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FOLLOW FOR PICTURES OF TRAVEL, FASHION, FOOD, DECOR & MORE ON INSTAGRAM.
BRIGHT IDEAS FROM INDIA DESIGN 2013, DELHI. PHOTOS BY MARISSA BRONFMAN.
“Joanne Petit-Frere’s idea of defining and envisioning the ultimate 21st century female archetype came through her ongoing design project, Tressé Agoche. The idea combines sculpture, photography, and design, creating these incredibly detailed and strong headpieces. Is there a defining line between any of the mediums mentioned above? Or is art just art? Here we have the boundaries clearly blurred and the beauty of challenging the norm and never settling. Agoche does just that here.”
TRESSÉ AGOCHE BY JOANNE PETIT-FRERE VIA TRENDLAND.
INCREDIBLE LIVE FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS BY VOGUE ILLUSTRATOR JESSICA REPETTO VIA MIDNIGHTDREAMBOAT.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE COVER SHOT OF STORM SANDY BY IWAN BAAN VIA FASHION COPIOUS.
CLOUD is a large scale interactive installation by artist Caitlind r.c. Brown that appeared September 15th as part of Nuit Blanche Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The piece is made from 1,000 working lightbulbs on pullchains and an additional 5,000 made from donated burnt out lights donated by the public. Visitors to the installation could pull the chains causing the cloud to sort of shimmer and flicker…
READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION AND SEE ALL THE PHOTOS ON THIS IS COLOSSAL.
XINJIN ZHI MUSEUM IN CHENGDU, CHINA VIA KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES.
KINETIC RAIN IS AN ART INSTALLATION IN SINGAPORE’S CHANGI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TERMINAL 1 VIA HUNGEREE.
Sixteen years ago Anita Lal opened a beautiful, tiny home wares shop called Good Earth in tony South Bombay with absolutely no business knowledge or experience. What began as a passion project for a housewife who simply wanted to sell beautiful things has since grown into a fabulous and formidable global brand that boasts gorgeous shops in four different Indian cities. Good Earth stores are veritable treasure troves teeming with sumptuous bedding, giant silk pillows, glowing lanterns, elegant and sometimes eclectic furniture, inspired dinnerware and just about everything you would ever want in your home. Though this is no rags-to-riches success story — Lal admits she was lucky to have had (and still have) the financial backing of her husband — it is a story about the passion and perseverance of a woman who had a vision and brought it to life. No easy feat for a woman, in a country like India, who knew nothing about business.
cott Schuman and Garance Doré—two of the Web’s most prominent bloggers, boyfriend and girlfriend, and, as of June 4, CFDA honorees—are living, breathing, August Sander-adulating proof that you can make a career and a living off the nebulous entity called “street style.” Scott stalks the streets by bicycle, shooting not only fashion insiders but kids, rakishly disheveled elderly gentlemen, and everyone in between. “You spend hours outside—it’s like hunting,” Doré says. Her subjects, by contrast, aren’t just photographed: They’re befriended, gossiped with, pumped for favorite vintage shops and coffee bars. If Scott hunts, Garance gathers. “She wants to interact with the person,” he says.
However they may differ, their successes now run in parallel. Doré is considering her first book; Schuman is at work on his second, to arrive this fall. Together, they’ll accept the CFDA’s Media Award, the first bloggers to be so honored. They may object to the label of “street-style photographers.” But they’re a good part of the reason the label exists at all. On the eve of the awards, Style.com sat down with the duo to find out more.
Read the full interview with Scott Schuman and Garance Dore on Style.com
“Life is Beautiful” is an art installation created in 2009 by Farhad Moshiri via This is Colossal.
See more handmade holidays cards from designers on Vogue.com
“Streep has not cared about anything she has done in a long time as much as this, she says. “Because the material embedded in it is a lot of what I’ve been thinking about. The themes in the film, which I don’t feel like underlining, have interested me for a while. And you never see these subjects covered in films normally, and so that was very thrilling.” What subjects? I ask, picking up my underlining pen—women? Power? “Women and power and diminishment of power and loss of power,” she says. “And reconciliation with your life when you come to a point when you’ve lived most of it and it’s behind you. I have always liked and been intrigued by older people, and the idea that behind them lives every human trauma, drama, glory, jokes, love.” She was close to her grandmother, and remembers her saying that her husband, Streep’s grandfather, would be out playing golf when the school-board elections would come up. “My grandmother didn’t give a damn about politics, but she really cared who was going to be on the school board, and she would go out, interrupt him on the eighth hole, and give him a piece of paper with the names of the candidates on it and tell him who to vote for—but she was not allowed to vote. She was not allowed to vote for dogcatcher in her town, never mind president. Never mind imagine being president.”
She has played so many roles in the 35 years of her movie career. She never was an ingenue; when her first film came out, in 1977 (Julia, with Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave), she was 28. In the eighties, the era of Reaganomics and Thatcherism, she made huge movies in a Babel of accents and dialects: The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Sophie’s Choice, Silkwood, Out of Africa, A Cry in the Dark. In 1989, she turned 40. “I remember turning to my husband and saying, ‘Well, what should we do? Because it’s over.’ ” The following year, she received three offers to play witches in different movies. She saw the subtext pretty clearly: “Once women passed childbearing age they could only be seen as grotesque on some level.” But with The Bridges of Madison County (1995) she captured “the audience that were my girls, that I knew they’d get it if we could get the movie made,” hence Dancing at Lughnasa and One True Thing, which were also about “women whose usefulness had passed.” And her last five years saw hit follow hit: The Devil Wears Prada, Mamma Mia!, Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated. That last film, she says, “in the period of Silkwood, could never have been made, with a 60-year-old actress deciding between her ex-husband and another man. With a 40-year-old actress it would never have been made.”
Now she’s 62, playing Margaret Thatcher—from 49 to 85—and the cover star ofVogue. She has such a big laugh bubbling under her serene expression that it finally bursts out as I duck around the o word: “I was joking with the ladies earlier,” she said (when they were having their picture taken). “And I told them I was probably the oldest person ever to be on the cover of Vogue.””
Read Vicki Wood’s full interview with Meryl Streep on Vogue.com and in Vogue’s January 2012 issue, coming soon.
Swami, 1977. Unknown artist; Mumbai, India. Tinted silver gelatin print and poster paint on textured board. Courtesy of the Angela Hartwick Collection.
If you haven’t already got tickets to the ROM’s Bollywood, Hollywood & Beyond panel discussion next week then order now, because they’re sure to sell out! On June 22nd, the night before the much buzzed about 2011 International Indian Film Academy Awards kick off in Toronto, the ROM will be hosting a handful of well known panelists to discuss the global world of cinema.
Says the ROM: “Multiple filmmaking traditions come together on one panel to examine the global world of cinema through the eyes of filmmakers, actors and industry executives as they share real-life experiences and discuss the opportunities and challenges of working Bollywood, Hollywood and Toronto.” Featuring panelists:
Shabana Azmi Bollywood’s most celebrated actress, former Indian MP and social activist
Javed Akhtar Indian MP, award winning poet, lyricist, scriptwriter and screenplay writer
Kabir Bedi Star of stage and screen, best known to Western audiences as James Bond villain Gobinda in Octopussy
Lisa Ray Internationally acclaimed star of Water and Cooking with Stella
Ajay Virmani Acclaimed Producer of Water, Bollywood/Hollywood, International Khiladi and the upcoming Breakaway
Click here to find out more and buy your tickets.
Winding her way through the narrow laneways of dusty Bombay bazaar one hot day, Angela Hartwick happened upon a number of Bollywood cinema relics, and saw something many others had obviously missed.
What she found were cinema showcards — painted photographs made into posters that were used to advertise the Hindi films of yesteryear, which typically would be thrown out once the films disappeared from theatres. Deepali Dewan, curator of South Asian Arts and Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum — where Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s will run June 11th to October 2nd — says of the exhibit “it is remarkable that this collection has survived at all.”
Read the full article on The Huffington Post.