Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
Book cover: 'Ode a la Bievre' was made by Louise Bourgeois in 2002 as an embroidered book from fragments of cloth. In the book, she reminisces, through images and text, about the impact the river had on her. Her family moved next to the Bievre in the suberbs of Paris when she was 8 years old (1919). Years later, Bourgeois was to go to that house with her own family only to find the river no longer exist, "only the trees that my father had planted along its edge remained as a witness". (Posted by factum-arte.com).
Friday, 21 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
These images are from the book 'JEAN COCTEAU: The Mirror and the Mask'. A Photo-biography.
A man at ease in front of a camera, he collaborated with many iconic and inspirational creatives in Paris until his death in 1963. His style and sensibility are wonderfully charismatic, quirky and playful yet he truly embraced traditional masculine attire. He was rarely photographed without a necktie it seems and that added element (even to a denim workwear suit) adds something quite unique to his look and visual personality. The blend and mix of pattern-on-pattern in Irving Penn's portrait taken in 1949, depicts a beautiful combination of clothing, yet also of irony and humour from Cocteau's expression and pose.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
After visiting Bob Bob Ricard in Soho last week I felt the attitude and audacity of the 'PRESS FOR CHAMPAGNE' bell at your breakfast table was right up Marwood's street. The humour of indulging yourself in such an audacious manner just shows the wonderful blend of old contradictory British ways... ring the bell first... but then apologise before ordering.