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TI PREVIEW: NAILED : The History of Nail Culture And DZINE: Damiani Editore

For Art Basel Miami Beach, The Standard, Miami will host Dzine's Imperial Nails, a nail salon and site-specific installationFor Art Basel Miami Beach, The Standard, Miami will host Dzine's Imperial Nails, a nail salon and site-specific installation

Just think of the couture possibilities. Press release post-jump

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"

EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: Michael Dweck: Habana Libre (Damiani editore, Italy)

"A socially connected group of keenly observant artists, glamorous models, filmmakers, musicians and writers ""A socially connected group of keenly observant artists, glamorous models, filmmakers, musicians and writers "

"Behind the clichéd press images of vintage cars, crumbling buildings, peeling paint and a struggling unhappy people held back from progress, lays a hidden society of Cuba's most influential people - the creative class. It is a socially connected group of keenly observant artists, glamorous models, filmmakers, musicians and writers captured in an elaborate dance of survival and success. Their lives are a constant play of appearances; they are the privileged class in a classless society."

Michael Dweck: Habana Libre

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