Wednesday, April 30, 2008

clothing swap

I hosted the first annual clothing swap this pasted weekend! What a huge success this was. Not only did i get to purge some clothing but i also scored some really amazing new items from friends. Nothing like a well loved pair of jeans or tee shirt. Besides it is always nice to have a mini party were everyone dresses up, wine is served and shoes are swapped. It's exciting watching your pals leave with new/old fashions. Although, when you see your wears on someone else it does remind you of how great that shirt once was. I am however happy to give.

Lykke Li w/ El Perro Del Mar tour

Lykke Li hails from Stockholm,Sweden and is touring with one of my other favorite bands
El Perro Del Mar also from Sweden. Two lovely young ladies with amazing voices.
I stumbled upon El Perro Der Mar's music last year when randomly stepping inside a bar for some spirits and live music. Since then I have been a fan. Lykke Li is equally as lovely and amazing with her voice. They do not disappoint.

these remind me of my childhood!

French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac or JC/DC has been creating colorful cartoon-inspired collections since the 60s. Seen by many as the grandfather of energetic newcomers Jeremy Scott and Bernhard Willhelm, Castelbajac has gained recent exposure in a retrospective of his work at the Fashion Museum of Paris. His Fall 2008 collection entitled Once Upon a Time pulls inspiration from childhood, the circus, and Japanese culture. Here's a video and a few highlights of the collection:JC/DC is available at Seven in New York.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A5 : a themed magazine

A5 #3 obessesion issue:
Maayan Levitzky, the birds

A5 is a rare magazine in that is let's all walks contribute to it's pages. Each issue has a specific theme, with various fields of art and design. You (the public) create art and send it forth, in a text, illustration, photography, painting, graphics, typography, comics, etc. There are some truly amazing artists inside these pages. The mag hails from Israel, with it's contributors landing from abroad on the map answering to a call to share their works according to the chosen theme.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

in the bathroom

these are a series of photos i took a little while back. i was super inspired by these vintage orange snake skin shoes. what girl doesn't love shoes and cry at least once in the bathroom!

Friday, April 25, 2008

love me some robots

present from a friend.. i actually have this as an old school tin robot.

week in events

Buff Monster

Giant ROBOT Gallery
437 East 9th Street
Between 1St Ave. & Ave A., in the East Village
New York, NY

APril 19 - May 14, 2008

Couture clothing by some pals. They turn boy sweat-shirts into fun girly capes!

Devo @ McCarren Park pool

on my birthday no less!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Nathan Jurevicius

He is an Australian world-renowned artist, illustrator, toy designer and storyteller, who created the cult of Scarygirl. He has just come out with a brand new little lovely toy. These adorable little owls called Peleda. I had the pleasure of having dinner with him in the east village before attending a toy tokyo show. I also received a few of these new owls.
He is an amazing illustrator and such a down to earth person. Within minutes he makes you feel like you've been best friends since grade school.

craft fair time

if there is two things i love it is crafts and clothes, well along with boys!

Saturday, April 19, 2008


These boys are amazing and how. The show contuines even after they are done playing.
Nothing like really knowning how to rock and roll.

Friday, April 18, 2008

patrick nagel and ellen stagg

This was who i was thinking of when seeing that prince flyer.
My friend Ellen Stagg did a tribute to him with her photographs. She is an amazing
photographer and one of the most down to earth people i know.
I personally prefer her photographs over the original artist although i am happy he made them to inspire her.

dance party

I had to post this as it is a great flyer even though i will not be attending.
Totally reminds me of those 80's paintings of women. The women where mostly naked or had a hat on with some lipstick. You could see a splash of red on their lips or purple
in their hair. Besides who doesn't love prince or the artist formally known as prince.
It's high time i catch up with some friends and family.
Maybe even a little rest and relaxation...

an egyptian in new york

FARO, an Egyptian born artist has been leaving his mark throughout
New York, and New Jersey for the past 3 years and left quite the
impression in the street art community. He has painted his mummy
characters all of the New York City.

These are just two of his pieces.
you can attend his art opening here:

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

where i come from

my brother sent this to me the other day.
This is my parents wedding photos.
So eighties i could die.
I completely love this.

I Am The Heat T-shirts

photos by Mari Keeler @

I am made these shirts last summer for the band I Am The Heat.
It was a fun project. I also styled and modeled them in a cemetery.
The band is nothing like Morrissey and the song cemetery gates, i just really liked the grass that was growing there. Not super easy to find good grass in Manhattan or even Brooklyn. The well kept grass you can find, you usually can not touch.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

eletric love

I took this sweet photo in 2003. I was living on the lower east side in
the Maserick Project Towers.(yes they were called projects)
The neighborhood was up and coming and all the mom and pop places were closing.
My neighborhood was going from dangerous to safe and i felt less safe.
How ironic. My roommate and I lived on the 18th floor of these massive white towers and had an amazing balcony that over looked the Williamsburg bridge.
I used to fall asleep every night to the cars driving over the bridge into Manhattan.
Sometimes if you let the sound drowned out it almost mimicked rain falling.
At night you could see the river and the Domino Sugar's factory lights.
When i first moved to the city i would look for the Domino sign to know that i was walking the right way home.

This particular night it was raining, and a massive lightening storm was happening all around us. Growing up on the west coast and seeing their thunder and lighten storms where amazing. When i was a kid i used to love to watch them with my dad.

This was the first one i had witnessed living in NYC and it was amazing. I was completely shocked that i actually got the shot. Even know i feel like i can smell the sweet air of that night and here the rain. So beautiful.

Pattern Clash

by: Francesca Tallone.
She is one of my favorite new photographers.
Her style is unique yet dreamy. I often image these photos to be off of super-eight film that is still yet moving. These pictures are without sound but saying so much.

You can visit her fine work at
She is also one of my links, so I thought I would feature her.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

silkscreening on paper

Silk screening on paper is fantastically fun.
I've experimented with making business cards out of the papers I've screened.
They usually come out to be unique sizes which can be good and bad i suppose.
Just a few example.