1. Colonel. go here to see more of their chairs.
"Colonel is a small human-size furniture company, founded in 2010 by Isabelle Gilles & Yann Poncelet, in Paris. Searching, selecting and bringing existing furniture to a new life, they also design their own collection, in collaboration with specialized craftsmen and small wood factories."
2. Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud,
by Martin Gayford
"One of the most original, enjoyable, and informative publications about art in our time: the history of a portrait by a major artist as seen from the sitter’s point of view. Lucian Freud, perhaps the world's leading portrait painter, spent seven months painting a portrait of the art critic Martin Gayford. Gayford describes the process chronologically, from the day he arrived for the first sitting through to his meeting with the couple who bought the finished painting, and he vividly conveys what it is like to be on the inside of the process of creating a work of art."
3. Solo Andata, here..
"These four pieces seem to work toward a repetition or ‘ritual‘ between disparate elements so as to transport us, via a magical spell, to dense otherworldly habitats. In fact, the title of the twenty-minute piece Incantare translates as ‘to chant’ (a magical spell upon), which derives from ‘in’, into, unto and ‘cantare’, to sing. For the eight-minute piece Carving, there exists a ‘ritualistic’ image similar to that of Kafka’s In the Penal Colony, where an intricate carving device inscribes the Condemned prisoner's sentence onto his flesh. The whole affair of ‘Ritual’ is bound to leave listeners mesmerized by its vividness and bewitched by its intensity."