Day: May 2, 2019

Gender Bending Fashion exhibition in Boston challenges notions about clothing

Designs by Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier and Rei Kawakubo feature in this fashion exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which aims to explore and question assumptions about gender-specific clothing. Michelle Tolini Finamore curated the show, which includes garments by Rei Kawakuboa, Christian Siriano and Bindle & Keep (left to right) The show, titled Gender Bending […]

Richard Hutten brings together Dutch creatives to create Freedom rug collection

Dutch designer Richard Hutten has enlisted nine leading designers, architects and artists from the Netherlands, including himself, to create an eclectic collection of rugs. Freedom is a collection of nine rugs produced for Carpet Sign, a manufacturer that makes rugs using robotic tufting machines in Asten, the Netherlands. The limited-edition collection will debut at Milan design week, […]

Specht Architects transforms former union hall into Carpenter Hotel in Austin

American studio Specht Architects has renovated and expanded a “mid-century-utilitarian” carpenters’ union hall building to create this hotel near downtown Austin. The brick and concrete Carpenter Hotel is situated within a pecan grove in one of the last enclaves of Old Austin, near the Barton Springs swimming hole. The compound is anchored by a 1940s landmark and […]