Musterbrand has very adaquately managed to bring a bit of the fantasy into reality. For those of you who are fans, and indeed also for those who are not, Musterbrand has created a clothing line inspired by the star of the DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION game, Adam Jensen. A particular favourite is the futuristic, black trenchcoat with a detachable vest inside, a warning from the creators: “Just remember that you’re probably not augmented before leaving on your adventures.” They also have a range of t-shirts inspired by Jensen’s fashion sense in the game and some very cool jeans. Knut Jochen Bergel, CEO of musterbrand says, “musterbrand’s clothing lines are designed by top stylists, woven from the highest quality material, and cut so sharply they should come with a warning. DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is already drawing praise for its unique design and playability – we’re aiming to replicate the game’s popularity with our clothing line too.” Go to http://eu.deusex-store.com/ to see the full range.
Andre Borchers is a man who is using his powers of design and fashion for the greater good. He has created the ‘Love Collection’, which basically translates to ‘t-shirts for Africa’. He has made it his goal to support the children of Rwanda and with every t-shirt he sells he is able to give one African child health insurance. Andre is of the opinion that children are the most precious members of any community and when they are not looked after and given opportunities to grow and learn we all lose. So go to his website www.andreborchers.com and buy yourself a t-shirt and give a little love to an African child.
This is exactly what Natalia Gomensoro creates…tiny, wearable sculptures. She is a silversmith with a background in architecture and design. I get the idea from Natalia’s designs that she is inspired by everything that has a practical use around her. Its as though she went through her dad’s (although I’m sure she has her own) toolbox and pulled out all sorts of clasps and zipties and bits of wire…things that the normal eye would perhaps pass over and not give another thought…and with these she created the plans for her jewellery. Natalia lives and works in New York, but no matter where you live you can buy from her on Etsy or check out her website www.metalnat.com.
Hamburg has, at last, its own urban garden. Thanks to the guidance and inspiration from the the very successful Prinzessinnengarten in Berlin we now have our very own version of it. The Gartendeck has sprouted up on the roof of a parking garage in St Pauli and is available to everybody who feels like getting their hands dirty and getting involved in growing veggies. It is essentially a temporary (so long as summer lasts) community project funded by Das Internationale Sommerfest Hamburg. Go check out www.gartendeck.de and go get your hands dirty
Raymond Li, a Canadian from Newfoundland has been developing the Jetlev concept since 2000. The finished product was finally released this year in March and looks like a whole lot of fun. This is definitely one for your ‘bucket list’.