“Only Mario [Testino] could make me take these pictures…. People are going to say my butt is showing too much in these but this is V Magazine! If you’re going to do something like that, you do it for V.”
You gotta love the sentiment and you got to love that justjared.com scooped up this cover so quickly AND watermarked it!
Flexbility: Liquid Memory: Ross Lovegrove via designboom.com
For TI Ross Lovegrove is a great, great designer of the 21st century. At "Flexibility: Design In A Fast Changing Society at the Ex Carceri "Le Nuove" in Turin , Lovegrove contributed a rotating metal sculpture that beamed light throughout the room. Here's hoping this experiment is a protype for a brilliant new lamp. Lovegrove explains his concept after the jump..
Right this minute TI is mad for North London outfit, The Chap. I find them so funny. BBC punter John Peel would have lived for them. They are so normal their fans say they look like teachers and that's too true. Their new album "Mega Breakfast" has this really droll track, "Fun and Interesting" with a chorus that goes "My generation/Needs another me" . I like their live videos.Get into the drummer and his LED T-shirt (coming to a runway near you) and the kids in the audience are beyond cute. I ache for London right now!
TI can't afford, right this minute a Lucio Fontana slash painting but he can dream about the latest pieces by Tobias Madison, whose solo show "Yes I Can" shows at the agnes b's Galarie du Jour until July 19th in Paris. Its a very clever collection of ideas ranging from photography to installations.
Giorgio Moroder was the producer behind Donna Summer's genius "I Feel Love". There's a famous story, which David Bowie likes to wheel out, about that time in the late 70's when Brian Eno rang him up screaming that he had just heard the future. He dashes over to Bowie's hotel room and puts on "I Feel Love" . " That wonderful soulful singing over that cold Germanic machine music! It's the future!" Eno was said to have declared. He was right. TI loves cold Germanic machine music and this track is taken from Moroder's solo album E=MC 2. Get into the shout-outs to the production team at the end. Hilarious!
The Imagist is a hydra. The Imagist is an omnivore. It travels the world's fashion weeks and art fairs, film festivals and award shows. It goes from hotel to nightclub to art gallery to boutique to bar to bookstore to beach to record shop devouring: hunting for a tremor or a twitch that could change things. Does that make The Imagist a whore? Its all about the ( visual ) orgasm no?