Wallpaper* launches “case studies” iPad app.

Wallpaper* magazine recently launched an iPad app with Hermès called Case Studies, which showcases imagery and video from architecture, art, design, interiors, lifestyle and fashion. You can easily create your personal library of images from Wallpaper* by saving your favorites into a special folder. Try it out and see for yourself!

wallpaper magazine ipad app.

wallpaper magazine ipad app.

Highlights from the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010.

The winners of the annual Wallpaper* Design Awards were recently announced. Of the 66 categories, from best city to best hotel and more, 11 of them were selected by a panel of international judges, and this year included artist Carsten Höller, executive James Murdoch, creative director John Galliano, interior designer Kelly Wearstler, film director Pedro Almodóvar and architect Steven Holl. The remaining 55 were selected by Wallpaper’s own editorial panel. (How fun would it be to be a part of the selection process?)

Let’s take a look at some of the winners.

Judge’s Awards: Life Enhancer of the Year – The High Line.

This one did not come as a surprise as in the previous post I wrote about why this was such an amazing place. Joshua David, one of the co-founders of the Friends of the High Line, a non-profit, community-led organization to preserve the High Line and to reuse it as a public park, puts it very well, he said, “What I really hope to see up here this is a really a live and exciting and vibrant and surprising reflection of all of the qualities that make public life in New York so enriching.” Check out the video below as well.

Judge’s Awards: Best Furniture Designer of the Year – Konstantin Grcic.

A designer who prefers to call himself a man of simplicity rather than a minimalist, Mr. Grcic was noted for his Monza chair for Plank during the Salone del Mobile last year as well as some of his other creations, including the Pipe desks and chairs by Muji manufactured by Thonet. Check out his work by clicking on the link below.

Wallpaper* Design Awards: Best Building Site – Tokyo Sky Tree.

This 634m tower will serve as the new TV tower for Tokyo, situated in the northeast section of the city. Set to open in the Spring of 2012, Tokyo Sky Tree will have two observation towers along with restaurants and shops, along with a “town within a tower” connecting a train station with nearby parks and a river.

Wallpaper* October Issue Guest Editors: Karl Lagerfeld and Philippe Starck.

Now on newsstands is Wallpaper*’s latest issue featuring fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and designer Philippe Starck as guest editors. This third-edition Guest Editor issue will definitely become a collector’s item with separate, unique covers devised by Lagerfeld and Starck. These covers feature two ‘firsts’ for magazine covers, here’s a peek:

The Lagerfeld cover features the first ‘peelable’ cover, featuring top male model Baptiste Giabiconi dressed in Dior Homme. Once the cover is peeled off, another side to the model is revealed.

The Starck cover has three layers made of see-through tracing paper, each with an image representing a different stage of evolution. This is the first triple-layered, transparent front cover for magazines.

Wallpaper* cover featuring Karl Lagerfeld.

So what’s in the issue you ask?

You will see and feel Lagerfeld as a cameraman, and read about his passion for architecture and design. Then follow Starck as he embarks on a mission to make intelligence sexy.

Don’t forget to pick up the issue on newsstands – it’s available now. In the meantime, get a preview by clicking on the link below.