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Thursday
Jun042015

Cuba by Quentin de Briey

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01. Viñales.
02. Accommodation and amenities.

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Recent political and diplomatic developments have Cuba regularly making the news here in the US. And for all the right reasons for a change. No longer on a ridiculous list of terrorist supporting countries, and with trade and travel restrictions lifted, direct flights from the US to Havana have now begun to operate. Cheap accommodation and mind-blowing experiences surely await, and acting quickly is probably key, before the country gets blown out by bros looking for a cheap place to 'get away' for a bachelor party. Friend and contributor to Inventory Quentin de Briey had none of these things to worry about. A European passport and a desire to see and document the country with his girlfriend led him there. The photos from their travels have just been published online by Purple, offering extra motivation for those of us who have been looking for a reason to get away somewhere warm, and somewhere not New York.

Via Purple Diary

Saturday
May022015

Chloë Sevigny by Rizzoli

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01. Foreword by Kim Gordon, afterword by Natasha Lyonne.

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The photo book, Chloë Sevigny, has just been released by the much revered Rizzoli publishing house. This hardcover volume features photos of everyone’s favourite It girl throughout the sartorial arc of her career, starting in the ‘90s when she epitomized the downtown NYC skater girl look, right through to her current iteration of trendsetting: high fashion Hollywood actress. "The book includes early personal photos of Chloë taken by her high school friends; film stills; modeling appearances for brands such as Miu Miu and Chloé; magazine editorials for Purple, i-D, and The Face by top photographers such as Mark Borthwick, Terry Richardson, and Juergen Teller; and homages by artists such as Elizabeth Peyton and Karen Kilimnik. Additionally, Sevigny shares some of her treasured personal memorabilia, such as casting fliers, Polaroids, zines, and pages from her day planners.” Chloë Sevigny is a must for die-hard fans and those with an interest in contemporary fashion, alike.

Available from Rizzoli

Wednesday
Apr092014

A Visit to the Villa Savoye

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—01. The International Style.
—02. Photographed by Anna-Sophie Berger.

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Located in Poissy, just outside of Paris, Villa Savoye is considered by many to be one of Le Corbusier's seminal works. The home was designed using the architect's 'five points' method, and is a wonderful example of early modernism. The villa was recently visited by the artist and designer Anna-Sophie Berger and her photographs of the space and its surroundings have now been published online by Purple magazine.

Via Purple Diary

Monday
Feb132012

Watching: Bauhaus 1918-28 & Purple

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—01. Bauhaus, 1918-1928.
—02. Purple, featuring Mark Borthwick.

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There are a few books I've been hunting for online, however when it comes to ebay it can be a tricky beast. Some days you'll get an incredible deal, and sometimes the item you want will just sit there, for 28 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. Buy it now. No 'or best offer', not really much of an option. Just waiting for it to run out, while it just waits for your patience to run out.

eBay