wellROUNDED// no.10

wellROUNDED_no10
the fashion, culture + ethics news to know from this week around the web.

Ever since Joan Didion’s Celine ad fixed the internet, a cascade of attention has been shown on her work. And hallelujah. She’s a brilliant, creative and strong older female — what woman wouldn’t want to hold her as a role model?! So if you haven’t, I highly recommend reading her essay, “On Self-Respect“. (There’s a clip of the piece published in Vogue and linked below).  In other news, Netflix is competing with Popcorn Time. NYC restaurants are scrambling post-styrofoam ban. And drones are painting paintings.

Happy Friday Readers!

 

Joan Didion on Self-Respect// a must (re)READ

“Once, in a dry season, I wrote in large letters across two pages of a notebook that innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself. Although now, some years later, I marvel that a mind on the outs with itself should have nonetheless made painstaking record of its every tremor, I recall with embarrassing clarity the flavor of those particular ashes. It was a matter of misplaced self-respect.”

via Vogue

 

New York restaurants scramble for alternatives after city bans foam packaging

Starting in July, single-use foam packaging will be banned in New York City. What are the alternatives – and what will a foam-free city look like?

via The Guardian

 

Fashion Revolution Branding 2015 is Launched

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via Fashion Revolution

 

Painting with Drones: The Art of KATSU

Let me first warn that these aren’t particularly pretty, but that isn’t the point. The point is that artist KATSU is remote-controlling a FLYING ROBOT that sprays paint! Check out video clips of the process here. For his current show at The Hole in New York, KATSU features a a vast range of work, including a grid of drone paintings titled “Marilyn” – a reference to Andy Warhol’s prints of the same name that also embrace errors of their production process (though in the drone works, that’s a bit of an understatement).

via Design Milk

 

New fabrics make recycling possible, but are they suitable for high street?

Fibre-based textiles claim to be highly recyclable, but fashion quality controls prevent them from going mainstream

via The Guardian

 

This is the chart that’s freaking Netflix out

What is Popcorn Time, and why does Netflix think it’s important enough to tell investors about? Popcorn Time is one of the most popular services for watching pirated movies and television shows right now.

via Bloomberg Business Week

 

Artist Diane Meyer Embroiders Berlin Photos

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via Diane Meyer

 

featured image by lateafternoon | edit by Juliette Donatelli

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