New Noise: I CHING
I CHING’s alluring, amiable sound channels the stargazing lyricism of Japan’s David Sylvian through washes of Hypnagogic synth-pop. The pair, Rollo Smallcombe and Kevin Emre, sat down with Wonderland to discuss the band’s inception, recent live collaborations with drummer “Tom Jones”, and Christmas stocking fillers.
Fendi: Craft Alchemy
Baroque and roll: for Craft Alchemy, Fendi’s latest design adventure at this year’s Design Miami, the venerable Roman fashion house has teamed up with designer Elisa Strozyk and artist Sebastian Neeb to create some elaborate leather furniture sculptures.
Altered States: LES TELEVISIONS
After meeting at Brighton University, artists Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski moved to London to set up The French Riviera, a gallery-cum-workspace on Bethnal Green Road. Their latest exhibition, Les Télévisions – which opens tomorrow – exhibits the work of a dozen or so individuals, on ageing, found analogue televisions in the gallery’s window space. […]
Ken Russell 1927 – 2011
Director Ken Russell, whose groundbreaking, gritty filmography – which includes The Devils, Altered States, Tommy and Women in Love – helped put British film on the map, died today at the age of 84.
The first time music video directors Daniels met, they despised each other. So much so, that after being pitted together in classes at summer school, Daniel Kwan ended up throwing a bowl of salad over his prospective partner, Scheinert. “He smelt like vomit for the rest of the day,” Kwan reminisces fondly, adding, “we eventually […]
It’s Olly Murs, In Case You Didn’t Know
As a former contestant on The X Factor, Olly Murs knows better than most what it is like to perform on that famous stage. As a result, Murs became an inspired choice to present ITV2’s sister show The Xtra Factor this year where – alongside co-presenter Caroline Flack – he delivers irreverent humour, interviews the […]
Line in the Sand: Inbar Spector
Inspired by a forest fire that devastated the mountain-based village she grew up in in Israel, Inbar Spector crafted a S/S12 collection of visionary skill. Spector landed on her feet after exhibiting at 2008’s London Fashion Week and gained momentum as a designer to earmark since. We sat down with the fearless young talent in […]
Laughter Is The Best Medicine – Q+A Seth Rogen
Comedian, actor, producer and director Seth Rogen got his first acting gig on the Judd Apatow produced TV show “Freaks and Geeks” back in the 90’s. Going on to star in many of Apatow’s feature films (middle aged chastity outing “The 40 Year Old Virgin” in 2005, pregnancy drama “Knocked Up” in 2007, and stand-up […]
New Noise: DARK HORSES
By all accounts, Brighton-based ludd gang Dark Horses formed under a grotty pier in Brighton as recently as a year and a half ago. From there, they went about siphoning the craft of their ancestors – Suicide, Bauhaus, The Velvet Underground – into an aesthetic entirely their own. We spoke to Lisa Elle and Andy […]
Altered States: The Great Banana Crises
The Great Banana Crises – an interdisciplinary arts event above a pub in Derbyshire, UK – celebrates its first anniversary tomorrow with an exhibition that seeks to exhibit some of Europe’s most visceral and stimulating works. We speak to Lyn Bannister, co-curator of ArtLounge, who conceive and host the regular events. How did you go […]
Snap, Snap, Collect
Ethical brand, Collective – who pride themselves on providing fairly made products supplied from sustainable sources – have partnered with iconic photographer Terry O’Neill for a limited edition run of tees and vests. Adorned with some of the photographers greatest images including snaps of Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell and a crucified Raquel Welch, the Collective […]
Class Act: WEEKEND’S Chris New
Plunging headlong into stage work after graduating from RADA in 2006, Chris New has since honed his craft in roles at the National Theatre and Sadler’s Wells, London. Wonderland pinned the promising young thespian down to talk all things Weekend – his debut film role, on screens across the UK now. Film acting is a […]
Wonderkind: LOUISE POMEROY
Shocking, sinister, darkly humourous and uniquely arresting, illustrator Louise Pomeroy’s work draws in a broad range of influences – from obscure YouTube clips and animal portraiture, to the work of American avant-garde sculpture Shary Boyle and forgotten crime comics.
Somber Soundscapes – Worship Q&A
The atmospheric sounds of Berkshire band Worship have already garnered attention and praise from national press and Radio 1 – even though they have only released their debut single today. The fourpiece – consisting of Tim Alexander (vocals), James Johnson (guitar), Tom Mayo (drums) and Jordan Fish (bass) – have created a tapestry of moody, […]
Line in the sand: JERVOISE
Zoe Jervoise’s self-made empire rests on a very basic concept: source the best in the way of vintage denim clobber, sew in your own colourful, striking tapestries, and retail the finished pieces for a modest charge. Four years into the project, Jervoise has customised items for a throw of reputable figures, from musicians Ellie Goulding […]
Wonderkind: DOROTHEA BARTH JORGENSEN
Part model, actor, photographer and blogger, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen landed firmly on her feet after winning Elite’s Model Look award at the tender age of 16. Three years on, she proudly calls Williamsburg, Brooklyn home after leaving her Stockholm roots, and is regularly headhunted by leading designers and photographers around the world (Jorgensen’s resume scans […]
New Benetton campaign – UNHATE
The folks at Benetton will today launch a city-wide campaign of ‘un-hate’ – promoting messages of global tolerance and social responsibility. The streets of Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Paris, Rome and New York will be lined with blown-up images of smooching politicians and eminent figures, such as Barack Obama and President Sarkozy.
Altered States: the mystical Egungun tribe
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, son of influential photographer Joseph Moise, threw himself (and his travelling studio) headlong into the otherworldly traditions of the Egungun collective in Porto Novo, the Republic of Benin, and came out with some captivating, raw stills which seek to expose its curious attire and singular practices. We pinned down the visionary artist, […]
Wonderkind: FLAMINIA SACCUCCI
Meshing tyre print with flora, harsh latex with wear-ability and dark colours with bright, Rome-born designer Flaminia Saccacci has certainly pricked a few ears since her award-winning graduation show at Central Saint Martins in May. Whipped-up soon after by Givenchy, we spoke to her just two weeks into the challenging new role.
Wonderland × Reebok EA7
For the 2011 Winter issue of Wonderland (Issue 28 November/December), photographer Rhys Frampton and our very own Way Perry created an impressive shoot to showcase the continued collaboration between Reebok and Emporio Armani – the Reebok EA7 collection. An accompanying video from our shoot showcases this exciting sports/fashion collaboration the way it was intended to […]
New Noise – Chelsea Wolfe
LA-based Chelsea Wolfe peddles a peculiar brand of moody, fragile midnight rock. Her newest album, Apokalypsis, explores themes of revelation, discovery and nature-v-nature duality with a newly-formed ensemble. The Wolfe sound benefits from the contributions in broadening the textural palette and granting Wolfe’s spectral bewailing space to evolve. Its obvious ancestors – Bristolian trip-hop, doom […]
CLASS ACT: Lucas Pittaway, local hero
19-year-old Lucas Pittaway enjoyed an unlikely introduction to screen acting. As a full time door-to-door leaflet postman, Pittaway, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Heath Ledger, was scouted at his local shopping mall near Adelaide, Australia. After playing the lead in Warp X’s Snowtown, where he stars as real-life murderer Jamie Vlasskias, Pittaway […]
Gucci’s Banging Bond Street Store
Gucci have fully renovated thier Old Bond Street boutique and it is as stunning as you would expect. Throwing a typically lavish opening party for the early November re-launch, the store held an Artisan Corner where Gucci’s most skilled artisans custom made products to form truly exclusive pieces. The contemporary new store harks back to […]
WONDERLAND EXCLUSIVE: Wong Kar Wai for Shu Uemura
Worlds of beauty collide as cosmetics company Shu Umeura enroll visual mastermind Wong Kar Wai for a unique collaboration. Enlisting the film director – who is famed for being a “master of colours” – for a range of bold blushes, lashes, lip glosses and more have been created in time for the party season with […]
Beginners Competition – One Week Left!
We share some of our favourite images so far from our Beginners competition – a £700 camera kit could still be yours!
Young Foolish Happy with Pixie Lott
20-year-old Pixie Lott is something of a triple threat having released music (her debut album “Turn It Up” sold in excess of one million copies), starred in a feature film (Fred: The Movie) and designing clothes for Lipsy (now in her second year with the fourth collection out now for Christmas). Returning to the charts […]
What: Jimmy Choo men’s store Where: Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London When: 1st November 2011 Why: The luxury brand’s world first Men’s store Interior: A colour scheme of charcoal grey, black and silver evoking a modern gentlemanly aesthetic with a hint of a 1960s Mayfair playboy. Celebrity fans: Tinie Tempah, Mark Wahlberg, Ronnie Wood Piece of […]