The Evolution Store NYC

Part of my job involves keeping on top of what is happening in retail all over the world. As international travel isn't something I can do on a regular basis, the internet and the library become my go-to research tools for images and ideas. This mornings' online gem of a find is a space in NYC's Soho called The Evolution Store.

The store sells museum quality natural history collectibles and specimens. The store is packed with insects, fossils, taxidermy animals, minerals, sea life, botanical posters, real human skeletons and so on. Also stocking jewellery, home decorating pieces and even a digestive system model or two. Clientele includes museums, universities, private collectors, nature enthusiasts, interior decorators and photographers. I would like get lost in this store. Not after hours of course... imagine the wall of skulls watching you with their hollow eyes!

You can buy or hire and an online store is available to browse. Check it out.


Images from The Evolution Store web site. 


Ralph Lauren Vs Deadwood

New season Ralph Lauren Collection via Net-a-Porter.
Chanelling the Wild West...
Kind of...

 Can't quite see Calamity Jane in the silver fringed skirt or the heels... or the space cowboy boots... or most of it... but you know, the inspiration is there...

Inspired by Dali

Flicking through the march issue of Vogue Paris & came across this Salvador Dali inspired editorial..
 I'm such a sucker for Salvador Dali.


Toward a Kyoto Renaissance

One of the Superhypermost crew was in Japan a few months back and stumbled upon the Kyoto University of Art and Designs' Graduating Show. The level of buzzing creativity was out of this world.

The Japanese are known for their concentrated attention to detail and this exhibition showed us that this national personalilty trait is bubbling up in the new generation of creatives.

From painting and sculpture, through to textile and product design, across a massive hall of large scale concept art, to rooms and rooms of ceramics and furniture, it was a whole days worth of looking, learning and appreciating.

Have a look at the university's 'education and research system' online here (of course their website is a nifty little design) and see the diversity of the offerings... absolutely incredible.

Images by Jess