Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Happy New Year, Platform readers!

xx
Platform

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best Bagels in Miami

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As a former Miami resident with a partial New York City upbringing, there were many times while living in the cosmopolitan city that I longed for a NYC style bagel. The doughiness, the indigestible deliciousness, and the oodles of cream cheese to spread over it. So to my Miami friends, if you share any of my former sentiments, this one is for you. A list of best bagel places in Miami, courtesy of Blackbook.

VIEW//TOP 10 BAGEL JOINTS

Shop // Grey Gardens

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Grey Gardens is the true story of a mother and daughter who escape to the confines of their East Hampton home in isolation from the world outside. The mother-daughter duo, better known as Big and Little Edie, got a chance at fame when documentarian Albert Maysles used them as his main subjects in his film. Now available at Anthropologie, you can have the book version containing illustrations, photographs, film stills, production notes, and transcripts.

BUY//GREY GARDENS @ ANTHROPOLOGIE $45

Tom Ford Directs "A Single Man"

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A Single Man is fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut. And the viewer can see, just by the trailer alone, the former Gucci designer's keen sense of style shines through visually and cinematically. The film is an erotic portrayal of a gay English professor who loses his partner, and his life after, all the while wearing Ford's perfectly tailored suits.

SHOWTIMES // A Single Man

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Platform Sale Rack // Phaidon NYC

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1/1–1/10 Thousands of architecture, art, fashion, cooking, and design books are up to 70 percent off at Phaidon's warehouse sale. 100 Wooster St., nr. Prince St. (212-925-1900); M–S (9–9), Su (9–7).

MV // Isaiah Seret Directs Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Kisses Over Babylon"

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros "KISSES OVER BABYLON" from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.



As part of an ongoing 12- part series, Isaiah Seret directs an epic Western set in the desert for Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros.

ARTIST:EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
TRACK:KISSES OVER BABYLON
DIRECTOR:ISAIAH SERET
PROD. CO:DECON MEDIA

That's Pretty Suite // Martin Margiela Designed Hotel Room

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Martin Margiela's design for the Suite Ile aux Oiseaux at Les Sources de Caudalie near Bordeaux, comes not long after his furniture design collection, White Objects. The hotel and spa, opened 10 years ago in the Smith Haut-Lafitte ch√Ęteau by the winemaking family and its entrepreneurial offspring, who are the beauty makers of Caudalie. For a pretty price of 650 Euros a night (about $935), you too can stay at this luxurious French stay away, personally designed by the Belgian designer himself.

MORE INFO::NOW BOOKING I MARTING MARGIELA

Monday, December 28, 2009

AD // 'Boards List of Top 10 Spots of the Decade (and More That Were Missed)

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Pictured: Cadbury "Gorilla"

There's been debate over whether or not the decade is actually over since some say we're coming to a full decade and not ending it. Either way, throughout the time that has passed, many adverts have been made that have influenced media in generous ways. And as the new year approaches, 'Boards magazine compiled a list of some of the best ads that ran. However, we feel some were missed. See below for Platform picks!


1. Folgers "Happy Morning"
2. Bravia "Paint"
3. Sharp "More to See"
4. VW "Singin' In the Rain"
5. Prada "Thunder Perfect Mind"
6. Skittles "Singing Bunny"
7. Nutrigrain "Feel Great"
8. Starburst "Berries & Cream"
9. HP "Michel Gondry"
10. HP "Out of the Picture"

Song of the Moment // Julian Casablancas "11th Dimension"

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Julian Casablancas, better known as former lead singer of The Strokes, has released his first solo album, 'Phrazes for the Young'. Like most musicians starting out their solo career, you can hear Casablancas desperately trying distinguish himself from the likeness of The Strokes. He almost successfully does so with just a few hints of the monotone belting that made his famous in the first place, with an all in all decent compilation of poppy, rock tracks. Enjoy!

OFFICIAL SITE::JULIAN CASABLANCAS "PHRAZES FOR THE YOUNG"

The Selby // Dan Martensen and Shannan Click

As you may have recognized, I'm an avid reader of The Selby, curated by artist Todd Selby. In this recent slideshow, The Selby captures the interiors of photographer Dan Martensen and artist Shannan Click in their new country home. The home has a barn that works as a studio, another barn for guests to sleep that is also a dining and entertaining area, along with their main house. The design is an eclectic mix of Americana and old country with wooden molding to accent this cozy theme.



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OFFICIAL SITE //The Selby

Design & Books // Architect, Zaha Hadid

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Zaha Hadid had me at Chanel.

The famed architect is an undeniable force. Her work, although controversial, has set a tone in the world of architecture for its daringness and innovation. Born in Baghdad and educated in London (where her practice is based), Hadid has designed radical architecture for over 30 years and is now the subject of this massive Taschen monograph.

BUY::TASCHEN BOOKS // HADID, COMPLETE WORKS 1979-2009, ART EDITION $1000

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Platform Sale Rack // Rogan

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Through 12/31 Select men's and women's clothing is 30 percent off at Rogan, including outerwear. The women's silk dress is $209 (originally $296), the women's bomber jacket is $319 (originally $456), and the men's peacoat is $409 (originally $595). 330 Bowery St., at Bond St. (646-827-7567); M–S (noon–8), Sun (noon–7).

Friday, December 18, 2009

Proenza Schouler Designs Surfboard

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Usually, we'd rule out surfing as a must-try hobby. We wouldn't want to cause the sport any embarrasment with our sad impressions of Annette Funicello in Beach Party. But when you say Proenza Schouler designed surfboard, we say "hey, it might not be that hard". Introducing, the Proenza Schouler surfboard. Where's my dive skin?

SHOP // PROENZA SCHOULER WHITE WAVE PRINT SURFBOARD $2,995

BROOKLYN'S LAZLO DIRECTS MALUCA "EL TIGERASO"



If not for pure kicks, we have to admit, we would've totally kicked it with Maluca back in our Miami days, if not just to share some chancletas with her.

ARTIST::MALUCA
TRACK::EL TIGERASO
DIRECTOR::LAZLO
PROD.CO::N/A

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BUY // VINCENT VAN GOGH: THE LETTERS

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More than just a bookcase filler, this six-volume set includes 2,000 works of art from Van Gogh, which the artist refers to in his letters, hence the name. The work inside is intimate and illuminating, detailing the work of one of the greatest artists in history.

The only thing missing from this treasure trove of iconic work is a Van Gogh ear charm necklace. Now that might just throw me over the edge in my purchase decision.

B&N // Vincent van Gogh: The Letters: The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition $480
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