02 November 2010

New and Improved... Well, almost.

Taking short blog hiatus while I brainstorm a re-format... So many cutxpaste blogs pulling ref and imagery from all over (and doing a great job)!..But hell- anyone can do a google image search. Guilty. Would love to reinvent the blogue via some actual informative and original content...

So, hopefully that will happen sooner than later.
Watch this space, I guess...

23 October 2010

Bunny Ears

drifting on the webwaves this am and stumbled on these lovely rabbit mask images.
(More about my hoarders situations: i collect masks...
picked up a crazy rabbit mask in Tokyo last October, and now mildly obsessed).
Pulled these pics from all over.. did you know there's a "rabbit masks" photo pool on flickr?
Well, consider yourself wisened. (Making words up now).
Anyway, oddly enough had nothing to do with Halloween... whatevers - enjoy!
from flickr / "rabbit masks"

Tom Banwell is a leathercrafter who makes amazing masks.
Read abt them here.

Loi Doillon for French Playboy. OVERALLS

Google img search

More Tom Banwell

More flickr "rabbit masks"

09 October 2010

Falling for it...

Fall is finally here...
really feeling for the following:

Opening Ceremony X Deyrolle scarves.. (from FNO, i'm a bit late here sowhatwhocares)
do you not know about the Deyrolle? (pics from OC blog)

Karvt iphone 4 covers make your hi-tech look logger tech. 
And for only $25, well, duh. 

Every fall finds me searching Marcel Dzama...
something so folky and fallsy about his sketches/ ink drawings... 
it looks like apple cider tastes. For me anyway.

Then there's Kate Bellm...  stumbled upon her tumblr recently and was instantly in love with her work. 

Early fall soundtrack: Lync - these are not fall colors... I think it's c.1994... 
I was in highschool then (whoa) but it totally brings me back in a sepia-tone-nostalgia-kinda-way.

08 October 2010

Happy Birthday, John!

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"
-John Lennon"

Today would have been John Lennon's 70th.
Intellectual, musician, social activist, artist, man of style, etc. etc.
Always an inspiration..his creativity, his mind it seems knew no bounds...

My favorite photos from a gallery on lastfm.com...

02 October 2010

Over the moon...

I heart pretty underthings as much as the next girl, so it's no surprise i am completely enamored by
the Spring lookbook from The Lake and Stars. (previous season lookbook love also here)

More importantly, i love me a bit of dark... so truly, skivvies aside, i'm digging the facing pages of tenets from some new age self-help jammy.

Favorite of the above (2nd from top) is from Jane Roberts... who (says wikipedia) channeled some other persona Seth through a ouija board and doled out sage advice... Kooky.

She was actually kind-of a megawatt hippy nerdbabe.
Thinking i need to dig out my black turtleneck.

26 September 2010

Summer's over...

Finally hopefully able to get back to a more regular posting schedge.
We shall see, tho as i am queen of the flakes.
In no particular order, things I'm currently digging...
from top: 
-pyramids, strings... from some random searching and link-clicking...
-the breathtakingly beautiful collage work of Seiko Kato. All of her stuff is amazing, btw. Cues taken from victorian collage, yet unmistakably modern and right-now. 
-the crazy harlequin-checker minx mani's at Alice and Olivia (R29 or Elle photo, I forget)...
-one of a kind, handmade arrows from Fredericks and Mae, read about them here..

If you are in NYC... Brooklyn especially, do check out SEENOEVILSEENOEVIL SEE EVIL...
It's up till 24th October... 

Currently on repeat: Twin Shadow... The guy is smooth...get into it.

22 August 2010

And step on it...

I know fuckall about guitar pedals... but just been nerding out recently at how amazingly cool they look..
I will probably end up on Hoarders one day due to my love of collecting/keeping stacks and stacks of shit I don't need, this seems a likely next step...

some of my absolute favorite musicians have the most ridiculous setups...
Kevin Shields/MBV
David Byrne
Ed Droste/Grizzly Bear
(who btw gets bonus points for juxtaposition of small dog and gear)

..and J Mascis...who actually surprised me.  I would've expected a shit-ton of gear at his feet,  cause he's fucking Gandalf for guitars.. but well, just shows how little I know about anything.
**as per usual - none of these are my pics. David Byrne photo via miniboners, and the rest from miscellaneous guit-nerd gear forums. 

15 August 2010

Sticker Shock...

Was doing my daily blog crawl and stumbled on the work
of Payton Cosell Turner. Blew my little mind.
As somebody whose childhood treat for good behavior
was a pack of stickers*...This just hit me straight in the heart.
*(An obsession which continued through later life with a massive skate sticker collection,
then band stickers,and now, not ashamed to admit - f*cking Post-it's even!!!I need major help) 
From faraway her "wallpaper" looks like baroque or rococo florals..
(the artist on the right)
Then, zoom into that and see the real magic? Do you see do you see???
Also  - her illustrations and illustrated wallpaper are great too. 
Sort-of naive, and kinda reminiscent of the doodles in the covers of Wes Anderson DVD's.
If my walls weren't brick, or already covered with too much stuff (story of my life)... I'd commission her in a heartbeat.

*all photos from thecut and the artist's own website. Links above*

09 August 2010

Gone Fishin'

...have been terribly inconsistent at posting lately. Truth is - I'm enjoying my summer.
Rather than be falsely apologetic, I leave you instead with some images of vintage fishing lures.
Pulled from mostly ebay and google image search. Beauties.
These babies used to be hand painted and carved... Now, most are turned out in mass quantities overseas...
painted, or printed rather, by machines.
Got a couple more trips before end of summer.
Hoping to stock up on some of these for my collection of
"shit I just don't need but am endlessly enamored with"...
Probably won't resume posts at a regular schedule until Mid-September.
Till then!xx

24 July 2010

War Bonnets...

Reading excerpts from The Indian How Book...
Feeding my fascination with warbonnets aka feather headdresses.
Kind-of a warrior's resumé of sorts.