Monthly Archives: January 2013


   The latest arrivals from Harry Lary’s are curious specimens worthy of your attention. Produced from exquisite samples of acetate sourced from the venerated Italian producer Mazzucchelli, these frames seem exotic and luminous.      They remind me of the creatures collected … Continue reading

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Field of Vision

  “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world”. –Arthur Schopenhauer    

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A Likeness of T. S. Eliot

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La Savoir-Faire Francais Depuis Deux Generations

    The Left  Bank of the Seine,  in the vicinity of  the 6th arrondissement of Paris, was  renowned as a hub of intellectual and cultural activity.   For decades it’s many night clubs and brasseries  facilitated much gay revelry ,philosophical discourse and … Continue reading

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A Likeness of Lytton Strachey

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Night Vision

  In acknowledgement of David Bowie’s 66th birthday, I draw your attention to a  cinematic masterwork directed by  the late Tony Scott.  The Hunger,  released in 1983, is a seminal homage to Gothic horror and features David Bowie, Susan Sarandon and a ravishing Catherin … Continue reading

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A Distanced View

  “Perception is strong and sight weak.  In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.” –Miyamoto Musashi

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A Likeness of Tsuguharu Foujita

   At the beginning of the 20th Century Montparnasse in Paris, France,  was the the heart of the intellectual and artistic life of that country and possibly the world.  In 1913, at the age of 27 , Tsuguharu Foujita left Tokyo … Continue reading

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Free Spirits

  To compliment the release of their latest eyewear  creations , Toulouse based Anne et Valentin have produce a book of bold images and anecdotes regarding the company’s design philosophy.   Art directed by Ann Valentin, herself,  the publication is a tastful distilation of  all … Continue reading

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