Limewire finally squeezed…

Limewire finally squeezed…

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt just came up on Twitter. Limewire, the world well known P2P website and software was closed down by law. I just opened mine and check what I got: LimeWire, one of the world’s most popular peer-to-peer filesharing websites, has been shut down after a four-year legal battle with the US music industry. A federal court in New York issued a “permanent injunction” against LimeWire late on Tuesday, ruling that the platform intentionally caused a “massive scale of infringement” by permitting the sharing of thousands of copyrighted works by its 50 million monthly users. Founded in 2000 by Mark Gorton, a former Wall Street trader, LimeWireis now restricted from allowing the searching and sharing of copyrighted material. The website will continue “working with the music industry to move forward”, a LimeWire spokeswoman confirmed. US judge Kimba Wood ruled that record companies “have suffered – and will continue to suffer – irreparable harm…

Nike – “What should I do ?”

Nike – “What should I do ?”

Reading Time: 1 minutesHere is the new advertising campaign from Nike called “What should I do?”. As many times, we do not understand a thing about it. Ok, it is for a new pair of shoes, the guy on the screen is James Lebron but what is the concept transmitted by the ad? Unclassified…. LA

Coca-Cola Mystic – By Jerome Olivet

Coca-Cola Mystic – By Jerome Olivet

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Coca-cola bottle is one of the few universal objects that everybody knows. And trust me, you do not have so many. The Swiss Army Knife perhaps and that’s it. But the Coca-cola bottle evolved in years and always got the attention of many artists and designers. Today, it is french designer Jérome Olivet. Designer Professor of prospective design, he has worked with large international companies, such as Alessi, Thomson, Baccarat, Nissan, RocheBobois… his creations are in the collections of museums of modern art around the world. He created in 2004 his own brand, a collection of fashion accessories with futuristic and functional lines. It is sold today in nearly 20 countries, and shown in several museums of Modern Art (Denmark, New York, Tokyo) and the museum of Contemporary arts in Chicago. Mr Olivet presents a very organic and sexy variation of the traditional Coca-cola glass bottle that reveals a…

Jeff Carter to save Walter Gropius, Bauhaus

Jeff Carter to save Walter Gropius, Bauhaus

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn 2016, the Olympic games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, the most beautiful city in the world. Of course I am not very honest  by saying this as being brazilian 🙂 So I checked who lost the competition against Rio and I realized that Chicago had a very serious participation file. They had a huge plan to replace an historical old area of the city with a modern olympic town. Some people, in love with the american Architectural design of the beginning of the century were not happy with all these demolitions. Lots of great buildings would be taken down to the ground because of a “stupid olympic game project”. So finally some people in Chicago were happy that their city did not win as they thought things would remain as they are.  Unfortunately for them, the mayor has great ambitions for his town and the project remains….

Four Seasons Tented Camp – Luxury Camping in Thailand

Four Seasons Tented Camp – Luxury Camping in Thailand

Reading Time: 2 minutesIf you like to escape your city daily life but still keep a luxury lifestyle, here is something for you. If you do not know the Four Seasons Tented Camp, you know nothing about luxury travels! Just 15 tented accommodations – unique in luxury, complete with hand-hammered copper bathtubs – echo the romantic spirit of 19th-century explorers. All-inclusive Four Seasons adventures cover every detail, from drinks and dining to river boat excursions to meet local hill tribes. 15 free-standing tented accommodations spaced at a comfortable distance from each other allow total privacy. Built on elevated ground along a one-kilometre (0.6-mile) hillside trail overlooking the Ruak River, Burma, the mountains of Laos or the jungle and Golden Triangle, each tent is designed as an open space with a large outdoor deck. Furnishings are handcrafted and custom-made, in styles reminiscent of 19th-century adventure expeditions. Each tent features one king or two twin beds. Of course…

The Picture of the month, Keith Richards – The last Rock Star?

The Picture of the month, Keith Richards – The last Rock Star?

Reading Time: 1 minutesHere is one of the cool pictures that you can find on the biography of one of the biggest and coolest rock stars: Keith Richards, the legendary guitarist of the Rolling Stones. He has definitely the “Rock Star aura”. For me this is the picture of the month! If you want to see more about his biography, check here: http://bit.ly/bM7QD0 LA

Life, Keith Richards- The Biography

Life, Keith Richards- The Biography

Reading Time: 2 minutesFinally Keith Richards, the legendary guitarist of the Rolling Stones, launch his biography. Welcome to Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll… If one day you have dreamed to live like a rock star, here is your chance to see exactly how it was. With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his mind, and making it all work in a way that no one before him had ever done. If we talked a lot about Mick Jaeger, you need to read this book and see how incredible Keith Richard is. He re-invented Rock & Roll some how. Now, at last, he tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane. And what a life. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records…

Victorinox Swiss Army Timepieces Virtual Showroom

Victorinox Swiss Army Timepieces Virtual Showroom

Reading Time: 1 minutesVictorinox Swiss Army Timepieces, the iconic swiss watchmakers just revealed this fall a great animation around the theme: “Swiss Mechanical timepieces”. For this occasion, they just created one of the most elegant virtual showrooms. A special mini-website was created and we can discover great information of the new Fall collection, a brand movie and above all the most qualitative “Real time” animation ever. For those who do not know what this means, here a short explanation. Most of elegant watch brands propose their watches with the real time displayed on the watch itself on screen. Of course the hands are totally recreated in 3D but here we have the feeling the watches were just filmed. Amazing, impressive and very qualitative. Do not hesitate to check this cyber showroom: http://mechanical.victorinox.com/ 3 beautiful creations are presented: The Airboss Mach 8 special edition, the Chronopro and the Infantry Vintage.  LA

Lanvin loves H&M winter 2010

Lanvin loves H&M winter 2010

Reading Time: 1 minutesWe can say that one of the most classy brands around for the last 5 years is LANVIN. If a woman wears a Lanvin dress she is timeless. If a Man wears a Lanvin suit, he is just as elegant as hot. And now the big event as 2 or 3 times per year is the new H&M collection designed by Lanvin. They started a full buzz campaign on Youtube by revealing part of a making off movie. We can see the top model Natasha Poli that already worked for both brands. She explains basically to the camera how cool the new collection is to the camera. Unfortunetaly all the body parts covered by a Lanvin creation is blurred like if it was censored. H&M makes the buzz. And definetely it works because we are all waiting for that. In the meantime here are some cool videos from the buzz…

Vivienne Westwood… just another world.

Vivienne Westwood… just another world.

Reading Time: 1 minutesHere is a extraordinary video from Fashion creator Vivienne Westwood. “I did not want to do fashion (…) it was to help a boyfriend of mine at that time called Malcom Mclaren….” Just amazing. This video is one of a great collection from the New York Style Magazine. History on Story. I had the honor to meet her a long time ago and it was the most intense 5 minutes of my life…. LA

Jean-Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois Paris

Jean-Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois Paris

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe french famous fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier created a very interesting furniture collection for the chic french brand Roche Bobois. To celebrate the french brand 50th anniversary, JP Gaultier is a special guest to create a full collection of furniture and house accessories called “Jean Paul Gaultier Pour Roche Bobois Paris”. We can say it is not a very complicated name right 🙂 Gaultier came up with six arrangements, with names like Dollar Bill, Tattoo, and Kiss. So Gaultier… We recognize the timeless style of the fashion designer and think that makes sense and even that Mr Gaultier could start a new carrier. We all know JP Gaultier, but do you know Roche Bobois? Roche Bobois is the story of two families, Roche and Chouchan. The story begins in 1896, Fernand Roche left the Auvergne to the 12th arrondissement in Paris, where he created a company called Roche close to Fauboug Saint-Antoine,…

Goldfrapp – New album Head First

Goldfrapp – New album Head First

Reading Time: 1 minutesGoldfrapp is finally back. After a quite longtime, they are back with a new brand album called Head First. It is the fifth album of the english group. Goldfrapp explains that this new album is: “the most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010”. I must say I was quite excited because not only I have been listening to it in a kind of endless process but also that the group was coming to my city last sunday for a special show. I got the tickets but the singer, Allison Goldfrapp was sick…. too bad. So it will not be for this time. I still have the album. My preferred song is Believer. What about you? LA

Kate is like Diamonds… eternal!

Kate is like Diamonds… eternal!

Reading Time: 1 minutesVogue Paris just released a new shooting with…. Kate Moss. It does not sound so original right? The thing is that damm, she looks great. Kate Moss started her career more than 10 years ago and she still looks IN. Some models just pass by and get outdated. Kate always looks like the “next year girl”.  She looks modern, young and definitely a great inspirations for photographers around the globe. For this edition, Vogue Paris asked 2 photographers, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to put on stage Kate M. This dutch duo have been working together for a while and their creations are well known for fashion magazines like V magazine, Vogue and even The New York Times. They photographed advertising campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Viktor&Rolf, Jimmy Choo and even H&M. Here are some of my preferred pictures. Kate is eternal. One of my preferred photos…

Valeur Absolue – Absolute elegance

Valeur Absolue – Absolute elegance

Reading Time: 1 minutescoming soon in 2013. Keep posted by checking the brand website: http://www.valeurabsolue.com    LA   Info sourced at the brand website. All content is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available.

Citadium – The temple of StreetStyle in Paris

Citadium – The temple of StreetStyle in Paris

Reading Time: 2 minutesWho already went to Paris and visit Citadium? If you did go to Paris and did not visit Citadium, is because you are not interested in StreetCulture. Because in deed, Citadium IS THE TEMPLE OF STREET in Paris. The first store, or I should say Megastore, opened in 2000 under the creative vision of Printemps Department Sores. A parisian place that mixes the StreetStyle, Skate culture, Rock and sport attitude with a high pitched fashion taste. My friends would say: “this is dynamite honey”. The first store gathers more than 250 brands in a huge 20,000 square feet store! You need to see. In time Citadium become one of the important references in fashion and life style with a huge street influence. Basically: “Be there or be square”. 10 years after the first opening, and in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary, Citadium revealed its new store concept and opened…