Regardez: Madonna Raw

So I am sure you remember the Vuitton ads from last Fall that featured Madonna. Well since you are reading this then you saw those raw, unretouched photos from the campaign. When I first saw these it made me remember that one of the world's greatest pop stars is getting old!! But lets look think about it this way we still have yet to see untouched photos from the much older stars featured in the Core Values Campaigns. I wonder what a close up of Catherine Deneuve might look like?


Regardez: Multitasking Minimalist

Being that I have a background in the arts I have a special appreciation for the myriad of forms in which art can be found. I especially enjoy Minimalism,The idea that something is stripped down to the most fundamental features really appeals to me. Well when it comes to computers in my case the Macbook (nevermind the select few who use the iPad) it does not get more fundamental than the mouse tracking pad. It's probably the one thing on my computer that I think the least about. Well Moscow designer Anatoly Zenkov created IOGraph to brighten up the routine work that generally happens on our computers formerly known as MousePath. IOGraph is an application that turns mouse movements into a modern art. The idea is that you just run it and do your usual day stuff at the computer. Go back to IOGraph after a while and grab a nice picture of what you’ve done!
It’s really simple. «I» stands for input, «O» stands for output. And «Graph» comes from Greek “γραφικoς” which means drawing or painting. And there you are — IOGraph made by IOGraphica.

Check mine out. This was generated during a two hour web-surfing session. The big black orbs happen when you leave the mouse in a spot for a length of time and the lines show the mouse path.


Regardez: Viktor & Rolf "Dolls"

The true strength of Viktor & Rolf’s work lies in their genuine modesty, though they are occasionally known for making grandiose statements, with overwhelming proportions. The essence of their work is high-quality simplicity. Take what you see and try to improve on it, sans any idealistic aims or wild fantasies. This is most apparent in there film "Because were worth it" which takes the viewer in the minds of the duo an show the road to the launch of there fragrance Flowerbomb at their Spring 2005 presentation. Viktor & Rolf aim to keep with the traditions of the low countries, in which idiosyncrasies and uniqueness are only valued when kept at arm’s length, and that a humble attitude is expected. Their success comes not from rejecting these conventions, but because they have developed a sincerity in which they test the boundaries of this sham context, exposing its falsehood. Therefore, the duo felt they needed to put their entire oeuvre into perspective.
‘Dolls’ is the result. It is a blend of creative and artistic power, coupled with the modesty which typifies their work. This collection has now found a home with Studio Job, whom they have had a personal relationship with since the 1990s.
- Erik Schilp, director of Naturalis, the Museum of National History of the Netherlands.
The showcase exhibition DOLLS by Viktor & Rolf will take place from May 18th until July 10th 2010, in the new Studio Job gallery by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in Antwerp, Belgium.
Photography by Peter Stigter.


Regardez: Unzipped

There was something so glamourous about fashion in the 90's. In Unzipped, Isaac Mizhahi displayed every cliché of the brilliant yet tortured fashion designer. Legends pop in and out of Isaac's studio sharing intimate moments with the designer who by the end of the film feels like and old friend. I particularly loved the scene showing the backstage turned front of house chaos or shall I say spectacle that was his Fall 1994 presentation.