Celia Birtwell

Celia with her cat Blanche

Bianca Jagger wearing a Celia printed Ossie Clark dress with Mick Jagger, 1971

David Hockney's portrait of Celia and Ossie Clark, "Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy" 1970-71

Jane Birkin in a Celia print Ossie Clark outfit

David Hockney's picture of Celia on holiday at director Tony Richardson's house,
Saint-Tropez 1969

See more sketches and learn more about print designer, former wife and design partner of Ossie Clark and bff of David Hockney in St.Martin's Press new coffee table book Celia Birtwell.

images via Celia Birtwell


Swim Outfit

The Sporting Life exhibit at the FIT Museum is a pretty great display of athletic wear through time, and the modern designers inspired by them. In particular, I learned a lot about swimwear and the incredible 2 pieces wool jersey suits from the 1920s. They were basically long tight tank tops with matching mini shorts and I say we bring them back in style immediately.

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For the many of you who probably didn't see Beginners (directed by Mike Mills and starring Ewam McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent) in the theaters, now is probably the time to get to it. It's a little gift of love, humor and style that makes you feel like all your troubles and issues are pretty normal, and that Ewan McGregor will somehow always be young, good looking and hip. Plus, it makes me want to live in the Hollywood Hills even more than pictures of young Joan Didion.

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Jeremiah's Light

Interiors illustrator Jeremiah Goodman was born in 1922 in upstate New York and currently lives and paints in Manhattan. Before photography was readily used his gouache paintings captured the mood of rooms while still in their design stage, and helped reveal the interior visions for the homes of taste makers like Bruce Weber, Edward Albee, Yves Saint Laurent, Mario Buatta, Diana Vreeland, the Duchess of Windsor, Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton.

images via here, here, here, here


Artist Friends

Jasper Johns, circa 1955

Cy Twombly in his Fulton Street Studio in 1954

Cy Twombly

Merce Cunningham, 1953

Cy Twombly in 1952

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly with Artworks at Fulton Street, 1954

John Cage, 1952

Cy Twombly

Artists photographed by friend Robert Rauschenberg

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