Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Save Your Eley Kash-imoto

Holiday gifts. Photo credit: Randy Son of Robert. C.C. License.Looking for a few holiday gifts? Unimpressed upon realising the VAT cut won't actually save you much cash? Eley Kishimoto are here to help.

The print-loving brand is having a sample sale this Thursday and Friday from 10.30 am to 7 pm. Show up at The Smokehouse, 44-46 St John Street, EC1M for gifts starting at £5 apiece. Credit cards and cheques are both fine.

You can get clothes, you can get accessories, you can get shoes. But the adorable Westie at left won't be included.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Hooray for Hairywood

What do you get when you combine music from a Jacques Tati film with Rapunzel and Prince Charming? If you're designing for Eley Kishimoto, you get a tower to display in Covent Garden Piazza.

The husband-and-wife team (whose helpers are above) collaborated with 6a Architects to create Hairywood, a six-metre structure embellished by a carved periscope and featuring an elevated cabin to give visitors a new look at the piazza. Hairywood is part of the larger Skin + Bones exhibition by Somerset House, and it’ll be on display until 20 July.

“Fashion and architecture are very much in bed with each other currently,” Mark Eley says. He and Wakako Kishimoto first worked with 6a two years ago at Fashion at Belsay in Northumberland, and he described this partnership as “interesting, challenging, easy, difficult, argumentative, explorative, funny and progressive.” Got that?

Eley Kishimoto tend to collaborate all across the board they've dabbled in cars, phones, music and film - so be sure to check out whatever they come up with next. Hard telling what it might be.

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