There’s nothing we love more than virtual voyeuristic visits with fellow fabulous New Yorkers. The original real-life interiors photographer Dominique Nabokov (long before The Selby and Backyard Bill started snapping pics of stylish spaces) started documenting the inside lives of others as understood by their living rooms some 20 years ago. Her visits with celebrated artists, writers, designers, intellectuals, and the occasional celebrity was compiled into a humble, but fascinating, survey titled New York Living Rooms. … Read More
[Editor's note: While your editors take the day off, Flavorwire will be counting down some of our most popular features of 2011 so far. This post originally ran on April 10th. Enjoy your Memorial Day!] This week, New York Magazine ran a series of fairly great articles documenting apartment living in New York City. One of these in particular, entitled ‘The Perpetual Garret: Where the starving artists slept’ caught our eye for its rare peek into the homes of some of our favorite artists. Inspired, here we’ve put together some of our favorites from the NY Mag article as well as some of our other favorite artists’ lairs from around the world (and the internet), the whole collection running the gamut from the tiny and cramped to the ridiculously messy to the spacious and modern. Click through to see how the other half lives. … Read More
Beautiful Darling, James Rasin’s documentary about the life of Candy Darling, the gorgeous, transgender Andy Warhol superstar who died tragically young at 29, opens today at the IFC Center in Manhattan. Comprised of archival footage, interviews with Factory regulars and underground celebrities (John Waters, Fran Lebowitz), and Darling’s writings (read by Chloë Sevigny), the film celebrates its subject’s daring quest to become the person she knew she was.
Although many other Warhol superstars have already passed away — Jackie Curtis, Edie Sedgwick, Paul America, Ondine, and more — several others are still alive and working, keeping the creative spirit of their ’60s heyday alive. After the jump, we update you on where some of our favorite superstars are now. … Read More