the coolhunter

Moda👓 · Moda asiática, Barcelona.
Cada mañana tengo la obsesión de fijarme en los ‘looks’ de los turistas asiáticos que viajan en metro como yo… Sus gafas de sol ‘vintage’, sus zapatitos refinados, sus conjuntos ‘chic’, sus mochilas/bolsos vistosos… No entiendo cómo pueden ir con ese estilazo. Si vais en metro por la mañana, sabréis de lo que hablo. Yo cuando viajo a otros países, no suelo ir de ese modo. Tampoco hago un “sandalias con calcetines” (que es lo más horrible que puedes hacer aunque haya estilistas/diseñadores que piensen lo contrario), pero voy un tanto informal y “comodón”. No más. Hay otros turistas (bautizados ahora mismito como los no-asiáticos) que visten como yo, o peor. ¿Vosotros cómo soléis ir? ¿Os molan los ‘looks’ que lucen los turistas de hoy en día? Yo desde ahora me proclamo fan total de la moda asiática. Ahí lo dejo.✌️
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Cast Edge Table No. 1. A live edge cast in Bronze seamlessly meets a California Claro Walnut slab. Very excited to share this project that has been in the works for months.

FINAL

Cada planeta tiene su propia órbita. Piensa en la gente cercana a tí como planetas. A veces está bien sólo mirarlos orbitar y girar.
-Yoko Ono.

Ilustración para el sexto aniversario de Coolhunter MX, parte del kit de FUIMOS.

[Twain] never really had an answer to Frederick Douglass’s claim that minstrels were “filthy scum.” He was Douglass’s friend, and friend to the “filthy scum” as well. He “whited up” during the “Twins of Genius,” and in so doing helped invent the mechanism through which uncountable twentieth-century cultural workers ranging from fashion designers to novelists could pilfer materials from people of color without leaving fingerprints. It’s in the book, too: if nothing else, the “Twins of Genius” reminds us that the politics of Huck Finn were built from infatuation with black culture and language. And the coolhunter, then or now, requires one thing that the classic racist also wants: an enduring engine of racial difference, and some property rights over the cultural creativity that grows from that rift. This is why Twain couldn’t release Daniel Quarles from service, even if the labors were only in his mind; this is why, today, the coinage “urban pioneers” is used to describe both professional coolhunters and gentrification leaders, as if, after centuries, there remain neighborhoods inside cities like New York that remain frontiers. Huck Finn is a book that brilliantly condemns many modes of racism but protects the privileges of the hip white person, the person who empathizes deeply with marginalized black culture, and who–just as Tom Sawyer enjoys freeing Jim so much he wants to bequeath him to his children to free–requires the ongoing existence of a marginalized black community with which to empathize.
—  andrew levy, huck finn’s america: mark twain and the era that shaped his masterpiece