Thursday, March 31, 2011

Zodiac Pasties

Whutttt? Cool.
 I bought sequin heart boobie-tassels in New Orleans when I was wasted on Bourbon Street. TMI?
These babies below are vintage.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweet Valley Confidential

As far as I know this has been in the works for awhile, but the cover has just been released and it goes on sale tomorrow! Now we can all go back to Sweet Valley, Jessica and Elizabeth, and their golden blonde hair, sisterhood, and adult love lives... I am so buying this. I like the cover above too, which I'm guessing was a fan's work, made in anticipation of the new book's release, since the picture below is the actual cover.


I used to spend hours cutting up magazines in high school. I frankly do not have time or money to subscribe to all the wonderful print magazines out there. That's why I'm addicted to Tumblr now! I can make an ongoing mood board with my site. The best way to see your mood board is to click on your archives, and Tumblr makes you your own mood board! 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Florence Riggs

Smiling Indians - NPR

In the early 1900s, photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis sought to capture the Native American population on film.
Curtis photographed people from 80 different tribes, and his 2,000 sepia images depict his subjects in a serious manner — dignified and prideful.

But for Ryan Red Corn, a Native American who lives on a reservation in Oklahoma, those images Curtis produced don't provide a full picture of his culture.

"That was kind of the end of the era of when people were taking pictures of natives," he tells NPR's Melissa Block. "Even if you just Google 'Native American' or 'Indian,' you'll still come up with a ridiculous lopsided inventory of what's out there."

So Red Corn sought to create a new visual of his culture. The result is his video, Smiling Indians. The video is four minutes long, and its smiles range from a self-conscious grin to a full-on belly laugh.

And Red Corn smiled so much while editing the video, he says his face hurt.

"The prevalence of humor in any country is just right here on the surface," Red Corn says. "All the Indians I know are smiling Indians."


Friday, March 25, 2011

summer mix + snail mail

Viva la snail mail!
just got the coolest mixes for summer in the mail from my friend Derek!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pommes en Vrac

Round Round Get Around

California boardwalk in 1971 photographed by Bill Eppridge for Life Magazine

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tokyo Girls Collection SS11 Tokyo

a fashion show in Tokyo every year with multiple designers...
looks amazing, I wish I knew who the bottom 4 were by. 
Happy Spring! It's almost 70 degrees out!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Edouard Boubat

"Hommage à Douanier Rousseau"

Cat Party Craft!!!

I love Cat Party, and Cat Party just came up with the most brilliant craft which combines Ikea and Comme Des Garçons PLAY.

Here are Cat Party's instructions:

1. Go to IKEA and purchase their "Famnig Hjärta" cushion (don't you just love those IKEA names?). It is their top selling item and at $4.99 a pop it won't exactly break the bank. 
2. Buy a piece of white felt and a piece of black felt.
3. Google image the CDG PLAY logo and cut out the eye and eyeball shapes accordingly.
4. Sew or glue the eyes onto the pillow. I stitched the black eye part onto the white eye part but then I lost momentum and ended up gluing the finished eyes on the pillow. I hope this goes without saying but use fabric glue! I used a plastic knife to spread the glue evenly on the back of felt pieces, it worked wonderfully.
5. If you have any Comme des Garçons fragrances (ideally their lovely Rose perfume) give your pillow a nice little spritz for added effect. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York

Before the Sartorialist...

John Pfahl

"Triangle, Bermuda."
John Pfahl, a photographer did a series of rope drawings in nature in the 1970s. I would consider these earthworks. The rest of his nature photography is amazing as well. Check it here. I hate the format of his website, so maybe just google image search it. The images are fantastic.

Francois Trezin

"Bottom of the trees"

Jesse Jo Stark x Vans

Jesse Jo Stark.
She is the daughter of the owners of Chrome Hearts and her godmother is Cher. She's somehow become a fashion muse due to the connections and lifestyle she was born into. (I could really care less) However she does have her own style, and has just done a collaboration with Vans (a favorite of mine) that brings me back to high school...


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ps i made this

"PS I MADE THIS" is a cool blog where, uh.... someone makes things. haha. Erica Domesek is the creator and crafter who reimagines, reuses, and reinvents in real life, and then posts it to her blog using creative small collages. She also published a book... I'm surprised I have never seen this blog before, but nonetheless I am a new follower as it is in the "Tumblr" format. I heard about it from none other than Barbie's Twitter. oh god...

Update: My friend Meredith just sent me a link to her (Erica Domesek's) home. Her storage spaces are amazing! I want cabinets full of fun! Check the whole thing out here.

Joni Sternbach

so badass