Todd Selby’s gimmick is simple: semi-famous creatives in their impeccably designed living spaces. It’s equal parts social scenery and interior design, making it required viewing for anyone looking for ideas about how to set up a homebase.
Though we find his self-consciously under-designed collections a bit precious at times, we're all for Rogan Gregory's new collaboration with two-time MOTH Michael Stipe.
Last seen rocking some Freeman's Sporting Club chalkstripes, the R.E.M. frontman is apparently a Rogan fan to boot. He's also something of a frustrated artist, judging by his installation, entitled *Relics*, at Rogan's new Bouwerie Lane Theatre digs.
This snap is from opening night, where Jeff Koons and Coldplay's Chris Martin also made the scene. The show runs through July 27 so you can judge for yourself.
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, last seen layering it on like a motherfucker, has always been distinctively dressed, but we've never seen him looking quite as natty as he did at the Food Bank for New York City's anniversary awards gala at the Chelsea Piers the other night (where we also spotted a stylin' Isaac Mizrahi).
The other day when we said there were no challengers to Keith Richards' reign atop sex, drugs and rock'n'roll royalty, it obviously triggered something - the appearance of a certified contender, David Johansen of the New York Dolls.
We love the chunky tortoiseshell specs—they bring out the auteur in you. The rat fur epaulettes, not so much. The diamond earring—your call, brother. But seriously, what's up with the rodent pelt? If PETA sees you in that thing it'll really be *Mo' Better Blues*, and you know how they like to hang around outside movie premieres with their little paint cans.
This is a MOTH won by dint of sheer overwhelming effort on the part of quirky R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe. Simply put, Stipe staggered us with the most impressive example of layering we've come across all season—and trust us, the competition was fierce.