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October 29, 2014

Tom Ford Interview with Lady Kinvara Balfour

Tom Ford interview at the Regent Street Apple Store, April 2014.

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

Chanel headphones

"After conquering the fashion industry for decades, Karl Lagerfeld is branching out into the music business."

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

De Staat - Get It Together

Posted by the Flea at 08:42 AM

October 27, 2014

Ferragamo Campaign Fall/Winter 2014-2015

"Suspended in time, in perfect balance between harmony and simplicity, the strong and sophisticated beauty of Mariacarla Boscono, Amanda Murphy, Suvi Koponen, Felix Hermans, and Jason Anthony is captured in by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot in the new FW15 ADV campaign. Art direction by Massimiliano Giornetti."

Details: Massimiliano Giornetti.

Posted by the Flea at 10:24 AM

Emporio Armani - 2014 Fall Winter Campaign

Posted by the Flea at 10:23 AM

Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2015

Posted by the Flea at 10:22 AM

The Jimmy Choo Vices Collection

Posted by the Flea at 10:21 AM

October 26, 2014

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Valery Gergiev · Vienna Philharmonic · Salzburg Festival 2005

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October 25, 2014

David Lynch - The Grandmother (1970)

"An imaginative lad of about ten has a couple of problems: he wets his bed, and his parents are abusive and disgusting. In a spare room, he finds a bag of seeds, which he plants in soil that he's placed in the middle of a single bed. The seed sprouts and grows into a grandmother, who's loving and approving. Life with his parents and with his imagination continues. Is a smiling grandmother enough to get him through?"

Posted by the Flea at 11:29 AM

[Respect] Dr. Doom

Earn Doom's respect, if you are able.

Posted by the Flea at 11:28 AM

Anna-Maria Hefele, polyphonic overtone singing

Und: Obertongesang.

Posted by the Flea at 11:27 AM

October 24, 2014

Zegna - A Rose Reborn, Episode 2

Andiamo: As I hadn't posted Episode 1.

Posted by the Flea at 08:33 AM

Yellow? Ugly? Why?

"Bike safety wear no longer has to look like armor. These reflective pieces are subtle enough to be integrated into daily life, going seamlessly from the staff meeting to happy hour."

Posted by the Flea at 08:32 AM

Will Solomon - Haunted

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October 23, 2014

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

"On March 19, Simon Schama was joined onstage by Adam Hochschild to talk about The Story of the Jews, Mr. Schama's multimedia account of Jewish history from 1000 BCE to present times. He also showed clips from the five-part PBS documentary series. Although Judaism is the only religion that commands us to remember for future generations, Mr. Schama is determined to portray Jewish history not as a history of suffering or Jews as a people apart. It was an entertaining evening with two charming intellectuals on subjects usually discussed reverentially."

Posted by the Flea at 07:29 PM

Free PKD

The music Philip K. Dick loved.

Posted by the Flea at 07:28 PM

Elsiane - Underhelped

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October 22, 2014

Peter Capaldi - A Portrait of Scotland (2009)

Posted by the Flea at 01:29 PM

L'Employe Du Moi

"At an artists' studio in a run-down part of Brussels, the next chapter in Belgium's rich comic-book history is being sketched out."

Posted by the Flea at 01:28 PM

iamamiwhoami - chasing kites

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October 21, 2014

Imperial 'Dreamlike Corridor' Fall/Winter 2014-2015

"Two souls run to each other in a maze of corridors. The claustrophobic atmospheres are interrupted by mirrors where transfigured images lead the viewer to a dreamlike dimension. The young protagonists, a man and a woman, are portrayed in plastic poses. They are romantics and diaphanous and are standing out in long corridors while searching to each other in a timeless space.

"Due anime si rincorrono in un dedalo di corridoi le cui atmosfere claustrofobiche sono interrotte da specchi che trasfigurano le immagini e rimandano lo spettatore a dimensioni quasi oniriche. Ritratti in pose plastiche, i giovani protagonisti, un lui e una lei diafani e romantici, si stagliano nei lunghi corridoi, alla ricerca l’uno dell’altro in uno spazio al di là del tempo."

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

Project Dune

Mark Molnar: Cocept art / Illustration.

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Holly Herndon - Chorus

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October 19, 2014

Dalek Relaxation Tape

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

October 18, 2014

Be Dior Campaign - Making-of

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Eiffel Terreur

"This week, Paris' iconic 1,063-foot iron-lattice tower unveiled four viewing sections with see-through glass floors."

Posted by the Flea at 08:23 AM

Cartier - Shape Your Time

"A journey deep into Cartier time, from the first inventions – today’s grand classics – to the latest concept watches that show tomorrow's watchmaking."

Posted by the Flea at 08:22 AM

Coeur de pirate - Adieu

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October 17, 2014

BBC Scotland - Iain Banks: Raw Spirit

"Iain Banks speaks to Kirsty Wark about his life's work and discusses his cancer diagnosis."

Posted by the Flea at 10:24 AM

KonfuziLUX Oil Lamp

We need a word for the opposite of skeumorphism.

Posted by the Flea at 10:23 AM

Iran's underground art scene

A photoessay by Jeremy Suyker.

Posted by the Flea at 10:22 AM

The Ting Tings - Do It Again

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 10:21 AM

October 16, 2014

Beautiful Minds: Richard Dawkins

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If you want to be popular

You need a single idea that people can remember.

Posted by the Flea at 06:28 AM

Brave New Words: Marshall McLuhan and Tom Wolfe (1970)

Posted by the Flea at 06:27 AM

Philip Glass - Orquesta de Valencia: Concierto Fantasía para Timbales

Posted by the Flea at 06:24 AM

October 15, 2014

Chanel N°5: The One That I Want - The Film

With Gisele Bündchen, Michiel Huisman and Lo-Fang, directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

LV Bois de Boulogne

"Six years after construction began, the ‘Fondation Louis Vuitton‘ is ready to open its doors to the public for the first time."

set within paris’ historic bois de boulogne park, the frank gehry-designed museum houses a range of contemporary art works, accommodating a permanent collection alongside temporary and traveling exhibitions.
Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

Herbal Essences - Mermaids

"A little something for the paraben-hatin' mermaid in all of us."

Posted by the Flea at 08:43 AM

Fyfe - For You

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October 13, 2014

Prada Milano Handmade Collection - Walking in Milano

PRADA.. walking in Milano ... from marta vismara on Vimeo.

Posted by the Flea at 08:29 AM

Your E-book is reading you

"For centuries, reading has largely been a solitary and private act, an intimate exchange between the reader and the words on the page. But the rise of digital books has prompted a profound shift in the way we read, transforming the activity into something measurable and quasi-public."

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Pierre Debusschere interprets Frank Gehry

Louis Vuitton's Celebrating Monogram Creative Stories: "In the spirit of innovation and collaboration, Louis Vuitton has appointed six photographers and directors to tell creative stories for each of the six iconoclasts of the Louis Vuitton Celebrating Monogram project. Here, Pierre Debusschere interprets Frank Gehry's Twisted Box."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

Burial - Ashtray Wasp

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October 11, 2014

August Getty Spring/Summer 2015

"Inspired by Judy Garland and his mother’s couture habit, a young oil scion gets into the fashion game."

August Getty is incapable of Affecting even the tiniest of fashion-world aloofness. “It’s surreal,” the designer chirps of his label’s debut during New York Fashion Week in September. And his over-the-moon attitude extends to his clientele. “My woman,” he says, “is not jaded.”
Posted by the Flea at 07:04 AM

Reenchantment and disenchantment

Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy.

When you're disillusioned with the reality of your early adult life, dressing up like Doctor Who starts looking better and better. It's not to say that all or even most cosplay aficionados are struggling to find work. It's only to say that any rise in people fleeing reality for fantasy suggests problems with our reality.
Posted by the Flea at 07:03 AM

Proenza Schouler with Kinvara Balfour: Fashion in Conversation

"Acclaimed Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez share their thoughts about the intersection of fashion design and technology and discuss their rapidly expanding luxury brand with Kinvara Balfour. Winners of five CFDA Awards, including the inaugural CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Award, Proenza Schouler has played an important role in reinvigorating American fashion."

Runway: Proenza Schouler Spring 2015.

Posted by the Flea at 07:02 AM

Banoffee - Got It

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October 10, 2014

Coffee Time (Director's Cut)

Coffee Time (Director's Cut) from Made By Other People on Vimeo.

"Part of the Gerrard Street East series on the gentrification of the neighbourhood, Coffee Time is a pillar of the community. Not just a coffee shop, it acts as a hub and social centre for people who can't afford the prices of the higher end coffee shops. A home too many in the neighbourhood and a hindrance to others, what does the future hold in store for this dying franchise?"

Posted by the Flea at 06:58 AM

Cities are machines for learning

"Unlike many animals, raccoons 'flourished rather than receded in the face of human expansion,' Pettit points out in an article for the American Psychological Association. Part of the reason for their success may be that the urban environment has contributed to their intelligence."

Posted by the Flea at 06:57 AM

Taylor Swift - Riptide

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October 09, 2014

Jean Paul Lespagnard - Le Savoir Collection 2015

Posted by the Flea at 06:48 AM

Haig Club

"David Beckham enjoyed a weekend of hospitality in Scotland as he celebrated the global launch of a new whisky he has helped to create."

The sportsman, who played for teams such as Manchester United and Real Madrid during his glittering on-field career, added: "I appreciate a well-made drink and I like to take my time and enjoy it - I try to drink better, not more."

The nip is made at Scotland's oldest grain whisky distillery, Cameronbridge in Fife. According to Diageo, the House of Haig can trace its whisky producing roots back to the 17th century, making the Haig family Scotland's oldest grain whisky dynasty.

"Described as tasting like 'butterscotch-smooth tropical fruit and unexpected, spicy backing harmonies,' the whiskey, which is being sold online for $75, is packaged in a blue flask that resembles a men’s cologne bottle."

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iamamiwhoami - thin

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October 08, 2014

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Autumn/Winter2014: Scientist Cut

"Featured as the backdrop to the Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show, this astronomical film was created by astrophysicist Fiorella Terenzi and Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson in collaboration with Stefano Pilati, who have formulated a set of trajectories created in unique movement that fuse the primordial universe with the Milan CityLife Palace, the fashion show venue."

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Simon Critchley on David Bowie

"My aim in Bowie is very simple: to try and find concepts that do justice to Bowie's art in ways that are neither music journalism, dime store psychology, biography or crappy social history. I still don't think we have a language that gives the huge importance of pop culture its due, that describes and dignifies it in the right way. For me, and for many many millions of others, the world first opened as a set of possibilities through pop music, especially Bowie's music. Bowie is the most important artist tout court of the past six decades and someone just needs to say that and try and explain how his songs justify that claim. That's what I am trying to do in the book."

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

Goth-Trad - Anti Grid

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October 07, 2014

Comic Book Heaven (2014)

Comic Book Heaven from E.J. McLeavey-Fisher on Vimeo.

"Comic Book Heaven is a short documentary that tells the story of Joe Leisner, owner of the comic book store Comic Book Heaven located in Sunnyside, Queens NY."

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

This American Life - 536: The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra

Whatever your interest in American banking regulation, this is one of the most compelling pieces of investigative journalism I have heard in years.

An unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country. The NY Federal Reserve is supposed to monitor big banks. But when Carmen Segarra was hired, what she witnessed inside the Fed was so alarming that she got a tiny recorder and started secretly taping.
Posted by the Flea at 08:23 AM

Cheikh Lô - Doxandeme (Lugano Jazz Festival 2004)

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October 06, 2014

Uncommon Knowledge - Insights with René Girard

"First describing the triangular structure of desire -- object, model, and subject -- Girard tells how conflicts are resolved and why human society is not marked by total conflict all the time. He further speaks of the intersection of the universal themes of mythology and Christianity and Christianitys future. History . . . is a test of mankind, says Rene Girard, and mankind is failing that test."

Posted by the Flea at 08:58 AM

David Fincher's Star Wars

“I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters’ folly, the ultimate folly of man… I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it’s kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi.”

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LBN667 - Wanted

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October 05, 2014

Valerie June - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

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October 04, 2014

Burgess on D.H. Lawrence (1985)

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Victoria Beckham on Dover Street

"The 6,000-square-foot store—the first retail space designed by Iranian-born architect Farshid Moussavi, who is largely known for building colossal museums like Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland—is perfectly at home on the fashion-forward street. It’s bright and airy, punctuated by monumental, industrial details, such as a central concrete staircase. 'I really wanted the store to feel like me, I want people to be able to walk in an immediately know that this is a Victoria Beckham store.'"

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

Withnail & I

How to get the look.

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

Eekkoo & Casper Whirlin feat. Sailor & I - Elysium

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October 03, 2014

Valentino | Spring Summer 2015

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The truce between Fabulism and Realism

On Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the modern novel.

Each side loathed the other. Updike’s declaration about Thomas Pynchon — “I don’t like the funny names” — might as well stand in for the whole cultural apparatus that was committed to realism; on the other hand Barth’s foundational postmodernist essay “The Literature of Exhaustion” called realism “used up,” and Gaddis said that such writing “never takes your breath away…it’s for people who read with the surface of their minds, people with reading habits that make the smallest demands on them.”

The great formal achievement of One Hundred Years of Solitude was that it treated the two positions not as antipodal but as dialectical.
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Comme Des Garçons | Spring Summer 2015

Minus the audio track due to a copyright claim.

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

Kate Bush - L´Amour Looks Something Like You

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October 02, 2014

Chanel | Spring Summer 2015

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Robert Anton Wilson was right

"For Parsons, like Leary and Wilson, there was no difference between pushing inner space boundaries and outer space frontiers—they were simply the Next Steps, ones that Parsons felt religious and political authority stood directly in the way of, an Inquisition just like the one that murdered fellow-traveler Giordiano Bruno in 1600 for suggesting that the stars were distant suns. Bruno, we must remember, was just as steeped in the occult as young Parsons—as were other scientific giants like Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and many, many more.

"In this light, Parsons looks less like a mutant and more like a stalwart upholder of the Western intellectual project. Parsons’ seemingly disparate interests in space travel, Magick, drugs, sexual adventurism and science fiction, I will suggest, are really the same impulse—a pushing at the edges of reality."

Posted by the Flea at 06:28 AM

Eyes of Hitchcock

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Vérité - Weekend

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October 01, 2014

Alexander McQueen | Spring Summer 2015

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The modern is a fox, the anti-modern is a hedgehog

"It is strange to think that something as multifarious and diffused as Modernism (embracing abstraction, surrealism, symbolism, futurist fascists, socialist photomontagists, apolitical golden age illustrators and millions more) as having a story, since story implies unity--but there is a unity and it's granted by the utter consistency of the villain: the anti-modern."

Posted by the Flea at 08:03 AM

Louis Vuitton | Spring Summer 2015

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Elsiane - Vaporous

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