Buy it now: long hot summer beauty



Summer beauty by Vogue/Josh Olins

I’ve never known a summer like it. We’re barely exiting July and we’ve had streak upon streak of ten-hour sun-saturated days and balmy nights. This week we’ve had severe weather warnings. My sun-starved limbs say bring it on, but… where does that leave beauty? (more…)



Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene



Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene by Chris Stein

Never not buying books about 1970s New York! Here’s a brilliant one on the New York downtown scene by Blondie’s Chris Stein. Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene looks like a time capsule of New York at its run down, romanticized best, encompassing legendary characters (William Boroughs, Iggy Pop, Andy Warhol) amongst city streetscapes and New York nightlife. (more…)



Annin Flagmakers factory



Annin Flagmakers factory by Christopher Payne

The latest issue of Port magazine has the most wonderful photo feature on the Annin Flagmakers flag factory in South Boston, Virginia. Founded in 1847, the 186,000 square foot factory has been family-owned for six generations and is one of three factories in the U.S. What I love about Christopher Payne’s photography is how he captures the vastness of the flag-making operation as well as the small details like the ink splatters from the screen-printing machine. (more…)