[Melbourne] Young Hunting Jewelry

Posted May 4th by in Fashion

Young Hunting is a unisex jewelry label by Melbourne designer Candice Agius. Each collection is “a philosophical exploration that questions and transcends realms influenced by a thematic thought.” Each jewellery piece is limited and formed in Australia from high quality materials. Young Hunting is “for the rare, the intellectual and the unsharing.” The new lookbook for the La Luna collection is a unique interactive look at some new pieces. (MORE PHOTOS….)

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[OUTSIDERS] MIROSLAV TICHÝ

Posted May 3rd by in Art, Photography

Miroslav Tichý, who died only a few weeks ago, began taking photographs in the 1960s, continuing until the late 1980s, accumulating an expansive archive of images. Tichý originally studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he was an esteemed painter and draughtsman, taking a lively modernist approach to his artwork. In 1948, with the adoption of communism in Czechoslovakia, artists were enforced to produce work in the socialist realism manner, which Tichý determinedly rejected. In opposition, he and like-minded alumni formed an artist collective, the Brněnská Pětka (Brno Five), staging subversive exhibitions, which attracted continuous state surveillance. In 1957, the artist suffered a mental collapse – he was prone to psychological breakdowns from a young age – and this led to his removal from mainstream society, moving back to his small hometown, Kyjov. He became a non-conformist, eccentric character, half-conscious, half-delusional to his subversive outsider situation. A new exhibition on view at the Wilkinson Gallery in London until June 11 explores the works of Miroslav Tichý.  www.wilkinsongallery.com

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Henry Miller’s Last Residence on Earth

Posted May 3rd by in Culture, Literature


Pacific Palisades, California, photography by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

“The frantic desire to Live, to live at any cost, is not a result of the life rhythm in us, but of the death rhythm.” Henry Miller

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[PAS UN AUTRE TEES] Take the Money & Run

Posted May 3rd by in Fashion, Style

Check out the Pas Un Autre store! Each tee ships with a gratis copy of Pas Un Autre Quarterly.

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ALL CANNIBALS?

Posted May 3rd by in Art


Francisco de Goya – Saturn Devours His Son – 1819-1923

Goya’s famous image of Saturn devouring his son epitomizes the lust the cannibal has for human flesh.  The painting depicts the myth of the greek god Saturn – fearing that his sons would overthrow him he would eat each one after birth. Male lions eat their cubs after birth in order to bring the females into heat.   Goya’s image of the savage cannibal with its wide eyes and devious abandon, satiating itself on a child is also representative of Goya’s fear of madness.  Saturn Devouring His Son was part of a series called the Black Paintings painted on the walls of his Spanish villa toward the end of Goya’s life.  The series was never commissioned and exhibited only posthumously. The painting, haunting and dark in nature, are indicative of a man alone, deaf – confronting the harrowing possibilities of eternal nothingness.   (READ MORE….)

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U.S. Kills Bin Laden

Posted May 2nd by in Culture

What now? Photography by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

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Walter Benjamin: A Reflection in Pictures

Posted May 2nd by in Culture, Literature

Architecture and art have played a particular part for Walter Benjamin, because the relation of the past to the present was not of a temporal but of a figurative nature for him. Thus, according to his conception, the past could converge with the present via a flashlike image to form a ‘constellation’ and produce a ‘profane enlightenment’. Just like a configuration can be seen in the bright spots of a starry sky, interpreted as an astronomical constellation, the past is captured in a ‘dialectical picture in a standstill’. The conceptual arguments are only the ‘reverberating thunder’. Not only works of the visual arts, like Paul Klee’s water colour ‘Angelus Novus’, but in particular buildings and cities provided such dialectical images for him, as a ‘past become space’, for instance with arcades, panoramas or interiors, which made him see through the dreams, ideals and phantasms of a collective. An exhibition at the Architekturmuseum in Munich, entitled Walter Benjamin: A Reflection in Pictures, explores Benjamin’s complex relationship with architecture. On view until June 19. www.architekturmuseum.de

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Neo Conquistador: Assad Mounser

Posted May 2nd by in Fashion

Amanda Assad Mounser is a New York-based jewelry designer with a penchant for the prickly and ecclesiastical.  Her label Assad Mounser makes a bold statement. Assad Mounser’s inspiration is “predominantly influenced by the gods of the Glam Rock Movement.”  Aptly so.  Her Spring Summer 2011 collection “…focuses on a futuristic journey, one that many a rock star drenched in glitter might sing about. The collection, coined Neo Conquistador, follows a phoenix rising from the ashes of a catastrophic wave of destruction to a path of redemption and rebirth, creating a new world from the rubble. Groups within the collection follow these themes quite literally. Many pieces take on an appearance of an explosion, with shooting rods of metal juxtaposed against cracked rocks and glittering gems, meant to represent glass fragments. www.assadmounser.com

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[MOSCOW] Sex:Female

Posted May 2nd by in Art, Photography

In a buy me, sell me, fuck me world Lena Vazhenina’s photography is an atonement for all our collective mediocrity.  Vazhenina thinks sex is cool, but don’t be fooled – her photo project is named Sex:female just to grab your attention.  With its weirdly placed colon and poor English, the title is also confusing.  However, Lena Vazhenina just might be on to something, because this Moscow based photographer is on the rise. Vazhenina’s intriguing images look like whimsical gender bending rape scenarios crossed with what the world would look like if you had a magic pair of glasses that made everything look like an MDMA trip.   (SEE MORE IMAGES….)

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Test From a Shoot at the Lautner House, Los Angeles

Posted April 30th by in Culture, Fashion

Preview: a test polaroid from an editorial shot by Adarsha Benjamin for the first print issue of Pas Un Autre – Autre Quarterly. Shot on location in Los Angeles a house designed by the famed architect John Lautner.  Sign up for our newsletter to find out where and when you can pick up the first issue – its free!

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