Archive for January 19th, 2012

enchanted island

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Here’s a stealth shot taken (@ curtain call) of the opera, “The Enchanted Island”, performed at the Metropolitan Opera House [Lincoln Center]. I went on Saturday and it was fantastical! Notice the suspended mermaids!!  The opera took you from land as well as down to Neptune’s kingdom under the sea.

A Baroque Opera in English that combines “The Tempest” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” together with music by classical composers like Vivaldi and Handel.  Set design by Julian Crouch combines both built set and projections beautifully.  The costumes were created with wonderful textures and colors.  I really loved it.

Here are some images of the costumes and a few set design drawings found at the NYtimes site:

climbing wall_nendo

Very Alice in Wonderland-like.  Nendo designed this climbing wall at the new Illoiha Omotesando fitness club in Tokyo.

I would love one of these for myself!  Now where to find the room for it…

(images from dezeen)

couch potato??

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I can’t help but show this awesome excerpt of a “couch potato” costume made with Marimekko fabrics! As featured in the book, “Surrur” (cover as shown). Book is on display currently at the Marimekko Flagship store at Madison Square Park next to Eataly.

Next Halloween perhaps???


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