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NIKI AND THE DOVE

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Maxim Deluxe

Kaleidoscopic in the studio and a force majeure on stage, it’s no surprise that Niki & The Dove, Malin Dahlström (voice, songs) and Gustaf Karlöf (keyboards, songs) met while writing a wide range of music for the theatre. But they’re definitely, and boldly pro-pop: simultaneously simple and complex but ultimately devastating pop music.
Watch last video ‘Dance Floor’ on You Tube
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AN URBAN POEM BY JOACHIM TRIER : OSLO, AUGUST 31st

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Rémi Borgeaud

A young man, Anders, leaves a detox center and we follow him during his first 24 hours of freedom in Oslo. Since the beginning we understand that this character is “at the edge of the cliff”. It’s magic hour time; the sun diffuses a warm light into a romantic pine forest. Alone, Anders looks down at a lake. His back, in the foreground is out of focus.  Anders faces dark water shimmering under the sun. In one shot, Triers gives us Anders’s emptiness feeling without any heavy thoughts. The film’s inspiration resides in the use of Oslo as urban scenery. Anders’s loneliness theme is developed during the main character city trip by a clear camera work on the depth of field. Sometimes Anders is in the foreground out or in focus. Sometimes there is just a glimpse of his body which defines the foreground. But in every shot Joachim Triers and his director of photography build their frames around this depth of field’s tension, shaping Anders’s difficulty of finding connections in his world. The city is there, interacting with the main character and providing the viewer Anders’s urban kaleidoscopical journey experience. Antonioni’s ecclisse world is not far away… Continue Reading →

ESTATE ITALIANA

Posted on July 31, 2012 by admin

Osvaldo, Tonino, Mario, Vittorio and Antonio, lifeguards. Silvi Marina, Abruzzo, July 1956.

THE ART OF BREAKING (BONES, HEARTS, UP)

Posted on July 30, 2012 by Flan

You are on the 117, the electric bus that crosses the historic centre of Rome. You think of that little bus as a ferry floating over the crowds of people with the only purpose of taking you to all those enthralling places you love so much. It has always been like that with you: you have always loved places more than anything. You consider space not just as the drop scene of the action. You believe it often determines and drives the core strings of the plots you see unfolding in front of you. And your specialty is to sit in those places and perfectly blend in. And what you mean with blending in is not exactly a chameleon act, you are the type who likes making entrances and above all memorable exits, slurring and waving kisses and swearing eternal love to the entire male staff.You still haven’t decided where to go. It would probably be wise to limit the entire excitement of the evening to the bus ride through Via del Corso shimmering in the summer heat. After all, you are still recovering from a fracture. It’s been a time of reflection, a break from your nightlife’s expeditions. You broke a bone and you were forced to take a break. And, in the time you were stuck in the house, you have been even called a heartbreaker. Continue Reading →

PARIS DESIGN WEEK

Posted on July 30, 2012 by admin

Paris Design Week will be held from September 10 through 16, 2012. The event aims to transform the city into an exhilarating agora of innovation. This one will be the second edition as the first one, exceeded all expectations with 60.000 visitors. Paris Design Week is a place and a venue to exchange ideas, develop contacts and business, in a creative environment  that celebrates design.

We can’t wait to visit the Ville Lumière and have an adventure through design and taste!

http://www.parisdesignweek.fr

 

THE RAW ELEGANCE OF PORTRAITS: CHRISTIAN WEBER

Posted on July 30, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

Profound and precise, full of verve and beauty. This is the photography of film-maker and photographer Christian Weber. A man who has always been challenging the conventional interpretation of beauty and portraits. His visuals and work demonstrates an inner elegance using a variety of technological devices to assist in creating his work. His photographs have won numerous awards and have appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Life, Interview, Harpers Bazaar, and Newsweek. His images seem real silver gelatin and look picture perfect. I like his portraits best, the tones and the general mood of his photography, sharp, neat, perfect. Weber has attended the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies which in turn propelled him to New York City into a career in the arts. Take a look at his pictures, ça va le coup!

http://www.christianweber.net/

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NORTHEN STAR, BELLEROSE

Posted on July 27, 2012 by admin

It was a torrid afternoon in Madrid and I was walking down Calle Barquillo. So hot I was not even tempted by shopping, I just needed a good refreshing sugarfree drink. And then I saw this recently opened shop and the windows were so full of nice clothes. Tachan tachan (how they say in Spain when something appears out of the blue).The image of the brand was so neat and unpretentious that I entered the shop. And there I was leapt, the Bellerose World, such a candid place. Created in 1989 by Patrick van Heruck, it all started as a menswear collection followed by womans and kids line. Inspired by workwear, military and oldschool clothes, Bellerose has been a pionneer in reinventig timeless pieces and bringing them into the presents. Continue Reading →

ESTATE ITALIANA

Posted on July 27, 2012 by admin

Lorenzino pointing at a sailing boat. Sperlonga, July 1953.

IN NEED OF VITAMIN C? HISAKAZU SHIMIZU’S GLASS FRUIT LAMPS!

Posted on July 27, 2012 by admin

These colored glass fruit lamps are part of a collection that also features fruit-shaped clocks and tableware. This product has been created and designed by Japanese Hisakazu Shimizu. Shimizu has managed to create wonderful lamps that are what we all wish could replace party favors. Along with co-work fellow Eizo Okada they have founded S&O design. This brand new company is based in Tokyo. Both designers are trained on product and have worked together on a number of projects and since 2008 have been developing limited edition pieces with a focus on expanding the art design market. Hisakazu Shimizu is the chief designer of Canon’s IXUS series of compact digital camera. Eizo Okada has been involved as a design director in the planning and development of numerous exhibitions and objects. Fruit lamps are fun, beautiful and innovative. Visually a wonderful huge bowl of candies, useful for light and good atmosphere. The universal beauty of juicy fruits. Yam!

http://sandodesign.com/

http://www.sabostudio.jp/

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COCO NOIR

Posted on July 26, 2012 by Arianna Pistorello

On August the 1st, with a world contemporary presentation, it will be unveiled what is going to be the new Chanel myth: Coco Noir. A bouquet of tonka bean, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla bourbon with a hint of white musk. When I wore it during the staff presentation I simply fell in love and I asked for another dose. The immediate perception of the Chanel charm is linked to the image of a young woman, elegant yet dynamic. In some European cities like Paris and Madrid, the new fragrance will be available middle of August. In Italy the official date is set for September the 15th in twenty selected stores, scattered throughout the peninsula. During the week of September the 3th till the 10th there will be an exclusive preview where Chanel Perfumes fans can try the newborn. Book it and spread the secret.

www.chanel.com

 

SAINT SAVIOUR

Posted on July 26, 2012 by Maxim Deluxe

Saint Saviour is a singer and songwriter from Teeside in the North East of England. She started out in electro band The RGBs before going on to front Groove Armada and co-writing their album Black Light.
She is now a solo artist and recently recorded her debut album, ‘Union’, due for release on her own label, ‘Surface Area’ on June 25th 2012, with the support of AEG Live. Her 2 EPs to date are available on itunes via nice indie labels.
Saint Saviour is at www.saintsaviour.co.uk
Listen her last album on Stream here

SCHMUEL

Posted on July 26, 2012 by Hobart Fowlkes

I am Schmuel.  Bad news.  Never anything but bad news I read! My wife, Golda, says I shouldn’t read.  I become too verklempt and the doctor he tells me it’s no good for my blood pressure. “Think happy thoughts,” he says.  Happy thoughts?  That doctor he doesn’t know from my pain.  40 years I worked in the diamond exchange on 47th Street.  My own small shop.  My son?  Not interested in jewelry, he says. Won’t go to college.  He left schul one day when he was 17, and for two weeks we heard nothing.  Then he called. Met a girl, he says.  Now he is 18, in a rock band he’s playing and all night he schtups a shiksa.  Oy.  What did I do?  Why are you punishing me? Which of your laws did I break?  Happy thoughts?  I have no happy thoughts, only pain.  I am worse than verklempt.  God, if you are listening, please find Joel a nice Jewish girl. Amen

COCOAGRAPH!

Posted on July 25, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

Photo lovers and picture devourers hear me now. These are chocolate photographs that bring back nostalgia of Polaroids. Cocoagraphs combine love of vintage, photography and of course chocolate. Cocoagraphs can be custom made with any photograph and adorned with logos or any other image. Each bar is made of artisan chocolate. Handmade to order, with choice of milk, white, dark or organic dark chocolate. All chocolate comes from a family operated company using ethical sourcing and manufacturing practices to ensure superior flavor and quality.

Guy please remember, Instagram is popular, but chocolate is far more!

http://cocoagraph.com/

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ESTATE ITALIANA

Posted on July 25, 2012 by admin

Franco and Teresa in San Benedetto del Tronto. Postcard for Teresa’s grandparents. June 1936.

ACHTUNG! OTTER MESSER’S ON THE WAY!

Posted on July 25, 2012 by admin

Now please, don’t get me wrong, ok? I love knives. I just do. Yes, knives. Actually pocketknives. Since I was a kid in Tuscany, since my grandpa gave me one. Since I started having a remembrance of me jumping like a frog in the countryside climbing on trees to steal figs and other fruits, cutting and carving pieces of wood to make small girandoles. Yes I was a tomboy and yes I simply love to remember that part of me that actually never parted from me. If you consider the fact that I, nowaday, being in the fanciest situation ever, I bring my pocket knife with me. It’s usually crammed into my make up little case. In this very case I’d love to talk about a pocket knife I adore. Germany and Switzerland of course, are major industries of pocket knives. I fell in love with OTTER-Messer since the very beginning. If you consider the knives they produce, are all small treasures, hand made in Solingen, a German town by professional craftsmen. The anchor pocket knife is one of my favourite produced by the OTTER-Messer factory. It features a razor, sharp carbon steel blade, wooden handle and brass anchor inlay. This knife is a mark of quality. OTTER-Messer was founded in 1840 by the Berns brothers in Königsmühle, Solingen, a region of Bergisch Land. Continue Reading →

AMELIA ‘MEELEY’ EARHART

Posted on July 24, 2012 by admin

We have been missing her since 1937. Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic. Amelia Earhart the brave pioneer. Amelia, which today would be 115 years old.The unresolved circumstances of her evanescence, along with her fame, have attracted a great body of theories and a shade of mystery all along but something we surely know is that in her last flight with Fred Noonan, on July the 2nd 1937, she disappeared. Fred left a bride of one month. Amelia left a husband, sister, mother, a niece, a nephew, many friends and us all. The Harlow wants to remember this great human being, courageous woman and role model.  

“You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.”

EVERYTHING CHANGES BUT NOTHING CHANGES : POPSPOTS

Posted on July 24, 2012 by Luca Andriani

There are locations which become famous, memorable for having been portrayed for different purposes and that made the story of an event, told an emotion, a moment in the life of each one of us. Despite the years have passed and with them has changed society, customs, lifestyle, these locations have retained their charm and their immutability.These photomontage images by photographer Bob Egan are a sea of nostalgia. The photographer is inspired by all kinds of historical pop culture events and, referring to himself as a “pop culture/rock and roll detective,” Egan tracks down locations across mainly New York City to visually recreate various moments. Specifically in this series, the photographer is influenced by original vinyl covers of popular musicians. Based on a ton of research and investigation, he identifies where an album cover photo was taken, visits the location, and then uses Photoshop to merge the old cover images with new snapshots of each place. All of Egan’s creations are featured on his website, PopSpots. The photographer says, “Manhattan is constantly being torn down and rebuilt anew, and I’m trying to find these places while they are still around.” Not only does he feature well known musicians like Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, and Neil Young throughout New York City but, out of curiosity, he also seeks out scenes from all kinds of famous art and paintings, including Edvard Munch’s The Scream based in Norway.

http://popspotsnyc.com/

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VIVIANE SASSEN : PARASOMNIA

Posted on July 23, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

Viviane Sassen is a Dutch photographer who studied fashion design and photography before receiving an MFA from Ateliers Arnhem, the Netherlands. Viviane spent three years as a child in Kenya and when her family returned to the Netherlands in 1978, she was troubled, feeling uneasy. At age sixteen, she revisited her beloved country and has been traveling and working in Africa ever since. Parasomnia is a body of work, in a number of intentionally unidentified African countries, that features anonymous subjects. Parasomnia is a sleep disorder and wickness whose symptoms include abnormal dreams, nightmares and sleepwalking. Her surreal pictures lead the viewer to a journey through the mysterious remnants of her memories. Sassen’s photography is not  easy to define. Sure thing is that there’s a sort of “air of dislocation” in all her images. She creates  striking and hyper-vivid colors, blistering, I’d say,  that serves to emphasize the mystery of her subjects in undefined locations.

Viviane Sassen’s work has appealed many either in the photography world or the fashion industry. For instance, David James commissioned her for Miu Miu campaing.

http://www.vivianesassen.com/

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COCONUT AND LIME SMOOTHIE

Posted on July 23, 2012 by Francesca Lanni

You can enjoy this delicious and healthy snack whenever you want to, quickly and inexpensively. Play with the taste by combining different fresh and frozen fruits with your favorite plain or flavored yogurt. It’s hard to go wrong with a homemade smoothie.

Ingredients: 600 g low-fat plain yogurt, 400 ml coconut milk, 1 lime, juice only, 1 tsp honey, a few ice cubes.

Method : Put the yogurt, coconut milk, lime juice and honey in a liquidiser and blend until smooth. Crush the ice cubes in a blender or other machine suitable for crushing ice. Put the crushed ice in glasses and pour in the smoothie mixture. Serve immediately.

THE EPHEMERAL BEAUTY OF SAND

Posted on July 23, 2012 by Luca Andriani

When I first saw this Cuban artist’s work, I’m talking about Liset Castillo, born in 1974, I got very impressed. I’d say I got petrified! Human Studies is the name of a body of work, created in 2010. I think the best way to explain his art is to use his own words without any other comment: “In my new body of work, “Human Studies,” from 2010, I subvert notions of enduring beauty with life-size images of women sculpted in a labor-intensive process out of sand, which I then photographed before destroying them. I create life-size sand sculptures of models typically found in high-gloss fashion magazines, photograph the works in sand and then I destroy them as a commentary on the ephemeral nature of beauty, America’s obsession with youth culture and decay. Continue Reading →

ESTATE ITALIANA

Posted on July 20, 2012 by admin

Summer 1965, a bright July morning. Nestling on the plateau of Alps, at the heart of the village of Lake Lavarone, Italy’s five cleanest lakes.

TRAVELPRO, MY LIFE ON WHEELS

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Marco Maggetto

I have a trolley to pack for tomorrow morning and I realize that what used to be a nightmare it’s now a pleasure. I’ve been told that the more you grow, the wiser you get, the more your luggage gets essential, well organized and without weight excess. “Up In The Air”, a 2009 film by Jason Reitman with George Clooney, had been a foundamental lesson for my well packing, and consequentially, my well being during trips. The film is splendidly done, sincere, funny in some points and it shows perfectly the life of a frequent traveller. The way he packs, the way he survives in airports, the way he is living a cozy life in those “transit” places. Continue Reading →

SOKO

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Maxim Deluxe

“I have no life. I just love vegan ice cream and cats and romance and turquoise and sleeping and old notebooks and shooting stars and Netflix. And I may or may not be an Alien.” Soko, Los Angeles

Destruction Of The Disgusting Ugly Hate (Official Video )

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THE SANDS OF TIME WILL BLOW A MYSTERY

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

One of my first summer memories deals with the beach towels we used when I was a child. Some of them were old – striped, bright colours a bit faded – while a couple of them was brand new. I still have one – white, with a beautiful white horse running in the woods. I’ve used many beach towels after those, but the memory of long days spent on the beach and of coconut-scented sun lotion are still with me. I’ve recently turned to plain colours, but I can see people still like towels with kitsch-y patterns, from the timeless summer sunset to a multitude of Hello Kitty faces. I know it’s hard to hit the beach with style, because it is one of the most un-elegant places par excellence, but keeping things simple can be useful. Forget the sunset towel and opt for a plain piece instead; if you can, splurging on a Hermès towel would be a good idea. 
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CHRISTOFFER RELANDER : WE ARE NATURE

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

Photographer Christoffer Relander’s new series of photographs titled “We Are Nature” uses  double and triple exposures done in-camera with a Nikon D700. Relander is a self-taught photographer from Raseborg, Finland. As I love multiple-exposure photographs and I’ve seen many lately, I realized that throughout this abundance, an excellent example is Christoffer Relander himself. His haunting black and white portraits of people and animals mixed with landscapes create a good result and incredible images. Relander has been published in many art magazines and has been capturing a lot of attention lately. All the shoots are made with his Nikon by triple exposure and than remastered digitally in tones and contrast. Relander’s photography is thus clean, technical and surely graphic. “We are Nature” brings people back to our inner root, to where we really come from. Human beings are together with leaves and trees, animals and landscapes. Continue Reading →

THE URBAN STAGE

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Luca Andriani

There is an artist, that through the use of his istallations, wants to shock and make people think by creating an everyday location with a different art set. The Jenkins’ practice of street art is to use the “street as a stage” where passersby become actors. Many of his installations have as a result the intervention of authorities whom he also considers actors. A sad urban space thus becomes a new urban location. Most of his early outdoor works were non-commissioned.

http://www.xmarkjenkinsx.com/

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY “SINGING IN THE RAIN”!

Posted on July 18, 2012 by admin

The great American musical and its sixtieth anniversary. The movie that chronicles Hollywood’s very first experiments with recording techniques and imposed American style and wit is aging with grace. Gene Kelly paired with Debbie Reynolds and a splendid Stanley Donen who co-directed the movie are only few of  the ingredients of this great great classic. To be rediscovered in Theatres during the month of July or in Dvd.

 

 

ESTATE ITALIANA

Posted on July 18, 2012 by admin

What happened to the Dolce Vita? Does that sweet summer really ended? Seemingly, what’s been going on lately here in the “Boot”, our beloved country, is that dog days are over. Few days ago, while meeting at the same old café, sipping espressos, The Harlows started remembering visual souvenirs of the 60’s, the 50’s. Those fabulous years marked by the economy’s bloom. At that time, our parents were young. Our eyes have seen those images many times through photo albums. Nostalgic but positive, those photos were consumed and browsed instead of doing mathematics and stained with low fat studying boost yougurt. While talking, we had realized we were not even born yet but willing to have those years back.  We lived the 60’s and 50’s through those pictures and through our parents stories. Estate Italiana is a Harlow’s selection of summer pictures that aims to bring back some lost feelings. On holiday, riding a Vespa, sunbathing…doing funny things. Like a memory box, Estate Italiana will open up once a week  to drive you straight to those years. In the meantime, we wish you all the best to make this 2012 a roaring summer!

SLUIZ

Posted on July 18, 2012 by admin

Everybody still remembers the very first time I went shopping at Fred Segal in Los Angeles. I actually didn’t shop, I closed myself in the toilet. My friends know what happened there, I won’t tell you, but let’s say I was overxcited and frightned and sorrounded by Balenciaga jumpers -Nicolas Guesquiere very first years – that I couldn’t afford. Segal is an institution and people there are lovely but Sluiz in Ibiza is a shop that gave me good vibes from the very beggining. It’s situaed in Ibiza, it’s surely one of my favourite spots all over the world. They are fresh, the have a very good selection of books, clothes, kitchen wares and home stuff, they have a lovely bar. They are all people coming from the north of Europe that have given their “sleek”taste to the Balearic twist. It’s the kind of Ibiza people don’t know. You won’t find any clubber there serving you after dancing at the Space for 12 hours. You won’t even find anything for clubbing, it’s not for clubbers. Continue Reading →

SPIDERMAN IS HAVING ME FOR DINNER TONIGHT

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

Despite living in a hyper-technological world and using lots of technology myself, I am a nostalgic who loves all things coming from the past. This doesn’t only include a passion for different forms of art (cinema and music in primis) but for materials as well. The peculiar feel that an old fabric has is something which can only be imitated, not duplicated, but there are some “old” materials which can still be used: they perfectly symbolize this technology-addicted era, but at the same time keep part of their old charm. I bet it’s hard to believe perspex – the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate – was first created in 1928: this material is more than 80 years old, but still looks avant-garde, especially when used for jewellery and accessories.
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TOMOKI MOMOZONO

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

Tomoki Momozono is an awesome photographer. I mesmerized his Sumo pictures with a sort of Stendhal’s syndrome, feeling transported into the audience of his images. I felt like experiencing the fight of the scene. Momozono’s powerful shots portray the competitive contact sport of Rikishi (sumo wrestlers) who attempt to force each other out of the circular ring. Picture tones are perfect, yellowish and dark, delivering the anxious force of the fight, of surrenders, of physical power. Sumo belongs to Japan’s ancient traditions and it’s highly regimented with rules. Momozono majored in Tokyo’s Sophia University and got into the world of photography in 2001. Starting as a sport shooter he later gained knowledge in lighting. He currently is based in London. Discovering his photography is a journey into a brand new world. Enjoy the fight and.. いは始めましょう!

http://www.momozonophotography.com/

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LOVE ECHO – LOVECATS

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Maxim Deluxe

..and the Dream Pop going big with Love Echo and their new version of The Cure’s  Lovecats. Vic Miranda and Vicki Glass have put out a simple teaser of their newest duo project, Love Echo, and it’s chilling not just by nature, but by the great expectations they’ve fostered with their barely-there releases.

Listen Lovecats on :
You Tube
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GET PIXILATED! VIVIAN CHIU

Posted on July 16, 2012 by admin

To us, Vivian Chiu is a skilled designer. Pixel Chair is her sitting creation made up of tiny wood cubes, individually placed  by hand. The brick-laid formation which is later laminated together creates a pixilated effect. The dynamic trompe d’oeil reaction is assured giving a unique expectation to the viewer. Pixel Chair is a precious piece of art, useful and aesthetically beautiful.  Vivian Chiu’s design approach is excellent, modern and functional. Enjoy her creations.

http://www.vivianchiudesigns.com

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MY LIFE STORY, A LIFE TIME OF MEMORIES

Posted on July 16, 2012 by admin

We love diaries, we love paper, we should write down more and social nework less. Please revert to paper with this 100 year diary. You can record the events of a lifetime, remember special moments you never want to forget – the people you’ve loved; the friends you’ve met; the places you’ve visited; the places that have become home. It’s a perfect gift for a new born but also a good way for grown ups to secure their memories in just one place. It includes a map of the world, and one of your body, to be filled in as you choose (illness, scratches, tattos). Every year you can write about what’s important in your life and add photos and memorabilia. If you’re too young to fill it in right now, someone else can start a record for you; things like your first steps, first words, first day at school …Treasure it always, this is the story of you life: no passwords, no servers black outs, no cloudy back ups. Paper!

http://www.suck.uk.com/products/mylifestory

 

FRANCESCA’S SUMMER PUDDING

Posted on July 16, 2012 by Francesca Lanni

Here in the UK it’s not properly summer. This year’s raining constantly and I really need something fresh to prepare to remember the season we are supposed to live in. Here’s my summer pudding:

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CRAFTED FROM THE GROUND UP, PROOF EYEWEAR

Posted on July 13, 2012 by admin

Proof Eyewear offers a selection of  custom eco-friendly frames with a certain personality. Each piece is crafted by hand and attention to details. Inspired by modern and vintage looks this young brand offers a wide range of  sunglasses and prescription glasses that are customized to fit almost everyone. Not only. The company is extremely focused into helping projects, fundraising and “fair” trade.

“From the beginning we here at proof wanted to not only sell products we loved and felt others would love as well, but we also wanted to create a business model that would help those in need. Proof is modeled in a way that way can do just that HELP. We pride ourselves in getting involved in causes that do good, whether it be in our local community or around the world, we want to be there to support. Proof has and will continue to get involved in these great causes. Whether it be donating a portion of each sale of each product made or lending a helping hand, No project is too big or too small.”

https://www.iwantproof.com/

Above: The Bogus – Frame size: 52-23-145


SUSPENDED BETWEEN A SCULPTURE AND AN IMAGE: ELAD LASSRY

Posted on July 13, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

I can say it officially: I heart Elad Lassry! This Israeli talented and same age of mine photographer is the only one (from my point of view) who can perfectly combine generic images with  vintage picture taken from magazines or film archives. Lassry studied film at the California Institute of the Arts then earned an MFA from the University of Southern California. All through his career ha has been tapping  the culture of visual arts and motion pictures. His vibrant works of still life, collages, or portraits are always picture perfect, never exceeding on dimension and displayed in frames that derive from colors of dominant hues. Elad’s genius lays on re-discovering images from an array of sources. He uses media, films, drawn sketches and sculpture to re-approach to his art. Continue Reading →

GABRIELE GALIMBERTI – CORTONA ON THE MOVE

Posted on July 12, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

Gabriele would you just stop moving?! No everybody he won’t. I must admit that it hasn’t happened often to meet to encounter such a wanderer. Knowing Gabriele is a journey to restlessness. Photographer, jumper, musician, book reader, cook, eventually worldwide couch surfer. Gabriele Galimberti can be one or many things altogether. Tuscan by birth, he has soon realized he was citizen of the world. So he took some of his ideas and waved his hand goodbye. Off to see the world. I’m sure you have read his stories of the couch surfing project so many times, you just had to pop a D di Repubblica magazine and go to the third or fourth page. There you could find one of his adventures followed by his beautiful pictures. Easy thing to understand is that Gabriele is an adventurer and a nomad too. Actually, once while we were having a conversation I realized he knew he was instead well rooted. Couch Surfing has been his main mean of traveling all over the world. Each country cost him lots of camera clicks, jumps and wide openings of eyes. This summer, opening on July the 18th, The Cortona On The Move Festival, will host Gabriele Galimberti’s entire world tour. This International photography Festival of travels  is one of the first of its category to be centered on this genre of photography.  Traveling, moving, migrating, being in motion are all well known conditions, common to human civilizations of all times and geographical areas and have different meanings and modalities: from the trip as a synonym of exploration, knowledge, and pilgrimage departing from streets and places and arriving to an inner journey, from escaping from responsibilities to mass tourism, from traveling due to socio-economic transitions to new forms of citizenship, to the social phenomenon of migrants and people fleeing from war, famine and climate changes. Living means motion, exploration and mind traveling both in the world and beyond. Enjoy.

http://www.gabrielegalimberti.com/

http://www.cortonaonthemove.com/

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DELIKATESSEN F/W 2012

Posted on July 12, 2012 by Marco Maggetto

It’s time to think about fall winter 2012. Almost every serious online and non online boutique has a whole new season coming in. I like that. I like to surf the net and see collections again. I like to do the budget, I like imagining myself freezing in snow with this or that coat on. For me the only way to escape this summer fanfare, is thinking about the autumn. Not that I detest summer, but I love clothes. The more I have on the better I feel. That’s why I don’t get nudism, I don’t understand it.  If you want to get rid of your clothes, it means you don’t like them. And, it’s a matter of fact, if you don’t like your clothes you are like suffering 10 moths a year ( unless you own a tropical island). It’s just my opinion and it counts less than anything, and it’s my opinion that you have the best fall 2012 jumper posted above. Continue Reading →

PURO INSTINCT – DREAM LOVER

Posted on July 12, 2012 by Maxim Deluxe

Dream lover is a new song from California dream-pop duo Puro Instinct and is set to appear on a forthcoming EP that should drop later this year.
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