— Gabriel Chandelier

The Gabriel Chandelier is a 39-foot-tall chandelier designed by French brothers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec.

 

The large-scale piece, permanently residing in the Palace of Versailles, is crafted out of 800 Swarovski crystal modules threaded onto a metal frame that drapes like a giant necklace.

 

Via: Iain Claridge

 

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— Artist Or Predator?

NY Magazine: Is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator?

 

Terry Richardson, displaced from his old photography studio on the Bowery by a high-end fitness chain, was at his new space, an unadorned floor-through loft down the street. Wood floor, tin ceiling, brick walls interrupted by white swaths of Sheetrock. Four employees sat working quietly on Macs. Pandora was tuned to Elvis Presley Radio. “It’s insane, the internet,” Richardson was saying. “Totally craziness. Like a little cancer. People can just do whatever they want, say whatever they want, be totally anonymous. It’s totally out of control.”

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