The team at Studio Lebedev designed the ‘Stubus’ Watch to be lightweight and waterproof. The device is banded together with high quality leather and has a circular glass face over the wood rings. At first glance, the piece looks like a small cut of a tree trunk, but if you look closer, you’ll find the second hand and the hour hand cut into the wood. A complicated device, hidden in a simple object.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Stand set out to create a marque that captured the variety of courses on offer at the Conservatoire. We started by trying to find a constant — a visual link between the disciplines. We found this link in the visual language of multi-track sequencers. Software such as Logic, Final Cut Pro or GarageBand use multiple lanes of information to capture performances. We immediately caught onto the notion of channels (bass, drums, vocals, video, scripts and scenes) representing the various department disciplines — which all come together to form the overall performance — the Conservatoire.
The final marque is a vertical representation of these multi-track lanes, forming the letters R, C and S. This is intentionally discreet. The grid also represents Glasgow — the Conservatoire’s home. Customised serif typography was chosen to balance and soften the geometric nature of the graphic and this sans/serif interplay is applied throughout the brand literature.
Alvin Lustig, pages from The Ghost in the Underblows by Alfred Young Fisher, Ward Ritchie Press, 1940. One of Lustig’s masterpieces of typecase composition, influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Movie Hipster Kits by Alizée Lafon
It’s always important to pack the bare essentials when it comes to cult classic movies. Alizee’s Movie Hipster Kit series distills several iconic films into their most memorable props, telling the story in just a few simple inanimate objects. You can request a print at her curioos page.
“This is not the typical book that you read whilst sitting calmly and still. In order to read the multiple directions in which the text spreads out, forming different geometric shapes you need to rotate the book around again and again and unfold the pages.”
Innovative editorial design by Studio Firth, for Adam Thirlwell’s, Kapow!
In the heart of the mythical Elqui Valley in Pisco, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, 500km north of Santiago in central Chile, lies a magical place that allows for star-spangled dreams beneath the clear pure sky. Combining stargazing and specialized astronomic tours with night-time horseback riding, meditation and even tarot readings, Elqui Domos is a hotel quite like no other.
It was completed in 2005 to fulfil its owners’ desire to observe and enjoy the grandeur of the one of the world’s most star-filled skies. It is one of only seven astronomic hotels around the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, offering breathtaking views of the magic skies draped over the Elqui Valley (the valley is renowned for its sharp, clear skies, as it happens to sit under one of the clearest atmospheres in the world). The lack of rain and pleasant weather all year round set the perfect conditions for astronomic tourism, where guests can gather to enjoy a unique chance to liaise with the stars.