Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas.

I've been tagged by Claire from Young Shields and even though I'm usually terrible at remembering to do these, I thought this was a fun way to start off blogging in the New Year.
(I'll use this opportunity to say, I'm sorry if you've tagged me before and I've skipped over it!)

1. Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store your pictures.
2. Pick the 4th picture in that folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same!

This is a close up photo of the facade of the Lanvin Boutique in Tokyo designed by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP. The little circles are acrylic windows in steel plate to give the impression of a diamond encrusted party dress. The construction process is really interesting, because they didn't want to use any sealant they froze the acrylic cylinders to -40 C , transported them to site and inserted them into the steel plate. As the acrylic warmed to room temperature the cylinders expanded and became fixed in the wall.

I don't know if the Tag allows me to use other photos in the explanation but I couldn't leave you without showing the full effect.

The shop at night

The interior during the day

And finally I Tag - Stephanie of Postively Melancholy, Annie Rhiannon from The Little Pinch of Salt, Lyndsay at Lovely Disco and The Clothes Horse.


arsheen said...

thanks miss milki, sorry for the tardiness in posting, unfortunately real-life takes over. thanks so much for the lovely comment. hope to see you at one of the blogger brunches sometime. and i miss your fashion posts! more self styled pics please! :)

josephine said...

oh, i wish i had visited this store when i was in tokyo! i love it when the architecture of a boutique gives you an "experience" rather than being another plain old building. thanks for your comment, too!

Anonymous said...

this store is very beautiful