MATTER

beautiful new styles from MATTER

September is a month of the wind changing, and we feel the weather’s momentum intimately, given rain and shine affects when we print what. It’s a departure from previous editions with darker prints on lighter backgrounds, with a sense of transience and weightlessness. In monsoon season the rains mean we can only print this way, and of course, we go with the tides.

see my previous post introducing MATTER here.

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Rest Areas

Nicolo Sertorio is an Italian-born photographer, based in California, who has been beautifully documenting rest areas on the US interstate road system.

Largely replaced by commercial gas stations and food chains, in combination with the decrease of private interstate vehicle traffic and state budgets, they mostly sit abandoned and unused in varying states of decay. Having lost their function they become all about form, the empty symmetries attempting to control nature, as per a bygone ideology seeking to conquer the terrain. Symmetry, emptiness, and beauty confront their own meaninglessness in relation to the landscape.

thanks to my friend Petrus for sending this to me!

Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas
Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas
Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas
Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas
Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas
Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas
Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas
Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas
Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas
Nicolo Sertorio: Rest Areas

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Hem

so i have been keeping one eyeball on Hem – a new online shop that’s sort of positioning itself like the Everlane or Warby Parker of furniture. high-end design that’s simple, affordable, beautiful and designed to last. they are currently taking pre-orders on their debut collection.

Hem means Home. We create original, timeless furniture and interior accessories together with the most exciting and talented designers of today. Our design philosophy is to create pioneering pieces together with designers from around the globe. Our pieces are something to hold on to for a very long time. The design and production teams at Hem are passionate about materials and details. And, we only work with the best factories around the world.

there’s section in their shop called Razzle Dazzle which endeared me to them immediately.

HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss
HEM // Miss Moss

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Mono Wardrobe. Monodrobe.

this past winter i realised that almost every single thing i bought was black and i would wear it with white or denim or whatever – but overwhelmingly black, nonetheless. and i was more than okay with that. i am currently mourning the impending loss of my rad MONODROBE with the oncoming heat we’ll be experiencing soon (shudder… or should i say, sweat?)

so it pleases me to see that ASOS is embracing my personal dressing taste, with so much good monodrobe stuff happening over there. MONODROBE. you heard it here first.

just click on the fancy little icons to be taken to the item!

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Cinemas of India

between 2010-13 Sabine Haubitz + Stefanie Zoche photographed old movie theatres in South India. you can understand the significance of the cinema experience in a country that is the world’s largest producer of films. no wonder the buildings dedicated to them are so rich & beautiful.

The photos of these buildings give eloquent testimony to the rich cinematic culture of those times. We are particularly interested in the culturally influenced reinterpretation of modern building style apparent in the architectural style, which displays an unusual mixture of Modernism, local architectural elements, a strong use of colour and, in the case of some older cinema halls, of Art Deco.

Many movie theatres in South India are left in their original state. Nonetheless, remodelling into multiplex cinemas is already underway, in particular in major cities, and will result in these buildings’ disappearance as witnesses to their times. The photographs document a part of cinema culture that has already largely vanished in Europe and the USA, and is increasingly being supplanted by commercial interests and technical developments in India, as well.

simply too good not to share – thanks designboom.

Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India
Cinemas of India

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