Monday, February 23, 2009

iPod & Betsey Johnson!!!

I just bought my first, ever, iPod! I got the big-ass black 80GB Classic!
I also really wanna buy a Betsey Johnson case! I'm movin' up in the world!
I don't normally talk about stuff I want to buy on here but there was this Betsey wallet I saw in Baltimore, but it was like 90 bucks. I couldn't justify it. But I wish it were mine! Also, how cool would it be if the bride's maids at my wedding wore Betsey Dresses?! Btw my wedding is going to be tropical with purple orchids. So anyways, Betsey Johnson is like my favorite designer. ever. Even in high school, I bought my first Betsey Shirt when I was 15 or 16 (on sale of course!) and when I went to the Beverely Center in L.A. and went to her store, one of the sales girls complimented me on my "party jacket" ... you know, my furry leopard print sweater with the collar that zips up the front (it's not Betsey, it's thrift)? I almost died. Also, it's great to google your favorite designer and see a picture of someone you know walkin down the catwalk.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bat For Lashes

is all i'm listening to. it reminds me of myself listening to bjork all the time 4 years ago.

Richard Phillips

Scout. I want to be her. I wish it was summer.


Japanese indie band, Kiiiiiii "4 little joey"

Filly - Sweat (Drip Drop Song)

Monday, I'll have Friday on my mind...
gonna have fun in the city
be with my girl, she's soo pretty!
'60's Garage Band, Easybeats - Friday on my Mind

Ozzie Wright w/Bunny

Adidas Original house party

CONVERSE, My Drive Thru - Pharrell, Santogold, Casablancas

I Jus wanna play wif YEW
Of Montreal - Id Engager

Midlake - Young Bride

Saturday, February 14, 2009

St. Valentine's Day



Thursday, February 12, 2009

Super Desserts

Super Desserts - On Sunday

I took you out, on Sunday
I took you out, for a walk
We went out, on Saturday
We went out, for a walk
I sat outside, on Sunday
You knew I was, so sad
I saw a sign, on Saturday
You knew I wasn't glad

I took you out, on Sunday
We left the house, on Saturday
I never see the bad times
I only want, my best friend.

Gary Snyder

"The world is our consciousness, and it surrounds us. There are more things in mind, in the imagination than "you" can keep track of - thoughts, memories, images, angers, delights, rise unbidden. The depths of mind, the unconscious, are our inner wilderness areas, and that is where a bobcat is right now. I do not mean personal bobcats in personal psyches, but the bobcat that roams from dream to dream. The conscious agenda-planning ego occupies a very tiny territory, a little cubicle somewhere near the gate, keeping track of some of what goes in and out (and sometimes making expansionistic plots), and the rest takes care of itself. The body is, so to speak, in the mind. They are both wild. "

- From "The Etiquette of Freedom" by Gary Snyder

beautiful losers

Man, I can not even begin to explain the influence some of these artists have had on me. Shepard Fairey has inspired me and reinforced my value of independent thought. Seeing this documentary tonight was rad. It gave me insight to the artists lives and beginnings, but I couldn't help but miss home. I was very fortunate to grow up where so much independent art was accesible and even common. I actually have memories associated with a lot of the artwork and artists in the film. In high school I used to make a point to visit a local surf/skate shop to pick up a free publication that always featured these artists. I still have most of my copies, but they're pretty much cut to shreds for the pictures. My inspiration journals from when I was 15 is full of this artwork torn out of Happy. My dorm room when I was just 17, only seventeen, I posted up all these pictures I had saved for so long. I remember putting that OBEY sticker on my car when I got my license, that's still there. I felt like I subscribed more to a belief in art and independent thought than I did any other subculture. I remember watching Harmony Korine movies in the basement of the library in Newark, Delaware when I felt all alone. Even Jenna gave me an OBEY ring for my 21st birthday. These artists really inspired me to be who I was. It made me think that my art didn't have to be hyper-realistic or even good, as long as it meant something to me, because others will get it, just by me staying true to myself.

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” —MLK
I should have posted Fairey's new artwork on MLK day last month, but I never got 'round to it. He's really doing well, especially with all of Obama's campaign art, minus his recent arrest.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

little people

Leah told me about this

Office Politics

Rush Hour

No Playgrounds Left


I shut my eyes in order to see. "Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?"

"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters. "

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


a live journal with really weird cool .gif animation grafixxxx

theroombehindyoursmile throughwithbeingcoolll

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Komar & Melamid

Komar and Melamid is a team of Russian artists, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid. Their series of "most wanted" and "most unwanted" paintings is fascinating. Why do people prefer certain aesthetics? How is this related to where they call home?

Komar and Melamid's People's Choice series, 1994-1997, consisted of the "most want" and "most unwanted" paintings of 11 countries. The artists commissioned polling companies in the 11 countries--including the United States, Russia, China, France, and Kenya--to conduct scientific polls to discover what they want to see in art. The use of polls was meant to mimic the American democratic process. Komar said, "Our interpretation of polls is our collaboration with various people of the world. It is a collaboration with new dictator--Majority." The process was also meant to change the artists role as a leader. Komar and Melamid believe that the broad public is an adequate judge of art, contrary to the historical precedence, much in the same way that the broad public in America is entrusted with electing the President. It is a new type of leader, one that asks questions, instead of a dictator. Melamid said, "Picasso mimicked Stalin, so we try to mimic Clinton."

Komar has said he isn't so concerned that people actually enjoy the work, so long as it provokes thoughts of free will versus predetermination. To tie that concept into their earlier work, Komar said, "In our early work, we arrived at [the] definition of freedom that entailed being free from individual cliches, being free to change intonations and styles. Individuality lost its stability and its uniqueness. Now we are searching for a new freedom. We have been traveling to different countries, engaging in dull negotiations with representatives of polling companies, raising money for further polls, receiving more of less [the] same results, and painting more or less [the] same blue landscapes. Looking for freedom, we found slavery." wiki

The United States:
"Most Wanted"
"Least Wanted"
Survey Notes
The survey was conducted by Marttila & Kiley, Inc. of Boston, between December 10 and December 21, 1993. 1001 adult Americas residing in the 48 contiguous states were interviewed by telephone by trained professionals. The typical interview took 24 minutes to complete. Respondents were selected from all American households using a random probability sampling prcedure which included unlisted phone numbers. The sample was stratified according to state. Gender quotas were observed, so the final sample is 53 percent female and 47 percent male. To a surprising extent, the public tends to agree on what it like to see in a work of art. Americans generally tend to prefer, for instance, traditional styles over more modern designs; they also express a strong preference for paintings that depict landscapes or similar outdoor scenes. In addition, most Americans tend to favor artists known for a realistic style over those whose artworks are more abstract or modernistic. Americans who take a more active interest in the visual arts tend to be less definitive in matters of taste, and to welcome a greater diversity of artistic styles. As a general rule, Americans who might be expected to have a more detailed knowledge of art - those who visit an art museum with some regularity, as well as those with a higher level of academic attainment and those who are more affluent - appear to be less set in their views about what consitutes "good art." These Americans are, for instance, noticeably less likely to express a firm preference for a particular type of painting or school of art, and more likely to say that their opinion of a given artwork depends on more than one given factor.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Horace Pippin

Pictures just come to my mind and I tell my heart to go ahead.