My Morning Jacket - Outta My System (Washed Out remix)

"Pure and Simple" (+) TANK Magazine, Spring 2014 photographer: Jonas Bresnan Amanda Norgaard

"Pure and Simple" (+)
TANK Magazine, Spring 2014 
photographer: Jonas Bresnan
Amanda Norgaard

"Pure and Simple" (+) TANK Magazine, Spring 2014 photographer: Jonas Bresnan Amanda Norgaard

"Pure and Simple" (+)
TANK Magazine, Spring 2014 
photographer: Jonas Bresnan
Amanda Norgaard

"Pure and Simple" (+) TANK Magazine, Spring 2014 photographer: Jonas Bresnan Amanda Norgaard

"Pure and Simple" (+)
TANK Magazine, Spring 2014 
photographer: Jonas Bresnan
Amanda Norgaard

"Pure and Simple" (+) TANK Magazine, Spring 2014 photographer: Jonas Bresnan Amanda Norgaard

"Pure and Simple" (+)
TANK Magazine, Spring 2014 
photographer: Jonas Bresnan
Amanda Norgaard

The Tipping Point, a store in Houston that calls itself a sneaker lifestyle shop, does not just sell a collection of differently colored rubber soles, along with books, music and apparel. No, its Web site declares, the store “curates” its merchandise

Promoters at Piano’s, a nightclub on the Lower East Side, announced on their Web site that they will “curate a night of Curious burlesque.”

Eric Demby, a founder of the Brooklyn Flea swap meet, does not hire vendors to serve grilled cheese sandwiches, pickles and tamales to hungry shoppers. He “personally curates the food stands,” according to New York magazine.

And to think, not so long ago, curators worked at museums.

The word “curate,” lofty and once rarely spoken outside exhibition corridors or British parishes, has become a fashionable code word among the aesthetically minded, who seem to paste it onto any activity that involves culling and selecting. In more print-centric times, the term of art was “edit” — as in a boutique edits its dress collections carefully. But now, among designers, disc jockeys, club promoters, bloggers and thrift-store owners, curate is code for “I have a discerning eye and great taste.”

Or more to the point, “I belong.”

For many who adopt the term, or bestow it on others, “it’s an innocent form of self-inflation,” said John H. McWhorter, a linguist and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. “You’re implying that there is some similarity between what you do and what someone with an advanced degree who works at a museum does.” (» more)

The Word ‘Curate’ No Longer Belongs to the Museum Crowd - NYTimes

Sade - Nothing Can Come Between Us (Pomo edit)

Anthony Vaccarello, Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear
photo: Marcus Tondo

Anthony Vaccarello, Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear

photo: Marcus Tondo

 Slightly Transformed - Mixtape - Episode 1

1. Valles - Heartbeat
2. Notorious B.I.G - Juicy (Acapella)
2. SOVATE - Tides - Stratford CT.
3. Big L - Put It On - (Acapella)
4. Ash Reynolds - Keeping Love New - Slightly Transformed
5. Audiosynthes - Body - KEATS//COLLECTIVE
6. VentureX - Stop - KEATS//COLLECTIVE
7. Valles - St. Lucia (Vanilla Remix)
8. Wild Thought - This Love is Real - KEATS//COLLECTIVE
9. Ash Reynolds - Say Goodnight - Slightly Transformed
10. Ash Reynolds - Thing For You - Slightly Transformed
11. Tuuwa - One on One - KEATS//COLLECTIVE
12. Onra - Gonna Make You Mine
13. Basement Love - Nothing Else Matters - KEATS//COLLECTIVE
14. Venturex - Digital Work (Saint Pepsi Edit)
15. Ash Reynolds - Lost Breath - Slightly Transformed
16. Sharam Jey - Fly Beat (Original Mix)- Bunny Tiger
17. James Silk - These Sheets - OFF
18. Ash Reynolds - Caldwell - Slightly Transformed

Interview Magazine, March 2014 (+) photographer: Craig McDean Marion Cotillard

Interview Magazine, March 2014 (+)
photographer: Craig McDean
Marion Cotillard

Interview Magazine, March 2014 (+) photographer: Craig McDean Marion Cotillard

Interview Magazine, March 2014 (+)
photographer: Craig McDean
Marion Cotillard