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October 31, 2013

Chanel - Spring/Summer 2014

"With life-sized works of modern art scattered around the Grand Palais, German designer Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his latest vision for Chanel. The Grand Palais was transformed into a gigantic white-walled hangar of paintings and sculpture all seventy-five of them made by Lagerfeld during his Summer of Prodigious Creativity. He didn't actually make them himself but he drew the pieces or made maquettes so his studio could realize the finished product. Just like Jeff Koons. And, as with Koons, Karl's reference points were identifiable, though he cleverly twisted them so they each included some element of Chanel: a camellia, a pearl, a bottle of No. 5. Some of them had red dots beside their titles, like they'd already been sold. Postshow, he wearily insisted he had no intention of doing any such thing; he'd already been asked a thousand times, just like he'd been asked to sign the whole lot.

Cara Delevingne, starring.

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Centre of the frame

"Before Eiko Ishioka brought her strange, gothic splendour to Francis Ford Coppola’s erotically charged Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), the Count’s stiffly caped onscreen image had been as frozen in time as the vampire himself."

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Docu-trailer

The people behind Veronica Mars know what their fans want.

More properly Halloween related: Ridley Scott says Prometheus 2 is written.

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David Bowie - Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy)

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October 30, 2013

Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014

All the rage: "The California-raised, Paris-based designer recruited step dancers from college sororities all over the U.S., including Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the Los Angeles area to come to Paris and perform."

Penumbra: Bill Cunningham reports on guests arriving for the Rick Owens Paris show (video autoplays).

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Polish street style

"Warsaw is much more hipster than Paris which is elegant."

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George Michael - Too Funky

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October 29, 2013

Lewis Powell, co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth

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"J.P. Prewitt was right. The fashion industry has been behind every major political assassination in the past 200 hundred years."

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The Nine Lives of Lydia Lunch

"The urges and purges of the avant-garde priestess and No Wave predator."

Why is the pussy an instrument of torture? Honey, when you’re that tight it’s going to hurt some of the guys! I was flashing it enough last night and I had no fucking takers, like, ‘Here it is if you want it any time!’ There’s so much fucking cock rock, but not enough poetry written to the power of the fucking magnificence of A) my pussy but B) pussy in general. There’s not enough literature, songs, proclamations on t-shirts. Well, of course gender is a fucking illusion. I mean, I have my legs crossed now only because if I open them I’d poke you in the eye with my dick. You like the thought of that, don’t you?

For example: This Side of Nowhere.

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Mayer Aguayo - Slow

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October 28, 2013

Lou Reed - Sweet Jane (live in Paris, 1974)

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Lou Reed - See that my grave is kept clean

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Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill (with Lou Reed)

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Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side

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October 27, 2013

NASA - Canyon of Fire on the Sun

"A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in late September, breaking the quiet conditions in a spectacular fashion. The 200,000 mile long filament ripped through the sun's atmosphere, the corona, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of fire. The glowing canyon traces the channel where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the explosion. Visualizers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. combined two days of satellite data to create a short movie of this gigantic event on the sun."

Hat tip to Mr. Campbell.

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October 26, 2013

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2013-2014 | The Ecclesiastical Wardrobe

Alexander McQueen: Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Menswear.

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Project Upgrade: Tom Ford Edition

"When we introduced Tom Ford to the five regular British blokes on these pages, he immediately asked them one question: 'Where do you see yourself in ten years?' Then he dressed each man for his future, right then and there."

One of Ford's biggest beefs with modern men is our insistence on "comfort" as a cop-out for not fulfilling our style potential.

"There's a different kind of comfort that comes from knowing that you are putting your best foot forward," Ford says. "It's called psychological comfort. Look at a picture of the Coney Island boardwalk in 1925. Men were in full-on three-piece suits, hats. They may have only had one suit. But they pressed it. They made it look as good as possible. People aspired up."
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Stuart Weitzman Boots - Made For Walking

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Jai Paul - Jasmine

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October 25, 2013

Gucci Premiere: The Director's Cut - featuring Blake Lively

"Inspired by timeless Hollywood glamour and fronted by a modern icon, Blake Lively, the new Gucci Premiere fragrance is an invitation to embrace one's own red carpet moment. The Director's Cut was shot by director Nicolas Winding Refn in the historic Sheats Goldstein Residence, one of Beverly Hills's most famed and opulent locations with an unrivalled view across the city."

Music: M83 - Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix).

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Radiolab - Dawn of Midi ( August 29, 2013)

"In this short, Jad puts on his music hat and shares his love of Dawn of Midi, a band that he recently started using on the show."

Midi, for those of you who don't know, is sort of like a computer language for music. But the band Dawn of Midi seems to exist at the intersection between acoustic and electronic sounds. Jad talks to Aakaash Israni, Amino Belyamani, and Qasim Naqvi about how they met and how they ended up creating their latest album, Dysnomia, an album filled with heavily layered rhythms that feel both mechanistic and deeply human at the same time.
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Dawn of Midi 02 @ Inage Candy

Live at Inage Candy, Chiba (Japan), October 8, 2010.

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M83 ft. Susanne Sundfor - Oblivion

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October 24, 2013

Jamie Johnson - The One Percent (2006)

"This 80-minute documentary focuses on the growing "wealth gap" in America, as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune. Johnson, who cut his film teeth at NYU and made the Emmy®-nominated 2003 HBO documentary Born Rich, here sets his sights on exploring the political, moral and emotional rationale that enables a tiny percentage of Americans - the one percent - to control nearly half the wealth of the entire United States. The film Includes interviews with Nicole Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., Adnan Khashoggi, Milton Friedman, Robert Reich, Ralph Nader and other luminaries."

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Urban Outfitters' "vintage men’s punk leather jacket"

"Hoping for an angry tirade, I called up Penny Rimbaud, one of the founding members of Crass, at his home in England. Instead he took the opportunity to tell me how much he dislikes the current crop of DIY punks."

As far as I’m concerned, if the wealthy want to spend $400 on a rather naff leather jacket and go to book launches and gallery shows and all the things that those literati and glitterati do, then that’s great because it means that we’re getting the name floated around in areas where it’s very difficult for us to penetrate. I actually quite like it when people like Angelina Jolie and David Beckham wear Crass T-shirts.

Do you think Crass fans might be pissed off, at least?

I know that a lot of the DIY punks and the anarcho punks are going, “Oh, bloody rip-off!” Well, they’re not being ripped off. The anarcho punks have been ripping us off since the beginning of time, doing rather pale reproductions of both our music and our art. So as far as I’m concerned they’re just in for what they can get, and that’s laissez-faire [economics] at its most extreme.

Via Five Feet of Fury.

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The Over-the-Topcoat

"Traditional wisdom has it that a man’s winter overcoat should be classic and even sedate, and that a man hunts down an overcoat the way he might hunt for a sofa, by stalking a solid, timeless specimen that goes with everything, whether in his closet or in his living room. If you want a garment with flair, the thinking goes, stalk a wild sport coat.

"So it’s surprising to find that not only have designers come out with overcoats that are anything but sedate, but that men are ponying up for them."

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Postmodern Jukebox ft. Mitchell Jarvis - Get Lucky (Vintage Irish Tenor Daft Punk Cover)

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October 23, 2013

Marilyn and N°5 - Inside CHANEL

"Although she did not appear in ads for Chanel No. 5 during her lifetime, Marilyn might just be perfume's best-known ambassador. And now, more than five decades later, Chanel is tapping into its most famous fan by featuring her in an ad campaign for the fragrance."

Hat tip to ODOU Magazine.

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Eight & Bob

"In 1937, when Kennedy was a college student, he toured France. While there, he did what any red-blooded American male does while on summer vacation on the French Riviera: He struck up a conversation with a strange Frenchman about the fragrance he was wearing."

According to Eight & Bob lore, Fouquet left a fragrance sample at JFK’s hotel with a note that said, “In this jar, you will find the dash of French glamour that your American personality lacks.” Burn.

When Kennedy got back to the States, he sent Fouquet a letter saying that all his friends back home loved the fragrance, and asked the perfumer to send eight samples and “if your production allows, another one for Bob.”
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Sandra Bernhard - Little Red Corvette (Without You I'm Nothing)

(Some nsfw language.)

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October 22, 2013

#WhatisArt

@ICALondon Banksy comes to America, but enthusiasm is divided. Should art evoke this degree of polarization? #WhatisArt

@Ghostofaflea @ICALondon How dare a non-Establishment writer deface... No, wait, I saw Style Wars. In 1983. As did Banksy, apparently.

@ICALondon @Ghostofaflea That's a brilliant reference to compare it to. Are you saying Banksy is using the past to recycle into new rules? #WhatisArt

@Ghostofaflea I am saying a clever tactic of self-promotion repeats itself. First as tragedy, then as farce. #WhatIsArt

Visual Anthropology: Style Wars (1983).

"Directed by Tony Silver and produced by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant, it was awarded the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival. STYLE WARS is regarded as the indispensable document of New York Street culture of the early '80s, the filmic record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis.

"STYLE WARS captured the look and feel of New York's ramshackle subway system as graffiti writers' public playground, battleground and spectacular artistic canvas. Opposing them by every means possible were Mayor Edward Koch, the police, and the New York Transit Authority. Meanwhile MCs, DJs and B-boys rocked the city with new sounds and new moves and street corner breakdance battles evolved into performance art."

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Ane Brun - These Days

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October 21, 2013

Umit Benan Uomo Milano Primavera Estate 2014

"The spontaneous Turkish designer talks Basquiat, fuck ups and the Istanbul riots."

There were a lot of little details in the show that you guys wouldn’t understand, but it was really a political message. Basically, the government is saying our national drink is not rakı (an anise-flavoured spirit), which it has been for centuries. Instead they say it is ayran, which is a yoghurt drink. That’s why I came out with ayran in my hand, going, ‘Cheers to Atatürk, cheers to my father, cheers to who I am.’ This is who we are and you guys are trying to take something away from us.

Hypermasculine subcultures:Umit Benan: Fall 2013 Menswear.

And: Umit Benan A/W 2012-13 "Military."

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Synthetic biology

"Vanilla, saffron, patchouli. For centuries, spices and flavorings like these have come from exotic plants growing in remote places like the jungles of Mexico or the terraced hillsides of Madagascar. ...

"Now a powerful form of genetic engineering could revolutionize the production of some of the most sought-after flavors and fragrances. Rather than being extracted from plants, they are being made by genetically modified yeast or other micro-organisms cultured in huge industrial vats."

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Elizabeth the First took second

"David Bowie has been crowned the best-dressed Briton in history. The musician came top of the BBC History magazine's shortlist, which is chosen by various historians, fashion experts and curators."

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Promise and the Monster - Spine

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October 20, 2013

Philip Bloom - Ponte Tower (2012)

Ponte Tower from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

"This was the challenge. Going to Ponte Tower in the middle of downtown Jo’Burg. A 70′s architectural monstrosity from the outside that houses an astonishing dystopian science fiction atrium. For quite some time THE place to live in the city, if you were anyone you lived in the massive 3 story penthouses with roof jacuzzis. Post democracy, it turned into something quite different."

Mega-City One: "Welcome to the Ponte Tower, the 54-storey-high concrete tube that has soared over the skyline of Johannesburg since 1975. Also known as the Ponte City apartments, it’s hard to believe this brutalist design by Manfred Hermer was once one of the most coveted addresses in the city.

"In the midst of the South African Apartheid, Ponte City was emblematic of the country’s dehumanising system of racial segregation. Here, only wealthy white families were allowed to live in the outward-facing apartments, while the tube’s inner apartments were reserved for their black servants, who lived in permanent gloom."

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Looking through Orwell

Andrew Ferguson considers George Orwell: A Life in Letters, selected and annotated by Peter Davison.

An unavoidable theme is the unmoored nature of the freelance life: too much work or not enough, the appearance and vanishing of magazines, above all the endless worries about money. Indeed, for Orwell the only thing worse than working freelance was working a steady job, at least the jobs he held longest, with Indian Imperial Police in Burma and later as a writer of propaganda for the BBC during the Second World War. The latter drew on virtues—his gift for plain prose and his appetite for work, his abiding patriotism and his hatred of fascism and all other forms tyranny—that conflicted with perhaps his greatest virtue as a political writer: his refusal to toe the line of any party or faction.

It got him in trouble, and still does.
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Giorgio Moroder - Irena's Theme

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October 19, 2013

Dior - J'Adore

"Charlize Theron in an exclusive interview on the occasion of the launch of J'Adore Voile de Parfum."

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Linguistic fingerprinting

Parts of three Elizabethen plays - Arden of Faversham, The Spanish Tragedy and Mucedorus - might have been written in collaboration with by William Shakespeare.

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The Glass Slipper

Why Charlotte Brontë hated Jane Austen.

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David Bowie - Fame ("live" on Soul Train)

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October 18, 2013

In Vogue - The Editor's Eye (2013)

"The Editor's Eye. The documentary highlights the visual and historical contribution Vogue editors past and present have made not only to the magazine, but also to the world of fashion itself."

Featuring: Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, Hamish Bowles, Grace Coddington, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Alber Elbaz, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Tonne Goodman, Marc Jacobs, Nicole Kidman, Polly Mellen, Camilla Nickerson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Phyllis Posnick, Babs Simpson, Vera Wang.

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Banksy: NYC

"A fibreglass replica of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined by a real live boy. The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a different McDonald's every lunchtime for the next week. Today: South Bronx."

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Book trailers

"Meet the authors who've mastered the unlikely art of the video book promo."

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Emilio Pucci Summer 2014

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Grace Weber - Sign o' the Times

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October 17, 2013

Angela Ahrendts - Authentic Branding for a Global Audience (Future of StoryTelling 2013)

"Angela Ahrendts and Christopher Bailey have transformed the way Burberry engages with the world, from its consumers to its associates, leveraging disruptive technology to share its pure brand vision through content-rich, compelling storytelling.

"Blurring the lines of physical and digital—with a flagship store that mirrors the website and a website which shares live experiences from concerts to runway shows—Burberry constantly challenges itself to keep pace with society.

"Angela shares how brands can effectively target millennials and engage global audiences through digitally-led authentic and emotive storytelling."

"Macs to Macs": Angela Ahrendts to leave Burberry, join Apple.

Background: Angela Ahrendts on Burberry's connected culture.

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Flotilla

"There's a sense of inevitability about the news that Zaha Hadid Architects has designed her first superyacht."

The superstructure of a yacht is a perfect canvas for the Hadid aesthetic. Working in collaboration with German shipyard Blohm + Voss, the architect's concept actually embraces six yachts, with a 'Unique Circle' of five individually designed 90m yachts spawned from a 128m 'mothership' at the heart of the flotilla.
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Bad taste

Word has it wine-tasting is a junk science.

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Magic Man - Paris

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October 16, 2013

Jacobean perfume

"The Museum of London has commissioned British Master Perfumer Roja Dove to reimagine the scent of London’s vanished past. The perfume will feature as part of a major new exhibition, The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels, opening at the museum this October."

Roja Dove’s perfume, spliced with ingredients popular in the 17th Century, will combine lavender, frankincense, civet and other notes to create an evocative sensory installation, transporting visitors back to the opulent perfumes of Elizabethan and Early Stuart London. The scent will be displayed alongside one of the star pieces of the Cheapside Hoard – a gold, enamel, diamond and opal-set scent bottle.

Still crescent fresh: Roja Dove's tour of Harrods' Perfume Diaries exhibition.

"Today, we give you the next instalment of his ultimate history of perfume - the 1900s , the decade when the fragrance houses began to realise, as perfume legend Francois Coty said; 'a perfume needs to attract the eye as well as the nose' -- enter jewellery designer Rene Lalique and whole new era of beautiful perfume bottles."

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An English garden, updated

"The grandson of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson attempts to bring Sissinghurst, one of the most famous gardens in the world, into the 21st century."

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A Man’s Guide to Overcoats

"When it is cold outside, the only acceptable outerwear with a suit is an overcoat."

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The Human League - Peel Session (1978)

The complete session recorded by The Human League on 8 August 1978 for the John Peel show on BBC Radio 1 and broadcast on the 16th of that month.

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October 15, 2013

Vice meets superstar Communist Slavoj Zizek

"We travel to Ljubljana, Slovenia, to meet superstar Communist philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek. The 'most dangerous philosopher in the West' talks about his new film, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology, and lectures us on the importance of being on time. If you're curious about that poster of Stalin on his wall, it's 'purely to annoy idiots' when they visit."

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India's contribution to the world

"Nothing."

The Indian number system was adopted all over the world because it was superior to all other systems, and this is because of two main reasons: "place value", and zero.
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Our Chekhov

"The announcement that this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Alice Munro probably strikes many readers and writers as deliriously incredible."

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Gustavo Santaolalla - The Last of Us (Main Theme)

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October 14, 2013

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 Full Show

Ryan Teague's "Tetramery" sounding very Philip Glass.

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One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.

"In the same way that fashion designers scour the trunks and attics of the past for inspiration, perfumers periodically dip into the well of classic French perfumery when creating new fragrances."

Via Business of Fashion.

Elsewhere in the desert of the Real: Lawrence Roullier White compares designer fragrances to a variety of own brands.

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Sales were low

Banksy staged an unannounced pop-up sale in Central Park.

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Iggy Azalea - I Don't Love Us Anymore

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October 13, 2013

50 years of Bond (1962 - 2012 and beyond...)

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The Fashion Fund

"The latest fashion event to come to television is the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the competition initiated by Anna Wintour to recognize young talent and reward the top winner with big money."

Along with Ms. Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg, the president of the CFDA, the current judges include Jenna Lyons of J. Crew; Reed Krakoff; the retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky; and Ken Downing, the fashion director of Neiman Marcus.

Mr. Downing was a guest judge on “Project Runway,” and as he noted, only Christian Siriano has emerged from that popular show with any star power. “There’s not a nurturing process afterward,” he said. The CFDA/Vogue Fund provides mentors to winners.
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No stuffing required

How to put a pillow in a pillowcase.

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Jon Hopkins - Abandon Window

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October 12, 2013

Tales Of The Unexpected Series 1 Episode 1 - Man From The South

introduced by Roald Dahl.

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'Pataphysics

"'Pataphysics (French: 'pataphysique) is a philosophy or media theory dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics."

A pataphor is an unusually extended metaphor based on 'pataphysics. As Jarry claimed that pataphysics exists "as far from metaphysics as metaphysics extends from regular reality", a pataphor attempts to create a figure of speech that exists as far from metaphor as metaphor exists from non-figurative language.

Related: "On November 24, 1948, Vernon Sullivan disappeared."

Vocabulary builder: Oulipo.

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Batman is not a very interesting character

Quentin Tarantino is correct.

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Midnight Conspiracy feat. Wuki - Overlord

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October 11, 2013

Dieter Rams and Jonathan Ive talk on Design

Weniger, aber besser: "So who is Dieter Rams? I know who he is but I asked around the office and nobody else did – that’s sort of shocking considering what I do for a living."

Dieter Rams: Ten Principles for Good Design.

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Sequential arts

"Why is it that--in movies and in comics--genre fiction completely and comprehensively kicks not-genre-fiction's ass?"

Here's what I think it is: when the medium is not just visual, but about visual storytelling in time, genre films and comics can make some promises that fully grown-up movies and comics can't.
...
The beauty of Star Wars is based on nouns--robots, space ships, and lasers that are only ever present when they can be made beautiful whereas the beauty of Manhattan is based on adjectives--dark, contrasty, mysterious, bold--applied to something (real life) we know is capable, at any moment, of boring us.

The genre film, by it's very structure, can promise more nouns and verbs where the opening nouns and verbs came from. They have a Chekhovish visual logic.
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Listen

David Bowie’s “Love Is Lost” remix by James Murphy.

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The Units w Dirk Dirksen - High Pressure Days (1979)

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October 10, 2013

Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (1981)

"An Icelandic movie filmed in 1981, detailing a blood feud that took place in Viking times, taking place between 940 - 980 AD."

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Neofeudalism in California

"We used to be the whole food chain and create all sorts of middle class jobs. Now, increasingly, we don’t design the future—we just think about it. That makes some people rich, but not many."

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IKEA or death?

"Is it IKEA furniture or a death metal band? Choose one."

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Estampie - Ahi Amours

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October 09, 2013

Stravinsky - Le sacre du printemps / The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jaap van Zweden
Recorded November 14, 2010 during the Sunday morning concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

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Epice Marine, the new fragrance from Hermès

"It is a hazy morning on a typically blue-grey day in Brittany, and inside La Maison du Voyageur, an 18th-century merchant spice house on the Cancale coast, a group of beauty journalists are looking puzzled. A low wooden table is set with a decanter of whisky, a glass jar filled with seaweed, a bowl of peppercorns and a flacon of unidentifiable brown liquid.

"Standing over it are Jean-Claude Ellena, the in-house perfumer of Hermès, and Olivier Roellinger, the Breton chef."

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Toronto vs Paris

A rhetoric.

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Céline Dion et Garou - Sous Le Vent (Live)

And in studio. He's got a Gordon Lightfoot vibe.

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October 08, 2013

IGDA Toronto 2013 Keynote: Neil Druckmann, Creative Director & Writer, Naughty Dog

What is now possible for storytelling in video game.

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Walking Stories

A short film from Ferragamo featuring Kaya Scodelario and Lauren Hutton (first link autoplays).

The Italian fashion brand has created a new short film by "I am Love" director Luca Guadagnino.

"Søren Kierkegaard said that we should 'trust fate' and if it is my destiny to love someone, I'll meet them anywhere, even if I have to walk."
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Thomas Newman - Skyfall

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Eli Lieb - Wrecking Ball

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October 07, 2013

Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne on Well Dunn Season 2 Premiere

"In the season two premiere, Cara Delevigne visits the Well Dunn kitchen to play sous chef, learning a thing or two about shrimp tempura and being a 'proper wifey.'"

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Pitti Fragranze 2013

"The perfume fair Pitti Fragranze 2013 was striking. The eleventh edition held in September 2013 was enormous. More than 220 brands, more visitors than ever."

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Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2014 ft Coco Rocha and Karlie Kloss | PARIS Fashion Week

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Mexican Institute of Sound - Es-Toy

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October 06, 2013

Árstíðir - Heyr himna smiður (live at a train station, Germany 2013)

Also: Árstíðir - Lost In You.

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October 05, 2013

Best Of Hard Knock TV

Iggy Azalea addresses race in Hip Hop, Illuminati, and Interscope asking her to dumb down (nsfw, language).

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Based on a true story

"They should have made a viewing of Our Man in Tehran mandatory before every screening of Argo."
- Sister of the Flea

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New Audi R8 V10

Adjust to HD for the full audio effect.

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Gary Numan - Haunted

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October 04, 2013

Robocop 2014 Leaked footage*

* The title above is a bold faced lie.

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Technofantasy Art

A Syd Mead collection.

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Gary Numan - The Fall

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October 03, 2013

Vice - Human Safari: Observing the Jarawa

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Tom Clancy, R.I.P.

"... and the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home."

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Självbelåten

"Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain."

No word on what they are planning to name them...

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Chelsea Wolfe - Halfsleeper (Live)

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October 01, 2013

Profile Of A Writer: Jorge Luis Borges (1983)

Playlength: 80 minutes
Director: David Wheatley
Acclaimed writer, Jorge Luis Borges, discusses his life, his work and his influences.

The film consists of interviews in English with Borges, as well as short dramatizations in Spanish of several of his stories. There are no subtitles, but the dialogue in the dramatizations is fairly sparse.

Dramatizations include:

Funes the Memorious
The Circular Ruins
The South
Death and the Compass
The Encounter

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Focus | Paul Smith Underwear Autumn/Winter 13

"This season, Paul Smith heads to the French Alps with producer and director Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and slackliners Antoine Moineville and Tancrède Melet."

Working with Sébastien to produce a short film that celebrates the vibrancy of the autumn/winter 13 underwear collection, Paul Smith follows the two athletes as they precariously hop from peak to peak, at times with nothing more than their Paul Smith boxers and a single piece of rope to save them from falling.
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Kenzo Spring 2014 Ready to Wear

Tim Blanks with runway, backstage, and dancing-water from the Kenzo Paris show (video autoplays).

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Tenhi - Saivon Kimallus / Siniset Runot

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