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la amarilla de ronda olive oil by philippe starck

Olive Oil by Philippe Starck

Designer Philippe Starck and enologist Michel Rolland have collaborated to create an ecologically produced La Amarilla de Ronda (LA) organic extra virgin olive oils from Andalucia, Spain.

The project grew as a result of mutual friend Pedro Gomez de Baeza’s hobby of making the oils on a small scale at his family estate and presenting them as holiday gifts. Decades of pressure from gift recipients to take the oils to a wider audience encouraged Mr. Baeza to call upon Rolland to help him create the perfect blends to best pair with a wide variety of foods. Longtime friend Starck volunteered to ensure that the package reflected the quality of the product inside.

Philippe Starck created the unique, slender tins to be reminiscent of books. The design incorporates the qualities of water-tightness and impermeability to light and have a protective inner layer of lacquer in order to preserve the qualities of these exquisite oils.

The olive oil is available in 250 ml, 500 ml and 3L tins.
Olive Oil by Philippe Starck
Olive Oil by Philippe Starck

December 4, 2009, 6:49 pm
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“Fashion and comic books aren’t always a natural fit, though there have been some exceptions: Isaac Mizrahi’s graphic novel Sandee The Supermodel was a bestseller in the ’90s, comic artist Paul Pope paired with DKNY Jeans for a men’s line, and Gareth Pugh’s no stranger to capes, masks, and other Batman-esque gear that he sends down his Paris runways.

Now you can add Fashematics to the pile.  The addictive Aussie blog that combines robots, X-Men, and Chanel launches its first comic book today, with hysterical results.

Flip through the pages and witness Karl Lagerfeld as The Terminator, McQueen muse Daphne Guinness as an evil robot stiletto killer, and model Freja Beha as a nearly-headless zombie on the Lanvin catwalk.

Will the drawings of evil fembot Prada models offend some stauncher fashion fans?  Probably, yeah.  But let’s be honest – catwalk collections are amusingly offensive all the time, so really, this is just part of the style homage.