…well maybe not anymore, but she was when it mattered.
Don’t stop reading now, average CMP reader. I know you’re not one for stories of princesses or gossip fodder. Come on now, son, I thought you knew me better than that.
What if I told you I had a story from America’s heydey of a cold blooded thug who literally pimped all over the world? Someone who went shopping when the plane lands to the extent of having a separate ship trailing the yacht filled with the spoils of an epic make-it-rain-fest? A gangster cold enough to build one of the world’s finest mansions as the rest of the country crumbled? Got your attention? Good, because the Harper’s Bazaar article above tells the story of tobacco heiress Doris Duke who did all dat and more.
Click the title bar for a link to an exploration of a new series of works by Alfonso Batalla that puts whimsical objects in decaying environments, making a statement about our own varying levels of self awareness. Doesn’t make sense? Read more then.
The highlight of the series is the above, a tribute to Hirst’s famous pickling work. The Jong Il’s would be so proud.
Check out this awesome art work by Neil Dawson which is installed in a private park in New Zealand. While it’s simply metal rods and mesh, it presents the image of a light colored, cartoony piece of paper resting on the summit of this hill. Just the kind of whimsical shit that daddy likes.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Prada as I feel their menswear is often a bit boring and overpriced, presumably driven by their brand name and dynamic materials. Just doesn’t do it for me.
I did, however, really like the leather flower lapel pins that I believe are now available in stores, which would appear to go along nicely with the above embellished men’s lace ups adorned with what else but: leather flowers. These shoes are now available for about $1350. All you fancy boys out there, click the title link to shop for them in Prada’s online store.
Who in here speaks Portuguese? Call Parade appears to be a public project sponsored by the Brazilian government to make Sao Paulo’s pay phones a little more appealing, namely by livening up their “hoods.” Click the title link to visit the project’s home page, and peruse around the site, where you’ll find hoods inspired by tropical fruits, disco nights and…lord knows what else.