Friday, October 28, 2011

Image of the Day

Bianca Jagger rides into Studio 54 on a white horse for her birthday, 1977 – on view in the new exhibition Incomparable Women of Style: Selections from the Rose Hartman Photography Archives, 1977–2011, November 4th through January 20th at F.I.T.'s Gladys Marcus Library.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Best Foot Forward


Jil Sander leather wedge ankle boots,
$1395 at net-a-porter.



Trailer for
The Look – a documentary featuring Paul Auster, Peter Lindbergh, Juergen Teller, and others, on the great Charlotte Rampling.

"If you are to give anything worth while of your self you have to feel completely exposed."

Image of the Day

Gertrud Hegelund in Chloé (ring by Tom Binns), styled by Ondine Azoulay and photographed by Theo Wenner for the excellent new issue of Self Service magazine. I worked with Gertrud several years ago on an Adidas campaign shot by Mario Testino – good to see her getting some light again over the past few seasons.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Something That Can't Be Ignored


Excerpt from Les Blank's film Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980), which will be screened November 10th at the dinner/benefit/release party in San Francisco for First Person Magazine no.5: Radical Foods. Blank suggested that garlic be toasted during screenings of the movie, so the aroma would fill the theater as the audience watched. Presumably in lieu of that, here's the menu for this dinner:
Crispy Swanton Farm artichokes with yuzu kosho, Abura miso, and cherry smoked salt

Deep-fried Monterey sardines with lime pickled shallot and pounded East Asian herbs

Braised Watson lamb shoulders with ras al hanout, candy cap mushrooms, cipollini onions, and stinging nettles

Tartine Bakery country loaves

Annabelle's chicories with roasted Chiogga beets, walnuts, Point Reyes blue, heirloom apples, chervil, and flowers

David Little's potatoes and sunchokes smashed up with horseradish root and brown butter

Roasted County Line broccoli di ciccio with chiles, sweet peppers, and fennel pollen

Caramelized Confection Kabocha and Annabelle's haricot vert with garlic and ginger
And with that, it's lunch time. More info on the dinner and the excellent magazine that is First Person here.

Image of the Day

The cover of Jop van Bennekom's Fantastic Man issue no.2, 2005, featuring Giles Deacon – featured in the vast new exhibition Graphic Design: Now In Production, presented jointly by the Walker Arts Center and the Cooper-Hewitt.
This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. With the rise of user-generated content and new creative software, along with innovations in publishing and distribution systems, people outside the field are mobilizing the techniques and processes of design to create and publish visual media. At the same time, designers are becoming producers: authors, publishers, instigators, and entrepreneurs employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences.
Graphic Design: Now in Production is the largest museum exhibition on the subject since the Walker’s seminal 1989 exhibition Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History, and the Cooper-Hewitt’s 1996 comprehensive survey, Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture. Appropriately, this exhibition is being developed jointly with the Cooper-Hewitt.
The exhibition is at the Walker through January 12, and then I believe it will travel to New York and worldwide. Click here for more info.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Vest Season

Andrew Bird. Photo by Cameron Wittig

Spencer Manio (a/k/a DJ Suspence), someone who I've known forever and a regular stealth-contributor of material that ends up on this blog, has put together an excellent fall mix for the Lucid music blog, featuring (fully downloadable) cuts from Real Estate, A Classic Education, Andrew Bird, Lykke Li, Dam Funk, and many more – click here to check it out and start your week off right.