i love this 70s revival—a classic midi with a button through front, and extra points for pockets: (1) madewell, sightseer skirt, $125; (2) tibi, chestnut lillian skirt, $242; (3) asos, vera moda, full chambray skirt, $50.20; (4) rebecca taylor, red pin dot skirt, $350; (5) topshop, navy floral skirt, $76; (6) D&G, floral skirt, $429; (7) zara, blue skirt with pockets, $59.90
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
in photographer andrea diefenbach's series “country without parents—labor migration from moldova,” she captures the heartbreaking reality of the lives of moldovan parents who immigrated to italy for work, to support their families, and the children they left behind.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
artist anna-wili highfield creates her beautiful paper sculptures through a process of tearing, transforming, painting, and sewing archival paper. the daughter of a puppeteer, anna was exposed the art of crafting materials into living creatures from an early age, giving each piece their own unique movement and life.
Monday, April 25, 2011
beautiful lithograph prints done by artist lepage-medvey in 1939. these two traditional costumes, with their lovely lace collars, were worn in the uherský brod region of the czech republic.all 40 prints are from the book costumes nationaux: autriche, hongrie, pologne, tcheco-slovaquie, editions hyperion.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
through his images, photographer eric weeks creates a narrative, exploring nature close up and the inherent qualities of human relationships. as an outlet of expression for both the photographer and the subject,weeks believes “photographs are little pieces of paper that have an opinion.”
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
artist lou mingjun left her home in china in 1987 and moved to switzerland. with a longing for her previous life and a curiosity in her future, lou began combining a western technique of working with oils, with qualities of chinese water color and ink in her paintings of past and present.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
i have this undeniable urge to spread a blanket on the grass in my yard or in the park and read a book, face in the sun, digging my feet in the grass. the park blanket is a tough one. it needs to be durable, washable, and comfortable. here are some of my picks for the perfect outdoor blanket (some are tablecloths—a genius idea from my sister), and a few spring essentials: (1) ethiopian striped throw, $123; (2) le specs, joplin tortoise shell sunglasses, $63; (3) john robshaw textiles, granite tablecloth, $70; (4) linen avignon tablecloth, $115; (5) calypso, beach blanket, $48; (6) orange stripe turkish bath towel, $24.50; (7) calypso, wood bead sun hat, $95; (8) on my reading list: tin house – summer reading, $10.36, david bowie: starman, by paul trynka (july 2011), the pale king, by david foster wallace (april 2011); (9) tarpaulin picnic mat, $70; (10) woman by common projects, strap sandal, $390.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
beautiful, dreamlike pieces from lover’s new ss/aw 2011 collection “a dance for one” by designers and creative couple susien chong and nic briand. lover recently released a video featuring amber scott, senior artist with the australian ballet, that captures the mood and essence of the collection. see the video here.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
while compiling this last night, i decided to focus on what was really on my mind. . . the end to a long week. thinking of happy hour and only one place comes to mind—ye rustic inn. a cozy little dive bar on the corner of hillhurst and russell in los angeles where i would go with my co-workers/carpoolers after a 2+ hour commute back to the city. have any of you lovely la readers been? i can’t believe 3 years have passed since we left. perfect outfit for a strip-mall bar in sunny cali: (1) steven alan, spring utility poncho. $325; (2) rag and bone, jane button down silk shirt, $325; (3) marrakesh mid-rise flared jeans, $185; (4) biar, a piece treaty carved cuff, $220; (5) madewell, canvas fieldhouse belt, $42; (6) clare vivier, foldover clutch, $149; (7) no. 6, huarache woven clog, $275; (8) ohh la la zine. see more get dressed collages here.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
in a world where digital photography has taken over the practice of processing, there will always be something special about a polaroid. because of the cost of film, you need to think before you shoot. since receiving her first camera from her parents, photographer katja sonnewend has been fascinated with the ritual of capturing moments in life on a small piece of paper.