Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kiss this year good bye, and how delicious would it be to wake up on the first morning of the year in this scrumptious velvet robe...Resolutions anyone? Although my status quo is far beyond anything to complain about, I know I have tasks to undertake this year, so for 2009, its going to be more about working and "refurbishing" those small areas I've let slide. Whether updating the portfolio or repainting my apartment, this year the To-Do List shall be conquered, so next year's resolutions can be a little more indulgent. Enjoy xo.

Monday, December 15, 2008

As much as I love the duo, things don't always work out between leather and fringe, then you see things like this walking the street and you're happy for them.

via milkatmidnight

Friday, December 12, 2008

A friend, Harlan Erskine, has created this limited edition "holiday" print entitled "Guest Bedroom" and I think its pretty grand. I might be biased because Neon makes me giddy, and if you feel the same way you can find it here.

Looking forward to this book under the tree at my grandparents' house this Christmas, along with a few others I've already mentioned :) Domino magazine took the best of its material and put together this nice little decorating book. I used to spend some cash on fashion and design magazines, but lately I've noticed Domino is the one mag I get every month...The interiors they shoot are great, and lend for great inspiration. There's always the right amount of eclectic in each home they choose, I love it. I should probably subscribe lol...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I kind of love these leather skull keychains at Opening Ceremony with completely gratuitous pricetags...Its not Wal-mart, but they actually have a decent sale going on...I have a feeling they are going for a mini Dover Street Market look.

Coral kicks...not sure how i feel about them actually being worn, but I like the color combination.

I have a thing for lace if you haven't noticed. Love these.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This little Stella McCartney number would've been perfect for a holiday party next week :) Gwyneth wore it too. Oh well...and you should see the white one, I actually tried it on for fun...stunning.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

C. Madeleine's is one of Miami's hidden spots for vintage. The 10,000 square foot store is divided by decade and will leave you browsing for hours. Aside from great designer vintage, they have a bridal section, a section for international vintage (think old school kimonos and ethnic costume).

In the recent W magazine featuring Bruce Weber's photos shot in Miami, Kate Moss and clan headed to the shop for a "fashion field trip"

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tonight is the opening night for Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie, I passed by the other day, its going to be cool, they have some funny little cars by the guys of GELETIN that you can actually drive!

O.H.W.O.W. is having its opening night tonight too, a few New York galleries will be showing work, they have stuff going on every night this week.

The Design portion of Art Basel week should be good around the Design District. Really great furniture design around these parts. Starts tomorrow.

Friends with You Fun house....always a good time.

Kristia invited me to the "vernissage" tomorrow..a little sneak peak action of the actual fair.

and of course the free madlib show on thursday :) plus a little Le Baron action at Florida Room!

Also want to check out Geisai Miami the "art festival" by Kaikaikiki.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Leaving for Miami on Friday for a little wedding business, turkey business, and art basel business. Can't wait.
p.s. I might be Murakami's mascot. More on that later.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday Sofia invited me to check out PINTA: The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Fair up here in New York, some interesting works, some not so interesting works. A Nelson Leimer piece above. Skateboards came up again by an artist named Sofia Maldo, who lives in Miami if I'm not mistaken. She was doing a live painting, which was being auctioned off and the money is going to sending kids skateboards in Havana. Her illustrations, which I can't find anywhere online, are kind of interesting, like a Fafi girls living the favela life...

I picked up this book, 100% DM: A Book About Direct Marketing,not knowing what to expect. The Japanese like to wrap some books in plastic wrap, so you never know what you're going to get. As the cover states, its pretty much "the ultimate collection of fashionable lookbooks, pop-out invites, and printed promo teasers". If you save invites and paper like its your day job, then get this book.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Is it bad that i think these are funny? Ice ice...from Patricia Field

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saw a girl on the train with these. I think I love them.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Swavaroski has sponsored a 70th year anniversary of the Wizard of Oz (in 2009) and had some of the most notable designers design their own interpretation of the Ruby Slipper. They were on display at Saks during Fashion Week, and will now make their way to Art Basel. Definitely going to take a break for "the fine art" to check this out! Jimmy Choo, Moschino, and Besty Johnson's sketches above. They will be auctioned off next year to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fabrizio from the Strokes decides to take on his own little side project. Little Joy. Its pretty damn good. Backstage above."Unattainable" is getting the rubs on my playlist.

Friday, November 7, 2008

A page from the Olsen twins new book Influence featuring my personal favorite Diane von Furstenberg.

I sound like a hater again, but not really feeling this album from the band the Bronx... i am feeling the cover though. I love flamingos, they remind me of home.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm not crazy about Erin Wasson, but her apartment is pretty sick.....
photos by todd selby

If you're ever looking for a little design inspiration in Miami, I recommend the Wolfsonian in South Beach. They have an incredible archive of artifacts and graphic design ephemera from the late 1880s to the end of the 1940s (Art Deco, I love you so) While you are there check out Dynamo, the bookstore/copy shop seen above.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Sartorialist finds a lovely graphic designer in Moscow. I love the red accents and her blue nails :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thanks to a head's up from Jelsen, I made it out to the NY Book Fair today. Took my bike over to Phillips de Pury one more time to find a huge gathering of book lovers and book covers. As I was leaving I came across Michel Gondry signing his little paperback "You'll like this film because you're in it: The Be Kind Rewind Protocol"...anyway I had him sign a copy and since the line was no longer than me, he was drawing quick portraits. He gave mine and said in a lovely french accent, "I hope you don't mind, I drew you naked."

Friday, October 24, 2008

This Tuesday was the reception for Saturdays@Phillips at Phillips De Pury. The auction starts tomorrow, its kind of like pre-school for future art collectors, a lot of toys, street artists, vintage furniture, and photography. If I had some extra cash, there were definitely some objects of interest.

ps sorry if my music interrupts your currently playing track lol

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My two coats in one pic... weirdddd.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fellow freelancing from homers, Jelsen, Guillo, and I made it out to MAD today, the newly rebranded Museum of Art and Design in Columbus Circle. Pentagram's identity solution seen above. They had some interesting things, but I would have liked to have seen some graphic design somewhere in the collection, not just contempory art and lots of "crafts". Either way fun times.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A friend invited me to the Diesel's 30th Anniversary Party, for which the viral video is pretty amazing. Looking forward it, they have a pretty good line-up for the New York bash (1 of 17 going on simultaneously around the world) MIA, N.E.R.D., and Hot Chip will be there. Thanks whit!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Since my Danish friend that started this line is forbidden from coming back to the US for the next five years, its my duty to share his frames with you stateside. hankjobenhavn, the next best thing from Denmark since Frikadeller. Maybe.

Jelsen put me on to this, I've just been staring at this site on and off for the last 24 hours. From Keetra

Friday, September 26, 2008

My friend Jon invited me to see Santogold last weekend. Good show, love her style. This jumpsuit is amazing...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Its been a long time! Sorry about that, been a crazy month or two and in between I was Asia for three weeks so of course I have lots to share, but I'm gonna start small...

Illustrator Laura Laine, amazing stuff. Found her in a store publication called I.T. Post, from a shop in Hong Kong. Its a great publication..should write more about that later.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I was in invited this past weekend by a friend to stay at his house in Southhampton, and now I am all inspired to get domestic. Him and his boyfriend made delicious food, had a beautiful garden, and don't get me started on the cottage. I didn't want to leave the pool in the yard. At night after dinner I came across Slim Aaron's Poolside book, and am kind of obsessed with the imagery. Like the forward mentions, the pictures were taken in a time when people didn't have a care in the world, and tanning, drinking, and smoking came with no health warnings, nor did spontaneous romantic rendevous. Even if these people did have a care in the world, Aarons did a good job at hiding that from his lense. The women were so glamorous, fully made up to lounge at the pool, with their hair all done up and their giant sunglasses and scarves on their heads. I love it!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Alphabet my Tim Fishlock. Another of those I-wish-I-would've-thought-of-that moments.

This Valentino striped bow clutch could add a nice twist to a formal occasion. You know how much I love all things Beetlejuice ;)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Amazing skirt, style in Paris shot by the Sartorialist. Look at the colors...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A look from Mayle's F/W 2008 collection inspired by the writings of Jeanne Moreau. Love the Japanese* prints and tropical colors for a winter collection.
*Speaking of which, I am excited to tell that I will be going to Asia with my parents end of August for 3 weeks! It will be my first time and would love to hear recommendations of things to see and do in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Acne Paper Issue 6 deals with Exoticism...must pick up this issue.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

OakNYC is having its 30/40/50 percent off sale....