For the “Super Contemporary” show which opened at the Design Museum in London today, fashion designer Paul Smith and 14 other artists were commissioned to “give something back” to London.
Smith focused his project on his distaste for litter. His creation is a 5-foot green rabbit holding a trash bag. When you throw garbage in the bin, the rabbit’s ears light up. Prototypes of his “New London Rubbish Bin” have been placed in Covent Gardens and Holland Park on a 4-month trial period.
I love the idea, and I hope these garbage bins end up all over the place.
For more info:
Paul Smith’s Website
Tim Gunn, the chief creative officer for Liz Claiborne and style guru for two Bravo tv series, has created a personal video asking Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan to stop using rabbit fur in their products.
The two designers were chosen because they had agreed to go fur-free in the past and then made exceptions for rabbit fur.
According to Gunn, who has teamed up with animal rights group PETA, “Any designer in the fashion industry who does not want to watch the PETA video and see exactly what happens to animals and how they’re treated and how the product that they use comes to the marketplace, I believe, is egregiously irresponsible.”
For more information: http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2008/12/tim_gunns_plea_be_fur-free.php