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13 Oct

New Exhibition ‘Colorful Japan’ Examines Japanese Branding & Poster Design

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is showing a new exhibition titled Colorful Japan that offers a close examination of Japanese branding and poster design. The gallery was put together in celebration of Shigeru Watano’s expansive legacy, the late graphic designer who lived in the Netherlands and brought over his unique cultural design sensibilities. His relationship with the museum and several Japanese designers alike have resulted in the large accumulation of Japanese posters, a collection that now spans approximately 800 posters.   The exhibition has been curated with the works of prominent Japanese artists, like Ikko Tanaka and Tadanori Yokoo, painstakingly arranging each poster by color. From a vibrant Nikon ad to various fashion posters, many of the pieces are mid-century artworks that offer a...
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11 Oct

Rare KAWS Artworks Lead Artcurial’s “Outsider(s)” Auction

Paris-based auction house Artcurial will soon launch a momentous sale of rare, original artworks by KAWS and the acclaimed DIY artists from the legendary “Beautiful Losers” 2004 exhibition such as Barry McGee, Ryan McGinley, among others. Altogether, the “Outsider(s)” contemporary art auction will encompass over 200 diverse lots spanning paintings, vinyl figures, skate decks, and more limited collectibles.   Leading the sale is KAWS’ ‘Untitled’ (2003) acrylic on photograph piece portraying his Companion riding inside a car bearing the Louis Vuitton monogram — this piece is estimated to sell for upwards of $88,000 USD. Other highlights include McGinley’s ‘Tree #3’ (2003) c-print with a pre-sale estimate of over $25,000 USD as well as hand-painted Nike sneakers by Raymond Pettibon estimated to sell for over $6,000 USD. The...
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28 Jul

Celebs Dazzle Us with Colorful Bags.

Color is creeping back in to summer bag selections, and this week we have a few particularly nice new picks from some of our most enthusiastic bag lovers. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have been frequent flyers on PurseBlog all year, as has Winnie Harlow. Winnie Harlow Winnie Harlow brought this Fendi Roma Amor Bag to her birthday celebration at The Ivey Chelsea Garden restaurant in London. She just turned 25. Mandy Bork Here's model Mandy Bork, hanging out at Club 55 in Saint Tropez. She's carrying a red Dior Book Tote. Priyanka Chopra Priyanka Chopra was snapped heading out out of her Tribeca apartment carrying a brad new, genuine ostrich leather Ferrago Boxyz Bag. Naomi Watts Naomi Watts has a new film to promote, so she is...
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23 Jul

Tesla Cuts Prices; Model S and X Long Range

Tesla is dropping the base models (again), except this time, the prices aren't increasing as they did in January. Consistent with Tesla's frequently adjusted pricing and product availability, the latest changes that quietly appeared on the Tesla website this week dropped two cheaper models of the Model S and Model X. The Standard Range cars are gone, and the Long Range cars—now the base trim—are each down $8010. That means that, for just a couple grand more than the base models that were still being made last week, the Model S is finally at eye level with gasoline-powered luxury cars, at least in estimated EPA range. The 370-mile Model S (up from the Standard Range's 285) costs $81,190. The 325-mile Model X (up from...
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12 Jul

Explore the artistic side at the one and only lifestyle photo gallery “YellowKorner”

Astronaut Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot for the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, holds a Special Environmental Sample Container filled with lunar soil collected during the extravehicular activity (EVA) in which Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander, and Bean participated. Connrad, who took this picture, is reflected in the helmet visor of the lunar module pilot.     The best seller ranges from ‘ALAN BEAN - APOLO 12’ taken by Pete Conrad, a former NASA astronaut who found out his hidden passion toward photography, leaving behind collections for generations to explore the greatness of the universe. ‘Taking a break’ by Mark Olich, relays the behind-the-scene story of a ballerina, presenting his works that completely set apart by...
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8 Jul

Audi R8 V10 Decennium Honors 10th Anniversary

  Audi‘s futuristic technology to help drivers avoid red lights has been one of the brand’s latest developments, but the German manufacturer took a page from its history book to craft its new R8 V10 Decennium. Named after the Latin word for decade, the Decennium pays homage to the V10 engine and celebrates its 10th anniversary through a highly-limited design.   The sports car coupe is defined by an exclusive “Daytona Gray” colorway on the exterior, while milled 20-inch wheels and an intake manifold coated in matte bronze help deliver a striking aesthetic. Gloss black is painted on the front spoiler, side sills and diffuser, coordinating with the Audi logo rings branded along the outside. Black remains the key color for the interior, including on the quilted rhombus-patterned seats,...
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27 Jun

Gucci Beefs Up Tech With Augmented Reality App

Gucci is ramping up its efforts in the technology world, having announced today the launch of an in-app augmented reality feature that it describes as the “first” for any fashion brand. Created in partnership with tech startup Wannaby, the feature allows customers to virtually “try on” shoes and then instantly purchase them from the label’s e-commerce site.   Gucci’s signature Ace sneaker marks the debut footwear option that users can browse through and then view on-foot by simply pointing their phone camera at their feet. Additionally, the tool is also meant to encourage social engagement as fans can save their photos “wearing” the shoes and share them as they see fit. The function is currently only compatible with iOS platforms, however. This initiative isn’t the first...
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22 Jun

Grand Seiko Celebrates Nissan GT-R’s 50th Anniversary With Limited Edition Watch

Seiko’s highest division of watches, Grand Seiko (GS), has just released a new watch that celebrates the Nissan GT-R’s 50th anniversary. Matching the Japanese supercar’s high level of detail and performance, the SBGC229 uses this half-century celebration to also mark Seikos 20th anniversary for its Spring Drive technology found in its movements.   Details like a blue ceramic case and rich white dial directly reflect the Nissan GT-R 50th anniversary model — ultimately acting as a nod towards to original Skyline 2000 GT-R “Bayside Blue.” Other traits include a white crocodile strap, a GT-R anniversary emblem in 18k yellow gold set into the oscillating weight, titanium inner-case construction, and a GS-stamped crown. In terms of timekeeping, the watch boasts Seikos incredible accuracy of ±0.5 seconds per day, a power reserve of...
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11 May

Louis Vuitton Presents its Cruise 2020 Bags

 Louis Vuitton has revealed its Nicolas Ghesquière-designed Cruise 2020 bag collection featuring OLED screens at its women’s New York show. A duffle bag and a bucket bag have been given the OLED treatment so far. The bags combine patent black leather panels with the Malletier’s signature LV monogram canvas motif in its traditional blend of brown and cream emblems. The screens themselves display moving city scenes and contrast the seemingly traditional bags with its use of oversaturated, high-contrast colors and futuristic graphics.   The Instagram account @dlouisvdotcom also reports that the display on the bucket bag is a touchscreen and appears on both the back and the front of the bag. Louis Vuitton’s runway also showcased other standout bags including a skyscraper-inspired clutch and a jewel-encrusted mini-trunk box...
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9 May

Fresh and Floral Candles

Spring brings daffodils, blue skies, and warm weather that we want nothing more than to bask in. Things only seem to get better during the springtime — the mood is lighter, the air is sweeter, and it feels like there are endless possibilities for fresh starts. With some of the coolest makeup trends (sunflower nails, we mean you) and the hottest styles we've seen in months, it's crazy to think that Spring could bless us with more, but lo and behold, it did. Let us introduce you to the best Spring candles on the market. With intoxicatingly perfect floral scents and gorgeous packaging, we wouldn't be surprised if we spent more money on these candles than on springtime bouquets. It's safe to say that these candles are basically a Spring...
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