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Balmain Full-Grain Leather Biker Jacket

Balmain Full-Grain Leather Biker Jacket

Now available through men’s clothier MR PORTER, luxury label Balmain presents a Full-Grain Leather Biker Jacket from its current seasonal range. Constructed with an untreated full-grain leather that will age elegantly over time, this grandeur moto jacket presents a modern masculine, boxy fit, with epaulettes, zip pockets at the sleeve, a quilted liner, zip cuffs and of course, the traditional asymmetric biker zip fastening. A black leather jacket is an essential to any man’s wardrobe and if you’re blessed with the ability to afford this contemporary Balmain iteration for $4,335 USD then look no further.

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Further discounts on Ziiiro watches in the Dezeen Watch Store end of summer sale

Our end of summer sale now features three of Hong Kong watch brand Ziiiro’s designs; Gravity, Orbit and Aurora. Each watch tells time in its own unique way without using traditional hands. Gravity (above) uses two coloured rings which resemble rotating comets to indicate the time. Now only £80.00 (UK and EU) or £66.67 (rest of the world). Get yours here » (more…)

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LIFUL 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

LIFUL 2012 Fall/Winter Collection

From retailer to comprehensive clothing label, Korean-based LIFUL has certainly matured gracefully over the last few years producing inclusive seasonal ranges for the modern, style conscious gent. With autumn in full-effect in both Korea and America, the always-evolving label presents its 2012 fall/winter collection with a lookbook dubbed “The Lost Explorer.” Aligning with its previous seasonal drops, this selection of garbs presents an abundance of bold colors, unique prints, contemporary reinterpretations to menswear classics, slim-fitted apparel, the use of a wide-range of materials and a diverse array of outerwar. The title “The Lost Explorer” fits perfectly as inspiration seems to have come from a slew of sources and themese. Be on the lookout for LIFUL’s fall/winter range to begin hitting select stockists around the globe.

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Tesla Unveils Six FREE Solar-Powered Superchargers in California

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Electric vehicle company Tesla has unveiled six solar-powered rapid Superchargers in California that will provide Model S owners with a free charge, reports Katie Fehrenbacher at GigaOm. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company is using technology developed by SolarCity, and that they hope to have over 100 active charging stations in North America by 2015. After a half hour charge, Model S drivers will be able to travel about 150 miles with Tesla’s 85 kWh battery.

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Cool Hunting Rough Cut: Drawing Machine

Old school drawing machine creates analog art

Cool Hunting Rough Cut: Drawing Machine

During a recent visit to Maison&Objet 2012 in Paris we came across a neat and simple toy from the London based company All Lovely Stuff. Their super analog drawing machine uses a felt pen and simple tools that are assembled with a rubberband and can be configured to draw…

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Infinity Tower / KPF

Architects: KPF
Location: , Brazil
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Collaborators: Aflalo & Gasperini

International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is pleased to announce the completion of Infinity Tower. Located in São Paulo’s new financial district, steps away from Faria Lima, this unique, next‐generation building sets a new standard for Class‐ A office in the Brazil market and has already attracted world‐class attention.

Heralded as an “Architectural Icon” by the South American real estate community, the tower rises elegantly some 120 meters above its surroundings to establish a unique identity against the São Paulo skyline. The dynamic massing of the building, nautical in nature, is reminiscent of a schooner running under full sail.

“The concept of the metaphorical ship tacking to claim its berth on the shores of Faria Lima is a distinct and powerful image within the dense urban context of São Paulo,” according William Louie, who led the design of the project.

The building’s ‘sails’ gracefully wrap each level with two sweeping curves of a glass curtain wall system, highlighted by exterior ‘brise soleil’ fins to control sunlight and glare. The curvature of the façade enhances the work environment and provides broad panoramic views of the city, while each floor plate increases in size as the tower rises to maximize leasing revenue at the upper levels. Private balconies extend from each end of both curves and afford dramatic views of Avenida Paulista to the north and Faria Lima to the south.

At its base, the building connects to its urban context through an indoor‐outdoor entry experience that capitalizes on São Paulo’s temperate climate and offers a quiet transition from the world’s sixth most populous city. A subtle tapestry of reflecting pools, shaded walkways, landscaped areas and a canopy covered porte‐cochere lead to the building’s main lobby, which is surrounded by water and accessed across two bridges. The lobby itself is gracefully defined by a high, curving glass wall and rich material palette featuring carefully selected Brazilian granites and Cumaru wood.

The building’s beauty is matched by its world‐class functionality. In contrast to many of its neighbors, the 18‐story tower achieves the maximum floor area that São Paulo allows, while also providing flexibility and efficiency for a variety of tenant types. With three‐meter floor‐to‐ceiling heights and highperformance glass that maximize access to natural light and views, state‐of‐the‐art technology, a landmark identity, a distinct entry experience, and quality of detail and finish at every scale, Infinity Tower sets a new benchmark for the Brazilian market with international building standards matching or exceeding those of other global cities such as New York, , and Hong Kong.

The tower was majority leased by global firms Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse well before the completion of construction, and has since attracted additional A‐list tenants Bloomberg, Facebook and Louis Vuitton. Developed by Yuny Incorporadora/GTIS Partners and designed by KPF, the LEED Gold certified Infinity Tower joins ranks with the KPF‐designed Ventura Towers in Rio in an exclusive portfolio of South America’s most profitable and desirable office space. São Paulo‐based Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos served as Architect of Record.

KPF Managing Principal, Lloyd Sigal, adds, “It is one thing to design a great building. It is another to build it. Our client understood that quality of execution was vital to the building’s success and defining a new standard for excellence in the Brazilian market.”

Collaborating with Aflalo & Gasperini, Brazilian contractors and an expert consultant team, KPF employed a rigorous design and construction administration process, marrying innovation with quality control, to ensure the design was fully resolved.

Infinity Tower is the latest in a long line of successful buildings designed by KPF that have raised the bar in their respective markets, including, most recently, the International Commerce Centre and Hysan Place in Hong Kong, Heron Tower in London, and Tour FIRST in Paris.

Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti
Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti
Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti
Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti
Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti
Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti
Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti
Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti
Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti
Infinity Tower / KPF © Leonardo Finotti

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REPOSSI – Ring (€870)

Seven-row silver hinged ‘Berbère’ ring.

Gaia Repossi has since 2005 been the artistic director of Repossi, a family-owned jewellery house set up in 1920. She imposed her own vision of today’s jewellery. Mastering to perfection all the know-how, creative processes and workmanship of high jewellery, she brings to a perfection often considered secret, a touch of lighness and carefreeness indispensable to its rooting in contemporary luxury. Her recent collaborations with the greatest hopes of fashion ( Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra ) are further illustrations of this hedonist and uncomplexed vision.

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PIGALLE – Cardigan “Christopher” (€350)

Cardigan “Christopher” multicolored mesh mixed. Shawl collar, long sleeves. Full buttonhole. Two side pockets. Ribbed edges

Pigalle, as in Stephane Ashpool and the PainOchoKolat crew’s childhood neighborhood and stomping ground. Pigalle, as in the Parisian red light district, a neighborhood that’s filled with inspiring influences, whether historic, cultural or architectural. Pigalle, as in an ever-changing neighborhood where upscale and grittiness blend together as velvet and concrete. The brand presents its new ready-to-wear collection dedicated to the dandies of Paris and elsewhere.

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PIGALLE – Pull “Jauge 7” (€270)

Pull “Jauge 7” mesh mixed with mottled rectangular piece applied. Tidal neck neckline, long sleeves. Ribbed edges.

Pigalle, as in Stephane Ashpool and the PainOchoKolat crew’s childhood neighborhood and stomping ground. Pigalle, as in the Parisian red light district, a neighborhood that’s filled with inspiring influences, whether historic, cultural or architectural. Pigalle, as in an ever-changing neighborhood where upscale and grittiness blend together as velvet and concrete. The brand presents its new ready-to-wear collection dedicated to the dandies of Paris and elsewhere.

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