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31 10 2014

Aries Aries Rising HOOD BY AIR

HOOD BY AIR is a phenomenon. The NYC-based label is run by Shayne Oliver, a 26-year-old designer from East New York, Brooklyn. In 2006, at 18, Oliver and friend Raul Lopez started Hood by Air as a T-shirt line that exaggerated the graphic and fit of 1990s streetwear brands like FUBU, Enyce, and Eckō. The…
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How adidas’ SPEZIAL collection reveals Northern England’s obsession with the brand from Herzogenaurach

The genesis of Britain’s fascination with sportswear begins in the North of England. Arguments abound regarding the overused and oft-abused “casual” appellation to denote the terrace dwellers who made a brand like adidas — which once seemed so exotic to those attempting clean living in drab surroundings — synonymous with cities like Manchester and Liverpool.…
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Black is a Hard Drug: ODILE DECQ

According to I.M. Pei, architects don’t really know what they’re doing until they reach 60. Which means that 58-year-old ODILE DECQ is rather precocious, since she has already entered a mature phase of her career with large, complex projects such as the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, the FRAC Bretagne in Rennes, the just-completed Pavillon 8 in Lyon, and the forthcoming Museum of Homo …
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adidas Creative Director DIRK SCHÖNBERGER on The Spirit of Collaboration

The contemporary fashion market, with its gluttonous appetite for novelty, cycles through trends at vertiginous speeds. In this climate, adidas has looked towards collaboration as a way of targeting specific niches and demographics without diluting the brand’s history. DIRK SCHÖNBERGER is the creative director of the adidas Sport Style division, where he has presided over…
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JOHN WATERS Hitchhikes Across America and Witnesses Its Demented Generosity

JOHN WATERS was born in the Lutherville suburb of Baltimore in 1946 and became famous in the 1970s for flouting Hollywood’s rules and reveling in bad taste. In his 17 Oscar-­free classic cult films, Waters has exploited as much entertainment as possible from low­brow sexploitation and the provocative deviance of subcultural taboo. Today he is…
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SINGULARITY IS PLURAL: The Optimism of BJARKE INGELS and RAY KURZWEIL

SINGULARITY IS PLURAL: The Optimism of BJARKE INGELS and RAY KURZWEIL

RAY KURZWEIL is an American scientist, health guru and futurologist. BJARKE INGELS is a precocious Danish architect. Frustrated with the timid and backward-facing spirit of contemporary architecture and urbanism, Ingels turns outside of his own field for hints of what the future – as it is being built today – might look like. Nobody offered a vision as simultaneously daring, methodical and …
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ANDRO WEKUA

One does not look at Andro Wekua’s work. One stares – at the Technicolor seeping through a pierced old-world modernism; at the muzzled gazes of mannequins, disarmingly half-dressed. We stare at that which we do not understand, and Wekua’s figures, landscapes, and palette come from a parallel universe, brushing up against ours, overlapping in incidental imagery, but distinctly foreign. It is …
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