Thursday, 27 November 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
At Art Basel Miami Beach next month, New York-based publishers Black Frame will present a pop-up book created by artists and designers including Gareth Pugh, Sophie Calle and Mario Testino.
The books will be produced in a limited edition of 4,000 copies.
Visionaire 55 SURPRISE
in collaboration with Krug
The new issue of Visionaire pushes the limits of paper with an issue devoted to pop-ups. Visionaire, the limited-edition art and fashion publication, collaborates with the House of Krug, creators of Prestige Cuvée champagnes, on a new issue themed SURPRISE.
Visionaire 55 SURPRISE features intricate pop-ups by Sophie Calle, Andreas Gursky, Cai Guo-Qiang,Steven Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Alasdair McLellan, Steven Meisel, Guido Mocafico, Nicola Formichetti/Gareth Pugh, Sølve Sundsbø (above), and Mario Testino.
Executed by renowned paper engineers, the issue astonishes viewers with moveable images, three-dimensional scenes, and surprise reveals. The pop-up folios are housed in a dark purple cloth-covered case with a magnetized closure and engraved metal plaque.
Visionaire is a multi-format art and fashion publication produced in numbered limited editions. Since its inception in the Spring of 1991, Visionaire has offered a forum for works by both famous and emerging artists from around the world who collaborate with Visionaire to produce their personal interpretations on a theme, and are given unparalleled freedom to push Visionaire’s original formats.
Monday, 24 November 2008
An up-and-coming producer based out of the UK, Ikonika approaches the tried and true dubstep template from a fresh perspective, marrying bleeping synth patterns and crisp half-step beats in order to create tracks that fall somewhere between Kode9 and Aphex Twin, with a bit of Skream’s knack for melody thrown in for good measure.
CHECK HER DOING HER THING...
Ikonikas second release on Hyperdub sees her unleashing a bittersweet, unhinged, dancefloor assault that combines her disjointed beats and a both comic and sinister laughing bassline, with breezy synth chords that owe as much to the current swell of post bump beats than anything else coming out of London right now. And all this named after her cat, Millie. On the flip, Direct takes it easier, opening with an accordion like synth before a cascade of bleeps desends, and the swollen sub bass rises. Totally lush. Watch for the sublime switch in the middle of the track, the soundtrack to winding down the roof of your space cruiser, and donning shades as the sun reflects off Saturn. Deeply psychedelic off beats from the queen of Hyperdub.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
TOMORROW I AM GOING TO THE MALCOLM GLADWELL, AUTHOR OF TIPPING POINT AND BLINK TALK ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK OUTLIERS
WHERE HE IS GOING TO TELL US HOW TO BE RICH AND SUCCESSFUL!!!
JUST WHAT I WANTED AND NEEDED TO HEAR, PERFECT!
1. What is an outlier?
"Outlier" is a scientific term to describe things or phenomena that lie outside normal experience. In the summer, in Paris, we expect most days to be somewhere between warm and very hot. But imagine if you had a day in the middle of August where the temperature fell below freezing. That day would be outlier. And while we have a very good understanding of why summer days in Paris are warm or hot, we know a good deal less about why a summer day in Paris might be freezing cold. In this book I'm interested in people who are outliers—in men and women who, for one reason or another, are so accomplished and so extraordinary and so outside of ordinary experience that they are as puzzling to the rest of us as a cold day in August.
- Mon Nov 24
- Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington St, London, WC2E 7RQ
I CANT BELIEVE I HAVENT THOUGHT OF THIS EARLIER!!
AS I AM THE ULTIMATE LEGGING FAN, AND FIND IT DIFFICULT WEARING ANY OTHER FORM OF TROUSERS THAT ARE NOT MADE OUT OF 100% LYCRA. I AM STARTING TO STRUGGLE IN THIS FREEEEZING WEATHER. I HAVE TRIED TIGHTS, 2 PAIRS OF LEGGINGS AND ALL SORTS OF ALTERNATIVES. BUT ONLY TODAY DID I THINK OF GETTING A PAIR OF JODHPURS . I THINK THE SEARCH OF THE PERFECT BARBOUR SUB CONCIOUSLY GOT ME THINKING ON THIS TRAIN OF THOUGHT. YA KNOW THE WHOLE SLOANEY PONY KINDASTYLE!!! YES I AM DEFINATELY FEELING IT!!
AND TO MY GREAT SURPRISE I HAVE MANAGED TO FIND SOME BADBOYS!!!
I AM SO EXCITED!!
CHRIS EUBANK STYLE IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!
Situated within the main visual area of both Topshop stores, 2.8m tall and featuring 60 white neon tubes on a free-standing metal structure, the GARETH PUGH Xmas tree dispels tinsel and fuss, presenting a modern seasonal celebratory symbol.
I AM ALWAYS SUPER PROUD TO SEE ONE OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS DOING SO SO WELL!!!
Thursday, 20 November 2008
A ARTY TOWNIE
A BOHO RUDE GAL
A WANABE WELSH WIGGER
A POSH PIKEY
A FOOTBALLERS WIFE GONE WRONG
THE LIST GOES ON...
THE THING IS I JUST CANT HELP THE THINGS THAT I LIKE, NO MATTER HOW SOPHISTICATED, CREATIVE, FASHION I TRY TO BE I ALWAYS RESORTS BACK TO MY GOOD OLD FAITHFULS!!!
WELL I COULD LIE AND PRETEND I DID NOT LIKE ALL THESE THINGS, BUT I WOULD BE LYING TO YOU ALL AND MYSELF. SO I WOULD PREFER TO KICK BACK WATCH EASTENDERS WITH A NICE CUPPER TO FINISH OFF A PERFECT MEAL OF KIEV, CHIPS AND SALAD! YOU KNOW YOU ALL LOVE IT REALLY!
YOUR JUST TO TRENDY TO ADMIT IT!!!
Located in a 3,000 square-foot gallery space, the shop sells limited edition shoes and clothing designed in collaboration with visual artists Rolland Berry, John Maeda and the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, alongside Reebok shoes designed in the 1980’s.
I THINK THE SHOP LOOKS PRETTY BLOODY BORING AND OBVIOUS! TALK ABOUT JUMPING ON THE BAND WAGON THAT ACTUALLY LEFT A LONG TIME AGO!
PERSOANLLY I THINK REEBOK SHOULD STICK TO THEIR FOOTBALL, MIKE SKINNER, BRITISH HERITAGE. RATHER THAN IT TRYING TO CONFORM TO SOMETHING THAT THEY REALLY DO NOT SUIT.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE SUCH STRONG HISTORY WHY NOT ENHANCE THAT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO CREATE SOMETHING FROM SCRATCH!
"THE FASTER THEY RISE, THE FASTER THEY FALL"
SO REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR TIME!!!
(I TRY AND REMIND MYSELF THIS ALL THE TIME)