Monday, 28 December 2009

Cosmic Dust


Calvin Kleins Landing page was looking particularly attractive today, turns out its all about Cosmic Dust, an installation/film by the French multi-media artist Hedi Farjani.
Nice to see some massive corporate backing going to some good places.

Anyway, besides the film, I love the landing page layout... This is probably the first and last time I'll say that Calvin Klein is truly having a calming effect on me.


Thursday, 24 December 2009

HOLY MOUNTAIN






So there's this mountain in Borneo or the Phillapenes or something, everyone thinks its really really really lucky if you go and put a crucifix on the mountain. Makes your prayers come true. The works.

People travel from all over to come and put a crucifix on it and pray.
Totally amazing!!!
Love the difference in them, amazing, grand, huge ones, to some pencils tied together.

Love Love Love.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Make up, make up, never ever break up.




I don't know who did this, what for, why, nothing. Not a thing....
But you can't help but love a Lichetenstein come to life! Apparently whoever did it, did it with MAC Products though. If that kind of thing interests you...


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Mr Mappelthorpe






So a few weeks ago, the Mappelthorpe exhibition opened at the Alison Jacques Gallery on Berners St in London. PATTI FUCKING SMITH PLAYED.

The lovely Miss Lennard called me to tell me, I was working, I jumped in a cab. To cut a long story short, I missed it by about 30 seconds.

Anyway, the point being I went back on saturday (also my birthday incidentally, I'm old...)

Its well worth a visit, very beautiful. The exhibition also has a room dedicated entirely to his collage and paintings.

Before visiting the gallery I also went to Bob Bob Ricard for lunch, I HIGHLY reccomend it! Wonderfully camp and kitsch, the waiters all wear pink velvet double breasted tuxedos, and theres a button in each and every booth "press for champagne" also in the very same shade of flamingo! Brilliant!



Jalou J'adore!

Phones, whatever.
Great ad though...

Friday, 16 October 2009

Sort Of Coal

Aren't the Japanese clever? Who else would think to purify nasty London air, water and indeed your fridge with COAL! Coal I tell you! Apparently its white coal, but it looks pretty black to me...

Anyway, some people thought it would be a good idea to sell it in raw form (looks awesome) for ridiculous sums of money. You can even buy coal jewellery (looks like hippy shit), to purify your soul or something. Whatever.

I kinda want this: (I'm a sucker)


Though I am a little sceptical I must admit, this being the nearest to a scientific explaination that they seem to be offering up:

The purifying ability of White Charcoal is a natural phenomenon known and used in Japan for several centuries.The concept of White Charcoal products is both holistic and scientific. Sort of Coal is proud to introduce White Charcoal designed for purifying water, air and the body
- enriching the daily life.

Whatevs. Looks pretty.

If you're retarded like me and actually wanna buy this crap, you can do that here.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Archives are awesome.


Firstly, I want this helmet. Secondly, i want this dudes stuff.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Good grief! Graduates!






You can always count on Scandinavians for a good ol' bit of conceptial folksy nuttiness. Anne Sofie Madsen has just graduated from the Danish Design School. Its not the end product that I'm loving, but the transition from sketch to product.

Anyway, here's her press release...

Tiki-Mania-Maori
In traditional Maori art the most dominant, mythical motif is the “avianised man” or “bird-woman”. The most important visual art forms are plaiting, relief carving and tattoo.
My idea in this collection was to combine (and confront) this with classic, European clothing - in order to express the contrasts and borders between what we see as primitive/civilianized, exotic/classic and barbaric/elegant.
My idea was not to create bird suits or folk costumes and I decided not to use feathers in the garments and to “translate” the traditional materials of the Maori. I used shoelaces instead of flax strips and exchanged tattooed skin with leather applied on invisible tulle.

Things I've been liking of late...

I have no idea who did this...


Jim Hodges' installation work. ( I want someone to make me a necklace that looks like the web, open to offers...)


Katie Grinnans' installation work. Im obsessed. She really needs to get herself over here and show in London. Folksy, esoteric, loveliness.



Again, I have no idea who did this. ( I really must begin putting things in folders whilst im researching...)



Anyway, the sun is shining for once, and I'm going for a beer. Delicious.

Ryan McGinley for Missoni




Kinda fuckin' cool.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Bryan McMahon/Horst for Dazed&Confused






Some behind the scenes pics from the story that came out a couple of months ago for Dazed & Confused.

Props by the Lovely (but rather messy) Gary Card.


"Well i dont fuck much with the past, but I fuck plenty with the future."


Shes amazing.

But seriously. Look at her. Thats marriage material.

I mean...

Wow.

Y'know?



Displeasure...

My blog looks diabolical.
It just dawned on me. Most upsetting.

Someone teach me how to use HTML? Or in fact, just do it for me? I cant bear it...

Any takers?


Daisies





Last night, I actually managed to finally download a copy of Vera Chytilov√°’s Sedmikr√°sky or Daisies. One of those things that crops up in you're research EVERY single time, but I'd never actually seen the film itself. It took a good year of hunting too. I guess 60's chezch new wave cinema isnt everyones cuppa tea, funnily enough...

Anyway, go and find yourself a copy. If these stills dont sell it to you, then you're blind, soulless and generally awful...

Dripping with inspiration.

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