You cannot deconstruct unless you know how to construct. - Alexander McQueen

archive for June, 2010

Fernanda Yamamoto

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Fernanda Yamamoto’s Summer 2011 collection is sweet to both mind and eye. Her debut at São Paulo Fashion Week earlier this month is an interpretation of aerial photos of the city. “I was inspired by the city of São Paulo but looked at it from a different point of view. The clouds played an important role in the inspiration, specifically because I looked at some images of clouds reflected in buildings.”

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Fernanda Yamamoto Summer 2011


Ape and Essence

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

“Ends are ape-chosen; only the means are man’s.”

I love this line. It’s from Aldous Huxley’s Ape and Essence, which I’m reading now:

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Ape and Essence, Aldous Huxley’s lesser-known dystopian sci-fi novel published in 1948.

In Ape and Essence Huxley anticipates the central theme (or rather the central warning) of a book I just finished called, The Dying Self by Charles M. Fair. The Dying Self (1969) is as uplifting as the title suggests and is a loud reaction to the spirit of the times. However, Fair’s hypothesis is interesting, his references are encyclopedic and he uses some creative language. Some choice phrases: “gray intermediate mass”, “Man the Anxious Amorph” and “formal time zero”. Good stuff.

Diego Diaz

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Diego Diaz’s photographs are washed in a dreamy light. The overtones of much of his work reflect the essence of Màlaga, Spain - his hometown and biggest inspiration.

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“Out of Paparazzi” by Diego Diaz