Archive for the ‘BOOKS/MAGAZINES’ Category

VU MAG #3

June 14, 2009

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VU, one of the best photography agency based in Paris, is releasing a very interesting third issue of their magazine, dedicated to cinema. I was caught by the “behind the scene” story by Gilles Favier on 90’s icon french movie La Haine as well as a nice portrait series from Cannes festival…

Monocle / Erik Schedin white sneakers

May 31, 2009

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While going through the new Monocle issue, my eyes were caught by those superb white sneakers by Erik Schedin. They are on sale exclusively on his website which is very conceptual. Ultra minimal, no information about the author just a series of products for sale online with no apparent link (a Pledge Furniture Wax, a Bag made from vintage sail, a ACME Thunderer,…) except the overall clean design aspect. Not sure i’m really getting the message if there is one but one thing for sure: I’m very attracted by those white sneakers in a similar spirit as the white Common Projects Achilles low. The simplest drawing you can imagine with nothing superfluous, like the visual definition of “white sneakers”. Is it a sign (?): they only come in one size… mine…

www.erikschedin.com

diCorcia

May 29, 2009

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I love photography. There is a lot of photographers I admire and will share on this blog but Philip-Lorca diCorcia is undoutebly my favorite. This edition is a catalog published for the exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston in 2007. It’s not the rarest but it’s very nicely done. It gathers some of his best images from all his major series. The essay by Bennett Simpson is really interesting and highlights the dichotomy developed in diCorcia’s work between reality and fiction. Either when it comes to set up an ordinary life situation, or shooting “real” street scenes making them look like they are set up using artificial lighting effects. No doubt his work has influenced such talented photographers as Gregory Crewdson and Erwin Olaf.

Icones

May 3, 2009

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Louis Vuitton city guide: New York

May 1, 2009

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Mon livre de chevet

April 30, 2009

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Mismo Tote

April 26, 2009

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I have always been intrigued by the strange relationship girls have with their bags, like a companion. I have always been the kind of guy who enjoys walking hands free with only my wallet in the pocket of my jacket. Well that was before I came across Mismo bags… So perfect, such a pure design, refined materials, exclusive, it’s everything I like… My Mismo bag is now part of my outfit, my ultimate basic. I love how it gets old and becomes more and more personal. Now I understand…