Last night I watched In the Mood for Love directed by Wong Kar-wai. The MP4 file I had did not have subtitles, so all I could do was infer what was happening based on the actors expressions. That and drool over the cinematography. And incredible color. It’s one of the most beautifully shot movies I’ve ever seen.
Hat tip to Anthony Bourdain (S11 E05 of Parts Unknown).
—from “Adios, Motherfucker” by Michael Ruffino
The other night a friend told me iGavel Auctions is auctioning off Property from the Collection of Anthony Bourdain. It started on October 9th and runs through October 30th.
From the website:
This auction showcases nearly 200 lots that Anthony Bourdain personally acquired during his life and it includes some of his most valued possessions: artwork, books, home and decorative furnishings, knives, wrist watches, apparel and more. A significant portion of the proceeds will benefit the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at his alma mater, The Culinary Institute of America. The scholarship was established –in the spirit of Bourdain himself–to support CIA students pursuing a semester abroad or taking part in one of the college’s global cuisines and cultures international programs. The remaining proceeds will go to the estate of Anthony Bourdain. The sale is divided into categories that reflect Bourdain’s multifarious interests: film, art, cooking, travel, writing and his endless observations of world culture.
It feels a bit weird looking though all of Tony’s stuff, like I’m snooping around his home, but that’s also what makes it so interesting. He was a creative, globe-trotting, cultural sponge so it’s no surprise he surrounded himself with interesting cultural artifacts.
Here’s a few things that caught my eye.
All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler
I’m graphic designer which means I collect ephemera in both printed and digital forms. I love business cards, matchbooks, magazines, old dictionaries, animated GIFs, and screengrabs of beautiful sites to name just a few of the things filling my shelves and hard drive folders.
This weekend I posted photos of the drink coasters I swipe when I go out to bars.
Why? Why not.