Pay homage to bygone gadgets by decking out your powder room with this camera-shaped toilet tissue holder! Styled after a renowned instant camera, this retro-inspired plastic accessory ‘lens’ geek-chic style to your lavatory. Easily feed a roll of TP through the front photo slot in just a snap. Perfect for a friendly gift exchange, this gizmo also makes a great holiday present for the gifted photographer in your family!
We love the Great Sleeping Bear Bag by Eiko Ishizawa. Bruno the brown bear had his home in the Italian alps, but it was inevitable that he would roam around, eventually making his way over to Bavaria – the first bear sighting, in what is now Germany, in approximately 170 years. Unfortunately, while doing so he survived on sheep and hunters. Posing him as a threat, the government saw him killed in 2006 despite much opposition from animal lovers. Moved by the tragic story, Eiko Ishizawa decided to ‘recreate’ the incident in a way. The Netherlands-based artist has employed this notion of camping gear, transforming the sleeping bag to take on the appearance of a bear, formulating association between one’s love of the wilderness, and the fear of the unknown in the great outdoors. ‘The great sleeping bear‘ sees one take on the role of the furry beast, with a human face peeking out from the hairy mammal’s mouth – a sculptural but functional object that crosses the boundaries between contemporary culture and nature, and sees one taking on the role of the feared.
Having developed multiple prototypes of the sleeping bear bag, Ishizawa has now made the protective blanket available for purchase. however, the transaction doesn’t just stop at the point of sale. The artist invites owners of ‘the great sleeping bear’ to photograph themselves using the design from their various global locations, and send their experiences of using the sleeping bag to create a collage that expresses the freedom of animals to be able to wander around without threat. ‘The sleeping bear bag’ is being made in very limited editions, with only a few issued each year. Ff you’re interested you should contact eiko ishizawa as soon as possible.
B&O Play have partnered up with Opening Ceremony to bring you what they’ve dubbed “The Sound of Fashion” – a vibrant, vivid and playful approach to music, design and fashion.
Everything revolves around a limited edition of the iconic Form 2i headphones that were originally launched in 1985 – and re-launched earlier this year with an added microphone, remote and improved comfort design.
The Opening Ceremony-designed version of Form 2i is a both cheeky and youthful take on a design classic – but since it’s a limited edition make sure to check it out fast!
Ever since 2002 when Opening Ceremony first opened the doors to their multi-brand store on New York’s Howard Street they’ve been setting the trends of the fashion industry. And, with Opening Ceremony satellites popping up in Los Angeles, Tokyo and London – and more to come in the future – the American cult brand is starting to dictate fashion on a global scale.