Friday, July 4, 2008

Musette Fills The Gap

Got some free time? Busy procrastinating? Musette offers up a few brilliant ways to fill the time.

READ: PURPLE MAGAZINEOliver Zahm is one cool dude, so when he founded Purple Magazine fifteen years ago it was bound to be a hit. This super-substantial biannual mag is jam packed with the clothes you want to wear, the art you want to buy and the people you want to befriend. Purple offers an edgy escape from Vogue, (where else are you going to find Vincent Gallo in a frock?) guaranteeing many hours of absorption.

LISTEN: SIBYLLE BAIERGerman beauty Sibylle Baier recorded a collection of songs under the title Colour Green in the early 1970's but it was not until 2006 that Sibylle's music was heard by those outside of her family. The songs that make up Colour Green are melancholic and beautiful, ideal for fans of Cat Power and Joni Mitchell, yet still in a class all of their own.


This aesthetic masterpiece dreamily brings Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir to screen. Bauby, the former editor of Elle, suffered a colossal stroke at age 43, losing control of his body with the exception of his left eyelid and mind. Directed by artist Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is one not to be missed for its remarkable language, setting, cast of characters, and ultimate tale of triumph.

Australian fashion line Ksubi are at it again, this time with a fabulous new website. Featuring a lo-fi layout imitative of Google and Trade Me, is an innovative shopping experience which offers a no frills break from your typically savvy fashion sites. Just like the label's trademark jeans, the Ksubi site is fun and foolproof.