The Files March 2013
This is the Jeeves wall lamp, named after the butler in the comic Jeeves and Wooster short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, and made from a bowler hat. Creator Jake Phipps says he takes "classic British cultural icons reflecting a bygone era of imperialism, class divide and eccentricity."
Fashion photographer Kim Kyung Soo has recreated scenes of Korean females in classic hanbok costumes for his Full Moon Story series. An occasional contributor to Vogue Korea, he "wanted to show this typical ambiance with both a lyric and modern touch." parisbeijing
The 103-year-old Detroit electric Model D, once thought obsolete, may have been well ahead of its time. As electric cars come into vogue, this rediscovered vehicle, which fell out of favour as the world turned to petrol cars but could cover 160km on a single charge, fetched $55,000 (€41,000) at auction in the USA in January.
For the series Men-Ups!, photographer Rion Sabean took male models in traditionally macho clothes, and posed them like classic 1950s pin-up girls. the project, he says, is "aimed at reversing the stereotypes created by society."
Chinese artist Li Lihong takes classic Western logos and icons – like the Mickey Mouse ears here – and glazes them with Chinese motifs. Most of his work is ceramic, and uses traditional techniques.