is a media platform with the latest, most relevant news from the worlds of art, fashion, design, music and film. Recent features include: Harvest by Haroshi: Skate and Destroy
, artworks created with old worn, or snapped, skateboard decks | Disassembly
, capturing relics of our past in a unique, dismantled and exposed form | Murakami at Versailles
, knee-deep in controversy since its inception | and Darren's Great Big Camera
, a short documentary
about a camera that shoots on 14" x 36" negatives and measures 6ft. in length.
relaunched their website last week (in Italian and English / pictures on the site may be NSFW,
) with three new subsites catering to specific fashion industry demographics: Vogue Curvy (focusing on plus-sized models, actresses and celebrities,)
Vogue Black (men and women of color,)
and Vogue Talents (veteran and up-and-coming designers. "Talents" also encourages hopeful designers to submit their work for review.)
"Curvy" and "Black" in particular have received some positive
attention and some wonder
those two fashion categories is truly inclusive
. Vogue responds
The Manolo, he has the blog.
Not into shoes? The Manolo also has thoughts on the books
, the movies
, the music
Also the Bad Fashion
and the Pure Evil
Not to be missed- the Manolo Mobile
(Disclaimer: Manolo the Shoeblogger is not Manolo Blahnik)
Lucire the fashion website becomes the next website to go real world with a magazine in newsagents.
It's not the first (see Chud
which publishes Movie Insider
) but they've taken the step of putting the prototype May issue online in .pdf format and are asking readers for their input. How well can they do in an already crowded market place and is it significantly different for us to care?
Meet J. C. Leyendecker, the Golden Boy of American Illustration.
He helped codify the modern image of Santa Claus
. His Baby New Year
covers for the Saturday Evening Post invented a pop culture icon
. He was "the most out front closeted gay man of the twentieth century"
- a hugely popular artist whose work was often clearly homoerotic
. The young Norman Rockwell
used to stalk him
and once said, "Leyendecker was my god." In 1905, he created advertising's first male sex symbol
, the Arrow Shirt Man
, which "defined the ideal American male"
for decades, got more fan mail than Valentino and inspired a 1923 Broadway play
. A detailed, opinionated biography
and 14 pages
of gorgeous Post covers