february fixations

by clé tile | published: Feb 04, 2024


Yves Saint Laurent: Form and Fashion (source)

as we collectively raise our heads from the holidays, the world comes back to life. Art. Fashion. Design. Happenings. It’s a new year of wonder, curiosity, adventure, taking new risks, going down new rabbit holes. What will yours be like? Here are some candidates.


You know how we feel about materiality: looks like MOMA feels the same way

Enjoy the eye candy: it’s awards season
Grammys, February 4
Independent Spirit Awards, February 25
Academy Awards, March 10


Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann Desert House, Palm Springs (source)


Cocktails by the pool? Yes please. It’s Modernism Week. A place to continue to wear your Barbie pink purchase just a little while longer.

Because San Francisco wears more than fleece. Change your view at Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style at the de Young Museum.

Get cute. Even if you’re one of those people who rolls their eyes when presented with an image of a fluffy feline, “cuteness” is a global phenom and it’s not going anywhere. Here’s a thoughtful exhibit on the power of cute at Somerset House in London — and why its hold on society, culture and design will likely endure. (And lest you forget, it was cats that really made the internet what it is — and, of course, the same for AI.)

Another round, please. An Ode to Cafe Culture.

And don’t forget all the design. (heavy on fashion exhibits here)


Chromeo (source)


The dark days of winter call for some energetic introspection, and February’s music releases bring it, from the avant garde to the genre-bending to a legend.

Feb 16
Paloma Faith: The Glorification of Sadness
Chromeo: Adult Contemporary

Feb 23
Nadine Shah: Filthy Underneath
Rod Stewart & Jools Holland: Swing Fever


Brutto: A (simple) Florentine cookbook (source)


If you enjoyed Dry January: here’s some continuing inspiration

If you love Italy but Tuscany and Emilio are feeling a bit “eh”: here’s to Florence. Put in your order now for your spring and summer supping.

The reviews are in, and they say it reminds of Balthazar. Yes please.


Good for the diet: get this scent from one of our favorite indie perfumers — and you won’t need your afternoon snack.


E-readers be damned. Nothing feels as rewarding as turning a physical page.

For those that have wondered: How To Collect Art will show you.

Weave through the life and work of Otti Berger, the Bauhaus textile visionary.


A look inside Yves Saint Laurent: Form and Fashion (source)


True Detective is back. Jodie’s so good, it’ll make you forget that Vince Vaughan fiasco. She might even be better than McConaughey (season 1). We’re also digging the soundtrack.

Catch the master while you can: Miyazaki returns and we can’t wait.

Expats: high style in Hong Kong, a soap for those still pining away for The Crown. And we know Nicole Kidman always provides sartorial thrills.

Gone, but you can still be inspired.

And get ready

for the Met Gala (theme: Sleeping Beauties.) Start your fabulousness planning now for the May 6th event.