Conceptual blending, also called conceptual integration or view application, is a theory of cognition developed by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner. According to this theory, elements and vital relations from diverse scenarios are “blended” in a subconscious process, which is assumed to be ubiquitous to everyday thought and language.
she veers into an aside about a photography book from 1962 she found in Dover Street market - Five Girls, by Sam Haskins. “It has all these amazing pictures of girls wearing boys’ shirts and stuff, but they’re all so sexy. My boyfriend used one of the pictures on an album cover.” (For The Last Shadow Puppets, Turner’s side project of last year.) So you found the photo, then he used it for the cover? She goes a bit pink. “Oh, no, I mean, it wasn’t my idea or anything.” I suspect it was.