The Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong is serving a L900 Jimmy Choo package till early May. It includes afternoon tea for two at the MO Bar, meticulously handcrafted in exquisite shoe and handbag shapes. Jimmy Choo, of course. And after the tea, check into the Mandarin 9200 square-foot L900 Suite for a night and select a pair from Jimmy Choo’s new 24:7 capsule collection.
Price tag for the splurge? Approximately $1,500 US.
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See Potential is a partnership between photographer Emily Schiffer (and her photographer collaborators) and founder of the Center for Urban Transformation (CUT), Orrin Williams, with the aim of raising awareness and community-building on the South Side of Chicago. Through photography installations, “GPS petitioning” and new initiatives, they hope to “use public art as a platform to transform urban blight into community engagement.”
“In the South Side of Chicago, a lack of access to affordable, healthy foods is holding a community captive to circumstance. With the tools available to us today, urban decay is an opportunity for self-sufficiency to blossom. We (the community) can create self-sustaining, hyperlocal systems to cultivate well-being in systemically neglected communities.”
This special ed. red and white version of AC 01 Clock by Swiss time-keeping brand Punkt is titled “Punkt. For Japan: Still Time to Help” for which 100% of the profits will go to help rebuild homes and communal areas in the village of Maeami. The collaborative project by Punkt, Architecture for Humanity, London-based designer Jasper Morrison, and Seiko, features a limited edition run of 500 clocks, for which Punkt and Dezeen are giving away number 246 (the time the tsunami struck the northeast of Japan).
Canadian filmmaker and photographer Ryan Enn Hughes’s 360 Project uses 48 cameras triggered simultaneously to explore the crossover between still and moving image: this video clip shows behind-the-scenes footage and introduces the people involved.
Daft Punk x Coca-Cola Limited Edition
Designed by Daft Punk, with only 20 sets being offered worldwide.
Yummy colours and a cool story: the second hand on the red one turns anti-clockwise. And it doesn’t hurt that 100% of the sales go to the Japanese Red Cross.
Bloody brilliant… this is what technology is for: to aid and delight, to bring people together.
“Drawn to the Table is a collaboration between Alice Moloney, Julene Aguirre Bielschowsky and Cheng Guo in response to a brief that was set by Blackberry asking how online and offline technologies can complement each other to enhance people’s communication.”
‘The Bridge’ is a space and a mindset: a room kitted out for collaboration with realtime access to tv channels/news, the internet/blogs, bringing reporters and clients into the creative conversation whether on-site or remotely. This video features this amazing workspace (not so much as an example of interior design, but as a study in integrated workflow) as part of PSFK and PR agency Golin Harris’s series on The Future PR.
Musician and wed-explorer Ze Frank speaks about his zany adventures using ‘internet toys’ to connect with people in playful participatory ways. Sometimes seemingly frivolous, it “humanises” the internet as a conduit and lets people know they are not alone.