“Sophie Delaporte, of the so-floaty-it’s-cathartic imagery, lends her lens to the latest Comme Des Garçons / Idoménée Book. A mix of color-theming and cut-outs plays together in this well-crafted series.
Sophie, trained in both photography and film, jets between Paris and New York and brings the best of both city’s backgrounds to her work. which manage to marry both a touch of whimsy and hard-hitting aesthetics in a single frame.”
“I did not know that Snuffulupagus, whose name is actually spelled Snuffleupagus, has a first name too. I learned from Wikipedia that Snuffy’s full moniker is Aloysius Snuffleupagus. This earless, tuskless woolly mammoth was a favorite of mine for sure. In case you don’t recall, Big Bird was the only character on Sesame Street who saw Mr. Snuffleupagus, until he introduced this “imaginary friend” to the grownups in 1985, the show’s 17th season.”
“Atelier Mecanic (Mechanical Workshop) is a bar made of 1950 to 1970 industrial relics, salvaged leftovers, graphics and original furniture.It is a take on the industrialization of the country during communism. Romanians have an uncomfortable relationship with their past which usually ends up in simply erasing it: factories were perceived as a symbol of communism and keeping some memories of it was by no means a priority after the Revolution. 50 years of industrialization vanished in no time thrown at the scrap yard. Atelier Mecanic ironically brings them back.”