2 years later … 71
Did Andy Warhol create her, or did she create Andy Warhol? Either way, she was his muse, and he coined the term ‘superstar’ for her. Edie Sedgwick. She was the girl of his factory, and the star of his underground films, especially ‘The Poor Little Rich Girl Saga’.
Today, 20th April 2012 would have been her 69th birthday, but tragically she died from ‘barbiturate intoxication’ 6 months after the turn into her 28th year (could she be an honorary member of the 27-club?).
Artist turned 1960s actress, socialite, model and muse; she was the first ‘it girl’. She was the one that cut the edges and paved the way for others. She was the queen of the youthquake.
Sedgwick will never be forgotten, but simply remembered for being the antithesis of cool, with her beauty, trademark chandelier earrings and relationship with Bob Dylan.
RIP Miss Sedgwick 20th April 1943 – 16th November 1971.
Macau is the gambling mecca of the Far East - it’s the only legal area in China for it. The place has risen to fame since Casino Royale (2006) and is now the equivalent to Vegas.
However, there is so much more to the two islands.
During the 16th century it was a Portuguese colony - from it the Portuguese stole egg tarts and renamed them as theirs and in return they gave it fantastic architecture and a unique mediterranean/Chinese culture.
The town of Coloane and Lord Stow’s bakery
The Mandarin’s House
Taipa Houses museum
Chasing Waterfalls: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright-
Fallingwater is arguably the most famous house of the 20th century and definitely one of the most photographed. These photographs were taken by architecture photographer Ezra Stoller. Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935. The house was constructed between 1936 and 1938 and a further guesthouse was constructed in 1939. Situated in South-western Pennsylvania’s Appalachian mountains, Fallingwater was designed for Edgar Kaufmann. The house is anchored into the bedrock of the river that runs directly beneath the cantilevered rooms and terraces. The design of the house is very geometric from the outside with its concrete shelves. However, the strong is broken up with the natural stone and the inside is much less formal with stone walls and floors.
The steroetype of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.
From the outside in, horizontality dominates.
The Piraha tribe of the Brazilian Amazon
Despite believing they inhabit a landscape of “first nature” (Smith 1991, p.55) they too live in the “second nature” experienced by the inhabitants of global cities. Although they remain somewhat unaware, they live in a global space, shaped by capitalism and globalisation.
Thus, in a world where nothing is untouched by man due to fluxes of industrial revolutions and the consequences of pollution, the Pirahã visions of “first nature” remain a fantasy, and is a consequence of their lack of understanding for the outside influences upon their natural landscape.
Don’t suffer in silence, it happens to the best of us. Video by Filterview productions.
The Mods of London photographed by Carlotta Cardana
The ‘Mod Scene‘ is a subculture that originated in London in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid 1960s. The scene is still thriving these days and caught the attention of London-based photographer Carlotta Cardana. Mod Couples started as an exploration of the Mod scene as a whole and as Cardana advanced, she noticed that the pictures that were more powerful and interesting were those of couples, so she decided to focus exclusively on them. She became utterly fascinated at how the construction of identity is not only negotiated with the accepted norms of the subculture and society at large, but with one’s partner as well.
And then they would go down to Brighton and have fights with the rockers on the pebble beaches
Didn’t we all have one…?
The hours you would have to leave it on for for the stuff to move around, and then when it eventually turned on it was time to turn it off.
Invented by British accountant Edward Craven-Walker in 1963 and then the ultimate 70s novelty spread.