There are no Jack Kerouacs or Holden Caulfields for girls. Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men.
"Great" books, as defined by the Western canon, didn’t contain female protagonists I could admire. In fact, they barely contained female protagonists at all.
Carefree, if only for a moment
The French charity the Mimi Foundation told 20 cancer patients they would give them makeovers. All that was required of them was to keep their eyes closed to make the reveal more exciting. The patients expected that when they opened their eyes, they would look beautiful — but they got something else completely.
Yuken Teruya : Notice-Forest (2013)
(from the Pippy Houldsworth Gallery exhibition 06 September - 05 October 2013)
Transforming the detritus of consumerism into beautifully crafted works of art, Teruya uses unfamiliar materials in a way that elevates details typically overlooked in quotidian life.
For this exhibition, Teruya will continue his Notice Forest series by fabricating a new line of shopping bags, including Chanel, Godiva, Graff, Maison du Chocolat, Cartier and Tiffany. Teruya’s work provides a subtle commentary on the hegemonic power of consumer culture and its resultant impact on the global environment. However, the works are fundamentally an exploration of beauty. Mounted at a ninety-degree angle to the wall, each bag harbours a miniature, paper tree modelled from species planted on 5th Avenue in New York.
Discussing how Teruya’s bags are made, Megan Ratner explains that he ‘begins with photographs of trees, which he transfers to his computer, superimposing this image on the logo-ed side of a shopping bag. Using the original shape as a guide, he deftly cuts a two-part silhouette – lower branches/trunk and leafy top – folding and twisting the two halves into the interior of the bag, rooting the trunk with a single drop of glue.’
press release and images: Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
Coeur de pirate is coming out with a new album, Trauma, in January, and is teasing us with a delicate cover of Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good.
Bated breath! It is composed a number of other covers, including the Rolling Stones, the Libertines, Bon Iver, the National, Nancy Sinatra, the McGarrigle sisters…it goes on!
The album is the soundtrack for the fifth season of a Quebecois tv show of the same name, which is about the trauma ward of a fictional hospital. It’s interesting that the singer—who is Quebecois herself—chose all English songs. This seems to be a trend for the show, with the exception proving the rule: the previous season saw anglophone Martha Wainwright covering all French songs. Which is awesome! And now I need to track down all of them.
- Just Like Heaven · The Cure
"And this computer, which was called the Earth, was so large that it was frequently mistaken for a planet–especially by the strange apelike beings who roamed its surface, totally unaware that they were simply part of a gigantic computer program."