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Olivier Rousteing Named New Designer at Balmain Olivier Rousteing The new era at Paris’s sex-charged fashion house Balmain is beginning to take shape, with 25-year-old Olivier Rousteing being tapped as the label’s new designer. Rousteing, who joined Balmain in 2009 and is currently in charge of women’s wear, replaces Christophe Decarnin, who left earlier this month due to strategic disputes with chairman Alain Hivelin. Before joining Balmain, Rousteing worked for five years at Roberto Cavalli, which should serve him well in delivering the decadent rock-inflected glamour that became the label’s trademark under Decarnin. Jacques Brinon/Associated PressChristophe Decarnin Decarnin will no doubt be a tough act to follow. Maquieira has been buying Balmain for his store since it segued into rock chic mode with Decarnin in 2005. When Maquieira found a jacket he liked in last fall’s collection he took the unprecedented step and bought six of them. Pierre Verdy/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBalmain’s spring/summer 2011 collection in Paris. Olivier Rousteing Named New Designer at Balmain
The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier In the 1994 fashion satire Pret-a-Porter, by Robert Altman, designer and couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier appears as himself. He has a shaved head and sailor-striped shirt and speaks in cartoonishly accented French. “I think there is not only one idea of beauty,” he tells the perky reporter. “There is a lot of different kinds of beauty... “I started with nothing, no money,” says the artist formerly known as l'enfant terrible. They are dazzling, these gowns; stupendous; de trop. “Because Gaultier is so democratic in his ideas, we wanted to bring the most haute couture to the widest audience,” says curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot—an ex-model, as it turns out. Not so for Gaultier. Curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk", June 17- 2 October at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

God Save the Met and their Fuckin’ Costume Institute Junya Watanabe (Japanese, born 1961), fall/winter 2006–7 (image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Catwalking) If there is but one cornerstone of “Punk” as fashion, it is what Dame Vivienne Westwood dubbed “confrontation dressing.” Swastikas, tampons, spray-painted swears, safety pins — these were the tools with which this particular postmodern machine of resistance, youth, and style were forged. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring costume exhibition, Punk: From Chaos to Couture, hovered over the essence of this defensive dress, but skirted the issues of subculture to champion superficial style. Paul Cook, late 1970s (image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Dennis Morris) In all fairness, this exhibition seemed doomed from the moment the title was announced. What could the Met possibly know about tit t-shirts? Personally, I thought the initial critiques were too reflexively dismissive and a tad unsubstantiated. God Save the Met and their Fuckin’ Costume Institute
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Illustration and hand drawn elements can give a lot personality to a layout, specially if used properly. From small illustrated icons to complete illustrated backgrounds, or hand drawn typography, it’s always a nice approach to insert illustrations in your design. Today we gathered a few examples of websites using illustrated elements to inspire you. Second Story Trent Walton More than Twenty Postable Duct Tape & Glitter Glass Coat Photo Booth G’Nosh Belong Kolonien SoleilNoir The Penthouse Project Hannah talent garden Luhse Tea We Are Royale AppGear Sir John a Day inTacto 10 Years Rexona for Men – Super Hero Muffi ConvergeSE Monsieur Cassius CSS Design AwardsThe Best DesignsAwwwards 23 Fantastic Examples of Illustrated Elements in Web Design 23 Fantastic Examples of Illustrated Elements in Web Design
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How to Create Halftone Effects in Adobe Illustrator - Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial How to Create Halftone Effects in Adobe Illustrator - Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial Halftones are dots of varying sizes and spacing, put together to simluate a tone or gradient. Though it is a method connected to print, the aesthetics of it have made it popular to use even for digital content. Having read a lot of comics where halftones are used, I have a special love for it that I hope to share with you in this tutorial. You will find that it is not so hard to create this effect in Adobe Illustrator, and by using halftones instead of regular black and white, or grayscale gradients, you can give your comics and artwork a certain unique appeal. We first need to create the artwork which the halftones will be applied to. I open a new document in Adobe Illustrator and import the sketch by going to File > Place... From there I double-click the current layer the sketch is placed on, check the Template box and press OK. Now I start inking the loose sketch with the Brush Tool. I like to make pretty loose sketches and do the real defining during the inking process.

Russia One Tram (R1) - Future Commuter Train Dubbed as 'iPhone on Rails' Russia One Tram (R1) - Future Commuter Train Dubbed as 'iPhone on Rails' If Bruce Wayne ever realized just how much gas the Batmobile guzzled and he decided to go green, Russia’s future commuter train, which was just unveiled at the Innoprom 2014 industrial expo, would be the Battrain. Ilya Varlamov Called the Russia One (or R1), this sinister-looking train could've come straight from a Sci-Fi flick, or maybe it's just the railway to hell. With shiny black glass, an illuminated display, and touchscreen operated doors, it’s no wonder the locomotive's already been dubbed the “iPhone on rails”. It also comes as no surprise that the R1 was designed by Uralvagonzavod (or UVZ for the linguistically challenged), a company that specializes in tanks. Ilya Varlamov The Devil's tank, errr... the tram, is super high-tech, both inside and out, thanks to WiFi, GPS, and LED mood lighting that changes according to the weather and time of day. As much as a gigantic, menacing train can. And check out those sexy felt-covered sofas in the back. You know, like Russian tundra.
Outlandish concepts submitted for London bridge competition There has been plenty of opposition to London's proposed Garden Bridge based on its design, location and management. Now, however, a new bridge further up the Thames has grabbed people's attention. Designs for the proposed Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge range from the understated to the absurd. View all The competition seeking designs for the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge was launched in early December last year as part of a regeneration plan for the Nine Elms area. "The design must work alongside the cutting edge architecture emerging on the south bank as well as the elegant frontages on the north," says leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership Ravi Govindia. The submitted designs are being exhibited publicly in London this week. Although this design is perhaps not the most pleasing to the eye, it's by no means ugly. Of all the design submissions, this is the one that perhaps most looks like it's meant to be there. Share Outlandish concepts submitted for London bridge competition
Skywalk at the Tianmen Mountain (China) It is certainly not a path for the faint of heart – on one side there's a sheer rock face, on the other, a 4,000ft drop. All that separates the brave traveler from a deadly plunge is a 3' wide, 2'5" thick walkway. If that is not enough to bring terror into the pit of your stomach, the path running alongside a Chinese mountainside is made out of glass, allowing a crystal-clear view of where one false step can take you. The skywalk is situated 4,700' above sea level on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China. Brewster's Discovery Walkway (Canada) This stunning viewing platform called Brewster's Discovery Walkway has been designed by Canadian firm Sturgess Architecture in collaboration with engineers RJC and construction company PCL. Crouching Tiger and Turtle (Germany) Dubbed “Crouching Tiger and Turtle, Magic Mountain,” the walkway roller coaster measures 11 meters high and features an excellent view of the surrounding landscape. 10 Coolest Walkways 10 Coolest Walkways
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1001 The stolen image The theoretical assumption that every single work of art is based on a preceding work is the theme of the exhibition organised by Thomas Demand at the Fondazione Prada di Milano. The German artist, once again assuming the role of curator, explains to our readers the story and the reasons behind this exhibition. Thomas Demand The beginning of design The Chinese architect Wang Shu is the first in his huge country to have been awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize. We present his teaching activity, which he has been pursuing alongside his design work since 2001, when he founded an actual School of Architecture in Hangzhou to train students in the technical and practical principles of the profession. Wang Shu Design meets materials In Treviso, a one-year project offered over 100 IUAV students and recent graduates direct experience with the industrial production of furniture. 1001
A Mixture Of Tradition And Technology European market leader in neon design and production, Sygns, established its new brand Kiën. The first product “Licht1“ was introduced on IFA TecWatch in September. Now Kien is eager to enter the smart home market. The lamp “Licht1“ combines traditional handcraft with puristic design and technical expertise. Every light is handcrafted in Germany by manufacturers that specialize in 3D printing and laser cutting. Concerning the appearance, customers can personalize the design individually by choosing out of three materials: aluminum, concrete and wood. While this functional design piece resembles a traditional fluorescent tube, its inner workings are astonishing. The company plans to soon launch a campaign on Kickstarter. A Mixture Of Tradition And Technology
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Today, we are sharing with you some great web tools that you can use to create your own posters and customize them the way you want. Check out the list below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Poster My Wall This is one of the most popular web tools out there. 2- Befunky This is basically a photo editor that allows users to create posters. 3- Picassa This is a powerful free image hosting and editing tool. 4- Art Skills You can use the poster making wizard of Arts Skills to create engaging posters. 5- Muzy Thoughts This is a really cool web tool to use to create posters for your classroom. 6- Posterini This is an online web tool that lets you create posters with WYSIWYC interface. 7- Smore This is an ideal web tool for those interested in creating flyers. 8- Zeen Zeen is another great tool you should consider when thinking about creating engaging posters to use with your students. 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom
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Il faut que les professionnels d’un projet en BIM puissent se servir d’e-catalogues produits/systèmes constructifs pour renseigner la maquette numérique, d’abord avec des objets génériques puis avec des produits commerciaux. Pour y parvenir, le secteur va pouvoir s’appuyer sur la norme XP P07-150 qui va permettre de créer un dictionnaire de propriétés. C’est d’ailleurs le travail qui a été attribué à Mediaconstruct par le PTNB pour créer un dictionnaire de propriétés/ouvrages, référence française et partagé par tous les acteurs. La norme XP P07-150 Cette norme, publiée en décembre 2014, propose une méthodologie pour réaliser des dictionnaires de propriétés produits et ouvrages, modèle de définition des propriétés ou groupe de propriétés ainsi qu’un cadre organisationnel de validation/modification des propriétés (collège des experts). Propriétés et dictionnaire Les objets génériques Pour aller plus loin : Mise au point : norme XP P07-150, propriétés, dictionnaire, objets génériques pour le BIM
Update: 1/12/2015: This piece has been updated to reflect emerging free construction software made available over the past year. Now, there are eight options instead of the original four. Managing a construction project is a huge endeavor. When broken out into its parts—project management, bid management, reporting, etc—the entire process can seem overwhelming. While construction management software offers a holistic solution to all of these problems, it can be expensive (for example, from our own estimations, construction bidding software costs an average of $1,468 and a median of $750). While I can’t recommend choosing seven different software options to solve seven different problems, these free and open source construction management software quick-fixes can patch up your manual construction processes—without you having to spend a dime. 2-Plan Project Management Software Have you used 2-Plan before? CurrentSet Efficient Calendar Free Estimate Estimator Application GenieBelt Open Workbench The Top 8 Free and Open Source Construction Management Software
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