Wednesday, 31 March 2010

"If you can look inside yourself, you can look inside anyone!"

"The girl with the prefabricated heart " part of Dreams That Money Can Buy  a 1947 American experimental feature color film written, produced, and directed by surrealist artist and dada film-theorist Hans Richter.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Beauty goes back to basics - Times Online Article

Nick Knight

The idea of burqa beauty, of one veil-like look that can be superimposed on everyone, is starting to pall. 

Monday, 29 March 2010

Vogue Patterns by Steven Meisel

I first saw this Italia Vogue cover and story back in December 2007, where it intrigued me through its layering of colour and pattern.  The photos have a hand-colored feel, while the the placement of tattoos on the models blends them seamlessly into the patterned fabric backgrounds.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

When design specialisms collide

Photographers Van Lamsweerde and Matadin have also worked collaboratively with Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak who make up the graphic design company M/M (Paris).  Their line illustrations are especially effective over photographs and the invitation to Balenciaga Fall-Winter 2001-2 show (shown at the top of the page) is an exciting indictment of the collaborative magic that can happen when design specialisms collide.

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

A new take on face masks and cosmetic indulgence by the design duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, photographers from the Nederlands. These photos were in the October 2006 Visionaire magazine. This is only a selection of photos of the “Decades” Series.

Katsuya Kamo - Flights of Fancy

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Sabine Pigalle and Souper Fin

In the aim to offer a collection of little rituals of tasting,  short moments of pure pleasure, of discovery and shared games. Sabine Pigalle has created some tactful, reserved and elegant movies about the journey of the art of the table.  It is an interesting presentation because if the first bite is indeed with the eyes, then the models acting on the pleasure of food are clearly designed to be visually devoured also.

Sabine Pigalle