Friday, October 5, 2007

Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami

Interview with Takashi Murakami by Jonathan Ross on Japanorama


29 year old Dr. Atsuko Chiba is an attractive but modest Japanese research psychotherapist whose work is on the cutting edge of her field. Her alter-ego is a stunning and fearless 18 year old "dream detective," code named PAPRIKA, who can enter into people's dreams and synchronize with their unconscious to help uncover the source of their anxiety or neurosis.

Trailer (1:20)
Rating: R
In Theatres: May 25th, 2007

Satoshi Kon (dir.)
Megumi Hayashibara
Toru Emori
Katsunosuke Hori
Toru Furuya (more)

The music was composed by Susumu Hirasawa, who also composed the soundtrack for Kon's award-winning film, Millennium Actress, and equally lauded television series, Paranoia Agent.

PAPRIKA official trailer

Louis Vuitton

-An ad campaign for LOUIS VUITTON by Mamoru Hosoda. an updated alice in wonderland, in which a girl, searching for her lost cell phone, floats in a dizzying world of the company's logos. While waiting to meet her friends outside of a Louis Vuitton store, Aya's cell phone is eaten by the LV Panda, who then promptly swallows Aya - but the inside of his stomach is gateway to a psychadelic wonderland. Based on characters created by famed superflat artist Takashi Murakami.

-The LOUIS VUITTON store featured in this video is the Omotesando in Tokyo, Japan.

-The song featured in this movie:
Fantastic Plastic Machine - "Different Colors"

-The original video on YouTube!
-The director of the Digimon movie is the same person who directed this movie: Mamoru Hosoda.
-Marc Jacobs and Takashi Murakami collaborated to create the fresh looking multicolore design for Louis Vuitton.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Join the group "FREEDOM FOR BURMA" on FACEBOOK today. Maybe this time we can make a difference???

Photo: (c) Roger Norheim Collections 2007 / The Estate of Pablo Picasso

Monday, October 1, 2007


The face is her canvas

She's British, she's brilliant and she travels with up to fifteen 75-pound duffel bags that hold the tools of her amazing trade. The magical creations of expert makeup artist Pat McGrath have turned the fashion world on end.

Now, Pat brings her global genius and couture-seasoned eye to the New MAX Factor. As the Global Color Cosmetics Creative Design Director for Procter & Gamble, she is the beauty expert and creative force behind the New MAX Factor line. Pat is helping roll out revolutionary new products with updated palettes and high-glam power straight off the catwalks.

Pat has created avant-garde makeup looks for the couture shows of John Galliano, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Prada, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani and a host of others. Her one-of-a-kind cosmetics artistry has been worn by supermodels including Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bundchen.

Of Jamaican and British heritage, she was born in Northampton, England. While jet-setting around the world, she prefers to stay behind the scenes at the couture shows, but hasn't been able to avoid worldwide acclaim. Pat voraciously gathers inspiration from far-flung sources including Queen Elizabeth, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Japanese Kabuki art.

Dressing room photographs of Elle Muliarchyk

Fashion model Elle Muliarchyk sneaks in at some of the worlds most expensive fashion stores with her camera and tripod hidden in her purse, and she takes pictures of herself in the dressing room with the the boutiques` clothes. She states: "I am just stealing the soul of the garments"...