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Eames-Cube | Ruscha-Kiedis: Art Collides

Architectural Design, Art, Cross-Overs, Design, Music, UncategorizedThe Brooklyn Mynxx

“It’s not about the pieces. It’s how the pieces work together,” says LA-based rapper Ice Cube. Whether sampling beats or designing architecture, beautiful things happen when you “take something that already exists and make it something special.”

..This is going Green 1949-style B*tch.  Believe dat!

Ice Cube on Eames
Ice Cube on Eames

Read more about Anthony Kiedis on American artist, Edward Ruscha, here.

Girl Talk: Naomi Campbell and Zaha Hadid Discuss Art, Fashion, And Flying First Class

Architectural Design, Cross-Overs, FashionThe Brooklyn Mynxx
Architizer Blog » Girl Talk: Naomi Campbell And Zaha Hadid Discuss Art, Fashion, And Flying First Class
Architizer Blog » Girl Talk: Naomi Campbell And Zaha Hadid Discuss Art, Fashion, And Flying First Class

An (un)likely pairing: two strong women who dominate(d) their professions join forces to design a new home for the former supermodel in Russia.

In Naomi's interview with Zaha, the defiant duo talk about everything from film to fashion; Zaha's interdisciplinary collaborations with fashion, shoes and jewelry; politics; architecture; ...the politics of architecture; and how being a foreigner, a woman, and an architect has compelled her to fight harder and push her work forward, despite the odds.

Hadid’s incredible rise to the top of the architecture world has been an uphill battle. Hadid said, “I used to disapprove being called a woman architect, because what is important is that I’m an architect, woman is background information.

Read the full interview here.

Architizer Blog » Girl Talk: Naomi Campbell And Zaha Hadid Discuss Art, Fashion, And Flying First Class.

Hövding: The Invisible Bicycle Helmet - by Swedish Female Duo Anna Haupt and Terese Alpin

Cross-Overs, Design, FashionThe Brooklyn Mynxx
Hövding-InvisibleBike
Hövding-InvisibleBike

Swedish female duo, Anna Haupt and Terese Alpin, set out in 2005 to prove the male masses wrong with the 7-year long development of their Industrial Design Thesis project: The Invisible Bicycle Helmet.  Drawing inspiration from an impending city-enforced law on bicycle helmets, and their creative self expression and sense of style, Anna and Terese were determined to counter this imposition by creating a helmet that put safety first, but that also kept the boundless beauty of the fashion-forward metropolitan woman in mind.  Through passionate determination, and a unfaltering belief in their abilities, dreams, and their product--despite the countless number of people urging them otherwise--Anna and Terese have successfully surmounted disparate gender boundaries in technology and product development.  Check out the article on this duo in Forbes (Forbes Woman) by Denise Restauri.

Their product is poetic, smart, graceful.  It tells a poignant story of utter determination and self-belief in the face of doubt and resistance.  Go ladies!

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

The Clutch Deconstructed

Cross-Overs, FashionThe Brooklyn Mynxx

clutch These clutches, stripped of all the fussiness of ornamentation, focus on the austerity of geometry--played up with color, and the lack of.

..Their uncompromising bleakness is quite lovely.

Architects Gone Rogue

Cross-Overs, Footwear DesignThe Brooklyn Mynxx

Architects Gone Rogue We thought this was an appropriate topic to segue into the Brooklyn Mynxx's FIRST design article!  Whether momentarily dabbling, secretively curious, "beta-testing" by part-timing it, or full-blown operational, there is an undercurrent of architects breaking out of their austere shells and ....going rogue. They are tapping into their default modus operandi to dissect, deconstruct, and reconfigure objects in space. To problem-solve. To create and innovate. These innate, and learned, sensibilities make for - in my opinion - a curiously beautiful melding of design professions. Take, for example, Julian Hakes--a London architect who deconstructed the common notion of a high heel. Stripping it down to the bare essentials. We may all have our differing opinions on the actual comfort and stability of his shoe.  However, the mere attempt is certainly something to note.

Julian Hakes Mojito heel

Julian Hakes Mojito heel Gunmetal

Julian Hakes Mojito heel worn