August 31, 2013

Elsa Schiaparelli on "What's My Line?"

Posted by the Flea at 08:58 AM

Volvo Concept C

"Influenced by progressive Scandinavian lifestyle and design, the new Volvo Concept C coupé is the first of a series of three concept cars that reveal the aesthetic direction of the company's new scalable product architecture department."

Posted by the Flea at 08:57 AM

The best Calvin Klein store that never was

John Pawson's remodeling of the St. Moritz Church in Augsburg, Germany.

Posted by the Flea at 08:54 AM

Glass Candy - Beautiful Object

Posted by the Flea at 08:52 AM

August 30, 2013

In Search of Steve Ditko (2007)

"Spider-Man as originally written was very much a conflicted character as we all know, but the character also had a lot of anti-establishment appeal—he was a smartass—and this is one of the many reasons the character took off in the heady era of the ‘60s. At the time that Ditko’s grasp on Spider-Man tightened, so did his interest grow in the Objectivist philosophy of Russian-born novelist, Ayn Rand. When Rand’s humorless black and white moralizing started creeping into the Spider-Man stories, Lee balked and soon the two men were not speaking to each other."

Via Kathy, with thanks. I read the entire run of Mr. A last night. Epic in a Brechtian sense (I would not normally mean that as a compliment). Though sadly, and contrary to the Dangerous Minds link above, at no point does Rex Graine/Mr. A "throw someone off a building for disagreeing with him."

Posted by the Flea at 08:07 AM

ComicBookGirl19 - Prometheus Documentary

This is the definitive discussion of Ridley Scott's controversial masterpiece movie.

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August 29, 2013

Luca Turin - The science of scent (2008)

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

BBC Horizon - A Code in the Nose (1995)

"1995 BBC Horizon documentary about Luca Turin's vibration theory of olfaction. With Luca Turin, John Amoore, Linda Buck, Maurice Roucel, Serge Lutens and Calice Becker."

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM


The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) 2013 Global Liveability Survey cites Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary as three of the top ten most liveable cities in the world.

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

Gorillaz - Crystalised (The xx Cover)

Posted by the Flea at 08:42 AM

August 28, 2013

The Scent of the Ballet - Penhaligon's Iris Prima

Posted by the Flea at 08:29 AM

Founder story

"Business of Fashion speaks with Jess Lee, co-founder and CEO of Polyvore, a community-driven fashion discovery site that aims to create 'an army of Anna Wintours.'"

When I flip through a magazine like InStyle, there are a lot of top trends, but there are only a small number of things that I would actually wear. That’s because there are a finite number of pages, so you have to pick things that appeal to a wider audience, whereas there are people on Polyvore whose taste is much closer to mine. Polyvore offers personalised discovery.
Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM


"For every existent building in your city, there are a dozen that never came to be."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

Nu - Man-O-To

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August 27, 2013

Paul Haesaerts - Visit to Picasso (1949)

Afana. Visit To Picasso from Foxysmile on Vimeo.

"Visit to Picasso ("Bezoek aan Picasso") is a Belgian documentary film from 1949 directed by Belgian filmmaker Paul Haesaerts. In an effort to capture the nature of Picasso's creative process, Paul Haesaerts asked the Spanish painter to apply his magical brushstrokes to large glass plates as Haesaerts filmed from the other side. This actually predates the more famous art film The Mystery of Picasso (1956) by Henri-Georges Clouzot in which Picasso also paints to large transparent canvases as the director films from the other side."

Posted by the Flea at 08:58 AM

Message in a bottle

Luca Turin reviews Fate Woman by Amouage, Oud Caravan No.3 by Profumo, and Norne by Slumberhouse.

Posted by the Flea at 08:57 AM

Lola Rykiel’s adventures in Capri

"Inside the Parisian it-girl’s summer vacation."

Posted by the Flea at 08:54 AM

Bianca Atzei - L'amore vero

Hat tip to Alexei.

Posted by the Flea at 08:52 AM

August 26, 2013

Bruce Thierry Cheung - Each Moment is the Universe (2011)

Each Moment is the Universe from bruce thierry on Vimeo.

Posted by the Flea at 07:58 AM

Hotel Chelsea

"The legendary Hotel Chelsea (home to a significant piece of New York City’s cultural history) took in its last guest in 2011, when the doors closed for a gut renovation. The photographer Victoria Cohen captures a lost bohemia in her new book, Hotel Chelsea."

Posted by the Flea at 07:54 AM

Kevin Spacy from his James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture

"Double Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey has challenged TV channels to give 'control' to their audiences or risk losing them at his address at the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival."

Posted by the Flea at 07:53 AM

Phaeleh - Distraction

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August 25, 2013

BBC One - Who Do You Think You Are?, Series 8, JK Rowling

"In a rare television appearance, best-selling Harry Potter author JK Rowling sets out to investigate her French roots. Jo has always been intrigued by her late mother's French ancestry, but knows very little about it. Beginning her journey in Edinburgh, Jo's search takes her from The Savoy in London, to once-bloody battlefields and the back streets of urban Paris.

"Jo is especially keen to find out more about her great grandfather, Louis Volant. She knows that he was awarded one of France's most prestigious medals, the Legion d'honneur, for his actions during World War One. Jo wants to find out exactly what he did to win the honour. The trail leads to a surprising and shocking discovery."

Posted by the Flea at 09:58 AM

Opera houses, empty

"From cathedral-like indoor pools to the Louvre, New York-based, French-born photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled the world shooting cavernous architecture that's laced with manmade frills and utterly devoid of the living things that put them there."

Posted by the Flea at 09:57 AM

Massive Attack - Paradise Circus

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August 24, 2013

Nigella Lawson: "Nigellissima", Talks at Google

"Nigella, who studied Italian at Oxford, indulges her personal passion for Italy, where she lived, worked and cooked when she was in her 20s, before she was a busy TV star, wife and mother. Nigellissima inspires readers to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen--without needing to source inaccessible ingredients or totally restock the pantry--with her quick, easy recipes and simple techniques that elevate everyday eating into no-fuss feasts.

"Nigellissima shows readers how a weeknight dish can be a faithful interpretation of traditional Italian fare without involving numerous steps or ingredients. For example, a lemon, some oil, crushed red pepper flakes and dried oregano can add fire and life to a number of dishes. Or if a recipe calls for the juice of a lemon, use the zest, too, as that's where all its force and fragrance lies. Here are recipes like Italian Roast Chicken with Peppers and Olives; Shortcut Sausage Meatballs; Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Arugula; and Nutella Cheesecake--all that can be rustled up pronto!"

Posted by the Flea at 09:28 AM

Hunt House

"Looks like it's time, yet again, to update the ever-growing map of Frank Lloyd Wright designs currently listed for sale: PrairieMod notices that the Stephen M.B. Hunt House, just outside Chicago, is listed for $699,900."

Posted by the Flea at 09:27 AM

Intersection Design - The Dutch Way

"Can the cycling-friendly Dutch model for intersection design apply to North American streets? This video shows how it is possible."

Posted by the Flea at 09:24 AM

Underset - Berlin

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August 23, 2013

J'Adore Dior, Le Parfum - The Film

"From Grasse to India, Murano to Paris, follow the fragrance trail of J'adore, where creation comes to life. Luxuriant and sophisticated, J'adore L'absolu sublimely enhances the intensity and sensuality of its floral notes in a perfume in which flower absolutes harmoniously combine: sweet and vibrant Damask rose, seductive and luminous Arabian jasmine, and powerful and voluptuous Indian tuberose.

"De Grasse à l'Inde, de Murano à Paris, voyage dans le sillage de J'adore, là où la création prend forme. Foisonnant et sophistiqué, J'adore L'absolu sublime l'intensité et la sensualité de ses notes florales dans un parfum où se conjuguent, avec harmonie, les absolus de fleurs: la rose Damascena, nerveuse et suave, le jasmin sambac, séducteur et lumineux et la tubéreuse d'Inde, puissante et voluptueuse."

Posted by the Flea at 08:58 AM


"Ancient Egyptian beads found in a 5,000-year-old tomb were made from iron meteorites that fell to Earth from space, according to a new study. The beads, which are the oldest known iron artifacts in the world, were crafted roughly 2,000 years before Egypt's Iron Age."

Posted by the Flea at 08:54 AM

Taylor Swift with Tegan & Sara - Closer

Related: Tegan & Sara defend Taylor Swift.

Posted by the Flea at 08:52 AM

August 22, 2013

Caitlin Moran Live at the Bloomsbury Theatre

Caitlin Moran author of How to Be a Woman talks about Moranthology live from the Bloomsbury Theatre on Thursday 13th September, 2012.

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

Camille Paglia getting warmed up

"Everything that calls itself avant-garde today is just a tedious imitation of earlier and far superior modernist art. The art world has become an echo chamber of commercially inflated rhetoric, shallow ironies and monolithic political ideology."

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

Desert Island Discs - February 10, 2013

Julie Burchill.

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Madonna - Nothing Really Matters

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August 21, 2013

NASA | From the Cockpit: The Best of IceBridge Arctic '13

"The views from the cockpit of NASA's P-3B aircraft on an Operation IceBridge campaign are truly stunning. The mission doesn't travel to both ends of the Earth for the scenery of course -- the airborne mission is there to collect radar, laser altimetry, and other data on the changing ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice of the Arctic and Antarctic. But for those of us who aren't polar pilots, here's a selection of some of the best footage from the forward and nadir cameras mounted to the aircraft taken during IceBridge's spring deployment over Greenland and the Arctic Ocean.

"IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice. These flights will provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behavior of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic ice. Data collected during IceBridge will help scientists bridge the gap in polar observations between NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) -- in orbit since 2003 -- and ICESat-2, planned for late 2015. ICESat stopped collecting science data in 2009, making IceBridge critical for ensuring a continuous series of observations. IceBridge will use airborne instruments to map Arctic and Antarctic areas once a year. The first IceBridge flights were conducted in March/May 2009 over Greenland and in October/November 2009 over Antarctica. Other smaller airborne surveys around the world are also part of the IceBridge campaign."

Posted by the Flea at 08:58 AM

Print your next pair of shoes

"Finnish designer Janne Kyttanen has long been pushing the 3D printing envelope and his line of wedges really takes the cake. Kyttanen designed the line for Cubify, the online marketplace that lets you make cool stuff on 3D printers..."

Posted by the Flea at 08:57 AM

English boxwood on Japanese paper

"Andrew Davidson has produced a beautifully detailed set of hand engraved illustrations for the cover of adult editions of JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels."

Posted by the Flea at 08:54 AM

M83 - Couleurs

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August 20, 2013

GUCCI Made to Measure - The Making Of. Los Angeles 2013

Featuring James Franco.

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Haute Parfumerie Terry de Gunzburg

Terry de Gunzburg has launched her first fragrance collection. "Here, she shares her other passions."

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

Sebastien Tellier - Classic

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August 19, 2013

Ruth Hogben - Come and Find Me (2013)

"In a short film by Ruth Hogben, British model Cara Delevingne explores her dark side."

Posted by the Flea at 08:49 AM

Hypatia facing the mob

"So is Lady Gaga a major contributor to the dumbing of gay America?"

Surely in this plunder she has become aware that pop music has, particularly since the '60s, all but milked the worlds of performance and visual art dry. I mean, she is copying Bowie copying commedia dell'arte right there on the cover.
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The xx - Sunset

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August 18, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence: Interviews

She is spectacular.

Posted by the Flea at 11:24 AM

Welcome to Gander

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow to New York encounters a problem and makes an unanticipated landing. From the comments:

"Inconvenient yes, but newsworthy a definate no. Sounds like the crew did all the right things. Whilst Gander is remote and small, all aircraft transiting the North Atlantic will contact Gander to enter or exit the North Atlantic Tracks (as they do Shannon and Prestick on the east side of the sea) - as such some of the best ATC support available."

Posted by the Flea at 11:22 AM

Mr. Little Jeans - The Suburbs

Posted by the Flea at 11:21 AM

August 17, 2013

Fruit Flies and the Smell Sense: How a Molecule's Vibration Can Change Its Smell

"A new study lends support to a controversial theory -- that our noses can smell the difference not only in the shape of a molecule, but also in its vibrational characteristics. Many who study olfaction maintain that an odorant's shape and surface are the only things that impact how it smells. But theoretical biophysicist Ilia Solov'yov has used a recent study on fruit flies to explain how a molecule's vibrational frequency can also impact the sense of smell.

"The study is detailed in the article 'Vibrationally assisted electron transfer mechanism of olfaction: myth or reality?' in the October 2012 issue of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP).

"Solov'yov is a Postdoctoral Fellow and a member of Klaus Schulten's Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the Beckman Institute."

Posted by the Flea at 09:28 AM


Dominique Dubrana is "a 54-year-old Frenchman living in Italy, a Sufi convert, a grand eccentric and a genius of sorts."

Dubrana is a perfumer, and there is no one quite like him working anywhere in the world today.

For one thing, he has no store — and no corporation to answer to and no marketing budget. He invents his own stuff, bottles it and sells it only online, relying on word of mouth to spread his name. For another, he’s a character: in person he’s both modest and proud, stubborn and mystic: he smiles often, laughs easily and bears the faint air of impish alchemy, like a magician who can’t help working a few tricks into every conversation. And like a magician, he keeps his secrets.
Posted by the Flea at 09:24 AM

Faithless - God Is A DJ (Live At Alexandra Palace)

Posted by the Flea at 09:22 AM

August 16, 2013

Ashton Kutcher wins Teen Choice Awards 2013

Opportunity looks a lot like work.

Posted by the Flea at 08:58 AM


"Have you ever opened an Apple MacBook Pro box, inhaled and thought, 'If I only I could smell like the inside of this box, I'd be the coolest person ever'?"

"The scent encompasses the smell of the plastic wrap covering the box, printed ink on the cardboard, the plastic components within the box and of course the aluminium laptop," writes Air Aroma on its website. "Apple fans will certainly recognise this smell." Why they didn't also include the dusty smell of your empty wallet is a mystery.
Posted by the Flea at 08:57 AM

Miley Cyrus feat. Will.I.Am - Fall Down

Posted by the Flea at 08:52 AM

August 15, 2013

Edoardo Ponti - Away We Stay (2010)

"Starring Helena Christensen, David Gandy & W London. W London lifts the figurative lense cap off of a fictitious guest Alex Worthington. Shot on location in Leicester Square Away We Stay written and directed by Edoardo Ponti, is a romantic tale of love, life and the choices we make in the middle..."

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

For some of us it's a vocation

"On the streets of Havana you can see older men dressed like dandies, which used to be seen as an eccentricity. Not anymore. It is one of the 178 activities the government has authorized for self-employment."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

Kiton - The Making of a Suit

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Marco Mengoni - Pronto a correre

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August 14, 2013

When Björk met Attenborough

"A song grows sort of a bit like a crystal. Like this would be a 6/8 kind of song."

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Helluland, Stone-slab Land

Memorial University archaeologist Pat Sutherland has unearthed the remains of a second Norse site in North America, a Viking outpost on Baffin Island.

That would mean that the Vikings took their longship far beyond the northern tip of Newfoundland. It would also mean that Europeans were living amonst the Inuit in what is now the Canadian north long before Cabot, Frobisher or poor Mr Franklin started poking around for the Northwest Passage.

If you are wondering why you had not heard about this discovery before now, you might also ask whether the history of the Norse in Canada fits the narrative advanced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, being rebranded as a museum of Canadian history, and why Pat Sutherland no longer has access to her twelve years of research findings.

Sutherland’s pleasure at the recognition her discoveries are receiving has been sharply tempered by a harsh reality. Last April, even as the documentary about her work was being filmed, the 63-year-old, then curator of Arctic archeology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, was abruptly dismissed from her job.

At the same time, museum officials also stripped her husband, Robert McGhee — himself a legendary Arctic archeologist described as “one of the most eminent scholars that Canada has produced” — of the emeritus status it had granted him after his retirement from the Gatineau museum in 2008.

Images of the dig site at Baffin Island’s Tanfield Valley at the first link and a CBC Radio interview with Sutherland at the second.

Also: More images at National Geographic and a director's statement on The Norse: An Arctic Mystery. Sutherland first spotted Viking yarn from Baffin Island in 1999 and since found previously overlooked artifacts excavated from another three sites ranging a thousand miles from Baffin Island to Labrador.

To anyone familiar with the history of the period, the fact of a farfaring Viking presence comes as no surprise. And to anyone who has worked in archaeology, still less to learn learn that clear evidence of this presence should have been systematically overlooked for so long.

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

Major icebreakers of the world

This handy icebreaker infographic is courtesy of the USCG Office of Waterways and Ocean Policy.

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

Múm - Lighthouse

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August 13, 2013

99% Invisible: Episode 86 - Reversal of Fortune

"I fell in love with architecture on the Chicago River. It provides a beautiful vantage point to take in all the marvelous skyscrapers. Unlike other cities that cram you on the sidewalk between looming towers. The Chicago River pushes buildings apart, giving you the opportunity to really take in the city’s glory in glass, steel, and concrete.

"But Chicago’s biggest design achievement isn’t a building at all—it’s the Chicago River itself."

(Radio documentary and lots of supporting images at the link.)

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Tres bon restaurant

"It’s not quite a bistro, but it’s close. This is McDonald’s as a decidedly more grown-up experience, where hard plastic is traded for leather banquettes, pull-out chairs for angular cushioned stools, and golden arches for burnt sienna and low-lit nooks where couples can steal a quiet moment."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

China's trademark trolls

"For major international companies with a well-known name and logo, rebranding is most often not an option."

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

Jon Hassell - Courtrais

Used as the soundtrack for something called The Burkha Project Alaska/Yemen. I can't speak to the content, intentions or success of the art which appears to be images of the artist posing in (presumably) his burkha but I wanted to share the Jon Hassell piece and this is the one source I could find to do so. To me, "Courtrais" has a gorgeous, aching "Kind of Blue" vibe.

Posted by the Flea at 08:22 AM

August 12, 2013

Man Ray - Les mystères du château de Dé (1929)

Les Mystères du château du Dé (Los Misterios del castillo de dados, Man Ray - 1929) from Tlatoani Ortíz on Vimeo.

Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide to drive to Paris. Country roads, hills, fences. The posh "chateau" appears again: meticulous garden, fancy interior, odd sculptures. And at home? "No one, NO ONE." For the next two days, masked figures play dice, frolic by the pool, perform exercises with a ball. Two new figures arrive. Masked. They search and find the dice. They dance. Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice.

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Bricks and mortar

"Even for clothing and accessories brands that gain an outstanding amount of traction online, an offline presence will often follow, even when the company is still quite young. Here’s a look at four labels, both high end and more affordable, that began online but are using a brick-and-mortar presence to give weight and credibility to their brands."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

Another Bedales alumna

Cara Delevigne: No role model.

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

Frank Lloyd Wright homes

A tough sell.

To be specific: That Ferris Bueller Ferrari house.

Posted by the Flea at 08:23 AM

Schiller & Moya Brennan - Falling

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August 11, 2013

Alex Fury - Daphne Guinness interview

"In Fashion interview with Daphne Guinness. Joining In Fashion's cast of the industry's most influential characters, Fashion Director Alex Fury speaks with Guinness on aspects of a life rich in the appreciation of art, beauty and luxury."

And: Daphne Guinness in Vogue Italia.

Posted by the Flea at 11:29 AM

The Orthodox Singers - We Bow Down Before Your Cross (P. Goncharov)

Choirmaster: Georgiy Smirnov

Posted by the Flea at 11:22 AM

August 10, 2013

Top Gear 2013 - Moving Tribute to Great British Motor Industry

"Top Gear's tribute to British engineering. Top Gear series 20 finale episode ended patriotically..:) British Engineering at its best display."

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

Au4 - So Just Hang On, Beautiful One

Au4's "On: Audio" (2006) and “… And Down Goes The Sky” (2013) are both available for free download.

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

August 09, 2013

Ermanno Scervino Fall 2013 campaign featuring Asia Argento

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Alexander III of Macedon

"Leonidas would chastise me when I was offering sacrifices to the gods because I had scooped up two handfuls of incense to cast on the altar-fire. Leonidas stopped me saying,
"When you've conquered the spice-bearing regions, you can throw away all the incense you like. Till then don't waste it."
Many years later after Alexander had indeed conquered the spice-bearing regions; he sent him eighteen tons of frankincense and myrrh. It was accompnaied by a letter to Leonidas saying, "Now you can stop being so stingy among the gods."

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

Nick Knight - Gareth Pugh (2013)

Nick Knight's fashion film captures Daphne Guinness as a 'Dark Knight' in Gareth Pugh, set to a unique soundtrack sung by Guinness herself, presented in the windows of Le Printemps, Paris until 24 March 2012.

Posted by the Flea at 08:23 AM

August 08, 2013

Pal Zileri Company Profile

And their diffusion label: LAB Pal Zileri A/W 2013-14.

Posted by the Flea at 07:48 AM

Prinz Roßzwifl

A collection of five-hundred fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years.

Last year, the Oberpfalz cultural curator Erika Eichenseer published a selection of fairytales from Von Schönwerth's collection, calling the book Prinz Roßzwifl. This is local dialect for "scarab beetle". The scarab, also known as the "dung beetle", buries its most valuable possession, its eggs, in dung, which it then rolls into a ball using its back legs. Eichenseer sees this as symbolic for fairytales, which she says hold the most valuable treasure known to man: ancient knowledge and wisdom to do with human development, testing our limits and salvation.
Posted by the Flea at 07:47 AM

Iggy Azalea - Slo.

Posted by the Flea at 07:42 AM

August 07, 2013

Brioni Factory

Brioni, Factory of Penne (Pe)
Video Corporate 2007

Posted by the Flea at 08:58 AM

Moments from Mérida

"Mérida, Mexico is a town lost in a time when the remote Yucatan capital was among the richest cities in the world, due to its production of rope, made from the local agave plant. These days old world meets older world in the city’s historical center, with its cobblestoned streets and decaying limestone mansions that speak to its faded grandeur."

Posted by the Flea at 08:57 AM

Led Zeppelin - In The Evening

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August 06, 2013

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Vaughan Williams, In the Fen Country

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Gode Cookery

"A compilation of medieval recipes from authentic sources adapted for the 21st century kitchen, along with diverse facts on food & feasting in the Middle Ages & Renaissance and other historical culinary items."

Sister site: "Civilizations as early as the Chaldean in southwestern Asia were among the first to have a belief in plants that never existed, and the practice continued well beyond the Middle Ages and the Renaissance."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

The joy of cooking

For Marc Jacobs.

California native Lauren Gerrie moved to New York City to become a dancer—but ended up with her own catering business instead. And then she met Marc.
Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share

CHVRCHES | The Mother We Share from Sing J. Lee on Vimeo.

Posted by the Flea at 08:22 AM

August 05, 2013

Ermenegildo Zegna - Uomo

Uomo - The ingredients.

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"We're ready to claim Ashleigh Good as one of our greatest fashion exports, with the 21-year-old model appearing in the latest campaigns for Chanel and Max Mara. It has been a rapid rise for Good, who was discovered at an Auckland bus stop just last year and made her modelling debut at Givenchy."

Posted by the Flea at 08:57 AM

Five by five

Harper's Bazaar asked Esquire UK for five things men love about Kate Moss. They were lied to five times.

Posted by the Flea at 08:54 AM

M83 - Oblivion feat. Susanne Sundfør (Extended Mix)

Posted by the Flea at 08:52 AM

August 04, 2013

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

"Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is an upcoming American documentary television series. It is a follow-up to Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan. The new series' presenter will be Neil deGrasse Tyson. The executive producers are Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow."

Posted by the Flea at 07:28 AM

He Who Stands Up the Offering of the Eagle

"A nearly 1,500-year-old Mayan stone monument, inscribed with a story of an ancient power struggle, has been unearthed in Guatemala."

Posted by the Flea at 07:27 AM

WA State Fire Lookout Project

"Photographer Kyle Johnson documents the few remaining Forest Service lookout posts in the Pacific Northwest."

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

Finding Main Street

A motorcycle road trip from San Francisco to Detroit.

Posted by the Flea at 07:23 AM

Dala - Good As Gold

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August 03, 2013

Kerouac - October in the Railroad Earth (1959)

From his album with Steve Allen, Poetry For The Beat Generation.

Posted by the Flea at 10:08 AM

Intersection: Bicycle Style in the Pearl

"I like to dress in themes. This is my Portland, I'm on my bicycle, going to get coffee theme."

(NYT video autoplays at the link)

Posted by the Flea at 10:04 AM

Lindstrøm - Vōs-sākō-rv

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August 02, 2013

Louis Vuitton City Guide 2012 - Paris & Perfumes

Director : Romain Chassaing. Music : Etienne Ross

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Olfactive branding

"Fashion retailers have long created store environments aimed at stimulating the eyes and ears. Now companies are increasing their attention on the nose and embracing the arts of olfactive branding and scent marketing."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

What they learned: Customers want something unique

"Rag & Bone, Marchesa and Proenza Schouler, among the top in their class of cool, youngish New York-based fashion houses, took a field trip to China recently to start a dialogue with consumers there as they all have their eye on expansion."

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

M83 - Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)

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August 01, 2013

LA Made Me This Way! | WHAT THE F*SHION? Episode 1

Posted by the Flea at 07:28 AM

Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed List 2013

The 40 names that make up the Best-Dressed List "are a mixture of Hollywood, royalty, fashion industry, musicians, sportsmen and society." The Telegraph notes a prominent politician's wife, notable that is to say by her absence. More important to my mind are Tara, Isaac and Otis Ferry, three sons of the Flea's satorial icon Bryan Ferry, ranked 22-24.

Posted by the Flea at 07:27 AM

DKNY - Automne/hiver 2013-2014

Cara Delevingne for DKNY.

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

The genealogy of fashion

An interactive timeline of couture houses and couturier biographies at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Posted by the Flea at 07:23 AM

Messy Shelters - Chord Steps

Posted by the Flea at 07:22 AM