Louis Vuitton Enters Restaurant Pop-Up Game, Other News – SURFACE

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June 24, 2022

Louis Vuitton Mory Sacko . Restaurant

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Louis Vuitton enters Restaurant Pop-Up

Perhaps driven by the success of Dior and Fendi’s LVMH chain of pop-up coffee shops, Louis Vuitton decided to get into the culinary world as well. Taking over the terrace and garden at the White 1921 Hotel in Saint-Tropez, a Jean-Michel and Die-designed property located on the historic Place des Lices, the restaurant is run by chef Mory Sacko of Michelin-starred MoSuke in Paris. The plant-centric menu reflects the itinerant spirit of the house, with Japanese and African flavors serving up French fine dining. For example, the gussied-up version of equipen, the Japanese meal tray that is a popular staple on trains, and the rich tagine served in ceramic bowls. Sacko also helped direct the decor scheme, highlighted by the brand’s monochrome florals and reimagined cuts from the travel-inspired Objets Nomades collection. –net story

“Michael in Black” by Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller explores the darker sides of celebrity culture

Nicole Miller’s body of work, which has been shown by the likes of SFMOMA, Ballroom Marfa and Kunst Werke in Berlin, consists primarily of films and installations concerned with celebrity culture and the dehumanizing effects of a collectivist outlook. carving 2018 Michael in black, cast in bronze from a die made of Michael Jackson’s body between 1986 and 1987, marks a major exception to the classification of her direct work. very similar to its subject, Michael in black It is one of Miller’s most complex works, and it informs the artist’s first study, from title to subject.

Michael in black It is an occasion to focus on Miller’s exciting body of work and take a closer look at the ecosystem that nourishes and nourishes it. The book he co-published Center for Arts, Research and Alliances (CARA) And the public imagination, also contains the eleventh issue of The latter, which uses Miller’s work as a springboard for an anthology of cultural criticism. Contributions range from visual artwork to texts and interviews with the likes of Hannah Black, Ocean Fong, Arthur Jaffe and Miller herself. Each work inside, contextualized by titular sculpture, acts as a new lens through which the dark side of the celebrity can be viewed. –Gina Adrian Diaz

Acne Studios Paris by Arquitectura-G

Acne Studios updates the Haussmanian look and feel for their new Parisian flagship.

“For some designers, it’s about building bridges. For Acne Studios founder and creative director Jonny Johansson, it’s about sitting underneath. So Johansson brought in references from his favorite spot at Ralambshovsparken in Stockholm, and mixed them with the metal brackets and grommets on the underside of Pont Neuf in Paris, which crosses the Seine, as elements of the brand’s new store on rue Saint Honoré. Saint Maximin stone quarried 30 miles outside of Paris that is used in the city’s classic Haussmannian buildings has also been used to give a modern touch to an old world aesthetic.” [H/T WWD]

The booming market for used watches is showing signs of slowing down.

“An unprecedented rise in the prices of the most sought-after luxury watches is showing signs of stabilization after some owners have returned Rolex and Patek Philippe watches to the mass to take advantage, a new indicator by trading platform Subdial is showing. The Subdial50 index, which tracks global market prices for the 50 most Luxury traded by value, by about 6% in the past 30 days.” [H/T Bloomberg]

Randselva Bridge in Norway. Photo courtesy of Oystein Ulvestad

A modest bridge in Norway was designed and built without any drawings.

High above a forest outside Oslo, the Randsilva Bridge is remarkably unremarkable. A straight bridge for cars and trucks, the gently curving bridge spans a river, valley, railroad, and foothills. The bridge spans 634 meters, or 2,080 feet, and is 180 feet above the ground at its highest point. His.Like many highway projects around the world, it has been designed to span great distances and stand strong – works that have become so ordinary that it is expected to be the status quo.But unlike most massive construction projects, this bridge is designed to And create it without any graphics.” [H/T Fast Company]

New York’s popular Stonewall Inn dive bar will soon welcome its own visitor center.

“The Greenwich Village dive bar will soon have its own visitor center. As first announced yesterday by the social advocacy and community engagement non-profit Pride Live, a media and education hub located right next to the multi-story waterhole, Stonewall will start Inn on Friday with a planned opening date next summer.The pub, best known for its cheap drinks, upstairs drag shows, and its status as the most famous single landmark in American LGBTQ+ history, docks the Stonewall National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service. ” [H/T The Architect’s Newspaper]

Timothy Taylor joins the wave of New York galleries moving from Chelsea to Tribeca.

“Timothy Taylor, one of the main galleries in London, will move his New York space from Chelsea to Tribeca next year, joining a wave of New York companies that recently set up shop in Lower Manhattan. The gallery’s new location will occupy 6,000 square feet of Tribeca’s floor space.” Ground of 74 Leonard Street Tribeca site renovation is led by New York-based architecture studioMDA David Zwerner, Mendes Wood DM, James Cohan, PPOW, and Canada are just a few of the galleries that have opened in Tribeca in the past two years Pace Gallery is also planning to open Tribeca space later this year.” [H/T ARTnews]

Diller Scofidio + Renfrew London Wall West proposal. Photo courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Diller Scofidio & Renfro will turn London’s Wall West into a zero-sum neighbourhood.

“The City of London is currently working with Diller Scofidio & Renfro on plans to transform London’s Wall West. The site – home to the Museum of London and Bastion House – is currently under review as the museum will soon move to a new home in the British capital’s West Smithfield, and is no longer the Bastion House office building that Dating back to the 1970s meets modern standards. The new neighborhood — which aims for Net Zero by 2040 — will offer the district new offices, exhibition and culture spaces, restaurants and cafes, and landscaped parks.” [H/T Designboom]

The latest P448 sneaker is crafted using leather sourced from invasive lionfish species.

“A sneaker made of lion’s skin may provoke an animal rights activist, but it actually serves marine wildlife. The ocean predator responsible for killing 79 percent of small reef fish is now being used by Inversa Leathers as a leather substitute for its sneakers.” The Florida-based divers partnered with Italian sneaker brand P448 to bring the lionfish shoes to market.The classic, fuss-free silhouette will appear in five different colors: red, pink, blue, silver and black Its base is white, perforated with the signature P448 branding, and accented with leather Dyed fish on heels. Each pair equals one lionfish removed from the oceans, thus saving thousands of native species.” [H/T Input]

A microplastic-eating robo fish created by researchers at Sichuan University. Photo by Nano Letters 2022

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