Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Egg Abode

Kengo Kuma:

Kazuya Morita:

Paper Marbling





Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cutlery

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1. Round model, Wiener Werkstätte
2. Don't fuck with me

Sandal / Skate

Pink Elephants On Parade



My favourite scene of the movie since I was little. I had no idea that the music was written by Sun Ra.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hans Bellmer


"This image by the late German artist Hans Bellmer — famous for his disturbing paintings and sculptures of deformed dolls — captures several of my current fascinations at once. While I of course love the fact that his obsession with the inaccessible sexuality of young girls landed him in deep shit with the Nazis, I'm not really interested in the lurid subtext of his art. What I find more inspiring is the surreal aspect.

I've always been interested in memento mori and other dark and strange imagery, and so the resurgence of Dali and the Surrealists in recent years has been especially exciting; I think I had internalised and dismissed all the lobster telephones and melting clocks as pop culture icons rather than really understanding their context, and I've taken this time as a chance to really get to know the movement in a deeper way. Maybe some of the Surrealist work would be considered kitsch today, but at the time it was a revelation, and once you know that, you start seeing its influence everywhere.

The other thing I like about the Bellmer image is that it reminds me of an article I recently read in the New Yorker about how biology is the new industry — instead of making things using machines, we'll soon use nanotechnology and genetic engineering to solve all of our problems, even to create new life forms from scratch. (I recently wrote about how one of my favorite designers, Joris Laarman, is investigating these themes.) For better or for worse, the implications of that are staggering. It's incredible to stop and realize that you're witnessing the beginning of a major technological revolution. Can you tell I always wanted to be a scientist?"

- Monica Khemsurov, co-founder of online magazine Sight Unseen, contributor to the New York Times and former senior editor of I.D. magazine.

Extracted from: Huh Magazine.

Aurel Schmidt for Opening Ceremony





Aurel Schmidt x Opening Ceremony.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Goat-cheese pizza


Robert Hughes, Time Magazine, June 1985

Go Bag a Bickerton



The first real folding bike, designed by Harry Bickerton and manufactured from 1971-1991.

www.bickertonbicycles.co.uk

Jandek Australian Tour




Thursday 18th:
Sydney, Gaelic Theatre
w/ Naked on the Vague + Black Widow

Friday 19th:
Sydney, Jandek on Corwood Film screening + performance
at Mu Mesons Film Archives.

Pretty excited about this. More info here

Sunglasses & Bows



Alfred Eisenstaedt (LIFE Magazine)

Self Portrait


Olivier Zahm's blog lets you get to know the French, frisky, fashion curator/magazine editor that he is. But it's his daughter, Asia, who steals the show. Above, is possibly one of the best self portraits I have ever seen.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Integument of an Infinite Plane



Julie Verhoeven x Peter Saville wallpaper from SHOWstudio.

Dreamer













Whimsical watercolours dressing the anatomy of languid bedroom girls. The pieces with prints by Caitlin Shearer are especially beautiful.

Dreamer - Karla Spetic A/W 2010

Miriam Böhm





Saturday, March 13, 2010

Let There Be Light





Meadham Kirchhoff A/W 2010








My favourite from London Fashion Week. Arts & Crafts vs Wicca Witches. Socks & Sandals. Layers & Lace. Veils & Visual Assault. Divine Decadence.