Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Staying in the little town of Hanalei on the north shore of Kauai. I love the laid-back style and pace of life here. Like how the little house uhas dried moss to decorate it's porch, but the best part is that mountain behind it. Those plastic chairs look pretty amusing in front of hut in a taro field. Very beautiful here, getting used to the daily monsoon rains in between the sunshine.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I don’t know about everyone else, but there are places I've been fortunate enough to visit in my lifetime hat give me tummy butterflies without exception when landing at said destination. So far, those have been Paris, anywhere in Italy and Hawaii. There are places that just seize me in a way I cannot explain and Kauai is one of those. For the next eight days I will be in a remote location with nothing but sun, sand, crystal clear water, the scent of tropical flowers and green mountains. If I post nothing but photos from there for the next week, be assured that my blog will be full of new inspiration when I return. Aloha!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I’ve got the beach, sand, sun and the luxury of reading a stack of books with no interruptions on my mind. In 48 hours I will be on my way to a remote, tropical beach to seriously unwind and if it would fit in my luggage, this Penguin deck chair would accompany me. The Penguin classics collection of beach chairs, bags & towels certainly conjure up the lazy days of summer and reading great books like The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am quite drawn to these woodcut portraits by Lisa Brawn who doesn't make prints from the woodcuts but paints them after carving. See many, many more portraits at her site Expeditionism and also on Flickr. In my imaginary gallery, I'd hang that Jack Kerouac woodcut in a heartbeat.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Another splendid example of colliding worlds; of architecture and shoe design. This July, Lacoste will release its new collaboration with London-based Zaha Hadid Architects and the pairing has produced some out-of-the-world footwear! They look light as air and so very modern.
Featuring a digitized version of Lacoste’s famous croc logo and a pliable, coiled strap system, the styles bring Hadid’s signature look to footwear for men (an ankle boot) and women (a calf boot). Only 850 pairs of the $525 styles will be available. Look for them at Colette in Paris, Dover Street Market in London and 10 Corso Como in Milan. Luckily, a lower-price diffusion line will hit stores in September.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This is somewhat revolting but too strange not to take notice of these beef jerky business cards. The folks over at Meat Cards say screw die-cutting, foil, popups or spot lamination, they just use meat and lasers. Bizarre in dark kind of way. This card was designed after the card from American Psycho by Jason Kincaid. Photo: Jason Kincaid
Friday, May 8, 2009
All I saw was a flash of green from the passenger seat last weekend on the 5 freeway in Los Angeles as I rushed to get my iPhone out and get a shot of this modified vintage car. This was one bad ass vintage ride in pristine condition and the tattooed arm holding the cell phone was an added bonus. Have a great weekend.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Not your grandmother's cuckoo clocks, these over-size timepieces by artist Stefan Strumbler are a nod to pop culture painted in bright colors and adorned in bones, guns, and everyday objects such as air fresheners. Check out more on his blog which is only in German but has some good images of the clocks installed in galleries.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Tonight here in the Los Angeles area there will be nocturnal guerilla sunflower plantings happening all over the city. Today is International Sunflower Guerilla Gardening Day and that means the folks at Los Angeles Guerilla Gardening are going to be busy tonight. Anyone can participate in helping beautify neglected public spaces, check out their web site for guidelines. Tonight let the plant fairies do their magic!
Photo: Daisytrench at Flickr