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...