Archive for the 'Art' Category

Body Speakers

naked-music

This jpeg, cleverly entitled Naked-Music, by way of Geekologie, is a piece by  Bob Turek in a series called Object Remix. 

The body speakers…”As part of my object remix series, this stereo forces the music source into the center of attention and creates a radically new user interface.”

Advertisements

The Yves Saint Laurent/Pierre Bergé Auction

On February 23, 24, and 25th Christie’s will auction off a collection of art and antiques by Mr. Laurent and his companion, Pierre Bergé. The auction features work from Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, and many others, as well as a large group of antique furniture, and home decor. To celebrate this occasion, Hedi Slimane was commissioned by French Vouge, to photograph Laurent and Burge’s home in Paris. 

Below are a few photos of Yves Saint Laurent’s home. 

FRANCE-SAINTLAURENT/

FRANCE-SAINTLAURENT/

 

Notable Quotes from YSL…

yves-saint-laurent

“Elegance is a way of moving. It is also knowing how to adapt to all of life’s circumstances. Without elegance of the Heart, there is no elegance.”

“Fashion is a party. To dress is to prepare to play a part.” 

“All creation is just re-creation, a new way of seeing the same things, and expressing them differently, specifying them, privileging one hithero unnoticed corner, or revealing their outlines.” 

“Women who follow fashion too closely run a great risk. That of losing their profound nature, their style, and their natural elegance.” 

“Fashion pass, style is eternal. Fashion is futile, style is not.” 

Links to Christie’s and Hedi Slimane. 

Christie’s.

Hedi Slimane.

Cuba: A Photographic Retrospective

It would seem that with the Ché movie, starring Benicio Del Toro on its way to release, and the coming 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution, the art world is taking notice of Cuba again.

Like any other prominent photography house, Magnum Photos, features work from around the world, that “interprets people, events, issues and personalities”, which is the real beauty of photography. There library “is a living archive updated daily with new work from across the globe.” And with offices in New York, London, Paris, & Tokyo, Magnum is really worldwide. 

On display as we speak is an exhibit on the Cuban revolution, in London, which hosts the works of older photographs shot before and after the revolution in 1954 & 1959, and up until today. 

Below are a few visuals, for your viewing pleasure. 

par280957

CUBA, LA HAVANA. 

par353519

CUBA, HAVANA -TROPICAL STORM- 

nyc16981

CUBA, HAVANA – FIDEL CASTRO, 1964 – 

nyc20955

CUBA, LA HAVANA – AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER, BURT GLINN WITH FIDEL CASTRO, 1959 – 

nyc27986

CUBA, HAVANA – ERNESTO “CHE” GUEVARA, 1964 –

An Architectural Perspective.

Stair Porn (ridiculous name) is a great website, completely devoted to different types of stair designs. The styles are endless, and the layout of the site adds to it with easy navigation of keywords, such as art nouveau stairs, metal stairs, spiral stairs, etc. The photos are often acompanied by a link to the architect or design firm, as well as information on the location, which serve to be very informative if you find yourself interested in this kind of thing. 

Below are a few of my favorites from stair porn. 

Lello Bookstore, Porto, Northern Portugal 

2237060341_ccb3b9a575_b

2496068092_20b8c7e6f0

The photo above isn’t on the website, but very beautiful nonetheless. 

Stone Stairs, Watkins Glen State Park, New York 

watkins_glenn

Hotel Tassel, Brussels, Belgium 

victor_horta_hotel_tassel_staircase1

Helicoid Spiral Staircase 

6a00e55287333b883400e553b7a5bc88338

I saw these stairs in person at the MoMA a while back, and they are even more amazing in real life. The adjustable stairs were designed by Roger Tallon in 1964. The central column supports the ten steps and disassembles for moving. 

 

Stair Porn.