Archive for September, 2011

Vidal Sassoon+the London Design Fest

What's on Rem Koolhaas' book shelf? The 1984 edition of Cutting Hair the Vidal Sassoon Way, because, as the Dutch architect told the hairstyling legend himself earlier this week at the London Design Festival awards, “It has great shapes.”

A special lifetime achievement award was confered on our beautiful pal Vidal, there with wife Ronnie, and, per NYT design editor Pilar Viladas' coverage, he charmed the awards dinner crowd with stories of his love of architecture. […]

Posted in Art, Books, Current Affairs, Design, Style

Getting Hubbied To A T

To Ed Ruscha, "I Do" is "the world's greatest catch phrase." The artist's take on the institution of marriage is die-cut and imprinted on favor cards that make up the many incredible artist contributions to his friend Bettina Hubby's latest project, a provocative take on weddings. […]

Posted in Art, Film, Style

Fashion Night Out: Everything Is Fine. See For Yourself.

Keep Shopping. Everything Is Fine.

Or so Anna Wintour, politicians and a kazillion retailers around the world keep proclaiming with this week's latest installment of Fashion's Night Out. Now, I'm not going to get all Cathy Horyn on you, Dear Readers, and claim that the annual event started in 2009 to get folks back into stores and spending their hard-earned cash no longer has its purpose. […]

Posted in Current Affairs, Design, Food and Drink, Style