LV x YK: Collaborating.

After Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama will be collaborating  with Louis Vuitton. You know that we absolutely love Ms Kusama, but we’re not sure about the combination with Louis Vuitton. The products and  pictures we’ve seen so far are a bit, well ehm, like H&M would collaborate with a designer. But if you don’t care about that and you like dots, well, than you’re in (dot) heaven. Available from July 11, 2012.

You can see all the LVxYK accessoiries on purseblog

Previous collaborations.
“No reason” Coca-cola vending machine, 2005. Notice the cans at the top!(via)
Yayoi Kusama for the Audi 100th Anniversary Exhibition, 2009

Yayoi Kusama for the Audi 100th Anniversary Exhibition, 2009.(via)

iiDA mobile phones and Yayoi Kusama, 2009 (via)

Moutarde après le repas.
For Ms Kusama it’s no first time collaboration with a fashion label, in 2011 she created an exhibition with Comme des Garcons. Louis Vuitton and Comme des Garcons collaborated with 2008. I guess that information rounds this post up neatly!

Family values

Head designer Angela with her son. Ad campaign for Spring/Summer 2010, the Missoni Family photographed by Jeurgen Teller.

Jennifer Lopez with Max and Emme (children with Mark Anthony,husband #3) her, then,  two-year-old twins, posing for the Gucci campaign the launching Gucci’s new children’s line in 2011.

H&M Holiday 2011, ad campaign.
Ex lovers Bryan Ferry and Jerry Hall with their children Tara Ferry, and Georgia May Jagger. Photography by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. (via)

Neiman Marcus, The Art of Fashion, print campaign for Spring 2012. Susan Sarandon, in a snake dress by Lanvin, and her daughter (with former beau Franco Amurri) Eva Amurri Martino, in Giorgio Armani are modeling. Photographed by Mark Abrahams.(via)
House of Deréon, Heritage, Ad campaign for summer 2012, Beyoncé and Tina Knowles’s  spring/summer 2012 collection, photographed by Tony Duran.

Salone del Mobile 2012: Boutiques become Galleries

Salvatore Ferragamo and Molteni&C teamed up to present the furniture of designer Constance Guisset On the right, Antonella Boralevi. (via)
Wooden MO lamp and SOL rocking chair. Here seen at Ferragamo’s Boutique. (via).
vionnet cranewalk
Christopher Kautz for Vionnet (via). To mark the 2012 edition of Milan’s “Salone del Mobile”, Vionnet presents Cranewalk, a sophisticated survey on wood by designer Christopher Kautz. (read more)

Nature goes Tech
A4ADesign and Patrizia Pepe presented at her Boutique: ” The transfpormation of cult design objects into bi dimensional shapes made from eco-compatible honeycomb cardboard”(thahanks URdesign)

Sit on my Doudoune

At the Moncler shop window: The presentation of their couch designed by Francese di Architetti Gilles & Boissier for Poltrona.
The collection of 100 chairs, the photo exhibition and the video will be presented at the Milan Marni boutique during Salone Del Mobile, and its adjacent courtyard. Furthermore all photos will be published on ANTICAMERA2, Marni’s online magazine, which will be published on during Salone del Mobile 2012.

Maroquinaris Zoologicae

For the Salone del Mobile 2012, Louis Vuitton has decided to entrust itself yet again to Billie Achilleos and, since some of his creations have already populated the shop windows of the flagship stores in Paris, New York and Sydney, the fantastic collection of Billie Achilleos will set foot in the Via Montenapoleone boutique.(via)

Dimensions of Design – 20 anni delle Miniature del Vitra Design Museum

at the Hugo Boss Boutique at the Corso Matteotti: 100 Vitra minitures on display (via)

pop-up store

COS has collaborated with set designer and illustrator Gary Card to create a pop up shop in the Ventura Lambrate part of Salone del Mobile

Bottega Veneta pop-up store
For the launch of Bottega Veneta’s newly introduced initials service Bottega Veneta Initials was introduced in a special pop-up shop at the Salone del Mobile 2012 (photo’s by Shini Park of Park and Cube)

Unfortunately we didn’t visit Milan ourselves this year. So we have to make do with windowshopping on the net. Visit our walk during The Salone di Mobile 2011
down the Via della Spiga.

1 horsepower = 745.699872 watts

Deux Chevaux Vapeur
One Dog (toute cesi est magnifique)

Mel Roberts ~ Rich Thomson, Carmel Beach, August 6, 1962

Hermès Fall/Winter 2012 by Christophe Lemaire (
Le 2 CV de Citroën was (re)made by Hermès in 2008, on it’s 60 th birthday. What a delight, inside and out !!!