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On my radar: Alekos Fassianos



Alekos Fassianos
I enjoyed discovering the work of Greece’s famous artist Alekos Fassianos in the FT last weekend. Depicting wind-blown hair, flowing scarves and watches, his figures and faces share the illustrative qualities of mid-century Picasso or Cocteau.

The work doesn’t end with painting. Fassianos also created excellent furniture*, ceramics*, bronze bird sculptures and lamps. (Fun fact: the lamps were important – Fassianos didn’t approve of elements meant to create an ‘atmosphere’, so candles, chandeliers and low lighting were out, in favour of daylight or functional lighting.) 1stDibs has a number of Fassianos pieces, including reproduction lamps here*.

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Thinker with a watch, 1978, Alekos Fassianos
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Shop the post: double shirts in the wild



Popeye City Boy Style

Now the sweaters are off, it’s time to think about shirts. Why wear one when you can wear two (or three)? A small button-down under a bigger one worn undone. Two identical, worn unbuttoned over a tee. Two different styles, or the same style with contrasting stripes.

Take some inspo from these examples in the wild – I will… (more…)



Quote of the day: Carol Cooper



The Freaks Came out to Write

“The first person to ever write about Spike Lee in the paper was me. Spike cold-called me at The Voice one day….It was his school project. It was genius. I loved it….Chris Blackwell read what I wrote and got in touch with him and ended up funding She’s Gotta Have It.”
Carol Cooper, The Freaks Came Out to Write* via The Honest Broker (more…)



Shane Taylor: people-watching with a camera



Shane Taylor - Ritz Piccadilly

A few years ago, I started following Shane Taylor (aka @heroesforsale) on Instagram. His street photography focusing mostly on a pocket of Mayfair caught my attention; his captured gestures and poetic moments a nod to mid-century greats like Saul Leiter and Garry Winogrand. Originally from Tipperary, he arrived in London in 2019, immersing himself in the people-watching potential of its diverse inhabitants. Building an Instagram following, he branched out into Framelines, a YouTube channel, printed magazine and Patreon community with his co-pilot Josh Edgoose. And now he has co-curated the Street Life exhibition at David Hill Gallery in West London (more…)