December 5, 2011
click click – 05-12-11
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
Lists, To-dos and Illustrated Inventories of Great Artists gives glimpses into the way great minds work in between all the mundanities of every day life. This wonderful graphic packing list was created by Adolf Konrad on Dec. 16 1973.
- A Marxist Responds to Fashionable Fixes for a Broken Economy – an amusing ideological breakdown of the often inarticulate political opinions of fashion designers. Via Ryan.
- What to Wear to a Protest? – fascinating slide show documenting the outfits of New York’s occupiers. Via Paul.
- An Afternoon with Michael Albert – a touching profile of one of East London’s most venerable garment retailers.
- Lunch with FT: Lady Amanda Harlech – turning the role of being a muse into a real job description. Related to the idea of carving your own path: The Insider’s Outsider – Dries Van Noten is a designer on his own terms.
- The McCarthy Era – a real oldie-goodie, relic of the recent past. A pre-internet era profile of WWD chairman and corporate creature Patrick McCarthy. Via Lucie.
- Conversations With Norma Kamali: Choreographer Twyla Tharp – this video starts slowly but warms up wonderfully into a real conversation between two remarkable women. I recently read Tharp’s book The Creative Habit and highly recommend it.
- Vidal Sassoon: A Cut Above – this incredible living memoir of an outstanding fashion innovator is available on BBC iPlayer until the end of the month.