New Music: Gold Mine — Kimbra
Kimbra is back and she just dropped a new album, The Golden Echo. This new music veers off course from her debut Vows: those who are used to Kimbra’s soulful and jazzy sounds will be pleasantly surprised to find a new pop, pseudo-hip-hop side of her. “Goldmine” is arguably one of the strongest songs on Echo, and carries the right balance of synth pop and silky lyrics, slightly reminiscent of an early Natasha Bedingfield.
So make sure you check out Kimbra’s new work. Enjoy, y’all!
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Grace Coddington by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair September 2014
The Interiors of Wes Anderson’ in the latest issue of Apartamento #13
“You could compare Wes Anderson to an interior decorator,”says Apartamento’s Editor-in-Chief Marco Velardi of today’s enchanting series, taken from the bi-annual title’s latest issue. With the director and screenwriter’s private house strictly off limits, the magazine traces the meticulously considered art of set design in his filmography: miniature brownstone apartments, nostalgic color schemes and embroidered and elaborate costumes. “I always say that a picture of someone’s home tells you a lot more about that person than any portrait possibly can,” muses Nacho Alegre, director and co-founder of Apartamento. “I imagine in a movie the time you have to describe a character is limited, so using the interiors to do so probably becomes something of a necessity.” An intricate visual language has become Anderson’s trademark; in his hands, set design becomes both a storytelling device and character trope, from his shot-on-a-shoestring debut, Bottle Rocket, to his latest saccharine fantasia, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Velardi adds: “Ultimately, if you look at his work there are a lot of interiors, with very peculiar and very precise work on the spaces and what people wear; Wes is passionate about every single detail, and that’s why it’s fascinating for us.”
French photographer Christophe Jacrot takes us out on the streets when most of us prefer staying sheltered. He captures the raw, stunning souls of Paris, New York and other cities in a different way, with artistic purpose in magical yet in-climate weather conditions.
ITS FINALLY THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK EVERYONE