"Peter Lindbergh’s story 'Apocalypse Wow,' comes to life in this short film, starring models Sasha Pivovarova and Natalie Westling, a crew of martians, and the best of the Spring 2015 collections styled by Sarah Richardson."
MISIA by CHANEL
ingredients: rose, violet, iris
"First let me state the obvious: it smells good. In the broader context of modern perfumery, this is not a given, rather something to be grateful for."
Paul McClure, George Brown College design faculty and 2015 winner for a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Just look at what he's doing.
It has been more than twenty-five years since I first lost a friend to HIV/AIDS. He was a dancer, had just been accepted to a prestigious program in Toronto, and when it took him it took him fast. I saw him and he looked well and the next I heard he was gone. It still shocks me someone who was so radiantly, obnoxiously full of life should be struck down as if it were nothing.
At this point, I couldn't tell you how many of my friends are dead. While every one of their lives mattered, I confess it's the artists who trouble me. I've re-written that last phrase several times now and have decided I don't have the words to convey the full freight I want from them. Their deaths trouble me: the dancers, the actors, the singers, the writers, and a potter who could tell the same stories as H.R. Giger but in ceramics. I'm troubled by all the work they could have brought into the world and all they work they won't every time one of them comes to mind and once again I find they're gone. How can the rest of us, the ones who are left, possibly make up for it? What if we just can't?
They all mattered. But it's the artists who trouble me. All that potential, existing somehow in anticipation of itself, and then...
And then I see something like this, Paul McClure's response to something like the same story, and beyond the surprise and the wonder is an overwhelming feeling of gratitude.
Arch Woodman: One day in Brussels.
"Is art for everyone? Do women still have to be naked to get into the Met? Do rappers, actresses and Shia LaBeouf make better art? In the pilot episode of Ovation's new web talk show, host Casey Jane Ellison and her panelists tackle the pressing issues facing contemporary art."
"Ostensibly about poetics, the talks were an occasion for Borges to review his lifelong relationship with literature, including his passion for English." - The New Yorker
"The quest for the true personality of multi-talented cult artist and psycho-magician Alexandro Jodorowsky."
Hat tip to Mr. Percifeld.
Live: The Line of Best Fit video session.
"Award-winning writer, narrator and storyteller Harlan Ellison talks about his long and distinguished career in this interview conducted for Downpour by Grammy-winning audiobook producer Stefan Rudnicki. Harlan discusses audiobooks, writing the infamous 'The City on the Edge of Forever' episode of Star Trek, and touring with The Rolling Stones."
"When the Directors Cut first came out it opened up the question of Deckard being a replicant. It went back and forth for a while before Ridley Scott came clean in an interview and definitively said so. Case closed. Except no it isn't. The thing about sci-fi is that you have to create a world and these worlds have rules. Once you set these rules up and establish how your vision of the future works to the audience you really need to stick to them in order to get a really good film. Blade Runner has some rules and by following them through and looking at the players in the film I'd had a bit of a revelation."
Toasted Cheese: Finally, any words of wisdom for our readers?
Tanya Huff: Tell the stories you have to tell. Write a book, write a story, write a poem, write a song, bake cupcakes, bake cookies, bake pie, build a house, dance, sew, paint, draw, rebuild a car, garden, knit, quilt, carve, program a computer, raise a child, make a home, sit around a campfire and start with, “Once upon a time…”
"Buried within history lies a secret war. PROJECT ARBITER."
"Official video from Jaquet Droz on their new automaton singing The Charming Bird watch."
In cinemas April 3 but, sadly, only in the UK.
Nick Morfer: "This track is so amazing.Coffee machine to the cosmos!"
"Marvel was about people trying to be heroes. DC was about heroes trying to be people."
"Stephen Fry discovers the hidden mysteries of the City of London, from the huge amount of cash in the Bank of England vaults to the terrors of Dead Man's Walk at the Old Bailey. The QI host tours the City of London, discovering the hidden mysteries of this rich and powerful square mile. Along the way, he visits the Bank of England's vaults, witnesses high drama at the London Metal Exchange as dealers buy and sell stocks, and experiences Dead Man's Walk at the Old Bailey, where many condemned criminals trod their final steps. Plus, as a recipient of the Freedom of the City of London, Stephen finds out just what privileges this gives him."
In defense of the notoriously arrogant French waiter.
"Inaugurated at the beginning of February, La Ruche is Guerlain’s new production site for Makeup and Skincare. The state-of-the-art site meets demanding pharmaceutical industry standards, as well the most exacting environmental norms. The new facility will support Guerlain’s ambitious development program for the coming 40 years."
I'm a couple years late with this one but Thierry Wasser and an original, hand-written Guerlain formulary is always timely.
Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.