Wednesday, November 30, 2005

new things to oogle at APC...

design collective jerome jerome makes beautiful scarves, by printing poetry, rock lyrics and textures onto vintage pieces. i also love the illustrations on their "a girl for every day of the week" t-shirt series. available at jerome jerome or busy-being.

really pretty clothes can be found at shelly steffee. i especially love the soft, helmet like bonnets she made for her fall 2005 collection. so many beautiful things...

love this sauna box by kelvin goddard, brian richer, and ryan taylor, as well as luis pons' floating villa. both discovered at moco loco

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

a peek into my personal fashion/art inspiration...
the largely imaginary idea of the black amish.

*images by donald graham from a fashion story in paper magazine

and in other news...
tonight i went to BAM to see the opening night of a multi-media theater production by the builders association that i worked on called supervision. i am very pleased with the results and am still a little giddy from seeing the fruits of some of my work manifest themselves on such a grand scale. bravo to marianne and the builders! if you are in new york city, i urge you to grab some tickets and experience a true contemporary theater of ideas.

and did i mention i happened to luck out and be seated right in front of the fabulous david byrne? too good.

slow and steady wins the race...
designer mary ping's work is both beautiful and conceptually elegant.
i can't wait to see what she does next.

Monday, November 28, 2005

these are just the best pins. drawn by andrew rae and available at concrete hermit.

from remove

also, modern 50 and dodge city modern.

other things...
- atlantico
- rablabs agate bowls (available here)
- correspondence set from port2port press

Sunday, November 27, 2005

h. stern rings

also listen
here and here

Saturday, November 26, 2005

four pairs of super cute shoes from next in the uk....but alas they don't ship to the usa yet.

its old news, but i love this great shoe line by tara subkoff for easy spirit. i bought the gladiator sandals from the line this past spring and wore them until they literally fell off my feet!

lovely, lovely (and expensive) shoes from loeffler randall.

bon and ging. fresh.

on black friday...

beautiful things at filippa k, rigetta klint, and of course, camilla staerk.

oh and also, the super talented amy shutt is having a big update to her lovely on-line shop day-lab and offering free shipping until 8pm on saturday. go there and pick up the anu necklace (affordable and similar to staerk's bird necklace above) from shutt's own stellar jewelry line or a gorgeous pillow from the fauna collection by brooklyn-based salvor.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

happy thanksgiving!

banks violette is smarter than me.

his ethereally odd installations mining goth, heavy metal and the darkness of the american teenage nightmare manage to always stop me in my tracks.

i first encountered his work in the 2004 whitney biennial and it stuck out like a sore thumb against the backdrop of hyper nerd antics and DIY psychedelia. not that i don't like that stuff. i'm into cory arcangel and assume vivid astro focus too, but this was all frozen decaying drum set and poly gloss and black death and unicorns, with a particular use of texture that's hard to describe. he manages to convey a kind of ominous and surreal landscape from the iconography of rock and roll, murder mysteries and the kind of teenage angst-ridden scrawls you'd imagine lurk in the three-ring binder of that cute, but slightly scary boy who always sat in the back of the room hiding behind his stringy hair in high school english class.

and then i saw his electric contribution to the greater new york show at PS1 and felt nearly assaulted by the starkness of his glossy black panels and fluorescent light. his installations makes me anxious, but the weird beauty of them keeps me staring and gets me excited. this is serious stuff.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

brooklyn based artist and designer jane d'arensbourg makes wonderful, simple, minimal jewelry using pyrex glass. i saw a pair of her earrings on a totally chic girl on the train a few weeks back and have finally tracked down the source. her work is availble at jelly on atlantic avenue in brooklyn and at auto in the meatpacking district in manhattan. also, be sure to check out her site for more information about her visual and performance work.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Sunday, November 20, 2005

some weekend bits and bobs...

line design dishes at pearl river

- amazing leather bags
- because miranda july is super cool
- hable construction's site just re-launched and i want everything in that espresso bead print
- cover your eyes...these are gorgeous, naughty things

Friday, November 18, 2005

this should be good. its been a long time since i've seen chicks on speed.

chicks on speed
w/ kevin blechdom and planningtorock
on saturday, november 19
at midnight
at the knitting factory
74 leonard st.
new york, ny

via flavorpill

Thursday, November 17, 2005

beautifully bizarre by walter martin and paloma munoz.

jasmin shokrian makes breathtakingly beautiful clothes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

oh, dear. oh, i love this site.

*discovered via design*sponge

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

i am fascinated by yoko ono.

"the only two things that are really going to save the world are music and art, because music and art are two international languages. i’m not talking about only the artists. i’m thinking in terms of each person in society who has an artistic sensibility."

"a small amount of poison is usually a very good medicine."

"the energy of anger is incredibly strong. love and hate are two sides of a coin. twist the coin and make it love. it’s beautiful. we have to do that now. it’s time to start covering the world in love. you don’t have to be afraid of anger."

"i go with the flow, i go with the flux."

"love is getting so scarce, and people are scared and frightened. we have to go back to trusting each other and loving each other. i really think i’m on a mission of making sure we heal this earth.”

last night, marina explained pictures to a dead hare a la joseph beuys

- limited edition wool felt address book
- perfect ballet flats in perfect colors like chocolat, army green, fog and parisian blue from sue london
- wool felt slippers by pia wallen

Friday, November 11, 2005

last night i went to see part two of marina abramovic's "seven easy pieces" series. this time, she re-interpreted vito acconci's seedbed.

lisa levine jewelry

Thursday, November 10, 2005

has anyone seen this thomas o'brien desk in person?

- interesting photos
- anna kula

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

i don't know which graffiti artist does this tag, but its my absolute favorite. i see it every now and then in soho and it always makes me feel really fuzzy all over. maybe its this wonderful gentleman.

*this is not my own photo, by the way. i can't remember where i found it.

the super lovely cape is by spiewak. the "boyfriend" sweatshirt is by octupi and can be found at i covet this. i already have the big, balloon-y bag in midnight blue velvet, but the grey suede will be available this spring and i'll be first in line to pick it up. its by la voleuse. the other bag is by the super cool suzette sundae. the marvelous white sweater is by hengst.

you should also go see the beautiful things that alicia lawhon, maria cornejo, dries van noten, magda berliner, APC, and vanessa bruno have to offer.

this sweater.

oh and...
design and writing.

Monday, November 07, 2005

these bling crystal rings designed by orfeo quagliata are absolutely beautiful. i'd love a smoky grey one! they can be found at unica home.

also, i've stumbled across two new wonderful places to lose myself:
gorgeous sounds
lovely photography

more dream rooms