July 23, 2014
Iris Van Herpen - Biopiracy
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."
Moby - Be The One
July 22, 2014
Jean Paul Gaultier Automne-Hiver 2014/15
Scent-Based Mobile Messaging
"The oPhone DUO is a 'Scent-Based Mobile Messaging' system readying for launch, offering users a selection of over 300,000 scents to attach onto emails, mobile messaging, or social network updates."
Chanel's Two-Tone Cardigan
Bastille - Oblivion
Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.
July 21, 2014
Dior Ready-to-Wear Autumn-Winter 2014-15 campaign
Luca Turin on Korrigan by Lubin
"Like some sedentary merchant at the receiving end of the Silk Road watching the caravans unpack, the perfume critic has to sift through hundreds of gewgaws of mixed provenance looking for treasure. Very occassionally it feels as if a new, previously unknown region has been opened to trade, whose existence is only revealed thorugh a handful of mysterious but clearly related artifacts, and the odd tall tale."
Edie Campbell For Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014
"British model Edie Campbell appears in the London-based luxury brand’s latest ad campaign shot in London by Steven Klein and showing off the 'romantic and wild beauty' from the Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014/15 show held earlier this year in Paris."
Iggy Azalea - SLO
July 19, 2014
Max Fleischer - The Ouija Board (1920)
"Out of the Inkwell was a major animation series of the silent era produced by Max Fleischer from 1918 to 1929. They featured Fleischer's invention, the Rotoscope, which consisted of a film projector and easel used as an aid for achieving realistic movement for animated cartoons. The Rotoscope would project motion picture film through an opening in the easel, covered by a glass pane serving as a drawing surface. The image on the projected film was traced onto paper, advancing the film one frame at a time as each drawing would be made."
When your skin smells sandalwood
Skinny Puppy - Goneja
July 18, 2014
BAFTA Guru - In Focus: Acting
"'Don't worry about being famous or becoming a star - just do as much interesting work as you possibly can.' For acting advice from the best in the business, check out this episode from our In Focus series, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell, Jim Broadbent, James McAvoy & Hugh Dancy."
You'll probably become liked. Maybe even respected.
"Now, as a female welder, you are going to be a novelty and a curiosity. But, in my experience, just about everyone you meet will be extremely kind and polite. The key here is to work, and work hard."
Guerlain - L'Homme Idéal
L'Homme Idéal est un mythe. Son parfum, une réalité.
Electric Guest - Awake
July 17, 2014
Sir Terry Pratchett - The Science of Discworld
"The Science of Discworld - with Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen at Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in June 2012, as part of Dublin City of Science 2012."
"The creators of activity tracking app Human have visualised the routes taken by its users to create moving maps that show the world's cities throughout the day."
The Building- Toronto City Hall
"Take a look inside Toronto's iconic City Hall and discover how its creation almost 50 years ago signalled the start of a modern metropolis."
Taylor Swift - Mean (Live from New York City)
July 16, 2014
Introducing The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2014 Campaign
"A dynamic British cast in the new Burberry A/W14 campaign including Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, Malaika Firth, Callum Ball, Tarun Nijjer and Oli Green. Directed by Christopher Bailey and shot by Mario Testino."
Lev Grossman - The Tragedy of the English Country House
"... there’s something different about actual, genuine English country houses, and by that I mean the ones in novels. They envelop you and cocoon you."
Ladytron - Burning Up
July 15, 2014
"The journey to re-create the 150-year-old perfume started in February 2011, when a winter storm exposed the bow section of the Mary Celestia, a Civil War blockade runner that had sunk off the south coast of Bermuda on the way to the American South in 1864. A seven-day excavation in June 2011 revealed several artifacts, including two intact bottles of perfume.
"The perfume was originally manufactured by Piesse & Lubin, a well-known London perfume house in the 19th century. G.W. Piesse is best known for writing the 'The Art of Perfumery,' the first modern book about making perfume, which was published in 1857. No other bottles of Piesse & Lubin perfume have ever been found, and research hasn't uncovered any formulas or perfume techniques used by the company."
"There is no street style like Parisian street style. "
'Don’t wear what fashion designers tell you to wear. Wear what they wear.'