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  1. Fashion icon and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85 https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/trending/chanel-designer-karl-lagerfeld-dies-aged-85-reports-11259042 Legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, his fashion label Chanel confirmed on Tuesday (Feb 19). The announcement came just weeks after the icon of the global fashion industry failed to turn up at shows during Paris Haute Couture week for Chanel, which he has led since 1983. He had reportedly been in ill health. "An extraordinary creative individual, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the brand’s codes created by Gabrielle Chanel: The Chanel jacket and suit, the little black dress, the precious tweeds, the two-tone shoes, the quilted handbags, the pearls and costume jewellery," said Chanel in a statement after the announcement of his death. The CEO of Chanel, Alain Wertheimer, added that Lagerfeld was "ahead of his time". “Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House Of Chanel’s success throughout the world," he said. "Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand.” The House Of Chanel offered his family, relatives and friends its deepest condolences. Friends have always said that the prolific creator would die with a pencil in his hand, and just last week his own fashion line Karl Lagerfeld was still announcing new design collaborations. The veteran German designer died on Tuesday morning after being rushed to a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine just outside Paris the night before, reported French celebrity online magazine Purepeople. Lagerfeld, who simultaneously churned out collections for Fendi and his eponymous label – an unheard of feat in fashion – was almost a brand in his own right. Sporting dark suits, white, pony-tailed hair and tinted sunglasses in his later years that made him instantly recognisable, an irreverent wit was also part of a carefully crafted persona. "I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that," runs one legendary quote attributed to him, and often recycled to convey the person he liked to play. "It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long." 'KAISER KARL' Dubbed "Kaiser Karl" and "Fashion Meister" among a whole host of media monikers – Lagerfeld was born in 1933 in Hamburg to a German mother and a Swedish father who imported condensed milk. He spent early childhood tucked away from war in the 1,200-acre family estate in Bavaria and had a French tutor. The big breakthrough came shortly after a move to Paris when, in 1954, he drew a wool coat that won a prize and landed him an apprenticeship with designer Pierre Balmain. Lagerfeld first found real success in the mid-1960s with Chloe, the fashion label now owned by Switzerland's Richemont. But it was Chanel that propelled him to rock-star status, as he sexed up the brand and lifted its profile with grandiose runway shows. In the past year these have featured a full-scale beach and an enormous replica ship. LAGERFELD WAS A 'CREATIVE GENIUS': BERNARD ARNAULT Bernard Arnault, owner of the luxury giant LVMH - the most powerful man in fashion - said he was "infinitely saddened" by the loss of a "very dear friend" and a "creative genius". "Fashion and culture have lost a major inspiration. He contributed to making Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative of Italian brands," the billionaire said. News of his death led to an outpouring of emotion in the industry, and tributes began flowing in from politicians and fans. "It's a privilege to be able to say that you've worked with him, that you've listened to him speak, that you've talked with him, that you've been dressed by him," said the French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis on Instagram. "Karl Lagerfeld is an immense personality, someone out of the ordinary," French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told RTL radio. Virginie Viard, deputy artistic director of Chanel, will become chief designer of the fashion house following the death of haute couture icon Karl Lagerfeld, a source at Chanel said on Tuesday.
  2. Wondered who decided that it's fun to have lanes merged and unmerged a few times on a straight road. Stupidity at its best.
  3. Since there are many lobang kinds here, was wodnering if you guys have any good IDs to introduce? Someone you have used, good design, solid work esp capentry, good warranty, reasonable pricing. Thanks.
  4. Wow, that’s….um…sweet? There’s been a frightening trend lately: The price of designer handbags and purses skyrocketing and more women wanting them. The victims: The poor men who have to try to satisfy those women. Apparently, some of them have been going to some extremes to make their “other half” happy. According to a recent University of Minnesota study, “The researchers said that some women no longer acquire designer handbags only to improve themselves but to signal to potential women rivals that their partners are devoted to them.” Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that means women want a badge of honor, a tag that reads “Whipped” and “Mine” in the form of a $2,000 Fendi bag. One guy, a 27-year-old man only identified by his last name, Park, had this to add: “Some time ago, I sold one of my kidneys to get money to buy a Hermes Kelly bag as a present for my girlfriend for our first anniversary.” MEN ARE SELLING BODY PARTS NOW, to buy a THING! Park worked multiple jobs over 3 months, became a private tutor, and then settled on a note in a general hospital that read ‘LOOKING FOR HUMAN ORGANS.’ The best part comes when Park adds: “I broke up with her after that, and I regret doing such a thing.” Their love didn’t last, but he will forever NOT have a body part. Korean men are dealing with price increases (designer brands costing millions of won), Korea’s sluggish economy, and now, the looming holiday season. SOURCE: Korea Times Post to Facebook READ MORE AT 247 Asian Media: 24-7kpop.com/2013/11/14/men-jumping-hoops-selling-body-parts-buy-girlfriends-designer-bags/
  5. My friend and I starting up a small business, looking for designer to help us create logo, name cards, flyers i.e Prices quoted all damn high, $500 for logo? If you know of any designers that charge reasonably, please let me know. Thanks in advance! :)
  6. Photoshop and illustrator solid solid. Redesign packaging box, website, catalog. PM me if you have kt. Thanks.
  7. Anyone knows any good and affordable retail shop designer? Those that can draw out draft for free will be good also. Actually i do not mind getting final yr design students to come design the shop as their project as well. how to find them?
  8. FaezClutchless

    Sergio Pininfarina creations to be honoured

    The name Sergio Pininfarina is synonymous with excellent looking cars. For those who are not familiar with the name, Sergio Pininfarina was an automotive designer who has designed many cars and most of them were Ferraris. Some of the cars that he designed were the Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari Testarossa, Bentley Azure and the Alfa Romeo 164. Sadly, Sergio Pininfarina passed away this past July and to honour his creations done for Ferrari; the Italian automaker will hold an exhibition at its official museum in Maranello, Italy. The exhibition will be known as Le grandi Ferrari di Sergio Pininfarina (Sergio Pininfarina
  9. The automobile industry has lost another legendary designer. Sergio Pininfarina, best known for running the company that bore his name, passed away on 3rd July evening at his home in Turin, Italy. He was 85 years old and no cause of death was given. Born on 8th September 1926, Sergio went on to receive a degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic of Torino in 1950. He started his career at his father's coach building and design company, Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, as the General Manager in 1960. He eventually became the chairman following the death of his father, Battista Pinin Farina, in 1966. During his tenure, the company created some of the most iconic automobiles in history. Among them are, according to chronological order: 1984 Ferrari Testarossa 1986 Fiat 124 Spider 1986 Cadillac Allante 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 1995 Bentley Azure 1996 Peugeot 406 Coupe 2002 Ferrari Enzo 2003 Maserati Quattroporte 2004 Ferrari Scaglietti In 2006, he stepped down as president of Pininfarina and became Honorary Chairman of the company. Pininfarina was active in politics as well. Between 1979 and 1988, he was a Liberal Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP), where his party was a part of the European Liberal Democrat alliance. Pininfarina leaves behind a wife and two sons.
  10. Anatole Lapine, the Porsche designer behind iconic Porsche models such as the 924, 944 and most notably, the 928 passed away at his home in Germany last week; less than one month before his 82nd birthday. On top of his contributions with the above mentioned Porsche models, Lapine helped put Porsche on the automotive map with his designs for over two decades. Lapine first started out in the automotive industry as an apprentice at Daimler-Benz, just after the Second World War. He was later enticed by General Motors to come to the United States in 1952 to work for them in the advanced body engineering department. General Motors then transferred him back to Germany to work at Opel
  11. Traffic police bikers get new, improved uniform Traffic Police officers who patrol on motorcycles will hit the roads and expressways with a new look on Friday. Gone are the white tunics they usually wear over their dark blue riding breeches. In their place are a specially designed jacket and new water-repellent trousers with anti-abrasion padding, to offer them more comfort and protection. The new get-up is designed by the Traffic Police and Police Logistics Department, with help from Hong Kong designer Alan Chu, who has worked with American fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
  12. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/9...es-aged-76.html
  13. hi guys, I'm looking for a free lance graphic designer, anyone who does side line work. I'm looking to get a product catalog done up, so just wondering anyone here knows anybody who does side line graphic work. Thanks in advance. cheers!
  14. Anyone recently renovated their house not long ago and find their renovator, interior designer or contractor reliable and professional, can introduce me ? the workmanship must be good and price reasonable. thanks.
  15. Straits Times today, front page, i happened to read about the article about the revised policy for Singles buying HDB. They interviewed this gal, aged 37, graphic designer. What shocked me was her salary, which is only slightly more than $3k, at age of 37......... I thought graphic designers has more earning power due to specialised skills? Is this due to huge supple of graphic designers? any one can claim to be one?
  16. Hi ppl, Any idea where the cake designer's shop that was featured in Channel U's Food specialist? My 2 year old boy having birthday soon. wanted to get a special cake to celebrate... thanks in advance...
  17. Tricor

    Website designer

    Any good and cheap website designer to recommend? Those freelance or part time also can. If inconvenience to post....u can pm me your contact and i will get back to you. Thanks.....
  18. HE E-MAILED a prospective employee, asking her to be his 'special designer girlfriend'. Mr Shankar Venkataraman, 45, who owns a publishing firm, sees nothing wrong in sending such e-mails to staff and job applicants. But the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices disagrees. It has denounced his indecent proposals as 'inappropriate and unacceptable'. One woman who applied for a job with his company was so outraged by his brazen come-on and subsequent lack of remorse she contacted The New Paper on Sunday. Mary (not her real name) had applied for a graphic designer position at eShan Publishing in January. The 23-year-old, a trained graphic designer, was offered a job soon after. But her joy turned to shock when she got an e-mail from Mr Venkataraman asking her to be his 'special designer girlfriend'. She recalled: 'I sent out my resume and the owner of the publishing company e-mailed me back, asking to meet me. 'I met him. He seemed like a normal guy and gave me encouraging comments about my portfolio.' Several days later, Mary e-mailed Mr Venkataraman with an idea for a publication that his company was about to launch. He replied to say he liked her idea. But she was horrified to read the rest of his e-mail. It read: 'I do hope that you are perfectly single... I have a lots (sic) in store for a romantic partner, for I do not know whether you would understand, that certain creativity too requires that proximity and feel. 'I am sure you know that creativity does not happen under office environment or employer-employee setting. I will soon be starting to travel... so I do wish to have you as my special 'designer' girlfriend and travel companion.' Mr Venkataraman added that he hoped, through his publications, to promote open relationships in society. Mary, who is currently working as a temp with Singapore Press Holdings, said she was 'disgusted' by his request and sent an e-mail politely rejecting his romantic overtures. She replied that she regarded him as a potential boss and requested some 'decency' in his behaviour. But Mr Venkataraman was undeterred. He wrote in another e-mail: ''Decency' and 'respect'... are deterrents to creativity... it builds a communication gap, in turn affecting the creativity. In my own finding, creativity requires that 'dirtyness' to be born... 'As I anticipated, your response too was predicted (sic) in a world filled with norms... But I feel good that a channel is (sic) been created and that I chose to be 'indecent' early, so that no undue decency builds up and obstructs in future.' Mr Venkataraman's company employs three women and four men, The New Paper on Sunday understands. Mary said: 'I spoke to one of his employees, who put me in touch with a female colleague who said she had also received e-mails containing sexual propositions.' The woman declined to be interviewed as she is still working in the company, but gave The New Paper on Sunday permission to use excerpts of her e-mail correspondence with Mr Venkataraman. In one e-mail broadcast to a group of his employees, Mr Venkataraman repeatedly referred to himself as the company's 'captain'. He stressed the importance of trust among co-workers, and urged those with an 'uncomfortable state of mind' to leave the company. He wrote: 'I would also not hesitate to disclose that our 'Physical Sexual feeling' is nothing but a natural urge... 'To either sex, the partner is just an outlet or a companion, and its like going to pee together or like having a coffee together... A spouse is nothing but an attached bathroom or outlet.' He went on to offer himself as an 'outlet for all incontinence'. He said: 'I have no qualms to announce that I am available for SEX relief, for I do envisage that as members of this vessel, we may get a special treatment and its best we keep things between ourselves, rather than looking for an outside avenue, which can endanger the journey. 'So anyone is free to press the 'attendant' button on the vessel for this.' In another e-mail he wrote to a group of his company's writers, he said he was in 'dire need' of a soulmate and travel companion. Mr Venkataraman signed off the e-mails as eShan, his pseudonym. The New Paper on Sunday contacted him via e-mail and asked if he saw anything wrong in trying to initiate romantic and sexual relationships with his employees through his e-mails. We also asked Mr Venkataraman, an Indian national with permanent residency here, if he felt Singaporean women were too conservative. He did not reply directly to the questions. Instead, he challenged us to publish his e-mails. He said: 'It's good to note that some seeds I have sown are showing results... How about you publish those e-mails and this e-mail of yours, and I reply through my publication'' When probed further, he said: 'Your questions... show that you have closed your mind in many ways, and your picture is complete.' In another e-mail to The New Paper on Sunday, he described himself as 'someone who has finished 'family' life', who has chosen a career in publishing to 'break all traditional barriers'. Refusing to answer our questions, he said they were 'media blackmail' and 'extortion of information by ransom'. He added: 'Your questions are absurd and narrow-minded, and is (sic) only reflection of how humanity has degraded and thus life itself... 'But from my e-mails you can see that I am not into cheapskate sex. I proposed to the girl in question, since I found her having the potential and talents for some of my creations that are planned.' He said he was merely exercising his right to propose. 'I just did not make a standard proposal, as it was after a few exchanges which gave me the intuition that the person has the capacity for elevated thinking.' THERE are no laws against sexual harassment in Singapore. But is it a serious enough problem here' In a study released in 2008 by Aware, more than half of the 500 people surveyed said they had experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. The majority of victims were women aged 21 to 25. Most were harassed by either a colleague or superior. Human resource (HR) practitioners said enough measures are in place to safeguard against workplace sexual harassment. Mr David Ang, executive director of the Singapore Human Resources Institute, said many employers have policies to address sexual harassment in the office. Penalties for improper behaviour, he noted, include disciplinary inquiries and, in some cases, dismissal. 'Employees should be able to approach their supervisors or HR department for help,' he said. In cases involving top personnel, they can opt to lodge reports with the authorities, Mr Ang added. Asked if there was a need for better legislation, he said: 'I don't think sexual harassment is an issue which can be easily dealt with through legislation. '(It) is a very personal issue, and the law cannot dictate who an individual works with, and what a working relationship should be like.' Similarly, Mr Paul Heng, founder of HR firm Next Career Consulting Group, feels it would be difficult to establish laws specifically for sexual harassment. He said: 'Individuals have different values and personalities - it would be difficult to legislate sexual harassment.' THE Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (Tafep) has spoken to Mary and Mr Shankar Venkataraman about the incident, its spokesman said. She said: 'Based on the information given by both parties, the approach taken by the employer in recruiting and selecting staff is inappropriate and unacceptable. The employer has been advised accordingly. 'There are responsible employment practices and standards of behaviour which all employers are expected to comply with when offering jobs.' Imposing roles or activities unrelated to work, she noted, is considered 'an abuse of power' on the employer's part and is 'exploitative of job seekers who are in need of a job'. She added: 'Such behaviour has no place in an employer-employee relationship.' Ms Corinna Lim, executive director of the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware), told The New Paper on Sunday that those who believe they have been sexually harassed should make a police report. They should also seek legal advice either from lawyers in private practice or at free legal clinics. Though there is no specific law against sexual harassment in Singapore, Ms Lim said that in some cases, it may be possible for perpetrators of sexual harassment to be charged under the law. The former lawyer referred to Section 509 of the Penal Code, which states that individuals intending to insult the modesty of any woman by saying any word, making any sound or gesture, or exhibiting any object, can be jailed up to one year, fined, or both. Under the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance Act), those who use threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with the intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress to another person may be fined up to $5,000. Aware conducts a Legal Clinic twice a month to provide women with free legal information and advice. For more information, call the Aware Helpline at 1800 774-5935 or e-mail helpline@aware.org.sg
  19. Tricor

    Freelance web designer

    I'm given the task to design my company new website. Anyone got friends (freelance) who is interested to take up this project? pls pm me the contacts and I will get in touch with them directly. Thanks...
  20. Hi all any reliable and trustworthy reno contractos or ID to recommend. take note i didnt say 'good' contractors or ID, coz 'good' is subjective to individual customer's expectation. but 'reliable and trustworthy' is pretty obvious while the contractor or ID is handling any reno project..... my home is a HDB 5 room, resale.
  21. MILAN, Italy (AP) 7 Aug 2008 [/color] Andrea Pininfarina, the chief executive of the Italian car design firm founded by his grandfather that counts Ferraris and Alfa Romeos among its creations, died Thursday in a road accident near the northern Italian city of Turin. Pininfarina, 51, was the third generation to run Pininfarina SpA, founded in 1930 by his grandfather Battista "Pinin" Farina -- who combined his nickname and last name to create the company's name and new family name. Pininfarina SpA has designed cars for Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Cadillac and Volvo, among many others, but is perhaps most closely associated with Ferrari, designing nearly all of Ferrari's models since the 1950s. They include the convertibles California Spider and Daytona Spider. Andrea Pininfarina took over as CEO in 2001, and in 2006 also became chairman of the board of directors, a position previously held by his father, Sergio Pininfarina, who is a senator for life in the Italian parliament. Andrea Pininfarina studied mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin and started his career in the United States with Freuhauf Corp. in 1982, before returning to the family business a year later. According to Italian media reports, Pininfarina is survived by his wife and three children Pininfarina was driving a scooter along a provincial highway when he struck a car whose driver failed to stop at an intersection. Andrea Pininfarina (1957-2008) Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina (2006) Maserati GranTurismo (design by Pininfarina, 2008)http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/WORLD/eu...infarina.ap.jpg
  22. Do u think Nissan's family cars are getting uglier and uglier? Whats their designer doing? yah, subjective, but i think its not getting good here. what say u?
  23. Kindly pm me your contact ASAP. Thanks
  24. SEAT Design Director interview Written by andyb Thursday, 07 September 2006 SEATCupra.net is proud to bring you an interview, which vehicle design magazine 'Auto & Design' published with the head of SEAT Design, Luc Donckerwolke. The designer comments on why he left Lamborghini, the future design direction of the SEAT brand and why he feels the Toledo was a mistake. Reproduced with the kind permission of Auto & Design Magazine. SEATCupra.net is proud to bring you an interview, which vehicle design magazine 'Auto & Design' published, with the head of SEAT Design, Luc Donckerwolke. "Why I accepted SEAT" By Silvia Baruffaldi, Auto & Design I chose a satin effect paint for the Ibiza Vaillante, as I wanted soft, silky surfaces that cry out to be touched. This is exactly what I do at SEAT: I bring people into contact with the brand." Luc Donckerwolke has been director of design at the Spanish marque since September 15th last year and the Vaillante, created in the three weeks leading up to Geneva, was his first work officially presented to the public. This express project was also of symbolic value: the Ibiza is SEAT's key car and, in anticipation of the new generation scheduled to debut in 2008, this prototype, inspired by the cartoons of Graton (with whom Donckerwolke has worked for a number of years), is a declaration of the marque's intent towards young, positive and compelling design. In reality, the involvement with SEAT of former director of Lamborghini design Donckerwolke goes back much further. "At the Sant'Agata Bolognese design centre I worked on proposals for the entire group, from Audis and SEATs to Volkswagens. I thought that by doing this, I would be able to meet the demands of the management while staying at Lamborghini." However, a different destiny was waiting for him: "In May 2095, Walter de' Silva told me that a model I had done for SEAT had gone down very well and that not only did they want me to take it further, but that I was also to follow its entire development by becoming head of the design centre. I turned the offer down, because I believed that my work at Lamborghini wasn't done yet. It was more of an emotional choice than anything else, a relationship that I had with the marque and its people. I was torn between this new and significant acknowledgment of my work and my ties with the marque." After the third "no," however, Donckerwolke changed his mind. "De'Silva explained that SEAT is of strategic importance for him and the group. I now realise that this has been a great opportunity. I have learnt much in six months, managing a team of 70 is very different from directing a small group. What's more, here we're talking about half a million cars, not two thousand, and whatever you do has much further reaching and more significant repercussions." This is not to say that he has forgotten Lamborghini: "My heart is still there and I'm always on the phone to them. Filippo Perini and Alessandro Serra are doing an excellent job of continuing the work, and I realise that I have built a very strong team with them. I know I could achieve even more by bringing them to SEAT, but I'd never do that, as it would destroy what we have done at Lamborghini." In the meanwhile, the project for the new Ibiza forges on. While it is still too early to talk in any detail, Donckerwolke hints at a radical new development in the range: "I insisted on having clearly differentiated three and five door versions. The three door will be smaller and sporty, a coupe. I see it a little like a new Lancia Integrale: compact and youthful with attitude, and capable of revitalising the brand." SEAT has already proposed innovative design with cars like the Altea and Leon, but it still lacks a sufficiently strong brand image to sustain such innovation. "SEAT has always been known for offering good performance for your money, but without any styling airs. The problem is that today the brand is contradicting this image, and its customers no longer recognise it - they simply weren't ready for such a change. We must also remember that this has all happened in a very short timeframe, in a little over a year and a half." The order in which the new models have been launched has also not helped: "The Leon is doing well and is now having a knock-on effect on the other models in the family. Generally, any icon model has to first pave the way for its derivatives and only then does the customer choose what to buy to suit his or her needs." An estate version of the Altea