January 31, 2010

Elliot Erwitt

If you aren't familiar with him... check out his complete works here.


stunning collection @ ILOVEFACTORY

November 22, 2009–April 26, 2010

"Taking inspiration from popular culture, Tim Burton (American, b. 1958) has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of personal vision, garnering for himself an international audience of fans and influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics. This exhibition explores the full range of his creative work, tracing the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. It brings together over seven hundred examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, moving image works, concept art, storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera from such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, and Beetlejuice, and from unrealized and little-known personal projects that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism. The gallery exhibition is accompanied by a complete retrospective of Burton’s theatrical features and shorts, as well as a lavishly illustrated publication."

January 29, 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop

"British street artist Banksy has been creating attention-getting stenciled grafitti for years. Over the past decade, as his artistic profile has risen, Banksy’s identity has remained almost totally secret. And yet, here he is with a film in the Sundance Film Festival. Exit Through the Gift Shop is…well, we’re not yet sure exactly what it is. Billed as a ‘pseudo-documentary’ and described by Banksy as “The story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed,” the film might show Banksy at work and reveal something about the artist. Then again, it might not.

Rhys Ifans narrates the film, which was directed (according to a statement from the filmmakers) by Terry Guetta, who “set out to record this secretive world in thrilling detail. For more than eight years he traveled with a backpack through Europe and America. After he met a British street artist known only as Banksy, things took a bizarre turn.”

The release spells the director’s name “Terry”, but Thierry Guetta is also a street artist, aka Mr. Brainwash, whose work is very reminiscent of Banksy’s. Hopefully the film will shed some light on both artists.

Sundance director John Cooper gushes about the movie, which was one of the secret programming surprises until word began to leak out this week. (Based, in part, on the fact that new Banksy artwork, like the piece in the header above, was seen in Park City.)

Exit Through the Gift Shop is one of those films that comes along once in a great while, a warped hybrid of reality and self -induced fiction while at the same time a totally entertaining experience. The story is so bizarre I began to question if it could even be real… but in the end I didn’t care. I feel bad I won’t be able to shake the filmmaker’s hand and tell him how much I love this film. I think I will shake everyone’s hand that day and hope I hit on Banksy somewhere. I love his work in all forms."

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David Choe for the Haitian Relief Effor

David Choe, born in LA, is a muralist and graphic artist. His murals ornament walls from Los Angeles to Vietnam, as does his graffiti. He is known as much for his exaggerated vulgarity as for his aesthetic sense. As news of despair in Haiti continue to flood media, David Choe has created Haitian Girl, a print from Hemway Industries with all proceeds being donated to benefit the Haitian Relief Effort.

I think this print is so lovely. He has some other really beautiful work. See it HERE HE REALLY HAS A GREAT WEBSITE AND SOME INTERESTING WORK.

January 26, 2010

joe coker


Alan Aldridge




Alan Aldridge, who worked as art director of Penguin Books, began producing illustrations of his own for book covers. He helped to create album covers and eventually expanded into a variety of media inluding film. In the 60s and 70s his psychedelic art helped define this era. He was commisioned by Andy Warhol, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elton John and The House of Blues. His The Beatles Illistrated is a beautiful book. He illistrated the lyrics to Beatles songs. I love it.... See it HERE


January 25, 2010

Seal your letters well...

I got this seal with an "S" for my birthday... it's stunning... Doesn't show up well with an iphone.

Keep your eyes out to find your own seal.

TO DO: Today send a letter to a friend you miss or just love and seal it with a kiss - or with your initial <3


Meet Lola... yes Lola is still with me just in a new form.... have a fish as a pet.... they are much more exciting than you think and they are so lovely to see swimming around enjoying the simple life..

I had an absolutely fantastic birthday full of lots of flowers, friends, and fun....

Thank you....

January 22, 2010




It was a sad day when Prop 8, the California Marriage Protection Act, which reads: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” was passed and overturned the previous ruling allowing gay marriages. Under the new ammendment previous unions between same-sex couples will still be recognized but no new marriage liscences will be issued to gay couples. The NO ON 8 campaign ws supported by all sorts of figures who believe in equality of rights for all. Cindy McCain (opposing her husbands views) came out to support the NO ON 8 cause showing that equality isn't limited to democratic sides, that she too believes in the right for gay marriage. She posed in the campaign ads but unfortunately even with her help there just wasn't enough support out there voting against Popostion 8.

January 18, 2010

Stencil Your Stairwell

I saw this idea and I loved it.... stencil your stairs...

I <3 Fake

Yannis Kyriazos's hard work from his Tel Aviv vacation... 232 ;)

Download the whole magazine here: I Love Fake

January 16, 2010

Strike one up...

Matches. Oh the style of matches. Ditch the bic (lighters that is) and start bringing back the class of that little matchbox.

I love these

**Redheads Matches** Yes, the humble box of Australian redheads matches. The "Redheads" logo was created in 1946 and first used on matchbox packaging in 1947. The logo depicts the head and shoulder of a redheaded woman and has had four major makeovers since that time with a number of collectors series also produced. I think it would be a sad day if we lost our iconic redhead to a generic no name label.

While on the subject of matchbox design, you really should have a look at this flickr page with the most beautiful collection of 1950s and 60s Eastern European matchbox designs (featured above). You can also read more about them here.

The apartment of: Donald Albrecht

Some New Yorkers long to live in spanking new apartment buildings outfitted with sleekly designed lobbies and basement health clubs. To many other New Yorkers, nothing is as desirable as a prewar apartment, with its artfully arranged rooms and walls so thick that some latter-day residents have trouble getting wi-fi service.

And it would be hard to find a more passionate admirer of this type of housing than Donald Albrecht, 58, the curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York, who also works as an independent curator. His aesthetic is evident the moment you walk through the front door. In the small foyer, you are greeted by what looks like trompe l’oeil, a closet that has been transformed into a Lilliputian library by means of a glass door. “It’s the oldest trick in the book,” Mr. Albrecht explained. “Taking a little bit of space and framing the opening to make the space seem bigger.”

Mounted on the wall to your left are a pair of red and gold modern Chinese doors, possibly from a cabinet, which were bought in Lambertville, N.J., at the antiques market where Mr. Albrecht found many of the pieces that give class and pizazz to his apartment. Off to the right, a galley kitchen leads into what was originally a dining nook.

January 15, 2010

January 13, 2010

Sarah Rothe

I love these! Designed by Sarah Rothe @ www.sarahrothe.com

Thank you Aunt Susan for this gift

Thank you to my Aunt Susan who made a donation in my honor to SERRV in order to give women in Ghana comprehensive basket weaving training. Generations of women in Bolgatanga in northern Ghana weave distinctive brightly-colored bolga baskets. Life is not easy for these basket makers. Farming doesn't provide enough for a family so selling baskets makes the difference between one meal a day to two. This donation provides basket makers with in-depth training dye packets, and bundles of grass to make baskets. It also provides the resources for these basket weavers to be a partner in the Trade Aid Integrated.

Thank you for this gift.

January 12, 2010

Framed Plasma

I saw this yesterday and loved the idea.... If you have a plasma you should frame it with something beautiful on the wall.

The Web That Has No Weaver

The Web That Has No Weaver by: Ted K. Kaptchuk

my acupuncturist recommended it to me in order to better understand the practice I am receiving... If anyone sees it in a book store I'd love a copy (;

Thank You Uri....

amazing song... amazing night

January 11, 2010

NYC Winter Jazzfest

NYC Winter Jazzfest occupied the center of Greenwich Village on Friday and Saturday night, it was a huge success giving life to this 2-block radius and infusing all the local spots with that jazz buzz. The festival, a huge success, was supported byt he cultural section of the french embassy.

I like...

nice coat...

January 10, 2010

Sølve Sundsbø

Sølve Sundsbø is a Norwegian photographer who lives in London. His career began when four months into a course at the London College of Printing he became Nick Knight’s assistant. Now Sundsbø is a regular contributor to magazines including Pop, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Numéro, Visionaire and Vogue Nippon as well as a contributer for Showstudio. This month he had a stunning interview with them. Watch it here.

January 8, 2010

The song: From Suicides second self-titled album from 1980.

The video: from 1939 classic The Women, which is a black and white feature film that included this fashion show scene. It was the first ever full color scene (5 minutes) in a Hollywood movie.

January 6, 2010

Francoise Hardy

Francoise Hardy is a French singer, actress, and astrologer who is an iconic figure in fashion music and style since the mid 1960s. ..