Shóplifter: Vanity Disorder

Shóplifter: Vanity Disorder at Eldridge Optician

The 25th of October Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shóplifter visited Eldridge Optician in Stockholm to present ”Vanity Disorder”, a colorful art setting made of human and synthetic hair.

See images from the gallery setting at the bottom of this post.

Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shóplifter: Vanity Disorder

Shoplifter in collaboration with Björk

Eldridge Optician is pleased to present "Vanity Disorder", the first solo show at the gallery, by Icelandic, New York based artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir aka Shoplifter. The gallery walls and ceilings have been painted black for the show, which builds on the larger body of work that she presented previously at The Textile Museum in Borås in conjunction with the The Nordic Award in Textiles 2011 that was awarded to her by Stiftelsen Fokus Borås.

Shoplifter's innovative work with human and synthetic hair pursues different directions in sculpture, installation, drawing, video, photography, and performance, with a distinct craft and aesthetic sense and underlying themes such as vanity, self image and obsession with the self.

Oscar Magnuson’s Newest Frame Embraces Mid-Century Manhattan Style

Model 8717 from The Oscar Magnuson 237 Collection

MODEL 8717
Model 8717 evokes the flavour of mid-century Manhattan, a time of sharp suits and quick talk. The frames have been dramatically slimmed down to give a modern feel, while still respecting the classic vintage shape. Add Scandinavian simplicity and creative colours and the frames are distinctly Oscar Magnuson. As with all 237 frames Model 8717 presents a refined look for ultimate wearability, and the colour range packs a punch. Model 8717 will be available in six distinct colours for A/W12: black, transparent aqua, klein blue, blended caramel, tortoise and crystal.

Will be available in stores A/W12.

Interview with Davide Marco Ferrari

Davide Marco Ferrari, Architect

An interview with Davide Marco Ferrari, Architect.

OMQ: At OMQ, we’re interested in what makes fascinating people tick. We think that certain individuals, especially though not exclusively creative people, illustrate their soul and spirit through their work. Do you think this is true of your work and if so, how?

DMF: I strongly believe in working as a way to express oneself. Work should be the possibility to make one’s passion useful for everybody. While I work I store, consciously or spontaneously, my energy, ideas, point of view, dogmas and even my moods in the project. Marks from very deep inside myself are all over the final results. Not all the work I do make those marks easy to read, though. The work of architecture for example is a choral process. More people collaborate in it directly and indirectly. The final product of this process may contain the heart, the soul, the spirit and the struggle of many different people. Painting and craftsmanship are more likely to transmit those personal imprints unfiltered.

Fashion Project by Rainer Ganahl

Karl Marx Dressing Up - A Fashion Project by Rainer Ganahl.

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Coming soon: Oscar Magnuson / Rainer Ganahl.

Oscar Magnuson at Sthlm Fashion Week

OM "Twiggy" at MAYLA S/S13 Stockholm Fashion Week

Oscar Magnuson featured at Stockholm Fashion Week 2012 together with Swedish label Mayla.

Mayla has an effortless glamour gleaned from the 1920s to the early 60s, so it comes as no surprise that the iconic movie star Audrey Hepburn is the inspiration for a modern take on the classic film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s".

Oscar Magnuson goes big with an oversize ‘O’ frame inspired by Iris Apfel

Oscar Magnuson Mod.8715 inspired by Iris Apfel

The incredibly free and colourful Iris Apfel influences the latest frame to be released from the Oscar Magnuson 237 Collection, Model 8715. American Apfel’s iconic style stems from her mother’s love of accessories, her work with intricately woven antique fabrics and from foreign fashions that deligh- ted her during her travels. Now 90 years old, Iris Apfel is still instantly recognizable for her huge round trademark spectacles, and it is these that have inspired the new Model 8715. As with all 237 frames Model 8715 presents a refined and slimmed down look for ultimate wearability, and the colour range packs a punch. Model 8715 will be available in six distinct colours for A/W12: black, transparent aqua, klein blue, blended caramel, tortoise and crystal.


During the 1940s, the founding members of the Beat Movement were exploring their newfound art form: utter self-expression. The now infamous influencers Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs and their associates dabbled in drugs, explored Eastern religions and wrote poems, essays, novels and manifestos. Despite an outpouring of literature, the Beat Generation remained largely hidden from the public eye until one night in October, 1955. At a poetry reading, Ginsberg unleashed ‘Howl’ and all hell broke loose.

Ginsberg was a fighter for the underdog. He campaigned against militarism, capitalism and sexual repression. Dealing with drugs, mental illness, and religion, breaking the silence on homosexuality, Howl became a battle cry for the Beat Generation. When it was sold by a bookstore, the publisher and store manager were charged with disseminating obscene literature and it later became the centre of an obscenity trial. It symbolised the new generation of thought battling established 1950s America.

Originally written as performance poetry, the flowing hallucinatory style drew a huge following in print. The startling imagery and content has hooked readers worldwide. Howl stands as a monument to the Beat Generation and the counterculture that laid the way for the freedom of our lifestyles today.

It begins:

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,

dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,

angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night

First ever 237 sunglasses launching this spring

Following on from the success of 237, the slim framed optical line released last summer, Oscar Magnuson is proud to announce the launch of 237 sunglasses. The three styles are borrowed from the most popular optical frames and are pleasingly distinct from each other. A fifties-inspired circular frame compliments an aviator style and an easy-to-wear traditional rectangular shape. All three designs come in the same four colours: traditional brown, tawny gold, colour popping turquoise and the Oscar Magnuson blue. Lenses are faded for extra glamour.

237 is named after the address of Oscar Magnuson’s collaborative gallery space in New York, 237 Eldridge Street, LES. Simple and pure, the line is a distilled version of the Oscar Magnuson look. Slim frames make the statement shapes easy to wear and each style comes in the same range of colours.