Wednesday, April 28, 2010
(Read my rant at the end of this photo purge if you're: bored and/or want to waste time)
I love fashion and interior design and things of pure aesthetic pleasure, but I frequently go through phases of worry and wonder if I'm merely another product of our consumer culture. We're the generation of Apple, of Starbucks, of Urban Outfitters. Capitalism is so embedded in our lives that sometimes I feel like the only means of escape is to build a charming forest cottage with my (future) husband, and bring only our dog(s) and our art supplies. But even this is in some way reflective of certain media influences, namely Into the Wild, the Romantic period of art and poetry, the hippie-free-love era. AH! But I love stuff. Honestly. Cool bikes, kitsch jewelry, bright mod furniture, the sartorialist, funky chandeliers, sweet ass outfits, vintage junk! Yet I know that it all means nothing. I'm a walking contradiction and I know this. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust--what's important in life is Organic & Human, not Plastic & Cotton. I believe this. I've started to justify my love of aesthetics through creating art that has conceptual inspirations, or in other words, meaningful origins. I have decided to appreciate the process by which individuals collect items, because it often speaks to their histories, interests, insecurities. I thought that with this rant it would be appropriate to introduce Todd Selby to our blogOsphere. He photographs individuals with distinctive aesthetics in their natural habitats. And, I admit, I'm obsessed.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
The Romantics of unrequited love is not to be matched.
I mean even though everyone is eternally seeking for The One, that One special One always seems to be that one who wants nothing to do with you, or is too far out of reach. The hand you want is the one you can feel the warmth resonating off and yet can never tangibly hold it. When your eyes are closed you can see theirs and yet when you open them, their eyes seem consumed by wanderlust.
And in this case, ohh baby Zooey knows how to say it all. Cause "we all get the slip sometimes everyday" but "its all right. Its okay" As long as you keep it to yourself "in the sun, in the sun"
The best part of this video is when she skips away in the end:)
Friday, April 23, 2010
Hello Morning Benders! I love your modern vintage sound.
I am quite keen on all of the depth that their music has when they recorded echos with approximately 100 billion people in the studio. It also makes them seem so fun and playful, as though they are just messin around with todos los amigos and making something great. Perhaps I'm bias though because I only like music and movies that make me feel silly and happy after. I've also recently started judging the music on its irresistible dance test. I know it is good when I simply must give a little sway and twirl in the elevator because i just can't wait till I get to my room. The twirl is worth the risk of the elevator door opening to an unexpecting upward traveler.
I also greatly enjoyed this video they posted on their blog tehehe
Well Summer is oh so close:) I can taste the watermelon, smell the beach, and only daydream about the total and utter lack of use of my brain! As the library and finals keep calling, I thought it could be pleasant to live vicariously through some lovely summer fashion and Buddha knows that there ain't no summer fashion like Coachella summer fashion:)
Though I miss Ima Robot I must say this lil lady from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is absolutely lovely
Romp Romp Rompers!
and the pin up girl do never hurts
simple but great
mmm mmm mmm neon cut out dress with oxfords.
does it get any better than this?
Im too chatty to be mysterious. but I'd like to fake it with a mystery lady hat
essence of coachella. Super scandalous hippie
ohh baby love the chic flowy dress with that perfect pop of blue
Love the high bottoms with the crop top
her shorts are leather and when asked about them she merely said "I have a high tolerance for pain"
ohh mama I dig the combat boot and shorts combo.
your not wearing those boots for warmth just for bad assness :)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
These photos were all captured with camera obscura, and I think that they pretty much speak for themselves. THEY SIMPLY BLOW MY MIND! I'm a fan of things that can straddle the line between fantastical and real, and can do so in a really beautiful, special way. In the same vein of cameras that obscure (a), I'm obsessed with Camera Obscura's "The Sweetest Thing!!!"