Gareth Pugh’s designs for the Royal Ballet, which Opera Chic cleverly compares to an Alessi orange juicer.
It’s not that I want to dress like this. It’s that I want to live in a city where someone would think to dress like this. Sort of Victorian-powder-room-meets-Atari…
I might have to buy this belt. For $520. God help me.
London-based designer Lara Bohinc, larabohinc.com
Time Out London asked 200 comedians to pick their ten favorite comedy films of all time, then used a point system to identify the top 100. #1 pick? This Is Spinal Tap, which appeared on a whopping 92 top tens.
Listen: Black Treacle from Suck It and See
When did Alex Turner start sounding like David Bowie? In contrast with the rough-around-the-edges schoolboy charm of tracks like “Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts,” this beautifully composed album is almost too sonorous. Thick with atmospheric metaphors (“She’s Thunderstorms”; sky as “Black Treacle”; “eye of the storm” in the chorus to “Hellcat Spangled Shalalala”), it’s surprisingly soothing despite twanging synthesizers and ample distortion. The lyrical strength is still there – i.e. “I took the batteries out my mysticism and put ’em in my thinking cap” – but the Arctic Monkeys have undoubtedly grown up into something more polished. A bit of a loss.
This new children’s book is charming and beautifully illustrated. A mother and daughter take a walk through central London, visiting a number of attractions. My 2-year-old loved it as much as I did!
For more on author and Londoner Salvatore Rubbino, visit his author page.