Archive for November, 2008

Karl in Memphis

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Karl Lagerfeld Memphis Art furniture

I love this photo of Karl in his Memphis phase. Check out that boombox behind him!


Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Opening Ceremony Japan

It’s here! And they’ve collaborated with my former employer from years past, Sanrio, I am very curious to see what came out of that.

Acne Bianchi Bikes

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Acne Jeans bikes

Acne Jeans has collaborated with Bianchi on some very beautiful racing bikes based on the old Pista model. Leave it to Acne to leave me once again dreaming of beautiful bikes when I have just completed my own.
via Hint

Custom Concern: Lavender Bicycle

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Cheri Messerli's bike lavender bicycle road touring bike

I’m so excited that I have finally completed customizing my bike. It took a long time to get it to happen. It was an old metallic olive green women’s Motobecane and now it’s a finally a silvery lavender.
This was quite a process to get it a different color and then rebuilt. It had to be stripped of parts and then of paint. I had to find a paint genius who could match the color in my head, which I did! Ray from Ray’s Auto Paint in Los Angeles is a color genius. I then had to figure out how to paint it which did not end up being possible until I came to LA, all the auto shops in nyc that I contacted said they were “amused but too busy” to paint a bike. So I ordered a spray gun, used my Dad’s air compressor, and using a pretty serious air mask David painted it for me. Then we took it over to Tony who is a crazy bike expert and he rebuilt it and gave me a good deal. It’s been a long and slow process so I decided to share this in case anyone out there was dreaming of a bike in a particular color like me. It took a lot of friends to make this happen so thank you to Dan from the Arm, Ray, Tony from Chicago Bikes and most of all David.

Dreamy Beach Days

Monday, November 24th, 2008

nylon magazine

nylon magazine

I was so surprised to see this pretty imagery in the new issue of Nylon today. Reminds me of the Nylon I used to love, it’s been so long!

Winter Coat Perfection

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Winter Fashion Muse Magazine

Right now I am working on designing a new coat for myself, only I seem to have lost my very detailed drawing and have wasted the past few hours digging for it. So, more interesting posts to come tomorrow.

the various states of trees

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Lina Scheynius photography trees

photos by Lina Scheynius

well suited travels

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Brooks Brothers So-en Magazine
Brooks Brothers So-en Magazine

How I would like to be dressed for my next trip to London: a pink bowtie, a wool coat cape and old leather luggage (sigh).
all clothing by Brooks Brothers.

This is it

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Mayle's final collection

The final collection by Mayle. This loss is too sad for words.

found image collages

Monday, November 17th, 2008

found images collage book cheri messerli

found images collage book cheri messerli

found images collage book cheri messerli

found images collage book cheri messerli

found images collage book cheri messerli

Continuing on the idea of collage books, I really like to try to make gifts for close friends when I can, and this little book was for someone who probably understands and appreciates these things on a level unlike anyone else, she is a true kinderd spirit and we really have some serious show and tell time when we get to hang out, trying to catch up on all the things we have been inspired by or are working on. These images are from a book of collages of found images (mostly off the internet) I made for a dear friend for her birthday.

It’d be nice if I could make notes on them like you can in flickr, to say where they came from but that is far too complicated, so here are some interesting links for where some of these images were found: cate, tilda, meshel, snowpony, jimmy james, milkpockets, wolves at the door, paris breakfasts, my polaroid blog, and Lula (can you tell I love that magazine?).

Collaging with Clémence

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Clemence Poesey Lula Magazine collages

I love this spread from Lula’s feature on scrapbooking. This one is from a page in Clémence Poésey’s book. I can definitely relate to how there is something therapeutic about keeping a book or collection of images as a way of putting your ideas together into a cohesive story for inspiration.

photos by Nicholas Haggard

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Nicholas Haggard Photography

Nostalgic and new at the same time, photos by Nicholas Haggard.

Vox Humana by Rodarte

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Rodarte Vox Humana film SHOWstudio Jenny Lewis Griffin

As part of a series called Future Tense created by SHOWstudio, Vox Humana is Rodarte’s contribution in collaboration with filmmaker Griffin, and featuring Jenny Lewis. It is a “Lynchian, dystopian vision of Los Angeles with a menacing twist.

’Vox Humana’- Latin for ‘Human Voice’ – examines this decidedly sinister side of their design ethos. Featuring one of the sisters’ signature (and suitably distressed) ‘slasher’ dresses in plucked and laddered mohair, a setting straight from their Californian hometown and a melancholy soundtrack sung by their grandmother in the 1940s, Vox Humana is a resolutely personal creation. Nevertheless, as with their painstakingly handwrought creations, it represents a new aesthetic with major global impact.” –SHOWstudio
Watch it here.

A New Addition

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Michelle Obama Elizabeth Peyton portrait New Museum New York First Lady Obama

The New Museum has just unveiled a new addition to the Elizabeth Peyton exhibit.

Color Me In

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Blackblack music Diva and Lola Dompe

Blackblack music Diva and Lola Dompe

Blackblack music Diva and Lola Dompe

Blackblack music Diva and Lola Dompe

Lola and Diva from Blackblack were featured on the cover of October’s Jalouse! Looking amazing and dressed in a state of celebration which is what this coming year should be all about, youth, happiness and celebration of things to come. It reminds me of this amazing post from Phyllis.