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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band “Clap Your Hands”

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Shift Disturbers

AmoebaCorp just finished working on this year’s event.

This is the opening film for the Shift Disturbers 2010 event. Shift Disturbers is a mash-up of visionary speakers from the worlds of advertising, art and design. Speakers include Stefan Sagmeister, Nick Law, Cindy Gallop and Stéphane Xiberras.

This is a story of one designer’s idol worship taken one step too far.

Check out the video below, and the event site here.

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Some amazing photos that make me want to be in Indo pret-ty bad-ly.

You can check out more good times here.

Cottages at Fallingwater by Patkau Architects

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In Brief: RIP Dennis Hopper, Louis Vuitton in London, Design Moves

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  • Director, actor, and artist Dennis Hopper died Saturday of complications from prostate cancer. He was 74. The 1969 film Easy Rider, directed and co-written by Hopper (with Peter Fonda and Terry Southern), “catapulted [Hopper] into the pantheon of countercultural celebrities that included John Lennon, Abbie Hoffman, and Timothy Leary,” wrote Peter Biskind in his 1998 book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-And-Rock ‘n’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood. A comprehensive, Julian Schnabel-curated survey of Hopper’s artistic career opens July 11 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.

  • While U.K. regulators deemed its craft-touting advertisements potentially misleading, Louis Vuitton busied itself with the launch festivities for its 16,000-square-foot, four-level London megastore. Designed by Peter Marino to be “the most luxurious Louis Vuitton store to date,” the New Bond Street maison features artworks by Gilbert & George and Takashi Murakami, a book store, an LED-studded glass staircase, and a second-floor VIP “apartment” (here a Koons, there a Basquiat). The Wallpaper* tour is almost as good as being there.

  • Costume jewelry king Kenneth Kay Lane, who makes a mean faux Schlumberger bangle, announced at a benefit last week that he is donating $100,000 to Pratt Institute. That will buy a lot of floss.

  • The Museum of Modern Art has found a worthy successor to Klaus Biesenbach in independent curator, author, and lecturer Sabine Breitwieser, who has been appointed chief curator of the Department of Media and Performance Art. Breitwieser, who from 1988 to 2007 served as founding director and curator of Vienna’s Generali Foundation, will begin her new position on October 4. “I’m thrilled to expand MoMA’s engagement in media and performance art and to enlarge the collection with significant new acquisitions in the coming years,” she said in a statement.

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  • Brioni Taps Alessandro DellAcqua

    Alessandro n21.jpgAnd the great European carousel of fashion designers spins on! Joining Giles Deacon (Ungaro), Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen), Christophe Lemaire (Hermes), and Joanna Sykes (Aquascutum) on the new hires list is designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua, who Brioni has brought on to serve as creative director of its women’s line. Dell’Acqua parted ways with his namesake label last summer, when he couldn’t make it work with Cherry Grove, the company that acquired the brand and its trademarks in 2003. Earlier this year, he launched No. 21, a womenswear collection (named for his lucky number) that earned strong reviews at its Milan debut. The Brioni appointment is part of the Penne, Italy-based company’s plan to strengthen its womenswear collection, which currently represents only about 10% of total sales. “I believe our partnership with Alessandro will allow us to achieve our objectives and help to make the Brioni woman a style icon in the fame market,” Brioni president and CEO Andrea Perrone, told British Vogue. We’re not sure what the fame market is, but it probably involves cashmere suits in dusky neutrals—or musically-inclined high school students in luxe leg warmers.

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