Tuesday, August 31, 2010


If you've looked in my profile, you'd see that I follow the max number of blogs—300. I am constantly filtering through them, deleting the ones that have been abandoned and adding new ones I find. I wanted to share a few of my favorites—the ones I click on everyday to view what's new in their internet diaries. 

For all things art:
Booooooom—with 7 o's—is a place to discover contemporary artists and be constantly enlivened by what's happening in the creative world.

For all things fashion:
Studded Hearts keeps you up to date with fashion editorials, what's hot on the street & puts names to the faces who are rocking the clothes.

For all things sweet & cute in everyday life:
Fine Little Day is an inspiring blog that follows an inventive family and shares their collections of stirring imagery and creative likes.

For all things kooky & a little bit off:
Intelligent Clashing is a gallery of mismatched pictures that somehow effectively go together. Visually stimulating and laughably backwards.

For all living things:
ZooBorns is the home of all the animal babies born in captivity. A site that honors every species and aids in illustrating the importance of preserving and celebrating the most vulnerable of this planets creatures. Visit your local zoo today!
I created link buttons for all these blogs on my sidebar, so you can follow them too!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

dogs. eyes. grey background.

When it wasn't raining, last week, I took this picture of four doggies waiting for their walker, sprawled out on the sidewalk. Reminded me of Ashley's crazy collection of NYC dog photos—he has taken a ton over the years.
Yesterday I posted on Martha's thecraftsdept blog how to make this kooky eyeball t-shirt. You may think it is too early for Halloween, but I wear my eyeball tee all year round! Check it out, it's easy to make and will catch a lot of eyes ;)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I'm not exactly sure when skulls became so trendy, but they are beginning to haunt me. They are everywhere... really everywhere... it's overwhelming.
Designboom wrote a pedantic post about the history of death's head symbol. I prefer the use of the skull when it has meaning over it just being a statement of "cool". 
Skulls in works of art...
... and 3-dimensional art...
... sculptural and made into jewelry...
... and straight up bejeweled...
... or totally decked out in diamonds...
... and studded for fashion apparel...
... printed on silks and carved into hardware...
... and cleverly interpreted differently everyday...

We've gone skull crazy—bedeviled head-cases infatuated with ourselves. It seems so narcissistic of us? wait... what ... we are.

Monday, August 23, 2010

cardboard frame

Was perusing through The Selby and discovered this frame made completely out of cardboard. It's ridiculously amazing & I want to make one.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beautiful Emmanuelle

Watched Roman Polanski's 1988 film Frantic. The movie stars Harrison Ford with the young and cunning Emmanuelle Seigner as his sidekick. Besides the actress having a bad ass 80's style—I was intrigued by the unfamiliar french face and decided to do a bit of googling (since it is so convenient to, when you are watching Netflix from your laptop).
Turns out she is Polanski's wife (among other things)!—where have I been? and how does Roman score such hotties?
My "Emmanuelle" Internet search made me discover another french starlet I hadn't thought about in probably two decades...remember the 1987 movie Date with an Angel?... yeah well I was pretty fascinated with "the angel" when I was a kid and wound up rediscovered her via Google and my fascination continues with Emmanuelle BĂ©art.
Is there another beautiful Emmanuelle that I don't know about? 

I got nothing.

except a picture of my reflection in a mirror at Martha's—was up there for a visit.

Monday, August 16, 2010

leafy greens

Obsessed with the colors of lacinato kale and collard greens fresh from the garden. Freakishly obsessed.
yes and totally ripping from color collective with the dots—great inspiration there.

Friday, August 13, 2010

sail away

A couple Saturday afternoons back, Melissa and I got bored and decided to ride bikes to the Chelsea flea market. I like to stop by once in a while to buy things I don't need. This time was epic though and I scored 7 sailboats for just 15 bucks! The guy said he buys lots from abandon storage units and this must have been someone's old collection. I was thrilled to have landed it, even though I don't need anymore "things" in my life.
Two are almost entirely made of shells.
My favorite is this simple Sloop style sailboat with the single mast and double sails. I might trust it to take Pico for a ride in that little boat pond in Central Park. She would probably capsize though—she might be a pirate but she is no experienced sailor.
Here's one with all it's sails open...
and a smaller ship ornament with it's sails rolled up!
This one is displayed in a glass box...
and the last one encapsulated in a glass bubble!
I decided to drop the collection off at work since it is so close to the Chelsea flea and wound up keeping the ships there to display and admire. Hosanna got excited too about my showcase and left an awesome ship silhouette on my desk that she had from her silhouette collection. I like it better than most of my boats!

The collection I bought at the Chelsea flea swayed me to pick up the $10 ship I found at the Stormville—which is the biggest of the bunch and now my absolute favorite. It's labeled "Flying Cloud" and sits on a box with a slit for coins.
It's strange how, when you start to collect something, or become interested in something, you start to see it everywhere. I am so frequently stumbling upon ships now and I love it!
Lisa Congdon has a beautiful print for sale in her etsy shop.
Ann Wood makes the most charming, whimsical ships out of paper-mache and vintage fabric.
This colorful little boat I noticed on Kris's color stripes blog. I love how it's painted and the use of the nails and tacks in the wood.
I couldn't resist sharing these walnut ships that Hip Hip Hooray posted. So freaking cute!
This sailboat collection could get dangerous.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


house of origin's colored cake.
Anu Tuominen's soap dishes
every color underwire bra
Favela painting in Rio via ohjoy!
Martha Stewart's paint line at Home Depot
3 for $15 nail polish at American Apparel 
new wardrobe maybe? via mydailystyle