[Inspiration is] never calculated. I look for a fresh spirit each season, but you never know what will set you off. When you are in touch with yourself and receptive to new things, that’s really how anyone gets an idea.
— Marc Jacobs, artistic director of Louis Vuitton
I am practically speechless at the design of Louis Vuitton’s new Singapore store. Talk about modern, streamlined, and luxe — with only the most subtle of nautical references to pay homage to its location. Be sure to notice the mural by Ruben Toledo, and — lest you wonder — that is an underwater tunnel that connects the pavilion to the main shopping mall.
I am guessing shoppers don’t bring their kiddos … but this is one instance — unlike in my interior designs — where I’d be telling my twin boys not to breathe, much less touch anything! Can’t you picture someone jumping in the row boat?