St. John Hotel

British chef Fergus Henderson and his business partner Trevor Gulliver’s new venture St. John Hotel opens in London’s West End on 2 April. Henderson, famous for his “nose to tail eating” concept, also owns St. John Bar & RestaurantSt. John’s Bread & Wine and St. John Bakery throughout the city.

Photo: http://www.stjohnhotellondon.com

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Paul Boudens

Soon after graduating from Sint-Lucaspaviljoen in Antwerp, graphic designer Paul Boudens started working with the local fashion designers such as Walter Van Beirendonck,  Dries Van Noten, and A.F. Vandevorst.

I remember seeing his work in earlier series of A Magazine, when it started with Dirk Van Saene as the guest curator. The magazine had no cover. Instead, it was in a clear plastic envelope printed “A” in red. That was the first time I went through the masthead to find out who the art director was.

Below are his early works of show invitations with two incredibly talented Belgian designers, Wim Neels and Jurgi Persoons, whose labels are unfortunately no longer available.

Photos: Contemporary Fashion Archive

Emergency partition system – Shigeru Ban Architects

Shigeru Ban is a renowned Japanese architect, recognised for his work using recycled cardboard paper to quickly and efficiently build shelters. His most significant projects include the Normadic Museum Tokyo and Musée d’art Moderne Georges Pompidou in Metz, France.

Paper Partition System was a project initially created to give privacy for families on evacuation sites during the Fukuoka earthquake in 2005.

After the recent disaster happened in Japan, his team is appealing for support to help provide these to the Japanese people.

Emergency Support for JAPAN EARTHQUAKE and TSUNAMI

On March 11, 2011, 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific coast of Tohoku, JAPAN.

We are currently preparing to deploy  simple partitions for evacuees taking shelter at gymnasiums in the Tohoku region.

From now on, for people taking shelter in these sites, it is necessary to avoid distress from the lack of privacy and high density.

We ask for your support of this important disaster relief endeavor.

Donations made to the following account are very much appreciated.

Bank:                The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Branch:             Higashi Matsubara Branch
Account Name:   Voluntary Architects Network
Account No.:       3636723 (Futsuu)
Swift Code:         BOTKJPJT
Bank Address:     5-2-18 Matsubara, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

Source / Photos: Shigerubanarchitects.com