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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Designer Hand Grenade!

Pink LV Hand Grenade
Photo By Gail

This Hot Pink Louis Vuitton-branded Hand Grenade is the work of artist Emil Armendariz (AKA Mr. Debonair) who became renowned in the world of contemporary art by mixing luxury brands with firearms and grenades to create unique works of art. Mr. Debonair’s particular mix of war and high fashion creates unique works art in his old-school, handcrafted artistic style. I mean, check out that high-gloss paint job!

Each design is numbered and very limited, and every single grenade is hand painted and signed by the artist. This beauty was spotted at the Fall 2018 Affordable Art Fair in NYC and is priced to own at just $1,200  from the Evan Lurie Gallary of Carmel, Indiana!

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Eye On Design: Louis Vuitton Bags from The Darjeeling Limited

LV Bags Installation View
All Photos By Gail

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To travel in classical style across India requires an elegant vehicle and suitable luggage. That thought was clear to the celebrated film director Wes Anderson, when planning the props for his new film The Darjeeling Limited.

President Suitcase
President Suitcase

Together with Marc Jacobs, the Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, Anderson studied firm archives and historical luggage to come up with the design for an authentic calf-leather suitcases which play a role in the action.

Small Suitcase 2

Nil Bag
Nil Bag

The Darjeeling Limited tells the story of three brothers who have drifted apart since the death of their father. They set out on a train journey, on the Darjeeling Limited, to tour the Indian sub-continent. They take with them the suitcases which belonged to their father. Decorated with his initials, J.L.W., and a series of tropical motifs – giraffe, rhinoceros, antelope and palm tree – and constructed from Nomade natural leather, the luggage is perhaps a metaphor for the brothers’ emotional baggage.

2 LV Suitcases

The individual items of luggage became uniquely valuable collectibles after the conclusion of the film, and were indeed auctioned – with the proceeds going to the Rawal Mallinathji Foundation (RMF). As well as the luggage set, Marc Jacobs of Louis Vuitton was also responsible for the suits of the three brothers and the memorable blue leather shoes.

Nil Bag

Photographed as part of the Exhibit Louis Vuitton: Volez, Voguez, Voyagez, in NYC, Which Runs Through January 7th, 2018. Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibition retraces the adventure of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. A story told through the portraits of its founders, as well as those who today are inventing the Louis Vuitton of tomorrow.

2 LV Suitcases

Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Pump

Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Pump
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In July of 2012, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama created a full like of Accessories for Louis Vuitton including shoes, sunglasses, hand bags, jewelry, watches, shawls, scarves and beach towels. The Monogram Vernis Dots Infinity Pump, or Minnie Mouse’s Shoe as it is now popularly known, had a retail price tag of $1090 per pair. Yowza.

Ten Reasons to See The Darjeeling Limited

The Brothers
Jason Schwartzman, Adrian Brody and Owen Wilson Star in The Darjeeling Limited

Highway robbery at the ticket window be damned, I see a lot of movies in the theater. That’s probably one of the reasons why I can never seem to accumulate more than a dozen films in my Netflix queue at any one time. Because, you know, by the time anything I would want to see gets released on DVD, I’ve already seen it.

Earlier this week I took myself to see the latest Wes Anderson-directed film, The Darjeeling Limited, and it was just fantastic. I’ve been a big fan of Anderson’s work since Rushmore, and after hearing great things about The Darjeeling Limited from a couple of friends whose taste in movies I respect and trust, I knew I would love it. And what’s not to love? It’s got a great cast, a great script, beautiful cinematography and – gasp – an at least quasi-original story about the three Whitman brothers, who make a spiritual pilgrimage-slash-site-seeing trip across India – by train! – in an effort to reconnect after their father’s death. No CGI, no Mad Slasher chasing after Teenagers in their Underwear, no gunfight bloodbaths: just a subversively funny, sincerely touching, smartly made film that’s beautifully filmed, written and acted. Wow. Imagine that.

A lot of your average movie-going schmoes will not understand this movie, and will go off on their Myspace blogs about how the plot “goes nowhere.” And to those people, I ask, “What is your problem?” These are the same kinds of whiners who thought Clockwork Orange was “too violent,” or those who were bored by the pacing of Napoleon Dynamite. Jesus god. If your head is too thick to absorb the simple joys of a slightly arty film that isn’t a standard formula Hollywood comedy staring Adam Sandler or (gag) Jim Carrey, do us all a favor and stay home.

Jack and Rita

And because the obsessive compulsive in me loves to make lists, here is a list of the
Top Ten Things I Loved About The Darjeeling Limited

1. Jason Schwartzman as Jack. Schwartzman may be one of the most pedestrian rock drummers since Rikki Rocket (I mean, Phantom Planet – the fact that they completely suck being another matter entirely – was really lucky that Jason quit the band to join the cast of that acclaimed FOX TV sitcom that got cancelled after, like, 6 weeks) but he’s one of the best dry-witted comic actors since Woody Allen. He is completely awesome in this movie.

2. Adrian Brody as Peter. I’m sure he’s always been a very fine actor, but Adrian Brody generally makes films with premises so unappealing (see: The Pianist or The Jacket) that I’d rather gouge my eyes out with a hot poker than be forced to sit through them. So, my bad and everything because not only does he knock it out of the park with his performance as middle brother Peter Whitman but, man, he’s totally hot! Brody has that Ichabod Crane-meets-Howard Stern thing going on that I find just completely swoon worthy. I heart Adrian Brody.

3. Also, I think it was either a brilliant stroke of luck or truly inspired casting to have two actors with charmingly crooked noses (Brody and Owen Wilson) playing brothers. Who thinks of details like that?

4. Putting “This Time Tomorrow” by the Kinks on the soundtrack. Like Martin Scorcese, PT Anderson and Quentin Tarrantino, Wes Anderson is a director who chooses to soundtrack his films with classic rock songs that not only forward the action but also give new life to underappreciated musical gems. In a word: sublime.

5. India. More films need to be shot in India. Americans should be more familiar with the beauty and culture of exotic lands like India beyond what they can see during a season of The Amazing Race.

6. I liked that scene where the brothers try to get their dad’s sports car out of the garage en route to his funeral.

7. Bill Murray appears in a two-minute cameo where he runs after a train and has maybe one line, but every time I see Murray I reminded of how much he rocked in Lost In Translation. Bill Murray on screen is always a pleasure.

8. I liked the drug-swapping scene. I don’t want to spoil anything if you haven’t seen it yet, so that is all I am going to say. But that scene ruled.

9. “Are you going to give us back our snake?”

10. Bespoke Louis Vuitton Luggage!

Go see this movie now.