Friends on the Shelf

Apparently, there are a lot more books out there written by men than women. The owner of a bookstore in Cleveland was so incensed by the gender divide  that she turned around all the books in her shop written by men. Here’s the article and above is the evidence, a virtual white-out. Funny,  because if you…

Inside Dior – a Doc to Download

My passion-for-all-things-fashion pal Nancy invited me to see the new two-part documentary Inside Dior earlier this week at the Bulgari Hotel with the British director Michael Waldman there to answer questions. If you liked Dior and I, about ex-creative director Raf Simons’ challenging, artistic and triumphant first season at Dior, then Inside Dior is a must-see.…

Bill Bowes -a Class Act

I just got back from a week in my hometown San Francisco where I went to attend the memorial service of my uncle Bill Bowes (1926-2016), otherwise known as William Ketchum Bowes Jr. I’ve always loved the Junior part because my 90 year-old  uncle was anything but little. At 6’4″ he towered over me and…

Rauschenberg at Tate Modern – A Must See

Run don’t walk to Tate Modern’s retrospective of the late Robert Rauschenberg opening Thursday, which is not only visually sublime, but also explains the motivations behind the late American artist’s incredibly diverse career. He is one of my all-time favourite artists. Somehow he manages to make canvases packed with everyday objects like a bucket, an…