SUSTAINABILITY

At Stanley Black & Decker, they believe in excellence—in their products, their people, and their practices. They’re committed to sustainable business policies and initiatives that reduce their impact on the environment and improve the quality of life in every community they reach. In addition to corporate level technologies and processes that reduce their environmental impacts, many of their industrial and consumer tools and solutions are designed to help their customers reduce their water consumption, energy use, and waste generation.

BLACK+DECKER is the marketplace leader for quality battery-powered outdoor products.

To provide consumers with a positive environment choice, they support the collection and recycling of rechargeable batteries. recycling BLACK+DECKER helped create and belongs to the Portable Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA) www.prba.org and supports the activities of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) www.rbrc.org, a not-for-profit company established for the purpose of collecting and recycling rechargeable batteries within the U.S. and Canada. Through the RBRC, rechargeable batteries are collected and sent to facilities where they are processed to reclaim reusable materials that are used in stainless steel production and to make new batteries. BLACK+DECKER and other participants pay for the cost of this collection and recycling effort so that there is no cost to the consumer. Consumer Questions & Comments Internet: Customer Service.

Company timeline

 Black & Decker Corporation was founded in 1910 by S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker as a small machine shop in Baltimore. Decker, who had a seventh grade education, had met Black in 1906, when they were both 23 year-old workers at Rowland Telegraph Co.

In 1917, Black & Decker invented the familiar portable electric drill, obtaining a patent for a hand-held drill combining a pistol grip and trigger switch. Its logo, a hexagon, has been used in one form or another since 1912; it represents a hexagonal nut, a universal fastener.

1917 – Received a patent for the pistol grip and trigger switch on its drill. The first factory was opened in Towson; the company is still headquartered there today.

1928 – Acquired Van Dorn Electric Tool Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

1936 – Common stock begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

1943 – Received the Army-Navy "E" Award for production, one of four World War II citations awarded to the company.

1949 – First Black & Decker U.S. trademark awarded four years after filing in 1945.

1975 – Francis P. Lucier succeeded Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. as chairman of the board, the first time a family member did not hold the post.

1984 – Acquired small-appliance business from General Electric Company.

1986 – Nolan D. Archibald is named chief executive officer.

1989 – Acquired Emhart Corporation, which includes the brand names Kwikset, Price Pfister faucets, Molly wall anchors, POP rivets, True Temper golf club shafts and other consumer and commercial products. Inducted into the Space Foundation's Space Technology Hall of Fame for its cordless power tool achievements and contributions to NASA's Gemini and Apollo programs.

2000 – Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. resigns from the board.

2010 – Black & Decker merges with Stanley Works to become Stanley Black & Decker.

1.1 Light (material) 

Light has the power to affect our state of mind as well as alter how we perceive the world around us, and Light Show includes some of the most visually stimulating artworks created in recent years. Individual artworks explore different aspects of light such as colour, duration, intensity and projection, as well as perceptual phenomena. They also use light to address architecture, science and film, and do so using a variety of lighting technologies.

1.3 The Ring installation by Arnaud Lapierre in Place Vendôme in Paris, France plays with the context of this urban space through reflections, light and the interaction of passers-by. The piece was created for the FIAC 2011 Conference and sponsored by Audi. It is an aggregation of offset mirrored blocks stacked to form a cylinder.

The simple repetition of the mirrored blocks creates an interior and exterior space where the urban context of Place Vendôme is filtered selectively through the defined volume of the installation.  It essentially deconstructs and morphs the surrounding buildings and sky and produces a disorienting, but engaging experience of the plaza.The buildings appear and reappear between the mirrored surfaces and voids, changing the perception of space and enclosure for each user.  It alters the condition of the plaza by creating spaces that are at times transparent and at other moments reflections of the visitors, the sky and the buildings beyond.

1.4 Balloon Installation. I chose this installation because i really like the  dance  of  light. In my  work  i can  put electric candels inside of  this  balloons, and hang up them on invisibile thread, maybe fish-line. Or it  could  be the cotton balls with  light  inside. 

1.8 Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion

Zirkumflex presents 'BotoxCloud', an interactive Installation by SAQ.

The installation yields various possible structural manifestations. For example, when the light comes through the paper models, its physicality changes. Its light reflective nature and its polygonic configuration give an impression of an ever-changing design object. Similarly, the title “BotoxCloud” comes as no surprise. Like a cloud, the interactive installation constantly transforms and progresses creating news images for the viewers.

The paper models are cut and folded in a certain way. They create interesting patterns and representations and in this way engage the audience both visually and mentally. The installation uses design as a medium through which the complexities of the surrounding world could be comprehended. In this project, the complexities of the weather are demonstrated through the abstracted composition of the paper models, which consist the “BotoxCloud”.

ES  DEVLIN

Es Devlin is an award-winning international stage and costume designer. Her work crosses a range of genres: opera, dance, film, theatre, tv and concerts. She also works as creative director for number of pop / rock / rap artists. Es trained in music at the Royal Academy of Music as a teenager, she went on to study English literature at Bristol University, Fine Art at Central St Martins and finally set design at the Motley Theatre Design Course.

Theatre: Es's career began in theatre - first fringe theatres in London including the Bushand the Gate, then onto the the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company and most other major theatres in London including the Royal CourtOld and Young VicAlmeidaSoho, Duke of York'sHaymarketComedy plus productions in New York, Madrid and Tokyo.

 

Opera: Next came opera - her first major commission was in 2003 in Vienna and she has gone on to design for most of the major European opera houses including El Liceu BarcelonaNetherlands OperaDanish National OperaGreek National OperaFinnish National OperaTheater an der WienDresden SemperoperLeipzig OperOper FrankfurtRoyal Opera House, English National Opera and Glyndebourne.

Dance: Es also designs for dance - including pieces for Russell MaliphantRambert Dance CompanyNothern Ballet TheatreSadlers Wells and Cullberg BallettSweden.

Concerts: In 2005 Kanye West saw some of Es's work and commissioned the stage designs for his world tour. This led to tour designs for a range of artists including Lady GagaMusePet Shop BoysNitin SawhneyTake ThatImogen HeapJamie Cullum,Shakira, Goldfrapp, Lenny Kravitz and Jay Z including creative direction for many of these performances.

Film: Es's film work includes direction - a music video for Imogen Heap and a one hour film for London's BFI Imax Cinema to the music of Nitin Sawhney as well as costume design for Sally Potter's feature film RAGE and production design for short films and music videos by Mike Figgis.

TV: Her TV designs include MTV Europe Music Awards - EMAs - 2011 and 2010, Pet Shop Boys Lifetime Achievement Award performance at the BRIT Awards 2009, a short film for BBC2 plus performances by Kanye West including American IdolBET Awardsand VH1 Storytellers, and creative direction for Rihanna's performances at the BRIT and Grammy Awards 2012.

Collaborators: For a full list of collaborators please see Projects section of this site.

Awards: Es was awarded TPi Stage Designer of the Year Award in 2012, 2011 and 2010, other awards include Olivier Award for Best Costume Design 2006, TMA Award for best Stage Design 1998 and Linbury Prize for Stage Design 1996.

LINOCUTTING

Printmaking is something that many artists consider, whether they are trying to maximise their earning potential via multiple editions, or just looking for a new creative outlet. The prospect of buying expensive equipment can be prohibitive but the great thing about linocut printing is you don’t need a printing press - you really can do it at home.

Like woodcuts, linocuts are a form of relief printing. The print is made from a sheet of linoleum, with the areas that are to be blank cut away with fine cutting tools (This can often catch people out because it is natural to treat the tool as if it were a pen that actually makes marks – for relief printing, think of it as an eraser instead). Ink is then rolled over the lino relief and pressed onto the paper to achieve the print.

Multiple colour prints can be achieved in two main ways. Firstly, individually sheets of lino can be cut for each area of colour. Alternatively, you can use the reduction method – cutting away from a single piece of lino one stage at a time.

Despite the relative simplicity of linocuts, do not underestimate the high quality of the results. Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and MC Escher are just three world-renowned artists who have produced stunning prints in this medium.

Establish a guide

Before inking the lino, it is worth registering its position on the table with masking tape or pencil guidelines, and then laying the paper on top and marking its position, too. This way, for every print you make, the image will appear in the same place on the paper.

Plan your multiple colour prints

 If  you plan on printing more than one colour, it is best to make sure you start by printing the lightest colour first, because all subsequent layers will be applied over each other.

You don’t have to cut cold

While linoleum is simpler to cut to than woodblocks or other relief print methods, there are a few tips to make life even easier. Before cutting the linoleum, try placing it on a radiator or warm surface first – it will make the material more malleable to work with. Some shops also stock a vinyl alternative to linoleum that works in the same way but is easier to cut.

Corrections can be made

Any unwanted cutting can be filled in with epoxy resin. Once it has set, the filler can be sanded and polished, allowing smooth prints to be made.

 

PERFOMANCE ART

FASHION & TEXTILES

Tony Viramontes (1960 - 1988) was an American fashion and beauty illustrator trained in New York, who found success in Europe. From the late 1970s, his works appeared in VogueMarie Claire, and Le Monde.

Viramontes was one of the few illustrators to thrive in the swiftly-moving fashion world  "It is essential to capture the image, not a detail, not a garment or an expression, but an impression," said Viramontes. He had his first solo exhibition in Paris in 1984, and a long association with the band Duran Duran, producing illustrations for the Duran Duran spin-off art rock band, Arcadia's album So Red The Rose.

ANTONIO LOPEZ

Antonio Lopez was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico in 1943. His family moved to Spanish Harlem in 1950 where he showed early promise as an artist making drawings for his mother who was a seamstress and dressmaker. In the early 1960s he enrolled on a course at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York where he met Juan Ramos who became his life long partner, and collaborator. While a student at FIT he participated in a work-study program at Womens Wear Daily where his talent was immediately recognized. He was offered a job at WWD and dropped out of FIT before joining The New York Times in 1963 where his style continued to develop. He was soon freelancing for Harper’s Bazaar, British Vogue and French Elle.

In 1969 he moved to Paris with Ramos where they lived in an apartment owned by Karl Lagerfeld. At this point he was being commissioned by all the leading fashion magazines and contributed several pages of drawings to the April in Paris issue of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Antonio and Ramos returned to New York in 1975 and set up a studio at 876 Broadway. Three years later they moved into a space on Union Square West.
 In 1981 he began collaborating with Anna Piaggi on the magazine Vanity. His self-portrait graced the cover of the first issue launched in September 1981.

Amongst many others, Antonio hung out with and drew Jerry Hall, with whom he shared a flat, Grace Jones, Pat Cleveland, Tina Chow and Jessica Lange, all of whom featured in the 1982, Antonio Girls published by New York Congreve. This book was followed in 1985 by Antonio’s Tales of 1001 Nights published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang.

Antonio died from an AIDS related illness in Los Angeles 1987. He was forty four years old.

Information from: http://www.fashionillustrationgallery.com/artist/antonio-lopez/

FINA  ART

1.1 Matthew Shlian (paper sculptures) By folding paper into these rhythmic and repetitive sculptures, artist Matthew Shlian gives patterns of life and motion to an otherwise flat form. Describing himself as a paper engineer, Shlian says, "I begin with a system of folding and at a particular moment the material takes over. Guided by wonder, my work is made because I cannot visualize its final realization; in this way I come to understanding through curiosity." In many of his creations, there is an illusion of movement as the viewer's eye quickly travels back and forth throughout the piece. In this tangible art form, Shlian creates all kinds of geometric forms in a very malleable and unpredictable process. He says that part of the fun in creating these pieces is not actually being able to visualize exactly what the final product will look like. As Shlian gets into a zone of folding, these gorgeous and complicated sculptures emerge from his skilled paper folding techniques.

JEWELRY, FOOTWEAR & FASHION ACCESSORIES  

FOOTWEAR

1.1 Lieke de Koning

1.3 Anne Vaandrager

1.5 Bone shoes Manuel Vogel

1.7 Katrien Herdewyn

1.9 Marconoli-Custodio

2.1 Amber Ambrose Auréle

LADY GAGA SHOES

Whether she's strapped meat to her feet or she's wearing talon-shaped Alexander McQueen heels, Lady Gaga's shoes are always impressive. We just want to know how she walks in them without face-planting every 5 seconds. Walking in super-high or heel-less shoes, one of Gaga's many talents. Gaga has said she also wants to start a fashion line eventually, maybe she'll take up the task of designing shoes, too. We'd buy Gaga-made shoes.

NICKI MINAJ SHOES

Nicki Minaj is known for her over the top outfits that leave people with no good comments...but when it comes to her heels she knows how to choose them. She seems to be a fan of Versace, because I have seen a lot of pictures with her wearing Versace. 

You always can find there are more celebrities who love the Christian Louboutin Shoes, today just with Nicki Minaj. Nicki Minaj was spotted in the Christian Louboutin suede teal Change of the Guard platform heels at the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops. Pink Color, Pink style, Looks lovely.

JEWELRY 

BESPOKE

KOREAN CULTURE

The fan dance (Buchaechum) is regarded as the most unique Korean traditional dance. The dancer wears a jokduri ( a head piece worn by a bride at traditional marriageand Dangui, a coat worn over a skirt, with sleeves  and a phoenix emblem embroidered on both sides. This splendid dance and brilliant fans of painted blossoms shows the beauty of vivid color and the harmony of group movements in a set space  the fan dance involves numerous and complex techniques such as fan folding, unfolding, turning and shaking fans in both hands. Learning the fan dance is very good chance to those who want to experience Korean rhythm.

COLLARS

In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirtdresscoat or blouse that fastens around or frames theneck. Among clothing construction professionals, a collar is differentiated from other necklines such as revers and lapels, by being made from a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric used for the main body of the garment.

Collars can be categorized as:

  • Standing or stand-up, fitting up around the neck and not lying on the shoulders.
  • Turnover, standing around the neck and then folded or rolled over.
  • Flat or falling, lying flat on the shoulders.

 

Collars may also be stiffened, traditionally with starch; modern wash-and-wear shirt collars may be stiffened with interfacing or may include metal or plastic collar stays. Shirt collars which are not starched are described as soft collars. The shape of collars is also controlled by the shape of the neckline to which they are attached. Most collars are fitted to a jewel neck, a neckline sitting at the base of the neck all around; if the garment opens down the front, the top edges may be folded back to form lapels and a V-shaped opening, and the cut of the collar will be adjusted accordingly.

 

1.1 Catherine De Bourbon, 1600 ; Portrait Of Woman From Holland Painted By Paul Morseelen (1571-1638) ; Marie De Medici (1573-1642) ; Queen Elizabeth Of England (1533-1603) ; Isabelle, Archduchess Of Austria (1566-1633).

1.3 Arrow And De Luxe Soft Collars.

1.5 Collar And Sleeve For Demi-Toilette ; Sicilienne Collar And Sleeve, Embroidered With Jet ; Sleeve And Fichu Of Grenadine And Beaded Net.

1.7 Cravate Marie Therese.

1.9 Muslin Habit Shirt And Sleeve ; The Paysan Collar ; Demi-Toilette Collar And Sleeve.

2.0 Women'S Collars, Sleeves And Cuffs.

SMALL CHANGE

Sustainability

In ecologysustainability is how biological systems remain diverse and productive. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. In more general terms, sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes. The organizing principle for sustainability is sustainable development, which includes the four interconnected domains: ecology, economics, politics and culture.[1] Sustainability science is the study of sustainable development and environmental science.

Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival of humans and other organisms. Ways of reducing negative human impact are environmentally-friendly chemical engineeringenvironmental resources management and environmental protection. Information is gained from green chemistryearth scienceenvironmental science and conservation biologyEcological economics studies the fields of academic research that aim to address human economies and natural ecosystems.

Moving towards sustainability is also a social challenge that entails international and national lawurban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism. Ways of living more sustainably can take many forms from reorganising living conditions (e.g., ecovillageseco-municipalities and sustainable cities), reappraising economic sectors (permaculturegreen buildingsustainable agriculture), or work practices (sustainable architecture), using science to develop new technologies (green technologiesrenewable energy and sustainable fission and fusion power), to adjustments in individual lifestyles that conserve natural resources.

ROLLED PAPAER BEADS.

Supplies: glossy printed pages, grouped according to color theme (multicolored, earth tones, black and white print) white glue something smooth to roll the bead around — the handle of a paintbrush (these are nice because the taper of the handle makes the beads easier to slide off) dowels, pencils or pens, broomsticks? scissors varnish — spray or water based brush-on acrylic (optional) glass or wooden beads (optional)

Step By Step How-To:

Step 1: Cut an elongated triangle out of catalog or magazine paper. (the base of the triangle will determine the length of the bead, the longer the triangle, the chubbier the bead) Rough proportions for this triangle are 2" base and 7" length. Experiment with different sizes to obtain a result you are happy with.

Step 2: Smear a bit of the glue on the inside of the triangle as shown. If you apply glue along the entire length it will be hard to slide the bead off the stick after rolling.

Step 3: Starting at the wide end, roll the triangle around your stick of choice.

Step 4: For best results roll carefully such that when the bead is entirely rolled, the end point of the triangle will lie at the center point. (see picture)

Step 5: Carefully slide bead off the stick. If you rolled your bead too tight at the rolling step, you will discover it at this time, as your bead will be stuck! (If this is the case roll more loosely with the others...)

Step 6: Set beads aside to dry on a glue-free surface, such as a clean plate, and be careful to keep them separated or they may stick together as they dry. When dry, beads can be sprayed with a coat of gloss varnish for extra protection and shine. Water based acrylic varnish can be brushed on— a less hazardous and healthier option but more work!

Step 7: When the glue is dry, beads can be strung on a variety of materials— dental floss, yarn, kite string, fishing line or wire. You might want to string heavier glass or wooden beads in between the paper beads to give the necklace a more satisfying weight, and allowing the necklace to lie nicely on the proud wearer!

Step 8: Enjoy! And remember beads are not just for girls! They can be used for a wide variety of projects other than necklaces. 

1.2 Paper beads necklace

ROLLED PAPER ROSES

LIBRARY RESEARCH

WORLD COLIDE

BRAND - BLACK & DECKER.

Black & Decker Corporation is an American manufacturer of power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology based fastening systems. On March 12, 2010, Black & Decker merged with Stanley Works to become Stanley Black & Decker. It remains as a wholly owned subsidiary of that company, but maintains its own headquarters in Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. 

Black & Decker (the corporation) is distinct from "Black & Decker" the brand; more than one corporation uses the brand. In particular, "Black & Decker" branded household products in the Americas (but outside of Brazil) are marketed by a division of Spectrum Brands, a consumer products corporation based in Madison, Wisconsin. In December 2012, Spectrum Brands also purchased Black & Decker's hardware and home improvement division.

Brands include:

  • DeWalt Porter-Cable
  • Delta Machinery
  • DeVilbiss
  • Air Power
  • Kwikset
  • Baldwin
  • Weiser Lock  
  • Price Pfister
  • Emhart Teknologies
  • Oldham Blades Black 
  • Decker Firestorm
  • Vector
  • DustBuster

1.2 Rows of Reflective Boxes. For the installation, rows of shiny boxes were suspended overhead, pinched together by string from the four corners of the malleable material and attached with clothespins. Each box was connected to the next, producing a chainlike reaction of movement. As visitors chatted and played underneath, the hollow boxes swayed in the wind, reflecting light and twinkling with a lively energy.

1.6 Three-Dimensional UV Thread Installations by Jeongmoon Choi

Artist Jeongmoon Choi uses light and thread to create amazing installations that play with aspects of perspective and illusion. Reminiscent of something produced at a laser light show, her fields of three-dimensional lines are installed in place and lit with ultraviolet light to create interactive environments.

1.5 "THE THIRST  TREE" by Beili Liu. 

Like  the  idea of Beili Liu installetion. All her  works got the  very  serious value.

The THIRST Tree

The iconic, drought-killed tree embodies the enormous loss of the hundreds of millions of trees in Texas. With its root reaching but not touching the water, the tree visualizes life’s dependency on water. It is a physical and tangible reminder of the urgency of our water crisis, which may sometimes seem distant from our daily lives. The tree is at the core of the Thirst project and provides stark contrast between our loss and our precious resources. 

Left: The THIRST Tree illuminated at night.

Right: The THIRST Tree viewed from water leve.

1.7 Installation: "LIGHT is TIME".

"LIGHT is TIME" created by DGT Architects Website for watch manufacturer CITIZEN. 80,000 "plates," the structural base of watches, strung up on 4,200 metal threads hung from the ceiling. The light is refracted on the metal discs and becomes the raw material for a stage set displaying, in three phases, themechanical components that have been used in Citizen watches since the 1920s.

Colored Thread Installation by Gabriel Dawe.

Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe creates colorful site-specific installations using bright gradients of suspended thread. Despite the geometric precision in each installation, it’s fascinating to see how some works become sort of amorphous clouds of floating color...

BEILI LIU.

The installation consists of hundreds of Chinese scissors suspended from the ceiling, pointing downwards. The hovering, massive cloud of scissors alludes to distant fear, looming violence and worrisome uncertainty. The performer sits beneath the countless sharp blades of the scissors, and performs an on-going simple task of mending. The overwhelming situation presented in The Mending Project is balanced and softened by the silent persistence of a simple mending action. The large quantity and intense force of the scissors elevate the confrontation between the objects and the performer. The installation/performance evokes urgency, concern, and fear, while simultaneously influence viewers through the calming and healing aura of the mending action.

GRAPHIC & COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Language is one of the principal means with which we communicate with one another. As a graphic designer we are concerned with communication and therefore words will often be at the centre of what we do. 

MONOPRINTING

Monoprint is a process in which one can use a combination of painting and printmaking techniques. It results in a unique image and some effects that cannot be achieved in any other form of art. Monoprint is a spontaneous technique that gives the artist freedom to work with a wide selection of materials such as inks, pencils, crayons, and pastels, and to choose from a variety of methods to transfer images.

The process produces a single print by using pressure to transfer an image drawn or painted on a plexiglass. The image is created on the plexiglass by inking the plate with a brayer [roller] and then manipulating the ink with various methods. A sheet of paper, often dampened, is placed over the completed image and run through the press by mechanically moving it under rollers. The image then gets transferred onto the paper. Oftentimes, the plate is cleaned, and a second color or image is applied over the first image.

Registration of the paper to the plate is critical in order to line up all the layers. On a newsprint, mark the size of the paper that the artwork will be printed on. Inside these lines, mark the size of the plate in the desired location as it should appear on the paper.

There are two basic methods of working on the plate, the additive and the subtractive. In the additive approach, the image is painted directly on the plate. This is known as working into light filled. In a subtractive approach, the ink is applied all over the plate, and then the image is removed with various tools. This method is also known as working from a dark filled.

Chine-collé is another technique where another paper is collaged onto the print. The inked plate is placed on the press bed and the collaged paper is placed on the ink. The collaged paper with glue facing up is placed on the plate and the paper is then placed over it and run through the press. This way collaged paper and the ink are applied in one run through the press to achieve different textures.

Frottage is a hand transfer technique in which unique images are created by placing paper over a textured surface and rubbing the paper with a crayon or pencil.

Suminagashi is a Japanese technique of printing over water. The design is created by placing drawing ink over a tray with water. A paper is then put over the water and the design is transferred on to it.

Each monoprint is different and unique and the artist may use one or more techniques to achieve the image that he or she want to create.

Chiharu Shiota

1972 Born in Osaka, Japan
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

2011 - California College of the Arts, Guest Professor
2010 - 13 - Kyoto Seika University, Guest Professor
1999 - 03 - Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
1997 - 99 - Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Germany
1996 - Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany
1993 - 94 - Semester Exchange to Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Australia
1992 - 96 - Kyoto Seika University, Japan

DAVID DOWNTON

Over the last decade, David Downton has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading fashion artists. His classically elegant, yet highly contemporary images have been a key factor in the revival of interest in the tradition of fashion illustration and David is a worthy successor to the great artists in his field including Gruau, Eric and Antonio.

In 1996 he was commissioned to draw at the Paris Couture Shows by a Sunday supplement. And since that time he has worked principally as a fashion illustrator. His reports from the shows have appeared in V Magazine, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The Times, The New York Times, Telegraph Magazine and most recently Vanity Fair among others.

David’s commercial client list includes; Chanel, Dior, Tiffanys New York, Top Shop, Joyce, Hong Kong, Harrods, Estée Lauder and the V&A Museum. In addition David has produced portraits (from life) of some of the worlds most beautiful and iconic women; Cate Blanchett, Dita Von Teese, Erin O’Connor, Catherine Deneuve, Iman, Linda Evangelista, Rachel Weisz, and Paloma Picasso.

He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by London College of Fashion, Academy of Art University, San Francisco and the University of Wolverhampton.

David edited the magazine Pourquoi Pas? A Journal of Fashion Illustration; the world’s only journal dedicated to fashion illustration. An area that he explored further in his book Masters of Fashion Illustration published by Laurence King Publishing, which came out in September 2010 and has recently been published in paperback edition. He is currently working on a new monograph.

In September 2011 he was appointed the first ever fashion artist in residence at Claridge’s Hotel in London, in which capacity he has been commissioned to draw the Hotel’s most illustrious guests from the world of style and fashion.

 

Information from: http://www.daviddownton.com/

 Hayden Williams, fashion illustrator extraordinaire

Hayden has been drawing since he was 3-years-old, he revealed that Disney had also played a fundamental part in his childhood and had always been a strong source of inspiration for him. He said that the first character he ever drew was Disney’s Cinderella. He said nostalgically: “I grew up on Disney movies and the female characters were my initial source of inspiration to draw. I would draw them over and over until I got them spot on! I was fascinated by the magic and beauty of it all. I always credit Disney for serving as such a strong inspiration and influence in what I do.”

Hayden’s extraordinary designs also tend to be inspired by vintage fashion editorials and films. With undeniable passion, he exclaimed: “I love the 40′s, the late 50′s and early 60′s because women dressed so impeccably and with such class. I tend to incorporate those classic elements and what made them so timeless looking and try to translate it to my work.”

He added: “The combination of vintage and modern can be very powerful when done right. I also get inspiration from Pop Culture and things that happen in the media or music.”

Hayden’s illustrations are always undoubtedly so polished that it is hard to believe that they could have been achieved with a simple pencil. However Hayden assured me that this is usually the case, he revealed that his toolkit usually consists of just a pencil, fine liner and sometimes markers to add colour. He added: “A lot of people are surprised that I do things old school and do everything by hand. I think an illustration is much more interesting looking with less Photoshop. I love that iconic designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Karl Lagerfeld still hand sketch everything.”

Hayden revealed that it can take as little as 10-15 minutes to do a quick sketch, however one of his fully completed masterpieces with colour can take around one hour. He said: “I am a very fast worker and once I have an idea or vision in my head, I can translate it pretty quickly and in one take.”

My heart ached with envy; Hayden made the process of creating something so outstanding seem so effortless. However he later revealed that his attitude was not due to being at complete ease with process but with years of hard work and discipline.

I was astounded to learn that Hayden is also a predominantly self-taught illustrator. Such dedication to a craft is a rarity, especially with no educational background and to the incredibly high-level of work that Hayden produces. Hayden thanked me profusely, he added frankly: “It is something I am proud of because I didn’t really have to do much. It just naturally progressed the more frequently I would draw something. It feels like I have been doing this forever.”

Information  from: http://haydenwilliamsillustrations.tumblr.com/

1.2 The award-winning artist from Sao Paolo first shapes his massive creations with PVC, and then carefully wraps them with layers of plywood. What eventually looks like a smooth flow of color and texture is actually tough work: “It was a struggle between my wish and the resistance of a non-easily manageable material.” The size of his works is also dictated by his medium: “The materials I use are made for construction use and thus in a way I have to go large,” explains Henrique.

1.3 Amazing kaleidoscopic paper sculptures from Miami based artist Jen Stark.

The pictures are hand-cut stack of cardstock paper.

1.4 Harsh Paul

1.2 Biopiracy bootie Iris van Herpen , United Nude

1.4 Svenja-Ritter

1.6 Cow Girl Iris Schieferstein

1.8 René van den Berg, Michelle Wu

2.0 Porcelain shoes Laura Papp

"It's clear that Nicki Minaj is still very much in the Tokyo spirit after her trip to the fash-forward city last month. She channeled the popcorn dress from her recent overseas visit at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards this weekend by sporting another theater-themed frock paired with—get this—shoes made ENTIRELY of teddy bears! Barbs wore a pastel paneled latex dress featuring a movie ticket stub bustier and sculpted dome skirt with bubbles of theater paraphernalia dotted across her dress. If you can tear your eyes away from her out-of-this-world ensemble, you'll notice her accessory game is UN. REAL. Namely, those shoes. An up close look reveals that Nicki is sporting sky-high wedges covered entirely in light pink and blue teddy bears! A touch of pink chains are draped across the shoes for an added touch of glam, and we officially cannot stop staring at her stompers. The girl behind the custom shoe creation in none other than Onch from Onch Movement accessories!"

Nicola Formichetti | VOGUE

Federica Moretti

TRADITIONAL CLOTHES

The traditional dress known as hanbok  has been worn since ancient times. The hanbok consists of a shirt (jeogori) and a skirt (chima). The traditional hat is called gwanmo and special meaning is attached to this piece of clothing.

According to social status, Koreans used to dress differently, making clothing an important mark of social rank. Impressive, but sometimes cumbersome, costumes were worn by the ruling class and the royal family. These upper classes also used jewellery to distance themselves from the ordinary people. A traditional item of jewellery for women was a pendant in the shape of certain elements of nature which was made of precious gemstones, to which a tassel of silk was connected.

Common people were often restricted to undyed plain clothes. This everyday dress underwent relatively few changes during the Joseon period. The basic everyday dress was shared by everyone, but distinctions were drawn in official and ceremonial clothes.

During the winter people wore cotton-wadded dresses. Fur was also common. Because ordinary people normally wore pure white undyed materials, the people were sometimes referred to as the white-clad people.

Hanbok are classified according to their purposes: everyday dress, ceremonial dress and special dress. Ceremonial dresses are worn on formal occasions, including a child's first birthday , a wedding or a funeral. Special dresses are made for purposes such as shamans, officials.

Today the hanbok is still worn during formal occasions. The everyday use of the dress, however, has been lost. However, elderly still dress in hanbok as well as active estates of the remnant of aristocratic families from the Joseon Dynasty.

1.2 Abtheilung Für Schleifen, Jabots Und Fichus.

1.4 Chemisette ; Manche Accompagnant La Chemisette ; Corbeille Pour Travaux Au Tricot.

1.6 Collars With Embroidery And Lace Insertions ; Patterns For Women'S Bonnet.

1.8 Easter Things For The Neck.

Detachable starched collars became commonly worn on men's shirts around 1850. The idea was to present a clean appearance to the world without the expence of laundering the whole shirt. As the century progressed collars rose and fell in height according to the fashion of the time reaching their most extreme height in the Edwardian era at the very beginning of C20th.

Collars are either double or single meaning simply that they are either one layer worn upright or folded over and therefore double. Double collars are normally seen as less formal than the upright single.

Collars are all attached to the shirt by means of two collar studs. The shirts must have the appropriate stud holes on the neckband which match up with those on the collar. One short one at the back and a longer one at the front.

We supply the largest variety of separate collars in the world and have them made in two ways. The starched are the most traditional but must be laundered professionally by a company which still uses the original C19th pressing and finishing machines.

This is increasingly difficult which is why we are offering most of our collars in a washable version. They are still 100% cotton but retain their shape after a standard machine wash.

2.1 Wearing Apparel

What is sustainable development?

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The concept of sustainable development can be interpreted in many different ways, but at its core is an approach to development that looks to balance different, and often competing, needs against an awareness of the environmental, social and economic limitations we face as a society.

All too often, development is driven by one particular need, without fully considering the wider or future impacts. We are already seeing the damage this kind of approach can cause, from large-scale financial crises caused by irresponsible banking, to changes in global climate resulting from our dependence on fossil fuel-based energy sources. The longer we pursue unsustainable development, the more frequent and severe its consequences are likely to become, which is why we need to take action now.  

So is it all just about the environment?

Living within our environmental limits is one of the central principles of sustainable development. One implication of not doing so is climate change.

But the focus of sustainable development is far broader than just the environment. It's also about ensuring a strong, healthy and just society. This means meeting the diverse needs of all people in existing and future communities, promoting personal wellbeing, social cohesion and inclusion, and creating equal opportunity.

If sustainable development focuses on the future, does that mean we lose out now?

Not necessarily. Sustainable development is about finding better ways of doing things, both for the future and the present. We might need to change the way we work and live now, but this doesn't mean our quality of life will be reduced.

A sustainable development approach can bring many benefits in the short to medium term, for example:

Savings - As a result of SDC scrutiny, government has saved over £60m by improving efficiency across its estate.

Health & Transport - Instead of driving, switching to walking or cycling for short journeys will save you money, improve your health and is often just as quick and convenient.

How does it affect me?

The way we approach development affects everyone. The impacts of our decisions as a society have very real consequences for people's lives. Poor planning of communities, for example, reduces the quality of life for the people who live in them. (Relying on imports rather than growing food locally puts the UK at risk of food shortages.)

Sustainable development provides an approach to making better decisions on the issues that affect all of our lives. By incorporating health plans into the planning of new communities, for instance, we can ensure that residents have easy access to healthcare and leisure facilities. (By encouraging more sustainable food supply chains, we can ensure the UK has enough food for the long-term future.)

How do we make it happen?

We all have a part to play. Small actions, taken collectively, can add up to real change. However, to achieve sustainability in the UK, we believe the Government needs to take the lead. The SDC's job is to help make this happen, and we do it through a mixture of scrutiny, advice and building organisational capacity for sustainable development.

1.1 ECO Jewelry.  Phoenix Empress Chainmaille Dancing Leaves Fire Bib Necklace.

BOOK PAGE WREATH

HOW TO CREATE A  BOOK  PAGE WREATH?

Supplies:

  • 10″ foam wreath ($1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Paperback novel ($1 at Dollar Tree – depending on the length of the book, you may need two)
  • Brown and/or gray craft paint
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Small strip of ribbon
  • A few paper towels
  • A few straight pins (optional)

1. Assemble your cast of characters. I felt slightly guilty about purchasing an author’s work from the Dollar Tree for the sole purpose of ripping up. I read a few pages of Loving Charity just to make sure I wasn’t about to destroy a literary classic; let me assure you that I wasn’t. You could definitely use vintage books, magazines or sheet music for this project or even select a book off of your own bookshelf that you don’t think you’ll read again.

2. Using the paper towels, I applied the brown paint to the edges of the book. I simply squirted some paint onto the towel and wiped it on the book. I painted the brown first and then applied a bit of gray. This will give your book pages a vintage look. To be honest, two colors aren’t completely necessary, so you can use just gray or just brown if you would like.

Lay the book on a clean paper towel for about 5 or 10 minutes to let the paint dry.

3. Cut or tear a page out of the book and roll it in a method of your choosing. I put together a video tutorial to show you some different ways to roll the page if you are interested in seeing how I did it. The main thing to remember is that you want to roll the paper and not actually fold or crease it.

4. After rolling the page, apply some glue at the end of the roll and glue it to the wreath. Make sure that the painted edges are facing up.You will do this layer all the way around the wreath. When you have finished the full circle, flip the wreath over. That layer will become the bottom. If it won’t lay flat, put something heavy on top of it to flatten it out for a few minutes.

5. Continue rolling pages for your wreath. You will now fold a little tab on the bottom edge and apply glue only to that tab. Work your way from the bottom of the wreath up to the top, finishing one layer before moving to the next.

6. Once you get to the inside of the wreath, roll the paper and apply glue to the edge much like you did with the bottom layer. When you glue it on, the pages will be shorter than the wreath of the wreath. That’s okay.

7. At this point, your wreath will be mostly done, but there will be some sections you need to fill in. It should look roughly like this. To fill in your spaces, you’ll simply roll a page, apply glue to the ends, and just stick it in the wreath. The filler pages don’t necessarily need to touch the styrofoam wreath; they can stick to the pages already glued to the wreath if need be. Use the filler pages to fill in holes and add some height and visual interest to your wreath.

8. After I was finished filling in, I flip your wreath over and glue your scrap of ribbon on the back to serve as a hanger. I stuck a few straight pins in it to make sure it held tight to the wreath, but that’s purely optional if you glue it on well.

All that’s left to do now is to find a spot to hang your new creation!

ESTABLISHMENT "LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM"

The London Transport Museum, or LT Museum based in Covent Garden, London, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city. The majority of the museum's exhibits originated in the collection of London Transport, but, since the creation of Transport for London (TfL) in 2000, the remit of the museum has expanded to cover all aspects of transportation in the city. The museum operates from two sites within London. The main site in Covent Garden uses the name of its parent institution, sometimes suffixed by Covent Garden, and is open to the public every day, having reopened in 2007 after a two year refurbishment. The other site, located in Acton, is known as the London Transport Museum Depot and is principally a storage site that is open on regular visitor days throughout the year. The museum was briefly renamed London's Transport Museum to reflect its coverage of topics beyond London Transport, but it reverted to its previous name in 2007 to coincide with the reopening of the Covent Garden site. London Transport Museum is a registered charity under English law. The museum's main facility is located in a Victorian iron and glass building that originally formed part of the Covent Garden vegetable, fruit and flower market. It was designed as a dedicated flower market by William Rogers in 1871 and is located between Russell Street, Tavistock Street, Wellington Street and the east side of the former market square. The market moved out in 1971, and the building was first occupied by the London Transport Museum in 1980. Previously the collection had been located at Syon Park since 1973 and before that had formed part of the British Transport Museum at Clapham. On 4 September 2005 the museum closed for a major £22 million refurbishment designed by Bryan Avery of Avery Associates Architects to enable the expansion of the display collection to encompass the larger remit of TfL which administers all forms of public transport. Enhanced educational facilities were also required. The museum reopened on 22 November 2007. The entrance to the museum is from the Covent Garden Piazza, amongst the Piazza's many tourist attractions. The museum is within walking distance from both Covent Garden tube station and Charing Cross railway station.

Black & Decker Corporation is an American manufacturer of power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology based fastening systems. On March 12, 2010, Black & Decker merged with Stanley Works to become Stanley Black & Decker. It remains as a wholly owned subsidiary of that company, but maintains its own headquarters in Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore.

SUSTAINABILITYAt

Stanley Black & Decker, people believe in excellence—in their products, their people, and their practices. They’re committed to sustainable business policies and initiatives that reduce their impact on the environment and improve the quality of life in every community they reach. In addition to corporate level technologies and processes that reduce their environmental impacts, many of their industrial and consumer tools and solutions are designed to help their customers reduce their water consumption, energy use, and waste generation.

SUBMIT AN IDEA

Stanley Black & Decker is interested in ideas that meet consumers’ needs, and they are committed to providing the highest-quality products at the best value. They can hear their consumer needs and love reading the thousands of submissions they get every year on how to strengthen their products and how to better deliver products that directly meet consumer needs.

MECHANISM 

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Gregory Colbert (born 1960 in Toronto) is a Canadian film-maker and photographer best known as the creator of Ashes and Snow, an exhibition of photographic artworks and films housed in the Nomadic Museum. Colbert sees himself as an apprentice to nature. His works are collaborations between humans and other species that express the poetic sensibilities and imaginations of human and animals. His images offer an inclusive non-hierarchical vision of the natural world, one that depicts an interdependence and symmetry between humanity and the rest of life. In describing his vision, Colbert has said, '"I would define what I do as storytelling…what’s interesting is to have an expression in an orchestra—and I’m just one musician in the orchestra. Unfortunately, as a species we’ve turned our back to the orchestra. I’m all about opening up the orchestra, not just to other humans, but to other species.'"

 

Career

Colbert began his career in Paris in 1983 making documentary films on social issues. Film-making led to fine arts photography. Colbert's first exhibition, Timewaves, opened in 1992 at the Museum of Elysée in Switzerland to wide critical acclaim. For the next ten years, Colbert did not publicly exhibit his art or show any films. Instead, he traveled to such places as Antarctica, India, Egypt, Burma, Tonga, Australia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, China, the Arctic, the Azores, and Borneo. Elephants, whales, manatees, sacred ibis, cranes, eagles, gyrfalcons, rhinoceros hornbills, cheetahs, leopards, African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus), caracals, baboons, eland, meerkats, gibbons, orangutans, penguins, pandas, polar bears, lions, giant Pacific manta rays, and saltwater crocodiles are among the animals he has filmed and photographed. Human collaborators include San bushmen, Tsaatan, Lisu, Massai, Chong, Kazakhs, and people from other indigenous tribes around the world. Colbert, who calls animals "nature's living masterpieces," photographs and films both wild animals and those that have been habituated to human contact in their native environments. The images record what he saw through the lens of his camera without the use of digital collaging.

Alfred Stieglitz

(January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

 

O'Keeffe and modern art (1918–1924)

A Stieglitz portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe. During the previous eighteen months Stieglitz and O'Keeffe had been writing to each other with increasing passion and seeing each other whenever possible (she was living in Texas for most of this time). In early June, O'Keeffe moved to New York after Stieglitz promised he would provide her with a quiet studio where she could paint. They were inseparable from the moment she arrived, and within a month he took the first of many nude photographs of her. He chose to do this at his family's apartment while his wife Emmy was away, but she returned while their session was still in progress. She had suspected something was going on between Stieglitz and O'Keeffe for a while, but his audacity in bringing her to their home both confirmed her fears and naturally outraged her. She told him to stop seeing her or get out. Stieglitz, who some believe had set up the entire situation in order to provoke the confrontation, did not hesitate; he left and immediately found a place in the city where he and O'Keeffe could live together.

 

TIM WALKER

 

Tim Walker?s photographs have entranced the readers of Vogue, month by month, for over a decade. Extravagant staging and romantic motifs characterise his unmistakable style. After concentrating on photographic stills for 15 years, Walker is now also making moving film.

Born in England in 1970, Walker?s interest in photography began at the Condé Nast library in London where he worked on the Cecil Beaton archive for a year before university. After a three-year BA Honors degree in Photography at Exeter College of Art, Walker was awarded third prize as The Independent Young Photographer Of The Year. Upon graduation in 1994, Walker worked as a freelance photographic assistant in London before moving to New York City as a full time assistant to Richard Avedon.

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When he returned to England, he initially concentrated on portrait and documentary work for British newspapers. At the age of 25 he shot his first fashion story for Vogue, and has photographed for the British, Italian, and American editions, as well as W Magazine and LOVE Magazine ever since. Walker staged his first major exhibition at the Design Museum, London in 2008. This coincided with the publication of his book ?Pictures? published by teNeues. In 2010 Walker?s first short film, ?The Lost Explorer? was premiered at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and went on to win best short film at the Chicago United Film Festival, 2011. 2012 saw the opening of Walker?s ?Story Teller? photographic exhibition at Somerset House, London. The exhibition coincided with the publication of his book, ?Story Teller? published by Thames and Hudson.

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In a 2013 collaboration with Lawrence Mynott and Kit Hesketh-Harvey, he also released The Granny Alphabet, a unique collection of portraiture and illustration celebrating grandmothers. Walker received the ?Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator? from The British Fashion Council in 2008 as well as the Infinity Award from The International Center of Photography in 2009. In 2012 Walker received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. The Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London include Walker?s photographs in their permanent collections. Tim lives in London.

Richard Avedon

By capturing American ideals of celebrity, fashion, and beauty in the 20th and early 21st centuries, Richard Avedon helped to establish photography as a contemporary art form. Avedon?s distinct style of portrait photography is nothing short of iconic. While the portraiture of his contemporaries focused on single moments or composed formal images, his stark lighting and minimalist white backdrops drew the viewer to the intimate, emotive power of the subject?s expression.

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Between 1945 and 1965, he worked as a fashion photographer, revolutionizing the craft even as he honed his aesthetic. His work appeared in magazines from Harper?s Bazaar and Vogue to Life and Look. Later, he moved into journalism and the art world. Avedon?s subjects included pop icons, models, musicians, writers, artists, workers, political activists, soldiers, Vietnam War victims, politicians, and his family. Richard Avedon (b. 1923, New York; d. 2004, San Antonio, Texas) studied philosophy at Columbia University, New York, and served in the photography department of the U.S. Merchant Marines before studying photography with Alexey Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research, New York. He began work as a fashion photographer for Harper's Bazaar in 1945, eventually joining rival Vogue magazine, where he would remain on staff until 1988. In 1992 he was named the first staff photographer for The New Yorker.

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He received a Master of Photography Award from the International Center of Photography and his work is included in the collections of MoMA, the Smithsonian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with countless other museums and institutions worldwide. Avedon?s solo exhibition, ?Portraits: 1969?1975? was on view at the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, and Larry Gagosian?s Broxton Gallery, in Westwood, California, in 1976. He is the only photographer to have had two major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in 1978 and 2002. A 2007 retrospective exhibition organized by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark traveled to Milan, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and San Francisco. Richard Avedon established The Richard Avedon Foundation during his lifetime. Based in New York, the Foundation is the repository for Avedon's photographs, negatives, publications, papers, and archival materials.

Carine Roitfeld

(French pronunciation: ?[ka.?in ?wat.f?ld]; born September 19, 1954) is the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, a position she held from 2001 to January 31, 2011.A former fashion model and writer, she announced her resignation on December 17, 2010, and was succeeded by Emmanuelle Alt. In 2012, she became founder and editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book.

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VOGUE RUSSIA (BALLET)

Source: Vogue Russia October 2012 Editorial Feature: ?Red Lady? Model: Anna Selezneva Photographer : Patrick Demarchelier.

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JAN MASNY

Jan Masny started his photographic practice in the photographic studio of Bogdan Axman. He very quickly became independent and moved to London in 2004. His main focus is in fashion photography as well as portraiture and advertising. His photographs are simple and minimal with the aim of specifically emphasizing their content. He is fascinated by polarities and contrasts of meaning, and his ability to extract often unexpected aspects from his subjects gives a freshness and depth to his work. He has taken portraits of numerous celebrities including Jamelia, Gosia Bela, Simon Webbe, Asher D and Lisa Maffia. 

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MOVEMENT

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MARIE CHOUINARD

BOB FOSSE

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CONTACT IMPROVISATION

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Ashes and Snow

In 2002, Colbert presented his work, Ashes and Snow, in Venice, Italy. An April 9, 2002 review in The Globe and Mail stated, “Colbert unveiled Ashes and Snow, an exhibition of images and photographs unprecedented in both scope and scale. Covering 12,600 square meters, it is billed as one of the largest one-man shows in the history of Europe.” In spring 2005, the show opened in New York City in the Nomadic Museum, a temporary structure built to house the exhibition. Ashes and Snow and the Nomadic Museum then traveled to Santa Monica in 2006, Tokyo in 2007, and Mexico City in 2008. To date, Ashes and Snow has attracted over 10 million visitors, making it the most attended exhibition by a living artist in history. Ashes and Snow has been a critical and popular success. Photo magazine declared, “A new master is born.”

Ashes and Snow has been described as "extraordinary" by the Economist, and "distinctive . . . monumental in every sense" by the Wall Street Journal. Stern magazine declared that the photographs are "fascinating," and Vanity Fair described Gregory Colbert as "Best of the Best." An article in 2002 in the New York Times by Alan Riding stated “The power of the images comes less from their formal beauty than from the way they envelop the viewer in their mood. . . .They are simply windows to a world in which silence and patience govern time.” Gregory Colbert has been the recipient of a number of awards and distinctions. In 2006 he was awarded the "Best Curator of the Year" at the Lucie Awards. In 2007, his film, Ashes and Snow was nominated for a special prize at the Venice Film festival. Most recently, he was named the honorary ambassador of culture and tourism to Mexico.

PETER LINDBERGH

Peter Lindbergh  is a German photographer and filmmaker. He currently maintains residences in Paris, Manhattan, and Arles.

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Peter Lindbergh was born on November 23, 1944 in Leszno, Poland (the city was annexed by Germany as part of Reichsgau Wartheland between 1939 and 1945). He spent his childhood in Duisburg. After a basic school education he worked as a window dresser for the Karstadt and Horten department stores in Duisburg. At 18, he moved to Switzerland. Eight months later, he went from Lucerne to Berlin and took evening courses at the Academy of Arts. He hitchhiked to Arles in the footsteps of his idol, Vincent van Gogh. After several months in Arles, he continued through to Spain and Morocco, a journey that took him two years. Returning to Germany, he studied Free Painting at the College of Art in Krefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia). In 1969, while still a student, he exhibited his work for the first time at the Galerie Denise René - Hans Mayer. Concept Art marked his last period of interest in art. In 1971 his interest turned toward photography and for two years he worked as the assistant to the Düsseldorf-based photographer, Hans Lux.

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Peter Lindbergh moved to Paris in 1978 and started working internationally for Vogue, first the Italian, then the English, French, German, and American Vogue, later for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Allure, and Rolling Stone. His mostly black-and-white photographs, implement a pictorial language that takes its lead from early German cinema and from the Berlin art scene of the 1920s. In 1988, Anna Wintour arrived at American Vogue and signed Lindbergh for the magazine. He shot Miss Wintour?s first, then revolutionary American Vogue, November 1988 cover. Lindbergh photographed the "iconic" January 1990 Vogue cover that featured Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington. He made portraits of Catherine Deneuve, Mick Jagger, Charlotte Rampling, Nastassja Kinski, Tina Turner, John Travolta, Madonna, Sharon Stone, John Malkovich, and countless others. His first book, 10 Women by Peter Lindbergh, a black-and-white portfolio of ten top contemporary models, was published in 1996 and had sold more than 100,000 copies as of 2008. Twice he has shot the Pirelli calendar, in 1996 and 2002. The latter, which featured actresses instead of models for the first time, was shot on the back lot of Universal Studios, and was described by Germaine Greer as "Pirelli's most challenging calendar yet."

GUSTAV KLIMT 

In 1891, Gustav Klimt enrolls and becomes a member of the Co-operative society of Austrian artists, and the following year, both his brother and his father pass away. It is during this time that he decides to move to a larger studio, so that he will be able to create more, and will have more room to delve into the art forms he wants to work on in the future. In 1893, Gustav Klimt and Matsch are commissioned to paint the ceiling of the cathedral, in the new university of Vienna.

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During this period, both artists have a falling out; this in turn slows down the work, since both are taking a different approach in creation. Many of the pieces that were designed for the university, including "Medicine" and "Jurisprudence", are not widely accepted by the local community, and are met with disdain due to the extreme symbolic nature in the art forms that were created in this public institution. Due to the disgrace, and disdain of locals, Gustav Klimt feels that his work and popularity are taking a turn for the worst; it is in 1897 that he begins the Secession Movement. This movement takes focus on young artists, in an attempt to expose their work, and help bring foreign art forms to the Vienna based magazines. In 1898, the movement has its first organized exhibit, which draws in a very large showing, of about 57,000 visitors.

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From this period, to about 1905, Gustav Klimt was a central force and leader of this movement; in fact, during this decade, it was the most popular, and most well known art movement in Vienna. Although Gustav Klimt and his former partner had a falling out, in 1900, the first exhibit which he created for the University of Vienna, was laid out for public display. It was presented at the Paris World Fair, and he won the Grand Prix award for this piece. He continues the work in the university through 1901, even though it is met with criticism by many locals in Vienna.

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After leaving the Secession Movement in 1905, Gustav Klimt takes on a new approach, which is not well accepted in Vienna; not only by other artists, but by the locals either. He creates various pieces, which include: Danae, and The Kiss. which are extremely erotic and exotic in nature. They depict the differences in sexuality between men and women, and the pieces he creates during this time, although symbolic, are very literal in many of the figures, and depiction of the human form. Up until about 1914, many of the pieces that he created, took on this sexual under pining, and were not widely accepted, in part due to their graphic nature, and in part because of the time period that he lived in and worked in.

BALLET IN  FASHION

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VOGUE PARIS (BALLET)

 

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VOGUE RUSSIA (DECEMBER 2014 ISSUE)

Polina Semionova (American Ballet Theatre), Diana Vishneva (Mariinsky Ballet / American Ballet Theatre), Maria Kochetkova (San Francisco Ballet), Marcelo Gomes (American Ballet Theatre), Desmond Richardson (Complexions Contemporary Ballet), Herman Cornejo (American Ballet Theatre), Guillaume Côté (The National Ballet of Canada) for Vogue Russia, December 2014 issue.

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier

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Madison Nicole

"Maddie" Ziegler (born September 30, 2002) is an American child dancer, actress, and model. She is known for starring in Lifetime's Dance Moms, and has appeared in numerous music videos, including the video for Sia's Chandelier.

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THE RIGHTS OF  SPRING

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STITCHING

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