Quote of the day

“A way to make new music is to imagine looking back at the past from a future and imagine music that could have existed but didn’t. Like East African free jazz, which as far as I know does not exist. To some extent, this was how ambient music emerged. My interest in making music has been to create something that does not exist that I would like to listen to, not because I wanted a job as a musician. I wanted to hear music that had not yet happened, by putting together things that suggested a new thing which did not yet exist. It’s like having a ready-made formula if you are able to read it. One of the innovations of ambient music was leaving out the idea that there should be melody or words or a beat… so in a way that was music designed by leaving things out – that can be a form of innovation, knowing what to leave out. All the signs were in the air all around with ambient music in the mid 1970s, and other people were doing a similar thing. I just gave it a name. Which is exactly what it needed. A name. A name. Giving something a name can be just the same as inventing it. By naming something you create a difference. You say that this is now real. Names are very important.”
Brian Eno, The Guardian

I’m always moaning that there’s nothing new any more – I wonder if this could work with fashion?

Is it too early to think about Easter?

Fun polka dot nails at Fuckyeahprettynails

Rings and things

Psst, don’t tell anyone but I have never got the fuss about diamonds. If anyone ever tried to give me a diamond ring, I think I’d much rather have the cash.

But I know not everyone’s like me.

Ritz Fine Jewellery has a cute little bonus if you buy your sparkler (actually any ring, including cocktail, engagement or wedding) from their shop at the Ritz Hotel. Once you have bought your ring, you can get a free manicure there and then from The Ritz Beauty salon. And if it’s an engagement ring, they throw in dinner at The Ritz as well.

What to steal from Menswear aw10…#2

…Bottega Veneta’s string ties:

And here’s how to tie one

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