October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

look out for this doctor roaming the halls of your hospital...

October 30, 2009


Sitar is perhaps the most well known of the Indian instruments. Artists such as Ravi Shankar have popularized this instrument around the world. Sitar is a long necked instrument with an interesting construction. It has a varying number of strings but 17 is usual. The technique of the sitar is very involved. It is certainly advisable to have a teacher.

Here is George Harrison trying to learn from the legendary Shankar

October 29, 2009

One Girl. One Dress. One Year.

The Uniform Project:
1 Dress
1 Year

How many ways can you rock 1 dress? One girl is determined to find out. Already on day 157, this girl is out to practice sustainable fashion. Every day she reinvents the dress, layering it with various accesories to create a new outfit. She is trying to make uniforms as creative as she can all for the sake of buying new uniforms - not for herself of course. So far her efforts have raised over 27,000 dollars all for the Akanksha Foundation promoting education for the underprivileged children in India.

Check out her site and her styles every day @ http://www.theuniformproject.com/

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Chloë Sevigny may spend a lot of time in conservative long skirts and matronly blouses for her role in HBO’s Big Love, but her offscreen flair for mixing downtown cool with Hollywood glam has made her an icon of edgy, DIY style. A thrift-store junkie Sevigny loves to rock short dresses on the red carpet and admits she "definitely spend the most money on shoes."

Gracing not only the cover of Elle Magazine, Sevigny can be caught opening up for Opening Ceremony (one of my favorites check it out).

The OC is a multifaceted environment comprised of retail spaces, showroom, and gallery that encourages new international collabortation. Opening Ceremony brings together emerging American talent with both young and established designers and artists from abroad. Their main focus is all about the consumer experience.

Do it by color...

Color coordinate your bookshelves....

October 27, 2009


Flashmob update! The biggest flashmob was pulled off with over 20,000 people involved. This stunt was planned to surprise none other than our favourite Oprah Winfrey at the opening of her show's new season in Chicago. It's amazing that the audience has now become part of the performance. Watch this video:

October 25, 2009

I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?

-Pablo Neruda


Gigi is a 1958 American musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The classic film is believed to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The American Film Institute ranked it #35 in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions. The film is considered the last great MGM musical and the final great achievement of the Freed Unit, headed by producer Arthur Freed. For me, this film set in the turn-of-the-century Paris, is stunning. The set design, costumes, and well playful plot add up to a must-see classic.

October 24, 2009

Love Is Safe To Spread

The Love Movement works as a collaborative art movement meant to inspire and motivate people to make a difference and speak out about the world we live in. The mission is to create awareness while recycling something discarded in society to create something new, something moving. With the funds from art sales TLM has been able to support fresh water wells in Benin, Colby, Bali and Indonesia. TLM focuses mainly on street/mural work, gallery exhibitions, and even t-shirts through Threadless.

One of their pieces was done in tribute to Tom's Shoes for sharing in spreading love and care.

Their motto: Love is safe to spread.

click here to go to the love movement wesbite

Koren Shadmi

Israeli illustrator Koren Shadmi just re-designed his site, adding lots of new work, a journal and a shop. Shadmi lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and has done commercial work for…well, just about everyone.

Born in Israel, where he worked for several magazines and advertising corporations. At 17, he published his first graphic novel, followed by a book collecting his comics from youth magazines. He then enlisted in the Israeli army, and upon completion of his service, he relocated to New York to study in the School of Visual Arts, where he acquired his bachelor degree in Illustration. His book 'Cours Interieures' has also been published in France. His clients include The New York Times, the Village Voice, the NY Press, Plenty Magazine, Bacardi, Mastercard, X-Box and Disneyworld.

See his stuff here:


Word of the day...

Learn a new word.. every day


\kon-FAB-yuh-lay-shuhn\ , noun:
1.Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.
2.(Psychology) A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered.

"Sigmund Freud, a stubborn, bullying interrogator of hysterical women, harangued his patients into building fantasies and traumas that fit into his grand narrative scheme, eliciting confabulations rather than actual memories."
-- Jennifer Howard, "Neurosis 1990s-Style", Civilization, April/May 1997

October 23, 2009

from the tubes

Looking for some fresh thoughts, interesting articles?

Check out this blog: http://www.fromthetubes.blogspot.com/

It's brought to you by 'an aspiring cultural sponge' Ben Freedman who I must say has some witty commentary to the snippets of newsflash he finds...

but I enjoyed this post from a few days ago

Recession Blues: It's Canning Time
Putting Up Produce: Yes, You Can
By Ana Campoy, Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2009

Snippet: "Lately, canning has found new appeal as a healthier alternative to the chemicals and preservatives found in many prepared foods, say Brenda Schmidt, brand manager at Jarden....

In the weak economy, others are turning to it as a money saver. A few seeds planted in the spring can yield enough canned produce to last a year."

Lets all try planting some seeds this spring

October 22, 2009

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin was born in Paris in 1928. He is one of the best known photographers of fashion and advertising but his work excels these boundaries into their own elite category. His images border controvery and style and push the formal boundaries of convential work. Bourdin didn't value his work like we do. In fact he never cared to keep his work and wished that when he died it would all be destroyed. Since most of his work fell into the hands of others, lucky for us, his photographs are circulating the world of imagery.
Paris' store Le Bon Marche will play host to Guy Bourdin, Ses Films, which will reveal never-before-seen footage by the photographer - known for his work with the world's top fashion magazines including Vogue.
The exhibition will revisit his short films, produced between the Sixties and Eighties, and will feature studio shoots, favourite locations and personal moments from his life.

October 21, 2009

Tribute to the Elegance

Grace Kelly was an American film and stage actress and fashion icon who later became Princess Grace of Monaco. Kelly became an actress in the 1950s, starring in such films as Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, High Society, and The Country Girl, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She retired from acting in 1956, at age 26, when she became "Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco" upon marrying Prince Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Together they had three children; Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie.Kelly died after being critically injured in a car accident with her daughter Stephanie in September 1982.

Displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is Grace Kelly's wedding dress. The dress was given to Grace as a gift from MGM studios. Helen Rose, who was her costume designer on multiple films, designed the gown. It took 6 weeks to complete and was woked on by over 300 seamstresses. It included rose point lace, silk faille, silk tulle, and seed pearls all hand embroidered and re-embroidered to be seamless and elegant.

Walking in style

Kerrie Luft is bringing back Art Nouveau the only way she knows how.. in her shoes of course. She has come up with a really creative design for her heels, pumps and booties. Kerrie, a British shoe designer, is creating very feminine, creative and elegant footwear.


just pollock

'Favorite' this website and when you feel the need.. pollock.

Google Wave

October 19, 2009

Dior meets the USSR

A little over a year ago, Google released previously unseen photographs from 'LIFE' Magazine. Some of the collection included images from photographer Howard Sochurek.

In July of '59 Sochurek traveled to Moscow during the Christian Dior show.

In 1959, the Soviet Union officially allowed fashion shows, and stopped persecution of people in trendy clothes. That decision created a new atmosphere and allowed Madame Suzanne Lulling, the head of Dior Salon at the time, to organize a fashion show in Moscow.

The show, held at the House of Culture "Wings of the Soviet" was decorated in the French colors and hosted the 11,000 highest and most elite of the soviet party.

As a part of the visit and as a teaser for the big runway show, 3 out of the 12 models walked the city in the latest Dior couture. It was truly a momentous occasion as Sochurek documented the clash of cultures and fashion.

Bicycle Film Festival??

After being hit by a bus on his bike in NYC, Brendt Barbur was struck with the idea to create a festival for bikes. Through art, music and film Barbur celebrated bicycles. Now in its 9th year, and held in 39 different cities around the world, the BFF (Bicycle Film Festival) is expecting 250,000 to celebrate with Barbur.

The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle in all forms and styles. If you can name it - Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking Recumbents. The festialm is all about having and making fun.

What better way to celebrate a bicycle lifestyles than through art, film, music and performance?

You can join this crazy adventure in: Memphis • New York • Philadelphia • Pittsburgh • Minneapolis • Richmond • San Francisco • Detroit • Oakland • Portland • Austin • Chicago • Montreal • Boulder • Toronto • Orlando • LA • Milwaukee • San Diego • Zurich • Seattle • Lisbon • Vienna • Houston • Salt Lake City • London • Copenhagen • Milano • Paris • Denver • Sydney • Tokyo • Melbourne • Miami • Boston • New Orleans • D.C.

October 18, 2009

To Babooshka's house we go......

To Babooshka's House We Go...
Meal hosted by Babooshka and Dadooshka

Sweet Red Wine from Moldova (the best wine comes from Moldova)
Soup (absolutely delicious, wish I had the recipe... white beans, carrots, dill, beef?)
Potatoes & White Fish
Blini (an amazing Russian Pancake - I think I had about 6 of them)
Grapes & Oranges
Orange Cookies

Thank you Dadooshka for the wonderful service, thank you Babooshka for the wonderful hospitality



For those of us not priveledged enough to enjoy the four-seasons here's a little bit of autumn in Pennsylvania for us all to take in.

(a thanks goes out to mama matlin and her iphone for the photo)

October 16, 2009


It seens the unlikely duo David Arquette and Ben Harper have teamed up with designer David Bedwell to take on fashion.

Their line, Propr, create a clothing line, propr, which, as its name would suggest, is designed to properly fit a variety of ages. It reflets a relaxed, country style of clothing all made out of organic materials. They're vision is to produce a line that's good for the environment; they've even opted out of shirt tags and giving paper receipts in their California boutique. You can find the clothes also online, at Fred Segal and Bloomingdales.

Inspiration for the clothing??
Love. According to Arquette, "propr is dedicated to building a clothing line that people love. We want you to discover us, our fit, our fabric, our feel. We want you to find individual pieces that connect with you on a personal level" and that "help you feel more comfortable within your own skin."


Remember the the head-crushing sketch from The Kids in the Hall?

Artist Chris O’Shea created something like it, but on a grand scale, in this augmented reality demonstration. As the people of Liverpool walk along the city streets, they are projected onto a huge LED screen. A giant hand appears on the screen and torments or picks up their images.

wtf??? hahaha

October 15, 2009

Silurian Period?

Just so you all know (in case it comes up as the million dollar question or in some conversation with Ross) the Silurian (443 to 417 million years ago) was a time when the Earth underwent considerable environmental changes. The Silurian witnessed a relative stabilization of the earth's general climate, ending the previous pattern of erratic climatic fluctuations. One result of these changes was the melting of large glacial formations. This contributed to a substantial rise in the levels of the major seas.

Coral reefs made their first appearance during this time, and the Silurian was also a remarkable time in the evolution of fishes. Not only does this time period mark the wide and rapid spread of jawless fish, but also the highly significant appearances of both the first known freshwater fish as well as the first fish with jaws. It is also at this time that our first good evidence of life on land is preserved, including relatives of spiders and centipedes, and also the earliest fossils of vascular plants.


October 14, 2009


Find prints of Scarred, stunning photograph from fresh artist Shawn Baldwin, for sale on Wall Blank (http://wallblank.com/products/scarred).

Prints are sold as 12"x16" B/W

Rockin it back to 1994

Everyone loves VICE Magazine and this month they're lovin the '90s?? Yes, the current issue is taking us back to the good ol days and was published as though we're livin it up in 1994!??? Theyre covering all the hot shit from roofies to Lisa Loeb....

I'm not sure yet if this is briliance or bordom, either way it's kind of entertaining

Don't miss reading Vice's do's and don'ts = always great.

October 13, 2009

Fashion Style Beauty Film Festival

International fashion icon Diane Pernet presents A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival 2009, the second edition of Paris’s first annual film festival dedicated to Fashion, Style and Beauty. Since its premiere in September 2008 at the Jeu de Paume National Gallery, the program of short films has travelled to museums and institutions around the world. October 8th saw the awards for the 40 some short fashion films.

Winners of the A Shaded View On Fashion Film 2009 competition:

- Public Prize : “Herr Rodebjer Part I” by Mattias Montero for Rodebjer

- Jury Prize, Communication Section : “Gareth Pugh AW09” by Ruth Hogben for Gareth Pugh

- Grand Prix Samsung (3000 euros) : “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by Georgie Greville

- Jury Prize, Communication Section : “Matthew Williamson” by Johan Renck for H&M
- DailyMotion Winner: “HLH: Autumn Winter 2509 BC” by Claire Kurylowski & Jason Bradbury for Harald Lunde Helgesen
- Jury Prize, Reflection Section : “Fiction Noir” by Steven Klein, starring Lara Stone
You can see more of the winners' work here: http://www.ashadedviewonfashionfilm.com/trailers

October 12, 2009

National Geographic: Health

The latest issue of National Geographic dedicated a section to the human limits...

We can last 45 days of starvation. 7 days of dehydration. Even 40% blood loss before it becomes fatal. The human body can withstand a lot more than we may give it credit for....

"A 64-year-old Duluth woman fell on the ice last December. Arthritis kept her from getting up. She lay in the snow for hours. Her temperature dipped to 70 degree F. Her heart stopped. She should have been a goner. But doctors revived her; today she is fine. Medical science is always learning more about how much a body can take. Yet as Duke University physician Claude Piantadosi notes, At some point its impossible to rescue yourself."

-Shelley Sperry

October 11, 2009

Want to Fly???

Check out last minute flights from Tel Aviv

in the next few days you can find cheap flights to....

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October 10, 2009

youtube to prime time?

Remember this video?

It actually made a big enough impact on youtube that it made its way into jim and pam's wedding on the latest 'office' episode....

The Insomniac City Cycles

New movie by Ran Slavin is playing at the cinameteque.
I hear the sound is amazing in the film (:

Anyone want to go with me this week????

"In a bustling Tel Aviv, a man suffering from insomnia tries to remember if someone actually shot him in one the city's underground parking garages. He no longer knows what is real or a dream while the city increasingly reflects the human condition. A young woman wakes up in a hotel room in Shanghai from that dream by a mysterious phone call. A fragmented conversation with a stranger who seems to also be a lover, rolls into a dazed odyssey in what seems like another dream amidst nocturnal Shanghai."

The Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art

The Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art, curated by Picnic Magazine, was held the week of Sukkot (October 3-10).

Opening night was really beautiful with packed city streets, great preformances, and contemporary works ranging from sculture to video and even into dance, theater and astronomy. It was truly a freshly succesful event. I hope everyone was able to make it out there.


Valery Lazarev

Stunning photographer who lives in Odessa, Valery Lazarez uses a still-image style to emulate movie frames. Her images capture something elegant in women.


Marc Jacobs Misplaced?

Making a big scene in the fashion world, were Marc Jacobs 'misplaced heel' shoes. I am sure all woman are thinking the same thing as me. How does that work? These funky shoes not only work but they rock a new creative edge and experimental direction for Jacob's shoes.


October 8, 2009

October 7, 2009

David Chloe hits London

David Chloe hits London with a little of his beauty. You can check out all genres of his talent on his website: http://www.davidchoe.com/art.html


The term "Raise your child" comes from ancient Rome when the father would literally raise the child in his hand to accept a newborn baby into the family. Many babies were actually abandoned on the street if a father thought it was not worthy of his inheritance.

October 6, 2009

David Horvitz

Brooklyn based artist, David Horvitz fils his time with photography projects and has found a nitch specifically in social experiments.
1. Once he used google to find random fax numbers in different citites, looked up when sunset was in each city and faxed it randomly around. 'Today the sun will set at 5:45 pm' He was hoping this would interrupt someone's daliy routine and encourage them to go watch the sunset.
2. If you give him $3 he will send you an empty envelope. It is like sending you nothing. Or at least, it is sending you something that has traveled a journey that is the distance from him to you. (he has all sorts of projects like this one) http://www.davidhorvitz.com/if/


Sean versus John?

Sean Lennon, who is featured in the new fall edition of Purple Magazine has found himself defending his shoot. Pictured with his model girlfriend Kemp Muhl, Sean recreates the iconic Annie Leibovitz's Rolling Stones Cover of his parents, John and Yoko. People were actualy upset about this, saying 'how dare he'and found it offensive.

Sean's thoughts:
"I am really shocked. I can't believe that. It's weird. I thought controversial photos were other things than that. It seems that people are a little bit uptight these days, I guess."

Garden Soup

Garden Soup
Ingredients -

12 fresh tomatoes
1 medium onion
1 garlic clove
2 small potatoes
3 large carrots
2 medium zuchini
handful of green beans
1 hot pepper
1 can of corn
1 cup red lentils
1 tbsp worcester sauce
fresh basil
1 bay leaf
black pepper


1. Stew tomatoes, garlic and onion.

2. Add broth and add potatoes, lentils, and carrots.

3. Bring to a boil.

4. Add in worcester sauce, basil, bay leaf and the remaining vegetables. Let boil for a few minutes.

3. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes.

4. Remove bay leaf. Season with fresh ground black pepper.

Enjoy with warm rice or fresh bread

October 5, 2009

Say Cheese

A camera that detects when someone smiles and then it triggers the shutter to go off??? That's already old technology.....

Now Sony has a camera that actually will edit your photo to place a 1-5 smile on your subject's face if they aren't smilling. Sony’s frown-fixing tool, which is called Happy Face Retouch, takes already captured images and turns their frowns or ambivalent looks into smiles. Though this was good for laughs, the eerie-looking grins pasted on faces reminded me of painted-on clowns’ mouths, but a handful of the Happy Face Retouches looked somewhat natural.

It was truly hillarious technology.

October 2, 2009

F MY LIFE!!!!!!

Had a bad day? Feeling shitty? Need to get somehting off your chest?? Perfect, that's why you have FMyLIfe.com.

Tagline: Have the guts to spill the beans

Share or just read... either way it'll make you feel a whole lot better


Here's a taste...

"Today, I talked to a girl on the phone who had previously told me her last relationship "ended very badly." I said, "So let me guess, that jerk cheated on you?" She paused for a few moments and finally replied, "No, he died in a motorcycle accident." FML"

"Today, I joined a small disaster relief group. I remarked to the big, long-haired person beside me that it was surprising that I was the only female in the group. I got a cold stare. Later I asked another volunteer about that person. He answered, "Oh, her? She's my sister." FML"

October 1, 2009

Google Goats

Google has decided that goats are better for the environment than lawn mowers.... so they have let loose the animals to keep their lawns looking trim and prim.

The Satorialist

The Satorialist is the original documnetor of street style. After he worked in fashion for 15 years he started to discover that what he was putting in his showrooms wasn't refelcting what was going on in the streets. So he went to the sidewalks of New York and began photographing the most stylish of the bunch. His work has now expanded all oevr the world, as he documents what style really is. Take a look at his work on his blog .