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Finding Vivian Maier: documentary released in UK

We were very excited back in 2012 to bring you the fascinating story of Vivian Maier, the reclusive street photographer whose previously unseen work was discovered in a Chicago auctionhouse by John Maloof. The lifetime's worth of stunning pictures are these days celebrated the world over and now a brilliant new documentary made by Maloof charts Maier's life and work as well as his own journey of discovery. ...

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Jim Morrison on why Fat is Beautiful

In this interview with Jim Morrison he explains why fat is beautiful. Below Larry King reveals what happened when he was seduced at the tender age of 23. Both interviews are cassette recordings from journalist interviews and appear on Blank on Blank which has animated the sound recordings. Other gems include an interview with Meryl Streep discussing beauty and Dino de Laurentis. ...

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Fashion Grandpas

Fashion Grandpas, is another welcome variation on the theme that style is not confined to the young - although not sure how happy the subjects would be with the 'grandpas' tag. Advanced Style, led the way a number of years ago showcasing the style of older women and has already being featured on Avocado Sweet - you can see the new Advanced Style documentary showing at cinemas in the UK during June and July ...

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Ainslie Henderson is Moving On with heartbreaking music video…

Do you remember Ainslie Henderson from the first series of Fame Academy? He was the slightly intense, jumpy Scottish singer songwriter who was tipped the win the contest but ended up finishing 4th. He went on to enjoy a mildy successful music career throughout his twenties before deciding that the life of a pop star was not for him. He then studied animation at Edinburgh College of Art and has obviously fou ...

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The first pantone guide, 1692

Could this be the first pantone book in 1692? Spanning nearly 800 completely handwritten (and painted) pages, Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau, was probably the most comprehensive guide to paint and color of its time by an artist known only as 'A. Boogert'. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel who translated part of the introduction, the color book was intended as an educationa ...

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Olivia Locher documents strange laws of American states

In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times. This is just one of the strange and outdated laws  that New York-based photographer Olivia Locher has documented from various states around the United States. Not cycling in a pool in California may seem an unnecessary ruling but a law against selling hollow logs makes perfect sense. In Tennessee hollow logs may not be sold ...

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Where I See Fashion

Where I See Fashion is a Tumblr by Bianca Luini who matches fashion with pictures of art, buildings, architecture. She may even have tracked down the designer's original inspiration. ...

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