http://vimeo.com/7638752 If I had a time machine, one of the first ports I’d visit would be the ‘Roaring 20s’. Unrivaled glamour, high jinks, flapper girls and speakeasies make this era a definite must see. Thanks to Claude Frisse-Greene, an early British pioneer of film, the London 1920s had been injected with soft hues, taking us ..read more..
For some rain is soothing, medititive, and (when not caught outside in it) quite beautiful. For the most of us here (having to deal a lot with water) Holland is a country where anything wet that comes from the skies is usually perceived as something negative. For Paris-based photographer Christophe Jacrot this kind of weather ..read more..
To talk about what people “actually” do with the images floating around our Google Street Views, well, sometimes a bit of art. Street art artist Paolo Cirio creates real-life replicas of people captured by Google’s Street View cars, then pastes them into the locations they were photographed. The Italian artist blows up, then prints out the Google ..read more..
paul simenon, the clash, 1981 Janette Beckman has spent decades photographing sub cultures of London and New York. An influential photographer of the punk era. Her incredible work has been brought together in ‘The Janette Beckman Newspaper’, a limited edition, 24 page collection of black and white work featuring street scenes, cholos, hip hop kids ..read more..
Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick OBE today unveiled the major new commission by British artist Rachel Whiteread for the building’s historic façade with the artist and an introduction by Danny Boyle, filmmaker and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Artistic Director. The work is Whiteread’s first ever permanent public commission in the UK and features ..read more..
To celebrate the launch of its new Women’s Designer Galleries, Selfridges has commissioned The Film Project, a bespoke short film collection intended as an experience rather than a conventional exhibition, which are being shown in The Old Selfridges Hotel. Selfridges collaborated with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Comme des Garçons and Gareth Pugh, with each designer choosing ..read more..
The last time the Guardian produced a TV ad was 16 years ago, in 1986. The ad was the well-known and successful “Skinhead” spot, created by BMP, and can be seen here in all its mid-80s Camcorder glory. Now, in 2012, in a totally different climate for newspapers, and at arguably the most important time for the organisation in ..read more..
Acclaimed Dutch designer Mattijs Van Bergen presented his Autumn/Winter collection in London this past weekend. Certainly there was a hefty dose of beautifully crafted avant-garde pieces, but what really set Mattijs apart from other emerging designers was the wearability factor. Who would have thought a navy jumper could so easily be transformed into a must-have ..read more..