"He who seeks beauty will find it"

- Bill Cunningham

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Bande annonce Le quatrième mur de Marie-Françoise Plissart from Dérives asbl on Vimeo.

SYNOPSIS

LE QUATRIEME MUR raconte la construction, sur le site de l’Emulation, du Théâtre de Liège inauguré en octobre 2013. Pendant deux ans, la photographe Marie-Françoise Plissart filme ouvriers, créateurs et architectes réunis autour de la naissance de ce nouveau bâtiment. Le portrait d’un des grands chantiers culturels de la ville de Liège en même temps qu’une réflexion originale sur l’identité du théâtre.

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Avec l’aide du Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, de VOO (TV-NET-TEL), de la Région Wallonne et de la Loterie Nationale. Avec le soutien de l’Institut du Patrimoine Wallon, de la Province de Liège et de la Société Libre d’Emulation.

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Ricardo Bofill - The Factory

San Just Desvern, Spain

2014

Inside The Factory from Nowness - In Residence: Ricardo Bofill

How the Spanish architect built an empire out of a disused factory.

There are houses, and then there’s Ricardo Bofill’s house: a brutalist former cement factory of epic proportions on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. A grandiose monument to industrial architecture in the Catalonian town of Sant Just Desvern, La Fabrica is a poetic and personal space that redefines the notion of the conventional home. “Nowadays we want everyone who comes through our door to feel comfortable, but that’s not Bofill’s idea here,” says filmmaker Albert Moya, who directed latest installment of In Residence. “It goes much further, you connect with the space in a more spiritual way.” Rising above lush gardens that mask the grounds’ unglamorous roots, the eight remaining silos that once hosted an endless stream of workmen and heavy machinery now house both Bofill’s private life, and his award-winning architecture and urban design practice.


STATS FROM THE SET:

Square footage of the house: 5,000 square meters.

Bedrooms and baths: Eight bedrooms, 12 baths.

Main building materials: Concrete, ceramic, wood, glass.

Year house built: 1975.

Oldest item: The furnace, from 1920.

Newest addition: A bedroom and a bathroom, in 2010.

Ceiling Height (at highest point): 10 meters (The Cathedral) 

images from archdaily.com + text from nowness.com

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Luciano Barbera

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Elegance: Put This On Season Two, Episode Five

Put This On, a web series about dressing like a grownup, visits Milan, a world fashion capital.

In this episode, our director Benjamin Ahr Harrison visits Biella, north of the city, to talk with Luciano Barbera. Barbera isn’t just one of the world’s most elegant men, he’s also the leader of Carlo Barbera, one of the finest fabric mills in existence.

For our PTO Place segment, we talk with the owner of G. Lorenzi. It started as a cutlery shop, and has become a spectacular tribute to the finest small accessories imaginable. It’s home to a visually stunning spectrum of knives, scissors, shaving goods, toothbrushes, combs, shoehorns and other tiny necessities.

In PTO Man, we visit Salvatore Battello, the elegant owner of W-D Man. Before he started his line, he ran one of the last companies in the world that worked with shagreen - the beautiful skin of sharks and rays. Battello tells us about his passion for vintage fabric, and his definition of elegance.

Plus Jesse answers the question “what color shoes go with the suit?” and Dave Hill offers a rudiment on the topic of socks.

This is the fifth episode in our six-episode second season. In this season, we visit the three greatest men’s style cities in the world, as chosen by our readers - New York, Milan and London.

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Executive Producers: Jesse Thorn & Adam Lisagor

Director: Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Host / Writer / Producer: Jesse Thorn

Rudiments: Dave Hill

Producer: Gianluca Migliarotti

Director of Photography: Daniele Vascelli

Sound: Daniele Belli

Editor: Todd Thoenig and Benjamin Ahr Harrison

Subtitle Translation: Giovanni D’Amico

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Italians Know How To Do Summer.
Luciano Barbera.

voxsart:

Italians Know How To Do Summer.

Luciano Barbera.

A Legitimately Magical Prince Album

newyorker:

imageBen Greenman on Prince’s new album, “Art Official Age”:

“It’s worth thinking about what it means for Prince to step into new territory. He has spent years trying to recapture pieces of his old self … Here, for the first time, he suggests an alternative: maybe there’s an entirely new Prince music, possibly aided and abetted by Joshua Welton, that harnesses his talents and his vision. Maybe he’s not condemned to auto-pastiche.”

Photograph by Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty

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At the age of 24, Michael Jackson set out to become the King of Pop with the release of “Thriller.” It became — and still remains — the best-selling album of all time with sales of 65 million copies worldwide.

In 1984, Michael Jackson went on to win 8 Grammys at 26th Grammy Awards:

* Best R&B Vocal, Male for ‘Billie Jean’
* Best R&B Song (Songwriter) for ‘Billie Jean’
* Best Rock Vocal, Male for ‘Beat It’, 
* Best Pop Vocal, Male for ‘Thriller
* Best Video Album for ‘Thriller
* Best Recording for Children (Quincy Jones (Producer) & Michael Jackson for ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’
* Record of the Year ‘Beat It’, Album of the Year for ‘Thriller’ on this day.
* Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones

Presenters: Toto
Other nominees:
Lionel Richie, Jay Graydon, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones

At the age of 24, Michael Jackson set out to become the King of Pop with the release of “Thriller.” It became — and still remains — the best-selling album of all time with sales of 65 million copies worldwide.

In 1984, Michael Jackson went on to win 8 Grammys at 26th Grammy Awards:

* Best R&B Vocal, Male for ‘Billie Jean’
* Best R&B Song (Songwriter) for ‘Billie Jean’
* Best Rock Vocal, Male for ‘Beat It’,
* Best Pop Vocal, Male for ‘Thriller
* Best Video Album for ‘Thriller
* Best Recording for Children (Quincy Jones (Producer) & Michael Jackson for ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’
* Record of the Year ‘Beat It’, Album of the Year for ‘Thriller’ on this day.
* Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones

Presenters: Toto
Other nominees:
Lionel Richie, Jay Graydon, Phil Collins, Quincy Jones

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Casa a Tivoli (Valle Arcese) 
Saverio Busiri Vici
1963 - 1965

Casa a Tivoli (Valle Arcese) 

Saverio Busiri Vici

1963 - 1965

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Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian standing next to his last completed painting, the iconic ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’ in 1943, New York.

Year	1942–43
Type	Oil on canvas
Dimensions	127 cm × 127 cm (50 in × 50 in)
Location	Museum of Modern Art, New York

Broadway Boogie-Woogie is a painting by Piet Mondrian completed in 1943, shortly after he moved to New York in 1940. Compared to his earlier work, the canvas is divided into a much larger number of squares. Although he spent most of his career creating abstract work, this painting is inspired by clear real-world examples: the city grid of Manhattan, and the broadway boogie woogie music to which Mondrian loved to dance.The painting is owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.


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Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian standing next to his last completed painting, the iconic ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’ in 1943, New York.

Year 1942–43
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 127 cm × 127 cm (50 in × 50 in)
Location Museum of Modern Art, New York

Broadway Boogie-Woogie is a painting by Piet Mondrian completed in 1943, shortly after he moved to New York in 1940. Compared to his earlier work, the canvas is divided into a much larger number of squares. Although he spent most of his career creating abstract work, this painting is inspired by clear real-world examples: the city grid of Manhattan, and the broadway boogie woogie music to which Mondrian loved to dance.The painting is owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. (from wikipedia)