Friday, December 26, 2014

The Reading List…Polaroids by Carlo Mollino

For people who know the story of Carlo Mollino, the polaroids he took and kept a secret until his death are as important an element of his legacy as his architecture and design.

 

…I don’t know how someone has still not made a movie about his life — HE seems like the most interesting man in the world.

 

(P.s. The Gagosian Gallery here in New York (976 Madison Avenue), extended their showing of Mollino’s Polaroids until January 17th.) The images above however, are from this book.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Christmas Miracle! Tosca’s Kiss, now on iTunes

toscaskissWeb

 

A retirement home…in MILAN!!!…created specifically for former opera musicians.

 

Now if that doesn’t sound like a great subject for a documentary, then I don’t know what does. At the least you have to watch the trailer (link below), you’ll be surprised by just how good their voices still are.

 

Tosca’s Kiss first came out in 1984, and has since been almost impossible to find in the US. It was rereleased this year as a restored 30th anniversary edition (I saw it here on iTunes).

Friday, December 19, 2014

Last Minute Gifting…McNally Jackson Store, New York

McNally Jackson has a great little trifecta of stores in Soho, and they’re all pretty great in terms of gift giving. The main hub is McNally Jackson Books on Prince St., but the shot above is from their very charming Goods for the Study Store right around the corner at 234 Mulberry St. Very sweet and thoughtful little trinkets and study supplies you aren’t bound to find at too many other places.

Friday, December 19, 2014

On the Street…Spice Market & Flower Market, Delhi

111514BikeB4093Web111514Color6B3917Web

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On the Street….Early Morning Flower Market, Delhi

111514FlowerB3746Web

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On the Street….The Side Streets of the City, Mumbai

111014CandyC5557Web

I love that she has a cookie but is still eyeing the lollipops .

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

On the Street….Fashion in Detail, Mumbai

111514MumbaiB6328WebFull

I loved the subtle way this man nodded to the green shirt he was wearing with a matching green stripe running along the bottom of his lungi. Brings up the question of whether a small detail like this is intentional or not. I like to think it is.

 

111514MumbaiB6328Web

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Reading List…The French Ribbon

121514RibbonWebLow

The decoration of choice for an ensemble throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: The French Ribbon (newly out this fall), catalogues ribbons produced out of Saint-Etienne, a town once considered to be the world capital of ribbons and ribbon production.

 

These small strips of fabric added such vibrancy and distinction to their wearers clothing. Although most of todays fashionable opt for a ribbon-less look, these beautiful pieces do not stop from inspiring. Most importantly, they’re a welcome reminder to the dressing of days past.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

On the Street….Mercer St., New York

Monday, December 15, 2014

On the Street…After School, Mumbai

111514MumbaiC2183Web