Ohne Titel Interview
Strong, Intelligent Design
Ohne Titel is the brainchild of Flora Gill and Alexa Adams, who met at Parson Design School and started the brand while working together for Karl Lagerfeld. After only 5 years, Ohne Tittle has developed a reputation for it's smart design, architectural yet feminine aesthetic and attention to detail which is quite extraordinary. Alexa and Flora were nice enough to answer a few questions following their recent showing in New York to talk about the new collection, their collaboration with Albertus Swanepoel and what drives their design.
Photographer - Darren Hall
Nobuya Hisatomi opened the doors of the first Golden Brown restaurant four years ago with a rare passion for hamburgers the cornerstone for the unprecedented success which was to follow. A short walk from the Naka-Meguro station in Tokyo, the restaurant soon captured the attention of many and coincided with a second restaurant opening some two years later in Omotesando Hills.
Photographer - Rintaro Ishige
Wim Wenders Interview22/02/2012
Pina will ultimately go down as not only as one of Wim Wenders great films, but the beginning of a new era in his career. The director of such classics as Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire wanted to make a film documenting the work of the his longtime friend and legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. It was a project that the two of them had been trying to make for over twenty years, but couldn’t figure out how to make it work. It wasn’t until Wenders saw his first 3D film that he finally knew how to make the film.
Source - Letter to Jane
Simon Porte Jacquemus Interview21/02/2012
Every now and then a designer comes along that stands out above the rest and we all know that there's no such thing as too much hype. Simon Porter Jacquemus's brand has very quickly become a favorite of fashion editors around the world, but there's no corporate push making this happen and no backlash toward the hype...just a pure love and admiration of the young French designers work. There's something truly refined and beautiful about Jacquemus, but at the same time the clothes manage to fit into the deconstructed world which we live.
Olaf Breuning Interview
Olaf Breuning as an artist and a person is refreshing, his work is incredibly honest and unfailingly joyous, reflecting the fact that he truly could not be doing anything but making art. His creative process is his life force and it shows. Born in Switzerland, Olaf now lives and works in New York working between film, photography, installation, sculpture, drawing or what ever medium excites him. He was nice enough to chat with me about his new film, Hip-hop and why he makes art.
The Art Freaks, 2011, Edition 3/3
Complaining Forest, 2010
The Army, Ceramics, Light Effects, 2008
The Gardeners, Garden Tools, Eyes, 2008
Smoke Bombs 2, 2011
Udomsak Krisanamis Interview20/02/2012
New York's Gavin Brown's Enterprises currently plays host to Thai artist Udomsak Krisanamis's 'Space Out' exhibition. The artist's work has long since been characterized by his specific use of collage, creating obsessive patterns made from newspaper, noodles, cellophane and paint. Krisanamis is perhaps Thailand's greatest art export and we took the opportunity to talk to him about his unique and consistent style.
My Lovely Mess by William Strobeck20/02/2012
My Lovely Mess is the latest film by William Strobeck, a split screen snapshot of the artists intimate moments with family and friends. A culmination of Super 8 footage, Photo Booth video, and recorded video chat sessions - featuring Chloe Sevigny, Chris Kennedy, Lizzi Bougatsos, Stacy Strobeck, Lilly Ludlow, Natasha Lyonne, Alex Olson and more.
Tom Guinness Recipe20/02/2012
Tom Guinness is a stylist, born in the UK, who now resides and works out of NYC. At only 26 he is very much at the epicenter of the next generation of New York and the Fashion industry. Tom comes from a family heaped in food tradition, this is his first recipe for a classic cheese souffle, more to come.
2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup whole milk
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
Photographer - Post New
ANYWAY by Ari Marcopoulos18/02/2012
ANYWAY is a new collaboration between long time partners, Ari Marcopoulos and Dashwood Books latest collaboration, producing one zine each week over the period of a calendar year. Published in an edition of fifty copies each, twenty to be withheld until the end of the year for a complete boxed set of 52 zines.
Source - Dashwood Books
Cast Light by Snarkitecture17/02/2012
Each work in this series consists of a single long-life LED light bulb cast within a solid cubic volume of white gypsum cement, with a range of forms creating voids that reveal and conceal light. Hand formed and individually cast, each piece is a unique object. A single bulb can be used as a table lamp or accent light, while multiple bulbs can be arranged together to create a larger fixture. Each Cast Light comes ready to plug in with a simple switched black cord and porcelain socket.
The Light Bulb Cast measures 5 x 5 x 5 inches.
Source - OHWOW