Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mumbai Happenings

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.

ANNA POPVIC

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 d├ęcor 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 !





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.





















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