A Bloomsbury Memory

“It will be an odd life”, mused Vanessa Bell, “but…it ought to be a good one for painting.” These words were written as Bell, sister of Virginia Woolf and doyenne of the Bloomsbury group, was preparing to move to Charleston Farmhouse, a stunning, isolated house in East Sussex that would become the country retreat for the extraordinary collection of artists, writers, thinkers and radicals that made up that most il…

Music Video: Sensational synchronised swimming in Bombay Bicycle Club’s latest vid


Bombay Bicycle Club have had some pretty impressive music videos of late and it’s largely thanks to the creative vision of Anna Ginsburg. The Scottish animator has lent her talents to their last few promos that have included stop-motion puppetry and hand-drawn imagery over live-action shots. For their latest single, Luna, Anna’s ditched the animation in favour of straight film, using her meticulous attention to detail to create a few minutes of footage that are utterly captivating. I’d be loathe to spoil the surprise of watching this so all I’ll say is that the costumes, choreography and cinematography are all top notch and accentuate the song beautifully. So props to Anna and her team for their impeccable work!

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Sandro Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook

French brand Sandro presents us with their lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014 with a mixture of black-and-white and color images punctuated with red highlights. Inspired by late ’80s to early ’90s fashion, the collection features clothes with hints of grunge and rave influences. Muted tones revive classic styles into the modern age, while a good dose of black and white pieces round out the collection. Bomber jackets, sportswear pieces, and tailored suits fit in just as easily today as they did 20 years ago, and look to be staying put for summer 2014.

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Black Sabbath x Converse Spring 2014 Chuck Taylor All Star Collection

Converse has launched their latest collaborative sneaker collection featuring five new styles inspired by Black Sabbath for Spring 2014. The collaboration features the album artwork of four of Black Sabbath’s albums including Black SabbathParanoidNever Say Die! and VOL. 4. The designs in the collection also feature special detailing such as stitched Black Sabbath logos and graphic lining. The Black Sabbath x Converse Spring 2014 Chuck Taylor All Star collection will be available at select Journeys and independent stores as well as Converse for $60-70 USD.

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bjarke ingels group / BIG architects studio visit

designboom dropped by the internationally renowned firm’s new studio in copenhagen, taking a tour of the industrial space that houses a large open workspace, several glass enclosed meeting rooms for more private discussions, a canteen, a vast library of books and magazines, and an extensive display of models which represent the prolific nature of BIG’s practice.

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