Monday, July 26, 2010

Check out the latest issue of Amsterdam boutique Tenue de Nîmes' journal, Journal de Nîmes, here.
Just did a piece on The Webster's new surf-themed pop-up shop, curated by Timothee Verrecchia. Check it out on

Friday, July 16, 2010

"Cultural insecurity begets its linguistic doppelgänger. The same is true of technical advance. In a world of Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter (not to mention texting), pithy allusion substitutes for exposition. Where once the Internet seemed an opportunity for unrestricted communication, the increasingly commercial bias of the medium—”I am what I buy”—brings impoverishment of its own. My children observe of their own generation that the communicative shorthand of their hardware has begun to seep into communication itself: “people talk like texts.”

This ought to worry us. When words lose their integrity so do the ideas they express. If we privilege personal expression over formal convention, then we are privatizing language no less than we have privatized so much else. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” Alice was right: the outcome is anarchy." --Tony Judt


Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm very proud to be a part of the newly launched online publication The Wild. There is some incredible talent involved in the debut issue, which just hit the web. Check out my piece on designer Siki Im here and the rest of the stellar stories and images at

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Marmol Radziner prefab. Yes, please.

Monday, July 12, 2010

If you are in LA this Saturday, this looks awesome...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Amy Odell on Lady Gaga's on stage ensembles losing their luster...

"And that feeling is important, not only for the three-figure-minimum tickets, but especially as Miley Cyrus sheds her stage clothes and Madonna rolls out a line of juniors' clothes inspired by her breakout ultrasexualized self. Meanwhile, the top designers of the world, judging by their fall and resort clothes, are hell-bent on dressing mature, if not necessarily old, women. Women with careers, in all likelihood, with much more to pride themselves on than ass cheeks. Lady Gaga may represent just one example of why designers took that turn. Inspiration and empowerment are not built on a mysterious combination of leotards, glitter, weird capes, and V-cleavage. Sometimes conservative clothes just do the job better. That was probably one reason why Gaga's Cousin It–esque 'Monster' costume was our favorite outfit of the whole night."

Alisa Gould-Simon is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn.