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Retail Design, Dior Homme Boutique

Dior Homme Boutique, Los Angeles, USA, Installations created by Daniel Arsham

Inbai Kim Move in Earnest

Inbai Kim selects images from the countless number of drawings he makes, then transforms the images into sculptural works. his sculptures are also black and white, with black pencil markings filling the spaces on his white sculptural forms.

Exhibition: Inbai Kim, Move in Earnest, at Arario Gallery

Wire Mesh at NEO Centraal Museum

For this exhibition design a concept was devised in conjunction with the artist Peter Struycken’s light plan, where a mixture of classic, eclectic, rococo, baroque, exotic and gothic objects were exhibited in a number of separate rooms and housed in steel and mesh cages. The placement of the cages facilitated different routes through the rooms. At times the visitor could walk around the cages and at other times through them, viewing the exhibits from different angles and under different lighting conditions.

Exhibition: NEO Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands, by Peter Struycken, and UN Studio

Ingo Maurer’s Seven Rats

Seven Rats, Exhibition at Light+Building 2008, Frankfurt, by Ingo Maurer

Molecular Gastronomy at The Fat Duck

To call The Fat Duck in the Berkshire village of Bray a restaurant is merely to skim the surface of what has become one of the world’s most distinctive dining experiences. Originally a pub, the Fat Duck was recently voted the best restaurant on the planet, a tribute to the creative culinary skills of Heston Blumenthal, the self-taught chef who has rewritten the rules with dishes such as salmon poached with liquorice, lasagne of langoustine, carrot toffee and smoked bacon and egg ice cream.
The current tasting menu at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck includes nitro-green tea and lime mousse as well as snail porridge, salmon poached with licorice and mango and Douglas fir puree.

Reservations recommended, three stars in the Michelin Guide, at The Fat Duck

Hennessy Ellipse Cognac Bottle

Renowned Cognac maker Hennessy have released a specially designed Cognac which incorporates all the talents of master blenders from seven generations dating back to 1800 with Hennesy’s first master blender, Jean Fillioux. The cognac has an intensely complex bouquet with notable hints of candied fruit, wild roses and rancio, that earthy aroma that comes from the aging process.

Ellipse Cognac, $4000, from Hennessy

Read More at IHT: Finest Cognac offers bottled time

Bella Italia Wine Bar Interior

Bella Italia Weine, Stuttgart, Germany by Ippolito Fleitz Group

Icon: Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier

“Here we will build a monument dedicated to nature and we will make it our lives’ purpose”.

Le Corbusier’s ‘chapel of our lady of the height‘ is a pilgrimage chapel, though on most days more frequented by architectural pilgrims than the intended variety. Perched on a commanding hill above the village of Ronchamp, it is the latest of a long history of chapels on the site. Its predecessor was destroyed in fighting in the Second World War, though much of its stone is used in the walls of Le Corbusier’s building.

The thick, curved walls – especially the buttress-shaped south wall – and the vast shell of the concrete roof give the building a massive, sculptural form. Small, brightly painted and apparently irregular windows punched in these thick walls give a dim but exciting light within the cool building, enhanced by further indirect light coming down the three light towers.

Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France, by Le Corbusier

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair interpreted by Paul Smith

Displayed at Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen, and subsequently sold at auction, proceeds to the Danish AIDS Foundation.

Series 7 chair, by Arne Jacobsen, for Fritz Hansen

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