(Rem Koolhaas decides he wants to make some real money)
Shoe brand United Nude, which was founded by architect Rem Koolhaas and Galahad JD Clark, opened a flagship store in Amsterdam on Oct. 22. Designed by brand creative director and architect Rem Koolhaas, the interior design of the flagship store reflects characteristics of the brand’s products and DNA.
From injection-moulded shoes to high-end carbon fiber heels, United Nude is “founded on conceptual design, elegance, and innovation.” The store is a “dark-shop” concept, which means it is completely dark in all areas other than those where the products are showcased and literally highlighted. The most important and prominent element of the store design is the Wall of Light, a computer-controlled LED wall that displays the United Nude products as works of art encapsulated in geometric frames.
United Nude also plans to open flagship stores in Shanghai and New York in early 2010.
Link to article is HERE.
Just because assault weapons are highly instrumental doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have STYLE.
Of course, I’m kidding. This is WRONG.
If you appreciate this, then YOU ARE A POSTMODERNIST.
Not being satisfied with her status as a superstar architect, Zaha Hadid is also designing shoes for LACOSTE. I believe this is the same company with the annoying little alligators on the shirts that all the prepschool types in the U.S. consider de rigeur. Also take a look at Rem Koolhaas’ shoe design here.
A korean designer has developed LED Eyelashes. Link to youtube video is HERE.
Rem Koolhaas has designed a pavilion that transforms for five different types of events. This link is an interview with Koolhaas and Miuccia Prada regarding the project.
See also an article from another of my blogs HERE.
Zaha Hadid isn’t the only architect designing shoes. A brand called “United Nude” features shoes designed by architect Rem Koolhaas.
These tattoos use a special black-light ink and can only be seen under ultraviolet light. You can be straight during the day and deviant at night. Has anyone seen one of these in person?