Floating in McQueen.

I just came across this new site, NOWNESS, and it’s pretty enthralling. They describe themselves as:

“… the digital leader in luxury storytelling. Each day, NOWNESS showcases an exclusive premiere of the most inspiring stories influencing contemporary culture and global lifestyle, previewing the latest in fashion, gastronomy, art, film, music, design, travel and sport.

NOWNESS collaborates with the world‚Äôs foremost designers, creatives and thinkers in the luxury industry. NOWNESS is an innovative space where ideas, both timeless and timely, are first and foremost.”

You should definitely take some time and check out their site, but first you should watch the video they did about the Spring/Summer 2012 McQueen collection. In it, Cathy Horyn (New York Times fashion critic) chats with Sarah Burton at the label’s Paris atelier about the house’s marine-inspired collection.

I couldn’t figure out how to embed the video here, so (after checking out some of my fav screenshots of the video below) click on over to here¬†and bless your eyes and ears!

Rock the Finch Out.

French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot creates works by drawing on the rhythms of daily life to produce sound in unexpected ways.

For his installation in The Curve, Boursier-Mougenot creates a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other musical instruments. As the birds go about their routine activities, perching on or feeding from the various pieces of equipment, they create a captivating, live soundscape.

More info on the artist and exhibition here.

I Absolutely Cannot Get Enough Yeasayer.

Whenever anyone ever asks me what my favorite (food, song, animal, movie, color, band… etc. basically just enter any¬†category¬†that makes sense here) is I’m always stumped. I’ve never been one to have favorites in any part of my life, and whenever asked this telling question I¬†have always had to¬†ramble¬†off a minimum¬†of 3 to 10 items pertaining to¬†the category in question.

With that being said know what is about to follow is huge for me.

Yeasayer just might be my favorite band. (at least for the moment.)

I have been (not so) patiently awaiting their new album, Odd Blood, for quite some time now, but it all started heating up for me when I saw them at Fun Fun Fun Fest last November.

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