In celebration of its 25th anniversary this year, Melbourne-based science-beauty brand Aesop invited photographer Rene Vaile to document the laboratories where its team of specialists analyse each extract, vitamin and nutrient that goes into the holistic range. Founded by Dennis Paphitis in 1987 as an alternative to the chemical-filled cosmetic goods of the time, the brand focuses solely on using ingredients that benefit the body, including green tea, geranium leaf and mandarin. "A good product needs to begin from a sincere and authentic perspective," explains Paphitis of the company’s ethos.
Louis Vuitton wallets, purses, belts, and accessories were all transformed into a miniature zoo of small mammals, birds, reptiles, crustaceans, and even insects. “Each animal highlights an element in the design of the products,” states Billie in her blog . “The Armadillo was to highlight the soft yet durable quality of the leather.
preview what is to come! We’ve been spoiled by releases from The Black Keys, Kanye West/Jay-Z, Florence & the Machine, James Blake, Cut Copy, Zola Jesus, tUne-YaRdS, and of course, Adele’s ubiquitous “Rolling in the Deep.”And it all distracted us from the hysterical rumor that 2012 would bring the demise of our world. I highly doubt it, but if the world is going to end, you might as well go out dancing. Happy listening, and Happy New Year! Awolnation – “Knights of Shame”
During several years Maria incorporated the process of tailoring and fashion design – how materials and shapes flatter the female form – into a methodical industrial design approach. Using this approach, she sculpted headphones that frame and enhance the features of the feminine face. This has never been done in the headphone industry. Pleat is an over-ear headphone encased in Napa leather and designed to accentuate the lines of the face.
At EDITD we’re more than a little bit keen on data. We love the stuff. That’s why we put together a series of reports covering each fashion week for SS12, analysing data generated online by the events. Across the month, we processed over 25 million tweets and updates covering events in New York, London, Milan and Paris. From this we were able to assess the most talked about designers, styles and prints. Now the shows are over, the editors have put down their pens and all the photos are in, so we can compile our digital overview of the SS12 season.
To celebrate fifty years of creation, diptyque wanted to encapsulate the essence of its first boutique. The place where the company was born, a place that has a genuine soul. In essence, the intention was to interpret the memory of diptyque and its history, one that is constantly being reinvented through new projects, in the notes of the emerging emblematic fragrance. Named after the birthplace of the house, the 34 Boulevard Saint Germain is a unique scent for the body and home that encapsulates its first boutique with rare and precious fragrances, to give everyone a little part of this place and its rich history.
Still from Surviving Life by Jan Švankmajer Courtesy of Jan Švankmajer The legendary surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer is peerless – revered by animation legends such as Terry Gilliam and The Quay Brothers, his oeuvre over the last 30 years is without precedent or equal. His early short films such as Down To The Cellar are haunting Kafka-esque investigations into imagination and the dark recesses of the human psyche shot through with pitch-black humour. These shorts arguably reached their zenith in his first feature Alice – his brilliant vision of Lewis Carroll’s tough child heroine, which suggested in no uncertain terms that the adult world is the natural enemy of the child. In later films such as Faust and Conspirators of Pleasure he took his ground-breaking stop-motion aesthetic even further towards a unique melding of live action and animation, as does his latest offering Surviving Life (something we all have to do).
December 14, 2011 1:45 pm In a new series, Style.com sits down with the best in the field of contemporary fashion photography to talk about both the process and the product. First up: the husband-and-wife Dutch shooters Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. At exactly 34 characters long, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin easily have the longest photo credit in the business.
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Gojee - drinks - Whiskey Sour Whiskey Sour on Cocktailia: (ingredients: Lemons, Eggs, Bourbon; Simple syrup; ). I love Whiskey Sours but it’s been a while so it was good to mix up a couple with dinner tonight. I made one with my usual Bulleit bourbon and one with the Canadian Club Classic I got recently.