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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wallpaper* Magazine - Rei Kawakubo

Wallpaper October 2008 cover Rei Kawakubo
Wallpaper* issue October 2008 features 3 guest editors - Rei Kawakubo, Zaha Hadid and Louise Bourgeois. Each guest editor produced their own cover (Rei Kawakubo cover pictured) and their own section in the issue:

Rei Kawakubo - curates a portfolio of art, photography illustration and graphics from the co-creatives at Comme de Garçon; Zaha Hadid - profiled by art critic Matthew Collings and includes a die cut take on her new "Lotus" room installation; Louise Bourgeois - explores the work of 3 of her collaborators (Helmut Lang-fashion designer/artist, Peter Zumthor - architect, Roni Horn - artist).

Other features in the October 2008 issue include: Wool Power(innovative knitwear from the work of 4 new designers), Parting Shots(documenting the last days of the Polaroid factory in the Netherlands) and Turkmen Delights(a feature on Ashgabat, cultural hub of Turkmenistan)

Rei Kawakubo
Zaha Hadid

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wallpaper* and Hedi Slimane

Wallpaper October 2007
Finally got hold of the October 2007 Wallpaper* with the Hedi Slimane cover. This issue of Wallpaper* is '3 guest editors 3 covers Dieter Rams, Hedi Slimane, Jeff Koons Plus 350 pages of the normal stuff'

Slimane has also created 'pin-ups' - 20 black and white posters. Pin-up 1-10 or 11-20 is enclosed with the magazine, depending on which version of this issue you get.

Other highlights of Wallpaper* Oct 07 include: BMW Welt(BMW World) in Munich, Sir Basil Spence's British Embassy in Rome, homes of artists and architects, and of course, profiles on each guest editor: Slimane is interviewed by artist Thomas Demand, Rams is interviewed by industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa and Koons is interviewed by fashion designer Stella McCartney.

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