London Art Fair 2012

The London Art Fair opens its doors today at the Business Design Centre in Islington, with the participation of 100 galleries and 1000 artists. The premier art fair is for once more showcasing the best from modern art in the 20,000 sq ft location fo BDC in two sections:

Twelve Calendar

Berlin Fashion Week is starting today, so i suppose we are all anticipating for the great avant-garde capital city to reveal its new gems for next winter. One of the week's hottest projects is the Twelve Calendar, a collaboration between Derzeit Magazine and photographer Lena Emery, showcasing 12 of the best new models and labels from Berlin.

Born Sleepy by J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson's menswear collection for next fall is called Born Sleepy, and has big retro vibe with amazing knits, graphic prints, flared pants made out of tech materials and a bright colour palette. I just love the brand's spooky, ironic campaign, shot by Alex Sainsbury, featuring model Oliver Greenall from Elite London.


Milan's Men Fashion Week is ending today. Have a look at its coolest boys posing for Luca Finotti's camera during the castings.

The Empire of Death

For three years Dr Paul Koudounaris, a specialist in Baroque culture and lector at major universities in Los Angeles, travelled the world to document various religious shrines decorated with human bones, crypts and remains from the sixteenth and seventienth centuries.

A great track for all the party-goers out there by 502 Recordings artist TEETH, with the best video of the season.


21_21 Design Sight museum, the temple of contemporary design in the heart of Tokyo, always promoting the motto that “art and design are food for the soul”, is extending one of its most inspiring exhibitions by July the 18th

Ettore Sottsass "Kachina" 2005-10

The exhibition features the work of two of the most important designers worldwide, Japan’s leading designer Shiro Kuramata and master of Italian design Ettore Sottsass. The deep friendship and collaboration of the two designers started in 1981 with the Memphis collective that brought groundbreaking impact into the design world, mixing two different elements: Kuramata’s Japanese aesthetics and Sottsass’ Western European ideology. The visitors are able to enjoy 65 pieces of Kuramata’s work after 1980 and 20 never-seen-before art pieces Kachina from Ettore Sottsass drawings created in his final years.

Shiro Kuramata "Miss Blanche" 1988
Shiro Kuramata and Ettore Sottsass in Japan, 1990

 Japanese brand Yuge is featuring a simple, but wearable and feminine style for the upcoming season. Although the collection is quite small it consists of some really strong overalls, dresses with long or short hemline, pants and a couple of cool jackets. As for the colours, black and grey are a beautiful base for all the purples, blues and big patterns that are popping out.

 You can find out more about Yuge here

Bogdan Zwir is an experimental photographer and visual artist from St. Petersburg Russia. His work is much inspired by his hometown, but features many Renaissance and Baroque characteristics as well, sometimes with a futuristic touch with dark, dreamy themes and absurd stories.

Bogdan whose pictures are a unique mix of photography and painting, is considered one of the most inspiring new surreal artists, has received several prizes, has been featured in high-art global editions and has taken part in great exhibitions worldwide.

You can see more of his exciting work at the video below or by visiting his website:

The new music video of Purity Ring titled Lofticries by David Dean Bukhart, with original footage from the 1973 Swedish exploitation film Thriller: A Cruel Picture. Disturbing pictures, wonderful vintage colours, great northern aesthetic and some really cool music.


Purity Ring- Lofticries from David Dean Burkhart on Vimeo.

Mater Suspiria Vision's Seduction of Armageddon Witches is coming out on early June and is accompanied by this awsome video, directed by Spanish video artist Diego Barrera. Inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Matthew Barney in combination with Catholic Church elements, this conceptual film is featuring all those magical spanish and mexican, with a gothic twist characteristics that make us almost hypnotized.


MATER SUSPIRIA VISION - Seduction of the Armageddon Witches {2011} from Diego Barrera on Vimeo.

The Pappbrille placebo glasses are back with their second version! Made of cardboard and scrap paper in the craziest colours, these little funky items have already become #1 favourite fashion accessories.

The new collection is adorned with fine lace around the lens that offers absolute visibility in a mysterious style, available in 6 different designs for male and female.

For the full collection you can visit the Pappbrille online boutique

All models pics by Oliver Rath

Fashion stylist, journalist, art director and editor of LOVE Magazine, Katie Grand has just launched her online portfolio named With a huge experience in fashion and service in the biggest magazines and Fashion Houses like Vogue, Self Service, POP, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu to name a few, Grand has the biggest and most inspiring portfolio you have seen.

So, fashion is going animated..Here Tikaf Viper's Second Life - inspired animated short film for Finesmith Designs jewellery collection. Beautiful girls, extravagant designs, special scenery, what else?


Finesmith Designs "11 Rooms" jewelry show from tikaf viper on Vimeo.

Daria Endresen is a young photographer, model and digital artist from Oslo, Norway. Her images, mostly autoportraits, are true little diamonds, a fresh new suggestion on digital art, with great photoshop techniques, neutral light and cyber-like, imaginary concept. 

There is not much info about Daria’s bio, as she prefers to speak only through her work. When I asked her to tell me a few things about herself or her inspirations, she answered with this beautiful quote from the Antichrist movie:
“Oaktrees grow to be hundreds of years old. They only have to produce one single tree every hundred years in order to procreate…The acorns fell on the roof then too…they kept falling and falling… and dying and dying.. And I understood that everything that used to be beautiful about Eden was perhaps hideous…Now I could hear what I couldn’t hear before – the cry of all the things that are to die.”

Although summer is quickly approaching, i could not resist posting this awsome video with such a winter concept. Snow, cold and amazing snowqueens.

Directed by Aiga Ozo.


winter experimental from Aiga Ozo on Vimeo.