We’re slow cooking through summer as we enter the home stretch of August. Take a stroll back through our week on Selectism with this batch of stories that you could be (or might not) have missed this week. Dip in and get your feet wet!

Helmut Newton Evokes Agent Provocateur’s Latest Lingerie

“We will all the time count on a creatively executed (and attractive) editorial from lingerie imprint Agent Provocateur. Dubbed “All Women,” its Fall/Winter 2015 campaign took inspiration from Helmut Newton’s notoriously provocative work and powerful feminine subjects — see Cindy Crawford, Lara Stone, Sophia Loren and Kim Basinger.”

Staff Selections | 10 Highlights of the Week

First Look | Penfield Kicks Off 40Th Anniversary Celebrations

“Celebrating “40 years of utility, strength and sturdiness” Penfield prepare us for difficult weather with its upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Offering an exclusive look at its latest campaign, bold primary colours create an upbeat backdrop for silhouettes old and new as the label places its trademark outerwear cuts against updated layers.”

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Military Meets Mickey Mouse For Champion By Beams Fall/Winter 2015

“An extended-standing relationship, we take a look at the latest collaborative line from two old favorites: Beams and Champion Japan. As evidenced my multiple spot-on lookbooks, Champion Japan continues to supply its market a variety of rigorously crafted sportswear, all impressed by vintage and original pieces. For Beams Fall/Winter 2015, the Japanese retailer sticks to both classic and reworked pieces.”

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Vitra Rereleases Alexander Girard’s Archival Midcentury Designs

“Iconic midcentury architect and designer Alexander Girard continues to be remembered after greater than 20 years of his passing. Vitra has simply released a new product suite based mostly on his archival designs, made in collaboration with members of his family. Girard’s signature International Love Heart, La Fonda del Sol and other graphics show up on napkins, mugs, trays, notebooks, pillows and throws.”

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Introducing Scholar Manufacturing – Leather Goods At The Crossroad Of Luxury

“Who says a production company cannot begin a humble leather goods business? Introducing Scholar Manufacturing, an imprint created by the folks at Gentleman Scholar, a multi-media firm known for its creative work for clients like Coca-Cola, Audi and SALT.”

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Britain’s Vector Makes Smartwatches That Resemble Traditional Timepieces

“British smartwatch maker Vector releases new styles of its Lunar and Meridian models. The spherical and square-faced watches are available black leather straps, chrome steel or rose gold metal, and retain the traditional wristwatch look that the brand is understood for. The utterly in-house developed operating system of the Vector watch permits users to select from totally different watch faces as well.”

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See Bedow’s Modular Shelving System For Record Mania

We consider good design is integral to any project — the best typically goes ignored because it reads so naturally in its surroundings. Prime example: Swedish firm Bedow‘s beautifully easy storage solution for world-renowned record shop Record Mania. The wooden shelving system is totally modular and functions without any screws, making it straightforward to change the shop’s show on the fly.

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London Store Native & Co Produces A Line Of Minimalist Furniture

“One of our favorite new store openings, Native & Co, will unveil its very own set of furniture at the London Design Pageant in September. A homewares and accessory retailer situated in London’s Notting Hill, the in-house vary is a move that simply is sensible; store founders Chris Yoshiro Inexperienced and Sharon Jo-Yun Hung designing the “Inako” collection to compliment their vast choice of exhausting to locate Japanese and Taiwanese objects.”

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Type & Perform In Play Across The “Node” Sculptural Lighting Collection

“More Dutch design business as we take a look at an outstanding set of sculptural lamps from Amsterdam-based mostly ODD MATTER studio. Graduates of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Els Woldhek and Georgi Manassiev got here together to found a multi-media workplace ‘driven by curiosity for the strange and wonderful.’ It is latest lighting experiment, ‘NODE’ mixes copper and jesmonite to create an object whose beauty remains whether in use or not.”

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The Hoxton Hotel Group Opens Its Latest Location In Amsterdam

“Hot on the heels of its second location in Holborn, central London, the Hoxton Hotel group looks additional afield for its latest launch. Opened last month, Amsterdam plays home to the third in a triumphing formula, the reasonably priced chain setting standards since its foundation in 2006.”

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