The Eye of Faith Gets “Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller”

  [Photo: Zev Tiefenbach] The world of Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and Geroge Bures Miller exist somewhere between reality and the vortex of our imaginations. . .  The artist duo are known for their of-this-world out-of-this-world creations that combine objects, sound, images, mechanics, lighting, construction, and cinema to create one-of-kind experiments and showcases in the transcendental…

Music Minute: “Goodbye to Love” – The Carpenters (1972)

Composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis,  and fiirst released in 1972 on the “Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters” documentary; the song was ispired by a visit to London, where Richard saw an old Bing Crosby 1940 film called Rhythm on the River, where he noticed that they kept referring to the struggling songwriter’s greatest composition, “Goodbye to Love”. He says `You…

VINTAGE INSPIRATION AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS 2013

As you know, we love vintage inspiration big or small, and this year’s Grammy Awards were chalk-full of unique vintage style inspiration. Both the men and women of music have embraced their idols past, to create new looks that will last straight into the future. It doesn’t take much to tell, so let’s take a…

THE GREATEST CARS IN HOLLYWOOD HISTORY!

In our E.O.F. RULES, I mentioned how I came across a quote that said: “IMAGINATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWLEDGE”, and while that may be true, I always think it is much more interesting to have a healthy balance of the two. If you can learn a little, while also stimulating the senses, you really…

Chanel No. 666, it’s “Inevitable…”

At first, I was excited to see Mr. Pitt as the latest addition to the Chanel No. 5 brand. He’s smart, sophisticated, elusive, a little aloof, definitely mysterious, and loads full of that certain je na sais quois… But as I watched the video again and again, I couldn’t help but feel alerted by a…

The Jetsons Turn 50!!!

Happy Anniversary to The Jestsons, who turn 50 today! Everybody’s favorite family from the future was first aired on this day. Set 100 years in the future, in the year 2062, the show imaginatively explored life in the future (very appropriate, as the show was the first color TV series on ABC). Can you believe…

Johan Renck Brings 1960s French Sci-Fi Cool to Latest Ad for Perrier

Something about this new ad for Perrier really brings me back in time. The french brand has impressed us before with a series of videos featuring legendary style icon Dita Von Teese taking us on a glamorously risque tour of her body and the elusively decadent Perrier Mansion. Entitled “The Drop“, this latest film continues…

Life in Motion. Happy Birthday Eadweard Muybridge.

Eadweard J. Muybridge was born Born on the 9th of April 1830 and lived until May 8th 1904.  He was an English photographer who spent much of his professional life in the United Stated.  Born Edward James Muggeridge, he was of Dutch descent. Muggeridge changed his name several times early in his US career. In the 1870s,…