July 30, 2014

Tim Blanks - Inès de la Fressange

"Before the nineties supermodels there was Inès de la Fressange. Tim Blanks looks back on the career of the quintessentially French model who was a longtime muse to Karl Lagerfeld and served as the face of Chanel."

Et aussi: Flea Market Shopping with Inès de la Fressange.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:28 AM

Thaxton House

"Saved from subdivision-hungry developers and given a $1.5M restoration, the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in Houston has returned to the market."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:24 AM

Dior Fusion Sneakers - Savoir Faire

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Fever Ray - When I Grow Up

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July 29, 2014

Michael Parkinson - The Orson Welles Interview (1974)

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How much is the prophet shaping the future to fit the prophecy?

"Prescience can be tedious for science-fiction writers. Being proven right about a piece of technology or a trend distracts from the main aim of the work: to show us how we live now. William Gibson knows this as well as anyone."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:47 PM

Sapporo Legendary Biru - After Dark

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Timber Timbre - Beat The Drum Slowly

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July 28, 2014

Guillermo Del Toro talks Alfred Hitchcock

"Acclaimed art-house turned megaplex director, Guillermo Del Toro makes time for Jian Ghomeshi in Studio Q between master class lectures on Alfred Hitchcock at the Toronto International Film Festival's Bell Lightbox theatre."

For two players: Spacewar!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:48 AM

The Hingham Institute Study Group on Space Warfare

"In 1961, MIT’s lab acquired a Program Data Processor-1. The PDP-1 was about three refrigerators wide—tiny compared to the giant room-spanning computers typical to the ‘60s. Steve Russell, a graduate student working in the lab, fell in love with the machine the moment he saw it.

"Russell gathered his study group together: J. Martin Gaetz, Alan Kotok, Peter Samson, Wayne Wiitanen and Dan Edwards. They called themselves 'The Hingham Institute Study Group on Space Warfare.' This motley group of proto-hackers would create the first video game."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:47 AM

Digitalism feat. Youngblood Hawke - Wolves

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July 27, 2014

The Ruling Class (1972)

"The Ruling Class is a 1972 British black comedy film. It is an adaptation of Peter Barnes' satirical stage play which tells the story of a paranoid schizophrenic British nobleman (played by Peter O'Toole) who inherits a peerage. The film co-stars Alastair Sim, William Mervyn, Coral Browne, Harry Andrews, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers and Arthur Lowe. It was produced by Jules Buck and directed by Peter Medak.

"The film is a 'commercial failure [...that] has since become a cult classic'; Peter O'Toole described it as 'a comedy with tragic relief'."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:28 AM

July 26, 2014

BAFTA Guru - Daniel Radcliffe: On Acting

Why living in permanent fear can be a good thing and the importance of being a sponge to your environment.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:04 AM

Deleuze: 8 cours de philosophie (Université Paris-VII)

"Gilles Deleuze Appareils d'État et machines de guerre (1979-80) Sur Leibniz (1980) Anti-Oedipe et autres réflexions (1980) Sur Spinoza (1980-81) Foucault/Les formations historiques (1985) Foucault/Le pouvoir (1985-86) Leibniz I/Leibnitz et le baroque (1986-87) Leibniz II/Les principes et la liberté (1987) Université Paris-VIII."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:03 AM

The Clerk's Tale

James Franco's short film based on a poem by Spencer Reece, starring Charles Dance.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:02 AM

Vanessa Paradis private concert for Chanel

'Love Song' (Live) from the singer's concert on July 9th held at the Trianon venue in Paris.

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July 25, 2014

Oscar Carvallo Paris Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2014

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A man's got to know his limitations

When Rick McGinnis photographed David Byrne.

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Making of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2014 ad campaign "Coco Coach"

Featuring Cara Delevingne & Binx Walton.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 05:23 PM

Lily Allen - As Long As I Got You

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

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July 24, 2014

Giorgio Armani Privé Paris Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2014

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False negatives

The upside-down world of Joan Fontcuberta.

Nothing was heard about Istochnikov for nearly three decades: it was as though the Soviet authorities had airbrushed their cosmonaut from history. Then, in 1997, Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta investigated Istochnikov's disappearance, exhibited documentary evidence about his life and published a book called Sputnik – the Odyssey of the Soyuz II, which included photographs of the Istochinikov family, meteorite fragments and the dented spacecraft. Others took up the story. Why, asked Spanish journalist Iker Jiménez on his TV show Cuarto Milenio in 2006, was Istochnikov deleted from history? Had he annoyed the Soviet government?

What Jiménez didn't realise is that "Ivan Istochnikov" is a Russian translation of "Joan Fontcuberta" (both surnames mean hidden fountain).
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David Bowie - Valentine's Day

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July 23, 2014

Iris Van Herpen - Biopiracy

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David Lynch - The Air is on Fire

"The body of work of filmmaker, photographer, musician, painter and designer David Lynch is polymorphic and dreamlike. Through these many artistic practices, he invents a mysterious, disturbing, strange and poetic world.
The Air is on Fire, his solo exhibition presented at the Fondation Cartier in 2007, created an element of surprise by combining the most diverse facets of his artistic expression."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 05:17 AM

Moby - Be The One

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