Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Summer Reading

After a small hiatus into a mini state of hibernation Ear Marked is back, so what's on the summer syllabus?
In no particular order, the summer curriculum will consist of...

1. The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
2. To a God Unknown, John Steinbeck
3. On Beauty, Zadie Smith
4. The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
5. Elle, November (UK)
6. Vogue, December (Aus)
7. Shop Til You Drop, December
8. Lula, Number 11
9. Cast Iron Decoration, E. Graeme Robertson and Joan Robertson

Et Voila! 

Speak soon

Friday, October 29, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

“That’s the most fun I’ve ever had without laughing…” The conversation continues

A while back I introduced “Conversations with Woody Allen” a biography of sorts that I purchased. So far it’s been a great little book and an easy read. The chapters of the book have been arranged by the time and place of conversations the author has with Woody over the sum 40 years he’s been following Woody’s work.

The way the author has chronicles the conversations is so seamless that you feel like a fly on the wall. He speaks of his wives, the most controversial of which is Soon-Yi (his adopted daughter with Mia Farrow and his now wife). However the most interested part for me so far is the way he describes working with his peers including Diane Keaton.

Woody talks about the many films he starred in with Keaton and her skill and humour as an actress, which isn’t particularly hard to see, what is interested is him describing Keaton in Annie Hall.

Diane played Annie (in Annie Hall) so well; the character and actress are almost one and the same. Woody speaks of the infamous (and widely copied) “Annie Hall” look which came directly from Keaton’s own wardrobe. 

There’s a fantastic passage in the book where Woody speaks on how well most actresses would dress when arriving on set, only to be dressed in a costume that never quite looked as good as they dressed themselves. It was for this reason that Woody asked Diane to dress herself for Annie Hall.
I’m off to watch Annie Hall again…

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sugary Sweet

...and full of books!

Have a look at this cafe in New York, D'espresso. The whole place is like a library flipped on its side. Pretty neat. This has been designed by Nemo Worksop, and they do some pretty cooool things  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lover in Pantone 707c


Infamous Australian fashion label Lover released a pretty little note book to accompany their latest collection "Untitled". 

Looking like a booklet you might get at a local primary school play this A5 paper booklet contains mixed-media projects created by the Lover creators them selves. Each little work of art is reflective of the entire Spring Summer collection which is also called "Untitled".  

What is so cute about this idea is that the muse for the "Untitled" Spring Summer collection is an artist and what better way to compliment a collection of clothing for the artist then by creating a booklet the muse herself may have made.

I think you can still wrap your hands around one of these gems by visiting Melbourne's Alice Euphemia boutique. It's worth having a peek at the Lover website also 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Through rose coloured, horn rimmed, coke bottle glasses

There's a cute little boutique bookshop which happens to be on my route home. This is the kind of bookshop that doesn't have specific window displays, just a bunch of books on a shelf. Looks can be deceiving as this little place well and truly demonstrates as there are always all manner of interesting books that catch your eye.

Anyway... I was walking past and did a slight glance, walk backwards to take another look-see. What have I found? A Woody Allen biography written by Eric Lax called "Conversations with Woody Allen" how apt.

Stay turned to this station for updates...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

There's Something Odd...

...about Odd

A new title in our fair land, Odd is one of those super exciting one-off magazines that, once sold out, will never be seen again...
Produced by some fashionable students, of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in the land of the wooden shoe, this magazine explores six connections between seven people in the creative industry.
The layout is absolutely beautiful and scattered throughout the book are one papers spruiking travel and life essentials that you may not realise you need. There is also this one fashion shoot in particular which deserves a mention, it's a sort of "care-free summer" type shoot with hazy sun light and cool t-shirts and shorts.

This little morsal of a magazine has been in Magnation's top 10 for almost 4 weeks now. Given the staff members are all Ultra Kids I think this well and truely validates the cool-ness of this magazine.

Skip into Magnation and take a Peek at Odd or take a look-see on their website:

The website is pretty good, but to get the full expereince, hunt down the magazine. There really is nothing quite like the feel of good paper stock... (nerd!)

P.S - if you look carefully, you can find a little photo of me in the first couple of pages. Totally famous.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What are you reading?

I was reading an article in a magazine this morning quoting that 30% of Australians don't finish reading a book within the span of a year. Crazy! especially when there are so many fantastic things to read!

So, dear reader I thought maybe it would be a nice idea to read together.

So what are you reading right now?