"The very title of my book comes from an adolescent state of wonder I felt on reading Plotinus. There’s a line in the Enneads where Plotinus says: “But we ourselves, what are We?” It’s a line that has long haunted me. How to work out a philosophy that might allow us to determine whom we mean by “we” whenever we speak? The second state of wonder behind my book and its first sentence is a line that I quote, in a footnote, from the linguist Émile Benveniste [ ... ] He explains that the first-person plural is never generated by quantification; it’s never generated by the multiplication or addition of a first-person singular. It’s not a multiple of “I.” It’s something else: an “I” that expands and retracts. It’s an “I” of vague, blurry shape, beyond the individual, beyond the very notion of individuation. There is in language a person that can stretch, that can retract — how far, I don’t know. A person we call “we.”
An extract from our interview with the brilliant french philosopher Tristan Garcia by Donatien Grau from Purple 27, now online on the Diary.
Do not miss Garcia's conference on his sagacious new book "Nous" tomorrow 25th March at @ombresblanches library in Toulouse from 5 to 7pm
by @giascobertoli #purplephilosophy#tristangarcia#donatiengrau#giascobertoli
"I wanted to play with ideas about luxury and food. [...] The most outlandish and expensive plating option I could think of was to serve food on an iPhone, so I did. I bought dummy iPhones that looked and felt really real, and plated a deconstructed white tuna sashimi on them. As soon as people were served food on a phone, they immediately took out their phones and started taking pictures…" @phenomenologi met @badtaste.biz at her "White meal" dinner at @babysallright in #NYC.
Read the full interview with on purple.fr !
by @wlodarczyk #JenMonroe#EliseGallant#WalterWlodarczyk#BabysAllRight#purpleart
We met #KseniaShestakivski, founder of the brilliant @decorhardcore instagram to talk about outrageous taste with @febubufe "I recently had a revelation: I thought if I could ever own a big place, I'd have a room with everything in light pink: tattered pink walls, pink carpet, pink lamps, pink table - and only peachy, powdery pink. And that will be my therapy room." 🏼 If you aren't following, follow now for an amazing source of wonderfully eclectic interior design pictures.
Read the full interview by #FelixBurrichrer on purple.fr or click the link in the bio !
Be the first to discover the photos from the new @mbfw#mbcollective- Chapter One fashion story starring the fierce @miamatangi and her protégée @tommygenesis as part of new “Generation Now, Generation Next” project involving protagonists of the contemporary generation of creatives and their accompanying protégés, the next generation of talents. by @lukegilford
We interview the visionary art director #MikeHill, co-founder of the skateboard brand @alienworkshop on his latest collab with @supremenewyork. HILL pioneered a defining aesthetic that challenged the established visual standards in the skate industry at the time. Unique for their photographic and three dimensional nature, HILL’s graphics combined papier-mâché, everyday objects, and manual image manipulation to create haunting tableaus. 🥕The collection is now available in-store NY, LA, London, Paris and online March 23rd. Read the interview on purple diary now!!!
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"It's not that I don't like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room," - #HelmutNewton. Here a photo of a genius at work with his #Mamiya, #HelmutNewton, Paris, 1996. by @roxannelowit from our night portfolio from Purple Fashion S/S 2012 issue 17 #roxannelowit
A detail of a rare 1968 collage by #RobertMapplethorpe, Untitled (Madonna Medaillon) presents an image of the Madonna in a hand-drawn geometric architecture. In a manner reminiscent of Surrealism, the figure seems to levitate on a shell-like organic shape, which may also evoke an anatomical view of male genitalia. Outside the frame, a felt sticker representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus emblematises Mapplethorpe’s interest in recycling religious paraphernalia and mixing it with sexual references. See more rare and unique works by #RobertMapplethorpe@thaddaeusropac gallery on view until April 29th in Paris. by @bleumanet #GalerieThaddaeusRopac