Sunday, 28 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Dominic Jones Jewellery Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection is an exploration of man’s relationship with nature--his respect for the wild as motivated by fear, instinct and desire. Progressing from themes first established in his debut collection, this season’s work maintains similar motifs in examining the beauty of nature’s power and the allure of its danger.
Employing a focused array of natural references and biological theories, the collection takes inspiration from nature’s design and its interaction with man, investing particularly in those animals and insects which instinctively prompt unease, to translate the repellent and terrifying into the desirable and luxurious. Influences range from literal aesthetic cues such as animal traps and specific fauna like the man-eating Humboldt squid, to more abstract ideas, like Alan Turing’s work on morphogenesis, the biological process by which an organism develops its shape. Ultimately, the collection serves as an investigation of the complex struggle of power between man and animal, an appropriation of the things we fear the most into something far more seductive and menacing.
all anatomically correct and to scale
vampire bat skulls
crocodile skulls and lower jaw
giant huboldt squid beak
styled by Fran Burns and Max Pearmain
shot by Atiken Jolly
make up by Georgina Graham
hair Tomo Jidai
nails Sophie Robson
models Kine storm, Daphne union, Josh models 1
Saturday, 13 February 2010
a colony of dermestid beetles for bone taxidermy
In the hot, expansive Karakum desert in Turkmenistan, near the 350 person village of Derweze, is a hole 328 feet wide that has been on fire, continuously, for 38 years. Known as the Darvaza Gas Crater or the "Gates of Hells" by locals, the crater can be seen glowing for miles around.
The hole is the outcome not of nature but of an industrial accident. In 1971 a Soviet drilling rig accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas cavern, causing the ground to collapse and the entire drilling rig to fall in. Having punctured a pocket of gas, poisonous fumes began leaking from the hole at an alarming rate. To head off a potential environmental catastrophe, the Soviets set the hole alight. The crater hasn't stopped burning since.
Though little information is available about the fate of the Soviet drilling rig, presumably it is still down there somewhere, on the other side of the "Gates of Hell."
Thursday, 11 February 2010
a inspiration to me. this image was the spark. the singular beginning to my devotion and interest in fashion.
it scares and upsets me that i have lost another hero to suicide.
i worry that the industry is to devouring. that even those who you would expect to want for nothing could so easily feel alone.
The stress and expectation is never ending, seasons don't stop for depression or recuperation.
first Issy then Lee, the unique and forward thinking give all to their love and little to them selves.
R.I.P. Lee Mcqueen 16.03.69 - 11.02.10