In 1922, there was nothing to feel more strongly... →
“Later, I gave a brief history lesson about the Straw Hat Riot of 1922. A three day riot broke out in New York City because men were still wearing straw hats in mid-September, prompting mischievous and most likely drunken youths to snatch the boaters and stomp them flat. Brawling and straw hat bonfires erupted all over the city. And they think men are enthusiastic about fashion in...
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs
A giant cockroach is harassing the Style section. I haven’t seen it. Apparently...– A dispatch from the newsroom (via washingtonpoststyle) I had a nightmare the other night that a giant person sized cockroach was in my bathtub. I hope this was somehow the cockroach that invaded my subconscious and that they successfully killed it. Well done WP Style Section.
The Enigma of Joseph Heller →
The Ballad of Shoe Dependency: Nan Goldin Shoots a... →
understanding personal style or lack thereof
On the train yesterday, I thought I should write a book about personal style and what makes people wear what they wear. It would involve interviewing people I don’t understand. I suppose it would come off as quite insulting and I would need to orchestrate a plan so that it is not presented as an attack. For example, yesterday at this same time, I saw one woman walking down the subway...
an afternoon at Barnes and Noble
I love to read and have been repressing an urge to buy an entire library worth of books lately. Today, I broke down and stopped by the Barnes and Noble at Union Square on the way home to pick up some new volumes to add to our ever increasingly overcrowded bookshelves. It’s apparently been a while since I’ve bought a book from this literary giant (Thank you, Amazon.com for your...
Happy 50th Birthday to CATCH-22. Thank you Joseph...
Yossarian looked at him soberly and tried another approach. “Is Orr crazy?” “He sure is,” Doc Daneeka said. “Can you ground him?” … “I sure can. But first he has to ask me to. That’s part of the rule.” “Then why doesn’t he ask you to?” “Because he’s crazy,” Doc Daneeka said. “He has to be...
20 Years, 20 Pairs: Barneys Fêtes the Legacy of... →
amazing shot by Josef Koudelka – MOSCOW →
Steve Jobs looking up at the 30ft Apple logo at... →
What if... →
“Thank a type designer” for individuality of logotypes.
choose your ipsum →
Anyone in publishing or design would appreciate this link.
dknyprgirl: The Squeal of Joy →
seriously… who doesn’t relate to this? dknyprgirl: You meet your friend for lunch and she waltzes in wearing a fabulous pair of shoes you don’t recognize. You are envious. Bubbling with curiosity and enthusiasm you squeal: OMG I love those!!!! Whose are they? (*Note: non-fashion people tend to respond “mine” to this. Fyi, we know they’re yours,…
While this is all anyone can talk about and nobody... →
At the Whitney afterparty @ Double 7, overheard: “I have champagne taste but beer money.” #exactly
"Regrettably, not all bloggers employ the same... →
This article From Fashion’s Collective is so sadly true -to a certain point. And it is mostly because “the low-barrier entry to setting up a blog has always made it extremely easy for just about anyone to join in.” The only endorsement one needs is their own. There is no editor or content director other than yourself. The perspective is yours alone. And yes, these are also great...
Interesting interview with Gagosian New York... →
Photo © Zarko Vijatovic. Gagosian Gallery, Paris.