September 02, 2014

A conversation with Rosita Missoni

A chat with Rosita Missoni about interior design and the Missoni lifestyle (short article and images at the link).

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Far, Far From Land

Kristen McMenamy by Tim Walker for W Magazine December 2013 (nsfw, mermaid).

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Diego Miguel | Dsquared² Potion for Man Making-Of

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Night Things - Sleeping Beauty

"Unofficial video for the song 'Sleeping Beauty' by Night Things (formerly 'Badlands'). Footage is from the 1970 Czechoslovakian surrealist film 'Valerie and Her Week of Wonders.'"

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September 01, 2014

The Education of Gore Vidal (2003)

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An ode to de la Falaise

"Loulou de la Falaise was a French icon and an enduring muse to Yves Saint Laurent. With her unstudied style and indefatigable spirit, she also represented everything that is brilliant about fashion."

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David Bowie - Loving The Alien

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August 29, 2014

Bookmark - Italo Calvino (1985)

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"The real reason Joss Whedon named his space Western show Firefly."

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Grimes feat. Blood Diamonds - Go

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

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August 28, 2014

Inside the Givenchy Atelier with Riccardo Tisci – Vogue Weddings

"Riccardo Tisci and Fabiola Beracasa walk through final fitting at Givenchy Atelier of her couture, modern wedding gown. After going through countless designs together, Ricardo and Fabiola share the magic behind creating something for that one perfect day."

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A casual providence

On plotless novels and the meaning of life.

The work did not “know”; it sought to know. This is the opposite of the religiously fundamentalist urge. The classically figured American imagination writes to better know a subject, to better know itself. The fundamentalist, and to some extant the very religious—a significant difference here being the degree to which a believer subscribes to a literalist reading of scripture—reads already having “known.” The difference is profound.
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Vanessa Paradis - Les Espaces & Les Sentiments

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August 27, 2014

ZegnArt - Chiara Camoni, Senza Titolo, Stabkarte 2014

"Born in Piacenza in 1974, Chiara Camoni lives and works in the Apuan Alps of Tuscany. Her work explores how shapes and perceptions are transformed over time, bringing out the poetry in this constant flux of apparition and disappearance. For the ZegnArt commission in Osaka, she has created a wall sculpture comprising many small shapes made from different colors of clay, strung on wires and attached to hooks, like skeins of yarn hung to dry. Each part of the work can be seen as a sculpture unto itself, but it also exists as a whole: conveying a minimalist feeling when seen from afar, it instead reveals a wealth of shapes and details when examined up close."

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Who is Elena Ferrante?

"The writer known by that name has never been photographed, interviewed in person or even made a public appearance, but a collection of fiercely candid novels has earned her (him?) recognition as one of the keenest observers of Italian society. On the eve of the publication of 'Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay,' the much-anticipated third volume in the author’s Neapolitan series, three admirers celebrate this elusive talent."

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Furiosa Fendi

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Emilíana Torrini - Speed Of Dark

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August 26, 2014

The One Thing Daniel Radcliffe Knows about Harry Potter That No One Else Does

"Daniel Radcliffe plays ping–pong with us and answers 73 questions on everything from his desire to star in Guys and Dolls to what he would bring on a one-way trip to Mars. What’s something he knows about Harry Potter that no one else does?"

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Living bridges

"The village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya receives 467 inches of rain per year. Laborers who work outdoors often wear full-body umbrellas made from bamboo and banana leaf. One of the most fascinating and beautiful features in the region are the 'living bridges' spanning rain-soaked valleys. For centuries, locals have been training the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges, far outlasting man-made wooden structures that rot in just a few years."

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David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing

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