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Media finally get behind Lauren Bush’s WFP bag

November 25, 2007/0.53

It has taken the media a while, considering model Lauren Bush has been promoting these since April, but there has finally been worldwide attention on the Feed 1 bag (US$59·95) that she designed in collaboration with the UN World Food Programme. The bag does hit Harrod’s in December at a £30 price, which admittedly lifts […]

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Roberto Cavalli and H&M: the trans-Atlantic party season

November 24, 2007/4.32

You’ve seen the video (which has been on the Lucire home page since late October), now read the article: a little more news of Roberto Cavalli and H&M’s collaboration and the parties they had in Roma and New York to kick it off.    We hesitate linking the video in too many places, since it […]

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A preview of Panos’s summer 2008 collection

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Panos sent me some shots from his summer 2008 catalogue in September and gave permission for Lucire to republish them soon after—something we’ve ?nally done today, for those interested in swimwear. I have seen the whole line-up, but we wanted to keep the brief story to the three shots we had permission for. Trend-wise, they indicate […]

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Condé Nast Portfolio is worth the $60 a year

November 23, 2007/8.05

[Cross-posted] Every now and then, there’s a magazine that captures my imagination. In 1988, it was Autocar; by the early 1990s, it was Wired, then Fast Company by the end of the decade. Now, the magazine (other than any I publish!) is Condé Nast Portfolio.    I’m annoyed that, like Business Week, Portfolio is next to […]

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That little RSS button

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Since last year, eagle-eyed readers will have noticed an RSS link at the top right of every page at Lucire’s online edition that does not work. This was due to a company that we had charged with creating our CMS (content management system) not delivering. But if readers do not mind, I would like to change […]

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Tesla Roadster delayed, but not due to batteries

October 29, 2007/22.58

Darryl Siry at Tesla Motors sent out an email today advising that The New York Times got an important fact wrong about the production delay facing the Tesla Roadster. On his blog are the facts: I spoke with John Markoff, the author of the article, and he said he was apologetic for the error and […]

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A future Lucire Car to Be Seen in?

October 28, 2007/5.19

[Cross-posted] Honda’s Takeo Fukui has said that he will put the world’s ?rst hydrogen fuel-cell car on the market by next year, with a sticker price of around £50,000. The car emits water vapour as its “exhaust”.    This is fabulous thinking: rather than hold the technology back, as all the other automakers are doing, […]

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100 per cent New Zealand-designed

October 27, 2007/1.16

Yesterday, I saw this proclamation one time too many: ‘100% New Zealand Design’.    I worked for a company once, as a design assistant, that stated on its catalogue that it was 100 per cent ‘Designed in New Zealand’. Well, not only is this a wishy-washy statement trying to detract from the stigma of off-shore manufacture; in the […]

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The Tesla Roadster is ready

October 13, 2007/23.29

Here’s Lucire’s Car to be Seen in 2007, in production and available to the public. The Tesla Roadster might not sound throaty and grunty but for those of us who grew up with Knight Rider, I suspect we will not care. And the rich environmentalists and celebs who will buy one certainly won’t. You may […]

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Meeting Donna Loveday

October 6, 2007/3.42

[Cross-posted] Had a great chat this morning to curator Donna Loveday from the Design Museum. Her exhibition, When Philip Met Isabella, a tribute to milliner Philip Treacy and the late Isabella Blow, is on at the New Dowse in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, after dropping by in St Petersburg and Melbourne, and I would seriously […]

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