Donnerstag, April 28

la belle et les beaux

was entsteht, wenn man künstler dazu anregt, ein kommerzielles produkt zu entwerfen und im gegenzug dazu modedesigner einlädt, kunst zu erschaffen? wann ist etwas kunst und/oder mode?diese kernfragen thematisiert die ausstellung et/ou, welche vom 14. bis 15. mai 2011 bei starkart exhibitions stattfindet, im umfeld des zürcher design- und modewochenendes kreislauf 4+5 rund um die löst mode und kunst aus ihren gewohnten zusammenhängen und stellt sie in einen neuen sinn- und betrachtungsrahmen. et/ou lässt die beiden disziplinen verschmelzen, sich gegenseitig durchdringen – um etwas neues entstehen zu lassen. grenzen werden ausgetestet und erlebbar gemacht. die schnittstelle von mode und kunst wird dabei von zwei seiten her beleuchtet: während man sich dem grenzbereich in der ausstellung unter dem aspekt der kunst nähert, arbeitet man sich im shop von der alltagstauglicheren seite der kleider- und accessoiregestaltung her an die thematik heran. in der gegenseitigen herausforderung wird eine konvergierung der beiden ausdrucksformen angestrebt.ausstellungs- und shop-öffnungszeiten–samstag 10–20hsonntag 9–18h–starkart brauerstrasse 126 zürich

Dienstag, April 26


carbon made

I'm originates from Paris has been an artistic director, designer and photographer for the french car company Citroën for the last 10 years. With a spontaneous and creative approach to photography, my preferences are portraits as well as cars and fashion photography.
Feel free to contact me anytime if you're interesting to work together. I'm open to meet new people and I'm looking for a creative team (models, makeup artists, hair stylists and photoshoot stylists).
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the tour show

Canadian-born artist Ben Tour (b. 1977) channels a dark, often haunting sense of humanism in his work. His observations deftly inform his paintings, enabling him to capture the essence of a character, and then distort that view any way he desires. Frenetic lines, swaths of color, and intimate angles all convey a sense that Tour may not only be drawing inspiration from the lives of strangers he observes, but manifesting his own personal experiences as well. Ben Tour lives on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia with his Wife and two children. Tour has exhibited in galleries from Los Angeles to Miami, Hamburg to New York. His work has been featured in publications including Juxtapoz and Playboy and he is a regular contributor to Color magazine. He has worked with clients such as BMW, Absolut, Nike and Burton Snowboards.

Freitag, April 15


Mae’s original range of reusable fabric stickers took the world by storm. Could it really be true? Wall stickers that you can use hundreds of times over, that won’t damage your walls? It was true, and it would change the industry forever. As incredible as this fabric revolution was... it’s our designs that people truly love. With soft colours and sweet patterns complimenting delightful subjects and themes such as classic woodland, paper dolls and a faraway circus. There is something to suit every home. Mae is not just for children... We’ve added some lovelies to add to our children’s range of wall decals and mini stickers and we are proud as punch. Introducing our brand new wrapping paper and wall decals for the home. In keeping with our values we strive to do the very best we can do for the environment. We use recycled materials wherever possible and keep everything as close to home as we can. For those of you that understand it’s importance, everything that forms our products is sourced within a 100km radius. All our packaging is recycled materials or recyclable. We use ‘eco’ inks where possible and our products are non-toxic. We hope you enjoy our creations, made with love by Mae.

the horse

tHe Horse was born out of the praxis-gap of health care & the retail industry. Disillusioned with blood, syringes & HD appliances, both Scott Hawkes & Gabrielle Glennie founded a friendship upon an ethical & intrinsic vision of highest quality Italian leather for the fashioned gentleman, the discerning lady & the recalcitrant young. Developing themselves as commited farriers, Gabrielle & Scott began shoeing the public with a prescription leather applied topically to the foot, an innovation taken from scott's research in health care. However, after careful assessment and both feeling more could be done, Gabrielle complimented Scott’s original model with her own creative eclectic collective; thus producing tHe Horse: intrinsic upholstery for the foot. Based upon the idea of 'each feet personality', tHe Horse wears & grooves in smiles & tears as your feet live, birthing individual character.

Dienstag, April 12


Nancybird is a Melbourne based accessories label, focussing on quality materials and playful, thoughtful design. Much of the range has been hand printed by local Melbourne makers. All leathers are custom made in Italy in gorgeous seasonal colours. The collection has a distinctively Australian feel, using raw, earthy materials with influences from Africa, Japan and Central Europe. But especially influenced by being right here in Melbourne town. You can find nancybird at independent retailers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Nancybird is in no way connected to the late Nancy Bird Walton.


Bringing back the art of beautifully hand crafted clothing, British label Nadinoo has created a whimsical, enchanted world. With the belief that each customer should be able to find the perfect garment, it is easy to see how the label has already developed a loyal following, with customers all over the world. With each piece carefully constructed by hand and made to order, Nadinoo is able to offer an impeccable personalised service. Only the most sumptuous fabrics are used, with silks and cottons from Liberty of London heavily featuring in every collection.
Nadia Izruna the designer behind the brand started designing and hand making the first Nadinoo collections in February 2009. She said:I liked the idea of hand sewing a garment just for the intended wearer, making it special and unique just for them. The idea of deconstructing the process to be more flexible and engaging for the consumer is a concept I still hope to develop further in future collections.”

Donnerstag, April 7

holmes & yang

Katie Holmes and longtime stylist Jeanne Yang have come together to create Holmes & Yang, a premium designer collection that debuted in the Fall of 2009. The collection is predominately women’s wear, with a small capsule children’s collection that uses many of the same fabrications and shares similar styles to the women’s collection. Holmes & Yang was a natural collaboration between two friends, who drew inspiration for starting the collection from motherhood and their children. The designing duo were constantly looking for easy, timeless pieces that would be appropriate and stylish in their day to day, busy lives, and created Holmes & Yang to fulfill that need. Silk jumpsuits with harem pants, cropped motorcycle jackets with intricate leather detailing and elegant blazers with nailhead ribbon lining to ensure a gorgeous fit, done in a classic color palette of navy and cream, are just a few of the beautiful offerings in the collection. Top priorities for the two when creating Holmes & Yang were supreme quality of fabrics, perfecting the fit and attention to small details, which is evidenced in the luxurious and sophisticated one-of-a-kind pieces that will find a permanent home in every chic woman’s closet. The designers chose to launch with a very limited production run, investing their time on each piece to make it as valuable and special to the customer as possible. Holmes & Yang is made in the USA, which was of the utmost importance to the designers when creating the collection. Holmes & Yang is sold exclusively at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, Chicago and Madison Avenue and Maxfield in Los Angeles and Malibu.