Archive for May, 2007

Portrait Illustration Maker

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

this is fun.

me

the Arcade Fire at the Greek Theatre

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

I saw the Arcade Fire play at the Greek Theatre on Tuesday night.
It was AMAZING.. I wish I could have gone back the second night to see them again.

the arcade fire

while I was searching for photos from the night of the show (apparently no one snuck in any cameras) I came across this beautiful poster

arcade fire poster

by animal rummy

YMCK + FRIENDS WITH YOU..

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

I love this band YMCK that played at the opening of this installation. The colorful worlds of Friends With You are a perfect match. Gaga Inc. and Mumbleboy were also part of this project. There should be openings and installations like this all the time, and everywhere, not just in Japan. It looks like it was so much fun.

friends with you

ymck

ymck

friends with you mumbleboy gaga inc video

Collage Art

Monday, May 28th, 2007

I love the artist Mary Emma Hawthorne’s work.
It’s so nostalgic and beautiful, like heartfelt old letters..

art 1

art 2

YAY MAYLE!

Friday, May 25th, 2007

FINALLY MAYLE HAS A SITE!! I’ve been waiting for so long..

(And of course it’s beautiful and amazing!)

Mayle

mayle

collection

thank you to Jenny for sending me the link.
Check out Jenny’s bags here.

Taking pastries to the next level

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Great commercial.

cake commercial

Devastee

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Devastee has some photos of their summer line up on their site.

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It’s nice but I want more drawings on the clothing. I love their illustrations. I was having a crisis of consciousness over one of their illustrated shirts I saw at Surface to Air in Paris. I’m sort of sad I didn’t end up having time to go back and get it. The past pieces pictured below have more of a Parisian feel to them, which I love.

devastee

illo1

Monday, May 21st, 2007

new Feist album

I picked up Feist’s new album The Reminder and it’s so good! It had a lot to live up to considering how much I love her album Let It Die and have listened to it a million times. Some of my favorites on the new album are “Past in Present”, “I Feel It All” and ‘”So Sorry”. I highly reccomend this album for Feist fans.

Feist

Origami Art

Monday, May 21st, 2007

I’ve been really into origami again lately. I love these origami shirts and dresses made of maps by Elizabeth Lecourt. I wish I could have been at the exhibit to see them in person.

shirt

dress

dress2

origami dress

I also read an article in the New Yorker on Robert J. Lang, who is basically the Origami Master. He uses laser cutters on low settings to make super intricate creases, designs his own origami, was hired by Hermes just to make an origami Pegasus and that is incredibly amazing. I want to pick up all of his books since reading that piece. Here are some of his amazing creations:

squirrel

fox

banana slug

hawk

While I was trying to find one of my old origami instruction books for how to fold a paper heart I was making for David, I came across this video on YouTube that shows you how to fold a BEATING paper heart! What’s great is that you can fold along with them.

Lover the Label One Plus One

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

site intro

Lover is a newer line that has continued to keep putting out collections that make me fall in love with them. They are a line based in Australia, and even their site is beautifully designed! I’ve been waiting to see what they come up with for Spring ’08 since their spring collections tend to be my favorites. A mini site was launched for their new swimwear range and Spring collection called ‘One Plus One’ complete with hairstyling tips!
Here are some of my favorite looks from the new season.

one plus one lover

some great pieces from past collections below

lover black magik

jeans

lover2

the Lovers behind the Label

the lovers

Ruth Asawa at JANM

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Ruth Asawa

I went to see the Ruth Asawa exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum this weekend. It was so inspiring!
There was a short filmed interview with her being looped that I caught part of. I really loved her attitude about her work and the things she went through in her life and how these things came to free her and force her to have opinions and led her to create such interesting work. There were some really nice prints she did featured in the exhibit that would be amazing textile designs. The book on her is amazing I really wanted to get it but I have to find more work right now first before I can buy any more books for inspiration. I did however pick up some stickers and things at the museum shop there.

janm store

Yoga for Dogs

Friday, May 18th, 2007

dog yoga
Just heard this piece on NPR about a yoga class in Seattle for people to do with their dogs. wow. Check out the story here.

Great Coats!

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

I saw this posting on Refinery 29 the other day, and thought I would compile some other coats I have found and love lately.
I think my tendency to get cold easily must be subconsciously fueled by my love of great coats…..

coats 1

Nicholas K Benoit trench, Karen Walker trench (the colors of that outfit are so great). Coat by Mayle, and another great Nicholas K jacket

coats and jackets

Clockwise from top left coats by Erin Fetherston, Loeffler Randall (from their very first collection!), Bora Hong, Louise Amstrup.

sartorialist coats

Above are photos by the Sartorialist, black coat by Opening Ceremony (I wish it wasn’t sold out! Kazu from Blonde Redhead looked amazing in it at the Detour Festival in LA last year), wish I knew who the brown jacket in the center photo was by, Coat by Stella Mccartney.

So pretty..

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

clothes by Louis Vuitton

lv

lv2

Karl's many perspectives on Paris..

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

This is great. (you just have to sit through the commercial)
A fellow paper freak.

Karl painting

Karl painting