“We’ll call her Tango … because it takes two to make a Tango.”

Mind the gap

A Pictorial History of the London Tube and Its Graphic Legacy

Educate Yourself

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So many books so little time

11 Books You Should Read If You’re A Woman In Your 20s

What the foucault?

Michel Foucault documents

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter: Watch the Classic Documentary of the Rolling Stones’ Disastrous Concert at Altamont

Qualities of Cultured People

Anton Chekhov by David Levine

'Cultured people must, in my opinion, satisfy the following conditions.'


A friendly visual match
between two cities told by

a lover of Paris wandering
through NewYork.
Details, clich├ęs,
contradictions :
This way, please.



Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders takes every drug known to man, draws self-portrait after each use. 

Drawing Mental Illness: Artist Bobby Baker’s Visual Diary

Crime & Punishment Animated

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Told in a Beautifully Animated Film by Piotr Dumala

Scary words

10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies


I don’t have a style

Ok so the question about style is finally over in my life: I don’t have one. I have finally got rid of the pressure it represents to find, define, create and maintain a style: I simply don’t have one, that’s it. I have plenty, that is. I wake up and feel like something, and I base my choices for the day on that. I think of myself yesterday and I can’t even recognize that woman in skyscraper heels, a you-can-only-find-this-in-Rome skirt, and make up on. I haven’t even combed my hair today.

Variety – or inconsistency - is a constant in my life, in all aspects. Music for example: I love The Rolling Stones. I ALWAYS love them. But then, I sometimes LOVE reaggeton. Yes, reaggeton. Especially on Fridays.

Another example: books. Books on my night table at the moment include La Parisienne, Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom and Maitena’s Todo Superadas.

I mean maybe this happens to all of us.

Truth is that I feel so free now, like: honey, you don’t need to define your style, just wear whatever you please. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, freedom!!!


Oliverio Toscani

I do what I think I should. It’s fantastic, I’ve got a voice inside that tells me all the time. To be creative you have to be deeply insecure. Of what are we secure of? To die one day is the only thing, everything else is optional.

That’s how I started my fashion career – after that Harper’s Bazaar in America saw my photos and that was it. At 25 I was rich, almost. It was like Blow-Up. I was working for the major magazines in the world already, French Elle, Italian and British Vogue, GQ and everyone else. That was in the early 70s.


 I started at Benetton in 1981 and I said, ‘Listen Luciano Benetton, I don’t want an advertising agency, I don’t want marketing studies. I will do my work and you will say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you want to do something new, you can’t follow the rules.

In Europe we don’t have capital punishment, it’s such a primitive way to make justice. It’s always intrigued me.I photograph anything that interests me in the way I think is interesting; that’s my philosophy. I’m not interested in the aesthetic and beautiful. I think photography is the memory of humankind.

Many years ago somebody told me, ‘Don’t take my picture because you’ll steal my soul.’ That touched me because if you look at some portraits, you can see the soul. That’s what I’m looking for. I don’t care what they do. I look for people in moments where they are particularly alive.

Every photo is socially political. I mean, a miniskirt is a sociopolitical statement.

I live on a farm in Tuscany where my studio is. In front of me is the Mediterranean. I do my own olive oil, I do my own wine. I breed horses. I manage to do it all. I’ve always got time. Every day, I’m always working.