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FRESH; New Collection for Summer-The dE Mossì Clothing Co. North 49 | More Design

OFF TO THE RACES | GRAND PRIX WEEKEND MONTREAL, QUEBEC CANADA

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The dE Mossì Clothing Co. North 49 LAUNCHES IT’ S ONLINE K-WAY RETAIL STORE SPRING – SUMMER JACKETS COLLECTION & MORE.  COME TAKE A LOOK

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MEN’S LADIES  & KIDS

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“COMMITMENT, YOU KNOW IT, WHEN YOU SEE IT IN ACTION” – A. Stephan Moss aka Blackstone President; The dE Mossì Clothing Company North 49

The K-Way Story:

Paris, 1965. A rainy day.

Leon-Claude Duhamel observes attentively as people rush by in soaking wet clothes. It is on this day that K-Way is born: a lightweight completely waterproof jacket folded in a small hip bag. Soon everyone begins to look to the practical jacket in nylon with enthusiasm, happy to leave the old umbrella at home. In the first year alone more than 250,000 pieces are sold. Perfected with time in terms of practicality and breathability, in 1970 the presentation of the new seasonal collection is met with great success.

Now, K-Ways are back in your pouches and back in your hearts. A blend of timeless classic jackets, new seasonal styles and cutting-edge fabrics is what makes the K-Way brand so unique. From simple zip-up windbreakers to upscale trenchcoats, anyone can find the perfect K-Way to look good and stay dry.

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Perfection, Timeless, Classic, Cutting Edge, Windbreakers, Rain Style

Grand Opening!!

Grand Opening of The dE Mossì Clothing Co. North 49 on-line store!

We have finally re-vamped our on-line store, and it is now open for business, check it out at:

The dE Mossì Clothing Co. North 49

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Our philosophy is :

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND + SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE + ECONOMICALLY VIABLE= SUSTAINABLE

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND= LOCAL PRODUCTION AND TALENT

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE= USE EXISITNG SERVICES FROM SMALL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT THEM AND CREATE RELATIONSHIPS

ECONOMICALLY VIABLE= SMALL SCALE PRODUCTION LIMITS WASTE AND IS MORE AFFORDABLE

Sustainable_development

These products include items controlled or created by the members of the ensemble.  Most of the ensemble members are small business owners who are located in Montreal, Quebec. They are in the process of or have already created products that are not yet on the market.

Such non-food items as t-shirts with logos designed and printed locally and food and beverage items such as natural health products, collagen based products which are manufactured locally. Most of the initial ensemble members are small business owners in the process of or who had already created/ acquired products that are more or less distributed in limited quantities throughout the area. These creations can all be used to establish an ongoing economic base to assist with project development as well as provide resources for day-to-day living expenses.  A self-propelling machine, so to speak.

Grants, corporate funds and other private or public resources have their benefits but often times these funds are not always available and come with many strings attached.  The collective self-help method favored by Groupe dE Mossì has its strengths and weaknesses.  Nevertheless, this approach is the best method to immediately monitor output and input and to allow other local businesses to participate

Seafront of Benidorm

 To celebrate summer and the great weather we’ve been having this past week in Montreal, I’ve decided to post this beautiful, beachy project. Every time I see a picture of this landscape, I feel like I need to jump on the first plane to anywhere in the Mediterrannean. But since that’s not happening this year, I will content mysef with making the most of the summer time in Montreal and sharing theses photos and info with you!

Benidorm (/ˈbɛnɪdɔrm/, Valencian: [beniˈðɔɾm], Spanish: [beniˈðor])

is a coastal town and municipality located in the comarca of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante, Valencian community, Spain, by the Western Mediterranean. Prior to the 1960s, Benidorm was a small village. Today it stands out for its hotel industry, beaches and skyscrapers, built as a result of its tourist-oriented economy. According to the 2010 census, Benidorm has a permanent population of 71,198 inhabitants, ranking as the fifth most populous town in the Alicante province. It has a population density of 1,848.8 inhab/km². The unique skyline formed by its numerous tall hotels and apartment buildings, which is unlike any other on the Costa Blanca (White Coast) Urban Age project, bears witness to the fact that Benidorm has the most high-rise buildings per capita in the world.[1] Benidorm itself is dwarfed by the 1406 m tall Puig Campana.

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History

It is believed there were settlements in the Benidorm area perhaps as far back as 3000 BC including evidence of Roman and Punic remains. However, settlements in the area were small and it was not until the arrival of the Moors (from whom the town derived its Arabic origin name) that the local population began to grow. The Christian King James I of Aragon reconquered the region in 1245 and Benidorm first officially became known in 1325 when Admiral Bernat de Sarrià of Polop awarded it a town charter as a way of removing the Moors and allowing Christians to inhabit the area. Benidorm’s history for the next few centuries was plagued by attacks from the sea by Ottoman and Barbary pirates. The 17th century saw things improve for Benidorm and its people, most notably with the construction of an advanced irrigation system in 1666 to channel water to the region. By the 18th century Benidorm fishermen had become famous and sought after all over Spain and beyond. Tuna was their main catch and they perfected the ancient almadraba technique passed down from the Arabs. The success of the fishing industry, together with improved local agriculture, helped to fuel a strong local economy. Coastal traffic increased too, bringing more wealth to the region with the town becoming a base for sea captains and the building of their vessels. In 1952 Benidorm’s fishing industry went into decline; a factor in encouraging the town council to approve many new development plans aimed at the tourist market. Today the town is Europe and Spain’s biggest holiday resort and responsible for a significant chunk of Spain’s large tourist industry, with five million tourist arrivals per year.[2]

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benidorm

West Beach Promenade is one of three beaches in Benidorm, Spain.[1][2]

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The architects who designed this were partners Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti Gali. Carlos started The Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) in 2006 with the help of Xavier and others.[3]

The project has received several awards including first prize in the 2006 ASPRIMA Prizes for the best tourist development, first prize in the VIII Ceramics Awards for Architecture organized by ASCER, and special mention in the European Award of Urban Public Space 2010.[4] In fact, it was received so well that it was commissioned to be extended an additional 500 meters.[5]

Form

The form of the design mimics the shape of the waves and cliffs. Due to the overhangs, it creates more usable space with minimal disturbance of the sandy beach underneath. This allows the people above to use it for circulation. At the same time, it provides shade for the beachgoers below. Despite the seemingly random curves, there is actually a strict adherence to a set of specific geometric laws, conducive to construction.[9]

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Color

The use of color presents an attractive gradient, suitable for vacationers on holiday. The appealing array of playful hues exudes a bright and cheerful vibe. Conveniently, it also functions as a landmark by helping beachgoers determine where exactly on the beach they are located.[10] It is commonly understood that these types of colors reflect the sun and have a cooling effect, which is favorable for the hot summer climate of this region of Spain.[11]

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Material

Tiles

Developed specifically for this project by Keramia Ceramics, the ceramic tile have the ideal chemical makeup. Some of the qualities of the material are that it is resistant to discoloration from the silica (beach sand), stain-resistant, slip-resistant, and able to withstand wear and tear for a lifetime. Also they are non-porous so as to not absorb water. The circular and triangular shapes are formed using die cut molds, and work fluidly with the undulating slopes of the promenade.[12] The mortar is an innovative, high tech material, known as thixotropic mortar.[13]

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Lighting

Illumination is another aspect of high efficiency. The white color and the arched shape of the concrete membrane reduce the lighting costs. This also helps to decrease the amount of light pollution, which allows for better usage at night time. An added benefit is the rhythmic pattern that the light projects onto the exterior.[14]

Detailing

The handrails are made of stainless steel, and the benches of wood. Both were designed to be minimalist in nature so as not to detract from the composition of the promenade itself. The benches are an important part of what is considered the third, upper layer of the design. They serve as a resting place, a meeting place, or a meditation place; this usage is vital to the identity of the promenade as a distinct intermediary space.[15]

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Vegetation

Vegetation is also incorporated into this third layer and adds an important living element to the structure. Species include the Phoenix Dactylifera which is a reclaimed date palm and several types of flowers. Extensive consideration was taken in planning for appropriate greenery.[16]

All the materials used for this project are low maintenance which reinforces its high sustainability.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Beach_Promenade

FULL CIRCLE – THE RETURN OF THE UNDERGROUND

 Groupe dE Mossi is re-releasing their mixed tape from GdM’s Writeous Arsenal Records (WAR) Label.  to accompany the up coming film: 

FULL CIRCLE – THE RETURN OF THE UNDERGROUND.  

The new release will feature fresh new music from new artists as well as re-mixed versions of some tracks found on the original mixed-tape.

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FULL CIRCLE – THE RETURN OF THE UNDERGROUND

(THE MONTREAL CHRONICLES) A QUALITY OF INTELIGENCE

(THE ANCESTOR CULTURE)

Groupe dE Mossì / Writeous Arsenal Records / Circa 20 1 100 AD / www.demossi.com 

The Missing Link:  The Book of Mossì (Pronounce the Book of Moses)

 

 

FACT: Prester John existed.    

The FULL CIRCLE – RETURN OF THE GROUND Premise is that at an “A Point In Time” Mansa Musa (Priest & King of Mali) held the title of Prester John.  

A Historical perspective: 

Twelfth century Europeans were profoundly ignorant of geography and therefore dimly recalled the existence of a Christian Ethiopia ruled by “Prester John of the Indies.” Subsequent contact with Ethiopian pilgrims to Christian holy sites in the Levant by European Crusaders helped clear up the geography, but it kept the legend of Prester John alive a little longer.

 

In 1488, at a time when Portugal was interested in importing peppers from Benin, a Wolof Prince from the powerful Kingdom of Benin visited the Portuguese court and reported the great power of the King of the Mossi. Because a cross was symbolic of kingship and the King of Benin was ideologically dependent on the Mossi, the Portuguese assumed the Mossi to be the Christian people of Moses, i.e., Ethiopians under their king Prester John. The notion that Prester John of Ethiopia might be a natural ally to penetrate Moslem commercial domination of East Africa kept Prester John on the mind of the Portuguese long after most people in Europe had forgotten him. 

Publisher’s addendum: Source http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/33/011.html

  

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Timeless Design

So maybe the ancient edgyptians weren’t so primitive. Maybe they did have ressources and technologies that compare or even surpass the ones we have today. The Bauhaus principles listed below are similar to the prinicples that some scholars think the edgyptians may have practiced (see Pyramud Code video in previous post).

Gropius formulated a manifesto for the Bauhaus which started “The final goal of all artistic activity is architecture.” The Bauhaus principles are best summarized by Alfred Barr, the Director of the Museum of Modern Art 1938, in his preface to the book Bauhaus (edited by Gropius and Bayer):

  • most student should face the fact that their future should be involved primarily with industry and mass production rather than with individual craftsmanship
  • teachers in schools of design should be men who are in advance of their profession rather than safely and academically in the rearguard
  • the schools of design should, as the Bauhaus did, bring together the various arts of painting, architechture, theatre, photography, weaving, typography, etc., into a modern synthesis which disregards conventional distinctions between the “fine” and “applied” arts
  • it is harder to design a first rate chair than to paint a second rate painting-and much more useful
  • a school of design should have on its faculty the purely creative and disinterested artist such as the easel painter as a spiritual counterpoint to the practical technician in order that they may work and teach side by side for the benefit of the student
  • manual experience of materials is essential to the student of design- experience at first confined to free experiment and then extended to the practical workshop