Saturday, November 5, 2011

Eternal Muse


Loulou de la Falaise, May 4, 1948 – November 5, 2011. "A woman of enormous chic who inspired countless others."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Art & Industry


Trailer for Eames: the Architect and the Painter, opening later this month in NYC. Click here for more info.

Imperfect Perfect

A photograph by Hans Neumann of actress Vera Jordanova, at home in New York – from Sous Style, the newly launched website by our multi-talented friend Pippa Lord (currently Photo Director at Elle, formerly at V and VMAN). I love her manifesto for the site:
We want to make our houses into homes, but we’re not necessarily married with two kids and a mortgage.

Our “houses” might just be apartments or rooms we rent, but they are spaces we call our own.

We plan a dinner with the same attention to style and detail that goes into planning our daily outfits.

We consider ourselves fashionable, yet our diets aren’t based on coffee and cigarettes.

Our homes aren’t necessarily flawless, matching, precious, or proper.

We make mistakes, spill things, add too much salt, and sometimes eat on the run.

We love men who cook and women who eat—and vice versa!

We’re a perpetual work in progress.

We don’t know all the answers but we’re curious to find out.

We believe in the “imperfect perfect.”

Click here to browse and check back every day for updates.

Feels Like Winter

André Kertész, Untitled, 1969.
Kertész is among the artists to be exhibited by
Bruce Silverstein Gallery at
Paris Photo, November 10-13.

Image of the Day

. A Sølve Sundsbø photograph of Freja Beha Erichsen, March 2008 – featured in Harper's Bazaar: A Decade of Style, the Vince Aletti-curated ICP retrospective of photography featured in the magazine since Glenda Bailey became editor (with Stephen Gan as creative director – an important note since truthfully he probably has more to do with shaping the visuals of the magazine than Bailey. Just saying.)

The exhibition runs through January 8th – visit the International Center of Photography for more images and info.

A 300-page book, Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits, was also recently published. Adding it to the want list.

Which Image to Paint


Whitechapel chief curator Achim Borchardt-Hume introduces the London gallery's exhibition of work by Poland-born contemporary artist Wilhelm Sasnal.

The show runs through January 1 - click here for info.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Image of the Day

Visionaire 61: LARGER THAN LIFE, the biggest magazine ever produced ever. The cover image is Lady Gaga by Inez & Vinoodh but I'm mainly posting it because I love the type. Click here for a preview video and if you're in NY, stop by 11 Mercer to look through the issue in person.

Best Foot Forward


Behind the scenes of the Barneys window display celebrating 20 years of Christian Louboutin and the launch of his new

(video by Michelle Chu

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

You Should Let This Song Love You


Mario (produced by Scott Storch) "You Should Let Me Love You" from Turning Point (2004, J Records). At the end of my last day in New York last month my brother and I went to Christian Louboutin (present for Emily), White Columns, then to Myers of Keswick for a quick pasty, and back to the Jane Hotel to get my luggage, and as we walked in a car went by playing this song really loud, and I was reminded that this is a great song. Quit lying, you love it. Play it loud. Do it.

I Hate My Collection


Trailer for
I Hate My Collection – a new documentary on Central Saint Martins, arguably the most influential fashion school in the world (I mean, tied with Parsons, of course). More info here.

Image of the Day

Dan Attoe: Desert Cave, 2011 (Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36 inches) from the solo exhibition Lights Flickering In The Dark at Peres Projects Berlin through November 5. Click here for more images from the show.

(Side note: Attoe is from Bremerton, WA)

Social Adaptability


Dogs and polar bears are friends – from the TV show "Jailed Polar Bear." In Churchill, Manitoba ("the polar bear capital of the world"), bears who wander too close to town are kept in a safe holding area until Hudson Bay freezes over and they can be released back into the wild.

(Thanks to Jessica for the link)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Where Angels Fear To Tread


Opening sequence of Kenneth Anger's 1964 short film
Scorpio Rising, which we projected on the wall this past weekend during a big party in the studio.

I picked up the current issue of Purple Magazine yesterday and it features a great interview with Kenneth Anger – worth checking out if you get a chance.

The Here And Now


Trailer for Carnage, a new film by Roman Polanski

Monday, October 31, 2011

Image of the Day

Strath Blue Ribbon – a totally amazing birthday present by Joey Veltkamp! I feel truly honored to be surrounded by so many great and talented people.



Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band "Scorpio" (45 version) from Evolution (1971, Sussex Records)

[Completely unrelated photo: my dad, my brother (with giant Shogun warrior locked and loaded) and me prepare to eat lobster under the grape arbor on our patio for my dad's birthday circa 1983? Photo by my mom]