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A Conversation with Chris Gill

One of the first things that drew me to poetry was how hard it is to actually define. To me, poetry is a way of seeing the world far beyond its literal form. It is a form of art, in the sense that it comments on the world and provokes emotions from within that help […]

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Hella Jongerius: Misfit

I have had my hands on Hella Jonegerius‘ new title for about a month now, but I must say — I needed some time to absorb it before I just came on here and started writing about it. You see, Misfit is really unlike any other art book I’ve browsed; rather it’s beauty is found in it’s […]

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Uomini by Mariano Vivanco

My copy of Uomini by Mariano Vivanco arrived a little over a week ago now. The stunning collection of man candy is the must have book for gay men everywhere for 2011, and I’m sure a few women too. This belongs on your coffee table.

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Power Dressing: First Ladies, Women Politicians & Fashion

My mother taught me to never talk about two things — politics, and religion. I usually stand true to this belief, and avoid any type of convo regarding the two. When it comes to the politics of fashion however, I am right there with the best of them. So when Merrell Publishers recently sent me […]

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Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

Pleats, please! I have always been fascinated with lines, cut and silhouette. If you’re interested in fashion or design, I suppose this is just a fundamental part of understanding how different materials and textiles flow and relate with the design — whether they be for clothing, or otherwise. Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to […]

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Whose Hair?

The thing about being a public figure, is you become easily recognizable. Sure, many are famous simply for changing up their look — but it takes a real personality to be able to rock the same ‘do for several decades — and actually get away with it. From Anna Wintour, Russell Brand, Princess Dianna to […]

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Creative Space: Urban Homes of Artists and Innovators

Ever wonder what it would be like to visit Nicola Formichetti‘s London flat? How about stopping in on graffiti artist Fafi in her rebuilt Paris loft, or even Ryan McGinness and Wes Lang in New York? Jaybo and Lucio Auri in Berlin, or hottie Architecture author and critic Lukas Feireiss‘ awesome space in Kreuzberg? Better still, […]

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New Shoes: Contemporary Footwear Design

When I unwrapped the plastic wrapping from my preview copy of New Shoes: Contemporary Footwear Design by Sue Huey and Rebecca Proctor, I knew I was in for a real treat. This upcoming mini-edition republication (Laurence King Publishing, April 2011) of the hardcover published earlier this year is a great little book for the footwear fiend […]

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Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books

Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books is a compilation of some of the best design books published in the last 100 years — from classic graphic design manuals from László Moholy-Nagy and Josef Müller-Brockmann, to the likes of A.M. Cassandre, Alexey Brodovitch, Stefan Sagmeister, and Peter Saville. For the ultimate fan of print — it’s all […]

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Very Small Cafés & Restaurants

It’s no secret — I love to travel. Whenever I’m away somewhere, one of the most memorable parts of the experience surrounds the restaurants and cafés I stop in for a mid-day rest, or tuck into my evening entrée. When you’re on vacation, eating out is certainly a large part of the novelty, and for […]

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