What would Sunday be without a solid round-up of the week that’s been and gone? Eyewear featured strongly over the past five days, from Swedish debuts to vintage-inspired classics. Architecture swung between ultra-luxe retail environments and Senegalese modernism, while cinema received an alternative reading; discussions on 007 dinners and questionable costume decisions. Catch-up with all the good stuff in our 10 highlights.

“Lucky Peach” Magazine Dine with James Bond

“Lucky Peach” return with the “Obsessions” issue. Not your average food journal, the crew tackle all things edible with a light touch. We focused on a clever feature illustrating classic meals from the Bond film series. Find out the who, when and where of 007 dining.

 

A Contemporary Senegalese Home

Quite possibly one of our favourite builds of the past few months, the “Khamsa” home in Senegal combines traditional symbols with a sharp, contemporary design. The coming together of deep red brick and floor to ceiling black framed windows had us from first look.

 

A Smart Watering Can from Paul Loebach

As everyone knows, plants are the new apron, or axe or whatever. Basically, what we’re saying is that people like plants a lot now. Current trends in mind, NYC-based designer Paul Loebach creates this beautiful metal “x3” watering can for Kontextür, a classic long spout design made from copper colored metal.

 

Inside the Renovated Hermès London Store

A Bond Street staple since 1975, London’s fancy Hermès flagship, housed in the Time Life Building, receives a clean makeover. RDAI’s Artistic Director, Denis Montel, takes the sizeable 1,295-square-foot space in a warm, contemporary direction, working within the guidelines attached to this listed building.

 

Visit Meticulous Ink printers with “Cereal” Magazine

More top content from “Cereal” magazine. Produced by Raspberry & Jam, this quiet short introduces us to printing company Meticulous Ink based in British spa town, Bath. Go behind the scenes.

 

An Exclusive Look at “Greece is for Lovers” via FVF

Our friends at Freunde von Freunden send over a set of unseen shots from their latest home/studio visit. Athens-based product designers, Thanos Karampatsos & Christina Kotsilelou, the couple behind Greece is for Lovers, explain their passion for all things Kitsch and allow a peek into their everyday lives.

 

Our Legacy Introduce their first Eyewear Collection

Onwards and upwards for Our Legacy as they follow a new London store with a collection of eyewear combining Italian Mazzucchelli acetate with UV lenses from Carl Zeiss.  The 15-piece selection sticks to classic styles in modern colorways, a unisex line that should offer something for every face.

 

Menswear in the Movies

Writer Jason Dike explores style on the big screen, or the lack thereof, in our latest Op-Ed. “Remember the last film you saw. Now remember the last film you saw and thought, “That guy looks cool.” Rare highs and a multitude of lows as menswear in modern cinema gets a good talking to and “Nightcrawler” receives a round of applause.

 

Handsome “Ovis” Sling Chairs from Ladies & Gentlemen

The obsession with the humble seat a reflection of  the amount of time we all spend sitting, we take a look at another option for can’t stand, won’t stand moments. These beautiful sling seats from US maker, Ladies & Gentlemen, come in a safe and sound floor based version as well as a hanging seat for all you dare-devils out there.

 

Garrett Leight Classics for Spring/Summer 2015

Longtime fans of a classic frame, GLCO bring out the sunny pastels for a set of ’50s and ’60s style frames calling on the likes John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe and Richard Avedon for inspiration. As usual, the lookbook reflects the brand’s easy-going West Coast vibe, a top set of portraits that have us longing for warmer days.

Words by Lena Dystant
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