A lot has been said about 2016. From the troubling political climate around the world to high-profile celebrity deaths, the consensus has been to antagonise the calendar year. Another notably odd trend of 2016 has been the perseverance of bad design.
Spike Jonze for Kenzo.
To announce the arrival of KENZO’s new perfume created by Carol Lim & Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony, Oscar-winner Spike Jonze drew inspiration from his Busby Berkeley-steeped Fatboy Slim/Christopher Walken past, resulting in a poetic and empowering work of choreography and minimal special effects. The result certainly transcends the medium of advertising.
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Montreal is Global Design City.
This week, the Cooper Hewitt announced it’s 2016 National Design Award winners. Among them was architect Moshe Safdie who received a lifetime achievement award. As a Montreal-based studio, we’re proud to see a leading architect receiving the highest design honour from the president of the United States. Safdie attended McGill University right here in town and designed the iconic Habitat 67. Congratulations Mr. Safdie.