Donnerstag, 30. April 2009
Mittwoch, 29. April 2009
Sonntag, 26. April 2009
Freitag, 24. April 2009
Donnerstag, 23. April 2009
Dienstag, 21. April 2009
Sonntag, 19. April 2009
Donnerstag, 16. April 2009
by Chris Cunningham for Gucci
The Sick Muse
My poor Muse, alas! what ails you today?
Your hollow eyes are full of nocturnal visions;
I see in turn reflected on your face
Horror and madness, cold and taciturn.
Have the green succubus, the rosy elf,
Poured out for you love and fear from their urns?
Has the hand of Nightmare, cruel and despotic,
Plunged you to the bottom of some weird Minturnae?
I would that your bosom, fragrant with health,
Were constantly the dwelling place of noble thoughts,
And that your Christian blood would flow in rhythmic waves
Like the measured sounds of ancient verse,
Over which reign in turn the father of all songs,
Phoebus, and the great Pan, lord of harvest.
Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil
(William Aggeler, Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1954)
Mittwoch, 15. April 2009
Montag, 13. April 2009
What to do with - old sequin embroideries...
Thanks to Maison Martin Margiela, a groundless source for DIY-tips. I never knew what to do with those stupid label fastening thingies ;)
Donnerstag, 9. April 2009
I love the contrast between very outspoken, explicit sexuality and a very polished, elegant style. It's like a tribute to the beauty of the craft and the beauty of desire.
"Cubitt's beautiful body of works is a study in contrast of the irregular and irrepressible physicality of sex and his controlled, sleek sense of style. His work is gritty without being earnest or silly, and a playful yet mature intimacy in his approach to "adult play"." (more)
You can find a really great interview-film with him here.
The pictures here are from a serial called "Cream".
Mittwoch, 8. April 2009
The lovers-eye was very popular in the 18th/19th century, were it was common to carry a medallion with a miniature of your family with you. But if you wanted a memory of your secret lover, painters produced lovers-eye-pictures, like those above. In a eye you could see the soul, the love and the passion. And if that wasn't clear enough, a little tear would give expression.