Sunday, November 22, 2009

wilco poster



I am not really a fan of Wilco but I am totally IN LOVE with this poster for a concert they played in Kansas City - totally fitting for the location.  It is by Mikey Burton and his work is just mind blowing.  He does everything from posters to book cover illustrations to print ads. I just love his design aesthetic.

Check out more at his WEBSITE (I totally dig that poster on the site's main page) and you can buy his work HERE.

Friday, November 20, 2009

photographer: sune czajkowski


Another photographer to fall whose work is amazing.  I stumbled on Sune Czajkoski's website recently and just had to share. 



There is such a beautiful 60s and 70s vibe to his fashion compositions and an Ansel Adams vibe to his landscape shots.  I am in lust. 

Born in Copenhagen, he grew up in Denmark and West Africa and currently lives in Paris.  His client list is most impressive. 

Check out his amazing work HERE.

More after the jump.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

missed connections: a film

A follow-up to this POST about one of my favorite blogs. 



The author and artist, Sophie Blackall describes the project as such:

"Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down."

Check out other works at http://missedconnectionsny.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

latest iTunes download - music go music



Lately I have had the fortune to be introduced to some fabulous new music and bands.  Music Go Music, hailing from Los Angeles, is but another example.  Their sound is, well I am not sure if I would call it reminiscient or a tribute to the stylings of ABBA, but it is fun and full of life.  And I am unashamed of saying that I enjoy a good ABBA song.

They are currently touring with Franz Ferdinand, another favorite group.  This is a definite download for me.

More after the jump.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

destroy by rankin

So wish I could be in London for this exhibition.  It looks really amazing.   

From Dazed Digital:
Text by Susie Bubble

As part of Youth Music's 10th Anniversary, more than 70 of the world's biggest musicians and artists create artwork out of their original Rankin portraits.





More pics after the jump. 

Monday, November 16, 2009

day-ruining invoice



This speaks for itself. Designed by Jessica Hische. You can find it here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

sketch2photo

Sketch2Photo: Internet Image Montage from Tao Chen on Vimeo.

Something neat to start off your day - Sketch2Photo, which takes a labeled sketch and turns it into a photo montage.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

heart ringers from sebastien jamain


Heart Ringers from Sébastien Jamain on Vimeo.

An unusual and beautiful fashion presentation called Bless N 39 Heart Ringers.  A modern dance/performance art piece that is a feast for the eyes.

Friday, November 13, 2009

flash for fun from diesel

It has been a REALLY long time since I wore Diesel jeans but I may just have to go back and buy myself a pair from their latest collection called Flash For Fun. Four words - - GLOW IN THE DARK!!



These are definitely calling out to me. I have a thing for dragons lately.

The collection, developed by Diesel's creative team headed by Creative Director Wilbert Das, was created for those who play hard day and night, 24 hours non-stop, without taking the time to change in between. A special fluorescent coating, devised to be glaring under UV lights, is layered on denim and cotton. Through this treatment, Flash For Fun pieces are discreet during the day and reveal extremely bright details and stitches at night, presumably at clubs. On denim, hidden graphics are revealed under black lights. Graphics are visible when exposed to darkness thanks to UV lights. Stitches and back patches appear on denim when it’s dark (so go party in them!) together with the distinctive Diesel pocket stripe, presented in a dedicated acid color version.  (from Nitrolicious)

More pics after the jump.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

street art by joshua allen harris

Found this at Trend Land.


The entire installation is made from plastic bags and installed over the subway grates around the city. How fun would it be to come across this while walking?

Also, check out this interview from New York Magazine.



And see more pictures after the jump.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

the snood...the holiday season's savior?

According to the Wall Street Journal, stores are betting big on the Snood and its current run of popularity to help save retail sales this holiday season.

Read the entire article at the Wall Street Journal.

eyola

Fashion designer Aloye totally blows my mind.  Her line, called Eyola (Aloye backwards!!) is comprised of designs that are full of old world romance and decadence along with a true modern spirit.



According to her website:
Eyola takes inspiration from the opulent style of the Victorian era with a contemporary twist.  Each collection takes the form of Octettes which comprise of eight individually crafted and distinct designs each with their own personality. The number eight is relevant primarily as the figure ‘8’ reflects the hourglass shape created by the Victorian corset.

The bold colour palette is found throughout the Octettes- this was after all the era when famous chemist William Perkins discovered brightly coloured dyes. Most of the garments are available in a chosen bold colour or in a shadow version of a more classic shade. Each design is limited to a run of eight in a particular fabric or colour.

See more pictures after the jump 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

happy birthday sesame street!!!

Dear Sesame Street,
Thank you for all the fun times over the years.  You helped to make my childhood a time of wonder, learning and fun.

HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY!!!!




Monday, November 9, 2009

snoopy couture

From WWD:

In honor of Snoopy's upcoming 60th birthday, some of fashion's nobility gave this beloved beagle and his female companion a couture makeover.  The  collection was displayed during Japan's Fashion Week last month at their official venue Tokyo Midtown.



 

More pics after the jump.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

new youtube subscription: pomplamoose music



Single Ladies, by Beyonce, covered by Pomplamoose

According to the YouTube page:
This cover is a VideoSong, a new medium with 2 rules:
1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).




Nature Boy by eden ahbez, covered by Pomplamoose

Saturday, November 7, 2009

art deco posters from pixar's "up"

These posters from Pixar's hit film Up are beautiful!!  They were made to celebrate the DVD/Blu Ray release of the film.

I am in love with the vintage Art Deco designs and particularly this one:



I would love to have this hanging on the wall in my apartment. 

More pics after the jump.

Friday, November 6, 2009

free music downloads from uo


I find this to be a great way to get hooked up with new tunage without spending way too much on iTunes. Enjoy!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

for the person who has everthing...and i mean EVERYTHING...

OK. So I think Neiman Marcus has finally gone off its rocker.  Every year their Christmas Book catalogue is filled with unique and sometimes weird gift options for people with some serious disposable income.

OK, so the life-sized replica of Luke Skywalker's X-Wing fighter was definitely, well interesting, though the Star Wars fan in me at the time thought it was the coolest thing.  But one could rationalize that it would make a wonderful lawn sculpture for the many incredibly wealthy Jedi Knights out there.

The of course there was the year where they had a jewel-encrusted train set for under one's Christmas tree.  And I do mean jewel-encrusted - it was covered in diamonds. rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

But this...well this really tops the cupcake.




This is the Customized Cupcake Car and for a mere $25,000 it too can be yours!!

It goes 7 miles an hour and will provide you with hours of fun -- at least until the kids get bored and demand yet another pony. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

the kouklitas

I have a soft spot for dolls, even today.  I still have the antique Madame Alexandre doll my mom gave me when I was ten years old, it was once hers, along with all the handmade custom clothing that was made especially for the doll by an employee of my grandfather's when my mom was a girl.

Then there are the Kouklitas.  These beautiful creations by Andrew Yang are amazing works of art, but the fun part is that they are meant to be played with.



According to his site, "The Kouklitas are a line of 27” fashion rag dolls conceived by New York City based artist and illustrator Andrew Yang. The name originates from the Greek word for doll, koukla. Each doll is cut from a pattern, sewn into muslin, and meticulously stuffed and attached by hand. The faces are all hand painted, and the dresses are created using luxurious fabrics and couture sewing methods. After a doll is completed, she is named and given a story."





Check out this interview at Trend Land and more pictures after the cut.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

igor and andre



Just wanted to share this painting by Danny Roberts of Igor and Andre, one of my favorite blogs EVER.  It is a painting of Erin Fetherston's Collection for Sundance Chanel's Full Fontal Fashion.

See the full post HERE.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

malcolm gladwell on spaghetti



Where author Malcolm Gladwell shares insight into human desires, happiness, diversity and the truth of spaghetti sauce.

from paris...

One of my favorite bloggers, Garance Doré posted some amazing video last week, that unfortunately I cannot embed here, from the Guy Bourdin film exhibition at Bon Marché.

I really wish I could have been in Paris to see this in person.  Here is how Garance described it:

Sublime. A true study in weightlessness. No use trying to describe it for words could do no justice. I loved the circular mise en scène, loved the Ariel Wizman soundtrack, loved getting a glimpse backstage - so happy, so fresh, loved seeing Guy Bourdin shooting in a shopping cart.

But above all, I loved the saturation of colors, smiles, the memory of these years of freedom, where provocation was a game, where sensuality overflowed with humor and no one was afraid to shock.

Watch it HERE.   And I am definitely going to have to learn more about Guy Bourdin.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

holloween...vogue-style




Couture your pumpkin with jewels and studs in the style of jeweler, Eddie Borgo.  See instructions HERE.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

latest iTunes download: fever ray - 'seven'



New single from Fever Ray taken from the self titled album released on October 5th. Directed by Johan Renck

Totally in love and will be getting this album ASAP!!

Check out their website at http://feverray.com

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

music video love: duck sauce (surface 2 Air version)


Duck Sauce "aNYway" (Surface To Air version) from A-Trak on Vimeo.

Duck Sauce, a collaboration between A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. This is their first video, directed by Surface 2 Air, which channels Patrick and Demi.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

weapons as art???

I am unsure of what to make of this latest series of works from Russian-based illustration studio, Geliografic - on the one hand it is rather beautiful.  Using classic still life motifs, they incorporated modern weaponry into the composition.  The paintings are full of life but the inclusion of guns, rocket launchers, grenades, etc. into the image is an interesting statement, one that is both intriguing and frightening at the same time.



I mean, what does this say about the world the we live in today; that the placing of instruments of death into the works is taken with such complacency.  Yet, on the other hand, they are also tools of protection but it is unfortunate that such things must exist in the first. place.  I suppose it is all a statement on the modern  world and its cynicism and apathy towards death and destruction. 

Alright, enough of my rambling thoughts.  See more HERE and after the cut.  Also check out the other amazing work from Geliographic at their WEBSITE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

bike polo


IAM1 - BIKE POLO par Alban Teurlai from Nike Studio on Vimeo.

Not quite as good as Polo in my humble opinion (although anything involving horses, with some exceptions, usually is a good thing), but it looks like a lot of fun.   

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

marc johns

I know this has been making the blog rounds but I just had to share.  A visit to the public restroom never looked like so much fun.



 You can check out his post HERE and more pictures after the cut.

Monday, October 26, 2009

sasha au passage



From Pil Animation, a Tel Aviv based animation studio.

This is really adorable.  And totally check out their WEBSITE.  I am totally in love with the little elephant on their home page.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

boudoir - marie claire italia

I know this is a bit old but a shoot in last month's Marie Claire Italia really has made an impression on me. The title is "Boudoir" and features soft, feminine vintage-inspired photographs.


See all the photographs at Fashionising and some more images after the cut.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

masaki mizuno for clear magazine

I am in love with these gorgeous illustrations by Masaki Mizuno for Clear Magazine from last month's issue in honor of Fashion Week.  I just had to post it as soon as I found them!!




Inspired by world-class designers including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Martin Margiela, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Prada, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Christian Dior,  he has truly captured their essence - I am totally blown away.

See more of his work at his website and more of his drawings from Clear Magazine after the cut.

pomme chan

I am definitely on an art kick lately.  Lately there are so many artists whose work has moved or touched me in some way and this is the only place to keep them so I can revisit them as much as I like so everyone gets to join in the fun!!.

Pomme Chan, is an illustrator and typographer originally from Bangkok and is now based in the UK. Her fashion illustrations just wow me beyond belief.



According to the artist, "Using her unique felt-tip style, Pomme draws inspiration from nature, fashion, architecture, Music and the female form."

See more of her work at her WEBSITE and after the cut.

Friday, October 23, 2009

drew tal

Just discovered this amazing artist through this POST over at Trend Land. 

Amazing is the only word to to describe it.  Drew Tal grew up in Israel and according to the artist, that because he was "surrounded with such a colorful collage of ethnicities, languages, nationalities, cultures and religions made me realize from an early age that the world beyond me was a rich and complex place.  This revelation opened my eyes to the exotic and made me extremely curious about people and their religions, customs, costumes and histories."


He describes his work as such: "my art is a personal investigation across cultural bounds into the underlying human themes and common spiritual threads found in religious, mythological and sexual expression."

Check out more of his work at his website, drewtal.com.










Thursday, October 22, 2009

alphabetically beautiful

A fun video featuring a great pop-up book of the alphabet, ABC3D by Marion Bataille.  Featuring the Boswell Sisters singing "Roll On".

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

marina beresford-stooke


Amazing illustrations by Marina Beresford-Stooke from Fashion Week.

See more illustrations at this LINK

Monday, October 19, 2009

interview with fashion photographer Paul PJ Cheng

Trend Land has a great interview with fashion photographer Paul PJ Cheng.



Read the interview HERE and check out some samples of his work after the jump.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

lyell lookbook fall 2009

Am in love with this lookbook from Lyell.  I don't often go for soft and feminine but something just feels right about these pieces and the composition of the photographs.



Friday, October 16, 2009

edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros

This has been growing on me the more I watch it. Not my usual musical styling choice, but I kind of like it.



Reminds me a bit of Hot Club of Cowtown - sort of. Don't know why but it does.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

shoe insanity

Refinery 29 recently blogged about the crazy shoes that have been seen going down the runways of the Fall Fashion Weeks worldwide.

"Bizarre Birkenstock hybrids, ten-inch tip-toe-rs, and those McQueen exoskeleton heels made for memorable Fashion Week moments, but are they fit for us plebes? We've rounded up the most peculiar of pairs to come down a catwalk to ask you—can you imagine yourself with lobster claws as feet, or is that something best left to those in La-La Land?"

View the entire post HERE and see pictures after the jump
(All images from Style.com) 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

uniforms for the dedicated



Another great lookbook to wonder at, this time from Uniforms for the Dedicated and featuring original remixes.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

dmdmetalsmith

How amazing is this piece?



The details are amazing is this necklace, and it is totally customizable.  It is the work of DMDmetalsmith.

I also love this ring



Check them out.  You won't be disappointed.

  

Sunday, October 11, 2009

the troop beverly hills experience

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film Troop Beverly Hills, comes The Troop Beverly Hills Experience!!

I loved this movie as a kid, I think my sister and I watched it at least 1000 times.




And its even endorsed by Heeb Magazine.  Can't get much better than that.

You can learn all about it HERE - according to the blog, they are headed to New York City next.  AWESOME!!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

'my girls'

Love this photograph.   The composition is just gorgeous and it has horses - always a good thing in my book.  


photo by Anna.Andres

Friday, October 9, 2009

the photohraphy of jason lee parry

I seem to be on a photography kick right now and I have another photographer who has definitely made an impression on me - Jason Lee Parry.




I love the 70s and 80s vibe of his pictures.

Check out more after the jump.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

the phenomenal handclap band

Great video from NYC band, Phenomenal Handclap Band.
Love the 70s vibe (although a very 90s Ford Taurus sneaks in to the picture).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

sibling collection 3 video lookbook

One of the most creative lookbooks I have seen for this season. I am loving.

Sibling: Collection 3 from TiRA on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

latest iTunes download - Tim Williams

Official video for I Hit Another Wall.




Love it. And this, the video for Novel. It reminds me of Le Voyage Dans La Lune from 1902, though this video was shot in entirely still photos.



Directed by Josh Horowitz and produced by Barry Sonders.

Monday, October 5, 2009

who are you polly maggoo

Some interesting imagery of Dada facepaint.



Found on Viva Vena Cava blog

Sunday, October 4, 2009

missed connections

I was recently directed to this blog called Missed Connections and had to check it out when I read the description. The author and artist, Sophie Blackall describes the project as such:

"Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down."



Monday, August 17, 2009
- m4w - (greenpoint)
asked myself why the letter 'n' all night long, then you were gone before i got a chance to ask. also, i saved you a piece of cake.
do you always sit in a circle of asian girls? and sit at the top of the stairs so everyone gets a crush on you when they get to the roof?

Check out other works at http://missedconnectionsny.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 3, 2009

drinking the 'where the wild things are' kool-aid

I have been following the development of this film since it was first announced that Spike Jonze would be at the helm and have been waiting impatiently for October 16 to come.

To be totally honest, it was never a favorite book when I was little, I think it scared me a bit but as a 'grown up', I can definitely appreciate the beauty of the story and drawings. I will definitely have to get this book for my neice for her 1st birthday. Every kid should have a copy in their library.



What I have seen of this film so far has blown me away. The whole world that Spike has created is one of wonder and discovery. You can visit the official website HERE

SEE THE TRAILER AND LISTEN TO THE SOUNDTRACK AFTER THE JUMP

paris fashion week - balmain

I am totally in love with this collection.  I am dying for those bleached/tie-dyed jeans (I am going to attempt to make my own version - wish me luck) and military-style jackets.

Photos from style.com



SEE MORE AFTER THE JUMP

Friday, October 2, 2009

latest iTunes download: au revoir simone



Directed by Brendan Colthurst and Vikram Gandhi of DISPOSABLE, the latest music video for “Shadows” by Au Revoir Simone from their 2009 release, Still Night, Still Light.

Totally love this song and video. As soon as the video finished playing I went to iTunes and downloaded the album. Even David Lynch, one of my all-time FAVORITE directors weighed in on their fabulousness.

David Lynch about Au Revoir Simone: (via Cyana Trend Land)

“I LOVE AU REVOIR SIMONE ….. THESE GIRLS HAVE WHAT IT TAKES ….. MUSIC JUST FLOWS OUT OF THEM SO NATURALLY – AND IT’S GREAT MUSIC …… THIS VIDEO FOR “SHADOWS” – FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM “STILL NIGHT, STILL LIGHT” IS MIGHTY – THE COLOR AND THE LIGHT ARE STELLAR – THE MOVES AND LOOKS – MINIMAL – CLEAN – MODERN AND SOLID ….. IT ALL COMES ALONG SO WELL SUPPORTING THE GIRLS AND THEIR MUSIC ….. ANNIE, ERIKA AND HEATHER HAVE GOT THEIR ACT TOGETHER – THEY’RE BIG – BUT THEY’RE GONNA BE BIGGER – THEY’RE GONNA BE REAL BIG”

Via David Lynch Foundation Television

Thursday, October 1, 2009

the end starts here - the photography of rodney smith

I love this photograph...



and pretty much all the pretties on Rodney Smith's blog The End Starts Here.  Each week he posts one of his amazing photos and discusses its origins, motivations and history - a really amazing insight into the mind of the artist.

This particular photo is called Gary Descending Staircase, Parc de Sceaux and you can read about it HERE.  

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

photo love



from inverselive

love these...

Shoes



How awesome are these?!??  They are called Forest Glen Knit

From Pretty Sneaky.  Visit their Etsy shop HERE.

The Pirate Knit ones are pretty cool as well.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

suno spring 2010 lookbook

I am digging the Spring 2010 line for Suno, who just released their lookbook, shot by Tina Tyrell.  Take a peek:






I WANT that blazer badly... 

Pictures from Refinery29.  Read more about it on their website at Suno's Retro Beachy Collection Ain't Your Grandma's Clambake Duds.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

new favorite website: my vintage vogue

Have spent the morning oogling a website I just found called My Vintage Vogue. It is filled with classic photos, covers, illustrations, etc. from fashion magazines throughout the decades.  I can't stay away, despite being at work right now. 

Check out some examples posted at Modish:



Saturday, September 26, 2009

depeche mode: 'corrupt' featuring true blood

Just love this video for the season finale for True Blood. Features an amazing song by Depeche Mode.



I still like Eric better than Bill. Bill is kind of a bore. Feel free to yell at me.

nicholas kirkwood for rodarte



To quote Christian Siriano - - - FIERCE!!

Nicholas Kirkwood's amazing creations for the Rodarte 2010 show in New York. They are a work of art in and of themselves.



Check out more pics and info HERE at Nitrolicious and HERE at Jak &Jil

Friday, September 25, 2009

how useless knowledge comes in handy when you least expect it

I want to share a post from the blog of one of my favorite authors, Lauren Willig.  She blogs a bit on the history of England's George III as well as an incident that occurred when she was in law school.  It is amazing how random useless knowledge can come in handy at the most opportune times.  

Check out the short anecdote on her blog.  

Also check out her novels.  She crafts fun and witty stories that are a mix of historical drama, mystery, romance and comedy.  My personal favorite is The Seduction of the Crimson Rose with The Masque of the Black Tulip a close second.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

twitteleh

Twitter for your Jewish Mother. Enough said.

Just watch.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

vena cava 2010

Vena Cava just release pictures from their recent show during Fashion Week here in New York.  They attribute their inspiration to the Ndeble tribe, 90's Versace and Maude Lebowski.

I can definitely see Maude rockin' these looks in her studio in between painting nude from a zip line.

Two of my favorites:




See more pictures on their blog,Viva Vena Cava on this POST and this POST.