This past Saturday, more than 300 people took to the streets of San Francisco as part of a silent manifesto in celebration of H&M‘s upcoming collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela. It was a breathtaking sight with participants in all parts of the world, including Vienna, Toronto, Bucharest, Berlin, and Hong Kong, marching along in silence, wearing aprons and carrying signs. The uniforms are iconic to Maison’s design lab approach. As for the silence? Well, the signs were meant to speak for themselves of course. So what do you say, will you be headed to your nearest H&M on November 15th?
In lieu of traditional millinery blocks, UK based designer Katharine Wallinger once improvised making hats and fascinators using a kitchen colander! She has continued the same method ever since, under her label Madrugar. I’d love to find a reason to rock any of these lovely headpieces.
Green Village, founded by jewelry designer John Hardy and designed by his daughter Elora, is a community of sustainable and ecological houses sitting along the Ayung River in Bali. Each of the homes are made entirely of bamboo, from Bali-based bamboo and construction company Ibuku, from the window frames to the staircase, tables, chairs, floors, and even the cabinets and the walls. Did you know that with very little attention or additional resources, a bamboo shoot can become a structural column within three years and that house could stand strong for a lifetime? Honestly, amazing.