Tag Archives: art

//awesome people hanging out

20 Jun

so… i just have to give a shout out to the awesome people hanging out together tumblr.

this is a whole lot of greatness in all one place. these are some of my favorite combinations. i’d give something similar to my right arm just to be a part of some of these kick backs…

madonna, sting & 2pac

john krasinski & will arnett

bob marley, mick jagger & peter tosh

prince william, kanye, prince harry & p diddy

james dean & sammy davis jr

henry ford, thomas edison, warren g harding & harvey firestone

and that is just the beginning! there are some pretty phenomenal things happening…check it out, who are your favorites?


//battle of rococo, and the walls came…

15 Mar

tumbling up? strikingly finished?

i’m not sure if you ever had to stand in the corner as a form of punishment, but “i have a friend” who did. there once was a specific time (i hold dear to my heart) when i was 11ish and far too old to be standing in the corner learning a lesson. my mom’s rationale was that “if [i] wanted to act like a child, then [i’d] be treated like a child.” well if i had these aesthetics, or my mom had a savvy decorating sense (take that mom-that’s for the age-inappropriate discipline), those wasted minutes/hours could have been a time of inspiration… you’ll see what i mean

my mom used to use wallpaper a lot. i remember going to the store as a kid and picking out the best of the best; what comes to mind is a cream floral border with maroon and forest green and screaming of the early 90s. it used to be cool, and then something happened in my immediate surroundings where paint made the comeback of the century. but watch out miller.

print has come a loooong way. oh the possibilities for beautiful wallpaper. our resources seem endless. how will you ever decide?

funny you should ask. artist ludovica gioscia may have foreseen a solution to the problem of limitations. the rococo hardcore installation presents layers upon layers of pattern certainly making for a stunning visual. an incredible mix of pop imagery, traditional decorative prints, and abstract geometry—pushes the concept of interior decor to the point of pure decadence.

all photos from rococo hardcore installation

yay or nay?

//you’re the inspiration

18 Feb

Happy Friday weekenders! For your viewing pleasure, I give you my latest obsession. And by obsession I mean I may need to cancel my account because it is becoming an addiction. Pinterest is a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and “follow” collections created by people with great taste. I am someone who always saves images I find, prints them out, puts them into a scrapbook of things I love; now I am saving a whole bunch of time because this site stores things for me and allows me to find them later.

I introduce to you, pinterest. Here is a sneak peek at some of my boards, the things that inspire me. But viewer be warned, you too could develop a dependency.

//picture this

15 Feb

I love looking at pictures. I love taking pictures. Therefore I love cameras.

I would love to start a camera collection, I believe I am at 5, so perhaps I have already begun. And as my “collection” grows, I’d take pleasure in displaying them nicely.

things organized neatly

tim milideo photography

rob orchard

dear jack sundance,

this is for you.

with love.

//la blogotheque: local natives

8 Feb

Local Natives | Who Knows Who Cares | A Take Away Show

The last amazing concert I attended belonged to Local Natives. A wonderful birthday present if I do say so myself (thanks Josh). They never let down, here featured on La Blogotheque :

La Blogotheque is one of my favorite websites of all time! Independent filmmaker, Vincent Moon from Paris, created a little revolution between cinema and music. When you visit La Blogotheque, you are sure to find one of your favorite bands, as they put on a show for the unsuspecting public. It’s quite a beautiful things, once people realize what is going on. Among my favorite moments captured are: Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s, Teagan and Sara, and Fleet Foxes. Be warned this is highly addicting. Oh and, a bit tricky, I have to rely on my much faded french to navigate me and piece the narrative together, but the beautiful part is, it doesn’t matter if you can’t read it.

Maybe wikipedia explains it best, “The sessions are usually two or three tracks filmed improvised in an unusual environment and as such they often had a rough and ready, demo-like feel, somewhere between a live performance and a finished music video. These live, unusually staged performances differ from the artifice of traditional music videos in favor of single-take, organic and primarily acoustic sessions.”

//wood you be mine

7 Feb

[wood]: the hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches. best used for the following…

large stained wood tags $6 from olive manna

wood grained pitcher $58 from terrain

ordinal dresser $998 from anthropologie

‘italian cypress’ by tom ford $190 from nordstrom

seascape stamp set $30 by yellow owl workshop

aviator sunglasses by alexander mcqueen $480 from nordstrom

//silly rabbit

3 Feb

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the year of the rabbit. In honor of the celebration, I will take this time to introduce to you, the most stylish bunny I know, Fifi Lapin. Fifi is a fashion icon.

Outfits from real designers. Images from her blog.

//ice ice baby

2 Feb

OK, confession… I cannot stop thinking about Iceland. It all started when I stumbled upon these beautiful photos featured on the blog: kris atomic. But seriously it’s on my mind non-stop. I know the warmest time of year, accommodations, shopping places, festivals, you name it. I’ve even been listening to Ólafur Arnalds in preparation and longing. I looked at airfare, about a thousand bucks. I looked at my travel fund… about zero bucks. I guess back to day dreaming for now.

[big picture]

[peter baker]

[weekend 2008]




//one man’s trash, is still his.

30 Jan

For three years acclaimed artist Vik Muniz journeys to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, outlying Rio de Janeiro. He takes pictures of an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His initial intent was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. Instead, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.

I cannot wait to watch this documentary: Waste Land