Saturday, 21 August 2010
Last night we all grabbed our foldable chairs and head down to the harbor to watch a movie under a starry sky. We watched Metropolis by Fritz Lang, on a huge screen 25m x 15 while the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev played the film with beautiful live music.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Series Mykita designed in collaboration for Alexandre Herchcovitch for his SS 2011 show.
The series was initially inspired by couple of classic frame shapes Herchcovitch always loved, as worn by the iconic architect Le Corbusier himself.
Monday, 16 August 2010
M.I.A.'s latest single, XXXO with Jay-Z on the remix. Here what she said at BlndMagazine interview that I really loved: 'I think I represent'just do it'.You can come from anywhere and make it. I think a lot of people hold themselves back. Some are to scared to even make that first step...You just have to pass every level of it until u get to a point where u think: I'm just going to fucking do this and not listen to the things that hold me back, like, oh, you dont have the right grades, or you dont have the right training...I'm just saying anything is posible...No one's got the right to say no, because ultimately, it's your life and you're gonna have to live it.'
Sunday, 15 August 2010
An old submarine wharf in the port of Rotterdam has been turned into an exhibition space where artist Van Lieshout produced the spectacular exhibition called Infernopolis. In the 5000m2 space he has created a terrifying setting in which skulls, skeletons, giant sperm cells and body organs are the main elements. I was reading one of his interview where he was saying:' I think it's time for a new terrible tragic event, like a war or revolution." The curator of the exhibiotion describes the latest installation of the artist, 'craddle to craddle', as our position as human beings in eternity; 'we are no more than what we consume and emit'. I find his work a mix of bizarre/distrubing and functional.
http://www.ateliervanlieshout.com/ http://www.boijmans.nl/en/ http://www.portofrotterdam.com/en/home/ http://www.submarinewharf.com/EN/
MENDO is a creative bookstore in Amsterdam that sells all those glam looking creative books of art, architecture, design, fashion...Loved the seating places covered with red fabric integrated in the book displays.