 in Beijing, Audi is presenting a themed vehicle based on the Q3 – the RS Q3 concept. It interprets the character of the compact SUV as a high-performance athlete with a 265 kW (360 hp) 2.5 TFSI engine transfering power to a quattro all-wheel drive system. The powerful 5-cylinder unit combines gasoline direct injection with turbocharging, allowing the car to accelerateto 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.2 seconds and gain a top speed of 265 km/h (164.66 mph). The body is lowered about an inch and is widened with sharp visual details including matte black and blue paint, brushed and polished aluminum trim and a single-frame grille with black inserts. The interior is done is blue and blue as well, framed with aluminum accents. The 20″ wheels are not exactly typical for an SUV, but certainly for an RS model. Related posts: » Audi E-Tron Spyder » Audi Q3 » Damien Hirst Audi A1 » Audi S5 Special Edition » 2013 Audi S4
Engineered Garments step outside of their heritage influence with this video profiling the brands Spring/Summer collection. The video is by HARRYS , and has obvious influences itself. I’m a fan of the fact that Engineered Garments have juxtaposed their signature style with a new visual communication.