Jun 24 2013
Capsule Newsletter No.6 rounded up all the hot sh*t that’s happening NOW around the world. Check out this do-not-miss list for Berlin, Paris, Milan and more…
Berlin: Donut Shop
The Donut Shop, Capsule’s pop up cash and carry section that’s been a staple at the New York show for several seasons, will be debuting in Berlin in July, featuring a selection some very cool craftspeople and retailers. Stop by and sample books and magazines from indie bookshop Do You Read Me; pick up some small batch paper goods and unusual teas from Paper & Tea; inhale exclusive scents created by Frau Tonis Parfums; sample homemade hooch at Fräulein Brösels Schnapserwachen; buy your girlfriend or yourself a beautiful floral bouquet at Brutto Gusto; and check out what the fresh-obsessed folks over at the Laundry Detergent Project are up to. The Donut Shop is a gathering of things we love, available to purchase and inspire. It’s so much more than stuff—it’s product that make us excited in so many ways. Sort of like a good donut.
Visitors to London are definitely advised to hit Shoreditch. The neighborhood (accessed by the Shoreditch High St stop on the tube) is undergoing a cultural renaissance, boasting top boutiques, furniture shops and restaurants, while still holding on to a bit of East End grit. On the high street, shop for designer homewares at Milk (118 Shoreditch High St E1 6JN, 020 7729 9880/milkconceptboutique) or curated menswear and excellent coffee at Eddie Prendergast’s shop Present (140 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, 020 7033 0500/present-london.com). On nearby Redchurch St, check out designer menswear at Hostem (41-43 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, 020 7739 9733/hostem.co.uk) and well-designed, timeless products carefully sourced and presented at Labour & Wait (85 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, 020 7729 6253/labourandwait.co.uk). Pop in to say hi to our Capsule family at Aesop (5A Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, 020 7613 3793/aesop.com/uk). Après shopping, get arty at Nelly Duff Gallery (156 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG, 020 7033 9683/nellyduff.com) and finish off with a pint at Golden Heart (110 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ, 020 7247 2158).
Kobe: Channel Kobe
The City of Kobe is supporting its long history of textile production and fashion manufacturing with Channel Kobe—an initiative to nurture young Japanese designers working in that city. Channel Kobe will be featuring the SS14 collections of select Kobe based designers, including Cabelami, No,No, Yes!, orSlow, Seminead and Ryu at Capsule Paris this June.
Milan: Marni Chairs at Salone
Launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan for Spring 2013, Marni’s 100 Chairs collection is a selection of chairs, lounge chairs, rocking chairs and tables woven with brightly hued PVC cord. The chairs are constructed by former Colombian prison inmates as a way to help them resettle into social and work life. This is Marni’s second season to offer the limited run of chairs, but this is the first time the brand will incorporate pint size seats for children along with the adult-sized selection.
New York: Esquire TV
Seeing a hole in the TV entertainment industry for its male-minded reader, Esquire magazine will launching a cable network this summer geared toward providing original content for men. Set to debut with some competitive cooking (Knife Fight), a travel show helmed by celebrities (The Getaway), and How I Rock It, a fashion show hosted by none other than NBA star Baron Davis.
Paris: How to Boil an Egg
How to Boil an Egg is a collection of simple and unusual recipes for cooking eggs from Paris’ incomparable Rose Bakery. Renowned English chef Rose Carrarini highlights her favorite ways of using eggs—those complete and most nourishing of ingredients—and delves into classic techniques for basics (poaching, scrambling and frying) as well as egg-inclusive muffins, pancakes, tarts, gratins, cakes and puddings. Chic and yummy.
Everywhere: Model Clement Chabernaud
Maybe it’s because he reminds us of an edgy Brandon Walsh from Beverly Hills 90210, but we can’t get enough of French model Clement Chabernaud, who made his fashion debut on the runway of Dior Homme in 2005. Since then he’s been photographed by the world’s top photographers including Willy Vanderperre and Mario Sorrenti and starred in the campaigns of And Z by Ziozia, Lacoste, Balmain,Valentino, and in AW13 presentations of Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, and Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen, among countless others.
Paris: Keith Haring Retrospective
If you missed the Brooklyn Museum’s retrospective last summer, don’t miss Haring in Paris. The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, in association with Le CENTQUATRE, is devoting a wide-ranging retrospective to American artist Keith Haring (1958-1990). With over 250 works on display, this is one of the biggest exhibitions of the artist’s work including his paintings, graffiti, drawings, and sculptures.
Check out the original piece, along with others in Capsule’s Newsletter No.6