Unearthen Episode #04

 
 

For this episode, I have my first guest! Samantha Pleet is my guest this week. Samantha designs a clothing line that I love so much. I don't usually buy new clothes, but her collection feels like the perfect piece of vintage that's actually brand new. And the patterns she creates for her fabrics are literally works of art. She also collaborates on beautiful photoshoots and videos each season for her clothing - I love that she uses her clothing as a vehicle to make other forms of art. She started her line in New York in 2006, the same year I started Unearthen! The designer that Samantha chose for this playlist and is most inspired by is Elsa Schiaparelli for her magical surrealist clothing. Here's Samantha's songs!

1. Pascal Rogé - 3 Gymnopedies: No. 1 

2. Nico - These Days 

3. Frankie Rose - Pair of Wings 

4. Hundred Waters - Out Alee 

5. Peter, Paul & Mary - Where Have All the Flowers Gone? 

6. Vagabon - Fear and Force 

7. Solange - Weary 

8. Frankie Cosmos - Outside with the Cuties 

9. Twin Sister - All Around and Away We Go 

10. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood - Summer Wine

Unearthen Episode #03

 
 

Welcome to Episode #03. Ruth Asawa is this week's inspiration. She's an original California artist. Her work to me is so authentically intricate and easy at the same time. It's something you could look at and perhaps think - maybe I could have made that! But you can't, and you didn't, and she did.

1. Smog - I Was a Stranger

2. Paul McCartney - One of These Days

3. Chris Isaak - Back on Your Side

4. Bruce Springsteen - the Ties That Bind

5. John Lennon - One Day (At a Time)

6. The Cairo Gang - Shivers

7. Guided By Voices - As We Go Up, We Go Down

8. Diana Ross - My Old Piano

9. The Slits - Instant Hit

10. Sade - The Sweetest Taboo

Unearthen Episode #02

 

Welcome to Episode #02! This week, my inspiration is Constantin Brâncuși. Born in 1876, his sculpture and studio are incredible - I highly suggest looking at images of both. He created a vast body of sculptural work, built his own phonograph, made most of his own furniture, utensils, and doorways. He had a multitude of interests including mythology, folk tales, traditional, African and Mediterranean art, music, and he played the violin.

1. Labi Siffre - Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying

2. Lou Reed - This Magic Moment

3. Jorge Ben - Cinco Minutos

4. Bob Dylan - The Man in Me

5. Francis Bebey - The Coffee Cola Song

6. Night Shop - Heaven

7. The Modern Lovers - Dance With Me

8. Françoise Hardy - Suzanne

9. Patti Smith Group - Frederick

10. Julee Cruise - The Nightengale

Unearthen Episode #01

 

Our first episode is made by me, Gia, the designer at Unearthen. I chose Elsa Peretti because I'm inspired by her designs and her life. She was born in 1940 in Florece, Italy, and went to school in Switzerland and Rome. She worked as a Ski instructor, pursued a degree in interior design, and worked as a model. She lived in Spain and finally moved to NY during the Studio 54 days. ‘Elsa Peretti in Bunny Costume’ is a lasting image of the 1970s by Helmut Newton. While modeling in Manhattan, Peretti began creating new jewelry styles for a handful of fashion designers including Giorgio di Sant' Angelo and Halston. She was initially inspired by a silver flower vase she had found at a flea market.

1. Audrey Hepburn & Henry Mancini - Moon River (From "Breakfast At Tiffany's")

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Breathless

3. Ty Segall - Orange Color Queen

4. Franco Micalizzi - Emelle

5. Hand Habits - Flower Glass

6. Arthur Russell - Your Motion Says

7. Mega Bog - Gone Banana

8. François de Roubaix - Rendez-vous å l'aube

9. Thee Oh Sees - No Spell

10. Mulatu Astatke - Tezeta (Nostalgia)