Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Sunday, 20 February 2011

fontastic berlinale: The Future

A sweet, contemporary portrait of 35-going-on-adulthood. The piles of vintage clothing hovering at the seams of the frame made me feel less guilty about my stash.

Friday, 18 February 2011

fontastic berlinale: en terrains connus

snowmobiles and seasonal effective disorder become iconically canadian in this delightfully mellow, adult sibling story with a touch of sci-fi in suburban french canada. made me homesick for worse weather.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

the parent trap

QUESTIONS TO MY FATHER, a short film about the legendary German actor Ulrich Mühe, directed by his son Konrad premiered as part of the Berlinale Shorts program last night. I was prepared to hate it.

With everyone here still talking about Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's son's tell-all book about his unbearable father, parent trashing has become a trend disturbing enough to make one think twice about raising the German birth rate.

But after 4 minutes, Müller junior, an art student here in Berlin, had me digging around the the dark for my Tempos. He keeps the questions to himself, sharing only the answers spoken by his deceased father through clips of the actor interpreting many dramatic roles over decades of German cinema. Using humourous and dramatic juxtaposition, Müller manages to speak through his father and still create his own voice. It's one I won't mind hearing again.

Monday, 7 February 2011

TRON d.i.y.

I'm going to skip the mall and Mitte this weekend and visit a hardware, fishing tackle or bike shop to tron-out my bike and an old catsuit. Less ironic and more affordable than Opening Ceremony's take.

refector tape (Reflektierendes Klebeband) from Conrad, refector tape velcro from Becker, Nathan's reflective 'dots and dashes'

Thursday, 3 February 2011

black swan crochet

Most of the fashion community is focussing on the tulle and feathers (and the sex scenes!), but what struck me most about this wonderful film was the knit and crochet. The delicate knits seem to almost decompose on Natalie Portman's shoulders as her character unravels.

I was shrieking at totally inappropriate times, first at the appearence of double legwarmers, and then that beautiful, gauzy, superfluous bicep-warmer. The Rodarte sisters did a heavenly job, they are too good to win an Oscar.

shrug from Ayca on etsy.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

winter of the beard

this film was shot in 2005...i want to believe it started the hipster facial hair trend. R.I.P.


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