Archive for July, 2009

Grace Jones Storms the Bowl

Amazing Grace: The divine Miss Jones

Word up all entertainers, both rising and already supernovas: The bluntest way to hit your audience between the eyes and ears is to treat them with sophistication, honesty and satiated.

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Today Only: That Noguchi Table Half Off

Yes, friends, it's the day you've been dreaming of: A warehouse full of Case Study daybeds and planters, Noguchi dining tables and Eames shelves up to 80% off. Modernica is celebrating two decades in business today with a major spring clean out in downtown L.A., at the former Southern Pacific freight terminal at 7th and Alameda streets, from 10 a.m.

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R.I.P.: Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman photographing Case Study House No. 22 in 1960

This afternoon, word was out that Julius Shulman, among the greatest lensmen and the one most responsible for giving a visual poetry to a modern city and some of its best architecture, died last night at his home.

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On the Plus Side: Jil Sander

Simply Perfect: +J by Jil Sander for Uniqlo

A love that dare not speak its name? That's been the case for Jil Sander junkies (including yours truly, Andy+me), who've been awaiting any new word on the German designer's new collection for Japanese powerbrand Uniqlo, launching this fall.

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This Weekend: Getting Crafty in the Desert

Loom Hangings by Karen Kimmel
Imagine This: A weekend of arts and rafts can be yours.

We're big fans of Karen Kimmel, an artist whose forays into craft are generating engaging and distinctive works with an organic flourish–be it a colored stencil or hand-stitched embroidery of a flower or an actual bloom that is an integral element in her sculptures.

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Lady Liberty

I've always loved this photograph because of what it embodies, a promise of America that is spirited, youthful, sexy, driven, rebellious, hopeful, outrageous. Lensman Douglas Kirkland clicked this now iconic image of Ann Margaret in the Las Vegas desert in 1971.

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