Tuesday, February 24, 2009

conrad williams: tight wrappers

The best story in Best New Horror 19. Absolutely horrid, stuck to my thoughts for days, involves scaffolding and True First Editions. Many thanks again, CW!

kate moss by bert stern

the scent of friedrichstrasse

From Chandler Burr's column in the New York Times T Magazine comes word of a scent exhibit - possibly the first of its kind: ‘‘If There Ever Was: An Exhibition of Extinct and Impossible Smells,’’ at The Reg Vardy Gallery in Sunderland, England.

Among the headspinning creations:

  • Lethal Peruvian arsenic deposits
  • Hiroshima
  • A 16thC spell for eternal beauty (contents: murdered raven, almond oil)


  • the scent of Berlin-Friedrichstrasse train station, the only connection to West Germany in the GDR.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Nice, slightly mental clothes from Marc Jacobs in NYC for these dour times. Looks like Stephen Sprouse...history's repeating, again and again and...