Thursday, April 29, 2010

the Root of it all

a couple weeks ago, Joel, Lisa, Pinky, and I took an impromptu trip down to Philly. Sometimes you just need a little vacay away. We stayed at Hotel Palomar (Pet friendly!) where they had one of the most amazing bathrooms. Seriously, it was amazing. Big jet bath tub, huge shower with a view over philly... sigh, i wish i was in it right now.

The trip was one big food adventure, we ate and drank and ate! (Check it out on numnum)

While walking around, we made sure to stop by Art in the Age, the company behind Root (this was one of our main reasons for going down to Philly)! Root isn't available everywhere yet, but you should try it. It tastes like Root Beer but full of alcohol. Its super good. Too bad for us, the liquor laws are all batty down there and when we went to buy a bottle on a Sunday the liquor store was CLOSED. wah wah.

Regardless the store is a really well curated store that supports artists and designers with high quality work, such as Rittenhouse, Wren, Lauren Moffatt. Check it out if you're ever in Philly, otherwise check out the online store.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dust to Dust

Monica Canilao's Show is coming up at Cinders Gallery this Friday. I'm excited to see it, she does some amazing installation work. Here are some of her older pieces, you can see a sneak peek at her newer work here. I think it'll be more interesting to see in context of the installation.

Friday, April 23, 2010

c'est chic

Alternative Apparel is a great, well for lack of a better word, alternative to American Apparel. I won't go into the politics of it all, but mainly for the quality and feel of the fabric I prefer Alternative Apparel.

They recently launched their Spring 2010 lookbook that is extremely sexy without being overtly crass. ah-hem. Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg look-a-likes...(have you heard of the new Gainsbourg biopic, more on that later.)

Monday, April 19, 2010


New illustration about creativity in this month's HOW magazine.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Love to Live

Have you heard "The Living Sisters?" if not you should, its the collaboration between Eleni Mandell (of her own fame), Becky Stark (of Lavendar Diamond), Inara George (of Bird and the Bee). Now, its a pretty saccharine sounding band so if you're not into that I won't suggest it for you. But if you do, you gotta listen to it. Eleni Mandell's voice is pretty awesome and I've been a fan for a long time...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thirty Days NY

This pop-up shop is opening in conjunction with Spike Jonze's new film "I'm Here." It's curated by David Jacob Kramer and Sammy Harkham of Family Bookstore. Lots of fun events coming up, like Mirror/Dash (Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore!), Will Oldham, Albert Maysles, Art Spiegelman, etc etc. Check out the calendar.

Opening tonight!
70 Franklin Street in Tribeca, NY

**side note, the site was designed by Forest Design. Yay Joel!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

in secret...

i've been working, in secret, on a couple of projects. projects that are more for me than for anyone else because i have gotten more and more private about my work. but here are some shots of personal projects and some others I've been working on for an upcoming project with Sturges Reps.

also, textile research while i was out...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I can go for that

I've got a guilty pleasure... and its all about Hall & Oates. I mean, seriously, its a definite pleasure. And when I heard that the Bird & Bee were doing a tribute album, I was ALL OVER THAT. Hall & Oates can get my toes wiggling and straight onto the dance floor. I can definitely go for that.

photo by the great Autumn De Wilde