Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Julie Taymor

Two samples of her work:
Grendel (2007).
The Magic Flute (2005).

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Duckie Brown

Steven Cox and Daniel Silver founded Duckie Brown in 2001. Theirs is some of the most visually exciting and original work in the menswear arena. Collections have been known to showcase a beautiful balance between sculptural form and wearable function, while maintaining a commitment to impeccable hand-tailoring and flashing a cheeky sense of humor.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mitered Cuffs

Cuffs that have the corners cut off at forty-five degree angles are mitered.
Brooks Brothers Black Fleece.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Ralph Lauren Black Label.
Michael Bastian.
Tom Ford.
Bob Barker.
Joe DiMaggio.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Harry Kalas (1936-2009)

His was the voice of summer in Philadelphia. Through excitement and success, doldrums and disappointment, his voice floated through muggy evenings mixed with the sounds of distant car horns or lawn mowers. There will never be another like him.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rogues Gallery

Turns out that Alex Carleton, the brand's founder, needs Maine. Who doesn't need a little Maine, though? Read more here.
Rogues Gallery. 41 Wharf St., Portland, ME, 04101.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Piet Mondrian

Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue, 1927. Oil on canvas.

"His one great diversion, surprisingly or not, was dancing, and I'm told that he liked it so much he often danced by himself in the studio."
-Clement Greenberg, from his 1944 obituary of Mondrian.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bottega Veneta Ads

Tomas Maier, who designed these clothes, lives in Florida. He speaks fluent Italian, German, French, and English. A product of Waldorf education, he has masterfully designed both ready-to-wear garments and leather goods. In his spare time, he enjoys reinventing floundering Italian luxury goods houses; he took over Bottega Veneta in 2001. It is now one of the world's leading luxury lifestyle brands.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Francis Albert Sinatra

Il fume.
Wearing a shawl lapel tuxedo in between cigarettes.