ZOUK X DR. MARTENS COLLABORATION
IN CELEBRATION OF ZOUK’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY & DR. MARTENS #FIRSTANDFOREVER CAMPAIGN
This October, Singapore’s nightlife Mecca Zouk has tied up exclusively with Dr. Martens to present a unique collection of the latter’s iconic 1461 3-Eye shoe specially designed by 20 of the scene’s players, trailblazers, creatives & thinkers alike in celebration of Zouk’s 20 glorious years of music, dance and culture and Dr. Martens’ #FIRST 1461 3-Eye Shoe Customization in Singapore.
In this union of two world-class lifestyle brands brought together through their mutual love for style, opening minds and pushing boundaries, each personality was given a pair of limited edition Dr. Martens 1461 3-Eye shoe – with their signature stitching in green instead of the iconic yellow – on which they can express their feelings toward the internationally-renowned club, incorporating the Zouk identity on their blank canvases with artistic freedom & creative liberation, thereby adding a quaint and personal touch to each design.
The footwear, together with photos shot by acclaimed photographer Ivanho Harlim, will then be exhibited in Zouk, a mini art gallery in itself on 7 October 2011 and will be auctioned off post-event from 8 to 25 October 2011, with all proceeds going to Zouk’s adopted charity for 2011: Make-A-Wish Foundation®.
Zouk and Dr.Martens would like to extend a very special thank you to Ivanho Harlim, Martin Yeoh and the following contributors for making this collaboration a success. Ben Qwek / Caracal / Darker Than Wax / Earn Chen / Guan Min / Holly Grabarek / Jahan / Jasmine Tuan / Kuanth / Larry Lam / Leftfoot / Max Tan / Ownmuse / :phunk studio / Poptart / Shinichi Osawa / Syndicate / Weichoong / Yanda
At York Hall in Bethnal Green last week, audience members at a concert not only got to hear musical performers, but also got to sit inside their pockets. The strange series of events was part of the Red Dress installation, created by designers Aamu Song and Johan Olin for the Finnish Institute at the London Design Festival.
For each performance inside the former boxing hall, a singer stood inside the giant dress, which spread across the floor around them. Rather than take a seat in the stalls, each of the 238 people in the audience watched the performance lying back while tucked inside a pocket in the dress.
The dress itself has been manufactured by Danish furniture and design brand Kvadrat and was made using over 550 metres of Divina wool fabric. Musicians that gave performances included vocalist Emma Salokoski, guitarist Jarmo Saari and a string quartet from Britten Sinfonia.
The installation allowed people to not just watch a performance, but physically participate by getting close up and inside the clothes of the musician. We hope to see more live performances being transformed by this type of intimate and fun experience.
Except from http://www.prote.in/feed/2011/09/red-dress
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Done is a unique artists’ book produced specifically for the ‘we love your books’ 2009 exhibition entitled ‘Closure’, at Artworks, Milton Keynes. This tissue paper book is based on an obsession with list-making. It explores the typographic potential of the handwritten list and places it within a new context.
Letterpress and silkscreen printed onto tissue paper.
A small identity for furniture designers Frøystad+Klock, inspired by scandinavian design traditions and their clever use of materials. A stripped down minimalistic approach is ensured by focusing on details in the wordmark like the plus, Ø and O, and the way they stand together. Twelve photos of different materials were teamed up with colored paper to separate the two designers. This also allows flexibility, each element can be shown a number of ways, within the same strict setup.