“Sunday, February 10th marks the Chinese New Year, a transition from the largely positive auspices of the year of the Dragon into the more mysterious embrace of the year of the Snake. While the flamboyant Dragon is the symbol of good fortune and positivity, with character traits for those born under it including creativity and courage, the Snake is a more enigmatic sign, breeding individuals prone to refinement, introspection and sometimes Machiavellian ways.” See photos below from Serpentine, a collection of images of the seductive and mythological snake by Mark Laita, which will be published as a book in the fall 2012.
From Opening Ceremony, NY.
Ha ha! Fashion.
Directed by Marco Roso
Production and Styling: Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, David Toro
Director of Photography: Ryan de Franco
Post Producer: Ruy Sanchez Blanco at Bunker Media
Edit, Graphics, Color: Sam Maliszewski at Bunker Media
Stock Music: Power Lunch 2
Aaron Draplin is collector of the under appreciated, overlooked, forgotten little details of America. He’s also a foul-mouthed bear. Both of those traits are what make this video so enjoyable.
He talks about what has compelled him to collect a tremendous amount of feed and seed memo books that have inspired his current Field Notes brand. A comprehensive digital archive is being built to preserve these small nuggets of American, here comes that word, “ephemera” .
Norman Mailer’s life is depicted in his eclectic last home in Brooklyn Heights. Among all the books, photos and furniture gathered in Norman’s curious and quirky “Victorian parlor/yacht cabin” apartment, you can really get a sense for the writer’s inspiration. The apartment is now for sale for a mere $2.5 million, so run and buy yourself a little piece of history. More info about the author and his apartment check NYtimes.