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NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED

Posted on September 30, 2013 by Teresa Cannata'

Make-up addicts like me lead a hard life. When your stash needs to be cluttered, you must be careful with your purchases, otherwise you’ll find yourself debating the invisible differences between two red lipsticks that are actually the same, while you know you’re just fooling yourself. At the same time, whenever a new interesting collection is released, your mind says “I want it all”, maybe because it’s attracted by a peculiar inspiration or a name. Oh, make-up items with appealing names are the devil! They attract you on many different levels and you, poor addict, are too weak to say no. NARS was the first brand who got me with this marketing strategy: it was 2008, I was ready to give birth to my daughter and I purchased Orgasm blush just before being hospitalized, because I knew that peachy-pink blush was what I needed to look human after the delivery. Another brand which always plays this trick on me is Deborah Lippmann: the artist behind the label has been a jazz singer for many years and loves music so much that all her polishes have the name of a song.

Now the famous manicurist of the celebrities has taken a step further in the game of appealing product names with her latest limited collection, Wicked, inspired to the Broadway hit musical Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman [1]. First produced in 2003, it’s the 11th longest-running Broadway show; Lippmann celebrates its 10th anniversary with a beautiful nail lacquer trio which is “as wickedly mesmerizing as the characters who inspired them.”

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GIANBATTISTA VALLI, A BOOK

Posted on September 30, 2013 by Editorial Staff

An unique designer. One of the few contemporaries that can make haute couture, really. Born in Rome but emigrated in Paris, his creations are undoubtedly romantic but modern at the same time. If there was a princess, a real one, she would wear a Valli to go to her debutante’s ball. And here comes the book, Gianbattista Valli edited by Rizzoli. It was not done to celebrate anything and nothing, no anniversaries nor museum spectacular exhibitions. This book is just a sincere view from the backstage, a sip of the process that lead to Giambattista’s beauty and his way of creating that beauty. Written by himself, Lee Radzwill, John Galliano and Pamela Goblin with an introduction by  artist Francesco Clemente, the volume includes booklets with details of Valli’s lushly complex fabrics and clothing. A dreamy must have book.

 

ERWIN OLAF, HOMAGE TO BERLIN

Posted on September 30, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

From my point of you, it’s hard to say if Erwin Olaf’s portraits arouse more pity or mirth. Alone  figures, facing away with either resignation or frowning to the viewer. Profound images, perfectly in light (he’s a skillfull master), almost decadent with a tone of burlesques, a touch of costumed-like past. There is seriousness and mockery, precision and meticulously-planned situations linked between historical and contemporary art. A photographical narrative that delights viewers with large colour prints. For his homage to Berlin, Erwin Olaf visited seven locations around the capital representative of a subjective aesthetic and historical significance. From this historically inspired viewpoint, Olaf gazes into the Berlin of today, known internationally as an unconventional, creative, young and free-spirited city. A must see exhibition. 

6.09.2913 – 19.10.2013

http://www.galerie-wagner-partner.com

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PAUL BATT

Posted on September 27, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Untitled #9  2012 (from the series ‘Demarcations’)  Archival Digital Print 90 x 130 cm. 

www.paulbatt.com

THOMS

Posted on September 26, 2013 by Luca Andriani

His name recalls the sound a ball makes when it bounces on the ground. A constant sound, rhythmical, free, bouncing – thoms, thoms, thoms – always maintaining a steady pace bouncing from one place to another and becoming an almost hypnotic sound. Mr. Thoms is the artist I’m talking about. Firstly writer, painter then set designer, graphic designer, illustrator. He is today  among the people who began to decorate rooms, dusty and decaying areas of the world, of Rome, mainly with a scathing and ironic use of colors. It is well established that some environments, urban places for instance, can become for artists such as Mr. Thoms an immense sheets to vent the imagination and allow a new life. He has ever since participated in events and exhibitions in Italy and abroad and is published on several magazines of writing and graffiti. From today on, you can look at the city gazing upwards … who knows maybe you have the chance to find Mr.Thoms’ work.

www.thoms.it

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SOMETIMES YOUR WORDS JUST HYPNOTIZE ME

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Teresa Cannata'

What’s on top of my wish-list for the Fall 2013 season? A good structured bag is always in my dreams, but I’m currently lusting over a beautiful tiny collection of clutches by Anya Hindmarch. Everything I love of the British accessory brand can be found here – the original patterns, the simple and practical shapes, the exquisite care for details, the interesting colour combinations.

The Courtney Eye Twister Swirl clutch is made of canvas printed with a swirl pattern, and is embellished with Hindmarch’s trademark metal bow; it’s lined in suede and has an internal pocket. The zip top fastening is finished with velvet calf leather and a three-tiered tassel in three different shades of red.
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CUUSHE

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Kyoto native dream pop artist Cuushe  (who recently toured with Grouper in Japan), using her mesmerizing airy vocals as the main instrument, Cuushe composes pop-infused electronic music that is lovable and yet uniquely different from any other song-based pop sounds out there. Together with the delicate lyrics penned by her, the multi-talented cuushe beautifully projects a subtle musical world that is carefully wrapped with sensitive emotion and fragile memories. Her first  ep ‘Girl You Know That I Am Here But The Dream’ was featured Julia Holter, artwork by Rachel Evans (Motion Sickness Of Time Travel) and mastered by Miles Whitaker (Demdike Stare/Pendle Coven). Cuushe now is out with her  first album name ‘ Butterfly Case’ on Flau Records and  you  can listen it on stream  via Soundcloud

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CUT THE RIBBON, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Diane Von Furstemberg was born in Belgium from a Romanian father and a Greek mother who was an Holocaust survivor. Just 18 months before Diane was born, Liliane Nahmias was imprisoned in Auschwitz. “Fear is not an option” that’s what her mother used to say and that’s what the little Diane put in practice, for all her life. Very first example of working girl, wife to a Prince from which she wanted to  be economically independent, Von Furstemberg has not only shown to the world that healthy principles girls could survive everything –  Studio 54, financial crisis, divorces and the supremacy of men in fashion world – but they could also run enormous businesses and share wealth with others. Her ” The Diller Foundation” provides philanthropic support to the community building, education, arts, health and environment. If you now can walk thorough the “High Line”, that beautiful New York garden constructed on an abandoned railroad, it’s also because of the 20 million dollars donation that The Driller made (the largest single private contribution to a public park in New York City’s history). But Diane also sits on the board of Vital Voices, a women’s leadership organization that empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the world (she is honorary director of the Housatonic Valley Association). In 2010 she created The DVF Awards to support four women who displayed leadership, strength, and courage in their commitment to women’s causes. And for those who are skeptic about this super Cut The Ribbon(s), Dolly Parton’s 1981 song “Working Girl” is dedicated to…guess who?


VISUAL POEMS, SEBASTIAN WESMAN

Posted on September 24, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Sebastian Wesman is a composer, performer and filmmaker. “Visual Poems” is an ensemble of short films described as Haiku in images. Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry that Wesman took as a model to reflect on the beauty and the mystery of the everyday life in the city. His eye is very pictorial, he is influenced by painters like Edward Hopper and the films of Andrei Tarkovsky. All Wesman’s pieces were filmed in Tallinn, Estonia, but the universal character of his work make them universal, like filmed in any other city in the world. For the music of “Visual Poems”, Wesman created a choir and a string quartet to accompany and to give evident depth to each poem. Some pieces are accompanied by a solo piano, performed by the director himself.

“Visual Poems” will be presented in different galleries, museums and festivals along Europe, Asia and South-America.

http://www.sebastianwesman.com/homepage/

 

CIGNO!

Posted on September 24, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Cigno started as a company which produced bicycle padlocks. Since those days it has always been considered a jewel of the Italian manufacture. In 2006 it got under the Bernardi company, receiving a restyle and creating a modern version of a retro style. Cigno bicycles are the result of sophisticated design, a perfect combination of chrome frames, elegance and technical reliability.Cigno is synonym of exclusivity, design purity and preciousness. Riding a bike isn’t just using a mean of transport but an everyday use of a great detailed piece of craftmanship. Cigno Seventy is a great example of folding bike and a successful comfort. 

http://www.cignoseventy.it

 

 

TURNING EVERYTHING INTO GOLD (SLOWLY), INA BEISSNER

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Marco Maggetto

Gold is the new black and thank God periods in jewellery are much more relaxed: so there will be plenty of time for you to enjoy this come back after years and years of platinum and silver, the also called “cold company”. Do we need hot and warmer reflections? Absolutely. Jewellery, small, big, fake or precious, should be gold or gold pleated now. Don’t worry about the change, it will last some years. Jewellery designers,  don’t know the rush of lengths or the hysterical changes in the fit, the don’t do jeans basically. That’s why we like jewellery so much, this sort of a separated world where marvelous designers like Ina Beissner suddenly appear. Ina is really young, she was born in 1980 in Lima. Her very first collection debuted in 2010 immediately gaining the attention of press and jewels lovers. Her style is a mix between her Latin American roots and her German part, where she lives and produces.  Ina prefers to explore the intriguing terrain of elegance and distinction but she is also conscious of  the relevance of body art as the insignia of rock ‘n’ roll. Shine on baby, in autumn too.

http://www.inabeissner.com/

 

MAY THE CIRCLE REMAIN UNBROKEN

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

For us she is and always be Corinne The Great! Corinne Day, the British photographer whose pictures influenced the 90’s style and the 90’s perception of fashion photography. Corinne, the longtime and close friends of many of her sitters (most famously Kate Moss, who she discovered). Her candid portraits which we have all seen on magazines, her notable photographs of Moss’s freshness. Corinne the regularly commissioned photographer for Vogue. In August 2010, after many years of health struggling she died of cancer. May the Circle Remain Unbroken is a celebration of her pictures, and her immense self-taught  talent. SUPER WANT.

http://www.morelbooks.com/corinneday.html

CLARA ENGEL

Posted on September 20, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Clara Engel is an independent, multi-faceted artist and musician based in Toronto, Canada. She has independently recorded and released eight albums, and has collaborated with musicians and artists from all the world. Clara Engel recently wrote and recorded a soundtrack for the short film “We Are Not Here” directed by Aaron Mirkin, due out in early 2013, and is currently mixing a new album “Ashes and Tangerines,” due for release in 2013 through Talking Skull, a Montreal-based label.

Follow  and listen her on Clara Engel / Bandcamp

PAUL BATT

Posted on September 20, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Untitled #15  2012 (from the series ‘A Single Line’)  Archival Digital Print 90 x 130 cm.  

www.paulbatt.com

LUXURY OIL? RODIN!

Posted on September 19, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Top stylist and editor, Linda Rodin has decided after 40 years, to create her own elixirs using her favourite essential oils. The result is Rodin, a delightfully and elegant line for beauty and personal care. The exquisite glass-bottled liquid moisturisers are romantic and chemical-free perfumed. The Rodin Olio Lusso is a luxury facial oil mecca and the best facial oil ever tried. It’s simply fabulous and it leaves the skin soft, pacified, plumped and glowing. A cult, and a must-have.

http://oliolusso.com

 

G16, AND THE PLEASURE IN YOUR HANDS!

Posted on September 18, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

Compact or Reflex? Compact cameras are going through change lately, on size, sensors. We must admit,  the market is fierce. Considering my passion for Canon I’ve been dwelling over many different choices. The Eos M for instance, or the new 5d Mark III. It took me some time to decide what to do, being a reflex user. The result was the new Canon Power Shot G16. The camera is smaller than earlier models of the series but still a fairly wedge in the hand. It has an 85 per cent field-of-view optical viewfinder, and a built in wi fi connector. Connected cameras let you share your photos everywhere and anytime these days. Although similar to the previous G15, the G16 also includes a new DIGIC 6 image processor which allows for faster autofocusing, burst shooting, and movie capture. The box is opened. Now I have to shoot and let you know what I really think. Let’s hope for the best..but I’m sure it will.

CATS AND GIRLS – PAINTINGS AND PROVOCATIONS, BALTHUS AT MET

Posted on September 18, 2013 by Editorial Staff

“NO BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS. BEGIN: BALTHUS IS A PAINTER OF WHOM NOTHING IS KNOWN. NOW LET US LOOK AT THE PICTURES. REGARDS. B.” 

In this telegram sent to Tate Gallery in 1968 while a big retrospective of his work was on preparation, Balthasar Klossowski, also known as Balthus, was just following his values. Rejecting the usual conventions of the art world and resisting any attempts made to write a biographical profile about him. His paintings were the only thing entitled to talk and give explanations. Balthus is best known for his series of “dreamers”: beautiful secluded adolescents surrounded by their every day life doing nothing, or reading, or playing with cats. Especially for those who loves the “girlie” way and Sophia Coppola’s Films, The Metropolitan Museum in New York is hosting, from September 25, this small and well edited Balthu’s exhibition of approximately thirty-five paintings dating from the 1930s to the 1950s. Because being an adolescent in the past, it was a state of grace that this master painter portrayed in the best possible way. Dream on dreamer.

http://www.metmuseum.org/

CUT THE RIBBBON: ANDRE ROUSSIMOFF aka ANDRE THE GIANT

Posted on September 17, 2013 by Editorial Staff

This week’s protagonist wouldn’t cut a ribbon, he would smash it! For two decades (60s-80s), Andre the Giant was the highest paid professional wrestler in the business and a household name across the world. Known as ‘Giant’ or ‘Boss’,  his real name was Andre Roussimoff, born in France from Russian immigrants. After his birth he was diagnosed with acromegaly, which caused his body to over-produce growth hormones. As a result, since his birth, Andre never stopped to grow. Knows as a big good man, he loved two things: wrestling and booze. People would say his drinking was of mythic proportions. As famous as Andre was in the US, he was even bigger in Japan.  His wrestling match were the most seen, the best paid. When ill health forced Andre to largely quit wrestling in the late ‘80s, he accepted the role of Fezzik in Rob Reiner’s movie The Princess Bride. Mr. Roussimoff was also in  the Guinness Book of World Records, not for his size but for the world record of the largest number of beers consumed in a single sitting. Officially crowned “The Greatest Drunk on Earth” it even happened that once, Andre passed out in a hotel bar in Pennsylvania, and because the staff could not move him, they had to leave him there until he regained consciousness. Andre died in his sleep due to congestive heart failure on January 27 1993 in a Paris hotel room. He was there to attend the funeral of his father. His body was cremated and his ashes scattered at his ranch in Ellerbe, North Carolina. Sorry Hulk, you won that match, but Andre was THE GIANT!

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DEBUT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, GREGORY PORTER

Posted on September 17, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Grammy nominated singer Gregory Porter is bringing his band back on the UK on Wednesday October 30th for a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Widely regarded as one of the finest singers of his time, Porter will perform songs from debut album  “Water” and his soon to be released Blue Note debut “Liquid Spirit”. An unmissable opportunity to catch one of the jazz world’s best artists.

Ph. Thomas Ball

http://www.gregoryporter.com/

SOME PREFER CAKE FESTIVAL

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Editorial Staff

This year too, Bologna will host from September the 19th till the 22nd the seventh edition of Some Prefer Cake International Film Festival. The festival has always been and will be a fierce glimpse on women homosexuality and lesbian culture. It will be a five-intense-days of delightful exhibitions, dance, theatrical performances. Fifty screened films, two presentations of books, a concert and many meetings/roundtables with writers. Ever heard of Vagina Woolf?

www.someprefercakefestival.com

NE/NO BY STEFANO MANETTI

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Marco Maggetto

There is a whole world of new designers specialized in making accessories but we think that Ne/No by Stefano Manetti really deserves a special mention. Stefano is a flamboyant Florentine guy who studied design and fashion and only wants to design luxury items with no borders at an accessible price. As a passionate minimal guy, he doesn’t like the frou frou, the fanfare, the over decoration. Stefano likes to play with geometry and pure lines and prefers quality to appearance. His bags are made to last, to be worn with every outfit at every hour of the day. As a very first collection, this “universal” ensemble of maxi backpacks, totes and ultra slim “envelopes” is  like a bomb ready to explode. Dedicated to legends of rock and roll, maxi bag in photo above is called Kurt, the collection is entirely made in Tuscany and  has all the allure and quality of an established brand with all the freshness that only a young and talented designer can bring. Loved at first sight here at The Harlow, what about you?  

Discover Ne/No at www.manettineno.it

PAUL BATT

Posted on September 13, 2013 by Editorial Staff

For the next four weeks, The Harlow is pleased to host the photography of Paul Batt. Paul is a Melbourne based artist who explores human presence in the urban environment, often through what is left in its absence. Documenting people, objects and the sites of human habitation, his work looks at the individual’s role within the landscape. Batt indirectly portrays the individuals and groups that have occupied a space by the objects and marks they have left behind. Investigating the inhabitant’s interaction with each other and the environment, Batt’s work and draws on the similarities and differences between the people interacting with the area and the evidence left in the sites themselves. Paul Batt is a graduate of both the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) photography departments
and is currently a PhD candidate in Fine Art (Photography) at Monash University, where he has also worked as a Sessional Photography Lecturer.

Above picture, Untitled #31  2012 (from the series ‘China’)  Archival Digital Print 90 x 130 cm.  

www.paulbatt.com

GREY VILLET

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

Quick, sharp, neat, concentrated photos. Viewers, spectators of the match, of highschool players. The intesity of surprise, of winners, of the heart beating. These are some of the fantastic images of Grey Villet, a master. Life Magazine shooter, purist of the image, genius in capturing moments, words, thoughts and emotions. Villet’s work as a freelance photographer and photojournalist spanned decades and subjects. He captured the human condition, a sample of dayily gestures, the behaviour of people in history. Browsing the web or googling his name will be a surprise and a real meal for your eyes. Bon Apetit!  

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CUT THE RIBBON, ADRIANO OLIVETTI

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Editorial Staff

It’s so good to write about great Italian companies like Olivetti was. It make us proud of being born in this, now messy, country. Very proud of having such an amazing Cut The Ribbon. Founded in Ivrea in 1908 by Camillo Olivetti as a small laboratory specialized in electrical instruments, the company soon obtained a success only comparable to the other big Italian industry which was Fiat (founded just 10 years before). Adriano, son to Camillo, succeeded to his father in 1932 but not only for his successful imprint he gave to Olivetti  he is a cut the ribbon. He off course participated in creating the very first calculating machine able of printing on paper, he also supervised signature writing machines production,  but also because he was totally against fascism, a tireless test driver and a passionate believer of a new kind of  industrial development that can be  harmonized with affirmation of human rights. He believed in democracy, inside and out the factory. Under the impulse of his business fortunes and his community ideal, Ivrea in the fifties gathered an extraordinary quantity of intellectuals that operated in different disciplinary fields pursuing the project of a creative synthesis between technical-scientific culture and humanistic culture. Olivetti believed also that it was possible to create an equilibrium between social solidarity and profit and his idea of a collective happiness that produced efficiency still remains a model for contemporary companies. Not so many years after his death, Olivetti, the company, launched the very personal computer on the market. Type it on your vintage “Lettera 32”, the genius of Olivetti.

CHELSEA WOLFE

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Chelsea Wolfe is a L.A based songwriter and also one of my favorite current artist. She is out with her 4th  amazing album  ‘Pain is Beauty’ on Sargent House Records. Chelsea Wolfe will be touring Europe in October .Check dates , follow and listen on CW.

 

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Keep Calm and Design on! London Design Festival will open its door for the tenth time on Spt the 14th . For nine days, the City will host a vivid celebration of contemporary design. London, the creative capital of the world. Special installations, a broad programme of events, talks and workshops. The Festival will be both a cultural and a commercial event but the majority of happenings are free of charge, enabling visitors to participate, listen and learn. It is a special engagement with the London design scene. It is a special engagement and a getaway to the international creative community.

14-22 Sept 2013

http://www.londondesignfestival.com/

MUGLER FOLLIES

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Professional dancer for 6 years, fashion designer, fragrance creator and photographer, costume designer, stage director. Thierry Mugler founded his fashion house in 1974 creating one of the most unique and never seen before brands. Absolutely visionary, without rules, inspired by future and fairy tales, Mugler is nothing but predictable. As his fashion, as his risky and dangerous photography,  this man, on and off business but always creative, is back with a production in which he revisits the Revue.  An artistic expression that gives him, again,  the excuse of creating in greatest freedom all of his follies and metamorphoses. From 10th Dicember, in Paris, off course.

http://muglerfollies.com/en/

AUTUMN CASHMERE

Posted on September 10, 2013 by Marco Maggetto

I was browsing this Saks Fifth Avenue Cashmere section and found it. The ideal warm thing, the juicy product, the finally “not traditional” good quality jumper. I’m talking about Autumn Cashmere, created in 1993 in the US and proudly retailed by Thycoon American Retailer. Since its creation Autumn encountered the favors of the fashion crowd and was destined to freshen up winter wardrobes, A listeters ones included: from Cameron, till Reese, everyone is in love with this brand that produces great designs at very affordable prices. Suggested and recommended.

autumncashmere.com

 

FORTUNIO LICETI: DE MONSTRORUM CAUSIS, NATURA ET DIFFERENTIIS

Posted on September 9, 2013 by Editorial Staff

When we discover something, we usually want to share it with The Harlow’s readers; there are treasures that cannot be kept secret. One of these, comes from Italy. The man who created it was a philosopher a mathematician a master in theoretical medicine, a scientist and an astronomer. A real fruitful and erudite man. This person was Fortunio Liceti. All thourgh his life, Liceti has been proving knowledge, curiosities,  a “wunderkammer” of  doctrines. He was a renaissance man and friend to Galileo. The Harlow gently invites you to browse and discover his masterpieces. To us, the best one is ‘De monstrorum causis, natura et differentiis’  a study and work on monsters, special creatures with fantabulous engraving and drawings. A pamphlet on humankind in all its monstrous shapes.

AUSTRALIAN IMPRESSIONISTS

Posted on September 9, 2013 by Editorial Staff

For the first time, the story of the Australian artists who lived in France during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is presented in an exhibition of over 120 stunning works of art. Australian Impressionists in France challenges our understanding of Australian art during these revolutionary decades. Beginning in the 1880s and continuing into the twentieth century, many of the best and brightest art students left Australia to continue their studies in Paris, the undisputed world capital of the arts. In France the Australians became part of the large community of French and foreign artists who were changing the course of art. Claude Monet demonstrated his Impressionist technique to John Russell; Charles Conder trawled the cabarets of Montmartre with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; and Vincent van Gogh considered Russell a friend. In France, Australian artists engaged in personal and artistic exchanges with artists from around the world. The exhibition shows that during these years Australian art took place beyond the confines of Australia, and examines how the expatriate artists were part of the story of Impressionism in Australia. Through the inclusion of key works by French, British and American artists the exhibition also places the Australians’ work within an international context of Impressionist art. 120 paintings, prints and drawings from major public and private collections around the world. 

@Victoria National Gallery until Oct. the 6th.

HOLD IT WITH REGARD, CHRISTOPHER STRIBLEY

Posted on September 6, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Third work by Christopher Stribley. Title: When Mamma Was Moth.

 

WOMEN, AVEDON

Posted on September 5, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

On September 5th, Gagosian London will open  a selection of photographs from The Richard Avedon Foundation. The exhibition presents a selection of photographs from the 1960s and 1970s, specifically focusing on images of women in motion, a leitmotif of Avedon’s fashion photography. Veruschka, Malgosia Bela and Gisele Bundchen, Twiggy, Ingrid Boulting,  Avedon’s images established new benchmarks in the history of fashion photography. See you on the 5th then!

www.gagosian.com

 

THE GOODHOOD

Posted on September 5, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Retailing is an Art  that British posses in their DNA, there is nothing you can do with that. No matter where you go, they do it better. Between classic web shops, many are Harlow’s favorites since 2000,  we’d like to introduce The Goodhood Store. Born in Hoxton, Shoreditch  in 2007 as a  self founded project devoted to well designed clothing collections and objects from around the world, the store follows a simple and neat policy. Independence, exclusivity and quality….and fun because TGS is also young and funny, sporty and extremely contemporary,  and off course never boring. In London or online you will find the best Indie brands but also a fantastic self produced line called Goods by Goodhood featuring amazing pillows and other simple and essential objects. The Goodhood has been nominated for the London Lifestyle Awards 2013. Pay a visit.

goodhoodstore.com

 

Photo Goodhood Team.

JESSY LANZA

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

The Canadian Jessy Lanza has a background as a singer and skilled piano scholar, and the duo share a mutual love of collecting the old hardware synths and drum machines that grace this collection of songs.  Jessy Lanza’s debut album , ‘ Pull My Hair Back ‘,  co-written with Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys ia a 2013 flagship for what electronic pop could sound like, stripped of bloated , behaviourist impulses that treat listeners like lab rats. Follow Jessy Lanza on Twitter.

 

 

 

CUT THE RIBBON: MARIA FéLIX, LA DOñA!

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Editorial Staff

Mexican actress, icon, leading lady of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She was commonly known, particularly in her later years, by the honorific La Doña. Strong temperament , María Félix was discovered by businessman Fernando Palacios in Mexico City while walking in the street. The Calderón Brothers, famous film makers in Mexico, led her to Hollywood. She worked in the US, Spain, France, she married three times but she had just one child. She also had several unmarried partners, including the painter Diego Rivera who in 1949, painted a portrait of her. She later classified as “muy malo” (“really bad”). In fashion, La Doña was dressed by designers like Christian Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Balenciaga. The House of Hermès designed extravagant creations just for her. She was a noted collector of fine antiques, favoring pieces like her famous collection of Second French Empire furniture. She was also a jewellery connoisseur and had an extensive jewelry collection .In 1968, she commissioned a serpent diamond necklace from Cartier Paris as she loved reptiles. The result was a completely articulated serpent made out of platinum and white gold and encrusted with 178.21 carats of diamonds. Continue Reading →

WHY WE BROKE UP

Posted on September 3, 2013 by Anna Torossi

As nothing compares to very first love emotions – those feelings that will last forever, no matter what; that naive belief that everything is possible, mainly in the name of love – I think that nothing hits as hard as its end, in particular when “you should have known”. And “WHY WE BROKE UP” is a cruel book because it makes you feel all that again, and it does it in such a good way that it actually breaks your heart again, even if you are a so-called adult.

The book is a long letter that Min writes to Ed, to accompany every one and single object that marked their story, from the first time they spoke to the inevitable end. And not only every object is a step in their love, but it’s also a reason why their love end was inevitable. You can’t help but being trapped by this book, even if you know it will end badly, and still, you will not be able to stop reading it, because it’s written in such a way that it will make swirl into this beautiful and oh-so-realistic story. I’ll never forgive Daniel Handler for making me ache so bad, but I also have to thank him. Sometimes we tend to forget who we were and what we felt, but that is actually the substance we are made of and if we find something that is able to make us feel such emotions, that makes us feel so ALIVE, than, we should keep it as treasure. That is why I’m recommending this book to everyone. Why We Broke Up, turned out to be as precious as a rare gem to me and I hope it will do the same effect on you.

FEEL THE BEAT! MOMENTUM ON-EAR

Posted on September 3, 2013 by Editorial Staff

No summer please don’t end. We want to travel more, we want the light on! The Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear are beautiful and compact headphones. The concept of Sennheiser’s acclaimed MOMENTUM gets  lighter, smaller, refreshingly fashionable while staying true to its purist philosophy and dedication to high performance in sound and style. The Momentum uses natural products , leather ear cups and stainless steel bands. This model is available in classy colors and are precious for traveling, home kicking backs, sport. To us? An endless summer!

sennheiser.com

 

NOW!

Posted on September 2, 2013 by Editorial Staff

NOW! is an exhibition created by a collective that aims to introduce works of four Italian artists under 35. Held in Ferrara at Ex Refettorio Complesso San Paolo, its main focus is to  promote female voices of the Italian contemporary panorama. Ludovica Carbotta, Silvia Giambrone, Laurina Paperina, Elisa Strinna are the magic four selected to leave a trace in a historical, and social,  moment in which young creativeness hardly emerges and where thier generation’s  voice  is often kept low and quiet by the art world. The exhibition doesn’t want to circumscribe the aesthetics dimension of emerging art but want to endorse its differences in the linguistic approach and in stylistic grammar. NOW! is created to stimulate some reflections on the many-sided, and never enough celebrated, “contemporaneità Italiana!”.

Photo: Silvia Giambrone, 8 novembre 2011, 2011

 

NOW! – Ex Refettorio del Complesso San Paolo, Ferrara  4 – 27 october 2013

GUTS AND GUILE: THE BERLIN GEEKETTES’ JESS ERICKSON

Posted on September 2, 2013 by Kimberly L. Bryant

Geekettes is about encouraging women to have the guts to speak up and say I’m not satisfied with the status quo and I want things to change and I deserve it.” – Jess Erickson

Smart n’ savvy, The Berlin Geekettes  are a group of female change-makers out to conquer the tech world one code at a time. For women who love technology and big-thinking, the Geekettes serves as a healthy support system of friendly ladies who know their stuff and want to help their fellow peers succeed in the business and tech industries. Founder Jess Erickson  is a globe-trotting entrepreneur who saw a glaring need to encourage more women into leadership roles. The Geekettes are changing Berlin’s young, male-dominated start-up scene into the new hot-spot for female techies to flourish.  The Geekettes not only offer a strong support system of like-minded women, but also organize events, conferences, and mentorship programs . The group’s spread is wide and with Jess at the helm there’s no doubt they’re going to continue shaking things up for the tech startup scene. Jess’s passion for women entrepreneurs has even caught the attention of people like Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Skyping from Betahaus, one of Berlin’s many start-up hubs, Jess took some time to talk with me about Sheryl, The Geekettes, and the art of public speaking.

 KB: What is your intention with Berlin Geekettes?

JE: I’m trying to create a healthy, natural, organic way of encouraging women to get into leadership roles, to found their own companies, to master code, to do things that are typically male-dominated, and do it based on their own volition and their own desire to want to be a part of it. As long as the women appreciate it and there are more and more women joining, I think that’s valid enough reason for  me to continue doing this and really pushing the initiative. Continue Reading →