I love this photo of Karl in his Memphis phase. Check out that boombox behind him!
Archive for November, 2008
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The final collection by Mayle. This loss is too sad for words.
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?).
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.
Nostalgic and new at the same time, photos by Nicholas Haggard.
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.