Taking the already rad concept of fan-powered dancing balloons to a new level of mind-boggling aesthetic awesomeness, Spike’s glorious Air Dancers made their debut at L.A.’s Opening Ceremony last weekend.
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It’s here, just in time for the weekend! We first brought you word of Spike’s new movie last August, when it was still just a “secret robot short film.” After the Sundance premiere in January, Nieves released a zine, Opening Ceremony designed flipbooks and a window display, and now finally Absolut has posted I’m Here in its entirety online. Go check out the robot romance if you’re 21 or older, and stay tuned for even more radness surrounding this lovely short!
Tremendously tasteful and refreshingly warm, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are the truly rad duo behind one of the world’s most innovative and chic international boutiques: Opening Ceremony. Humberto and Carol are no strangers to Spike. They recently celebrated his new short film, I’m Here, with an elaborate window display and a series of fabulous flipbooks, and they lovingly paid homage to Where the Wild Things Are with a remarkable line of clothing (and wolf suits!) inspired by Max and his wild pals.
Now Spike is turning the tables on this delightful pair of creative masterminds in a two-part documentary for VBS. Check it out and join us in relishing the tubular team’s eerily oracular telepathic connection, freewheeling fun-fueled business strategy, and Carol’s uncanny ability to cry on command. Plus, exclusive footage from the party for Opening Ceremony’s brand new store at the Ace Hotel, featuring a dazzling duet by Dirty Projectors and Solange Knowles!
Sculptor Meryl Smith, who crafted the lovely life-sized rodents in Spike’s new short, I’m Here, and designed Opening Ceremony’s tie-in window display, is the mother for a number of other radical animal-inspired creations. Majestic deer headpieces, morbid pigskin pigs, and adorable handbag puppies gush forth from Smith’s dearly sinister imagination. She’s also responsible for a number of hilariously gruesome Halloween costumes, like her 2006 opus: Timothy Treadwell Inside of the Bear That Ate Him. Don’t miss her collaboration with Neckface and make sure to check out Todd Selby’s set of photos capturing Smith’s warmly rococo Noah’s Ark of an apartment, over at The Selby.
The lovelorn robots from I’m Here have taken over the window display at Opening Ceremony’s New York boutique! Amazing artist Meryl Smith, who created some of the props for the film, designed the installation using original costumes, props and robot parts from I’m Here. Looking for a belated Valentine’s gift? Opening Ceremony’s got you covered with three rad double-sided I’m Here flipbooks:
I just got back from around the world. That was exhausting but we had a blast too. Max is a hero. Thanks to Humberto from Opening Ceremony and his mom Wendy joined who us in Tokyo. We found out who was the hidden weapon behind the company. When Humberto needs a shop built out or a sofa that looks like a slice of pizza, or a new menu put together for the café in the shop, Wendy makes it happen. More of them here!
Also thanks to Sean who organized an event at Opening Ceremony Tokyo. He threw a great party with Luli at La Barron. At the party he hosted an on stage staring contest called Staremaster you can check out some previous Staremaster contests here. Thank you Sean and Luli!
If you happen to be in Tokyo today, you’re in luck! Internationally rad fashion boutique Opening Ceremony is hosting a Q&A and signing with Spike at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00). Stop by the Shibuya-based store and say hello! Here are the details from the Opening Ceremony blog:
Come to POTLUCK at Opening Ceremony Tokyo for our Q and A with Spike Jonze! All week long we’ll be showing Spike’s films ranging from legendary skate videos, music videos and movies. Stop in to check out all of the WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE merchandise we’ve created, ranging from faux furs, tee’s, books and shoes, to Pamela Love’s jewelry collection, and more. The best part about it is that you can get all that stuff signed by Spike on December 16th at 7pm (or 19:00)!
Opening Ceremony Tokyo
Shibuya Seibu Movida
21-1, Udawaga-Cho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
The December issue of Dazed and Confused is a Wild Things fashion bonanza. A mash up of all the WTWTA-related looks including an in-depth profile on the line for Opening Ceremony. If that weren’t enough they also catch up with the dynamic duo of Spike and Maurice, pictured below hard at work.
It’s already on newsstands so grab a copy today.
Humberto passed this on to us.
Well, you’ve all been waiting for ‘em, asking for ‘em, emailing about ‘em… so here they are : WOLF SUITS! And not just any wolf suits, beautiful high end wolf suits brought to you in collaboration with our friends over at Opening Ceremony. The slideshow above represents a small taste of the full WTWTA x Opening Ceremony line which will be available via OC WEB on Monday. Guaranteed to sell like crazy.