March 31st, 2010

Stargate Atlantis

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Congrats to stina_leicht, who just sold her first novel to Night Shade!

Last week, I watched a documentary called Eleven Minutes, about Jay McCarroll, the first winner of Project Runway, putting on his first fashion collection. The title comes from working for seven months to do something that basically lasts eleven minutes. It's funny and a little sad, and a good example of working in a creative field that is also an extremely brutal and cutthroat business. He had to refuse the $100,000 prize money and mentorship that he got for winning the show, since it came with a clause that the production company would own 10% of all his future professional activities (the show has since dropped that clause), so he was basically on his own, except for the help of a few friends.

But one of the things he talked about was the inspiration for the collection, which was Archigram, a 1960s British magazine about surreal architecture, some of which is more than tinged with steampunk. Like this:

Here's a google image search on more Archigram illustrations.

This week, Sherlock Holmes is out on DVD!