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This awesome article by my too fabu co-worker Nicholas Remsen has had London’s decadent design mavericks Meadham Kirchhoff on my mind all day. And with this gorgeous photo of the label’s Spring 2011 collection by Marco Walker, the duo won’t be leaving my thoughts any time soon.

I’ve always had feelings about the whole street style thing. You know, those dozen-or-so professional anorexics who run around dressed in (tens of) thousands of dollars of the day’s latest trends, just happening to bump into photographers as they go about their way. I just can’t put my finger on what makes the whole thing feel so icky. Can you? [via TFS]

Farida Khelfa, by Jean-Paul Goude, 1985

Caffeinated Spiderwebs

I recently started drinking coffee again after a year-long hiatus.

Oh, Hi.

Les Cactus

Photorealistic paintings of cacti by Korean artist Kwangho Lee.

No-Stop City

In 1969, Italian Radical design collective Archizoom created the No-Stop City, a hyper-planned urban environment where every comfort—from temperature to light—could constantly be controlled and life was organized like a supermarket or factory. With its quantity-over-quality philosophy, the No-Stop City was a critical, exaggerated example of the increasingly artificial and consumerist 20th-century idea of utopia.

Inspiration: Parvine Curie

For a while I’ve been working on a research project for the upcoming Design Miami, which has me digging into the work of everyone from pioneer Charlotte Perriand to contemporary icon Hella Jongerius. To say it’s been inspirational would be a massive understatement. Design is such an important—though often overlooked—part of life, and these creative minds have so much to teach us about the art of living.

One of the artists who really caught my attention was French sculptor Parvine Curie, who transforms natural materials like stone, wood, and bronze into non-figural sculptures and jewelry inspired by her travels. When I found these photos of her studio on the outskirts of Paris by photographer Ivan Terestchenko my imagination just ran wild with dreams of adventure and a well-made life. Head over to Terestchenko’s gorgeous visual diary for more images of this incredible artist.

Elizabeth Debicki x Atfal Ahdath x Flaunt

For the latest issue of Flaunt, I contributed to very different articles. One a profile of rising star Elizabeth Debicki, who charmed me over breakfast as she prepares for the deluge that’s about to come with her star-making role in Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby. Then I Skyped with one of the members of Atfal Ahdath, a Lebanese art collective who create art that explores the way memories are manufactured.

An actress making a name for herself, and art about constructing identity—maybe they’re not so different after all.

Jane Antoni, Ingrown, 1998