“I don’t know why I did it I just had to do it. In my head I had no explanation. Cause I wake up in the morning sometime when I was constructing or before I was constructing and all of the sudden it’s a new idea. This is a whole new thing that comes into my head out of nowhere”.
"Back in the day creating something new meant resisting what was already established, that gave you the energy and angst to make something original. These days people like almost everything and don’t hate anything. Therefore they don’t have the energy to be anti-anything, or to stand up and make something new".
"It looked like anybody could have done that if they had their eyes open".
“We just wouldn’t be who we are unless we had music, so it makes us who we are”.
"When I’m in the streets I feel like a hunter: this feeling, this behavior of the hunter, is always inside me as I look around. In any given moment, the city’ is sensual and posses both comedy and drama. This is what people bring to the city".
"Inspiration comes before motivation. Seeing a good idea and getting that feeling: this could turn into something really, really good. Well, I still think this hasn’t been done before. I think my experience proves even if it’s something really mad, if you are doing it really well, if no one else is doing it, all you can loose is your time".
Fashion designers Viktor & Rolf open the doors to their daily routines at their atelier on a historic mansion in Amsterdam.
"In my mind I see so many things. They’ve never lived in this in this century in this time or in this plane at all. I’ve always been an escapist about how I deal with real life sometimes. When I put these clothes together I feel like if I come out of this world that I painted in my mind. It’s not about the costume it’s about my way of living in those dreams I have. Like being a princess from this other dimension". Make up artist Rolly Robinson's take on beauty.
"Every city, no matter how it looks it’s a work of art. Fifty years have lapsed, and with the thousands of photos I’ve taken I still find photography amazing. There are still millions of things; and people are worthy of being shot. Cities are flooded with desire. It allows every desire to be staged". Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama as he wonders the streets of Hong Kong and shares his vision of urban landscapes.
“When an idea is born inside my head, it is in darkness, nobody can see it. Once I have transferred it to paper, and brought it to light, I can show it others and see their reactions. The materials are the guiding thread of the idea created. All materials are noble, but some materials give different sensations". Spanish sculptor Rubén Fuentes Fuertes shares his inspirational journey as he creates a 1.5 metre sculpture made of compact quartz.
“While I’m driving, it’s a very important moment to imagine about next collection, it happens very often new ideas fall down while I’m driving”. Yohji Yamamoto as he drives his old Nissan Cedric.
“Everybody is so fascinated with all the shiny new buildings, well maybe… somebody has to focus on the shadows they cast. It’s all about digging, you know, seeing what’s underneath the make up”. Hong Kong’s beauty through the eyes of Portuguese street artist Vhils.
“I draw inspiration from so many things that have nothing to do with dance. If Wile E. Coyote is out on the cloud and it disappears; and he touches around hand; and there is no cloud; and he is trying to feel for the floor… That’s a concept that maybe I can use and adapt to a dance where maybe someone is talking about the floor fell out from under them”. Choreographer Ian Eastwood on What I’m Dancing About.
"I look at movements in nature; a branch that is moving; a bird that is flying; and then I get an idea. Maybe I could make a ride based on that movement. From that moment, I can dedicate myself and I say: "Okay, I'm going to build it now". Bruno Ferrin, creator of Nervese della Battaglia's Handmade Amusement Park.