Phaedra Brucato, Senior Art & Music Editor

ASIF KHAN: CLOUDS

No, you aren’t witnessing the set-up for a lowbrow foam party.  These ingenious creations are quite the opposite. Designer Asif Khan has recently fashioned machines that use three very simple components – helium, soap, and water – to create floating cloud-like structures that can be caught with fine netting to form an ethereal overhead canopy.  …

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FILM SOCIALISME: NO COMMENT

Jean-Luc Godard is known as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.  And while everyone seems to know his name, no one has actually seen his movies. Perhaps this is just a profoundly subjective understanding of the situation, since until this past Friday I belonged to that base caste of un-Godard-acquainted untouchables.  Not …

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MARKET REVIEW | BLACK SHEEP & PRODIGAL SONS SPLINTER EARRINGS

Cast from actual wood splinters taken from Rivington Street Synagogue in the early 1900s, and handcrafted in NYC, they boast a sharp and angular design. Clearly, they evoke the current, inescapable obsession with studs (can anyone say Burberry et Balmain?), but I love them for managing to do so in a deliciously naturalistic way, and for taking …

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GARETH PUGH COLLABORATES WITH MAC

Gareth Pugh is collaborating with MAC for a limited-edition makeup line, to be launched globally in November.  Just how Pugh will translate his macabre Haute Goth aesthetic into a collection for one of the most mainstream cosmetic companies in the world remains to be seen, but the very idea makes for some interesting hypothesizing. Pugh, the young protégé …

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