Sunday, November 27, 2016

New York: Industria - Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones

“We've been thinking about it for quite a long time but wanted it to be just right and on a large scale just like planning our touring concert productions. I think right now it's an interesting time to do it.”

New York: Industria  - Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones. Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, until March 12, is a must-see show making its American debut at Industria, West Village.  It tells the story of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll band in the world. Unlocking their vast archive, this spectacular exhibit is a Rolling Stones treasure trove, curated over nine thematic gallery spaces. Exhibitionism is an immersive, interactive music experience, showcasing 500 items from original stage costumes, rare instruments and lyric books, backstage and touring paraphernalia, album art, photography, stage designs, personal diaries, and never before released audio and behind-the-scenes footage.

Bill – Brian – Keith – Mick – Charlie

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones
Through this immersive exhibit, The Rolling Stones - Exhibitionism shows their incredible journey from their early days living together - an immersive realistic reconstruction - a tiny flat in Edith Grove, their first shared flat in London, to headlining the biggest stages in the world.

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones
The exhibition, highlights include a recreation of The Rolling Stones recording studio complete with original instruments and interactive mixing desks.

“While this is about the Rolling Stones, it's not necessarily just about the members of the band. It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a band, like as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that will make the exhibition really interesting.”

 Above. Keith Richards’s guitars: 1960 - Gibson les Paul Junior – stripped finish, which he used on the Dynamic Sound Studio sessions in Kingston, Jamaica where the band recorded Goats Head Soup. Keith used the Maton EG240 – 1960 – natural, on the Let It Bleed album sessions at Olympic Studios.

‘’It’s hard to believe that it's more than fifty years since we began, and it is wonderful to look back to the start and bring everything up to date at this exhibition.’’

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones - Posters
Caution Rolling Stones Tour Poster
California – November 1969

Bridges to Babylon Tour – Sets

“I was particularly interested in the beautiful bridges that Santiago Calatrava was building in Seville and elsewhere. When we where designing the staging for the Voodoo Lounge Tour, I had said to Mark Fisher, ‘I want to have this bridge; we’ll have the main stage there, and then we can have a bridge to here, here and here.’ Mark just said, ‘Oh, what a useless idea.’ So when the Bridges to Babylon Tour came round, Mark threw my own idea back to me. He said, ‘OK. If you give me a million dollars, I can make a bridge that will emerge from the stage and land on the B stage.’ And I said, ‘It’s a go.’”

Bridges of Babylon Tour – Sketch Stage Detail - 1996
Mark Fisher – British 1947-2013

“Andy and I decided to do a set of lithographs.  It was an artistic thing.  He was also making money and, you know, Andy was a guy that wanted to make money.  He had a huge operation, running his big Factory in downtown New York City, and we did 250 sets and there were 10 in asset.  At the same time, he did three or four portraits – these society portraits.”

Andy Warhol – Untitled – 1975 – lithographs – editions of 50

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones – Original Stage Costumes

 Mick Jagger - velvet brocade suit c.1969 – Allsopp Brindle and Boyle
Brian Jones - embroidered jacket c.1967
Mick Jagger – embroidered waistcoat and silk shirt c. 1965 – Mr. Fish
Mick Jagger – wool jacket with embroidery and beading and cotton shirt c.1968 – jacket Norman Hartnell – shirt Mr. Fish
Mick Jagger – grenadier military guardsman drummer jacket c. 1965 made by M and N Horn Ltd.


Mick Jagger – Original Stage Costumes
Sleeveless velvet jumpsuit 1972 – Ossie Clark
Long-sleeved velvet jumpsuit and scarf 1972 – Ossie Clark
Long-sleeved velvet jumpsuit 1972 – Ossie Clark
Union Flag cape, shirt, trousers c. 1981 – Chrissie Walsh, trousers
Antony Price

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones
John Pasche - Iconic Logo

“I think it stood the test of time because it’s a universal statement.  Sticking out your tongue at something is very anti-authority, and a protest, really.  Maybe young people of various generations pick that up.  I’m amazed now, and probably always will be, that it’s travelled so far round the world.”
John Pasche

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New York: Rouge Tomate – Restaurant

Rouge Tomate Chelsea - Snacks
broccoli / sesame / rice cracker

Rouge Tomate Chelsea
Formerly uptown the new Rouge Tomate Chelsea restaurant has just moved to Chelsea in two old 19th Century landmark carriage houses.  Designed by architects Bentel and Bentel, the recycled wood and brick walls and the exposed beams makes the decor rustic and pleasantly has a 60’s London vibe.

Rouge Tomate Chelsea – The Chef
Executive chef Andy Bennett has a genuine respect for ingredients and the crafting of balanced dishes that marries thoughtful cuisine with authentic nutrition. The menu is seasonal and utilizes local purveyors and sustainable ingredients. 

Virgin Mary

Rouge Tomate Chelsea – The Bar
The drinks program is run under the guidance of Pascaline Lepeltier (Master sommelier), who sources an eclectic selection of cutting-edge wines, notably local, organic and biodynamic choices. The New York Times named Rouge Tomate the “Best Wine List Overall” in New York, and Wine Enthusiast magazine named Rouge Tomate one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants in 2013.
Above.The bar area and wine coolers.


 Rouge Tomate Chelsea - Snacks
Pumpkin Romesco
raw / cooked / pickled vegetables


Rouge Tomate Chelsea – Large Plates

Farro Linguine
broccoli / lemon / black pepper / bottarga


 Rouge Tomate Chelsea – Desserts
Chocolate Mousse
blood orange / coconut / lime

Rouge Tomate Chelsea – Desserts

orange / pear / mango

  Rouge Tomate Chelsea - Stairs


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

New York: Cooper Hewitt –Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse

New York: Cooper Hewitt –Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse. Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse exhibition on at Cooper Hewitt until April 16, presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni in Milan; Christina Kim, founder of dosa, inc., in Los Angeles; and Reiko Sudo, managing director at Nuno in Tokyo. Each designer’s practice involves innovative and sophisticated reuse of textile materials and resources, while engaging in preservation of local craft traditions. And, they find it both aesthetically and financially worthwhile to recycle while striving to sustain traditional textile practices and skills in a modern world. The exhibition explores key facets of sustainability, such as the efficient use of materials and resources, the preservation of local craft traditions and the integration of new technologies in the recycling process.

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
Christina Kim
Christina Kim, founder of the Los Angeles-based fashion brand dosa inc. has deep respect for India’s hand weavers, which inspired her to develop a design process for using up scraps over several fashion seasons.
Choga and slip - dosa inc. – 2003
hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton - jamdani saris, cut and sewn
1st generation garment: rabary jacket  - dosa inc.– 2003 
hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, cut and sewn

Christina Kim
2nd generation garment: Eungie skirt – dosa inc. – 2007
hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced, reverse-appliqued, embroidered, cut and sewn

Christina Kim
2nd generation garment: Eungie skirt – dosa inc. – 2007
hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced, reverse-appliqued, embroidered, cut and sewn

  photograph courtesy Cooper Hewitt

Christina Kim
Infographic Panel, Reinvesting in Handwork: Jamdani - 2015
designed by Christina Kim and Ann Sunwoo


Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
Luisa Cevese
Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni in Milan is attracted to the beautiful silk selvedges that are castoffs from industrial silk manufacturing and turns them into coveted fashion accessories.
    Bag Small Shaving - Luisa Cevese Riedizioni - 2012
gilded washi paper, silk, polyurethane.
Bag, Little Box - Luisa Cevese Riedizioni - 2014, textile since 1997 polyurethane embedded with polyester and polyamide metallic threads
Metallic Thread Waste – The Lurex Company Limited
Metallic brocaded silks Selvedges - manufactured by Hosoo Co. Ltd.

Luisa Cevese    
Gilded Washi Wefts - Hosoo Company Ltd - 2015
gilded washi paper
     Placemat - Luisa Cevese Riedizioni - textile since 2012
gilded washi paper, polyurethane

Luisa Cevese    
Textile Panel - Luisa Cevese Riedizioni - since 2009
Multicolor Taj -  scraps of second-hand saris (mixed fibers), polyurethane

  photograph courtesy Cooper Hewitt

Luisa Cevese    
Infographic Panel, Reimagining Industrial Waste: Scraps + Polyurethane
designed by Ann Sunwoo


Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
Reiko Sudo
Reiko Sudo’s, managing director at Nuno in Tokyo, deep exploration of traditional silk production in Japan led to transforming silk waste into textiles with greater creative relevance.

Bundle of ogarami choshi – Nuno Corportation – 2016
Ogarami choshi sheets - Nuno Corportation – 2016


Reiko Sudo
Assorted yarns and fabrics
Kibiso  Yarns
Kibiso Stripe – 2008 - Futsu Crisscross -2008 Suzushi Stripe - 2009
 Nuno Corportation and Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative

Kibiso is the coarse layer of silk cocoon, which is normally removed to expose the fine silk filament below. Sudo has been working with the Japanese silk industry to upcycle this undervalued material into a fiber suitable for luxury goods.

Reiko Sudo
Kibiso bundles - Nuno Corporation - 2015
Waraji (sandals) - woven by Shonai Tagawa JA Fujishima Branch- 2010  hand-woven kibiso

photograph courtesy Cooper Hewitt

Reiko Sudo
 Infographic Panel, Reconsidering Materials: Kibiso and Ogarami Choshi 2015
designed by Reiko Sudo and Ann Sunwoo - manufactured by Nuno Corporation

Darning Sampler - (Netherlands) – 1723
Silk embroidery – Linen foundation
darned and embroidered


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