The cosmos are trying to tell me something today…
The first email I read this morning was my SwissMiss post update which included the mention of Haptic Labs’ Constellation Quilt Kickstarter project. I really am a fan of their city map quilts, which remind me vaguely of my own City Silhouettes project. These quilts are expensive, but reasonably so considering they are meticulously designed by a talented team and are completely handmade. Tons of images featuring the craftsmanship and loveliness of the final products are included on the Kickstarter page.
The next email I opened was the Photojojo newsletter, which included an interesting planet graphic created by Adam Kennedy Multimedia.
And then the Bergdorf Goodman email that I look forward to every day at the same time showed up with a cosmic collection of shoes.
Book of the Day: Tim Walker | Story Teller
Tim Walker is one of the most visually exciting photographers of our time. This book showcases many of his most dazzling images his daydreams turned into photographs, dating from around the last seven years of his career. Some of the biggest names in fashion and contemporary culture are here: Alber Elbaz sporting a pair of rabbit ears; Agyness Deyn in the sand dunes of Namibia; Alexander McQueen and a memento mori of skull and cigarettes; Helena Bonham Carter poised with Ray-Bans and a Diet Coke; Stella Tennant in a pink cloud among the rhododendrons of an English country garden The singer and musician Kate Bush contributes a foreword and Walker himself an afterword, as well as illuminating his pictures throughout with personal observations. This exceptional and beautifully designed overview of a career caught in mid-flow reveals just how much one mans singular vision has influenced contemporary tastes in fashion, beauty, glamour and portraiture.