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Burning Bright In The Forests Of The Night

Tyger Tyson. 1998: Ph. Jayson KeelingTyger Tyson. 1998: Ph. Jayson Keeling

I love large format photographs and ended up buying one today. I'm not a groupie. I've just always adored this 8 X 10 polaroid of the young Tyger Tyson, at the start of his career before he became Tyger Inc. The self-protective gesture of his hands, the fire in his eyes (is that pride or anger ?) and the red on red tonality is what makes this photograph memorable for me. That William Blake poem loops in my mind everytime I see it.

Log On To Mogollon

Mogollon 2007 Promo LogoMogollon 2007 Promo Logo

What or who could possibly be next in the super-sped up world of design and art direction? Putting a vote in for the Brooklyn based design/art direction/motion graphics/internet radio team of Mogollon comprised of Francisco Lopez and Monica Brand. Minimal they're not but that's important because as much as we sense the chill of a retro-minimalism brewing in the image trade, the curling excesses that computer assisted design can give you is an important counter-balance. Their CV is very Absolut Vodka, Le Book, PS/1 Moma as well as Tokion (where we discovered them) and Matador Records. The style is versatile and funny and quirky and well worth tracking to see if fashion clients bite. And wouldn't you know, they're already slinging prints, T-shirts and fonts. Viva ambition.

Agyness Deyn: Incredibly Big In Japan

Agyness Deyn Ph. Dan Martensen for Spur JapanAgyness Deyn Ph. Dan Martensen for Spur Japan

Restrain !Restrict! Reserve!

At Team Gallery: Gradar Eide  Einarsson: Judge , Sept 6- Oct 13 2007At Team Gallery Gradar Eide Einarsson: Judge , Sept 6- Oct 13 2007

In the spirit of the staff of that certain Chelsea boutique with the $7,500 shearling jackets. Much like the agent for Kasia Struss during NY Fashion Week. Ladies and gentlemen the NY art gallery chilled to the maximum in sang froid ; Team Gallery, back in biz with a Sept 6 opening of Norwegian artist, Gradar Eide Einarsson's "Judge" show . Yes as in Judge Dredd vs Judge Schreber. Can't wait to see whose sang has the most froid.

Early Warning System: Sandra Backlund

Sandra Backlund: Blank Page Collection. Model Haidy MottusSandra Backlund: Blank Page Collection. Model Haidy Mottus

There's a current thought circulating in the image trade which holds that we're seeing the decentralization of the traditional fashion loop of NY/Lon/Milan/Paris. The idea is that the next wave of directional design talent is going to come from unexpected places but move through the mainstream of that 4 city grid with a kind of amped up digital speed. In other words, new talent is coming to the cities fully armed with a highly articulated product. If so the blogsphere has become a space of its own for the discovery and stealth marketing of freshly emergent designers. Take for instance the case of the brilliant young knitwear designer Sandra Backlund.

Sandra Backlund: Diamond Cut Diamond Collection. Model Carolina KSandra Backlund: Diamond Cut Diamond Collection. Model Carolina K

Early Warning System: The Steidl/7L Chapter

Babeth: Published by 7L. Coming soon!Babeth: Published by 7L. Coming soon!
Two major books looming from 7 L and Steidl (for our money, the best makers of fashion books on the planet, right now). The first: current Numero editor and Jill magazine legend Babeth Dijan has her own album coming. Includes all the big hitters such as Mert Alas & Marcus Pigott, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Nathaniel Goldberg, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Lindbergh, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Guido Mocafico, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Liz Collins, Solve Sundbo, Camilla Akrans, Greg Kadel, Dusan Rejlin, Ellen von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi. And that makes it a must for the reference library of every young fashion-head looking for an education.

Metamorphoses Of An American: Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Steidl. Coming soon.Metamorphoses Of An American: Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Steidl. Coming soon.

Marilyn Minter's Magnificent Mess!

Marilyn Minter published by Gregory R Miller and CoMarilyn Minter published by Gregory R Miller and Co

You'll want to snap up the Marilyn Minter's monograph published by Gregory R. Miller & Co asap, because its a surefire collector's item. Minter's name has been in recent circulation amongst the fashion press because of Tom Ford's decision to drop her imagery of the Tom Ford For Men fragrance. As a spokesperson for Tom Ford Beauty announced to Women's Wear Daily, “We loved the original Marilyn Minter images, but while on a shoot with [Terry Richardson] in Milan, we decided that a sharper, more graphic approach clearly communicated the bold and provocative mood of the fragrance.” A more graphic approach doesn't necessarily mean "clean lines" though. The new ads are apparently to feature the desireable fragrance bottle placed tightly in between a woman's crotch.

Tom Ford. Ph by Marilyn Minter  New York MagazineTom Ford. Ph by Marilyn Minter New York Magazine

Kinee's Awesome Only Girl Edit : Another Magazine Winter 2007

Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07 Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07 Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07

Donald Judd Wuz Here!

Donald Judd Desk and Chair SetDonald Judd Desk and Chair Set

Donald Judd Desk set, designed 1982. Finland color ply, birch plywood, mahogany plywood, hardwoods, Texas pine, or pine; shown in green Finland color ply 30 x 48 x 33 inches (desk) 30 x 15 x 15 inches (each chair). Available at Artware Editions

New week, new office and though pragmatism was the order of the day when it came to office decor, the TI has a dream that one day he will buy this Donald Judd desk and chair set. But never to sit on, just to stare at while thinking in terms of space and weight and angles and scale. Wonder if we could commisson a seat cushion.

The Social Climber's Guide To NY Fashion Week

Damien Hirst's $100 mil Man vs Ezra Pound's High MindDamien Hirst's $100 mil Man vs Ezra Pound's High Mind

Have you been having a good time with the massive ...errr...ad buy behind Djimon Honsou's Calvin Klein underwear ad ? On every phone booth, and on every corner in NY the ubiquitous Djimon looms just in time for the 25th anniversary of Calvin Klein underwear. It was a very persistent in-house casting director for Calvin that fought like her life depended on it , who made this all happen. If you want to measure person against picture then inflitrate Calvin klein HQ (205 W 39th St) on Sept 5 circa 9.00pm. Oh and Hilary Swank's co-hosting. Again, cocktails are par for the course but Calvin Inc hopes to retain its snob appeal with its tightly edited dinner party at The Gramercy's Wakliya. But you already have your invite.

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