Chet Faker - Gold
In both video and song, Chet Faker excels at sultry simplicity. His smokey but fragile voice over the clapping, the serpentine silhouettes of roller girls.
The song is smooth, despite Faker’s Australian roots, he’s obviously inspired by Motown, Bon Iver and R&B. The girls’ (Appleusa McGlynn, April Corley, Candice Heiden) choreography a deliciously and buttery accompaniment to this feel good croon.
Gold is entrancing and perfect for late night listening.
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p.s. if Faker looks or sounds familiar to you, it might be because his cover of No Diggity went viral awhile back.
Thanks to invincibeard for introducing me to this awesome track.
Margaret Bowland: Beauty in the unconscious
Margaret Bowland was born in Burlington, North Carolina, and studied studio art and English at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her work explores the concept of beauty—what it means to be beautiful, but also to what extent it is significant today, both in the world and in art. ‘Being beautiful is a form of wealth, says Bowland.
She considers that the commonly held ideal of beauty is to be tall, thin and white. And while we recognize deviations from this norm can have appeal, are deviations nonetheless. ‘The need to be beautiful fuels one of the largest and most ruthless industries in our world,’ she says.
Bowland currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches painting at New York Academy. Her work has been exhibited at Greenville County Museum of Art in South Carolina and Babcock Galleries in New York, among others.
Pencil Lamp by Michael & George
Designers from London Michael & George had the extravagant idea to imagine a lamp in the form of a giant pencil. A project where the light flashed from a light bulb placed at the gum called HB Pencil Lamp for sure that will change your interior. hb,