Saturday, May 30, 2009

holiday time!

belize...all i can say is, it's about time.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

snap shots

from: elle (italia) june 2004, "alta temperatura"

from: vogue (italia) may 2008

from: elle (us) september 2003, "before night falls"

from: elle (italia) may 2007, "brasile"

from: flare (canada) october 2006, "best of milan"

just a few photos from a random selection of editorials i like...

Friday, May 15, 2009

the jungle is obscene

a print from ernst haeckel's 1905 wanderbilder (travel pictures) series, image from ragesoss on flickr

iquitos, december 8, 1980
a still day, sultry. inactivity piled on inactivity, clouds staring down from the sky, pregnant with rain; fever reigns; insects taking on massive proportions. the jungle is obscene. everything about it is sinful, for which reason the sin does not stand out as sin. the voices in the jungle are silent; nothing is stirring, and a languid immobile anger hovers over everything. the laundry on the line refuses to dry. as a part of a conspiracy, flies suddenly descend on the table, their stomachs taut and iridescent. our little monkey was wailing in his cage, and when i approached, he looked and wailed right through me to some distant spot outside where his little heart hoped to find an echo. i let him out, but he went back into his cage, and now he is continuing to wail there. 

— by werner herzog, excerpts from his diary entries from the forthcoming book, conquest of the useless: reflections from the making of fitzcarraldo.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

nailin' it

some movie posters just nail it...and these ones certainly do. i think there is something that just really works about red, yellow, and orange hues with basic black and white... it's a no-nonsense, straight-forward look that kind of flashes right at you. i like that. i think all of these posters would look great together, in different frames, hanging on the same wall...or at least in the same room. 

12 songs for spring fever

(photo from

Friday, May 1, 2009

creature comforts

boy by band of outsiders oversized raglan

madame a paris dot tunic

boy by band of outsiders paperbag pant

rodebjer morella knit top

3.1 phillip lim handkerchief collar mini dress

la garconne: where i will be shopping when i hit the big time

soft-porn eyes

stacey mark's photographs seem anchored in the eyes—the exact mood of her photos is distinctively contained in them. everything you need to know is precisely there, in the eyes,  it doesn't matter what the props are, or who the girl is, or what kind of hotel room it's in, or what kind of lighting is set up...the mood stays singular and the same, emanating right there out of those heavy-lidded, soft-porn eyes.