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
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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.
Before this year’s Wimbledon becomes a dim and distant memory check out the hipsters at 1970s Wimbledon in these photographs for Life magazine.
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
In 2012 Chris Hardwick sent a beautiful 1934 Smith Corona to noted typewriter collector Tom Hanks as in ingenious way of asking him to give an interview on Nerdist Podcast. Within days, Hanks responded with the charming letter seen below, typed on the Corona. Via Letters of Note, published by Shaun Usher.
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.
Children’s test answers, so much better than what they should have written. Via Bored Panda
Just when you thought you couldn’t like Bill Murray any more than you do already, here he is singing House of the Rising Sun at an annual Caddyshack convention…happy Monday to you!
Might manage this level of subversion.
Eleanor Macnair recreates famous photographs in play-doh and then photographs the play-doh. See more of Eleanor’s creations on her tumblr.