Ask: Karen Collins-photographer

my favorite _____ is:
book: remembrance of things past
-restaurant: bar pitti in new york
-magazine: new yorker
-city: rome
-vacation: some where far far away
-airline: singapore airlines
-shoe designer: pierre hardy
-camera: sinar x1
-fetish: japanese knives
-possession: necklace my boyfriends mother gave me
-sport: running


The BMW GINA Light Visionary Model is made of fabric, a feature that makes it genuinely cutting-edge.

All too often a concept car is little more than a marketing exercise disguised as pioneering design. By beefing up the form of a forthcoming model, a car manufacturer can begin the PR machine for a new design and gauge public opinion by effectively employing a mass focus group. Stunning as these cars often are, rarely do they break with convention.

Recognizing this fact, BMW does not refer to their latest design as a concept car, for the non-production car is based on the GINA principle: Geometry and Functions In Adaptations, which the company says, promotes innovative thinking by allowing maximum freedom of creativity. With the aim of challenging previously pursued solutions in car design, this month the BMW Group Design team revealed the groundbreaking GINA Light Visionary Model. A two-seater roadster with seemingly sculpted body, the GINA references some of the great cars of yesteryear with its steeply inclined windshield. Yes there are three elements that mark the GINA as truly forward-thinking and make it worthy of a superhero owner. that fabric cover, a structural form that changes shape, and intelligent interior. by kl

ARTISTS WHO SURF: robert longo

for those of us on the east coast, the last dregs of summer bring the big waves generated by hurricanes born in the south atlantic. the unrelenting shore break drags posh beachfront real estate and frolicking beach-goers right out to sea without prejudice. this is the best time of year for east coast surfers, it certainly is for me. but this summer, the biggest waves I’ve seen are on paper in robert longo’s studio. We’ve had shit for surf all summer because there haven’t been any hurricanes.

earlier in the summer i decided to do a video project that i’m calling “artists who surf.” it is the perfect no-brainer, a moderate amount of studio interview time and a whole lot of surf time. robert longo, bill komoski and michael halsband were my first choices among a growing list artist-surfers. the way I see it, a good art video is one with a little chat with an interesting artist and then a lot of wave action. don’t you agree? read more from artnet