Eric Marrian







eric marrian

“There is the photography which seeks to translate into pattern and design the magic of a detail of growth and deterioration. Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created.” Edward Steichen

Just today I came across french photographer Eric Marrian. Especially his eerily beautiful photographs from ‘Carré Blanc’ (2005) point out what I like most about him. It reminds me of organic figures which turned to white marble. The composition of each carré puts the focus on the human body’s convolutions both with sharp and soft edges in a very not habitual way and it makes you a little uncomfortable.

I can’t help myself considering these photographs the organic equivalent of architectual photography. Marian’s initial study of architecture and 15 years of designing buildings may explain the heavy influences to this department. Check out the rest of his work here. Best, Ea Birkkam


today: sharp edges, soft edges


Futuristic Sneaker




Standing in the lab it is not so common to wear high heels, so most of the scientists stick to their all time favorite: The sneaker. Syntheses can take quite a while and it is inevitable to stand and walk alot. So why not embrace your progressive work with some progressive footwear? My curiosity about it probably started way back with the Back to the Future trilogy, fascinating how Marty McFly’s shoes tie themselves. Nike just paid tribute to the movie’s shoes 2011 with the launch of the Limited Edition ‘Nike Mag’, just like the ones in the movie. Margiela followed with the Mirror Sneakers 2012, which were blogger favorites both in silver (yes!) and gold. My most adored futuristic sneaker of 2013 clearly are the Adidas Y-3 Qasa.

So for 2014 I have high hopes for the refreshing looks of Rick Owens sneaker (photos above: Adidas), for example the Adidas x Rick Owens -as in the picture above- and Giuliano Fujiwara sneakers of milan-based designer Yoshiaki Fujiwara. I really think one has seen enough Nike Air, Nike Roshe and Isabel Marant Hidden Plateau Sneakers. You think so, too? Love, Ea Birkkam

today: the futuristic sneaker (surprise)