Hermès has collaborated with Liberty of London to create an exclusive limited edition range of cotton scarves and ties, using the the maison's iconic 'Ex Libris' design on Liberty's infamous Tana Lawn cotton prints. This unique fusion, designed by Bali Barret, Creative Director of silk at Hermès, pops up in Liberty from September 7th to October 18th. Click here for more info.
It seems Tokyo has it all figured out - the city has teamed up with artist Tomokazu Matsuyama to take part in an initiative to promote the arts and bring awareness of their 2016 Olympic bid. Tokyo! Tokyo!! Tokyo!!! takes place at Vacant gallery, where Matsuyama installs slick sculpture and ideas of an ideal Tokyo landscape. London 2012 has a lot of catching up to do - good luck Tokyo!. The show is up until August 30th.
It is a powerful thing when Art and Design meets the Music industry, but the U2 360° Tour is pioneering its way into a whole new league of live entertainment. With its unique claw-like supporting rig, the open-air 360-degree staging and audience configuration to the multiple pantograph video screen, it is a truly inspiring experience. Designed by Willie Williams who has been with U2 since 1982, with the help of architect, Mark Fisher, it is the expanding video screen, streaming rotating digital art animations and graphics that is an absolute triumph, enhancing your proximity to the band. Having rocked it out at Wembley, London, I can honestly say a new standard of live entertainment is born. You can still catch the euphoria in Canada and the USA until late October - it's unmissable ... thank you Karolina!
Artist, New Yorker and more importantly friend, Anna Lise Jensen, is presenting new work in a group exhibition with the tART collective at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Welcome Home: Volume One is a series of projects that documents her experiences with federal interior spaces and features the lovable and delightful Alice and Alvin. The show runs to the 29th August at 111 Front Street, #228 and the gallery is open on Wed-Sun 11am to 6pm.
Anna Lise is also the founder of HOST who is organizing the community garden project I am working on and her sterling work has gained the support of the community garden committee at West 104th Street, Manhattan and the ball is rolling for wall space in the garden for my wallpaper installation as well as my obelisk structures - more news coming soon.