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Posted on March 29, 2013 by admin

Italian, after studying in Paris, she takes part to several artist-in-residency: from 2007 to 2010 she lives in New York, initially invited by HSF by MA, and here she realizes On the Block. Harlem Private View. The project meets great interest and is published in 2010. Between 2010 and 2011 it is exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Lissone and Barcelona. To join Mongin Art Space she leaves for Seoul, where she focuses on the interesting environment of Korean Master Craftsman. In 2011, with the support of Fondazione Credito Valtellinese, she presents and publishes a research on her family history, called Passato Prossimo, a multimedia project. Her work was included in the exhibition Thanks to Luigi Ghirri & Italia Emerging Photography at Espace Photographique de l’hôtel de Sauroy in Paris within the Mois de la Photo 2012. The same year she is one of the winners of the Shanghai Prize and she lives, works and exposes in China. She joins Nature Humaine residency 2012-2013: the result is published by Filigranes Editions and Nature Humaine in May 2013. Her work has been exposed in many solo and group exhibitions and published in several catalogues.

In her statement she has declared:

I’m a photographer with a preference for square format (2¼x2¼ inches colour film), for long I concentrated on interiors characterized by strong stories happening there. I perceived my photos as portraits without people: the human presence remained and the trace of it was the main focus of my research. I then started to work in panoramic medium format, keeping colour film as my technical choice and including portraits. I added sound and video works to create multimedia installations. Within different situations, in my series things are just about to disappear. Changes just happened or will happen soon. The heritage from the past is central. Banal gestures, everyday sounds and scenes, one family history…. small stories to evoke deep feelings. Time and understanding are essential to accomplish my work that is usually the result of a longlasting project. Over the past few years, audio and video work took an important role in my practice while book making and installations became the goals of all process.

The Harlow is proud to feature Susanna Pozzoli’s photography for the next 4 weeks. The top image (titled Handmade) is from the series Handmade – Korean Way made during my residency at Mongin Art Space, Seoul, South Korea, 201o. Courtesy of the artist and Mongin Art Space, Seoul


Posted on March 28, 2013 by Marco Maggetto

Blue is the color of the sky, ocean, sleep, twilight. The ancient Egyptians used it to represent heaven. Blue also has religious meaning since it’s the color of the veil of  the Virgin Mary. Inspiration, sincerity and spirituality, blue is often the chosen color by conservative people and it’s famous for being a calming color. Black instead is the color of night, mystery, unknown. In color psychology the meaning of the color black is protection from external emotional stress. It is famous for being used by people who want to hide or want to create a  barrier between itself and the outside world. I’m not a conservative nor someone that get easily calmed down by a color, but I always like the combination of blue and black. Originally a bad taste sign, they were too similar too be paired, the two colors together were banned from every possible matching combination until Miuccia Prada decided, in mid 90ies, that they were not only a spectacular combination but also the new minimalist sign, the perfect hybrid.  Since Mrs. Prada broke that rule, designers have played largely with “the duo” but it’s Phillip Lim 3.1 with its 2013 Spring Summer collection that won my personal award and trust. His fresh and graceful way of balancing sport and formal get an historical benefit with the use of these two beloved colors. Have a look at the entire collection or stop by and touch it to discover the poetry of the two masters. Duality, differences, similarity: discover the moment when the two twins were separated and suddenly re united.

Above, milkshake of Phillip Lim 3.1 SS 2013


Posted on March 28, 2013 by admin

Antoni Arola is nowadays one of the most outstanding figures in Spanish design. His work is characterized by its great versatility, which has allowed him to fulfill brilliantly the design either of a perfume bottle or of his renown lamps. Arola’s first experience in the lighting field was in 1994, when he designed a series of lamps. In 1997, he designed the Nimba lamp for Santa & Cole, a lamp with a shape of a light halo that received the ADI-FAD Award. Fascinated by Africa and by the extraordinary designs of satellites and spaceships, his work is pervaded with the subtle influence of shapes and icons of other cultures. Nimba is a circle of light which floats like a halo. The Nimba lamp consists of a metallic frame which is inserted a diffuser shade which stores a series of small Xenon light bulbs. This luminous circle is suspended by three copper cables. Made up of a suspended circular metal profile with the audacity of a white inner shade, it owes its name to being “like the nimbus or aureole of holy images, which may be seen, but are not there”. Designed for architectural lighting, into an extremely subtle, almost celestial indoor lamp offering an extensive, non-aggressive luminous radiation. Simply beautiful design!

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Posted on March 28, 2013 by admin

‘A Humanist Gaze’ is the very first European retrospective by Joseph Rodriguez held until the 6th of April at The Hardhitta Gallery, Cologne. Joseph Rodriguez is a documentary photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He studied photography in the School of Visual Arts and in the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography in New York City. From prostitutes in Mexico, to jailbirds in Zambia, to pilgrims in Romania, he always present genuine extracts from his life with a poetic realism and sincere eye.

“The camera saved my life. Photography became my addiction and replaced the other one”, says Joseph Rodriguez, who was released from jail in 1960s Brooklyn for the second time at just 20 years of age. The people he photographed weren’t strangers to him.

The Hardhitta Gallery was founded in 2010 by Bene Taschen, ‘A Humanist Gaze’ is their fourth exhibition.

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Posted on March 27, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

Sister Crystals are  boyfriend/girlfriend dream-pop duo once known as The Magic City. ‘Little Bits ‘ EP is out on Feeltrip Records. ‘For So Long’ is the first single from their debut album that will be out late Spring 2013. Check them out!

Sister Crystals

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Posted on March 27, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

Sometimes it’s hard describing a feeling we can have while staring at images. It’s a captivating and personal moment, a second of brain thundering. It’s hard to describe Darcy Padilla’s photography. Many are the reasons. First of all, her photography is real. In terms of harsh, cruel, hypnotic, sharp, sublime. I once had the chance to stare at her pictures and feel disturbed in a positive way. Her projects are a one way ticket to phatos, to teardrops, to the core of life, welfare, poverty, diseases. Padilla is a photojournalist and documentary photographer living in San Francisco, California. Altrough  her career she has achieved many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award, the Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, the Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, and a previous World Press Photo award, in 2011. What made her famous  is actually her best-known project, The Julie Project, the epic story of the life and death of a woman, named Julie. The project spanned for 18 years, starting with a chance encounter and providing an in-depth look at poverty, Aids, and social issues affecting American society. It’s a pleasure to introduce her photography on The Harlow and I really invite all the readers to discover and feel with her photography. It’s a sane meal for thought.



Posted on March 26, 2013 by admin

The Snack, a national sport no matter where you live. We love it, we do it, we need it and  doctors say it’s good to break starve, off course it just depends on what you eat. Plenty of opportunities to gulp down something healthy. Plenty of snack bars here in Europe, but you know what, they all taste like bird seeds when the intent is to be good to your body. Just try one of the all American KIND bars and you will be conscious of the fact that in the old continent there is something missing: a great, magnificent in taste, healthy snack bar like that. Take the KIND Pomegranate Blueberry Pistacho + Antioxidants for example with its bold and delicious taste, it contains 50% of the daily intake of Vitamins A, C and E, which fight free radicals and help maintain the immune system and a fabulous skin. All KIND products are gluten free, good source of fiber, cholesterol free, low in sodium and also Kosher. Sold in American airports, supermarkets, delis, the occasion to break starve with the KIND philosophy is always easy across the ocean. We at The Harlow are just waiting for our continent to be conquered by its healthy deliciousness.



Posted on March 26, 2013 by Flan

“You want a child?!” Miele’s voice is drowned out by the screeching of her own bike’s breaks as she abruptly stops right in the middle of the bridge. “Come on, keep going. No, I didn’t mean…”, you try to reply defensively. “I was… I was just suggesting that it would be nice to have a child with Pietro.” You too are on a bike: you finally bought one to add a bit of speed to your daily wanders in Rome. It might be spring’s fault and the consequent bouts of hormones, or you might really be falling in love this time. Crazy how things change: a couple of weeks ago you were hastily running  out of his apartment while now you cannot stop thinking about the minute you will cross that same doorstep in the opposite direction – to enter his perfect apartment. Your deep longing for his place has been reinforced by the fact that he has stopped taking you out altogether and you only see each other in his apartment. “Aren’t things proceeding a bit awkwardly? You already behave like a married couple.” Miele adds while she is happily skidding on the white granite surface of the riverbanks. But then she decides to stop, turn and say: “You realize you are not in love with this guy, don’t you?” You sigh. Of course, you do. After all, you are the same one who ran away from his apartment once and told him twice that you should stop seeing each other. You just keep going back to him for that feeling you get after a couple of days: it’s like you can’t breath if you don’t see his muscular and toned body. Now you know how most men feel, the ones obsessed with breasts, and why they keep dating hideous or dumb girls simply for their huge rack. It is almost impossible to say goodbye to his perfect body, even if his cold and heartless attitude often gives you the shivers. And while you’re still sighing at these very complicated thoughts you get a message from him: “Stuck in traffic. Won’t be back for dinner. Call you tomorrow.” You sigh even more deeply this time. No need to decide anything today, nor tomorrow. “Let’s keep moving”, you shout while you cycle as fast as you can admiring the shimmering waters around the Tiber Island. It’s almost dark, the only way to beat time is to keep moving. A cute guy is cycling by you, you try to keep up with his speed, but soon enough you are left behind. Miele runs fast and catches him, they exchange a couple of lines then he is off, faster than the two of you put together. Miele shrugs and whistles while she waits for you to catch up with her. Don’t be fooled, you say to yourself, it’s not who runs after whom that matters. What really matters in love is speed.


Posted on March 25, 2013 by Anna Torossi

You don’t have to be a close friend of mine to know that I love dresses with great details, even though I don’t have too many occasions to wear them. Vivetta got my eye when I saw one of her hands collar top, a tiny, yet unique and particular detail  that made me want to know more about this designer. And that’s how I became obsessed. All Vivetta’s garments look like they could be worn by someone living in a world made of candies and inhabited by unicorns. I think they are perfect to bring some color and a smile in our lives full of worries. Looking at the new collection, the hands collar and the optical illusion dress are great, simple, yet so particular and chic. One of my personal favorites is the light blue dress with the skirt blended with yellow and pink, but the one I love the most is the sparkly dress with the bow hinted on the bodice. When I see this dress I imagine a great party in a beautiful country house, being ready to chat and dance with friends all night long. Wouldn’t it be perfect?  If you love details and vintage inspired dresses with a contemporary twist, Vivetta’s fashion is just what you’re looking for.


Posted on March 25, 2013 by admin

Many of you surely know how to cook and enjoy cooking. Many of us, like me by chance, hate cooking. It doesn’t mean having no taste or don’t like food. It means not liking spending time in the kitchen, preparing, cutting, mashing, boiling, etc. Technology has helped many of us with a product: the microwave oven and this Cut the Ribbon is dedicated to the man who invented it by chance. I know many readers will disagree on this invention but the microwave has been such a huge invention that we can’t help considering it positive. Mr. Percy LeBaron Spencer was an American engineer and inventor, who in 1939, he was one of the world’s leading experts in radar tube design. One day while building magnetrons, Spencer was standing in front of an active radar set when he noticed the candy bar he had in his pocket had melted. Spencer was not the first to notice this issue, but he was the first to investigate it. The experiment with food included popcorn kernels, which became the world’s first microwaved popcorn. Spencer then decided to get a kettle and cut a hole in the side, then put the whole egg in the kettle and positioned the magnetron to direct the microwaves into the hole. The result was the egg exploding in the face of one of his co-workers, who were looking in the kettle to observe. Spencer then created the first true microwave oven by attaching a high density electromagnetic field generator to an enclosed metal box. In 1947 the first commercially produced microwave oven was about 6 feet tall, weighed and cost too much. In 1967 the first relatively affordable and reasonably sized microwave oven was available for sale. Since there are hundreds of millions of microwaves in use today, it is a kitchen appliance that heats food by bombarding it with electromagnetic radiation. The Microwave oven has quickened our lives efficiently, and has helped many of us, cooking haters.

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Posted on March 23, 2013 by Teresa Cannata'

Leaving the mainstream and following the indie path seems to be the story of my life. I did it when I was a teenager and I’ve never looked back. I’m referring to music, first of all, but it’s a general attitude that I’ve realized is now part of who I am. For this reason, the desire to learn more about the amazing American scene of independent nail polish makers has come quite naturally.

Among the many new names of indie polish, one has recently caught my attention, starting from its name. Enchanted Polish was established in 2012 by Chelsea Rose, a California girl who started selling her products on Etsy. Her polishes – hand-made from 3-free nail lacquer base, pigments, glitters and micas, and not tested on animals – became so successful that she soon opened her own shop and started selling varnishes through other online shops.

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Posted on March 22, 2013 by admin

From the serie Suddenly Last Summer –Handstand (Brian), Phoenicia, New York, 2010

Courtesy of the Artist.



Posted on March 21, 2013 by admin

From april the 27th till September the 2nd Madrid’s Reina Sofia National Museum will host the first retrospective of Dali’s work in 30 years. The Museum proposes a big re-reading of the work of Salvador Dalí, bringing together over 200 pieces from the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, the Reina Sofía itself and even works from the MoMa and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This is the first retrospective dedicated to Salvador Dalí since the one held in 1983 at the MEAC (Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art). The core of the exhibition is the artist’s Surrealist period, with a special focus on the paranoic-critical method he developed as a way to transform and subvert reality. You absolutely can’t miss it!


Posted on March 21, 2013 by Marco Maggetto

Today it’s Spring, the right time for changes has come. Those little seasonal adjustments that need to be done in order to bring some positiveness around our lives can be done. Today we can decide to inaugurate the new season in a bizarre way. Women? Oh they are magicians, they can change the color of their hair or nails but what about men? They could start, for example, with a change of accessories. Since men are great consumer of them lately, they should try to stop buying  woman purses (for instance). Too much “bears” out there with a Birkin Bag hanging on their wrist or elbow. Too many leather bags toted around. Ok, men are normally going in high heels nowadays  but I believe that it’s time to go back to the old “spot” backpack. That marvelous porter that disappears behind shoulders: capacious, discreet, functional, it divides weights on shoulders, avoid metamorphosis in the gait, in the walk and prevent scoliosis too. On the top of  it women’s purses have never been sexy on a man. It’s time to let go those handles and let ourselves embrace the backpack theory. Usually made in light materials, hyper technological, waterproof, incidental run ready, the BP is like a bra, an engineered work of art. At Muji, for example, you can find a selection of the lightest designs with that jap touch and smart price. At  Invicta you can buy a classical “paninaro”  model to color break your looks in total nostalgia. At  EastPack you can go for classical models that have been there since decades. And, if your budget is higher, you can choose the “fuzz” of the fantastic “hard core” printed backpack by Givenchy  (photo above) that comes straight from the contorted mind of Riccardo Tisci. And remember, a BP will keep you grounded, no matter the one you choose. Use no wrists nor elbows, it’s on our shoulders that the weight of life should be carried.



Posted on March 20, 2013 by admin

The Husk Chair is a beautiful and comfortable chair designed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia.It’s a stunning piece of furniture that consists in a simple plastic shell and lots of soft cushions. The chair’s body support can be either fixed or rotating. It has soft cushions of different sizes and colors and a hard shell in Hirek. It actually is a  celebration of softness and the result of a long development process to create a versatile armchair that is both unique in its own right and able to complement even the most classic sofas. Playing on the wide range of colours and finishes of the shell, the swivel base-frame with four spokes and covers, Husk can radically change its appearance, from a single colour to an extremely bright or subtly elegant style. With this project, B&B Italia embraces the theme of ecology by using both recycled and recyclable materials. Luxury meets sustainability and the result is worth the detour, the price tag is approx. $2,700…



Posted on March 20, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

The French Yoann Lemoine is a music video director, graphic designer, and musician born in 1983.  Over the past three years, Lemoine has directed videos for Moby, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Yelle. After releasing many award-winning videos, such as his animation work for “Aides Graffiti,” he released his first EP this past March 2012 and now he is back ,under  the moniker WOODKID, with his first album ‘ The Golden Age’.


Posted on March 19, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

I usually love to discover and talk about brand new widely opened third eyes (i.e. unknown photographers), but sometimes I can’t do anything in front of the neatness of renowned photographers. This is the case of Graeme Mitchell. Born in Manitoba, Canada, in 1980, he grew up in various small towns in the Pacific NW where he studied Literature. He later moved to NYC where he is now based and is currently concentrated on portrait and fashion works. In his hands, photography has immense possibilities, his shots are neat and precise, his fashion portraits are stunning and devoted to display the plainess of the subject. Models, actors, dancers, Graeme Mitchel has a talent for rendering his subjects vivid in clarity and definition. The composition, the color scheme, the most minute expression of a model’s face works towards the overall theme of the photograph. There is no detail in these photographs that is out of place or by chance so that to become an effusing praise for the photographic art.

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Posted on March 19, 2013 by admin

Here is a curious art couple that is performing since 2001.Wolfgang Prinz was born in Germany in 1969 while Michel Gholam was born in Lebanon in 1963. Two different worlds that meet in a neutral place and fuse into one concept of art, and love. The couple live in Berlin where they act in live pieces that contain meditation-like postures which are performed in complete absorption as if in denial of an audience. The artists/performers move according to a choreographed path, from one tableau to the next holding the image for few minutes, establishing a mental, emotional, and bodily rigor. With their postures rooted in painting, sculpture, dance, and film they appeal the spectator’s own archive of images. An open invitation to reflect on the modern meaning of postures, gestures, choreographs that drives public towards unexpected emotions.



Posted on March 18, 2013 by admin

We never did it before. Cut The Ribbon is a colum dedicated to real people but this time Rhoda Morgernstern is a fictional character. So welcome to the land where the real gets very close to the unreal. If you never heard about “The Mary Tayler Moore Show”, you fresh and young kids, this name would totally be non sense but let me just say that it’s time to make some researches and get to who she was. She was the funniest, cleverest and “constantly on diet” girl next door and the very first iconic wise-cracking Jewish New Yorker on TV. She was the beloved “Victorious Loser” and the weekly dose of good humor and wit for a lot of Americans (and European). The Mary Tyler Moore Show lasted a decade but there was a spinoff called “Rhoda” that got 52 millions viewers tuned in to watch “The Victorious Loser’s”  marriage in 1974.  I said 52 millions, do you agree with the Harlows now if we think this is a whole Cut The Ribbon? Valerie Harper, the lovely actress who interpreted Rhoda – and clearly managed the performance in the most natural way- won 4 Emmys, got 1 Golden Globe and has a 4 decades television memorabilia few actors can be proud of. Despite all these years, the young girl working for a window dressing company in Minneapolis and then New York, is still an example of love for life and friendship. A true gold medal that is still today one of the favorite characters ever existed on TV. Get to know Rhoda on YouTube where full seasons have been posted.



Posted on March 16, 2013 by Teresa Cannata'

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a simple and wise saying, something which many creative minds try not to forget when it comes to repeating or improving their achievements. After five smashing seasons, the AMC show Mad Men is back. The premiere of the sixth season will be a special two-hour episode, which will be aired on April 7th, 2013. The creator Matthew Weiner will surely have many surprises in store for the show’s audience, but he will also try to stick to the “science fiction in the past” concept which has made it so successful.

The same attitude must have inspired the creative minds at Estee Lauder, the American make-up brand which teamed up with the show in 2012; the result was a beautiful mini-collection which included pressed powder and lipstick. This year, just before the Mad Men premiere, they have launched the spring 2013 collection, which includes blush, lipstick and nail varnish. Different tones of pink and a spectacular 60s-inspired packaging characterize all the products.
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Posted on March 15, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

“Performance Orchestra: Iconoclasts. Post – Modern Art Pop colliders. Real emotions no lies. Music for your ears and visions for your eyes. Thoughts about life and hope for tomorrow. The  new selection of the leader Jamie McDermott  is out now with the album “Nude” .Follow and listen The Irrepressibles Here


Posted on March 15, 2013 by admin

From the series No Love, Ryan – Knitting, Providence 2002.

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Posted on March 14, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

Look at the nice faux wood effect, typical of the 60’s! This camera was created in 1964, I’m talking about the Zeiss Ikon Ikomatic CF. Ikomatic was a series of compact, point & shot cameras from Zeiss Ikon (manufactured by Bilora), easy to carry around and with simple control. There were several models in commerce and the camera bodies were produced in 2 finishes, either black leather or wood grain, by using laminated synthetic material. The camera’s back was designed neatly, and consistently with the same design motif in using wood grain. It used a 126 film cartridge ,it had  a nice lever to advance film, cock shutter, and rotate flash cube for next shot. The shutter had two speeds, 1/30 sec with flash and 1/60 sec for daylight. The controls were simple and you could carry it everywhere. Nowadays the Zeiss Ikon Ikonomatic CF is a vintage piece but I still believe in the beauty of this saying.. “keep calm and use film!”.

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Posted on March 14, 2013 by admin

In 2013, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) will present the first comprehensive museum retrospective of works by the internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer. Fischer is one of today’s most important contemporary artists, who is known for using a range of media to express the transience of art and, concomitantly, the human condition. Jessica Morgan, renowned curator from the Tate Modern in London, is curating the exhibition, which will occupy a total of 65,000 square feet at both MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from April 21, 2013 to August 19, 2013. Now residing primarily in New York, Fischer is also familiar with Los Angeles where he has a home and studio. Presenting his work of the last decade the show will bring together for the first time his many iconic works from leading international collections as well as new productions. A new landscape within the two unique museum spaces will encompass Fischer’s singular sense of the banal and the fantastical.



Posted on March 13, 2013 by admin

It’s a concept so we will never know if this beautiful shiny little baby will ever be released or not . But it’s so innovative and new that we decided this must be placed among all our favorite items of 2013.  Not just devices are trying to change their looks and functions, there are also watches with a prerogative towards innovation. The Cartier Id Two is pure avant garde: ceramic made, vacuum sealed to increase energy, ADLC (Amorphus Diamond Like Carbon) covered. The ADLC clads all the elements of the movement with an elegant layer of protective black anti-usury, auto-lubricating and provides extreme resistance to bumps. The next watch era is maybe here and we have no doubts this wonderful Cartier (if)  would easily take the place of other mayor classic watches bestselling since 20 years. It’s time for a change, Sci Fi babe!

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Posted on March 13, 2013 by admin

The three friends known as Little Daylight, who peppered 2012 with some of the year’s most infectious remixes, have finally stepped to the fore with their debut/original song “Overdose”. The song, which MTV Buzzworthy calls “A heady mix of Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira”  has taken over the blogosphere this winter with praise from the likes of Stereogum, Perez Hilton, Pigeons & Planes, & Neon Gold, to name a few. SXSW is Little Daylight’s live debut, don’t miss one of this year’s most anticipated acts!


Posted on March 12, 2013 by Marco Maggetto

You know when you go shopping in big department stores, there is someone tending to  “new beat” zones while there is someone who says, if you want my money, you have to be known. Of course I’m a new beat kind of person. I adore new comers, and I like to experiment, I like to take the risks and I adore the never ending research of  big department store’s buyers. They are genius. They sometimes order things that have never been featured in any fashion magazine nor fashion blog risking quite a lot in these difficult times. Anyway, the new beat corner this year was full of surprises and among them I picked up this wonderful cotton t shirt that says “PRPS TOKYO NEW YORK”. I was quite surprised and curios about the association. A country, a city, one here the other there. I bought the t-shirt as a reminder, it fit perfectly btw, with the intent of researching more about the brand and here is the story. PRPS is short for Purpose. Every collection is designed by Donwan Harrell that founded the brand in New York in 2002. Harrell is a passionate about denim-wear and a painstaking researcher of  use and traditions of work-wear, military wear, hunting apparel, navy clothing. The result is jeans and casual garments that are created from top quality African cottons, and finished with expert Japanese construction techniques. The free and easy wear, the culture inside the classics of male’s wardrobe, the nostalgic vision of the American life-style with a Japanese luxury finish. All this is PRPS and yes, it was a very good pick. Continue Reading →


Posted on March 12, 2013 by admin

It was 1934, the period of Great Depression, when Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania, showed what he called the MONOPOLY game to the executives at Parker Brothers but didn’t get any chance from this encounter. Darrow was at that time a domestic salesman, and one of many people who, during that time, had been playing a game of buying and trading property. The game’s direct ancestor was The Landlord’s Game, created by Elizabeth Magie. Charles Darrow didn’t find peace and with the help from a friend who was a printer, started making an homemade Monopoly version. In a few he sold 5,000 handmade sets of the MONOPOLY game to a Philadelphia department store.  People loved the game, and as the demand grew, he couldn’t keep up with all the orders and came back to talk to Parker Brothers. The rest is history. Nowadays, Monopoly is still the best-selling board game in the world, sold in more than 100 countries and produced in 37 languages.


Posted on March 11, 2013 by admin

How beautiful was New York these days that The Armory was on. Fairs, openings, art crowd and collectors, all moving  forward in Manhattan: selling, promoting , running up and downtown, closing deals during dinners at the most desiderable restaurants. Of course you have the perception that everthing is there to be sold as it has to be, but for us, no money collectors, is good to buy and store works of art in our minds. For us NMC, such few days of “art world reuinion ” is a gift. They can talk as bad as they want about art fairs, but the only way of divining into contemporary is just that, going to a fair. Among all the artists featured this year, I literally fell in love with Amy Bennet. Her paintings are narrative, evocatve, exquisite. “I am interested in storytelling over time through repeated depictions of the same house or car or person, seasonal changes, and shifting vantage points. Like the disturbing difficulty of trying to put rolls of film in order several years after the pictures have been taken, I hope the collective images suggest a known past that is just beyond reach. I intend for the tiny scale to enhance an urge for more information. Similar to a memory, they are fictional constructions of significant moments and distillations of experience. One of my challenges is to invite the viewer to form his or her own connection and narrative so that he may empathize with the occupants’ seemingly mundane existence. Working with common themes such as transition, aging, isolation, and loss, I am interested in the fragility of relationships and the awkwardness of a group of people trying to coexist and relate to one another. As I transitioned my model into winter, snowbanks of increasing depth seemed to fortify a sense of isolation and quietness. The paintings portray both the magical and suffocating potential of snow, the wonder at its stark beauty and the hopelessness that spring might never come”.

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Posted on March 11, 2013 by Francesca Lanni

No cake is more British than a frivolous Battenberg cake. At any afternoon tea, in fact at any occasion bring out a Battenberg cake and watch smiles all round. There is something cheering about the distinctive pink and yellow squares tightly wrapped in a thick layer of marzipan that no other cake seems able to achieve. Battenberg Cake is believed to have been named in honor of the marriage of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884. Though today many buy a Battenberg cake they are actually no more difficult to make than any other sponge cake as you can see in this Battenberg Cake recipe. Continue Reading →


Posted on March 8, 2013 by admin

From the serie Self-Portraits, Behind the Curtain, Berlin 2003

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Posted on March 7, 2013 by admin

There are two kinds of piano duet, “…those for two players at one instrument, and those in which each of the two pianists has an instrument to him- or herself…”. In this case, there’s one instrument, but there’s a precious ability to play as if there were two. Four hands, two hearts, this is Mad Emoiselle Sarambade. The Florentine duo met at age 10, when the girls were just piano students. Since then, the repertory has grown larger and larger. Both modest, but extremely talented and crafty, Carlotta and Elettra are a duo of notable composers and instrument virtuoso. They are responsible for the revival of interest in private parties with a piano concert, the four-hand performance, an art which began in the eighteenth century and flourished in the Romantic era, the nineteenth century. Nowadays piano duet concerts are an intriguing way of leisure and art, where music meets skilled players and the atmosphere gets sparkling. Fancy some Gershwin or Debussy? Liszt or Mozart? Oh well, get ready to listen to Mad Emoiselle Sarambade!

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Posted on March 7, 2013 by admin

Made from premium cotton twill, the Barbour’s All Over Pheasant shorts are a classic cut chino shorts. They feature all over embroidered pheasants and pointers, a rear button, loop welt pockets and the Barbour branding embroidery above the back right pocket. They are a classic pair of tailored shorts, 100% Cotton in two colors, beige and blue. Aren’t they perfect for Spring or any classic outfit?

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Posted on March 6, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi

Winogrand, has always been acknowledged as street photographer, known for his portraits of 60’s America. Influenced by Walker Evans, or Robert Frank, many of his photographs depicted the social issues of his time and the role of media in shaping attitudes. He wandered the streets of New York with his 35mm Leica camera rapidly taking photographs using a prefocused wide angle lens. Nowadays he is acknowledged as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, a major voice of America’s tumultuous 60’s decade. He photographed the rich and powerful and everyday strangers on the street, antiwar protesters and politicians, airports and zoos. In many of his pictures, humor and visual energy are the flip sides of an anxious instability. At the time of his death, at age 56, there was discovered about 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film, 6,500 rolls of developed but not proofed exposures, and contact sheets made from about 3,000 rolls. SFMOMA will host until june the 2nd an exhibition on this marvelous photographer. Time to discover him!

March 09 – June 02, 2013

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Posted on March 5, 2013 by Maxim Deluxe

HK119  aka Heidi Kilpelainen is a multimedia artist who incorporates performance, dance, art, fashion, stage design, video and music into her work.

The single  ‘Snowblind ‘ is out now on One Little Indian Records .Follow and listen  the new songs from the upcoming  ‘IMAGINATURE ‘ album on UK119




Posted on March 5, 2013 by admin

Speckless lines, clear shapes, brush and paper not dwelling but having a symbolic dialogue. Matteo Giuntini’s art is firecracker. Not too easy to define, not too easy to put inside a box. There’s pop-art and symbolic tradition, there’s happiness and melancholy. This Tuscan artist, from the city of Livorno has been reinterpreting reality in very personal way. Small or big canvases get along with carry-boxes and become populated by intriguing figures, heroes, vintage weight lifters, boxers, tigers, wrestlers. A pop-art reminiscence plays with the rhetoric of heroes, with colored silhouettes and shapes becoming both playful, funny, ironic, and melancholic. Matteo’s works can sometimes be dreamy and his characters are the expression of an imaginary and suspended place where there’s no past or future. It’s timeless. Giuntini uses several techniques and media, his paintings appear on canvases as long as unexpected materials, cloths, sunshades, wood boxes. A fluent storyteller  that melts fiction and symbolism, giving a new direction of life interpretation. Life is not just what we see, it’s the code and meaning that goes beyond.

What follows is a brief interview we had with Matteo:

Who is Matteo Giuntini?

An unglorious superhero

At what age did you realize you would become an artist?

Actually I can’t remember, surely when I reached a very high level of foolishness……..I’m joking! It’s still my dream, I didn’t choose it.

What inspires you the most?

There’s no real subject I’m inspired by, I tend to observe reality, an apparently trivial things, like an hug, a bad Hair, a wrestling match, a news, a song’s lyric or an overheard sentence can be a starting point for a new work or project…I can say that I’m inspired by mere life. Continue Reading →


Posted on March 4, 2013 by admin

Surely inspired by 1957 Castiglioni’s Sella, Town Stool continues the form study in the language of furniture design. It’s a new spin on saddle stools. Prototyped and designed by Gabriel Hargrove, the stool has been 3D scanned and CNC routed. In the prototype, the legs meet a steel bracket, mounting either a custom-made saddle or one of the user’s choosing. It’s a tiny but precious prince charming in the realm of high quality furniture.

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Posted on March 4, 2013 by admin

An artist is always remembered for his works, but also for his life. As many of them had huge personalities, often lived over the top or over the low,  it’s the whole package that makes an artist’s life interesting. Life and works, faraway so close. This week’s Cut The Ribbon is dedicated to David Wojnarowicz, an artist that had lived the full decadence of New York in the 70s. Born in 1954 in Red Bank New Jersey, he was a photographer, a painter, a filmmaker and a performer. Before being a name in the emerging art scene and connected to other artists of that period, Peter Hujar, Nan Goldin, Kiki Smith to name few, Wojnarowicz spent some years in the streets of New York selling his sexual services and in Canada where he worked as a farmer. After his death in 1992, Wojnarowicz has served as an inspiration to many artists; from his scandalous performances, to his paintings, to his films, David was a one of kind spirit, a rebel, a true original.

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Posted on March 1, 2013 by admin

Among all the images we surf daily here at The Harlow, those of Slava Mogutin have a special place in our heart. This  fascinating artist, born in Russia but New York-based is both photographer, video maker , sculptor and painter. To us, his photography is just sublime. His insolent shots appear hot, shocking, prodigious, contagious, pervert, against rules. Since 2004 he is co-founder of SUPERM, a multimedia art team. The Harlow is proud to host for four weeks the images of this incredible man and invites all our readers to discover his art.

Top image, Limber (Marko), New York City, 2010 from the serie Suddenly Last Summer