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CULTURE / April 11 2012 10:58 AM

Lady Gaga Hairball Doll & National Hairball Awareness Day

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National Hairball Awareness Day (we didn’t know about this either) is coming up on April 27 and the pet product company FURminator has decided to raise awareness with this, for lack of a better word, creative hairball sculpture contest. Blogger Laura Bennett created this Lady Gaga contender, reminding us about the beauty can be found in eating a bunch of hair and hacking it back up. 

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INTERVIEWS / January 11 2011 10:52 AM

Dive Into a World of Fantasy & Beauty With Lolli Popitt

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Designer Amanda Elle wasn’t originally the type of girl who dreamt of becoming a fashion designer. But in 2009, Amanda launched a couture-inspired clothing label and then jewelry brand in New York City. Born, a natural artist, attending a specialized high school for the arts as well as NYU Steinhardt’s studio arts program, studying drawing, photography & sculpture, she brought her creative flare to the fashion world. From experimenting with her artistic talents, she created Lolli Popitt – a tastefully provocative and fantastically girlie line which brings you the joy of childhood dress-up in the realm of high fashion — and jewelry line Crystal Knuckles which already has loyal fans like Uma Thurman and Ke$ha. I was able to stop by Lolli Land, her Chelsea design studio, and talk to Amanda about the labels & her transcendence from sculptor to designer, what inspires her and what she has in store for Lolli Poppitt and Crystal Knuckles.

Dive Into a World of Fantasy & Beauty With Lolli Popitt

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BACKSTAGE / September 22 2010 7:07 PM

David Zink and Neusilber

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Talk about exploration of materials. David Zink Yi was born in 1973 in Peru and currently lives and works in Berlin. His recent work takes a new material known in the physical world as Neusilber (new silver, nickel silver, or German silver) that does not tarnish. He has installed beautiful life…

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BACKSTAGE / July 24 2010 5:46 PM

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying

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While meeting some friends to see their latest work at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, my natural sense of direction seemed to wear off as I found myself lost inside the school. I flâneur’d about until I stumbled into a sculpture room with some works in progress. The room was beautiful, remarkably peaceful, and only a tiny bit creepy. I had the place all to myself, so I took the opportunity to take some photos.

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying
Open for 350 years and counting, the legendary École des Beaux-Arts counts Mary Cassat, Jacques-Louis David, Edgar Degas, Eugene Delacroix, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, John Russell Pope, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Annette Messager, Hubert de Givenchy, and Valentino as alumni. No big deal.
How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying
The first room I wandered into.
How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying
And the sculpture room.

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying

How to See Art in Paris Without Really Trying
After that, I found them.

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Uncategorized / May 20 2008 4:37 PM

Tom Sachs’ Bronze Collection

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When Tom Sachs first unveiled Hello Kitty Nativity, his polarizing Christmas window decoration for Barneys New York in 1994, it was clear that here was an artist who had a firm handle on the psychology of consumerism: he calmly replaced the Virgin Mary with the (equally) iconic Hello Kitty doll and, for good measure, dressed it up in Chanel and Nike.

Tom Sachs Bronze Collection

Tom Sachs Bronze Collection

In the ensuing years, Tom Sachs has demonstrated, time and again, this deft touch for mixing irony with a great deal of chutzpah in subverting every day popular culture. This week, Sachs shows new works in New York that should cement this reputation. Commissioned by the Lever House Art Collection, the Bronze Collection revives Sach’s love affair with Hello Kitty while indulging an apparently ongoing disregard for the Virgin Mary; his 12-piece cast-bronze ensemble displaces Damian Hirst’s Virgin Mother statue.

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MEN'S / May 20 2008 2:34 PM

Modular Anatomy

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Modular Anatomy

Modular Anatomy

Modular Anatomy

Another debut at Salone this year was Modular Anatomy, the first installment of what looks to be an interesting collaboration between Stone Island and young fashion designer Aitor Throup. The project involves the construction of an ostensibly traditional down jacket pieced together in small parts using separate, individually filled cushion segments.

Modular Anatomy

Modular Anatomy

Throup’s design philosophy starts with the human form and allows the garment to evolve organically, hence the building-block approach rather than a more conventional construction using sleeves, armholes and body panels. His five-stage process was showcased at Stone Island’s Milan showroom during Salone and can be viewed in our gallery, above.

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