Hot on the fashion heels of The Sartorialist’s first book, Swiss-born Yvan Rodic was in London this week to launch his own collection of images of style-makers snapped on the pavements of London, New York, Paris, Reykjavik and beyond. Bringing together over 300 photographs from his cult blog, Facehunter, the book is a paean to our continued love affair with street style as the new fashion frontline.
At first glance these precious minerals appear to be beautiful, close-up photographs. On closer inspection though they are in fact meticulous oil paintings. These incredible renderings are the works of Ontario born Carly Waito, who has a lifelong fascination with the natural world, “especially the little parts we feel compelled to pick up and keep.” In an increasingly urban world, Waito’s work with nature becomes even more covetable.
What better way to spend a Sunday night than at Let Loose. Twin’s surprise highlight was the understated presence of R-Patz who caused a certain hot hot heat amongst the female contingent of Bush Hall.
Design blog It’s Nice That is a daily fix for discovering new talent and inspiring ideas from across the creative industry. In their biannual printed magazine the team bring together the best online posts from the past six months for us to physically thumb our way through, as well as treating us to some specially written interviews and features from top creative figures.
Check out April’s issue for interviews featuring the likes of graphic design legend Milton Glaser, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and artist Maisie Broadhead amongst others. Designer Ken Garland rifts on his love of rust, while artist Johan Lofgren’s expounds on his impressive collection of vintage board games.
It’s Nice That Issue #3 with Parra print is available to pre-order only from the It’s Nice That for £10. www.itsnicethat.com/shop
American rock band, OK Go, are in danger of becoming better-known for their videos than for their songs. The latest, This Too Shall Pass, took several months, around 60 people and more than 60 takes to realise. The result is an insanely good chain reaction filmed in a single shot. Put together in a two storey warehouse in Echo Park, L.A, the chain reaction machine was designed and built by the band, with the help of members of Syyn Labs.
Geek facts: The wooden tracks that guide the metal balls at the beginning of the video had to be waxed after each take to prevent dust from slowing them down, and the angle of the board had to be at a precise incline of 3.4 degrees.
The video has already had over 2 million hits on YouTube. See it for yourself.
We’re excited about the latest creative foray from Pringle. To celebrate its 195 birthday, Pringle of Scotland have teamed up with The Serpentine Gallery (a comparatively youthful 40 years-old), and invited their favourite creative minds to re-interpret iconic Pringle products – from the twinset, to the argyle pattern.
And after his Pringle film with Tilda Swinton, featured in issue one of Twin, the lovely Ryan McGinley is back on board. The photographer has designed the “John”(McGinley) – a jumper with a seagull on the right shoulder to represent freedom and named after his boyfriend, whilst Tilda creates “The Twinset of my Dreams”, with her designer friend Waris.
The only downside is that we’ll have to wait until September for these innovative goodies from artists Douglas Gordon, David Shrigley, and Luke Fowler hit stores.
Illustrator Poppy Chancellor reprises ‘Let Loose’ this Sunday. A late night fete with magnificent music and poetry, visitors will be treated to the sweet sounds of Eliza Doolittle, Plaster of Paris and more (a secret special guest is lined up). Last year Paloma Faith performed, and stretched atop a grand piano with a rose in her mouth!
The WORK IT! team will be selling vintage clothes, and there’s a chance to buy accessories and cakes – as well as the wares of up and coming artists who will host their own stalls. Sweet. All proceeds go to The Keith Mason memorial fund. Feel-good fun or what?
Inspiration: Nature Obsessions: Robert Pattinson Favourite designer: It’s my first season, so I’m quite new to this. But I love Roksanda Ilincic Ambitions: To be happy and successful Not many people know: My hometown only has a population of 12,000 If you had one wish: To work with Mario Testino