12 Dec
From Japanese art to the appreciation of well shaped derrières

The second installment of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series focuses on the Top 10 Books of 2011, including photo-heavy coffee table books, research tomes and literature. From the history of menswear staples to Japanese art to modernist architecture to the appreciation of the well shaped derrière, there were a multitude of books published covering […]


8 Dec
Discover the irrefutable logic behind Pirelli's no-tires-but-plenty-of-boob strategy

Yesterday morning we brought you the Pirelli Calendar 2012 photographed by Mario Sorrenti, and today comes the video showing the Making Of process behind the endeavor. Included are interviews with Sorrenti who explains why he chose Corsica, as well as interviews with all the models. It’s worth watching alone to hear Milla Jovovich’s awkward explanation […]


7 Dec
Milla, Kate Moss, Lara & Rinko fully naked in the Corsican sun

When previewed this summer, Pirelli’s 2012 ode to feminine beauty promised to be another stunner. This time famed Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti took over head lensmen duty for the tire maker’s yearly supermodel escapade, the successor in a long run of world class photographers. Last night at a gala event in New York City, Pirelli […]


31 Oct
Taschen's collection spanning 15 years of photographer’s career

With models touting perfectly red painted lips, seductive stares and a playful sensuality, Ellen von Unwerth captures moments of sublime female sexuality in her new hardcover, Fräulein. In this collection of photos spanning fifteen years of von Unwerth’s work, women are portrayed as cute, assertive, overtly sexual, soft and contemplative to explore all expressions of […]


29 Aug
Patrick Frey's half scarf / half calender creation

I guess it’s the time of year where new calenders begin hitting the interwebs, as the annual Pirelli Calender 2012 — featuring Kate Moss, Mila Jovovich, Lara Stone & Rinko Kikuchi — was teased last week. Industrial designer Patrick Frey‘s entry into the field, however, is almost more art project than calender. Frey’s latest design […]


25 Aug
Mario Sorrenti invades Corsica for annual photo extravaganza

Every year the Pirelli calender brings a little dollop of joy to a very troubled world, and today we receive the first images of the 2012 edition — just when we needed some really good news. This year’s photography epic is shot by the great Mario Sorrenti, just another legend in a long string of Pirelli […]


3 Feb
Art meets Fashion meets Charity

Last Thursday night, in celebration of LA’s Art Month, Calvin Klein, Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) and the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) hosted an extravagant gala in West Hollywood — thus proving that you don’t always need Bruce Weber’s scantily denim clad tweens to get people excited, a previously debatable observation. Read the breakdown, […]