Sunday, December 30, 2007

FILM::Sigur Rós


In case you have yet to view the trailer (and the film) created for Icelandic band Sigur Rós, here is a snippet.

‘Heima’ is a 97 minute documentary feature film featuring songs from all four Sigur Rós albums alongside previously unreleased material and, on disc two of the DVD release, a brand new song, also titled ‘Heima’., directed by Dean DeBlois.


Monday, December 17, 2007

VID::Michel Gondry directs Björk!

Music Videos - Declare Independence

"DECLARE INDEPENDENCE" INDEED! Michel Gondry (Partizan) directs his seventh video for the Icelandic songstress.

Friday, December 14, 2007


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"Team DFA brings out its A-side, spreading disco and funk-infused yuletide cheer across the land with DJ sets from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy & Pat Mahoney, Juan Maclean, Tim Sweeney & Tim Goldsworthy, and Shit Robot. Bountiful musical presents await — all wrapped in hot, sizzling vinyl."

When::Fri Dec 14 (10pm-4am)
Where::Studio B (259 Banker St, 718.389.1880)
Price:: $10 / $7 Advance

Note: There is an open vodka bar from 11pm-midnight.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


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Sexy ballet flat via Repetto.

Who reads French?

"La marque spécialisée dans la danse a demandé à 60 artistes de customiser des ballerines Repetto pour célébrer ses 60 ans. Parmi eux, Proenza Schouler (photo), Vanessa Paradis, Jean Paul Gaultier, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chantal Thomass, Jessica stam, Audrey Marnay, Andrée Putman... Ces modèles sont actuellement exposés dans la boutique de la rue de la Paix. Ils feront ensuite le tour du monde au travers d'une exposition itinérante pour finalement être vendus aux enchères en octobre 2008 à Paris. Les bénéfices de cette vente seront reversés à l'UNESCO qui s'engage à soutenir les écoles de danse sélectionnées par la Fondation Repetto créée pour cet anniversaire"



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It’s that time of year again. Design Blogfest is back! I went to this last year and was sure glad I did.
Held at Apartment Therapy last year, the event will relocate to Henrybuilt, the modern design showroom located 79 Grand Street (between Wooster & Greene)

Featured bloggers from the likes of: Apartment Therapy, MoCoLoco, TreeHugger, Curbed, CoolHunting & Brownstoner, which are some of my favorite sources for in-the-know design news.

Don't miss it!

TIME:: 6-9pm


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In case you have yet to view the running ad for THE ROW (the Olsen collection), here is a chance to see the ultra-feminine and posh spot featuring the track "Dear Braden" by Danny Fujikawa.



Kris Moyes directs for Sydney-based electronic duo band The Presets.

Track: My People
Agency: Modular Recordings
Production Company: REVOLVER FILM, SYDNEY
Director: Kris Moyes

Monday, December 10, 2007


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Paying tribute to the most inspiring and innovative motion pictures of contemporary filmmakers!

"Cinema Now examines the work and key themes of 60 filmmakers working around the world today, from the cream of the crop of young Hollywood to the new wave of Asian mavericks to burgeoning auteurs from Europe and Latin America.

Watch Pedro Almodóvar at work. Immerse yourself in the stunning imagery of Wong Kar-Wai. Feel the emotional impact of the films of Alejandro González Iñárritu and Carlos Reygadas. Live in the strange worlds of Guy Maddin, Matthew Barney, and Tsai Ming-Liang. Cinema Now is packed with stunning full-color photos and exclusive on-set photography supplied by the filmmakers, and even comes with a supplementary DVD containing exclusive short films, extracts, trailers, and much more."

This Taschen book is actually affordable too.


Sunday, December 9, 2007


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New issue from Acne. Stunning visuals!


Friday, December 7, 2007


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Legendary auteur Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) emerged in the 1950s as an art-house icon and remained one for more than four decades. Here, together in one box set, we present four of the unforgettable works that helped establish his international preeminence.

BUY::The Criterion Collection::$79.96

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Platform is back!

After an unplanned sabbatical of sort, Platform is rejuvenated, refreshed, and informed.

In the midst of entering a brand new year, there is an exponential amount of events and news to discuss and post about.

The art scene is growing steadily, with emerging talent rising to fame each and every day.

Musicians are on the verge of recognition, performing at alllll the best locals in town.

Compelling advertisements and music videos are streamed throughout our worlds, making our brand-loyal culture stronger than ever.

And the fashion, design, and film industries are bringing innovative and ever-so aesthetically pleasing material to our attention.

So, if you like to be “in the know” as much as I do, then you will appreciate what will be posted (fingers crossed!)

If not, feedback is always appreciated.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


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TASCHEN "This compendium showcases the extraordinary cutting-edge work of 100 of the world's most progressive graphic designers, from the hard-hitting political messages of Jonathan Barnbrook to the lyrical digital compositions of Peter Saville to the iconoclastic imagery of Stefan Sagmeister."

For those who work in a creative field (possibly advertising), this is a great book that will spark some inspiration.

BUY::Contemporary Graphic Design::Charlotte & Peter Fiell::$39.99

Monday, October 1, 2007


This is the third installment of Sony's Color Like No Other campaign. The full ad is set to debut Oct.5...just a few more days!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


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Last week I attended the annual No Spot Film Festival for Creativity Magazine. Production companies and Ad agencies gathered to discuss the up & coming, and those who submitted work.
Among the budding (yet somewhat already established) filmmakers, was animator Luis Cook. His short film titled, The Pearce Sisters was my overall favorite of the bunch.
“An amusingly bleak hearted tale of two weather lashed old spinsters, Lol and Edna Pearce. They live on a remote and austere strip of coast. They scrape out a miserable existence from the sea. The Pearce sisters is a tale of love, loneliness, guts, gore, nudity, violence, smoking and cups of tea.”
If you’re not “into” animation, that’s okay. Trust me, you’ll still have a wild appreciation for the quirky humor. Unfortunately, Cook did not take the title for Best Short, but what does Creativity know!? I’m still a fan.


Thursday, September 20, 2007


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There is something utterly captivating about these photos featured in the Brooklynites exhibit.
They represent Brooklyn for it’s beautiful grittiness that is often largely overlooked.
A winter day in Coney Island (I can’t believe it won’t exist anymore!), a moment with a lover, and those cool snowy mornings that make you dread the day ahead but love it at the same time. I adore how these photos make me feel and I adore Brooklyn even more.

If you have a chance, stop by! (It’s FREE w/ RSVP)

when:: Thur 9.20 (6-9pm)
where:: powerHouse Arena (37 Main St, Bklyn, 212-604-9074)


Don’t give up!

I realize that my entries have been sparse, but I assure you it is within good reason. I’m cooking up some exciting updates that will surely be worth the wait. Also, this season’s change is coming with, well, a lot of changes! I’m working steadily towards adapting gracefully to the various transitions.
Please check Platform periodically, as you will come upon some exciting surprises!



Monday, September 10, 2007


Yawn. In case you haven't had your fill of dance videos (uhum...Patrick Daughter's Feist MV 1-2-3-4), here is ANOTHER one straight from (often posted about) Colonel Blimp's Diane Martel. She directs this fun, but not totally innovative MV for hipster band The Editors. You decide.


Finally! Creative director turned commercial director Juan Cabral (Fallon Agency/UK a.k.a my future husband) has directed this new spot for Cadbury Milk, featuring Phil Collins 80's slow-jam "In the Air Tonight" along with a drumming gorilla. Outcome? Awesome.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


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The French Connection playing @ The Film Forum:209 W Houston St

FILM FORUM TIMES::8/31-9/6 only
1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50

Saturday, August 25, 2007

MV::MIA "JIMMY", Directed by Nez

Colonel Blimp's newest kid on the block Nez, directs his first promo for M.I.A "Jimmy"!

Friday, August 24, 2007

FILM::2 DAYS IN PARIS, Directed by Julie Delpy

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2 DAYS IN PARIS is the directorial debut for Julie Delpy.
Delpy, best known for her film Before Sunset alongside Ethan Hawke, has proven that she’s more than just a charming French actress with an adorable Parisian accent. It’s in 2 DAYS IN PARIS where she shines and reveals her talent for writing quick-witted dialogue as well as proving her remarkable talent for directing.

The film opens up with a shot of Marion (Delpy) and Jack (played by Adam Goldberg) sleeping in a train car on their way to visit Marion’s parents in Paris. With a voiceover by Delpy, this first scene gives you insight to a relationship that signifies what it’s like to be a couple in the 21st century. She describes the basics of their relationship and how long they’ve been together, but it is throughout the film that you feel the genuine familiarity of a sometimes tumultuous but overall loving relationship.
Jack (Goldberg) is a neurotic interior designer with heavy insecurities about his relationship with Marion. Marion (Delpy) is a crisis conscious photographer who is slowly losing her vision (although it is not the films concentration). Together, they go on a two-day adventure into Marion’s past, where they run into her old lovers and friends that convince Jack to question how well him and Marion really know each other.

Both performances are touching and hilarious--you will literally laugh out loud! With a similarity to a Woody Allen & Diane Keaton relationship, they evoke realness and quirkiness that makes their connection so distinct.
It’s in 2 DAYS IN PARIS that a woman is finally portrayed as not being a girlfriend-of-boy, but instead the man takes on the role boyfriend-of-girl, in which she is the leading character due to her unromantic sensibility and independent attitude; a woman who is not typically devoted to a relationship but instead realistically frightened by the commitment. It’s refreshing outlook. I’m looking forward to what Delpy has in store for us next!


Thursday, August 23, 2007


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The modernized affiliate of Crate & Barrel, CB2, is finally opening a store in NYC!
It will open late September and will be located at:
451 Broadway
(around the corner from my office!)



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Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan, in 1997.

“Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake were talented young artists who were deeply in love. Their bizarre suicides have captivated the art world: Was it their brilliant imaginations that did them in?”

Like a plot out of a movie, it is a tragic story about the unexpected deaths of two beloved contributors to the world of art and culture. Jeremy Blake, whom some described as a visual video artist, and his writer/aspiring filmmaker girlfriend Theresa Duncan.
Together they created a world of conspiracy and lunacy, overwhelmed with desires to find an answer to their constant insecurities.
They possessed an unwavering love for each other and were always quick to defend one another’s honor. It was Theresa and Jeremy against their friends, against Hollywood, against scientologist; it was Theresa and Jeremy…against the world.
Ultimately, their paranoia was taken to extremes when Theresa took her life on July 10, swallowing a number of Tylenol PM tablets with bourbon. The following week, Jeremy took his own life, by drowning himself in the ocean off New York’s Rockaway Beach.
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Stills from Blake's "Winchester" series.
(Photo: Jeremy Blake, 1906, from the "Winchester" series, 2003/Courtesy of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

No one knows the exact reason why either of them could’ve made such rash decisions to end their lives, but it is no question that they will be greatly missed.
Where did it all begin? Back in ’94, when the couple first met at a Fugazi concert. Then in 1995, one autumn night they ran into each other again. It was backstage at the old Knitting Factory, and this time the attraction was immediate. From that point on, they were inseparable. They shared ideas, interests, and frequent visions that left them segregated from a world outside.
NY Mag has recently published an article on this tragic story that is honest but only a mere peak into the lives of two brilliant and lost souls.

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Duncan's animated short, The History of Glamour.
(Photo: Theresa Duncan, 1999, The History of Glamour/Courtesy of the Film Society of Lincoln Center


Tuesday, August 21, 2007


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It’s sinister and provocative and sometimes downright inappropriate. Is it a formula for tasteless photography? Not in Xim Izquierdo’s case. In fact, it’s what gives his imagery its distinctive look, aside from his usage of cool tones, which accentuate his ghostly photos.
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He is a newfound favorite! This Barcelona based artist is climbing the ranks of both the fashion and art world at a steady pace. It's very exciting to see the beginning of a great career form. It's a only a matter of time before we see him transition into the American world *hint!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007


It's here,it's here,it's here! It just get's better and better.
**A man (Black) whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.**

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Don't know what to get me? No worries, I'll make it easy!

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NR eau de parfum

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Book my one of my favorite street artist- BANKSY

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FOX TROT by Christian Louboutin:: Red Patent & Gold Mirror Calf Leather 120mm

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Inluding::A Constant Forge,A Women Under The Influence,The Killing of a Chines Bookie,Opening Night,and Shadows

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Bambu sporks. Made of 100% organically grown bamboo

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Jiti Branches bedding

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Phonophone ll by Science & Sons

Ad::"More to See" · Sharp · Aquos TV

Just came across an oldie but a goodie. A great advertisement for Sharp TV, directed by Philippe Andre.

Prod.Co: Company Films
Previous Prod.Co:Villains

Ad::WWF India, The Bird

Sad truth for India.

Client: WWF India
Title: The Bird
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai
Production Company: Campfire Tales, Mumbai
Director: Binay Pradhan

Friday, August 10, 2007


Music Videos - The Salmon Dance

Bizarre but freakishly amazing.

Client: The Chemical Brothers
Title: The Salmon Dance
Agency: Virgin Records UK
Production Company: Factory Films, London
Director: Dom & Nic

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


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Daft Punk's dialogue-free Electroma—in which two robots dressed by Dior Homme yearn to become human—has been a fashion-set favorite. The DVD will be released by Vice Records in September.
Two midnight screenings at the Sunshine Cinema next week.

EXHIBIT::Solar Set

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July 12 - August 10, 2007
Opens Thursday, July 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"Foxy Production presents Solar Set, a group exhibition featuring works by Michael Bell-Smith, Olga Chernysheva, Tony Labat, Takeshi Murata, and Siebren Versteeg. Solar Set refers to a box work by Joseph Cornell from 1958, where the artist collected and arranged solar statistics, spherical objects, and images of the sun, among other elements, to create an idiosyncratic universe in miniature. The exhibition explores the ways in which images, objects or events are collected and reconfigured within conceptually rich and critically resonant visual systems. Using diverse means, the works take popular cultural forms as their starting point to forge imaginative connections, evocative images, and unexpected metaphors."

617 West 27th St. Ground Floor, New York, NY 10001 p: 212.239.2758 f: 212.239.2759

Monday, August 6, 2007

MV::The Willowz "Take A Look Around"

Client: The Willowz
Title: Take A Look Around
Production Company: Partizan, LA
Director: Paul Gondry

Thursday, August 2, 2007

LISTEN::Bat for Lashes

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I have finally been pulled from the dark depths of a music slump! It happened one night, not too long ago, when I was searching through the archives of Colonel Blimp’s website. Clicking on Dougal Wilson’s video reel, I came across a new video he directed for Bat for Lashes (Vid::Platform)for a track called “What’s a Girl To Do?” a drum infused song with a similar sound to The Ronettes hit “Be My Baby” (better known as that song from the opening credits in Dirty Dancing).
It was love at first sound! Maybe it was the nostalgia that pulled me in, but it was the band’s lead vocalist Natasha Kahn’s melodic voice that made me stay. And after dl’ing their debut album Fur and Gold, this so-called “love” was reaffirmed.
Their opening track ‘Horse and I’ came to lead vocalist Natasha Khan in a dream. It was “Inspired by tales of Joan of Arc. Natasha is woken by a black horse at the window and sent on a fateful quest. This extraordinary dream became the muse for the songs that now comprise Fur and Gold.”
Amongst her fancy fan base is Nellee Hooper, Brett Anderson, and Bjork, who was said to be seen in a sold out crowd. B4L (my new nickname for them) wide ranges of instruments include marching band drums, desert guitar, ballet school piano, harpsichord, sub-bass snarls, handclaps and naive beats.
If it is not their sound that draws you in, then maybe it’ll be Natasha Kahn’s individual style or ski slope nose that’ll keep your attention. Regardless, it’s more than worth a listen.

BUY::VIA AMAZON $7.45 & up

Thursday, July 26, 2007

CLIP::The Knife on NY Noise

Found this mini interview with The Knife. I'll eat up anything I can find on this enigmatic band. Too bad the interviewer is a nerd.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

MV::Johan Renck directs...himself!

My FAVORITE music video director JOHAN RENCK made this music video for his Swedish band Stakko Bo. His recognition has been mostly for his direction for music videos for (The Knife’s “Pass This On” to Madonna’s “Hung Up”) but that in no way excludes him from the musician world! Love him.

Director:Johan Renck
Artist:Stakka Bo

ARTIST::Pinar Yolacan

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When I first saw Pinar Yolcan's work, I was appalled and totally enamored! I loved her photos so much that I posted them on my profile on MySpace (No eye rolling people).
Under each photo, I titled them in relation to how the pictures made me feel. For the one above, I remember calling it “raw chicken”. Yes, I realize that “raw chicken” is not an emotion but I can’t help it, that’s what I thought of! Responses were mixed but overall contained the same intrigue I had when first viewing the photographs.
Ms.Yolacan will be on exhibit at Rivington Arms the month of November.


Friday, July 20, 2007

AD::Sony::Like No Other....

"Brooklyn-based directing team David Hill and Joshua Goodrich animate geometric eye candy for Sony"

Client: Sony
Title: Don't Walk Alone
Agency: Vanksen Buzz & Communication Agency, Paris
Production Company: Santa Maria, Brooklyn
Director: David Hill, Joshua Goodrich

Thursday, July 19, 2007


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Fashion stylist Scott Newkirk is featured in the latest issue of NY Magazine (the one with the daunting cover of Eliot Spitzer).
The article discusses Newkirk’s innate fashion sense, not just for clothing, but also for interior design and his architectural innovation.
A home located in Yulan, New York where “There’s no electricity or running water, no TV, no computer. Mr.Newkirk, can slow down, sleep late, and take his daily bath in the nearby brook (weather permitting).” He spends every weekend there in an effort to escape the bustling and more than often, hectic NYC life.
A dream for some and possibly a nightmare for others, it is a segregated home away from home that is completely up my alley!
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Personally, I absolutely love being out in the woods! I agree that it’s not for everyone, but by the look of his chic design, I’ll assume most wouldn’t mind this great escape.
A fave detail: Newkirk’s builder used aged hickory planks to fashion the ladder-like steps that lead up to his bedroom (rawr).


Tuesday, July 17, 2007


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Apparently, Bjork just couldn't get enough of her fans. The iconoclastic songtress will be returning to NYC for yet another amazing show.
I was fortunate enough to see her last show at Webster Hall and it was one of the most incredible shows I have ever seen (apart from seeing her play in Coney Island back in '03...I sound like a nostalgic gereatric)
Anyhow, I think I'm just going to have to see her again! You should too!

EVENT DATE::9/24/2007::
WHERE::Madison Square Garden-New York,NY
PRESALE::7/18/2007, 10:00:00 AM

Monday, July 16, 2007


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Tomorrow night, July 17th, Summer Screen will be playing the cult classic film Dazed & Confused! It's a free event and well worth the trip if you don't live in the 'Burg. So bring out your high-wasted jeans and favorite hippie beads (which actually, I really hope you don't REALLY own...) and come join the doobie fest (on the DL)

Time: 7:00pm
Location: McCarren Pool, Lorimer St. Wburg (btw Driggs and Bayard)
Cost: Free

Friday, July 13, 2007

MODEL DIARIES::Natalia Vodianova

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Short but sweet read.


PHOTOGRAPHY::Denis Darzacq

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When initially spotting Denis Darzacq’s latest work, one doesn’t necessarily see any political meaning behind it.
But it is in fact Darzacq’s intention to capture Parisian political activists as a generation without limits. The photo’s act as a metaphor for the issues at hand. (read review below via MoCo Loco).
Believe it or not, these photos are completely organic—no Photoshop and only a manual camera. Oh yes, and some very talented models.
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"Denis Darzacq’s series La Chute depicts a view of Paris after the riots of 2005, where one has to learn to be in control of the trajectory. Darzacq captures a demographic in freefall, to represent a generation that is either ignored or worthy of the wrong sort of attention. To find the young people he needed for his shots, set against the shuttered ground floors of what could be so many European suburbs, the photographer became a regular at hip-hop and break-dancing shows on the streets of Paris. The Fall won this year’s World Press Photo prize in the category of arts and entertainment." -MoCo Loco
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Thursday, July 12, 2007


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NPR has recently interviewed Brooklyn based band, Grizzly Bear. Through out the show, you will hear haunted songs from their new 'Yellow House' album. The harmonizing and soft melodies are mesmerizing. I haven't been able to stop listening to 'Yellow House' and for those who haven't heard it, I highly suggest you should.

For live Podcast, via NPR::GRIZZLY BEAR LIVE

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


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This past Saturday I was feeling rather spontaneous. So, at 4pm I gathered the energy to trek to Queens-- out of all places! (Thank-God for the G train)
My final destination was PS1, a contemporary art center and affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art, better known as MOMA.

When I arrived, there was already a line around the block. I thought to myself “Wow, there must be a great exhibit!” Yes, there was a great exhibit, however the real reason for the eager gallery goer’s was that it turned out to be the second Saturday of Warm Up.

“Warm Up is P.S.1's critically acclaimed music series and has become one of the most anticipated summer events. The series is housed within the architectural installation created by the winner of the annual P.S.1 and MoMA organized Young Architects Program . Together, the music, architecture and exhibition program provide a unique multi-sensory experience for music fans, artists, and families alike.”

ANYHOW, although this has been around for years, this was my first time actually going to a Warm Up event, without even the intention of doing so. But I’m absolutely giddy I fell upon it, because it was great. The energy was infectious and everywhere you looked, people were bouncing and dancing to the tribal-like drum set that was playing, which I’m currently researching because it was so good.

I’ll admit that at first, it was a little too much to bear, so I headed on inside (stay tuned for future post about exhibit) But when getting back out, I was amazed at how filled up the space was.

So, for anyone who is like me (living under a rock apparently) and has not visited Warm Up, here is the summer schedule so you can get your oblivious ass out there.

July 14: agnes b. presents . . .
Poni Hoax:The Penelopes:Frustration,Morpheus:JB Wiz:Ex Nihilo Crew:Plus Marina Rosenfeld and Zeena Parkins

July 21
Objektivity hosts with:Dennis Ferrer:The Martinez Brothers:Plus Eric Singer’s LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots)

July 28
Tummy Touch brings you:DJ's: Ursula 1000:Tim "Love" Lee:Ramon Santana:Wunmi and Unicornicopia

August 4

August 11
Trouble Man Unlimited/Italians Do It Better bring you:Glass Candy (live):Mike Simonetti + a special guest DJ:plus Elliot Sharp (live)

August 18
Rong Music host:DJ Spun:Ben Cook (aka Stranger):Eric Duncan (Rub n Tug):Woolfy Projections (live):plus Dewanatron (Leon and Brian Dewan, live) & Ray Sweeten and Zach Layton (live)

August 25
Escort (live):Felix Dickinson (Cynic, Urban Myth, Bastedos; London, England)
plus LoVid (live)and David Linton (live)


BOOKS::Jeff Koons

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"This exhaustive monograph begins with a biographical essay by Interview magazine editor-in-chief Ingrid Sischy that puts his work into context and tells his personal story, as well as a text by Eckhard Schneider’s analyzing Koons from a European perspective. Arranged in chronological chapters by work groups, the main body of the book features art historian and critic Katy Siegel’s detailed analyses alongside hundreds of large-format images tracing Koons’s career from 1979 to today. Rounding off the book are an extended bibliography and a lavishly illustrated biography. Fans of Jeff Koons’s work will find in this publication not only a sumptuous book-object, but also the most comprehensive study of the artist’s work ever published." -Taschen

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