Summer vibes seems suiting for me as of present. I recently graduated with my Master’s in Interior Architecture and I have been taking life easy ever since, at least for the summer. I am going to fully enjoy these summer vibes and then be back on the grind come Fall. I will be taking advantage of the weather, late mornings, tanning, spending time near water, traveling and completely relaxing. Not to say that I will not be working on design related projects but they will strictly be for personal progress, adding them to my portfolio. Wanting to improve on some skills and be prepared for interviews.
I came across the brand MONSE today and am blown away. Every piece is amazing on its own and when paired together makes for an epic stylish combo. I want to own this entire Pre-Fall 2018 collection. The shoes are to die for, the pajama inspired dress, and the off the shoulder asymmetric shirt/sweaters….come on…tell me you don’t feel the same?!?
To commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, here is the newly renovated National Gallery of Ireland by Heneghan Peng Architects. HP Architects were chosen for this six year renovation project after having been recognized for their work on the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Palestinian Museum. They successfully addressed the circulation issues the gallery was having, unearthed windows that were bricked for decades bringing in much needed light, as well as introducing light into buildings via new modern skylights. They have done a true job of preserving the past and beautifully introducing the new.
Entrance Hall- newly added skylight with light reflecting off the opposing white wall
The Yves Saint Laurent museum opened in Marrakech, a city that had a strong influence on him through-out his career. His former business partner and life partner, Pierre Bergé, oversaw the museum inception and construction until his passing a month before the museums opening on October 19, 2017.
It was designed by Studio KO (founded by Olivier Marty & Karl Fournier) and according to The Guardian the architects design intent was for “the exterior to evoke the ‘weft and warp of fabric’ while the interior is designed to evoke the lining of a couture jacket, ‘velvety, smooth and radiant.'”
There is a research library with over 6,000 books, a bookshop, 150-seat auditorium (named after Pierre Bergé) and a cafe named Le Studio after YSL’s Paris office. Displayed is a collection of clothing from over the decades and thousands of drawings/photos depicting the fashion houses history. This museum also has a rather large storage space for over 4,000 items.
Studio KO did an amazing job of keeping true to morocco’s design environment while taking careful attention to minute details as YSL did with all his designs. It is a true modern beauty!!
YSL in Marrakech
Studio KO’s model by Atelier Misto (made of marble, brass and copper)