art is for mobsters – jean says

always loved jean toutou’s tone. this one from the apc journal is great, my favorite is “art is for mobster”, but i have to say that “fashion is for losers” don’t make sense out of his mouth, feels a little phony, isn’t it? even if this is true… by pp.

hotel labels – lv coffret

saw this box on nice french blog djgm and found it really cool. this is a nice coffret edited by vuitton, there is 30 postcards in there, all die-cute and nicely printed as the old hotels labels from around the world. the box is made out of a re-edition of the 30’s lv print. really calling off a certain era and it’s style. love when fashion brands do things that are not just so irrelevant. by djgm + pp.

la carte d’apres nature – thomas demand curates at nmnm

the nouveau musee national de monaco (nmnm) inaugurate its second gallery (art nouveau building, villa paloma) with an exhibition curated by german artist thomas demand. named after rene magritte’s magazine, the show features 18 artists including tacita dean, luigi braies, thomas demand himself and many others.

“demand chose magritte as a hook for the show that would transcend historical categorisation and, as its muse, prompt exploration as to why similar thoughts and ideas go through the minds of artists working in disparate locations and indeed eras. ‘rené magritte plays the role of a connecting link here in at least two ways,’ says demand. ‘he reshuffled the cards with regard to the meaning of representation: “it is not possible to paint a thought; it is only possible to paint the things that were necessary for this thought,” he once said, in response to a reporter who asked what he thought when painting his pictures.'”

by wp + pp.

le corbusier – his true colors

amazing article by alice rawsthorn in the new york times about le corbusier’s wall colors, must read here, a couple of lines for lazies:

“by 1931, le corbusier had settled on a palette of soft pastels and brights to accentuate white, and arranged for them to be reproduced on wallpaper swatches by the swiss manufacturer salubra. esver the control freak, he specified exactly ho salubra should group the colors together to indicate which ones could be combined.”
“a book of all of the swatches made for corbusier by salubra from 1931 to 1959 was published by birkhäuser in 1997. a young chemist, katrin trautwein, the co-founder of kt color, then started to explore the possibility of manufacturing the paints and secured a license to do so from the fondation le corbusier.”

by ar+pp.

hastens of sweden: Need a new bed?

marlon agrees

was looking for damn bed, a place to crash that is, no particular reason other than that my over indulgent sister was at my place when i was away, and she told me that my mattress is more of torture chamber than a bed. so i figured might as well get a nice one. i came across this hastens bed (store in soho), can you believe this, the queen beds (mattress only) starts at $7,500 and goes up to $70,000!! no swedes included. that said one night sleep in it and you are in heaven. each bed comes with approximately 7 horses worth of horse hair. i guess that keeps it breathable and maybe even sexy if you happen to be steven klein. for me its simply dreamy. now if you happen to be gorgeous you are welcome to come over an try it. we can give the godfather clip a whole new meaning! by uh