• Paper Passion by Steidl, Wallpaper* and Karl Lagerfeld
  • Posted 31 months ago by Jack Lowe · culture · 8930 Views
  • Four people with a shared love of books - Geza Schoen, Gerhard Steidl, Wallpaper* magazine, and Karl Lagerfeld - have joined together to create a new fragrance which smells like paper, explaining "the smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world."

    The idea for the perfume, named Paper Passion, began when Karl Lagerfeld alerted Gerhard Steidl to the importance of a book's smell. Wallpaper* magazine then came onboard too as the pairing between a publisher and a perfumer like Geza Schoen seemed natural. Speaking about the product, Steidl say:

    "Paper passion has evolved into something quite beautiful and unique. To wear the smell of a book is something very chic. Books are players in the intellectual world, but also in the world of luxury. Hidden inside the pages of a book, Paper Passion is accompanied by texts from Karl Lagerfeld, Günter Grass, Geza Schoen and Tony Chambers. 'You have a book, you open it, there’s a bottle inside and it smells of a book. It might be quirky, but the idea has a simplicity, a linearity.'"

    Paper Passion will be available from Steidl in August 2012 for around £70 (approx. $115).

    • paper does smell good but i just cant imagine this on a person
    • some guy Posted 31 months ago · 23 Reply
    • the idea of a person smelling like a book makes my brain hurt.
    • michael Posted 31 months ago · 14 Reply
    • This perfume smells amazing!
    • florence Posted 31 months ago · 16 Reply
    • absolutely extraordinary scent, I love that smell when you walk into a bookshop, now bottled ! Amazing
    • Lionel Posted 31 months ago · 22 Reply
  • Video: The Skatorialist
  • 31 months ago · culture · 7 Comments · 7858 Views
  • Taking photographer Sam Ashley's idea of the Skatorialist one step further, director Juffrie has created a short video starring skateboarder Firdaus Samsudin as a sharply dressed businessman in Singapore's Central Business District. With marble ledges, stairs and banks at every turn,...
  • Listen: Azealia Banks - Aquababe
  • 31 months ago · music · 5 Comments · 3067 Views
  • As well as returning to Twitter, lyricist (not rapper!) Azealia Banks has released a new track called "Aquababe" which comes from the forthcoming album Fantasea (out 4 July, 2012) and was made with frequent collaborator Machinedrum. For someone who really doesn't want to be seen...
  • Old Heads on New Bodies by Dorothee Golz
  • 31 months ago · Art & Design · 5 Comments · 8871 Views
  • Vienna-based artist Dorothee Golz has created a new series of digital paintings which sees heads from classic paintings, such as "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer, placed on current day bodies. The series examines the changes (and similarities) in social structures...
  • Trailer Tuesday
  • 31 months ago · film · 1 Comment · 3140 Views
  • This week we've got trailers for six great looking films, including James Marsh's (Man on Wire, Project Nim) new film Shadow Dancer starring Clive Owen in 1990s Belfast, a documentary called The Queen of Versailles featuring a billionaire ex-beauty queen whose life has turned sour,...
  • HUF Summer 2012 Lookbook
  • 31 months ago · culture · 2 Comments · 5798 Views
  • Skateboard Keith Hufnagel's apparel label HUF have released a Summer 2012 lookbook shot by Brian Kelley in New York City. The new range of tees, snapbacks, and HUF skate sneakers are worn by members of the HUF team, who skated the streets with Kelley watching on from the high-rise...
  • Jason Dill's Fucking Awesome Radio
  • 31 months ago · culture · 2 Comments · 51546 Views
  • Skateboarder, designer and photographer Jason Dill will now be hosting his own Fucking Awesome radio show on KChung Radio, which is based in LA's Chinatown. On the show, Dill will speak candidly about current events as well as playing some of his favourite new and old tracks. You...