Nicolas Godin: Widerstehe doch der Sünde Throughout their seven albums, from 1998′s breakthrough album Moon Safari to 2012′s Le Voyage dans la lune, Air have been a constant mix of thrilling dualities: a French retro-futurist duo inspired by both psychedelic rock and Serge Gainsbourg, who, despite their preppy, bookish air of young math professors, had impossibly cool and talented friends with whom they could collaborate, such as Mike Mills, Sofia Coppola (for whom they created The Virgin Suicides soundtrack), Phoenix’s Thomas Mars, and Beck.
A Woman’s Work: Marie-Louise Sciò Having grown-up amidst the sun-soaked terraces and lush Tuscan gardens of the Hotel Il Pellicano on Italy’s Argentario coast, today the architect and designer Marie-Louise Sciò leads the storied family business started by her parents in the mid 1960s. In addition to Il Pellicano and Hotel La Posta Vecchia, a 17th-century villa situated just outside of Rome, Sciò also manages her firm MLS Design, whose portfolio includes hospitality, residential work and product design.
Masayoshi Fujita: Tears Of Unicorn With musical influences ranging from American jazz pianist Bill Evans to golden-age hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest, experimental vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita takes equal inspiration from natural beauty and the environment. Having caught the attention of Erased Tapes label founder Robert Raths, whose roster includes contemporary classical stars Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm, the independent label is currently prepping the release of Fujita’s album Apologues , from which the meditative “Tears of Unicorn” is taken.
Max Richter’s Lullaby Ordinarily, an audience falling asleep during a musical work would perhaps be a composer’s worst nightmare, but for British composer Max Richter, inducing slumber is unequivocally the aim of his “eight-hour lullaby,” Sleep . “The work is made to be slept through, but there aren’t any rules, and I’m curious to know what happens when people dip in and out of sleep while listening,” says Richter, whose fascination with how we experience music in different states of consciousness inspired the project. “We spend a third of our lives asleep, and it’s one of the most important things we all do.” Sleep will receive its world premiere this September in Berlin, in a concert performance that will last from 12 midnight to 8am, and at which, instead of the usual seats, the audience will be given beds to aid their drift into unconsciousness
On the eve of a major survey of Joseph Cornell’s work, a look at three contemporary artists who turn little objects into whimsical tableaux.
Photographer Viktoria Sorochinski’s work gracefully combines documentary and fantasy. Her work examines relationships, particularly family dynamics.
Screen Tests: Ashley Smith As luck would have it, Ashley Smith was already booking acting auditions when photographer-director Marissa Kaiser and creative director Aura Friedman came calling and asked her to star in Screen Tests . Premiering a director’s cut on NOWNESS today, following yesterday’s preview on T Magazine , the collaborators describe the labor of love as a declaration of how fashion and beauty can redefine our identity
The 7th Regiment Punch, a centuries-old brandy recipe, gets a welcome update.
The 24-year-old R&B singer Vicktor Taiwo premieres the video for his song “Curse.”
In a cheeky new short film, the model tries on a variety of different characters to recite America’s founding document.
Raised in Melbourne, Ruby Rose is perhaps best known for her role as new inmate Stella Carlin on season three of Orange Is the New Black .
The Writer’s Garden: Sunnyside Farm Tucked away in a hidden valley, garden writer and author Anna Pavord’s carefully considered patch nestles up to the surrounding Dorset countryside. “I wanted to make a handshake between the garden and the wider landscape,” she explains in the latest episode of our seasonal series, Great Gardens. Having originally met Pavord at a Wakefield and Northern Tulip Society show, photographer and filmmaker Howard Sooley first visited Sunnyside Farm as it was being laid out some ten years ago and is still charmed by its Through the Looking Glass qualities
Misha Vladimirskiy has used Photoshop to create doubled images of Ed Sheeran, Tove Lo, Wiz Khalifa and more.
“Number Two,” at the gallery and studio space D+T, features valuable pieces and strange objects from the likes of Keith Haring, Susan Cianciolo and Ricci Albenda.
In February 2012, CNN severed its relationship with the host; now, at 81, he’s as comfortable with the brave new wired world as any millennial.
Last month, Kensington Palace announced the royal christening for Princess Charlotte would be held on Sunday, July 5th at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, the same church where the late Princess Diana was baptised. The newest royal baby will be christened by by The Archbishop of Canterbury,…
At only 37 years old, Gordon Harrison Hull is an established name within the fashion, art, and advertising industries, and he currently has his first-ever solo gallery show at Bryce Wolkowitz in Chelsea.
It’s been quite a week for legislation in the United States—nationwide, statewide, and citywide.
Picture: Getty Images Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are getting divorced. The couple announced the news this week, the day after their 10th wedding anniversary.
Cronus and Indigo Blak: She “The woman is predatory – much like the black widow spider,” says dancer Eric Underwood of the femme fatale protagonist in today’s film. “She uses the man and then disposes of him.” Choreographed by and starring Underwood, and directed by Dael Poulter, the debut music video by British-Nigerian producer Cronus and the Florida-based singer Indigo Blak features Underwood’s fellow Royal Ballet soloist Melissa Hamilton as the empowered lover in the erotic tryst. Cronus (formerly known as Cronos) was first heard on New York stunner Kilo Kish’s anthemic “Creepwave” and R&B star and ex-Diddy-Dirty Money member Dawn Richard’s “Judith.” “It’s awesome to see people’s interpretation of music when they initially hear a song,” says Cronus of “She”, which introduces the duo’s forthcoming debut EP, Late