Yohji Yamamoto & things from last week

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Yohji Yamamoto at the Oxford Union. Yohji Yamamoto provides design and fashion gold in his presentation to the Oxford Union. More related content here.

Key outtakes from Yohji Yamamoto’s address

Yohji Yamamoto’s favourite english language words : asymmetric, contradiction, opposite, corruption, immoral, absurdity, idiotic, ludicrous, resist, destroy, destruction, disobey, incomplete, enjoy, poignant, morphing & damage. All of which hint at a wabi sabi type sensibility, despite his well known use of structure and texture.

Yamamoto focuses on the design through his use of black as a colour, which then forces him to be creative in terms of cut, layering and fabric choices.

More awesome than your Apple Watch – This Casio G-Shock Watch Transforms into Optimus Prime – Technabob – ok this is very different to an Apple Watch, but I love the way G-Shock managed to do some creative design to make this happen

To coincide with the publication of Miles Davis – Rubberbrand EP – Amerigo Gazaway has done a remix and a mix of Miles Davis back catalogue. The original Rubberband album was recorded in 1985 and was divisive for both Miles Davis fans and music critics when finally released in 2019. The EP is made up of remixes of the title track of the album.

Davis had left long time label Columbia and moved to Warner Music. If you like Davis early work, then this is going to be different to what you would expect.

Kemo the Blaxican – Something about love. Kemo was in the original line up of the Delinquent Habits. He has since gone out on his own and has since put out quality albums under his own name whilst touring with his old colleagues in the Delinquent Habits.

A very complete archive of radio transmissions from the Apollo 11 mission: Apollo 11 : NASA : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive