Sunday, 31 January 2010

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Friday, 29 January 2010

Victorian Neckwear

Victorian postcard from Portobello Market today... dapper as.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Bill Amberg

I saw this guy on the train the other morning with a sharply designed bag... by Bill Amberg. I should have photographed it but didn't, so these pics can hold a spot until I get another opportunity. Modern minimal design with bold expensive trims and hardy fabrication - an inevitable eventual classic.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Why Worry? (1923)

Toni Davey: Measured

Current exhibition by Toni Davey displayed intricate folding, pleating, burning and cutting of geometric patterns. Beautiful.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Dan Wilton

Came across Dan Wilton's photographs... compliments to the chef. I love these for colour and spirit.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

I want to visit Dungeness

...and see the lighthouse more than the power station?


Monday, 18 January 2010

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

I finally got round to watching this film last night... Romain Duris was fantastic... as were his character Thomas' signature neck ties that hardly missed a frame.
The director Jacques Audiard was interviewed by Jason Solomons recently and described Audiard's look (trilby hat, horn rimmed glasses, smart jacket and a cravat) as 'a bit like an English gentleman, a bit like Jacques Tati and a bit like a gangster'. As for the male character leads in his films he says: 'I hope my characters are cool, in the sense of iconic. That's my job, at its very essence. For me, that is what cinema is about - it produces monumental figures, icons, male or female, people who are emblematic of their time, who are in their time and who define their time.' Later adding: 'You don't have to like heroes. The hero in my film is there to illustrate the capacity for resistance of the individual and his ability to make himself his own rules, his own life'.

Hockney at the Whitechapel Gallery

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Balenciaga Perfume Ad

Now appreciate their new bottle.

William Eggleston

The man done good.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

A Tie Press

A necessary contraption? New to me.

My Permanent Necktie