Resort “Naked Retreats” is a dream in Zhejiang Province. Surrounded by mountains and tea plantations here you can get completely away from the city noise and clear your head. The spacious resort offers plenty of room to relax: Various pools, 2 bars and 2 restaurants with nice terraces with their wonderful view into the green. The food is light, fresh and locally prepared – incredibly tasty, good for body and soul. The entire resort was built with ecological materials from the region. The accomodation are small romantic cottages with outdoor shower or the luxurious villas with jacuzzi on the terrace. The interior design and architecture is simple but tasty. Because of the colours and materials it reminds of the pure and lush green China sometimes mixed with a hint of rough Argentina and sometimes influenced by Africa. This is definitely a place to refocus on yourself, recharge your batteries and just feel good.
For more information: http://www.nakedretreats.cn/
@ Airport Berlin Tempelhof
Gundula Schulze Eldowy – “Berlin hat mich zur Fotografin gemacht.” – A collection of Schulze Eldowy´s early works (1977 to 1990). A glimpse into the life of this time in East Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden. Socially critical, honest, hopeful and hard at the same time. Currently in the “c | o berlin”. Highly Recommended.
Also worth seeing in the same location: “Ron Galella. Paparazzo Extraordinaire.”
“Bruno Pieters ist zurück: Der ehemalige Kreativdirektor von Hugo Boss launcht nach einer überraschenden zweijährigen Pause seine neue Linie “Honest by”. Während seiner Auszeit in Indien hat der Designer seine Prioritäten komplett neu geordnet und will fortan ausschließlich auf Transparenz setzen. Seinem Design-Stil ist er jedoch treu geblieben. Im Interview erzählt er von seinem Sinneswandel, der Suche nach biologischen Textilien, Produktionsstandorten, der Abkehr von saisonalen Kollektionen und der möglichen Veränderung der Modeindustrie.”
See complete Interview here: blog.interview.de
Where They Create gives readers an insight into the working process of some of the most creative minds in the world, including 32 featured studios, Wallpaper*, Clive Wilkinson, Greg Lauren, Opening Ceremony, Fantastic Man, Jeremiah Goodman and more.
Beijing’s shopping mile turned significantly cooler this week after Maison Martin Margiela opened up its new store. Currently it happens to be largest retail location of the French brand and catches attention with some nice design details and a fabulous material combination.
Here are some first impressions of our visit at LE BOOK CONNECTIONS at Café Moskau in Berlin!
LE BOOK, the international reference for fashion, photography, and advertising, is currently hosting the international networking event CONNECTIONS, the customized tradeshow for the professional creative industry, at Café Moskau in Stuttgart. Day one started off by discussing the relationship between Fine Art and Branding, amongst them Berlin-based Photographer Andreas Mühe and Patrick Marinoff from automotive brand Maybach. The Global Brand Director, presented the company’s communication strategy, based on its engagement with contemporary artists such as Julian Schnabel or David Lachapelle to raise more brand awareness and re-build the brand’s image in a more modern way. „Our approach is, to give the artist the freedom to do what they want. If you want to connect with art, you have to take it like it is. Don’t try to change it and take the risk“, he said.
Back in September, LIGANOVA has been co-hosting the Pre-Connections Cocktail in Stuttgart at Waranga. Get some impressions of the creative get-together by this former blogpost!
In the course of Paris Designweek, we’ve joined the Boutique Opening of “L’Atelier Damir Doma” at the Boutique Éphémère of L’Eclaireur. The temporary retail space is both, boutique and art installation imitating the fashion designer’s studio. Selected artworks of Japanese sculptor Hiroyuki Hamada from the private collection of Bodo Vincent Andrin, Founder & Managing Director LIGANOVA, are exhibited there until September 22rd. The amazing works of Hiroyuki Hamada served as main inspiration for the current fall/winter collection 2011/2011 of Damir Doma. This is the first time that pieces from the “LIGAart“ Collection are publicly on display.
Altogether, we’ve had an amazing evening and became acquainted with lots of great people, such as Marketing Director Carlo and Senior Brand Manager Christina from Damir Doma. Thank you, guys, for this inspiring event!
Here you’ll find some more impressions of the opening…
The highly anticipated fashion show by Bruuns Bazaar took place at the headquarter’s patio and was definitely one of our highlights wihin Copenhagen Fashion Week! One simply has to love the Scandinavian minimalism by Rebecca Bay! Take a peek at the show in the video and see the whole collection here! Further, we loved the Spring/Summer Collection 2012 by Stine Goya. Take a closer look at the collection here! One of our favourite side events so far has been the 2ND DAY Store Opening by Danish brand DAY Birger et Mikkelsen.