Rankin. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock for the past 2 decades. If you have, here’s the skinny: fashion photographer extraordinaire, co-founder of Dazed & Confused, loved by (and married to) supermodels all over the world, a little bit naughty, slowly turning artist and cool enough to go by just one name (John Waddell just doesn’t sound as good, does it?). Over the past years, the famed photographer has shot the Swatch […]
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You may remember that a few weeks ago I was invited for a sneak preview of new concept store Guts for Garters (see post here). I immediately fell in love with the quirky selection of items the founders Rachel and Cassie had chosen. Guts for Garters is a wonderful mix between art, design and fashion, curated like a gallery and always based around a certain theme, which is “The Royal We” for its first few weeks. Although after the preview […]
Last night I was invited to go to the opening of the new (and first) exhibition at the Orange Dot Gallery on photographs taken with Hipstamatic, the popular iPhone app that allows you to take analog-looking pictures with the many different effects. As a personal Hipstamatic user and fan, I just loved the idea. The 157 on display pictures aren’t taken by artists either – they are all by fans just like me, taken from Hipstamatics, a blog where everyone […]
I somehow managed to twist my ankle for the second time in 2 weeks this weekend, and now can’t walk yet again, so it looks like all of my Christmas shopping will get done online this week! With just over a week away to the big day, it’s time to get those orders in, so here are a few more gift guides for some last minute gift ideas! This one has some original ideas for the art lover… Happy shopping! […]
Most of last week was spent going to art-related events, like going to the opening of Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park. The preview is the best time to go, because it’s relatively quiet and you can actually have a good, up-close look at the works. Frieze is HUGE – it’s several tents packed with the world’s biggest galleries flogging their artists, so you need a good few hours to do it all. I went several times, because I like […]
Butterflies by Manolo Valdés Now that the Fashion Weeks are over, it’s time to make way for the ‘art weeks’. There’s Frieze Art fair in London, FIAC in Paris, Art Basel in Miami, the Armory Show in New York, to name a few. Just like the fashion crew travels the world to attend Paris, London, New York and Milan, the art crowd does the same for these events. Earlier this week I went to the opening of Frieze Art Fair, […]
What is it with women and their dolls? It’s like we can’t ever seem to grow up, forever stuck in our Barbie-phase, except that now we dress them up in Louboutins instead of those cheap plastic shoes. Well after the huge success of The House Of Dolls at the Barbican in London nearly two years ago, Viktor and Rolf are also back with some more miniature goodness. This time on a slightly smaller scale, the dolls will be on display […]
I always love it when someone takes a complete classic, mixes it up and creates something even better out of it. And that’s exactly what young Dutch product designer Pieke Bergmans did with the Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle. The bottle looks as though it’s been melted, almost molded into something new, but still very true to its original shape. A true little artwork! Wouldn’t it be amazing if Chanel made a limited edition range out of this? I’d give […]
One of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite artists. This is what Dan Flavin famously wrote in an article in Art International in 1987 when asked to explain his art. “It is what it is, and it ain’t nothing else.” No bullshit, just what it is. Also applies to just about everything else in life.
Just like pretty much everyone else on the planet, I just love Fashematics. It’s clever, funny, yet so damn simple. After the post I did earlier this week on Balenciaga‘s amazing AW10 shoes, a friend of mine who works in art pointed out how the heels reminded him of a Jan De Cock sculpture. I have to agree, I can definitely see a lot of De Cock’s trademark use of assembled materials and textures in there, so there you go […]
The Apartment Project is the first exhibition curated by 24 year old Laurence Dujardyn. As she prepares to head back home to Belgium after a year of studying in London for her MA at Sotheby’s, Laurence decided to do so with a bang, and she will be hosting and curating her first exhibition in her own apartment on trendy Broadway Market. She carefully selected 11 recent graduates from art schools in London (Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art […]