I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been hibernating and it took a GIANT guilty pleasure to pull me out of early retirement. Justin Timberlake’s latest video Suit & Tie has some kind of endorphin high that I needed.
Let’s begin with the director, David Fincher. Mr Fincher is, without a doubt, one of my FAVORITE directors of ALLLLLL TIME. Visually never disappointing. He always blends the right amount of vivid detail into his imagery that makes me crave more. I highly recommend looking into his body of work if you don’t already know whom I’m talking about… I could discuss this man’s work for hours if I had the right person to nerd out with.
Jay-Z is sitting in what I would normally consider a “phoned in” identified MCM piece, but The Time Life Executive Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller is by far one of my favorite desk chairs. Designed for the executive floor for the Time Life Building in the late 1960′s is still in production and starts at $3099. The Time Life Chair can be found on Ebay for about a grand, but make sure to ask a ton of questions before purchasing, as restoration will run about as much as a new one. Orange in California does an amazing job on Restoring and reupholstering them.
If you look REALLY close to the one in the video, Jay-Z is sitting in a white hair on hide version which I’ve never seen before. This is a perfect example of how Mr. Fincher uses subtle amazing details that stimulate my brain in the best kind of way.
A girlfriend told me the other day Justin should have called it quits with Sexy Back, which honestly, that song never did it for me… but Helloooo, Black and White cinematography, horns mixed in with jazzy swingy smooth pop music, homage to the rat pack era, slow motion choreography with half dressed good looking women, the Eames, Jay-Z & DAVID FINCHER…. $#!T ….. that just feeds all my addictions in the best ways….