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