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CURRENT READING: STEPHANE COUTELLE: SHOEBOX STUDIOS

Coutelle pays tribute to their identity and their peculiarity, both perhaps even more short lived than their youthCoutelle pays tribute to their identity and their peculiarity, both perhaps even more short lived than their youth

CURRENT READING: RESCUE MISSIONS: FREDERICK BUSCH

The  Gallimard cover of this beautiful body of work illustrates the impact Busch's fiction has had  internationallyThe Gallimard cover of this beautiful body of work illustrates the impact Busch's fiction has had internationally

Shortly before he in died in 2006, the novelist and essayist, Frederick Busch described what would turn out to be his final book, as stories, " about people embarking on physical journeys to help out loved ones, former lovers, children, parents.”

CURRENT READING: A Visual Inventory : John Pawson: Phaidon

A unique opportunity to look alongside a designer famed for his remarkable eyeA unique opportunity to look alongside a designer famed for his remarkable eye

John Pawson photography? Who knew such a thing existed. You would expect it to be precise. And it is.

CURRENT READING: THE EMANCIPATED SPECTATOR: Jacques Rancière :Translated by Gregory Elliott

"Emancipated Spectator" , succinctly address a definitive cultural shift in our post-digital media landscape"Emancipated Spectator" , succinctly address a definitive cultural shift in our post-digital media landscape

It was the title that startled me. It brought me to a stop

CURRENT READING: THE STRANGER'S CHILD: ALAN HOLLINGHURST

"The Stranger's Child" represents the idea of scraping away layers of myth and sentiment to find a core of truth"The Stranger's Child" represents the idea of scraping away layers of myth and sentiment to find a core of truth

"The best English novelist writing today" is an enormous sash for any writer to carry.

CURRENT READING: NOSTALGIA IN VOGUE: RIZZOLI

"Nostalgia In Vogue" hits stores in early Nov  and that  makes it a quintessential Christmas item"Nostalgia In Vogue" hits stores in early Nov and that makes it a quintessential Christmas item

“I had read too many stories about magazines losing image troves, whether because they were poorly maintained, thrown out by accident, or deemed unimportant to posterity. But you need only visit any designer’s studio and see the vintage portraits and fashion photographs pinned to the wall to understand that these pictures carry weight; that they are points of reference and inspiration, not simply commercial images made to sell dresses.”

Anna Wintour in the foreword to Nostalgia In Vogue.

I recall a brilliant writer , (I believe it was Hilton Als) expressing the discouraging sentiment that in fashion, people are suspicious of words and the people who ply too heavily in them.

CURRENT READING: Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures: Steven Meisel (Editor), Jason Duzansky (Design): Rizzoli

Fashion’s Night Out : Donna Karan store : 819 Madison Avenue from 5:30-8PM:  Marisa Berenson Book Event: Serious New York GlamFashion’s Night Out : Donna Karan store : 819 Madison Avenue from 5:30-8PM: Marisa Berenson Book Event: Serious New York Glam

CURRENT READING: MANUAL OF TYPOGRAPHY: GIAMBATTISTA BODINI: TASCHEN

Bodini's four  self-declared principles: uniformity of design, sharpness and neatness, good taste, and charmBodini's four self-declared principles: uniformity of design, sharpness and neatness, good taste, and charm

Anybody who designs

CURRENT READING: AS LITTLE DESIGN AS POSSIBLE: DIETER RAMS: PHAIDON

If you design anything, clothes, pages, websites, rooms, industrial objects, you will find inspiration in this monographIf you design anything, clothes, pages, websites, rooms, industrial objects, you will find inspiration in this monograph

"Why on earth do we need another book about me?"
Dietar Rams' initial response to the proposition of "As Little Design As Possible"

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