In this age of trashy reality television, here are a few innovative programs worth watching:
Iconoclasts is a fantastic show on the Sundance Channel which features two different ground-breaking public figures interviewing one another and sharing insights.
"ICONOCLASTS explores the intersection where two great talents meet - and where creativity comes alive."
-Robert Redford, executive producer
Some of our favorite pairings over the past four seasons:
Tom Ford, designer + Jeff Koons, artist
Paul Simon, musician + Lorne Michaels, SNL producer
Deepak Chopra, philosopher/physician + Mike Myers, comedian/actor
Bill Maher, comedian + Clive Davis, music producer
Also found on the Sundance Channel is a show following Keith Johnson, the buyer-at-large of found objects for Anthropologie stores. Each episode whisks you away to an exotic locale where Keith and friends scour markets in search of unique art and furniture to fill the company's 123 stores.
shopping for tables in Piey
Rossana Orlandi, gallery owner
Venetian artist Stefano Orliani with a bronze carnival mask
Scottish artist Domenica More Gordon's felt dogs
Keith choosing suzanis in Turkey
Mexican store, Chic By Accident
Chef Sam Mason, renowned for his suprising culinary combinations and his use of molecular gastronomy, has merged his love of food and music with the Independant Film Channel's original series Dinner With the Band. In each episode, Mason has an indie music group over to his Brooklyn apartment where he creates a meal and cocktail inspired by the group's background and work. Inspiring music and innovative food...what more can you ask for?
Another show on IFC worth checking out is the mind-bending Food Party. Creator and star Thu Tran has taken her wacky show from the worldwide web to television. Picture an Asian Pee Wee's Playhouse filled with absurdist dry wit and lots of junk food.
Fantasizing about the fabulous life of Roberto Cavalli....
Concentrating in textile prints while studying at the local Art Institute in Florence, Cavalli developed an eye as a youth for what would become his trademark flamboyant patterns. More than 40 years later, his distinct perspective is as relevant as ever.
Casa de Cavalli designed by Italo Rota
Cavalli's beautiful wife and lifelong business partner, Eva
limited edition Cavalli bottles of Coca Cola Light
When Hugh Hefner decided to reopen the infamous Playboy Club at The Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Cavalli was a natural choice as designer of the updated bunny costume.
Mr. Cavalli's namesake Vodka
The Cavalli Club Dubai
The Cavalli Club Florence
Due in part to his longstanding friendship with Victoria Beckham, The Spice Girls chose Roberto to design all costumes for their reunion tour.
Launching his winery
We may never have our own namesake credit card, but that won't keep us from throwing on a Cavalli-style leopard print and pretending!