A Hair story, do you understand German? Where will you be on August 27th when the earth is as close to mars as it has ever been in recorded history?

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Actually, I don’t read German however that does not stop me from enjoying this enchanting hair story. My friend Jurgen Lindner aka. the driver in the gumball rally, brought these artists/designers/lovers of hair,  to my attention.


Ausstellungseroeffnung und Label-Launch weird having that single hair across the computer screen. 
And a little hair dressing.. If you are in Hamburg on the 5th of August you might be interested in attending their label launch.

Zwei Projekte, viele Haare, ein Label  Anja Schaffner & Rebecca Zehr (Mode) Antje Hass (Zeichnungen).

Exhibition/ Labellaunch

"one millimetre in three days"

sz- series/ Rebecca Zehr, Anja Schaffner

–    hair is a part of the human body but without having nerves apart of its roots

–    it can be cut and worn in different styles so it is like a garment

–    a single hair on your clothes seems to be disgusting

–    a black copy print of someone else’s hair on your shirt is slightely out of the context

–    but still evokes mixed emotions

Drawings/ Antje Hass

–   the beginning was the line

–   it is about concentration control and order

–   hair with its stubborn nature is forced into one frozen form

–   the artist is forced to bear the movement of the drawing


Take care, Diane

Where will you be on August 27th? MARS SPECTACULAR!

This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate
in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history.
The next time Mars may come this close is
in 2287. I won’t be around, will you? Due to the way Jupiter’s gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit,
astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in
the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589
miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky.
It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest
75-power magnification

Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot.
At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth
at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall
and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m.  That’s pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your
calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and
brighter throughout the month.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.