Nice book on feminist painters Lee Lozano, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, and Joan Semmel. Designed by 2×4.
Born in Belgium(1959), Martin Margiela makes innovative solutions for todays lifestyle. He also pushes his models to their absolute peek performance (as you can see in this photograph where they cannot see as they walk).
His recent runway show, during the Paris Spring 2009 fashion week, showed such a focused sophistication (with his quirky signature twist) that those of you who are hungry for clean lines and graphic shapes will want to take a look through in the slide show.
Margiela has also long been respected for his dedication to deconstruction and recycled materials. His ideas are progressive and architectural all the way.
Very different from what I am used to.
Check Rutger´s work ASAP!
The songs by Tom Erickson of Dear Ether are weirdly cool in the best of ways. His lyrics are complex and smart – with a twist, while still sounding quirky and pop. Like much of this country’s great DIY talent right now, he is located in the green city / artist haven of Portland, OR.
You can have a listen at the Dear Ether MySpace page to hear more and show the love.
I love this fashion portrait by Photographer Mike Schreiber. He has the gift of making anyone real.
If you meet Mike in person you can immediately tell he has a way with people. He is friendly, approachable and likeable. This is exactly how his pictures show his subjects. Even celebrities feel like they are just one of us.
Look through his website and you will see some familiar faces mixed in with those you’re sure you met just the other night.
His style makes any person feel familiar and that is what makes his photography… his; old school style.
LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.
Their work is inspiring in that it shares a completely organic vision still accessible through a pretty package… so to speak. Take a look at the links and you will not be disappointed.