Being a Fat-Fat, by Aude Debout and Caroline Lollo

To be admitted in the Fat-Fat club you don’t have to be actually fat. You have to be fat on the inside. Which is totally different. A fat person is the one that has some kilos that are just not meant to be there. A fat person’s weight is considerable and their mass is a little bit eccentric. A persona that is fat doesn’t have to feel fat on the inside. To feel fat on the inside, and here’s the difference, means thinking about food, eating and so on always. Feeling fat on the inside is having lunch thinking about dinner and dinner thinking about breakfast. They’re unable to skip a meal and also to feel guilt after binge eating. We love it. And that’s why we want to be members of the Fat-Fat Club.

Let’s enjoy Fat-Fat Club, a brilliant and mischievous book by Aude Debout and Caroline Lollo. They imagine how world can be for people that feel fat on the inside. A book divided in two, with a part for the normal people and another part for the glutton. A simple but great idea. Yes, the White House turning into a giant cream cake or the face of a princess into a cupcake is too cute. We are want to be in the Fat-Fat Club.

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XL size by Petros Chrisostomou

Why have it small when you can have it BIG? That’s the idea behind the work of this artist who transforms an egg into a giant egg, a wig into a titanic wig and a sausage into an enormous sausage (well, maybe this one is already magic). Petros Chrisostomou’s process consists in creating big scale sculptures of everyday objects, placing them and taking photos that mystify our eyes, so that our brain can’t understand what’s going on. We show you up here enormous shoes not fit for dwarves, flower branches that nobody can water and hair tangles like the ones you find in your shower. Dear friends, welcome to the monumental world of Petros Chrisostomou.

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Rachel Thomas

We could say that Rachel Thomas’s work and characteristic style as a set designer was something totally fortuitous. She graduated in Fine Arts without any intention of heading into the scenography world, until she started working with tridimensional objects and space and… as in every single passion crazy night, one thing lead to another. And thanks to letting herself go and to the fact that her work is totally plastic and manageable, she creates surroundings and spaces with a heavy graphic weight and the perfect style for the world of advertisement, that was, at the beginning, her work field. Thomas works with other big names such as Dan Tobin making big and small productions and creating big and small wonders. Another name for our platonic love people list.

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Donostia/San Sebastián Fashion Film Festival 2014

Oh, the first time. That first time that will be the first one for the last time. Even though everybody knows it’s your, well, yeah, first time, you want it to be perfect.

That’s why we give a very high grade to the first edition of the Donostia/San Sebastian Fashion Film Festival (DSSFFF, as its acronym follows) (yep, that’s a short one) held in the Basque city of Donostia on the 2-3 May. On their first edition, they added something else to this place that holds many festivals (Dock of the Bay, Surf Film Festival, Fantanstic and Horror Film Festival…) apart from the famous Zinemaldi and the also quite well attended Jazzaldia. It was a fun, easy going and comfortable event; being aware that the term “fashion film” still sounds like Chinese to nearly everybody, there was a lot of creative talent amongst the attendees, a lot of fashion films with whispering voices talking about very postmodern stuff and others that were more fun. Filmmaker Marie Schuller’s work, who was present, was a highlight, as well as the always amazing films by Nowness and Monica Menez. Hamahiru and Yudania Photography were the winners of the contest/workshop done with worldwide famous photographer Paco Peregrín.

 We were at home and we felt at home. And needless to say, we ate like there was no tomorrow. No doubt, see you next year!

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MARIE RIME: masks, armours and board games

I’ve never been the biggest fan of the idea that follows the concept of “recycling”. Even though giving a second life to an object is a wonderful, eco friendly and killer whale friendly activity, if we focus on the more aesthetic level of it, it’s always been surrounded by an aura of hippy style gone wrong, like women with Nespresso capsule earrings and T-Shirts showing their love for Mother Earth (I might be gaining some new enemies with this post, I’m sorry).

Fortunately, my sceptic vision of flea markets and people that attend them has changed thanks to Marie Rime, a Swiss photography that has just graduated from the prestigious ECAL school. She’s showing us masks and armours made with stuff found around her own place, like pieces from board games and party straws. All suits this accessories build with recycled material. Alongside her composition where symmetry and colour go hand in hand, the revolution of flea markets arrives with Marie Rime. Death to clip and safety pin bracelets!

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