Art & Design: Pharrell Williams x Kartell Bourgie Lamp

Hip-hop’s leading man of 2014 Pharrell Williams collaborates with interior design legend Kartell to create the Bourgie Lamp… I wonder if Pharrell fans will be lining up outside of the Los Angeles Kartell store outpost just like they line up and down Fairfax Ave. every time Supreme releases a new sock…If you spot hipster looking skaters in G wagons outside of Kartell please snap a pic and send it over. Stay smart.


“Cant Stop Wont Stop” is the motto this year for Mr.Williams as he has his hand in yet another endeavor. Pharrell is throwing his spin in the world of product design (once again) by designing his version of the Kartell Bourgie lamp.
Designed by Ferrucio Laviani for Italian contemporary furniture company Kartell, the Bourgie lamp is their bestselling item.
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Kartell invited various creatives to design their own interpretation of the lamp. Here’s a first look at Pharrell’s vision which features a human arm holding the lamp and shade. It’s said to be a representation of “man’s path to enlightenment, escaping the plight of shade.” The pieces will be exhibited at Kartell’s New York showroom on Greene Street in SoHo.


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You Can Now Turn Your Instagrams Into Shoes

Who needs gift cards when I can have my Instagram pictures printed on my friends new birthday sneakers which I so kindly got for them 🙂 my my….what will they think of next ? ” I got my #instagram on but they look like sneakers “


Have you ever looked down at your gym shoes and thought, “If only my sneakers were plastered in pictures of yesterday’s Crab Cakes Egg Benedict… then I’d really be fashion forward.”

Yes? Anyone?

No matter.

Adidas thought it would be a great idea to allow consumers to design their shoes with photos they’ve taken on Instagram — finally combining the world of food porn and footwear. By using the adidas Photo Print App, people can print and paste photos on their ZX Flux shoes. And while while adidas suggests buyers slap on their pictures of hamburgers, cherry blossoms and giant rock formations, we have a more hip and with it list of Instagram suggestions: a friend doing duck face, your hot dog legs at the beach, or a very self-aware shot of a circle of your friends’ shoes.

It seems like you can turn an Instagram photo into just…

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Beyond Instagram: Photo Editing and Typography Apps

Beyond Instagram: Photo Editing and Typography Appsby Cheri Lucas Rowlands on March 5, 2014Last year, we shared some of our favorite photo apps and alternatives to Instagram. We’ve since discovered more photo apps, some free and some a few bucks each, as well as options focusing on specific effects (such as adding text and enhancing images with typography). Here are some options worth checking out.GENERAL EDITINGAdobe Photoshop Express (iOS | Android | Windows — all free)From the makers of Photoshop, this in-your-pocket version is an all-around solid app for general editing, filters, borders and frames (for the iOS version only), and easy touch-ups (cropping, straightening, rotating, removing red eye). You can also capture images right in the app, and share your mini-masterpieces across your social networks, too.Photo Editor by Aviary (iOS | Android | Windows — all free)Another free editing app, Aviary lets you add filters and frames, creative stickers, and more, and offers touch-up tools (red eye removal, blemish retouching, and even teeth whitening) to improve your pictures on the go.Lomogram (Windows, free)Want to share your life through lomo colors? A Windows alternative to Instagram, Lomogram has a mix of retro effects, borders (from polaroid to 35mm), scratches, light leaks/tweaks, auto-vignetting, and more. You can combine these effects to create a unique and oftentimes quirky image, all in the spirit of lomography and analog photography.TEXT AND TYPOGRAPHYPicLab (PicLab HD) (iOS (free) | iOS HD, $1.99) | Android, free)

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