Archive for January 2007


{photographer} Peter Adams



O, the drama! Two stunning photos taken by Peter. The first taken this past Christmas at my mom’s in New Hampshire and the second in the Palo Alto hills last Sunday. See both shots larger here and here.

Posted at 12am on 1/30/07 | 2 comments | Filed Under: photography | read on


Children Of Men

We just saw Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men and I highly recommend (you’ll never listen to the sound of a baby crying the same way again.*) I’m suprised it didn’t get nominated for an Oscar, definitely one of the best movies of 2006 (along with The Fountain, The Science of Sleep, Casino Royale, Little Children, Half Nelson, The Queen, Miami Vice, Borat and The Inconvenient Truth – that’s my quick top ten movies for 2006.) *Note: Children Of Men was more violent/stressful than I expected, but no more than a typical war movie. If you can stomach that kind of thing, it’s worth the pay off.

Posted at 7pm on 1/28/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: film, trailers | read on


Paper is the new black

Paper is such a hot artistic medium right now that even Galliano used origami as inspiration for Dior’s Spring 2007 couture collection. Spectacular.



[first photo via Fashionologie]

Posted at 3am on 1/26/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: art & artists | read on


{artists} book art


Sue Blackwell and Georgia Russell transform books into works of art. Sue creates book-cut sculptures that represent the essence of the book. Her pieces are a must see. Georgia uses a scalpel to transform “found ephemera.” Extraordinary detail.

[via two new blog discoveries: Rag & Bone and design?dna]

Posted at 6pm on 1/19/07 | 2 comments | Filed Under: art & artists | read on


Ocean Dome

The beach Japanese style.

Posted at 4pm on 1/19/07 | 2 comments | Filed Under: random | read on


{artist} Sanna Annukk


I was checking up on Sanna Annukk (the Finnish artist who designed that gorgeous album cover for Keane) to see if her new website had launched, and it has. Not only that, but she’s opening an online store for her screen prints and a line of jewelry. Cool.

Posted at 4pm on 1/15/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: art & artists | read on


“Falling Garden”


Installation in Venetian church by Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger. [via Oh Joy!]

Posted at 3pm on 1/15/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: art & artists | read on


“Catch You”

Been a pop-heavy listening phase over here for the past couple of weeks. If it doesn’t have a drum machine or synthesizer, I don’t want to hear it. New discovery: Sophie Ellis Bextor. I’d never heard of the English popstar before a few days ago, but keep coming across this video for her new single on various blogs. “Catch You” is a perfectly crafted pop gem that lodged itself in my head instantly. Reminds me of a discoed-up version of Blondie’s “One Way Or Another,” and the super slick video is like a spread for Italian Vogue come to life. (Wonder if it was inspired by Casino Royale’s Vesper Lynd running through Venice in that red dress?)

Posted at 4pm on 1/14/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on



I’m going to order some algae powder for the bathtub after reading about Thalassotherapy on my friend Becky’s blog. I’ve always thought my skin was healthiest after a few days spent swimming in the sea. Maybe I can create that magic mix in my bathtub? Anyone out there have suggestions for a decent algae powder product?

Posted at 2pm on 1/14/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: environment | read on


{photographer} Ryan McGinley


Wish I was in NYC to see this. Noted photographer Ryan McGinley has been photographing Morrissey on tour for two years and Team Gallery is presenting his photo exhibition, Irregular Regulars. McGinley’s photos focus primarily on capturing the ardency of Moz fans. What’s interesting about this photo project is that McGinley attended so many shows, he knew exactly what light/colors would flash during particular songs and used this to create his lighting palette. Neat.

Posted at 3pm on 1/7/07 | 4 comments | Filed Under: music, photography | read on

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