Monday, April 30, 2012

Mandala Butterflies

I like to think that last year's obsession with butterfly prints had something to do with Damien Hirst. This year's obsession with flowers... that I don't know, but I'm loving it so far. Anyway, just wanted to share a few of Hirst's silkscreens from his Psalm Prints series. They are majestic!

Could stare at them all day...!

Images via OtherCriteria

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Persuade Bilbao

On a recent trip to rainy Bilbao, I was advised to visit this multi-brand shop, Persuade. And wow, I haven't seen such a nice mix of avant-guarde designers in one place for a long while. Comme Des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Dries Van Noten and Bernhard Willem just to name a few. Oh and Olympia Le-Tan was there too! First time I see her stuff in Spain actually, so that was a great surprise.

Persuade also has a huge area in the back dedicated to wacky decoration pieces. A random mix of Asian ceramics and "artistic" furniture. The girls that work there were nice enough to let me go around the shop playing photographer, so, check out these pics:

Back of the shop:
Stuffed-animal chair!
The front of the shop:
Dries Van Noten shorts
Olympia Le-Tan
Light Source
Discovered this amazing print-centered Japan-based 
brand here and will definitely dedicate an entire 
post to it really soon. I'm entranced by it!
Amazing prints! Haven't been this excited about a designer
since my discovery of Henrik Vibskov
Hair scrunchies!
Quite the surrealistic piece...
Fashion Interviews via Skype from March 2010 to February 2011

Persuade. Villarías, 8 48001 Bilbao