• 09.14.11

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Gage/Clemenceau Architects transform a pop-up shop for Gaga stylist Nicola Formichetti into a schizophrenic wonderland.

Late last month, we brought you news of a temporary shop for Gaga stylist Nicola Formichetti that, in renderings, reminded us (and others) of a demented disco ball. The shop has finally opened, and it is WILD–even wilder than we expected.


Attractions include a giant Supima cotton panda bear; a mannequin wearing a three-headed black mask and a bra done up in gun barrels (a dark-minded fembot?); and of course, the shop itself, by Gage/Clemenceau Architects, with shard-like mirrors that cover the walls and ceiling and make the place feel like a schizophrenic’s wonderland. Nicola’s, as it’s called, stays open until September 21 at 50 Walker Street in Manhattan. Be warned: seizure-inducing photography above.

[Images by Evan Joseph]

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Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D.