Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Love Balmain RTW 09

Rock 80's wear with modified 90's shoulder pad. Freakin' awesome Balmain

Dreamy watercolors

If only I could float in Naomi Kobayashi's world.....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance"

It's a shoe made from the carcasses of dead Aliens

This one actually looks cool in a Steampunk sort of way

This one... I had no words for. I said... whoa..

While reviewing Alexander Mcqueen's new Spring 2010 line I came across his new shoe installments. Just the name 'Alexander Mcqueen' evokes words like "bizarre" "exotic" "marches to his own tune". Just the kind of fashion that belongs in a Lady Gaga video! Check out "Bad Romance"

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's a chair... or an ironing board.. or a chair

So take away the iconic domestic chore cliches that ironing boards conjure and put it to use as a chair with masculine leather and studs. Pretty cool...
This photo is courtesy of Recylcart

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A little Nest

Wow, I guess you can figure out what the purpose of this bed is really for (and it ain't for sleeping, if you get me). Gotta hand it to Shawn Lovell Metalworks for creating this metal tongue-in-cheek piece of art. I had to zoom to really understand that this was all metal and not fashioned out of tree! All we need are a few birds and deer and we're in our own Snow White fantasy

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Sister's Architecture Firm

My sister has the pleasure of working in New York and being surrounded with so much inspiration. She works with Sawyer/Berson Architecture & Landscape Architecture a talented firm that does a lot of work for celebrity clients. Man, I wish they could build a spa terrace at my house...I just don't have the pocket book for it >_<. This terrace is in Manhattan, New York

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Fashion Is Exhausting" said the model

Why do all the models work so hard to look tired and bourgeois? Photographer Bruno Dayan makes it all look like art--therefore, now we all want to look that way.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Water beauties

Oh Joy! showcased Stina Perrson's gorgeous art in cosmetic packaging (I will have to acquire said cosmetics for the art, regardless of its contents). Check out these ethereal images.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

This ain't yo family's lil lawn chair

That scrappy aluminum folding chair just isn't gonna cut it anymore when you're watering your lawn. These days elitists would rather spend a hefty $1,899.00 on this Lido lounger from Allegro Classics than swing into Walmart for some $15 stinker. Just keeping up with the Joneses.

Oh, check out their site. They've got all these pool loungers that just make me wanna dig up my dirt yard and make a swimming pool just for these.

Dog Days of Summer

It's hot. Really hot, like 105 degrees hot. I know, it may be hotter somewhere else but I'm having trouble keeping my shirt from sticking. This Perrier Melt Ad Campaign reported by Cyana Trend Land summarizes how I feel.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hint hint!!! Gift request >_<

Whoa, Lucid New York sure knows how to make eye candy. Like a magpie, I'm in love with these cocktail rings. Gawd, okay maybe it's just the digital macro on the camera that makes 'em so sweet....right. That's it.

Intriguing Artist

Andrew Archer is an artist ahead of the times. No literally. He lives in New Zealand which is pretty much ahead of everyone in timezones so... he actually sees the future (at least to a Californian). I stumbled upon his art and couldn't stop looking. It has a raw look about it. I also see a captured movement which is hard to do among artists. Every piece has this story going on in it which prompted my gawking.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New York: Souen Macrobiotic Cuisine

Included in my culinary adventure was a trip to Souen, one of my sister's favorite restaurants in New York. Their specialty catered to the Macrobiotic Diet. People, including myself naively believed the Macrobiotic Diet composed of (and had the flavor of ) rabbit food. On the contrary, I found colorful salads, noodles, tempura, hearty bowls of stew and baked fish.
Primarily the diet includes sea vegetables (like seaweed), cauliflower, lettuce, broccoli, onion, ginger, garlic, onion and carrots. The main focus is to balance the body's yin and yang by eating vegetables that come from both the yin and yang spectrum. They shun vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes, and bell peppers because they belong to the "nightshade" family which contain small levels of natural toxins that throw the body out of balance. Well, whatever doctrine they adhere to is fine with me, as long as the food was good---and it was. The seafood yuzu stew I had was deeeelicious!! I felt absolutely full without the heavy, lazy aftereffects of a traditional Dinty Moore stew.

Oh yeah, and I didn't know this until after I read the website weeks after I visited the restaurant; you're supposed to chew your food at least 30 times before you swallow as part of the macrobiotic diet rules. Gosh, no wonder the people around us were still there with 1/2 full plates after we gobbled our food down.

Lifesize Gundam

Whoa!! This sprouted in Tokyo. Amazing. Go here to see it.

Paper jellyfish

Light fixtures don't need to be boring if you find yourself waking up in the morning and staring at the ceiling for good hour before getting up. 7 Gods offered these handmade limited edition lighting sets to hook you up.

Lesley, if you made it to this website, don't these fixtures look familiar? Even though yours are held together with thumbtacks at least geniuses think alike. ^_^

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The New Coffeetable

Afiddesigns in the UK have these coffeetables available to serve as your new living room conversation pieces. Pretty interesting huh?

Friday, June 26, 2009

MMmm cake

A friend of mine commissioned me to do a cake for her and I was glad that she liked it. I always appreciate the practice. This one was split for two occasions; a wedding anniversary and a birthday. Thanks Christine!

Beautiful world of Eveline

I miss drawing, I don't remember when was the last time I put a pen to paper to create something. When I saw Eveline Tarunadjaja's art I got all nostalgic. Her art has a feminine sweetness that I admire.

Sun Yellow

So here I am enjoying and appreciating the hot California weather. This saturated bright yellow emanates all of this beautiful summer.

Pictured above from left to right: Alexander McQueen's Spring RTW 2009 line,"Vintage Yellow Buttons" photography by Madeline Tosh, and TLR unisex t-shirt by Vital on Etsy. Have a good weekend!