Thursday, October 16, 2008


just discovered mission: to give us a "slightly more masculine take on the Best Show On Television."

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Shake me up

For Vienna Design Week, Robert Stadler transformed a room in the Wien Museum into a life-size snow globe.

Here we go, here we go...

A great marketing example-- create a feeling with the brand. This video definitely embodies that.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Vote for...

My Adrants daily newsletter informed me of this series of PSAs put out by the Gap. Among others participants include: Kristen Bell,
Matt White, and my personal favorite The Cool Kids (pictured).

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Shalom and her Clones

Viktor & Rolf are neat...
although I will say that the puppeteer/marionette -type ending is a bit strange-- this doesn't change the fact that I really, really like this.

See virtual fashion now>>

Monday, September 29, 2008

Andy Warhol Eats a Hamburger

Literally that is the total action of this video. Enjoy the simplicity.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Girl in Cream

With the what seems to be omnipresence of the Sartorialist-Scott Schuman- outside of the runways here and abroad, there is bound to be repetition within his photographs of the editors and celebs who go to multiple shows.

Consistently dressed in head-to-toe cream, here is one I noticed (L to R):
Pic 1: In NY outside of Ralph Lauren
Pic 2: In NY at Calvin Klein --I was there too, btw :)
Pic 3: In Milan at Prada

I don't recognize her-- (gasp. should I be ashamed of myself?) Anyone know who this is?

photos: The Sartorialist for

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Brilliant Heist

Heist is one of my favorite little galleries in the city. Recently opened, it features a lot of talented local artists. Exhibit openings are always packed as guests spew out of the doors and into the surrounding sidewalk and street.

Pic: Davi Russo @ Heist

These people are Vultures

Vulture Realty just released their EP. 

This two man electronic band is largely influenced by the Beatles (but who isnt). Needless to say they are great. And their music is free to download on their website. I personally like The Joke. 

Check it out>>

A Gem

I had never heard of Lorick until sleuthing for the source of these shorts (from Spring 2008 collection) featured on GG. I have found a new love.
Yes, I know it seems too late to buy these being they are a season old and it is now fall, but why don't we take a look at the rest.

Also, if you dont want to click through, a couple of my other favorites above^^

The Nude Lip

I was talking with a friend about the perfect nude lip after watching this video at surprisingly revlon has a lot of good stuff. click here for the how-to

Playing off of yesterday...

... more Rodarte

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Art of Rodarte

Yesterday's Rodarte collection began with simple nude ensembles and as the looks kept down the runway gradually more color was introduced.
Next: intertwined orange and white/ black and blue combinations--by the end, an Aurora Borealis-type whirl of an evening gown (see right for look, left for the beautiful AB). I love the way the strokes of orange, purple, and blue ad shape to the dress and tell your eye where to look.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008



Dapper Kid posted pics of this Karl Lagerfeld photoshoot in this month's Numero.  I couldn't help but steal it...

Monday, September 1, 2008

Chanel and... Penises?

This Saturday, Sept 6, up for grabs at Phillips, London-- among other things urban and street including graffiti by Banksy, this piece of artwork by anonymous Brooklyn artist Bast for estimated 6,000- 8,000 pounds..

The Jazz Age and a Great Woody Allen Film

I just stumbled upon one of T Magazine's video interviews of Penelope Cruz, part of her publicity for Vicky Christina Barcelona. Reminded me of one of my favorite Woody Allen movies, Zelig, a hilarious mockumentary starring Woody and also Mia Farrow.  Trailer below...

"I'm not sure I'm autistic anymore... I think I'm just a thief"

My favorite college professor introduced me to the 'Modern Love' column in NYT. I have been reading it ever since-- this week a mother teaches her son to grow up by sending him to jail.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

An Article Worth Reading


On the music scene, an emerging band: Article A. These guys have opened up for everybody from Eve 6 to the Jonas Brothers and are playing a showcase at Crash Mansion on bowery on Sept 10. Click the pic to get to their Myspace. Their Article A audio blog (aaab) will start to play- silly- but click down and listen to 'what's the point' on their player.

Green Porno

One of my friends and I watched this on the Sundance Channel. awesome.

Friday, August 29, 2008

I Lieu of FW.. Brushing up

New on the Style homepage today: 'all the new that's fit to print.' Great story>> click the pic


Another diddy. This video makes me mad about my colorful wardrobe. I have a closet full of prints (dvf dvf dvf). But let's be real: I think for work it is good to a fair share of solids. Watch this video- what do you think?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"What's In Vogue?"

Wallpaper* keeps it real, "...the effortless perfection of fashion photography is neither effortless nor perfect." But boy is it nice to look at.

photo: wallpaper*

Speaking of the Talking Heads...

A fabulous throwback...

Nice Rack

The creative genius of Talking Heads founding member, David Byrne, did not end with the band in 1991--thank goodness! Since, he has been involved in the art world with projects like the "Playing the Building." This amazing experimental art project consisted of attaching devices to every element of the building structure to make it an enormous musical instrument.

Now, he's paired up with the DOT in NYC to create these unique, correlative, humorous bike racks throughout The Island. Wallpaper* reports (how I love Wallpaper*)>>
Given this beautiful installation and Bloomberg's efforts, I might be taking ol' trusty for a spin.

Fashion Week is Creeping

It's official. Fashion Week on the horizon; Bryant Park has begun transformation. Here, the skeleton of the famous tents, to be completed I presume, within the week regardless of who can afford to put on a show and who cannot.

Photo: Phone with a Cord

Monday, August 25, 2008

Myspace Spotlight: Mama in the House

Part of my work week is managing the Myspace pages for my company. As you can imagine with that task I see a whole lot of Myspace profiles (making friends, answering messages, the like)-- hence, how I fell in love with the Mama Stone Vintage page- a window to an ebay wonderland boutique of one-of-a-kind classic frocks. Their page gives me a case of the stares. The prints, the layout, the waifs, oh my!

Ps-Oh and they are looking for models: too bad I'm not genetically pre-disposed... I read the instructions and everything!

Photos: Courtesy Mama Stone Vintage

Subway Rides for Polar Bears

Icebergs... climate change... gas emissions... that's the topic of today's discussion. We all know the growing problem, and the more ways we can communicate it, the better. As usual the Creativity Online newsletter has delivered proof that we business execs are more than spreadsheet numbers. Here a polar bear lives and dies on the island of Manhattan and makes a point while he's at it.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mini History Lesson, Anyone?

Speaking of photography... I recently had an impromptu history lesson regarding the daguerreotype. While I am currently reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel prize winning author who also wrote and compiled the lesser known Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor (When I read Sailor, my fascination with sharks was fed by this book's wild occurances). 

In the book, Jose Arcadio Buendia is introduced to a daguerreotype and thinks it magical--with it he hopes to capture the image of God to prove his existence .  

I'm embarrassed to admit, prior to this I hadn't the slightest that a daguerreotype was a form of photography where the image is directly exposed to a metal plate, which is coated with sensitive chemicals to pick up the image.

Unbeknownst to me, the very next day was a daguerreotype anniversary of sorts, which I learned more about here. Wired has something to say about Mr. Daguerre, too.

Above, "the best known image of Edgar Allen Poe was a daguerreotype taken in 1848 by WS Hartshorn", says this blurb in Wikipedia. 

Dancing Eggs and Floating Girls

I love black and white photos. The challenge of playing off of contrast and shapes is what draws me most to it; the subject has to be interesting beyond color.  I think these people and these people do a good job of capturing that in their work. 

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The exploration process is a fantastic form of intellectual exercise. This flipbook photoshopping wonder I found challenges its viewers to imagine...