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The Rage For Ron Arad!

Loop Loom: 1992: Ron AradLoop Loom: 1992: Ron Arad

Having just scored a new pad I'm dream-shopping for pieces to fill a very beige and minimal room. Top of the list? Anything Ron Arad. Arad, who came out of the Jerusalem Academy Of Art in 1973 has proved himself to be a genius in moulding unconventional material like sheet metal for pieces of domestic furniture. For my money he is THE one contemporary furniture designer to collect, covet and hoard right this minute.
This brilliant industrial designer exploded out of the 80's, perhaps a full decade ahead of his times.Look at Frank Gehry's recent line of lawn furniture and you'll see what I mean. Arad's work was CAD (Computer Assisted Design) before there was the computer programs that could execute the complicated swirls and curls that constitute Arad's style. The "Loop Loom" is a 1992 piece and certainly doesn't look like it might invite hours of casual lounging. But I would go there. If I had $250,000 lying around to buy the piece that is, as this was the going price the last time a "Loop" came up at auction. Thus the phrase "dream-shopping".

It's The Wendell Lissimore Show

Coming Attractions: Starring Wendell LissimoreComing Attractions: Starring Wendell Lissimore

Ladies and gentlemen, prep yourselves for a very special Wendell Lissimore moment, looming your way to TI next week. We do believe this marquee face of Red Model Mgmt is fast becoming a one man cult. As well he should be!

On Commercial Banality And Melancholic Absurdity: Lars Tunbjörk's : “Office”

Lars Tunbjörk’s : caught up in  the existential parsimonyLars Tunbjörk’s : caught up in the existential parsimony

Recently I've been really enjoying the photographs of Swedish photographer Lars Tunbjörk via his book "Office" which captures beautifully the soul destroying sterility of the typical modern workspace. Or as his galley, Cohen Amador termed it, "Falling between humorous social commentary and deprived commercial banality, Tunbjörk’s work captures the existential parsimony and melancholic absurdity of modern-day office life and puts in relief the personal struggle of the individual against corporate homogeneity." Fight the good fight Lars!

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REFERENCE LIBRARY: THE CALVIN KLEIN TV ADS

This weekend I read Ingrid Sischy's Vanity Fair profile on Calvin Klein's post Calvin Klein Inc. existence. It constitutes buying and decorating multiple houses and it is indeed an enviable life. There is a section in the article that gets into a bit of heavy lifting in arguing Calvin Klein's validity as a landmark American designer. It got me thinking...what is it exactly about Calvin Klein that stays on our minds? After all these years, the power of his imaging still haunts American fashion like the echo of a music that once kept the party going.

CURRENT VIEWING: RUTH ROOT:ANDREW KREPS GALLERY

Ruth Root at Andrew Kreps GalleryRuth Root at Andrew Kreps Gallery

March 16th is the closing date for Ruth Root's show at Andrew Kreps and this exhibition which features large, geometric enamel paintings on thin, shaped aluminum panels is a must see for every young graphic designer out there.The design concepts possible from Root's use of overlapping plates of color might seem self-evident, but looking beyond the obvious, the paintings are also a clever riff on urban living. Root likens the paintings as the visual equivalent of "walking from the East Village to Chelsea to Chinatown." What TI loves is trhe fact that there is no negative space used here by this artist. These pictures are easy to look at but very hard to execute and that's an ideal.

ANDREW KREPS GALLERY

525 WEST 22ND STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10011
TEL (212)741-8849
WWW.ANDREWKREPS.COM

ANGEL ANGEL DOWN WE GO STARRING DAN CAMERON by JOE LALLY

Joe Lally strikes again in his latest exclusive edit. This editorial shot for THE IMAGIST is based on the wonderful AIP movies of the 70's, that were often an exploitation of the counter-culture youth market.
In this pictorial, PIW's model-actor Dan Cameron plays one of the characters in a film produced by AIP, entitled 'Angel, Angel, Down We Go', that actually starred Hollywood legend and movie star Jennifer Jones. Dan plays a hippie gone over the wire in a Los Angeles Cult.

ANGEL ANGEL DOWN WE GO
starring actor-model DAN CAMERON (Public Image)
IMAGES by JOE LALLY
HAIR-PETER LENNON (de facto)
BODY DRAWINGS BY BYRON (byrontattoos.com)
shot at Byron Tattos 274 W. 12 ST>

Peter Saville Font Library

A legendary font treatment from Peter SavilleA legendary font treatment from Peter Saville

TI's love for Peter Saville knows no bound

KATE MOSS IN Libération PH: HEDI SLIMANE

KATE MOSS IN Libération  PH: HEDI SLIMANE via hedislimane.comKATE MOSS IN Libération PH: HEDI SLIMANE via hedislimane.com

The world keeps asking, "What's up with Hedi Slimane and his inevitable clothing line?"

CURRENT LISTENING: KEPT LOW: MERCY ARMS (CUT COPY REMIX)

Listen to the original track from the album and then get into the Cut Copy remix. The CC boys have incredible ears to find the dance beat within this guitar driven track. Ti adores this mix beyond words.

Underground Movie Moment !

After Party Babies shoots it's uhmmm ...climactic scene. Be there or be squareAfter Party Babies shoots it's uhmmm ...climactic scene. Be there or be square

Paging all club kids , drag queens, chic fiends, fashion mavens and plain ole cool kids with amazing presence and style. Mi amigo Henry Cruz is gearing up for the final leg of his genius short film "After Party Babies". TI has been watching Cruz hatch his vision from script to casting and now to production and I have to say I'm very proud of how potent the whole thing looks.

Now he's looking for some very visual club denizens to pop in as high profile extras in a scene to be shot on Monday March 10th at a downtown club.

Then on March 22nd and 23rd Mr Cruz shoots the sure to be scandalous "Gabe's Loft Scene", which in the script is this after-hours spot ran by a very jaded ex-banker where anything goes. You will want to be there in a major look if only to steal a little of the spotlight . TI will be there fer shure logging the action for a future post on the making of APB'!

To be a " Featured Extra" please R.S.V.P by sending photos / contact info to HenryCruzCasting@gmail.com

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