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Daisies (Sedmikrásky)

Directed by Vera Chytilová, the sole female director of the Czech New Wave, Daises tells the story of two girls, Marie and Marie, playing jokes on the world. They make fools out of countless men, indulge in every form of decadence, and test limits. The film is visually intriguing and experimental. When originally released in 1966, the film brought about heavy critique and was banned. Chytilová was also prevented from directing for six years.


Salvador Dali's Rare Erotic Cookbooks

The surrealist artist takes an unexpected turn into the culinary world with his book Les Dîners de Gala. From the start, he creates an excessively extravagant scene and even pokes fun at dieters, "Les Dîners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste. If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joy of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once. It is too lively, too aggressive, and far too impertinent for you”. The recipes are over the top, far from healthy, and feature adventurous foods. The artwork is just as odd, but the combination  is wildly clever and entertaining. While originally published in the 1970s, TASCHEN reprinted Les Dîners de Gala in 2016.  



Betina du Toit

The South African born, French residing photographer defines her style by creating soft, warm and dreamy atmospheres and highlighting natural beauty. She frequently creates multi-person stories in which she plays on the relationships between subjects. Prior to her career as a photographer, she worked as a journalist at various publishing houses. She eventually transitioned to a shoot-producer and stylist at magazines before she found her way to professional photography. Her work has been featured in Marie Claire, ELLE, RUSSH, Glamour, etc.