Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Stuff: Sophie Ellis-Bextor

I've been watching her career ever since she was in theaudience.

Anna Selezneva

ph: David Vasiljevic

New Stuff: The Residents

Remarkably, this classic Residents album has been missing in my collection. Since I'm onto a similar project compiling a faux '25 All Time Family favourites' album, I needed to get this for inspiration.

Milou van Groesen

ph: Richard Bush

New Stuff: The Notwist

A Bavarian band at home home not far from where I live this album has been ranked by critics of one of the best albums of the decade, so I thought I'll check out what the hype is all about.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Petra Benovsky

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Iris Strubegger

ph: Txema Yeste

From my vaults: Rodney Bingenheimer


Nina Agdal

New York

Karen Elson

First Lines: Walter Benjamin - The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

(art: Joseph Kosuth)

In principle, the work of art has always been reproducible.

Lily Donaldson

New Stuff: Suddenly

I picked up this 1954 movie on dvd for EUR 1.99 at the supermarket...

New Stuff: The New Yorker

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Matthew Bennion

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Maeve Binchy


Tyra Banks

New York

Lolita Lvova

William S. Burroughs: My Education. A book of Dreams

So here P am in the Land of the Dead with Mikey Portman. We are sharing an apartment which consists of two rooms with a bathroom between them. Mikey's room is also provided with a sleeping porch. There are two beds side by side and touching each other, lumpy-looking mattresses, throw rugs, eiderdowns, cushions covered in tattered, frayed yellow and gold velvet. Looks like the madam's room in a whorehouse, lacking only an asthmatic Pekingnese. It seems an old German lady with tight lace collar and high-button, black shoes has been billeted on us for the night.
  Mikey is on the sleeping porch wrapped up in a pink blanket. I tell him he should let her sleep on one of the beds. After all, he can retire to the sleeping porch. And I have assurances she will not even remove her clothes.
  "No, I don't want her in here."
  "Well, you can stay on the porch. There are two beds."
  "I might want to sleep in here."
  No use. Death hasn't changed him a bit; the same selfish, self-centered, spoiled, petulant, weak Mikey Portman.
  Now I see a small black dog peeking out of the bathroom door, which is all black, shiny black...with a long pointed muzzle quivering like a dowser wand.
  "Where did that door dog come from? What is it doing here?"
  "Does it matter?" Distilled concentrate of petulant Portman.
  "Door man...door dog," I say.
  He doesn't answer. Obviously I will have to billet the old German lady in my room, which is a duplicate of his room except the beds are smaller.

Linda Vojtova

ph: Tono Stano

The Movies I Watched in June

Beauty Shop (2005)  5
Catch Me If You Can (2002)  7

Dirty Harry (1971)  7

Dune (1984)  7

Giant (1956)  6
Hostage (2005)  6
The Big Blue (1988)  7

Magnum Force (1973)  6
Pane e tulipani
(200)  5
Saw IV (2007)  6
The Assignment (1997)  5
The Great Raid (2005)  6
The Missing (2003)  6
The Order (2003)  3
The Postman (1997)  5
Tomahawk (1955)  6

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Jerry Bennett

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Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Sherman Billingsley


Marisa Berenson

New York

Sofi Berelidze

First Lines: Guy Debord - Society of the Spectacle

In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles.

Caroline Winberg

New Stuff: The New Yorker

Kiko Mizuhara

ph: Nobuyoshi Araki

New Stuff: Prince Lasha

An early free jazz classic from 1963.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Carl Bengtsson


Polina Kouklina

From my vaults: Isabel Bigley