Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Jams

The Greenhornes - There is an End

Mint Julep - I never Wanted You

SebastiAn - Love in Motion

Enjoy your Sunday Jams

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Anyone and No One

Artist Will Ryman creates these massive sculptures using scaled down materials.  The exhibiton, "Anyone and No One" currently at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, tests the limits of scale and complexity.  

"Bird" is a two ton sculpture made out of 1,500 bent nails, "Everyman" is a giant human figure comprised of 30,000 bottle caps, and the final installation is a labryinth of stacked paintbrushes. Pretty staggering.
more on the artist here

Exploding food

Remember this Christmas post? Photographer Alan Sailer is at it again, this time with a series of photos of exploding food. His technique is absolutely amazing, working out of his garage with a homebuilt air-gap flash rather than any special camera. 
more here

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Teen Dream

Lazin on a sunny afternoon, via the Current Elliot Lookbook. I. Want. It. All. 
These girls can do no wrong. 

At the edge of the world

These magical photos are by dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland.  She produces her work in remote locations where the inhabitants have been forced to adapt to the natural conditions, creating site-specific installations inspired by local traditions and materials.  Pretty stunning work. 

"I am filled with nostalgia for places where people are very close to nature," says Graafland. "Places where people have barely interfered with nature. The wonder of nostalgia for places you have never been to. The wonder of creating situations that have never existed before and will probably never exist again. Situations that are possible but very unlikely to occur again. Magic realism."

Monday, February 13, 2012

oscar spring 2012

these are just a few highlights from Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2012 show.  Definitely makes you long for warm spring breezes, no?

more at Fashion Gone Roge

Sunday, February 12, 2012

dripping in jewels

Fenton's S/S 2012 collection was shown amidst the backdrop of the fab Four Seasons Hotel.  The amazing collection of rhinestones and feathers were juxtaposed by Fenton's signature spikes and tough chains.  Utterly perfect.

More at Honestly...WTF

Friday, February 10, 2012

We read to know we are not alone

Flavorwire recently put together this series of photographs of the 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world.  As a literary nerd, swoon.
Atlantis Books, Santorini, Greece

This  converted 1920s movie palace uses theatre boxes for reading rooms. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

The Bookabar Bookshop, Rome, Italy

Bookworm, Beijing, China

A gorgeous converted Dominican church. Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland

Cook and Book, Brussels, Belgium

Corso Como Bookshop, Milan, Italy

I can't believe I haven't hit this spot as it's in my city! The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA

This neo-gothic bookstore opened in 1906. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal

 Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico 

Plural Bookshop, Batislava, Slovakia

And the piece de resistance, Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France. I would die to curl up on that chair with the Sonnets ;)

more stunning libraries here