Maison Martin Margiela now available in Mumbai.
Ok just teasing
A FEW Margiela products are now available in Mumbai !!
More about that in a bit …………..
Before I talk about the stylish and super cool designs of Maison Martin Margiela
I thought i would to do a little mumbai update and start with the fantastic Jazz festival that took place over the weekend ( well last weekend ) at Mehboob studios in Bandra – The Mahindra Blues festival with fantastic performances by TAJ MAHAL,SOUL MATE, ANNA POPVIC ( amongst others ) was a simple no fuss no muss 2 evenings of great music,Very well organized and a real musical treat.
BUDDY GUY with ANNA POPVIC
love the sequin top !!
SOUL MATE Tipriti Kharbangar
Then I was going to talk about the new Chinese ( Michelin star ) restaurant Yauatcha (yau-aatchaa) in Bandra ! Where the food is fantastic but sadly the décor is sterile, unimaginative and deeply un interesting. Make the trip once for the food but I doubt you’ll go back in a rush.
Last but not least, I have to talk about the inspiring and absolute treat of a talk that I attended yesterday by KENYA HARA , creative Director of MUJI ,hosted by Godrej India Culture lab. It was amazing to gain insight into the thoughts and ideas of this brilliant designer. The themes he spoke about were EMPTINESS the principals of emptiness, his curatorial project called SENSEWARE, ( amazing products made from synthetic and manmade fibers, one of my favorite was the CARBON CHAIR made of carbon fire and super super thin. ) and HOUSE VISION , re looking at the way we all live and use our living space and what our space can do for us .Will we have intelligent flooring next ? Will our floors be able to assess if we are sick, have a temperature , are over weight ? Will TV screens be embedded into walls and light fully recessed into the ceiling ?
Great start to the week, that’s for sure !
image via http://www.newyork-tokyo.com
MUJI Shopping Bag, 2010. Art director: Kenya Hara. Photographer: Takashi Sekiguchi, from MUJI, Rizzoli New York, 2010. VIA http://flaunt.com
Revised Tag System, 2008 Version. Art director: Kenya Hara. Graphic designer: Yukie Inoue, Izumi Suge, and Akiko Uematsu. Photographer: Takashi Sekiguchi, from MUJI, Rizzoli New York, 2010
Revised Tag System, 2008 Version. Art director: Kenya Hara. Graphic designer: Yukie Inoue, Izumi Suge, and Akiko Uematsu. Photographer: Takashi Sekiguchi, from MUJI, Rizzoli New York, 2010 http://flaunt.com
Of course the only question that everyone wanted to ask was WHEN WILL MUJI be in India ? sadly the answer was 2 years .
And that brings me back to great design and products by the Maison Martin Margiela team that are available at Le Mill in Mumbai.
They make fantastic gifts. And I just love the images.
All photos:Julien Oppenheim, Paris.