Monday, January 25, 2010

At the moment, A Single Man

Near the end of 2009, fashion designer Tom Ford made his first debut as a film director, producer and screenplay writer for the movie, 'A Single Man'.

Also, a little trivia from IMDB: "Tom Ford explained in a Fresh Air interview that he created a back story for George's suit based on the George character. He decided that George would have had his suit custom made on Saville Row on a trip home to England, which informed its cut and color. He also decided that, since 'old-school' British people of wealth tend to be thrifty with clothing, that his suit was a few years old. Ford even went as far as putting a label on the inside of the suit with his name and the date that it was made for him (1957)."
Thoughts: This is not the usual genre (drama) I would normally watch. The music got my attention as I was chewing gummy colas in the cinema. I loved the mood and the music incorporated in this trailer...believe it or not, I like Colin Firth! I really hope the movie is as good as this trailer. Many movies these days have really good trailers but the outcome would not be as good as originally intended.
The video below is a short trailer and a trivia about the suit below the video. The film has been released in America. It will be released in the UK on the 12th of February.
'A Single Man' is based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood. The novel is set in Los Angeles a month after the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. This story centres on an English professor, George (played by Colin Firth) who, after the sudden death of his partner (Matthew Goode) tries to go about his typical day. He tries to figure out his life after his partner's death and as his close friend Charley (Julianne Moore) consoles him and his young student (Nicholas Hoult) interacts with him.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

At then design moment, the 'Audi Grand Piano'

My Dad sent me an article about a piano he saw on a magazine (I'm not sure which magazine it was featured one).

The Audi Design grand piano (featured middle of last year), designed by Vienna-based piano manufacturer Bösendorfer is priced at 100,000 Euros.

Thoughts: Who would have thought a car manufacturer would come up with a piano? It goes to show, anything is almost possible these days. I doubt I can fork out such amount for this beauty and my piano skills will have to dramatically improve before even touching one key!

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...and from Audi:

Watch the video on the website.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Art Nouveau Heels

I was exploring an archive of 'Dazed and Confused' and encounted this 'Art Nouveau Heels' by foot wear designer, Kerrie Luft.

This was featured in 2009.

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Thoughts: I wonder how much support these heels can the delicate details!
This year, new start (though technially, it is the middle of January!), I've decided to try something new in order to keep blogging (been awful as I had projects to submit before Christmas and went back home during the holidays!). I'll try to post random (but of course good!) images that I think is interesting...and will make me blog often!