New Order - Blue Monday
A Closer Look at the Audi-Designed Leica M Edition 60
Following yesterday’s official unveiling, Leica presents a closer look at its M Edition 60. Shot at the latest installment of the world’s leading imaging fair, photokina, the stylish unboxing video lets viewers get up close and personal with both the special edition Leica M-P digital camera (Type 240) and its included Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH lens — both of which were created by Audi Design to pay homage to the essence of photography with a nod to its origins. Limited to just 600 production models in all, the Leica M Edition 60 is set to launch this October for €15,000 EUR (approximately $19,500 USD).
Rodarte Spring 2015 NYFW
As did the rest of this collection. The show marked a real return to form for Laura and Kate Mulleavy: Playing off aquatic themes, specifically the observation of tidal pools, they progressed more or less organically from terrifically commercial looks to ones that expressed just the kind of artful madness that people crave from their brand. By the time you arrived at the net mermaid dresses clotted with embroidery, you were back under the Rodarte spell. The tidal pool inspiration made a good channel for the Mulleavys’ Miss Havisham-esque hoarder streak—mimicking the way flotsam and jetsam collect in eddies, they embellished their dresses not with restraint, exactly, but with a sense of formal specificity. There was a painterly aspect to their patchwork frocks, the heavy embroidery a kind of impasto, revealing the hand.
Historic 12th Century Abbey Becomes Hotel Fontevraud
The resting place of King Richard the Lionheart, a twelfth century abbey in the Loire Valley, France becomes a brand new hotel, The Fontevraud. 52 rooms and a super restaurant headed up by award-winning chef, Thibaut Ruggeri, the historic site is set in beautiful grounds. A traditional abbey on the inside, the interior presents a contemporary contrast, all easy-going beige, leather and wood.
Ben Grieme for Fader Magazine Fall 2014, 'Fuzzy Feelings'
it is as simple,
and as complicated as that."