“Be Cover” is her final collection that was inspired by the green witch Elphaba from “Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz” musical.

In a beautiful illustration of her motto 'your hands never betray you', Minju Kim presents a womenswear collection combining handcrafts and new materials into stunning silhouettes. At the basis of the collection is the feeling Minju got whilst watching the movie 'Wicked', about the green witch of Oz, which is not a bad person but who is discriminated against because she is green.

The beauty of the unexpected and the unknown is developed into girly garments that look like shiny plastic wrappers, playing with big circular volumes and see-through elements, mainly made out of raffia, plastic tweed, jacquards and rubber. One can fully take cover in one of the bulky voluminous silhouettes with candy wrapper sleeves, or show more of yourself in the tops and skirts made of rubber ribbons.

The strong rubber is melted , twisted and kotted into sweet bows, all handstitched into fabulous see-through garments. Just like in the 1st year of the Antwerp fashion education, Minju digged deeper into handwork, volumes, body shapes and time-consuming experiments, in order to get the best possible approach for this deceivingly sweet collection.

Photography: Quentin De Wispelaere
Styling: Edmund Ooi Kee Song
Make-up: Sigrid Volders for Chanel
Hair: Sigrid Volders for Kevin Murphy
Model: Jessica at Jill Models Management

“Dear My Friend” H&M Design Awards 2013

Minju Kim presented her new collection “Dear My Friend”  via a catwalk show in Stockholm a few days ago and was awarded the 2013 H&M Design Award Winner.  Her HANDMADE collection plays with texture, colour and infuses traditional elements, such as Japanese illustrations on leather.   Kim’s mini-capsule hits H&M stores in Europe this autumn/winter 2013-14.

Lee Jung-woo (Chung Lee), who designed the exterior of the Venza. The Toyota Venza is a mid-size crossover SUV (CUV) produced by Japanese automaker Toyota and unveiled at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Based on the Toyota FT-SX concept car unveiled at the 2005 North American International Auto Show, the Venza was primarily engineered at Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and designed at the Calty Design studios in Newport Beach, California.

It is currently slotted in size and price between the RAV4 compact crossover SUV, and the Highlander mid-size crossover SUV that has third-row seating. However, the Venza is an inch longer than the Highlander and for the 2009-2010 model years, the base Venza's MSRP was $1000 USD higher than the base Highlander.

The Venza is built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) in Georgetown, Kentucky, production having commenced on November 10, 2008

The book trailer for Young-ha Kim's novel "A Murderer's Way To Memorize".

Animation is mostly generative and very few keyframes were used.
Made with Cinema4D Expresso, Python script and AE expressions.

Photo: Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

Architect Joon Paik (Paik Joon-beom), who designed the tres cool Spaceport America in New Mexico, the world’s first commercial space port.
Paik—whom left for the States when he was 15—has been active mostly in the UK, where he’s worked for Foster + Partners for 12 years.

The Foster + Partners and URS team has won an international competition to build the first private spaceport in the world - The New Mexico Spaceport Authority Building. The sinuous shape of the building in the landscape and its interior spaces seek to capture the drama and mystery of space flight itself, articulating the thrill of space travel for the first space tourists. Making a minimal impact on the environment, the scheme will be the first facility of its kind and a model for the future.

The Spaceport lies low within the desert-like landscape of the site in New Mexico and seen from the historic El Camino Real trail, the organic form of the terminal resembles a rise in the landscape. Using local materials and regional construction techniques, it is both sustainable and sensitive to its surroundings.

Organised into a highly efficient and rational plan, the Spaceport has been designed to relate to the dimensions of the spacecraft. There is also a careful balance between accessibility and privacy. The astronauts’ areas and visitor spaces are fully integrated with the rest of the building to convey the thrill of space travel. The more sensitive zones - such as the control room - are visible, but have limited access.

Visitors and astronauts enter the building via a deep channel cut into the landscape. The retaining walls form an exhibition space that documents the history of the region and its settlers, alongside a history of space exploration. The strong linear axis continues on a galleried level to the ‘superhangar’ - which houses the spacecraft and the simulation room – through to the terminal building.

Designed to have minimal embodied carbon and few additional energy requirements, the scheme has been designed to achieve the prestigious LEED Platinum accreditation. The low-lying form is dug into the landscape to exploit the thermal mass, which buffers the building from the extremes of the New Mexico climate as well as catching the westerly winds for ventilation. Natural light enters via skylights, with a glazed façade reserved for the terminal building, establishing a platform for the coveted views onto the runway.

Facts about Spaceport America

Site Area:

300,000 ft2
Gross Area: 93,453 ft2
Net Area Western zone: 4463 ft2 / 414 m2
Hangar: 55,000 ft2
Public viewing gallery: 5,079 ft2
Tenant: Virgin Galactic

Architectectural Lead Design:
Norman Foster
Grant Brooker
Antoinette Nassopoulos-Erickson
Joon Paik
Hiroyuki Sube
See Teck Yeo
Kristine Ngan

Architecture and Engineering: URS Corporation
Project Manager, Structural and MEP Engineer Architecture: SMPC Architects
Environmental Design/LEED: PHA Consult
Client: New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA)

Foster + Partners

Wheeljek  - W Hotel designers of the future project
Aluminum, wood, mixed materials

The wheeljek collection is inspired by the fast-paced city of Bangkok, which doesn’t stop moving, even in the most stifling heat. Cars and masses of people fill the roads, while vendors push carts filled with refreshments and tropical fruit creating micro-destinations for food, drink and festivities.

These carts seem to facilitate Bangkok’s commercial and cultural exchange. The vendors creatively adapt their cart’s fundamental construction to the product and the environment, finding an idea of the fluidity and flexibility in a layered and chaotic terrain.

My vision is to bring the Bangkok street vendor carts from the street into the interior space. Depending on the boxes, which have different proportions, on the object, can have different functions. And at the same time it is mobile and flexible, and serves its function as a cart.

Seung Yong Song

DACC-2 (Daewoo Advanced Concept Car-2)

Static model with an electric propulsion styled, developed and built by I.DE.A Institute - Seoul Motor Show 1995

Vintage Polaroid bag restore - old Polaroid bag restoration

Ipad case & stand - Itallian leather

Dorayaki sholder bag - Itallian leather, Brass fitting, N.Irish linen thread.

Card case - Itallian leather, French linen thread.

Fabrique de Verne

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