July 31, 2014

David Lynch - Playstation 2 (2000)

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Laurin Döpfner - Verschleif (2012)

"With an edge sander, half a millimeter is sanded off each work piece (wood, walnut, transformer, skull or analogue camera) and photographed. About 650 photos are made into a short film, which contrasts the inner structure of nature and technology."

Posted by the Flea at 07:27 AM

οὐ φροντὶς Ἱπποκλείδῃ

"A wine-cup believed to belong to ancient Greek politician Pericles was discovered on Wednesday in an ancient tomb, in Kifisia, northern Athens, Greece."

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

Dordeduh - Zuh [2012 "Dar De Duh" version]

Posted by the Flea at 07:22 AM

July 30, 2014

Tim Blanks - Inès de la Fressange

"Before the nineties supermodels there was Inès de la Fressange. Tim Blanks looks back on the career of the quintessentially French model who was a longtime muse to Karl Lagerfeld and served as the face of Chanel."

Et aussi: Flea Market Shopping with Inès de la Fressange.

Posted by the Flea at 09:28 AM

Thaxton House

"Saved from subdivision-hungry developers and given a $1.5M restoration, the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in Houston has returned to the market."

Posted by the Flea at 09:24 AM

Dior Fusion Sneakers - Savoir Faire

Posted by the Flea at 09:23 AM

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up

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July 29, 2014

Michael Parkinson - The Orson Welles Interview (1974)

Posted by the Flea at 06:48 PM

How much is the prophet shaping the future to fit the prophecy?

"Prescience can be tedious for science-fiction writers. Being proven right about a piece of technology or a trend distracts from the main aim of the work: to show us how we live now. William Gibson knows this as well as anyone."

Posted by the Flea at 06:47 PM

Sapporo Legendary Biru - After Dark

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Timber Timbre - Beat The Drum Slowly

Posted by the Flea at 06:42 PM

July 28, 2014

Guillermo Del Toro talks Alfred Hitchcock

"Acclaimed art-house turned megaplex director, Guillermo Del Toro makes time for Jian Ghomeshi in Studio Q between master class lectures on Alfred Hitchcock at the Toronto International Film Festival's Bell Lightbox theatre."

For two players: Spacewar!

Posted by the Flea at 07:48 AM

The Hingham Institute Study Group on Space Warfare

"In 1961, MIT’s lab acquired a Program Data Processor-1. The PDP-1 was about three refrigerators wide—tiny compared to the giant room-spanning computers typical to the ‘60s. Steve Russell, a graduate student working in the lab, fell in love with the machine the moment he saw it.

"Russell gathered his study group together: J. Martin Gaetz, Alan Kotok, Peter Samson, Wayne Wiitanen and Dan Edwards. They called themselves 'The Hingham Institute Study Group on Space Warfare.' This motley group of proto-hackers would create the first video game."

Posted by the Flea at 07:47 AM

Digitalism feat. Youngblood Hawke - Wolves

Posted by the Flea at 07:44 AM

July 27, 2014

The Ruling Class (1972)

"The Ruling Class is a 1972 British black comedy film. It is an adaptation of Peter Barnes' satirical stage play which tells the story of a paranoid schizophrenic British nobleman (played by Peter O'Toole) who inherits a peerage. The film co-stars Alastair Sim, William Mervyn, Coral Browne, Harry Andrews, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers and Arthur Lowe. It was produced by Jules Buck and directed by Peter Medak.

"The film is a 'commercial failure [...that] has since become a cult classic'; Peter O'Toole described it as 'a comedy with tragic relief'."

Posted by the Flea at 10:28 AM

July 26, 2014

BAFTA Guru - Daniel Radcliffe: On Acting

Why living in permanent fear can be a good thing and the importance of being a sponge to your environment.

Posted by the Flea at 10:04 AM

Deleuze: 8 cours de philosophie (Université Paris-VII)

"Gilles Deleuze Appareils d'État et machines de guerre (1979-80) Sur Leibniz (1980) Anti-Oedipe et autres réflexions (1980) Sur Spinoza (1980-81) Foucault/Les formations historiques (1985) Foucault/Le pouvoir (1985-86) Leibniz I/Leibnitz et le baroque (1986-87) Leibniz II/Les principes et la liberté (1987) Université Paris-VIII."

Posted by the Flea at 10:03 AM

The Clerk's Tale

James Franco's short film based on a poem by Spencer Reece, starring Charles Dance.

Posted by the Flea at 10:02 AM

Vanessa Paradis private concert for Chanel

'Love Song' (Live) from the singer's concert on July 9th held at the Trianon venue in Paris.

Posted by the Flea at 10:01 AM

July 25, 2014

Oscar Carvallo Paris Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2014

Posted by the Flea at 05:28 PM

A man's got to know his limitations

When Rick McGinnis photographed David Byrne.

Posted by the Flea at 05:24 PM

Making of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2014 ad campaign "Coco Coach"

Featuring Cara Delevingne & Binx Walton.

Posted by the Flea at 05:23 PM

Lily Allen - As Long As I Got You

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 05:22 PM

July 24, 2014

Giorgio Armani Privé Paris Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2014

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

False negatives

The upside-down world of Joan Fontcuberta.

Nothing was heard about Istochnikov for nearly three decades: it was as though the Soviet authorities had airbrushed their cosmonaut from history. Then, in 1997, Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta investigated Istochnikov's disappearance, exhibited documentary evidence about his life and published a book called Sputnik – the Odyssey of the Soyuz II, which included photographs of the Istochinikov family, meteorite fragments and the dented spacecraft. Others took up the story. Why, asked Spanish journalist Iker Jiménez on his TV show Cuarto Milenio in 2006, was Istochnikov deleted from history? Had he annoyed the Soviet government?

What Jiménez didn't realise is that "Ivan Istochnikov" is a Russian translation of "Joan Fontcuberta" (both surnames mean hidden fountain).
Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

David Bowie - Valentine's Day

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July 23, 2014

Iris Van Herpen - Biopiracy

Posted by the Flea at 05:18 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 05:17 AM

Moby - Be The One

Posted by the Flea at 05:14 AM

July 22, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier Automne-Hiver 2014/15

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

Chanel's Two-Tone Cardigan

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

Bastille - Oblivion

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 08:42 AM

July 21, 2014

Dior Ready-to-Wear Autumn-Winter 2014-15 campaign

Posted by the Flea at 05:48 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 05:44 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 05:43 AM

Iggy Azalea - SLO

Posted by the Flea at 05:42 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 04:09 PM

When your skin smells sandalwood

It heals itself.

... Sandalore—a synthetic sandalwood oil used in aromatherapy, perfumes and skin care products—bound to an olfactory receptor in skin called OR2AT4. Rather than sending a message to the brain, as nose receptors do, the receptor triggered cells to divide and migrate, important processes in repairing damaged skin.
Posted by the Flea at 04:08 PM

Skinny Puppy - Goneja

Posted by the Flea at 04:07 PM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

Guerlain - L'Homme Idéal

L'Homme Idéal est un mythe. Son parfum, une réalité.

Posted by the Flea at 08:46 AM

Electric Guest - Awake

Posted by the Flea at 08:42 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM


"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."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 08:23 AM

Taylor Swift - Mean (Live from New York City)

Posted by the Flea at 08:22 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

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."

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

How to take a selfie

Like a supermodel.

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

Ladytron - Burning Up

Posted by the Flea at 08:42 AM

July 15, 2014

Bouquet Opoponax


"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."

Posted by the Flea at 07:48 AM

Haute Street

"There is no street style like Parisian street style. "

Posted by the Flea at 07:47 AM

Designer uniforms

'Don’t wear what fashion designers tell you to wear. Wear what they wear.'

Posted by the Flea at 07:44 AM

Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa - Pada Deszczyk

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July 14, 2014

Wesley Cecil - Epicurus, Life and Philosophy

Posted by the Flea at 06:38 AM


"Sandalwood grows naturally across much of the southern half of Western Australia, and is in big demand in Asia where it's used to make incense sticks or essential oils.

"It's a highly lucrative business, fetching up to $15,000 a tonne in a harvest system controlled by the state government. But there's also a dark side to the industry - a growing black market for illegally harvested sandalwood."

Posted by the Flea at 06:37 AM

Bears Den - Elysium

"Sometimes music and life intersect in ways beyond words. Filmmaker James Marcus Haney set out to do two things, make a music video for the British trio Bear's Den and capture the last days of his little brothers carefree college days with friends."

Hat tip to Mr. MacLennan‏.

Posted by the Flea at 06:33 AM

July 13, 2014

iamamiwhoami - In Concert [live from 16.11.2010]

Posted by the Flea at 07:00 AM

July 12, 2014

Terry Pratchett - Shaking Hands with Death (February 1, 2010)

The first novelist to give the Richard Dimbleby Lecture. Featuring Tony Robinson as a Stunt Pratchett.

Posted by the Flea at 07:48 AM

The essence of smoke

"Peaty, feinty and woody flavors in whisky have an interesting connection to woody and oriental categories in perfumery."

The perfumer’s interpretation of smoke does not enter the senses like a dramatic flambé. Like all olfactory experience it enters consciousness, triggers emotion and then floods the mind with autobiographical memories associated with smoke. Smoke is evidence of the presence of fire, an element that can be used to transform or destroy; it is the Shiva of fragrance notes.
Posted by the Flea at 07:44 AM

Dior One Essential - Philosophy

Boost your essential salts and precious bodily fluids.

Posted by the Flea at 07:43 AM

Jack White - Would you fight for my love

Posted by the Flea at 07:42 AM

July 11, 2014

Dior Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-15

The. Shoes.

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

Paved with gold

"A Queens man has discovered enough hidden treasure — bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum and gold — on the gritty sidewalks of Midtown’s Diamond District to make a living."

The freelance diamond setter explained that he was sifting through “very valuable” New York City mud for tiny diamond and ruby chips, bits of platinum, white-gold industrial loops for jewelry assembly, and gold earring backs and loops from broken chains, watches, brooches and necklaces — all carelessly dropped and now his to mine.
Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

Mara Kiek - Ondas do mar de Vigo. Cantigas de Amigo. Martín Codax. S.XIII

Ondas do mar de Vigo,
se vistes meu amigo?
E ai Deus!, se verra cedo?

Ondas do mar levado,
se vistes meu amado?
E ai Deus!, se verra cedo?

Se vistes meu amigo,
o por que eu sospiro?
E ai Deus!, se verra cedo?

Se vistes meu amado,
por que ei gran coidado?
E ai Deus!, se verra cedo?

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

July 10, 2014

Mary McBride Show - William Carlos Williams Interview (1950)

The First Lady of Radio: Mary McBride.

McBride first worked steadily in radio for WOR in New York City, starting in 1934. This daily women's-advice show, with her persona as "Martha Deane", a kind and witty grandmother figure with a Missouri-drawl, aired daily until 1940.

Concurrently with working as "Deane", in 1934 and 1935, she was the women's page editor for the Newspaper Enterprise Association syndicate. In 1937, she launched on the CBS radio network the first of a series of similar and successful shows, now as Mary Margaret McBride.

She interviewed figures well known in the world of arts and entertainment, and politics, with a style recognized as original to herself. She accepted advertising only for products she was prepared to endorse from her own experience, and turned down all tobacco or alcohol products.
Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

After Heinlein

"Bob had picked her and she was his loyalest fan and ferociousest protector, and as long as he lived that was plenty good enough for me. But then he died, and Ginny didn’t stop protecting all that was left of him. Specifically his image — or rather her image of him, which I believe was of a chivalrous, well-mannered and quite refined Annapolis man."

Via Quotulatiousness.

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

Swiss Psalm, so passé

"More than 200 songwriters have entered a contest to compose a new national anthem for Switzerland."

Inspirational: "The 'National Anthem of Uruguay', also known by its first line 'Orientales, la Patria o la Tumba', is the longest national anthem in terms of duration with 105 bars of music (about six minutes)."

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

iamamiwhoami - t (To Whom it May Concern)

Posted by the Flea at 08:42 AM

July 09, 2014

Chanel - Fall-Winter 2014/15 Haute Couture

And: Karl Lagerfeld interview.

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

Réenchanter le monde

"L’art et la politique peuvent-ils faire bon ménage et contribuer à changer le monde ? Oui répond Carmelo Zizzo."

Posted by the Flea at 07:23 AM

Bonobo ft. Andreya Triana - The Keeper (Banks Remix)

Posted by the Flea at 07:22 AM

July 08, 2014

Cartier d'Art - Stone mosaic

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

Chasing Orwell's ghost

"I had come to Jura, a remote island on Scotland’s west coast, to find the solitude George Orwell had sought 65 years earlier to finish his classic, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Having been brought up in the Scottish countryside myself and subjected to both its unconscionable boredom and inexplicable beauty, I was interested to find out why a writer, who according to biographer Jeffery Meyers 'hated Scotland', chose to live in the part of the country most essential to its identity-the Highlands. I also wanted to understand why a man so accustomed to city life had come to an inaccessible island of only 190 souls to find inspiration for a novel about totalitarianism in an urbanised state—why a writer at the peak of his celebrity ensconced himself in an austere farmhouse hidden in an inhospitable Scottish landscape."

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

Indiana - Heart on Fire

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

July 07, 2014

Saint Laurent Spring/Summer Menswear 2015

Posted by the Flea at 04:44 AM

Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2015 Street Style

"Graphic tees and simple slacks dominated the sidewalks of Paris this summer."

Posted by the Flea at 04:43 AM

Dior Homme - Notes of a day

Posted by the Flea at 04:42 AM

Azealia Banks - Luxury

Posted by the Flea at 04:41 AM

July 06, 2014

Philip Glass - Metamorphosis (2006)

Branka Parlic, performing.

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

July 05, 2014

William S. Burroughs - When did I stop wanting to be President?

It's Burroughs so NSFW on a variety of levels.

Posted by the Flea at 10:28 AM

Elements of contemporary life

"Caleb Brown paints real things — sharks, diving tigers, track stars — in a realistic manner. Deviation lies in the implausible situations he inserts his subjects into. Brown uses what he calls 'elements of contemporary life' to set the stage for a bigger, more interesting angle on current events."

Posted by the Flea at 10:24 AM

Yes - Roundabout

Posted by the Flea at 10:22 AM

July 04, 2014

Jimmy Choo Man with Kit Harington

From the comments, Myra Mitha: "As hot and elegant Kit is in this, i can't help but think how perfectly the woman is objectified in this ad...all legs and body. They don't even show her face good god"

My reply: "I had the same first thoughts. But, upon reflection, I think she is presented as a cipher for the same reason Stephanie Meyer avoids physical descriptions of Bella Swan while describing Edward Cullen in loving/excrutiating detail; this is a blank space for the intended reader to inhabit a phantasy (sic) world. In the world of a Jimmy Choo ad, the shoes are the vampire."

Messylin agrees: "Nicholas Packwood - exactly. The model is the girl that the viewer projects themselves to be. Kit takes the role of the 'objectified' here, I mean his expression is that of someone who is rather unsure and ill at ease around this leggy, hyper sexual model."

And: Behind the scenes.

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Jimmy Choo Spring/Summer 2015 at London Collections

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

The War on Drugs - Red Eyes

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

July 03, 2014

Jaguar F-type - Official launch film

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Polizia veloce

"In a ceremony attended by Lambo CEO Stephan Winkelmann and Italian State Police Prefect Alessandro Pansa, the supercar maker pulled the wraps off a new Huracán LP 610-4 Polizia, complete with sirens and an piccolo LED light bar. The donated car, which replaces the Italian State Police's blue-and-white Gallardos, features a 5.2-litre V10 engine producing 610 horsepower, good for a maximum pursuit speed of 202mph."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl

Posted by the Flea at 08:22 AM

July 02, 2014

Mulberry Autumn Winter 2014 - The Campaign

"Mulberry returns to its roots in the British countryside with a blast of fresh air to invigorate the brand's new and very British Autumn Winter 2014 collection with a campaign shot by Tim Walker and starring Cara Delevingne."

Music: Desired Effect by Atom Tree (featuring Fergus Cook) courtesy of Hotgem Tunes.

But wait: Mulberry - Introducing the Cara Delevingne Collection.

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Rescuing Riley

"This guy was hiking alone, when he found a puppy at the bottom of a 350′ deep slot canyon in the Arizona desert. This video tells the story of the puppy’s rescue."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

iamamiwhoami - drops

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

July 01, 2014

The Long Dark

"At night, the game becomes more difficult, as temperatures drop and wildlife becomes more active. A player who has failed to take the necessary precautions during daylight will not survive. This is the reality of living in the Canadian wilderness."

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

World Cup Philosophy

Germany vs France.

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Woodkid - I Love You

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