“The topic of powerful men who can’t control their sexual behavior is unfortunately terribly current,” said Oskar Eustis, artistic director of New York Public Theater’s annual Shakespeare in the Park gala at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, which previewed this summer’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well’.
“There’s a moral compass in males that hasn’t evolved since Shakespeare’s time. Some men are willing to take great risks to get their way sexually,” Oskar Eustis continued.
Sublime as the production was, the poetry kept being upstaged by the real world’s vulgarity. “France is a dog hole,” one actor said, bringing to mind Dominique Strauss-Kahn. “Those girls of Italy, take heed of them,” said another, conjuring thoughts of Berlusconi. And “A young man married is a man that’s marred” (everyone else).
Swedish Interior Designer Marie Olsson Nylander is giving the world an intimate peek inside her family home. The shabby 1970?s villa humbly sits in the town of Arild, Sweden, where it hasn’t see any love for 30 years, until now. When Nylander and her husband Bill first laid their eyes on the unkempt villa they weren’t convinced it was going to be theirs, yet they couldn’t get the home out of their heads. The Nylander’s returned three times to view the villa which caused them to slowly catch feelings for the old home; a purchase came shortly after. More images @ KNSTRCT
Swedish Home of Designer Marie Olsson Nylander
Heidi’s Big Baubles
Heidi Klum’s new QVC collection called ‘Wildlife by Heidi Klum’ will kick off with Heidi on a Sept. 8 QVC special Fashion’s Night Out broadcast from Manhattan, supporting New York fashion week.
“All of the pieces are statement pieces. The only reason to wear costume jewelry is to wear something large — something you can’t do with real jewelry because it would be too expensive,” explained Klum, who added she takes design inspiration from her trips to flea markets and the many collectibles and knickknacks that fill her L.A. home.
Heidi will wear the jewelry while hosting ‘Project Runway’, currently filming it’s ninth season and on her new AOL lifestyle channel at Heidiklum.aol. Recently, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel launched a co-branded footwear line with New Balance exclusively for Amazon.com, and this September will introduce Shine, a women’s fragrance with Coty Inc.
Thus Spoke Lagerfeld: Design Guru Goes Back to Nietzsche The Independent
“No one has had enough courage and intelligence to reveal me to my dear Germans,” wrote a frustrated Friedrich Nietzsche to his cellist friend Carl Fuchs in 1887. “My problems are new, my psychological horizon frighteningly comprehensive, my language bold and clear; there may well be no books written in German which are richer in ideas and more independent than mine.”
The peripatetic Karl Lagerfeld will attempt 110 years later to explain Nietzsche to Germans, printing 3000 copies of the philosopher’s work in 12 volumes with long-time collaborator Gerhard Steidi. Lagerfeld and Steidi explained they would love to publish Nietzsche in English but the translations would take seven years.
Nietzsche is most famous for his perhaps misunderstood quote “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?” The common reference is “God is dead” devoid of context.
Another Nietzsche quote caught our eye this morning: “one must have chaos within oneself to give birth to a dancing star”.