Monday, October 31, 2011

Doug Aitken - Sleepwalkers

This art piece is a nighttime, video installation that was displayed on MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), back in 2007. It shows eight large scale video projections that are placed on the facades of the museum.
Sleepwalkers is a narrative without beginning or end. It displays the nocturnal life of city inhabitants - an electrician (Seu Jorge), a bicycle messenger (Ryan Donowho), a businessman (Donald Shuterland), an office worker (Tilda Swinton) and a postal worker (Chan Marshall aka Cat Power).

This is a site specific cinema experience and Doug Aitken is the pioneer on this kind of display. The images in motion occupy the city providing an experience to the pedestrians. This raises an interesting question - the experience of the museum was inverted, there are no more walls or barriers, there is no more a conscious choice to enter the museum space. It becomes a larger urban experience where the building is turned inside out and the city becomes a laboratory. 

Take a look of the video below.

Paolo Roversi

Paolo Roversi was born in 1947, in Ravenna. Started his career with a small studio for celebrity portraits, in his hometown. In 1973 visited Paris and met Lawrence Sackmann who took him as assistant, that's where Paolo Roversi learned most of the things that turned him into a professional photographer. Later on he took small jobs and it was Marie Claire who published his first majos fashion story. A big range of his photography are created in the studio, using 8x10 polaroid format and long exposures that give to his images an ethereal and apparition like ambience.

"I have a very mystical and spiritual approach to photography, which I can't explain, and I don't need to. I like sometimes to lose myself in the indefinite. That often happens to me along the path of beauty, without ever truly understanding where to proceed, and the further I manage to see, the deeper the mystery becomes... then an idea begins to take shape, a dream coming to life, a memory awakening, and it is then that I open the curtain and prepare a reflector; it just takes a little light and a little courage to make a photograph." 

Paolo Roversi

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jewellery Archive

rings from Asos and Topshop; necklace from H&M; nail polish Chanel

rings from Bimba & Lola and Pull & Bear; bracelets from H&M and Massimo Dutti; nail polish from Kiko

Friday, October 28, 2011

Matthew Barney - The Cremaster Cycle

From 1994 to 2002 Matthew Barney has created an epic series of artworks entitled The Cremaster Series. It incorporates sculpture, paintings, drawings, photographs, installations and a series of wonderful movies (Cremaster 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). The concept arose from the male cremaster muscle, which controls testicular contractions in response to external stimuli. The presence or reference to the reproductive organs, either male ou female, is evident throughout the cycle and it's creations, playing with the anatomic potencies of sculpture. The connection between the videos and the sculptural process is an intimate and dramatic one. One of the most outstanding characteristics of this work was the whole creation of plastic materials by the artist.
Please, check the website where you will find all the objects and amazing images created by Matthew Barney, you will not regret it:
Plus, the guy is Bjork's husband - Drawing Restraint counts with her presence and soundtrack -


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Winter Shoes

These are some of our favorite shoes for this season. It's impossible to list all our favorites of course but we list some of the brands we are loving. Miista can recently be found at Topshop, Matiko, Shakuhachi, Simone Rocha and of course Jeffrey Campbell.

photos from Miista lookbook

Shoes from Shakuhachi

Matiko shoes can be also found at

Simone Rocha shoes

Jeffrey Campbell - Night Walk can be found at

Ethel Granger

Ethel Granger (1905-1982) was known for having the smallest waist ever, with 33 cm only. Her husband William Arnold Granger was responsible for Ethel's efforts in obtaining such deformation. He once wrote: “if she can outshine other members of her sex in some way, this is a victory worth any amount of suffering”. Adding to her extreme corsets Ethel was known also for her huge piercings, which conceived an overhall image that is extremely strong.
In its September 11 edition Vogue Italia made a beautiful editorial inspired on her that you can check here:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

David Lynch "Rabbits"

"In a nameless city deluged by a continuous rain... three rabbits live with a fearful mystery"

"Rabbits" is a serie of episodes written and directed by David Lynch in 2002, starring Scott Coffey, Rebekah Del Rio, Laura Harring and Naomi Watts. It consists on very strange and dark story of a group of humanoid rabbits living their depressive daily life establishing disjointed conversations. As in most of David lynch movies the sound is composed by Angelo Badalamenti.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Noritaka Tatehana Exhibition

Noritaka Tatehana latest collection and some other shoes from her archive are finally possible to be seen outside of Tokyo. These heeless pieces are on display in London, Paris and Tokyo thanks to a collaboration between the designer and Comme des Garçons. The showcase is taking place since september 30th and will last for several months at the Trading Museum Comme des Garçons.

All images from Noritaka Tatehana blog and website
check it for more information:

Monday, October 24, 2011


We are the sun and moon. We are different minds and different moods. We are different styles and different views and yet we converge to create. We are Catarina and Francisca... and we found each other not a long time ago. Immediately got along as we are sharing the same universe and this one is art. The contemporary art conservator (Francisca) and the artist (Catarina). After some struggle, fighting shyness we made a decision to create the blog.


favorite color: blue
favorite fruit: strawberry and orange
favorite song: The Smiths 'There is a light that never goes out', Händel 'Ombra mai fu', Pergolesi 'Stabat Mater', everything Bach and many more.
favorite movie: 'Clockwork Orange' Stanley Kubrick, 'The Godfather #1' Francis Ford Coppola, 'Habla con ella' Pedro Almodovar, 'A Streetcar Named Desire' Elia Kazan.
favorite city: Paris
favorite season: Summer
favorite hair product: Dumb Blonde bed head, Tigi
favorite perfume:Angel, Thierry Mugler
favortie book: 'Odissey' from Homero


favorite color: black and white or pink and mint
favorite fruit: raspberry
favorite song: The Smiths 'How soon is now', Pergolesi 'Stabat Mater', Apparat 'Arcadia', Boards of Canada
favorite movie: 'Lost Highway' David Lynch, 'Clockwork Orange' Stanley Kubrick, 'Dolls' Takeshi Kitano, 'The Straight Story' David Lynch
favorite city: Paris
favorite season: Winter
favorite hair product: Color Combat, bed head, Tigi; Chihtsai #5 and #7
favorite perfume: Escada Marine Groove and right now Prada Candy
favorite book: 'The Wind-up Bird Chronicle' from Haruki Murakami

Preview "The Room" - Nan Goldin

The Room is back. Here is a preview of #14 with a photograph (Self-portrait) by Nan Goldin.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vanessa Beecroft

Vanessa Beecroft born in 1969, in Genoa, Italy is a contemporary artist mostly dedicated to performance.
The artist creates compositions using the live figure, usually models, that stay still and motionless. There is no interaction with the viewer, no expression no communication what is sometimes disturbing to the audience creating tense moment of observation.
These figures wear what we can call an uniform that is most of the time the naked body, the nudity becomes the clothing. All the models placed in groups create a rhythm and repetition are unified by wigs, by identical shoes or by colors. In her recent work Vanessa Beecroft started using professional models, and make up artists such as Pat McGrath and associating with designers as, for example, Miuccia Prada or Tom Ford who's clothing items and accessories appear in her work. 

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